College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

Faculty Bio

Verderber, Stephen

Verderber, Stephen

Professor, School of Architecture; Adjunct Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences

Office: Lee 2-141
Phone: 864-656-3902

Arch.D., University of Michigan; M.Arch., University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee; B.S. in Architecture, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee

Curriculum Vitae

A generation of architecture students has benefitted from Stephen Verderber's innovative approach to architectural education. His teaching experience includes over twenty years at Tulane University. The American Institute of Architects AIA Education Honor Award program has recognized him for his interdisciplinary seminar courses. His design work as well as his students' design studio work has been published and recognized internationally. In 2005, he was the sole recipient in the nation of the Distinguished Professor Medal, bestowed by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA).

Professor Verderber is a scholar / researcher / practitioner whose core specialty is architecture, design therapeutics, and health. He is co-founder of R-2ARCH (Research 2 Architecture). He holds a doctorate in architecture from the University of Michigan, is a registered architect, is author of over seventy scholarly articles in peer-reviewed publications, and has given keynote lectures at national and international conferences. He has received three Progressive Architecture (P/A) awards, and design and research awards from the AIA and the ACSA. A substantial record of externally funded research support has come from private foundations and public sector agencies. He is author of "Healthcare Architecture in an Era of Radical Transformation" (2000), "Compassion in Architecture" (2005), "Innovations in Hospice Architecture" (2005), and "Delirious New Orleans" (2008). Dr. Verderber is a Professor in the School of Architecture, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at Clemson University, and remains actively engaged in pro bono community service work in post-Katrina New Orleans.