One of the most rewarding aspects of a career in architectural design or a related field – beyond the strong job prospects and good pay – is the joy of creating something from nothing. In the Department of Architecture and Interior Design, students learn to use the latest technologies and sustainable methods to conceive, design, construct and revitalize every aspect of the built environment. With outstanding faculty who are also full-time professionals and numerous transfer agreements with top four-year institutions, we’re proud to offer award-winning programs at an outstanding value. Most of all, we’re proud of the futures our students are designing, architecting and constructing for themselves.
Our department offers degrees and credit certificates in the following areas of study. We also offer Fast Track options for students who already hold a college degree. For a more complete description of these programs and courses, visit one of the following within Programs and Courses.
Our department is comprised of award-winning faculty — all practicing experts in their field. They bring both academic knowledge and real-world practice to the classroom.
Michael Ryan, Department Chair
Janet Haddock, Interior Design Instructional Specialist
Professor Robert Lowe III, Architecture and Landscape
Carol Pearce, Interior Design, Architecture
Professor Brandi Shepard, Construction Management
Matt Gregory, Architecture
Greg Guarnaccia, Interior Design
Craig Martin, Architecture
Jim Martin, Architecture
Erin Siarey, Kitchen and Bath
Kurt Shepard, Architecture
Amit Sule, Architecture
Rayner Wharton, Interior Design
Chip Young, Interior Design
Eric Bond, Architecture
Michael Schmidt, Construction Management
Michelle McCarty, Architecture
Beth McFeely, Interior Design
Frances Panek, program assistant
From travel study opportunities to continuing education units (CEUs), we offer a number of resources for prospective students, current students, high schoolers and professionals in the architecture, interior design and construction industries.
From field trips to travel study, internships to student organizations, your experience as an architecture, design or construction management student goes beyond the classroom.
Through AACC’s Program Pathways, high school students can earn free college credit for high school coursework in subjects like drafting, architectural drawing, art, carpentry and construction.
The Department offers approved continuing education courses for licensed architects, as well as “Fast Track” degree options for adults who already have a college degree and are looking to earn a degree in Architecture, Interior Design or Construction Management.