Adjunct Faculty

Brien Baker
Studio Instructor
Brien Baker owns Simple City Studio (SCS), a small architectural practice in Western Massachusetts focusing on energy efficient, low carbon, affordable homes. SCS has worked for several years with Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity to bridge the home ownership affordability gap. Brien has also taught design courses at both the Boston Architectural College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst on architecture, energy efficiency, and landscape design, as well as a number of workshops.
Erica DeWitt
Adjunct Faculty
Erica DeWitt teaches studios in the Department of Architecture. erdewitt@umass.edu Design Building Room 310 Office Hours: Thursdays 4:00-6:00pm
L. Carl Fiocchi
Lecturer in the Building Construction Technology Program
fiocchi@eco.umass.edu Design Building 337
Yestermorrow Semester Program Director

Anastasia Laurenzi is the Director of the Semester Design Build program at the Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Vermont. Yestermorrow Design/Build School, 7865 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT 05673
Leonard Morse-Fortier
Lecturer in Structures
Leonard Morse-Fortier is a structural engineer who teaches Tectonics 2 and 3 in the Department of Architecture. lmorsefortie@umass.edu (413) 577-0943
Edward (Tony) Ransom
Lecturer
Design Building Room 254 earansom@umass.edu Office Hours: By appointment, please email to set up a time.
Tim Rohan
Associate Professor of Art History
Timothy M. Rohan is an architectural historian whose research focuses on modernism, especially of the post-World War II era. Professor Rohan also considers in his research and teaching the architecture, urbanism, landscape, and design of Europe, North America and beyond from 1750 to the present. Professor Rohan has a BA from Yale University and a PhD from Harvard University (2001). He gained museum experience while working at the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum. RESEARCH AREAS Modern Architecture, Urbanism, Interiors, and Design Historic Preservation PUBLICATIONS Professor Rohan
Jan Sabach
Lecturer
Jan Šabach is a Prague-born graphic designer and a creative director creating distinct brand identities, book covers, and posters for international clients and global causes. He has experience in leading design teams and working directly with clients. His work has been honored by numerous international design awards and is consistently showcased in leading design magazines and publications worldwide such as Graphis, Communication Arts, Print, Novum, and Type Directors Club. Jan studied at Secondary Graphic School (SPŠG) in Prague, Charles University in Prague, and Parsons School of Design in

Lecturer, Summer Design Academy

Angela Wheeler
Lecturer
Angela Wheeler is an urban historian, preservationist, and adjunct lecturer. Her doctoral dissertation examines historic neighborhood conservation in the postwar Soviet Union. She is broadly interested in the history of heritage conservation movements, experimental and activist approaches to heritage, and the role of preservation pedagogy in design curricula. After working with the International Council of Monuments and Sites as a Fulbright grantee in Tbilisi and conducting HUD surveys of Hawaii public housing, she completed an MSc in Historic Preservation at Columbia University. She has also