Fowler is the Graduate Director of the Master of Science in Architecture Program (MSARCH) at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, CA. He is the founding director of his award winning design-build center called Community Interdisciplinary Design Studio (CIDS).  Fowler’s teaching responsibilities include third year design / building technology courses, and co teaches a range of interdisciplinary design courses. A range of awards has recognized his teaching, research and students’ work developed in his courses, over the years.

NC State University, teaches architectural design studios, architectural construction systems, and seminars regarding architectural detailing, and innovative uses of materials. His focus is on the relationship between design and construction technologies. He was named one of the nation’s 30 most admired educators by Design Intelligence for 2013, and was honored as a Distinguished Professor by ACSA in 2014. Publications: Materials For Design, 2006; Materials for Design 2, 2014; Architectural Detailing: Function, Constructibility, Aesthetics, 2007, and Detailing for Landscape Architects, 2011. 

Snow has garnered national recognition as both a practitioner and academic. Since founding Julie Snow Architects in 1995 and continuing the design trajectory of the firm as Snow Kreilich Architects, Julie participates in every project in the studio. Julie has taught architecture at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard, the University of Southern California, and the University of Minnesota College of Design, where she received the Ralph Rapson Award for Distinguished Teaching. Julie’s design leadership is also evidenced by her participation on juries and delivery of lectures in both academic and professional settings. 

Wingert-Playdon is an Associate Professor and Department Chair of Architecture with research and design areas addressing overlaps of architecture, site, and settlement. Her current work includes both research and on-site work focused on the underlying cultural manifestation of places and the particularity of sites. In her work she has developed methodologies for addressing distant sites through on-site engagement and graphic research that uses a range of source material. Current sites of inquiry include Route 66 and Amboy California, Sky City at the Pueblo of Acoma, the Philadelphia grid, and the Main Road in Cape Town.


is a Staff Engineer for AISC Education. Her responsibilities in university relations include managing the creation and maintenance of AISC faculty teaching aids and organizing faculty workshops and related activities. She is also involved in AISC's continuing education activities. Erin attended Vanderbilt University for undergraduate studies and completed her graduate studies at Rice University. After graduation, Erin worked as a forensic graduate engineer for Nelson Architectural Engineers and continued her career development at LSC Design, Inc. in York, PA by designing commercial, residential and industrial structures before joining AISC in 2008.

Volpe joined Thornton Tomasetti in 2008. He has multifunctional experience in structural design, structural steel production, and 3D production modeling and drawing preparation of projects spanning a range of building types including aviation, healthcare, industrial, high-rise, sports and long span. His construction knowledge and his experience in planning, design, procurement and field operations allow him to address complex and unique structural challenges by developing innovative solutions and unconventional applications of standard devices.