Education Committee

The Education Committee leads ACSA’s efforts to improve the effectiveness of architectural education through best practices. The committee oversees and recommends, as necessary, actions to cultivate and disseminate these best practices.

Dwayne Bohuslav

Program Coordinator
San Antonio College
San Antonio, TX

Jose R. Vazquez

Associate Professor Senior
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL

Ane Gonzalez Lara

Assistant Professor
Pratt Institute
Brooklyn, NY

Shannon DeFranza

Vice President
American Institute of Architecture Students
Washington, DC

Shawhin Roudbari

Assistant Professor
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO

Andrew Chin

Associate Dean
Florida A&M University
Tallahassee, FL

Mark Pearson

College of Dupage
Glen Ellyn, IL

Courtney Crosson

Assistant Professor
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Beth Lundell Garver

Director of Applied Learning in Practice
Boston Architectural College 
Boston, MA

Education Committee

Areas of focus for the committee include:

  • teaching
  • access to higher education (including demographic diversity)
  • student success
  • educational assessment
  • relationship of architectural education to higher education
  • education-to-practice transition
  • curriculum development
  • preprofessional or nonaccredited architectural education
2021-2022 Education Committee

Specific Charge

Access to Higher Education. In 2021-22 the Education Committee is charged with researching ways to expand access to higher education, particularly for community college students. The committee will work to find ways to make transfer more consistent, fair, and equitable across institutions. This work will include collecting data and information about community college transfers and transfer policies and articulation agreements. The committee will develop a list of schools with transparent and welcoming transfer policies. The committee will also seek to strengthen connections to ACSA full member schools for community colleges and four-year programs. They will use ACSA conferences,, and ACSA webinars to highlight stories of successful people who started in community college or who are first generation college students. They will also explore creating meet-ups of community colleges and regional architecture programs.