JOY D. SWALLOW FAIA, Chair, Associate Professor

Joy holds a master’s of architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, and a certificate in preservation from the University of Pennsylvania. She also has a bachelor’s of architecture from Kansas State University. She practiced in the architectural profession in Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and Omaha, NE, and is a registered architect. Joy is the founding director of Architectural Studies and the chair of the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is active in the professional community. She has served on the Landmarks Commission for the city of Kansas City, Mo., for 12 years.

Joy’s research focuses on:
  • design
  • historic preservation
  • urban design
  • design education