Architecture, Design & Construction
Paula J. Behrens, RA
Professor and Coordinator, Facility Management Programs
B. Arts in Architectural Studies, Kirkland College
M. Architecture, University of Pennsylvania
Office: M2-28, 215-751-8926
Paula Behrens has taught at Community College of Philadelphia for over 20 years. She is a registered architect with experience in all phases of design and construction, as well as facility management. She has worked on projects ranging from kitchen renovations to hospitals, and from initial planning and schematic design to construction observation. She has taught many of the design and construction courses in the Architecture, Design & Construction Department. She has presented at conferences nationally and internationally and has been recognized for her teaching and mentoring. At Penn, she was Editor of the school’s academic journal, VIA, and received a Dales traveling fellowship. She has interests in the link between making, place and experience.
David Bertram, RA
Department Head and Assistant Professor
B.F.A., The Cooper Union
M. Architecture. & M.S. Construction Management, Virginia Tech
David Bertram’s passion for art and building lead to his career in architecture. The enjoyment of designing and building his photography darkroom and working as a timber-wright in the mountains of North Carolina led David back to graduate school for architecture.
Before establishing his own architectural practice, he worked for regional and national firms focusing on multi-family residential, academic, and municipal projects including police & fire stations and libraries. His interests include wood construction, the history of construction and structural engineering, building physical models, and computer-aided visualization.
Prior to joining the Architecture, Design & Construction Department at Community College of Philadelphia, David taught in Drexel University’s Construction Management program. He currently teaches at Jefferson University. In addition to his academic career, David is a registered architect maintains a practice.
Andrea E. Beizer, RA NCIDQ
M. Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
B.F.A. in Art, Carnegie Mellon University
As an architect, interior designer and artist Andrea Beizer, RA NCIDQ is interested in creating both functional and aesthetically pleasing places and spaces. Her interest in art informs her architectural practice as many clients trust her with their color palettes and artwork selections as an extension of their other project goals. Andrea opened the AEB Design Group in 1993. The firm specializes in single family renovations as well as tenant fit-outs for mostly medical and law offices. As the firm’s principal, she oversees all aspects of design, construction documentation and management.
In addition to being both a licensed Architect and Certified Interior designer, Andrea is an exhibiting artist and the creator of the Alice Cartoons. The strip was exhibited at the Philadelphia International Airport for six months in 2016-17 and has received recognition in and around the Philadelphia area.
Prior to teaching at Community College of Philadelphia, Andrea was a Professor at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, and is an Adjunct Professor at Moore College of Art and Design. She has taught a variety of courses including all levels of Design, Construction Documentation and Detailing, Construction Materials and Methods, The History of Architecture and Interior Design, as well as foundational courses such as Basic Drawing, 2-D Design, 3-D Design, Color Theory, Perspective.
Anthony (Tony) Bracali, RA
B.Arch, Drexel University, 1999
Faculty Prize Winner
AIA Phila 2007 Young Architect Winner
Office: M2-30, 215-751-8860
Tony Bracali is Vice President of Design at The Goldenberg Group. Tony has over 20 years’ experience designing mixed-use, educational, institutional, recreation, sports and community-related projects. Tony is an award-winning designer who is expert at conceptualizing the "big picture" ideas for a project in a manner that clients can understand.
B.S., Construction Management, Drexel University
Courses taught include Project Cost Estimating, Construction Methods and Materials, Contracts & Specifications, Construction Project Management, Project Scheduling, Understanding Construction Drawings and Site Management. Interests include regional and global raw material costs and technological advances in construction methods and materials. Prior to joining the College part time in 2015, he has been an adjunct at Drexel University within the Construction Management Department since 1996. He has had the pleasure to be working in the construction industry for over thirty years. He’s worked on projects in and around the Philadelphia region such as University of Pennsylvania’s Huntsman Hall, Citizens Bank Park, The Kimmel Center and the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. He is presently the Manager of Cost Engineering within Engineering and Construction Division at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority.
Office: M2-30, 215-751-8612
Milton Lau, RA
Bachelor of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University
M.F.A., Sculpture, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Milton Lau is a Registered Architect in Pennsylvania and a lead designer at BLT Architects. Interests include cycling as a way to see the world and sculpture as a means to give simple shape and form to complex ideas. He has over 25 years of experience as an architect and designer with projects including the East Market mixed-use development in Philly, the Liberty Hotel in Boston, and the Delaware Art Museum expansion in Wilmington, Delaware. He is a contributing writer in the Winter 2018 issue of Context, the journal of AIA Philadelphia, with the article "Details in Context and a Meander Along the River". His art installations have been exhibited at the Bush Gallery in Boston and The Boston Childrens Museum.
Office: W2-01, 215-751-8862
A.A. in Industrial Arts Technology, Spring Garden College
B.S. Industrial Arts Education, The College of New Jersey
Certified Teacher of the Handicapped in the state of New Jersey
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Louis Marquet has been teaching for over 25 years. He has helped many find gainful employment through his instruction of programs like AutoCAD, Inventor, Photoshop and 3dstudio max. His work experience also includes design drafting for Russell cast stone making Architectural elements for commercial construction. His work can be seen in the Ellis Island sky lights above the cafeteria and the fountains at the Delaware State house, as well as pavers in Philadelphia China town. He teaches ADC263 Digital Animation and Rendering. His interests are art, woodworking, photography, and tool design.
Elizabeth C. Masters, AIA, AFAAR
Visiting Lecturer, Coordinator for Architecture and Interior Design Programs
B. S. Architecture, The Ohio State University
M. Arch., The University of Virginia
Certificate in Economic Growth and Development, University of Pennsylvania
Fascinated by landscapes, buildings, and cities, Elizabeth Masters, AIA, AFAAR, practices at Elizabeth C. Masters Architects, Ltd. Community leadership in Chestnut Hill, political advocacy, and study of public policy at Fels Institute of Government gave her a strong foundation for leadership roles in AIA Philadelphia and AIA Pennsylvania as a member of the Board of Directors and president of AIA PA where she remains active. She is a recipient of the Thomas U. Walter Award of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and a Rome Prize by the American Academy in Rome and the NIAE that allowed her to study ancient and Renaissance architecture, landscape, and urbanism in Italy.
Prior to teaching at CCP, Elizabeth taught at the University of Maryland, Temple University, and Drexel University. At CCP she teaches Design Studios, Construction, and Philadelphia History: Architecture and Planning. Building community/community building is the hallmark of her professional life, one that weaves practice, teaching, community service, advocacy, and life together.
Office: M2-26, 215-751-8418
Courses taught include digital documentation & CAD, contracts and specifications, project management & scheduling and environmental systems & LEED classes.
Prior to joining the College full time, he was a staff architect and vice president at the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC), specializing in community and economic development. He served on a variety of public boards and initiatives for the City of Philadelphia, such as the West Philadelphia and North Philadelphia Empowerment zones boards. He also worked for the City of Philadelphia, Department of Public Property serving as a planning director and facilities manager responsible for tenant fit-out and design of office and services facilities owned and/or operated and activities related to real estate operations. Finally, as a licensed PA Architect, He brings a vast amount of experience in the areas of commercial, residential and industrial projects, involving activities such as planning, design and building.
B.A., M. Arch., University of Pennsylvania
Office: M2-24, 215-751-8318
Courses taught include presentation techniques, materials of construction, color and lighting and design studio.
His interests include historic preservation and non-western architecture, particularly that of Japan, having presented six scholarly papers on Japanese architecture. Prior to joining the College full time in 2001, he was a staff architect at the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, specializing in community outreach and preparing repair plans for over 300 of Philadelphia's historic places of worship.
Office: M2-26, 215-751-8418
Office: M2-24, 215-751-8318