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Phoebe Crisman AIA combines professional architecture practice with research and teaching at the University of Virginia. Director of the interdisciplinary Global Studies - Environments + Sustainability major and Associate Professor of Architecture, she teaches design studios and lectures in architecture, urban theory and sustainability. Crisman received the Masters degree in Architecture and Urban Design at Harvard University, where she graduated with Distinction. She completed a postgraduate Fulbright Fellowship in the Netherlands and earned a Bachelor of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon. Prior to establishing Crisman+Petrus Architects, she practiced architecture and urban design with firms in Chicago, Cambridge, Hong Kong and Washington DC.
Michael Petrus co-founded Crisman+Petrus architects with the idea that making architecture and planning cities are not mutually exclusive concepts. Rather, ideas about space, history, economics, ecology and how people use them are what bind these disciplines and the primary difference between buildings and cities are the scale at which they are conceptualized. He has nurtured this idea over the past twenty years while working on a wide variety of building types and sizes as well as urban plans in Chicago, Cambridge, Hong Kong, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Milwaukee and Tidewater Virginia. Petrus received the Masters degree in Architecture and Urban Design at Harvard University, where he graduated with Distinction, and the Bachelors degree in Architecture at Carnegie Mellon. Prior to establishing Crisman+Petrus Architects, he most recently practiced architecture and urban design with William McDonough + Partners in Charlottesville.