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Stephen D. Luoni

Director and Principal Designer

Stephen Luoni is Director of the University of Arkansas Community Design Center (UACDC) where he is the Steven L. Anderson Chair in Architecture and Urban Studies and a Distinguished Professor of Architecture. Under his direction since 2003, UACDC’s design and research have won more than 100 awards, all for urban design, research, and education. His work at UACDC specializes in interdisciplinary public works projects combining landscape, urban, and architectural design. Luoni was appointed a 2012 United States Artists Ford Fellow. He has a BS in Architecture from Ohio State University and a Master of Architecture from Yale University.


Linda Komlos

Executive Assistant to the Director

Linda has worked with UACDC for nine years. She has an MA in Geography with a specialization in physical geography.

Paco Mejias Villatoro

Project Architect

Paco has been teaching architecture since 1997, with posts in Spain, Canada, and Turkey. He has worked professionally in London and Spain and is the founder of Pigueiras y Mejias Architects. Paco was nominated for the prestigious Mies van der Rohe European Award in 2003. He has a Master in Architecture degree from Valencia Polytechnics and as MS in Architectural Projects from the European University of Madrid. Paco recently completed his Ph.D. dissertation at the Madrid School of Architecture titled “Architectural Artifacts, Contraptions and Ruses in Architecture. A mapping of relationships throughout the 20th Century”.


Jonathan Alexander Martinez

Project Designer

Jonathan has worked at the UACDC for more than three years. He was an Intern Project Designer while studying architecture. In 2016 Jonathan became a full time Project Designer.  He has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Arkansas.

Michela Cupello 

Project Designer

Michela is Project Designer at the UACDC. She has 5 years of professional experience as an Architectural Designer, and numerous experiences as a Researcher in Italy and the United States.  Michela won the national USGBC Multifamily Midrise Design Competition, and she received the ARCC King Student Medal for Excellence in Architectural + Environmental Design Research in 2012. Michela has a B.S. in Architectural Restoration and an M. Arch from the University of Genova in Italy, and a M. Arch with a focus in sustainability from Ball State University in Muncie, IN.

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Raheel Ahmad 

Project Designer

Raheel is a Project Designer at the UACDC. He has more than 5 years of professional design experience working on major urban development and architectural projects in Pakistan and in the UAE. Raheel has a dual Bachelor's Degree in Architecture and Construction Science and a Masters in Architecture from Prairie View A&M University in Texas.