ARCC 2021 Board Nominations

ARCC is delighted to announce the 2021 board of directors nominations. Board elections will be held using electronic ballot to member schools in late August.


Saif Haq, Ph.D.
Dr. Saif Haq is a Professor in the College of Architecture, Texas Tech University and the founder-director of its Design and Health program. His focus areas are: Architectural Theory, Urban Design, Healthcare Facilities design, Spatial Cognition and Space Syntax. His recent research is focused on complex settings such as large medical buildings and mid-sized cities. His work has been published internationally and cited by major authors. Dr. Haq’s administrative experiences include Associate Dean for Research and Associate Dean for Academics. Professor Haq holds a Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology, an M.S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a professional B.Arch. from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. To know more about Dr. Haq, please find him at ‘Linkedin’ or ‘ResearchGate’.
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Alexandra Staub, Ph.D.
Alexandra Staub is a professor of architecture at Penn State University and an affiliate faculty of Penn State’s Rock Ethics Institute. She is currently the Secretary of the ARCC Board. Her research centers on the intersection of culture and our built environment. She has published two books with Routledge, Conflicted Identities: housing and the politics of cultural representation (2015) and The Routledge Companion to Modernity, Space and Gender (2018) as well as articles on topics ranging from gender and architecture, urban systems in the United States, Europe, India, and China, and ecological building and sustainability. Her current book project examines ethics in architecture, especially as it pertains to race and gender.
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Ming Hu
Ming Hu is an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, University of Maryland, USA. She teaches technology courses which focus on the integration of architectural design with building system, materials, constructions and building performance assessment. Her research activities centers on how to decarbonize the built environment through net zero impact and healthy building design, and to understand how the (smart) technologies might be employed to reduce the impact from built environment to ecosystem. She has published over fifty research paper and two books, and has lectured widely in North America, Europe, and Asia.
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Samia Rab Kirchner, Ph.D.
Samia studies and designs environments that enhance equitable and healthy living. Her urban design practice and research are centered on the edifying role of water in developments and neighborhood regeneration. She has received architecture degrees from the NCA-Lahore in Pakistan (BArch), MIT (MSArchS), and Georgia Tech (PhD). She has taught at the University of Hawaii (1997-2002), the American University of Sharjah in the UAE (2000-2014) and Morgan State University in Baltimore (2014 to-date). She has chaired the ACSA Leadership Committee, and is the recipient of the 2020 Alan G. Penczek Service-Learning Faculty Award and the 2009 ACSA Service Award.
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