Published: Aug. 28, 2023

Dean BacalzoTeaching Associate Professor Dean Bacalzo comes to CU Boulder with more than 18 years of industry experience and 12 years of teaching experience in higher education. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, an MS in Design from Arizona State University, and is currently working on his EdD from CSU at Pueblo where he is focusing on “solving wicked societal problems with creative, independent, and critical thought.” Learn more.


Caitlin CharletTeaching Associate Professor Caitlin Charlet, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, is a Green Classroom Professional, Fitwel Ambassador and Sustainable Strategies and Healthy Material Certified. She is the Principal of MATERIALBUREAU, which works at the intersection of equity, healthy materials and methods within built environments. She is Founder of the Studio of Inclusionary Urbanism and Civic Architectural Actions (SolUaCAA), and fellow at the Centre for Conscious Design and the Urban Design Forum, as well as a volunteer at Design Advocates. Learn more.


Case LindbergTeaching Professor Case Lindberg has committed the last decade to the scientific intersection of design and health. He holds a Ph.D. in psychology and a Master of Education from Stanford University, and a Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado Denver. His expertise spans research methods, including physiological and environmental sensing techniques. Learn more.


Mark RukamathuTeaching Associate Professor Mark Rukamathu, AIA, NCARB, grew up in a multi-cultural environment across the U.S. East Coast, Bangkok Thailand, and Arkansas. Mark's architectural journey started with drafting classes in high school, entering higher education at Northwest Arkansas Community College, receiving his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Arkansas cum laude, and Master of Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design with distinction. Learn more


Elena SabinsonAssistant Professor Elena Sabinson is a design researcher engaged in trans-disciplinary work that operates at the boundaries of environmental design, psychology, and emerging technologies. Elena received a PhD in Human Behavior and Design from Cornell University. Elena’s doctoral research was completed in the Architectural Robotics Lab, where she worked on bio-informed, soft robotic surfaces embedded in the environment to support emotional wellbeing. Learn more.


Hannah MatsonAssistant Professor Zannah Matson's research and design work focuses on the histories and contemporary reinterpretations of landscapes throughout processes of colonization, extraction, and state infrastructure projects. Her current work traces the afterlives of coloniality through highway construction in Colombia’s Eastern piedmont landscapes to think about power structures, transportation infrastructure, and visual representation in Latin American landscapes more generally. Learn More.