Stephannie Bartos
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Stephannie Bartos (BA, Wellesley College; M.Arch., MIT) began her more than twenty years as a professional architect with innovative thinker and architect Ezra Ehrenkrantz in New York City in the late 1970's: writing a barrier-free design code for GSA, supervising field inspections for the national Urban Homesteading project and co-managing an analysis of 1.3 million units of public housing for D.HUD. She joined The Ratcliff Architects in San Francisco in 1986, becoming a Principal in 1994. Making a switch to full-time teaching, Prof. Bartos held Carnegie Mellon's FitzGibbon Chair of Architecture prior to becoming a tenure-track assistant professor. She teaches upper-level studios on occupancy and building systems integration and seminars on the psychological, physiological, and cultural aspects of architecture. With a specialty in Asian/Japanese architecture, she served as a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Malaysia and recently worked with the Vietnam Ministry of Construction to implement their new accessibility code. In 2004 she will teach the Carnegie Mellon summer studio in Tokyo and Kyoto.