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Patricia C. Kucker

Title: Associate Dean, Faculty & Academic Affairs

Patricia Kucker received her undergraduate Bachelor of Architecture degree from Penn State University and her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania. While residing in Philadelphia for almost ten years, Ms. Kucker taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University and Penn State while also practicing with GBQC Architects, George Manos Architects and Studio E Architects. Her entries to local, national and international design competitions have received numerous awards and her work has been exhibited in Philadelphia, New York and Pittsburgh. Her design for the Bispebjerg Crematorium in Copenhagen was awarded a national ACSA Faculty Design award. While a practicing architect, Kucker was recognized with the Philadelphia AIA Young Architect award in 1991. Soon after, she began full-time teaching at UNC Charlotte and received a national ACSA award for the integration of technology issues into undergraduate studio curriculum. In 1995, she was honored with the ACSA/AIAS New Faculty teaching award for "recognition of demonstrated excellence in teaching performance." While an assistant professor at the University of Virginia Kucker coordinated undergraduate studios, began a design-build program and taught required graduate coursework focused on large-scale building issues and the development of enclosure systems. Her efforts in the formulation of this portion of the professional degree-curriculum received acclaim in the 1999 AIA Education Honor Award Program. Ms. Kucker&39;s essays on technology, design and design education have been published in the Journal of Architectural Education and The Journal of Architecture. Her interest in curriculum development and professional education lead to her appointment as Department Head for Architecture the University of Arkansas where she served for three years before joining UC as the graduate program director for the Master of Architecture program. In 2011 she was appointed interim associate dean for Faculty and Curricular Affairs for the College of DAAP. Recently Ms. Kucker served as secretary for the Association of Collegiate School of Architecture and was appointed to the Board of Directors for the National Architectural Accrediting Board, where she served as treasurer.

Research Information

Research Interests

Design informed by construction Semperian Tectonics Interactive Skins Representation and craft Pedagogy and curriculum development NAAB visiting team chair