Architecture Faculty

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John Dwyer

Principal at D/O Dwyer Oglesbay Architects
Master of Architecture – College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Minnesota

Professional Memberships: AIA, ACSA, NCARB

  • Nordic Light – Single Family Residence, Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Everwood Farmstead – Rural Event Center, Wisconsin
  • IFP Minnesota – Non-Profit Headquarters, Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Bearden Place – Low Rise High Density Housing, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Design Studio @ NENA – Public Interest Design, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Carbon Rune – Public Furniture, New York, New York
  • AIA Minnesota Honor Award, 2016
  • AIA National Young Architect Award, 2013
  • AIA Minnesota Home of the Month Award, 2012
  • Discovery Channel World’s Greenest Homes, 2009
  • Residential Architecture Vision and Excellence Award, 2008
  • AIAS National Emerging Practice Award, 2008

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Paul Barrett Strother

Registered Architect, Minnesota
Bachelor of Architecture – University of Minnesota

Professional Memberships: Construction Specifications Institute

  • Owner, Paul Strother Architect
  • Principal, Cluts O’Brien Strother Architects Inc
  • Board of Directors, Jonathan Montessori
  • Committee Member, Chaska East Union School Building
  • Member, Chaska Rotary
  • Mentor, Chaska Schools
  • Paul Harris President’s Award, Chaska Rotary

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Stephen Knowles

Master of Architecture – Iowa State University
Bachelor of Arts (Graphic Design) – Iowa State University

Professional Memberships: AIA, NCARB

  • POD Studio
  • Knowles Blunck Architecture
  • Walsh Bishop Associates
  • DLR Group
  • Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck Architecture
  • K & Co.
  • Architectural Record, “Projects”, pages 130-135, June 2000
  • Fortune Small Business Magazine, “Velvet Cubicles” (And Other Great Workspaces), pages 66-71, November 1999
  • Award Winning Architecture, International Yearbook 1998/1999, Prestel Publishing, 1998
  • Extraordinary Offices, “Giving Underrated Materials their Due”, pages 34-39, Watson-Guptill Publications,1998
  • Business Week, “Pride of Place”, pages 60-81, November 1998
  • Architectural Record, AIA/Business Week Award Issue, October 1998
  • Architecture, “Inner Space”, pages 128-131, May 1997
  • Global Gaming & Entertainment Architectural Award, Turtle Creek, 2008
  • Best in Real Estate: Best Overall ,Ivy Hotel + Residence, 2006
  • STICKS, Inc., AIA National Interior Award, 2002
  • Business Week / Architectural Record Awards, 2000
  • Praxair Distribution, Inc. IA, Business Week / Architectural Record Awards, 1998
  • AIA National Interior Award, 1997
  • AIA Regional Architecture Award, Bankers Trust Company, 1996

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Molly Reichert

Partner of Futures North
Owner of Molly Reichert Design

Masters of Architecture –University of California Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts –Smith College

Professional Memberships: Associate AIA, ACADIA

  • Rael San Fratello
  • San Jose State University
  • Coen+Partners
  • University of Minnesota: College of Design
  • Futures North
  • Rebar Art and Design Group
  • Reichert LLC
  • Divining Rods with Ben Arcand, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
  • Meander with Futures North, CHS Field, Saint Paul, MN
  • Phase Change with Futures North, Northern Spark, Minneapolis, MN
  • Little Box Sauna with MRAJ, Artistry, Bloomington, MN
  • Public Art Network Year in Review for Phase Change, Futures North, 2017
  • Outstanding Innovation in Teaching Award, Dunwoody College of Technology, 2017
  • Dunwoody Crosby Fellowship, Dunwoody College of Technology, 2017
  • 3M Art and Technology Award with Ben Arcand, Mia, 2016
  • SXSW Eco | Place By Design | Art and Interaction Award, Futures North, 2016
  • AIA Home of the Year Award with PK Architecture, AIA Minnesota, 2016
  • Outstanding Design Award for Little Box Sauna with MRAJ, College of Design, University of Minnesota, 2015
  • Young Architects Award Nomination with Futures North, MoMA PS1, 2015
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, School of Architecture at the College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley, 2009


Owner of Villamil Architecture
Master of Architecture – University of Minnesota
Bachelor of Science (Industrial Management) – University of Wisconsin-Stout
Associate of Applied Science (Architectural Drafting & Estimating) – Dunwoody College of Technology

Professional Memberships: AIA, NCARB

Work Experience
  • Wold Architects & Engineers
  • CMA Architecture
  • Carlson & Carlson Surveying Company
  • Makers Mark Construction
  • Dunwoody Teacher of the Year, 2017
  • St. Paul Prize Design Winner, 2014


Accredited Professional, New Construction – LEED
Masters of Architecture – University of Minnesota
Bachelor of Art (Architecture) – University of Minnesota

Professional Memberships: DoCoMoMo US.MN, Secretary and Board Member

Work Experience
  • Co-Owner, Ngon Bistro
  • Assistant Professor, Interior Design, Art Institutes International Minnesota


AndHow Design
Master of Architecture – University of Minnesota
Bachelor of Business Administration – University of Texas

Professional Memberships: AIA

Work Experience
  • Alchemy Architects

  • University of Minnesota – College of Design

  • David Heide Design Studio

  • Vesper College

  • Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems

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Associate at NewStudio Architecture
Masters of Architecture, BSc in Architecture, CMD – University of Minnesota

Professional Memberships: AIA, NCARB

Work Experience: HOK, Cluts Obien Strother Architects, MS&R

  • Over 90 Free People stores, US and Canada
  • Art Shanty Projects, White Bear Lake, MN
  • Buildings at the Urban Outfitters corporate campus at the Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA
  • Windsor Plaza, Eden Prairie, MN
  • Worked for UNESCO in world heritage cities in Zanzibar and Ilha De Mozambique
  • Masters Project Award, University of Minnesota, College of Design
  • Guest Speaker AIA MN Convention 2011
  • IAPS Symposium 2011

Mike Rodriguez

Design Principal/Vice President at HDR Architecture Inc.
Masters of Architecture – University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
BSAS in Architecture – University of Nebraska

Professional Memberships: AIA, EDAC, LEED AP

  • Isotopes Park AAA Stadium, Albuquerque, NM
  • Royals/Rangers Spring Training Stadium, Surprise, AZ
  • Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • The Mother Baby Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • KSA 200 bed Hospital, Saudi Arabia
  • The Mother Baby Center 17 National and International Awards
  • Isotopes Park 6 National Awards
  • HDR Minneapolis Studio Design – Published in Metropolis Magazine and Design and Construction Magazine
  • Speaker at 10 National Conferences

Erin Grammas

Senior Designer at NewStudio Architecture
Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) – University of Minnesota
Master of Architecture – University of Minnesota

Professional Memberships: AIA, LEED AP

  • Over a dozen Anthropologie stores, US and Canada
  • Several retail and commercial projects for Urban Outfitters, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
  • Art Shanty Project, White Bear Lake, MN, 2014
  • Herman Miller “We Care” holiday event, 2009-current

Philip Bussey

Architect at Cuningham Group
Bachelor of Science (Architecture) – University of Minnesota
Master of Architecture – University of Minnesota

Professional Memberships: AIA

  • Richard Morrill Master’s Final Project Award for best thesis project
  • Architect Magazine R&D Award
  • Work presented at ACADIA

Student AIAS Board

PhDevyn Smoter

Architectural Drafting & Design, 2nd year

Why Architecture?
“I love how it incorporates both the left (logic) and the right (creative) sides of the brain.”

“I get to help other students gain experience–and make connections with–the outside community as well as improve my own education and leadership skills.”

Fun Facts:

  • Favorite foods: chai tea and french fries
  • Goal: to move to Oregon at some point during her life

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Adam Booth

Architectural Drafting & Design, 2nd year

Why Architecture?
“My love for architecture started when I was in my early teens. I had a strong interest in residential design and was curious about how buildings were made. I have always been creative on the design side of things and I knew I didn’t want to do the physical building of something. Architecture seemed like the perfect fit.” 

Fun Facts:

  • Favorite foods: Reubens and sour patch kids
  • Favorite sport: Basketball
  • Favorite animal: Goats

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Nick Schurhammer

Architectural Drafting & Design, 2nd year

 “I want to be a part of something bigger than myself. I want to help create a culture at Dunwoody that allows students to flourish. I believe we have a great opportunity to create an atmosphere that will allow future students to be successful. Being involved allows us to create a legacy not only for ourselves, but for the program and Dunwoody.”

Fun Facts:

  • Favorite hobby: Reading, mostly fiction
  • Favorite meal: A bacon cheddar pub burger with a pint of good ale or stout
  • Favorite places: The mountains in Colorado or Washington and the North Shore of Minnesota

Aaron McCauley

Architecture, 3rd year

 “It’s a fantastic vehicle for us to take ownership of our educational voice and professional futures, connect to the wider world of architectural students and practitioners, and to participate as founders and shapers of the first new architecture school in Minnesota in 100 years.”

Fun Facts:

  • Favorite food: Cheesecake
  • Favorite type of music: Rock n Roll

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Kyle Huberty

Architecture, 3rd year

Why Architecture?
 “Architecture bridges my passion for design, craft, service and art.”

“AIAS is a way I can practice and pursue leadership within Dunwoody. I love being connected to my school and AIAS has given me the opportunity to lead and connect with fellow students.”

Fun Facts:

  • Favorite things: Root beer, rock n roll, rock climbing, long walks on the beach

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James Matthes

Architecture, 3rd year

Why Architecture?
 “To me, Architecture always comes back to one idea: To create aesthetically appealing, more enjoyable structures to better the relationships of people to their built environment.”

Fun Facts:

  • Favorite things: Minnesota sports, craft beer, jamming to the radio, and Italian food
  • Goal: To always have a pen on hand

Architecture PAC Members
  • Dale Mulfinger – SALA Architects – Chair
  • John Comazzi – University of Minnesota
  • Matt Kreilich – Snow Kreilich
  • McCauley-Aburto, Aaron J – AIAS
  • Mike Rodriguez – HDR
  • Michael Roehr – Roehr Schmitt Architects
  • Erin Worms – New Studio Architecture
  • Jon Papke – Target Corporation / CSI
  • Eric West – BWBR
  • Gabriel Keller – Peterssen Keller Architecture
  • Ryan Langemeier – South Central College
  • Tom Hysell – Alliiance
  • Jeff Mandyck – Cuningham Group
  • Tracy Boyle – Minneapolis Community and Technical College
  • Patricia Seitz – Massachusetts College of Art and Design