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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.


Areas of Study

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.


Faculty and Staff

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.

Full-time Faculty

Professor Michael Ryan, Department Chair
CALT 330
410-777-2437
mdryan@aacc.edu

Janet Haddock, Interior Design Instructional Specialist
CALT 328
410-777-7086
jlhaddock@aacc.edu

Professor Robert Lowe III, Architecture and Landscape
CALT 332
410-777-7241
rrlowe@aacc.edu

Professor Brandi Shepard, Construction Management
CALT 332
410-777-2120
brshepard@aacc.edu 

Adjunct Faculty

Matt Gregory, Architecture

Greg Guarnaccia, Interior Design

Craig Martin, Architecture

Jim Martin, Architecture

Carol Pearce, Interior Design, 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

Office Staff

Frances Panek, program assistant
410-777-2433
CALT-234
fpanek@aacc.edu 

Resources for Students

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.

For Current Students

From field trips to travel study, internships to student organizations, your experience as an architecture, design or construction management student goes beyond the classroom.

For High School Students

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.

Learn more about earning credit for high school coursework.

For Professionals

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.