Gordon B Simmons , MArch

Professor Emeritus

Professional Summary

Professor Emeritus Simmons' academic career began after a dozen years in practice. As a project architect and firm vice-president, he designed buildings in Ohio, California, Arizona, and Colorado. Several buildings won state and national design awards; in 1991 and 1992, AIA Cincinnati nominated the Gidding-Jenny store facade for an AIA Ohio 25-Year Building Design Award. While chair of architecture, he wrote proposals and coordinated site visits for the Ohio Academic Challenge and Program Excellence award programs. Large grants from those programs funded the School's Center for the Study of Practice. The principal outcome of his tenure as School director was initiating the co-op Master of Architecture degree program.


MArch: University of Florida 1964

BArch: University of Cincinnati 1963

Research and Practice Interests

Architectural theory Architectural design Graduate thesis development Ethics and architecture