rendering of Squirrel Hill main street by Zhuyun Jin

Zhuyun Jin, from “Second Year Option Studio: Once Upon a Pittsburgh (48–205),” 2022.

The George N. Pauly, Jr. Professorship in Architecture was established to support emerging practitioners and studio educators in the development of a body of work while teaching in the School of Architecture.

The professorship was active from 2012-16 and has since concluded.

About the Professorship

The George N. Pauly, Jr. Professorship in Architecture was established in memory of George N. Pauly, Jr. to support emerging practitioners and studio educators in the development of a body of work while teaching in the School of Architecture. George was born in New York City, the son of George N. Pauly, Sr., a renowned architect, and Eugenie Disay Pauly, a music teacher. George was raised in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania and graduated from Carnegie Mellon University. He was particularly proud of having followed in his father's footsteps by becoming a licensed architect, and designed several buildings in his home state of Pennsylvania.

Professorship Recipients

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2015-16 | Mauricio Bertet
Mauricio Bertet is a registered Architect from Madrid, Spain and an Architectural Design Professor at the Polytechnic School of the San Pablo - CEU University. Bertet taught at Syracuse University School of Architecture as Professor of Practice. In his professional practice, he has focused on national competitions, projects and building follow-up, mainly in the public realm, proposing an architecture that has tried to modestly contribute to the improvement of the encountered reality. With the same approach, he has also developed international cooperation projects in Mozambique and Morocco.


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2014-15 | Eddy Man Kim
Eddy Man Kim is a designer, researcher, educator and entrepreneur who co-founded openUU, an award-winning design research agency based in Hong Kong. A technologist and futurist at heart, Eddy is interested in interdisciplinary efforts to mutually augment design and technology—especially as they relate to projective trends in new media. Eddy received his Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and his Master in Design Studies at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, with a concentration in Design Technology. Eddy has worked in the offices of Posco A.C., Robert A.M. Stern Architects and EPIPHYTE Lab. He has also taught at The University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Interior Design Association.


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2013-14 | Frank Melendez
Frank Melendez's research is focused on the advancement of digital technologies in architecture and design. Melendez has also taught at Louisiana State University, Arizona State University, and has participated in workshops at various architecture schools throughout the U.S. and abroad. His professional experience includes working at the office of Frank O. Gehry & Associates in Los Angeles, California and serving as the Design Director at Urban A&O in New York, New York. Melendez received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Arizona followed by a Master of Architecture degree from the Yale School of Architecture.


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2012-13 | Liss Werner
Liss C. Werner is a registered Architect in Berlin. She runs the upper level design by research studio "Codes in the Clouds," developed at Bauhaus, Dessau Institute of Architecture in 2010. The studio defines architecture through code, data and behavior to engage with the emergence of sublime, tectonically challenging form generation as dynamic system. Her research focuses on architecture as science of cybernetics and culture through the evolution of technology in order to develop computational design thinking for the paradigm shift of architecture in the twenty-first century. Her exploration of rule-based architectural systems informed by cybernetics, self-organization and a critical reflection offers one possibility to depart from a purely aesthetic understanding of a priori form towards a vocabulary and theory for an architecture of architecture. Liss studied at the Bartlett, RMIT and Humboldt University. She worked on projects in the UK, Germany and Russia. She has taught and lectured internationally since 2002 and contributed to a variety of conferences and exhibitions.