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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 at the UACDC since 2008.  She has more than thirty-five years of professional office experience. Linda graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arkansas in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in geography and a minor in business administration, and completed a master’s degree in geography in 2008. She won numerous awards during her academic career, including Outstanding Geography Undergraduate Student Awards in 2003 and 2004, a Fulbright College Senior Scholar Award in 2004,  and an Outstanding Physical Geographer of the Year Award  in 2008. The UA’s Staff Senate recognized Linda in May 2010 as an Employee of the Third Quarter.


Shawna Marie Hammon

Project Architect

Shawna is an award-winning registered architect with more than eight years of professional experience.  She graduated with a Master in Architecture from North Carolina State University, where she also served as Adjunct Faculty for several years teaching digital representation to undergraduate and graduate students.  Shawna has a strong passion for research, especially concerning Tall Wood buildings.  In 2014, she published an article in the peer reviewed Perkins+Will Research Journal titled “Tall Wood Survey: Identifying and Analyzing the Obstacles of Perception.” Shawna joined the UACDC in 2017 as a Project Designer.


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.


Jonathan Culp

Project Designer

Jonathan is a Project Designer at the UACDC.  His professional experience spans from residential to large-scale projects. He graduated with a Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan where he specialized in digital fabrication.


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.  


Colby Leding

Project Designer

Colby is a Project Designer at the UACDC. He enrolled at the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture in 2011. While studying at the University he completed a study abroad program in Rome, Italy. His studies included a semester at the UACDC as a student while also interning at a local architecture firm focused on retail design. Colby graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2016. After three years of professional experience, Colby became a full-time Project Designer at the UACDC.