Jeff Balmer

Associate Professor, Undergraduate Program Director, Architecture
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Jeff Balmer is an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture. He completed his Bachelor of Environmental Studies (1989) and Bachelor of Architecture (1992) from the University of Waterloo, and a Master of Architecture from Iowa State University in 1998. His scholarship engages Beginning Design education, and includes a focus on the history and practice of the architectural diagram. His teaching focuses on Beginning Design, writing for architects, and history, including "from Auschwitz to Zapruder: Mapping the Midcentury" - an advanced seminar in Postwar cultural history. He has led international study programs to Rome for more than 20 years. 

In 2013, he published Diagramming the Big Idea: Methods for Architectural Composition with colleague Michael Swisher (Routledge Press).

In January 2018, he will lead the SoA's inaugural semester-length international study program in Rome, enabling Fourth Year undergraduate students to live and study in Italy for a full semester.