Terrance Goode
Associate Professor

B.S. Architecture, University of Southern California; M.Arch, Princeton University

Terrance Goode is a registered architect in New York State.  He practiced with several NYC architectural offices including R.M. Kliment and Frances Halsband, and James Stewart Polshek and Partners, before beginning his academic career.  Before joining the Syracuse University faculty, Goode taught at the University of Oregon in Eugene and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Goode has taught first, second and third year design studios in the undergraduate program, second and third year design studios in the graduate program, and acted as thesis advisor in both programs.  His non-studio teaching has included Introduction to Architecture in the undergraduate program and Advanced Building systems in both programs.  He has acted as an academic advisor for Honors students in the School of Architecture and has acted as an Honors Thesis advisor on several occasions.

Goode’s most recent research investigates children’s learning environments, focusing on the spatial implications of constructivist pedagogical approaches such as Montessori and Reggio Emilia.  He has taught a seminar on the evolution of the kindergarten within Modern Architecture and a Thesis Research Studio centered on places of learning.  He is also developing a modular interior environmental system for use in kindergarten and elementary school classrooms.

Previous written research addressed contemporary architectural theory and practice in relation to cultures of consumption, appearing in Center: Architecture and Design in America, the Journal of Architecture and Planning Research, and the Journal of Architectural Education, where he was a member of the editorial board from 1993 to 1998.

Buildings and Projects

  • “floor : space,” Design and development of a modular system of components for new and existing early childhood education environments (2006-present),San Jose (California) State University Art Museum competition entry, 2003


  • San Jose (California) State University Art Museum, 2003;Project included in “Unbuilt Architecture” exhibition, Boston Society of Architects, Boston, MA, 2006

Grants and Awards

  • Summer Research Fellowship (individual award), Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems, Syracuse University, 2006: support for design and development of “floor : space”, a modular system of components for early childhood education environ
  • Vision Fund Grant, Syracuse University (individual award), 1999,Support for travel to the Netherlands in June 1999 to visit buildings designed by Rem Koolhaas and produce of 3-dimensional computer models of these buildings for use as teaching tools in ARC

Lectures and Papers

  • “Re: viewing the Kunsthal,” East Central Regional Conference of Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2000


  • “Hyperreality 90210: The ‘Postmodern Geographies’ of Two Rodeo Drive”, Center: The Journal of the Center for the Study of American Architecture, Vol. 10, 1997, pp. 147-168
  • “Typological Theory in the United States: The Consumption of Architectural ‘Authenticity”, The Journal of Architectural Education, Vol. 46, No. 1, September 1992, pp. 2-13

Administration and Service

  • Chair and organizer, Northeast Regional Meeting, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Syracuse, NY 2004