• JAE Fellows
    Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

Ozayr Saloojee, “JAE Online Mashup,” 2021. Digital illustration. Courtesy Ozayr Saloojee

The Journal of Architectural Education (JAE) recognizes the need for the structural support of Black, Native/Indigenous, and other people of color in architectural discourse. The creation of four yearlong Fellowships supports BIPOC writers and designers, who may work as individuals or as part of a collective and who do not have full-time affiliation with a university. Fellows propose the scope of their work and are selected by a jury of peers. JAE encourages the expansion of architectural discourse by Fellows and offers editorial and design support for their engagement with nontraditional presentation methods, including primarily visual work, collectively authored work, documentary work, and other writing genres. Fellows’ work will be published biannually on JAE’s website, which is freely accessible. Additional programming is planned to highlight the Fellows’ work, such as webinars, interviews, online conversations, and other events to engage a broader public, including students, and to open an expansive discourse on the future of disciplinary scholarship and publication.

Michael J. Monti has served as executive director of Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture since 2004. Monti has been project director on grants from the Graham Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts since joining ACSA. He has also led other organizational efforts to expand ACSA's influence in the discipline through establishing a new academic journal (Technology | Architecture + Design), creating a library of video resources for educators (ProPEL), and initiating collaborative conferences with peer organizations in the United States, Europe, and Korea.

Nora Wendl is associate professor at the University of New Mexico and Executive Editor of the Journal of Architectural Education. Her work, across scales and media, investigates the occlusions of architectural historiography through methods involving image, text, narrative, and exhibition. She is widely published and her visual work—from films to installations—has been supported by grants and residencies. Most recently she served as an artist-in-residence at the Santa Fe Art Institute (2018) and collaborated with the National Trust for Historic Preservation on the Graham Foundation-supported exhibition Edith Farnsworth, Reconsidered with Scott Mehaffey and Rob Kleinschmidt (2019–21). She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture from Iowa State University, where she was Pearl Hogrefe Fellow in Creative Writing (2004–05).

Ozayr Saloojee is associate professor of architecture at Carleton University in Ottawa, where he is also cross appointed at the Institute for African Studies, and Associate Editor of Design for the Journal of Architectural Education. His teaching and creative practice rest at the intersections of architecture, landscape, geo-imaginaries and spatial justice and he maintains research interests in the art and architecture of the Islamic world, exploring questions of tradition, modernity and representation. His research has been presented in Canada, the United States, Japan, Turkey and the United Kingdom. He is cofounder of the interdisciplinary design office SALVO, and was, with a group of colleagues, shortlisted to curate Canada’s contribution to the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale. Saloojee received his bachelors and masters degree in architecture (Theory + Culture) from Carleton, and his doctorate from the Bartlett School of Architecture in University College London.

Neeraj Bhatia is a licensed architect and urban designer whose work resides at the intersection of politics, infrastructure, and urbanism. He is associate professor at California College of the Arts (CCA) where he directs the Urban Works Agency. Bhatia founded The Open Workshop, a design-research office examining the negotiation between architecture and its territorial environment. Distinctions include the Architectural League Young Architects Prize, Emerging Leaders Award from Design Intelligence, and Canadian Prix de Rome. He is coeditor of books Bracket [Takes Action], The Petropolis of Tomorrow, Bracket [Goes Soft], Arium: Weather + Architecture, and coauthor of Pamphlet Architecture 30: Coupling — Strategies for Infrastructural Opportunism and New Investigations in Collective Form. Bhatia has a master’s degree in architecture and urbanism from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor of environmental studies and architecture from University of Waterloo. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Architectural Education and the JAE Fellows Jury.

Jay Cephas is assistant professor of the History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University where his research investigates the relationships between technology, identity, and spatial practices. Cephas recently served as a 2019 W.E.B. Du Bois Fellow at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and undertook research examining the encounter between racial difference and the history of urban theory through the work of W.E.B. Du Bois. His forthcoming book delves into the “structuring structures” of industrial urbanism by analyzing the agonism entangling technical systems, labor practices, and the urban imaginary in early twentieth century Detroit. He is an associate editor for a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Architectural Education, served on the at-large Editorial Board from 2018–21, and is a member of the JAE Fellows Jury. Cephas received a Graham Foundation grant for the Black Architects Archive in 2020.

Sarah Deyong is associate professor of architecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has a bachelors in architecture from the University of Toronto, and a doctorate from Princeton University. Her current book project focuses on pedagogy in the design studio. With grants from the Graham Foundation and the Glasscock Center of the Humanities, she has published in peer-reviewed journals such as the JAE, the JSAH, Praxis, AD, The Journal of Architecture, and Journal of Visual Culture. She is a coauthor of The Changing of the Avant–Garde: Visionary Architectural Drawings from the Howard Gilman Collection (Museum of Modern Art, 2002). Her essay, “Rethinking the Legacy of the Sixties: Pliny Fisk’s Political Ecology,” published in the Journal of Architectural Education in 2014, garnered an ACSA/JAE Best Scholarship of Design Award. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Architectural Education, and the JAE Fellows Jury.

Joyce Hwang is associate professor and associate chair of Architecture at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, and the founder of Ants of the Prairie, an office of architectural practice and research that focuses on confronting contemporary ecological conditions through creative means. She is a recipient of the Architectural League Emerging Voices Award, the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and the MacDowell Fellowship. Hwang is on the Steering Committee for US Architects Declare, serves as a Core Organizer for Dark Matter University, and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Architectural Education and the JAE Fellows Jury. She is a registered architect in New York State, and has practiced professionally with offices in New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Barcelona. She received a post-professional MArch from Princeton University and a bachelors in architecture from Cornell University.

Jennifer Newsom is a licensed architect, artist, and principal of Dream The Combine, based in Minneapolis, MN and Ithaca, NY. She is assistant professor at Cornell University and member of the JAE Fellows Jury. Through Dream The Combine, which was founded with Tom Carruthers in 2013, Newsom has coproduced numerous site–specific installations in the US and Canada that explore metaphor, perceptual uncertainties, and the boundary between real and illusory space. They are winners of the 2018 Young Architects Program at MoMA PS1 for their installation Hide & Seek, and were named winners of the 2020–21 J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize. Newsom's research lies in the space between real, tangible bodies made of flesh, steel, glass, etc., and the perception of these bodies through vision. She earned her bachelor of arts and MArch from Yale University.

Ivonne Santoyo-Orozco is an architect, educator, and theorist. She is assistant professor of architecture at Bard College where she also codirects the architecture program. She has taught at the Architectural Association, Iowa State University, University for the Creative Arts, and Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, and has professionally collaborated with Arup Integrated Urbanism, Foster + Partners, Wiel Arets, and Fernando Romero. Her research explores architecture as an interface between contemporary forms of governance and capital. She is at work on an architectural genealogy of property regimes in Mexico. She is widely published, and has exhibited at Think Space in Zagreb, the Venice Biennale, and Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York. She holds a bachelors of art in architecture from Universidad de las Américas Puebla in Mexico, a MArch from the Berlage Institute, and a doctorate from the Architectural Association. She is a member of the JAE Fellows Jury.

Mitchell Squire is an architect, artist, storyteller, toymaker, provocateur, and member of the JAE Fellows Jury. He is also associate professor of architecture at Iowa State University. In 2010 he was a resident of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture as well as one of seven artists to receive the Midwestern Voices and Visions award, spending five weeks in residence at Ox-Bow, a Michigan school affiliated with the Art Institute of Chicago. He received his bachelors in architecture and MArch from Iowa State University. He joined that faculty in 2001 and teaches, among other courses, a seminar on ethics and esthetics titled “Goodness and Beauty,” and a design studio on toys and the role of playfulness, curiosity, and “trouble-making” in intellectual development and problem–solving. Squire has held visiting appointments at the University of Michigan and the Bernard & Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York.

Thena Tak is the founder and principal of LILO: Little Office, and is a lecturer at the University of British Columbia School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Vancouver, Canada where she teaches graduate-level option design studios, research methods, and advanced digital media. Her current research engages the notion of surrogates as both a point of inquiry and a working methodology with a particular focus on its relationship to the more-than-human-world. Prior to teaching, Tak worked professionally at a number of renowned offices including Vincent James Architects Associates in Minneapolis, Howeler and Yoon Architecture in Boston, and Barkow Leibinger Architects in Berlin. She holds a MArch with Distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a bachelors from Cornell University Architecture, Art and Planning. She is a member of the JAE Fellows Jury.

Huda Tayob is a senior lecturer at the University of Cape Town. She is former program convenor of history and theory and coleader of Unit 18 at the Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg. Her general academic interests include a focus on minor and subaltern architectures, and the potential of literature to respond to archival silences in architectural research. Her recent publications include "Subaltern Architectures: Can Drawing ‘Tell’ a Different Story?” (Architecture and Culture, 2018) and “Architecture-by-Migrants: The Porous Infrastructures of Bellville” (Anthropology Southern Africa, 2019). She is cocurator of the open–access curriculum project with Suzi Hall and Thandi Loewenson, and the Archive of Forgetfulness (2020–21), a pan–African online exhibition and podcast series. She holds a MArch from the University of Cape Town and a doctorate from the Bartlett School of Architecture in London. She is a member of the JAE Fellows Jury.

WAI Architecture Think Tank (WAI) is a planetary studio practicing by questioning the political, historical, and material legacy and imperatives of architecture and urbanism through a panoramic and critical approach. Founded in Brussels during the financial crisis of 2008 by Puerto Rican architect, artist, curator, educator, author, and theorist Cruz Garcia and French architect, artist, curator, educator, author, and poet Nathalie Frankowski, WAI is one of their several platforms of public engagement that include Beijing-based anti-profit art space Intelligentsia Gallery, and the free and alternative education platform and trade-school Loudreaders. Based on the emancipating and persecuted alternative practice of education performed by lectores like Luisa Capetillo in the tobacco factories in the Caribbean, Loudreaders is an open pedagogical platform and free trade school that engages with architectural education as a form of mutual aid and critical solidarity amidst Covid-19. Cruz and Frankowski are members of the JAE Fellows Jury.

Founded in 1912, the mission of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)is to lead architectural education and research. ACSA provides venues for international peer review and recognition in the form of scholarly journals, conferences, awards, and student design competitions. ACSA provides intelligence and insight for our members through data collection and analysis, and we work to enhance teaching and research across the discipline through our volunteer members and often in partnership with peer organizations around the world. ACSA designs activities to shape the future of architecture by empowering faculty to understand and act within a dynamic world. Similarly, ACSA engages with prospective students and their families through, a portal to learn about the path into the profession and to connect directly with member schools. The Journal of Architectural Education has been published since 1947 for the purpose of enhancing architectural design education, theory, and practice.