Stefan Abel, LEED AP

Stefan is a designer and project architect at Ennead Architects, LLP with 10 years of experience. He is currently an adjunct professor in the graduate program teaching Construction Documents with a focus on BIM. He holds a BArch from New York Institute of Technology.

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Leyla Aghayeva

Leyla is a designer at SLO.VIS.  She has experience in interior design with the emphasis on 3D visualization. She received her BArch and MArch from Azerbaijan University of Architecture & Construction and is currently teaching SketchUp / Advanced Graphics at NYSID.

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MaryAnn Sorensen Allacci

MaryAnn earned her Ph.D. in Environmental Psychology from the Graduate School and University Center at CUNY.  With a specific focus on environmental health concerns, affordable housing, and social equity, she has published work on neighborhood asthma triggers, community based research, and green buildings, among other topics. She currently leads up Projects for Environmental Health, Knowledge, & Action, Inc., a non-profit research and education organization. She received her MA from Hunter College. 

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Warren Ashworth

Warren Ashworth is a registered architect with more than 30 years professional experience, particularly in hospitality design. In 2015 he was appointed editor-in-chief of the scholarly journal Nineteenth Century. He writes and researches on the subject of wood framed American houses. He holds an Masters Degree in Art History from Hunter College. 

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Katie R. Barons

Katie is a designer at Gensler. She is a graduate of New York School of Interior Design's MFA-2 program, and holds a BFA in interior design from Cazenovia College. Katie teaches undergraduate courses at NYSID.

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Alexis Barr

Alexis holds an MA in Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture from the Bard Graduate Center, and a BA in Art History and Political Science from Williams College. She has contributed to projects for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Park Service, and the New-York Historical Society. She teaches design history and humanities classes at NYSID.

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Ann Barton

Ann is the owner of Ann Barton Architect. She recevied her B.Arch from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

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Elizabeth Battin

Elizabeth is an interior designer with 10 years of professional experience in residential and commercial design. She holds a MFA in Interior Design from New York School of Interior Design and a BS in Architecture from The University of Michigan.

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David Bergman, RA, LEED AP, Certified Passive House Designer

David Bergman is the founder of DavidBergmanEco, author of Sustainable Design: A Critical Guide and the blog EcoOptimism, which is dedicated to the belief that positive, often symbiotic, solutions exist to our environmental and economic issues. He is on the Executive Board of the NYC 2030 District and the Designers Lighting Forum of New York, and a former president of Furniture New York. He holds a Master of Architecture from Princeton and a BA from Yale.

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Reid Betz, AIA, LEED AP

Reid is a partner at Ageloff & Associates. His career began in Atlanta where he started to put his interest in sustainability into practice. Before settling into the residential sector, he worked on sustainability initiatives for the design and construction of the 2nd Avenue Subway. He holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from Cooper Union and a Master of Architecture degree from Georgia Tech. 

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Raymond Blackburn

Ray is a teacher and writer living in New York City.  He has taught various English courses at NYSID since 2004. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from City College and a BA in British Literature from Hunter College.  He also has a CELTA certification for the international instruction of ESL.  

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Daniel Bontrop

Daniel is a project manager/senior designer at Kathleen Walsh Interiors. His expertise includes conceptual development, space planning, design development, drawings for construction, construction/design management, shop drawing review, furniture and finishes. He received a BFA in Interior Design from Parsons, the New School for Design.

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Mark Bradin, AIA

Mark is a principal at Point Design Inc. Previously, Mark had been a senior vice president for Walker Group/CNI, directing the completion of specialty and department stores for major US and international retailers such as Federated Department Stores, Galeries Lafayette, Uniqlo, Shoemart, and Shinsegae. He is a registered architect in New York State. He recieved his M.Arch from the University of Bucharest, Romania.

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