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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 eight 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”.


Tanzil Shafique

Project Designer

Tanzil comes to UACDC from Dhaka, Bangladesh where he taught undergraduate classes at BRAC University.  He has an M.Arch from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


David Marroquín

Project Designer

David is a Project Designer at the UACDC and assists in teaching, research, and planning. He has experience in the development
and implementation of master plans for the revitalization of decaying areas of urban fabrics in Guatemala City.


Jonathan Alexander Martinez

Project Designer

Jonathan has worked with  UACDC for three years. He has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Arkansas. 

Matthew Petty

Development Associate

Matthew assists  UACDC with grant and partnership development and general research. He is an Alderman for the City of Fayetteville and Chair of Fayetteville's Transportation Committee. He has a BS in Mathematics and Political Science.

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 US. She has been a national winner of the 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, Muncie, IN.

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Raheel Ahmad 

Project Designer

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