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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


AIA President Carl Elefante Talks about Architecture’s Relevance Revolution with Our Students

Wed, October 17, 2018

Carl Elefante, FAIA, president of the American Institute of Architects delivered a powerful talk on “Architecture’s Relevance Revolution” on Monday, October 15 in our Innovation Space. Elefante is Principal and Director of Sustainability for Quinn Evans Architects, which has offices in Washington, D.C., Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan, and Madison, Wisconsin. He serves as design principal for a broad spectrum of projects including architecture, historic preservation, and community revitalization. Read More >>

Bringing the Local Perspective of Black Architects and Planners to Coincide with NMAAHC Symposium

Thu, October 4, 2018

The Department of Architecture was generously invited by Dr. Michelle Wilkinson of the National Museum of African American History and Culture to collaborate in bringing the local perspective of Black architects and planners to coincide with the museum’s symposium: Shifting the Landscape: Black Architects and Planners, 1968 to Now.Read More >>