Faculty and Staff

Faculty:

Headshot-SquareNicholas B. Rajkovich, PhD, AIA is an Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo in the Department of Architecture. His research investigates the intersection of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and adaptation to climate change in buildings and communities. Prior to earning a PhD in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Michigan, he was a Senior Program Engineer at the Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) Company Customer Energy Efficiency Department. At PG&E, he was responsible for coordinating a new Zero Net Energy Pilot Program. He has a Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University.

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Martha Bohm is an Assistant Professor teaching design, ecological practices, sustainability, resilience, and environmental systems. She was the faculty lead on the University at Buffalo GRoW Home, the 2nd-prize winner in the 2015 US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.  She is the co-editor of the book Beyond Patronage: Reconsidering Models of Practice, published in 2015 by Actar. Previously she was Sustainable Design Coordinator at William McDonough + Partners, and taught at Cornell. She was a Ginsberg Research Fellow at USGBC and authored the USGBC Research Committee’s National Green Building Research Agenda. She earned her M Arch at the University of Oregon, and before graduate school she worked as a Natural Resource policy analyst at the National Governors’ Association Center for Best Practices. She received her BA in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Harvard.

Students:

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Yasmein Okour is a second year Urban and Regional Planning Ph.D. student in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo. Prior to enrolling in the Ph.D. program, Yasmein was a lecturer in the School of Architecture and Design in Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST). As a lecturer, she taught a number of architectural design studios, landscape architecture studios, and elective courses. She has a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Arizona and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from JUST. She can be reached by email at yasmeinf@buffalo.edu.

TuzzoMichael Tuzzo is a dual Master of Architecture and Master of Urban Planning student in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo. Prior to joining the Resilient Buildings Lab, he worked for the City of North Tonawanda Engineering Department. In this role, he was responsible for project design, development, observation, and documentation for multiple small to middle sized infrastructure projects in the City of North Tonawanda. He earned Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University at Buffalo in 2014. He can be reached by email at metuzzo@buffalo.edu.

HarleeHarlee Tanner is a Master of Architecture student in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo. Prior to joining the Resilient Buildings Lab, she worked as an architectural intern at BCA Architects and Engineers. At BCA she was responsible for assisting in the completion of architectural projects. She earned Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University at Buffalo in 2015. She can be contacted at harleera@buffalo.edu.

Photo_MacyKrista Macy is a Master of Architecture student in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo.  Prior to beginning graduate school, she worked for Marker Systems, Inc., a manufacturing and fabrication company, where she held a number of positions including Manager of Quality Control, Project Manager, and Design Consultant.  She previously earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University at Buffalo. She can be contacted at kmmacy@buffalo.edu.

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