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Faculty Details

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Master of Architecture, Concentration in Urban Practice, The Catholic University School of Architecture & Planning
Master of Science in Sustainable Design, The Catholic University School of Architecture & Planning
Bachelor of Fine Arts, English, University of Hartford, Hartford Art School


Design Thinking
Color Theory
Fabrication/Furniture Design
Architecture and Art History
Painting and Writing


Responsibility of Design
Impacts of Color in Architecture

Subjects Taught: 

Design I
Design II
Contemporary Issues in Architecture
Introduction to Sustainability

Detailed Information

About Me: 

Professor Martín Paddack has several years of combined teaching experience in Architecture, Fine Arts and English in both North and South America, including posts at Howard University, The Catholic University of America, Montgomery College, The Corcoran College of Art and Design, The University of Cuenca and the University of Azuay in Ecuador. He is a professional architectural designer and artist who has lived and exhibited on three continents and has work in the permanent collections of various museums as well as other public and private collections all over the world. Martín is fluent in English and Spanish and also has a private architectural design consulting practice and has completed projects in residential architecture, furniture design and fabrication. His interests in architecture lie in clean, efficient, well-detailed modern design with a focus on light, color and sustainability. Most of all, Professor Paddack loves the vocation of teaching and is very dedicated to helping his students find the joy of creating in the world of design, and act as an advocate for them in their careers.


Design Thinking
Discursive Dialogue and Critical Thinking
Fabrication and Furniture Design
Color Theory
Sustainability and Social Responsibility in Design
All the Arts, especially Fine Arts


Commemorating the Life of Alumnus and Former Operating Dean Jerome W. Lindsey

Fri, January 18, 2019

Alumnus and former Operating Dean Jerome W. Lindsey, Jr. passed away on New Year’s Day. Lindsey leaves behind a legacy of community engagement and activism, passionate learning and teaching, and paving the way for black architects and planners.Read More >>

Architecture Alumni Among Top Five Finalists for Parliament Design Competition in Kingston, Jamaica

Tue, January 8, 2019

Our finalist team, GSA Architects and Planners, led by Jamaican architect Guenet Anderson, includes Howard architecture alumni Leland Edgecombe, AIA, ASLA, AICP, CNU (B.Arch. 1978), Emerson Hamilton, AIA (B.Arch. 1979, M.Arch. 1982), Emmanuel Mdingi, AIA (B.Arch. 1996), and Nicholette Gordon (B.Arch. 2016). Read More >>