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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.

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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.

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.