Professor Temkin is a licensed architect and a professor of architectural design. His research has explored digital modeling as a tool for design refinement, and animation as a device for the temporal analysis of space. His scholarship includes design delineation and design pedagogy. His professional and scholarly work has been exhibited and published both nationally and internationally.
Temkin is a past president of the Association of Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), the leading digital design research organization in North America. He received degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and the Cranbrook Academy of Art and began his academic career as a visiting professor at Carnegie Mellon. He then moved to Florida Atlantic University, where he helped establish the university's School of Architecture and in 2005 became its director.
Temkin came to Norwich in 2010, originally to serve as Dean of the School of Architecture + Art. He was asked to serve as interim dean of the College of Professional Schools when it was established in 2012, and was named dean of the college in 2013.
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