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Faculty Details

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


Associate Professor William W. Taylor Released Book of Architectural Theory

Tue, March 6, 2018

Associate Professor William Wesley Taylor’s book Drylongso: Excursions in the Production of Place and the Maintenance of Identity was released by college textbook publisher Linus Learning. Professor Taylor comprehensively writes about place and identity from a perspective of over forty years of design practice and thirty-three years of teaching. Read More >>

Professor Ronnie McGhee Elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects

Tue, February 27, 2018

Professor Ronnie McGhee has been elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA). Professor McGhee becomes the 20th graduate of Howard's Bachelor of Architecture program to reach this high honor. Read More >>