Stephen Schreiber, FAIA, ACSA Distinguished Professor, is Chair of the Department of Architecture at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College (B.A.) and Harvard University (M.Arch.).
Professor Schreiber has served as dean/director at the school of architecture at the University of South Florida, and director of the architecture program at the University of New Mexico. His research and professional work has been published in numerous journals. Schreiber was the FY 2006 President of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). He was a member of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Architects, and the board of directors of the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards. He is currently serving a three year term (2021-2024) Director of the National Architecture Accrediting Board
Schreiber served as an elected Town Councilor in Amherst from 2018 to 2022.
Tolya Stonorov, associate director of Norwich University’s School of Architecture+Art, received a master's degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was awarded the Chester Miller traveling fellowship, the Howard Friedman Thesis prize and multiple grants.
Stonorov has practiced design-build since 2006, when she co-founded her firm, Stonorov Workshop. The collaborative firm was founded on the belief that good design makes life better, that making and designing are intrinsically intertwined, and strives to use sustainable materials and methods in honest, simple expressions to create spaces that outlast their original use.
Tolya Stonorov has received multiple awards for excellence for her professional and academic work from the American Institute of Architects’ New England and Vermont chapters among others. In addition, Stonorov received the Vermont Women in Higher Education Peggy Williams Award for her teaching and scholarship. She gives lectures and participates in symposium panels nationally and internationally.
Stonorov’s latest book, The Design-Build Studio | Crafting Meaningful Work in Architecture Education, was published in 2017.
John W. Priestley III AIA is a third generation architect, following his father and great uncle. He became enamored of historic, New England buildings while working on projects such as Fanueil Hall, and others in Boston’s Back bay. As well as working for one of the largest contractors in New England, John has headed his own small construction company. John is an advocate of building energy technology, specifying solar, geothermal and energy-efficient materials and systems in his work.
He was educated at Boston Architectural Center and Cornell University and served as visiting critic on University of Maine’s Architectural Program. He has served on Rockport, Maine’s Planning Board, chair of the historic Rockport Opera House committee, and has contributed to the Town’s Comprehensive Plan as well as its Historic Ordinance. John is a member of Maine AIA’s Design Committee.