Engaging Professionals in Preparation for the First Professional Experience
Professor Alexander Christoforidis, AIA AICP LEEDap joined the Division of Career Education and Experience-based Learning faculty in February of 2006. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, a Master of Architecture, and a Master of City and Regional Planning from the Ohio State University. He became a certified planner in 1999, and has been a licensed- and nationally certified architect since 1998. In 2001, he started his own practice, Synthesis Architecture + Planning, where he has designed many residential, commercial and ecclesiastical projects, and provided planning consulting services for developers and other planning professionals. While in this capacity, he has employed several interns and co-op students from various universities, and has been awarded for his work. Before joining the University of Cincinnati, Professor Christoforidis had been an academic advisor and instructor at the Ohio State University, edited for the Journal of Planning Literature, and published several academic and professional articles. At the University of Cincinnati, Professor Christoforidis teaches professional development to Graduate Architecture students and leads a series of practitioner-led workshops intended to strengthen students’ critical understanding of architectural practice in preparation for cooperative education assignments. He has published and presented over 40 works on the topics of assessments, and professional development throughout the USA and abroad.