Timothy Stenson
Associate Professor

B.S. Architecture, University of Virginia; M.Arch, University of Virginia

Timothy Stenson is associate professor of architecture at Syracuse University. He joined the Syracuse Architecture faculty in 2004 after teaching at the University of Virginia and the University of Michigan. His pedagogic interests have focused significantly on core design studios, of which he has coordinated many.

Born in Brooklyn and educated in a garage on Long Island, Stenson has been taking things apart, and occasionally putting things together since childhood.

Stenson’s creative work, spanning from urban to furniture scale, and from graphite on paper to folded steel, has been exhibited widely, and has received design awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and various publications. Stenson served as the chair of Syracuse Architecture’s undergraduate program from 2011 to 2016.


  • Van Alen Institute – From the Ground Up: Innovative Green Homes (competition finalists), 2009
  • Slocum Gallery, Syracuse University – Home Turf (West Side infill housing), 2009
  • ACSA Faculty Design Awards – Campbell Hall Entry, 2003
  • University of Tennessee School of Architecture – Furniture, Fabrication, Field (solo exhibition), 2003 (illustrative)

Grants and Awards

  • DOE E-RIC Hub proposal - Building Energy Sustainability Systems Laboratory, Residential Platform Co-leader, 2010
  • Philadelphia AIA Design Award, Lumen-Air House (w/Erdy-McHenry Architecture), 2009
  • Finalist – From the Ground Up: International Design Competition for lower-cost, lower-energy house designs (w/Erdy-McHenry Architecture), 2009
  • NSF EFRI-SEED proposal - Integrated Interdisciplinary Optimized Design Process, Principal Investigator, 2009
  • EPA: Syracuse CoE CARTI – High Environmental Performance Housing, Principal Investigator, 2007
  • Syracuse CoE Research Fellowship – Sustainable Landscape + Affordable Housing, Principal Investigator, 2006
  • ID 50 – Virginia Designer (ID – International Design), 2004
  • Best-In-Show, Inform Design Awards. 2003 (illustrative)

Administration and Service

  • Undergraduate Chair, Syracuse University School of Architecture, 2011-2016