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M.Arch., University of Michigan
B.S., University of Virginia
Professor Comazzi’s teaching, research, and scholarship focus on the following areas: mid-century Modern architecture and design; design theory and criticism; architecture photography; the design of active learning environments for PK-12 education; design for healthcare environments; and design-build practices for community development. He is the author a monograph on Balthazar Korab, one of the most prolific and celebrated architecture photographers of the Modern era (Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography, Princeton Architectural Press, 2012), and is currently writing a monograph on the Miller House and Gardens in Columbus, IN (forthcoming from Princeton Architectural Press, 2019).
Professor Comazzi joined the faculty in the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia in the Fall of 2017 as the Director of the Design Thinking Concentration. Hired as part of the University's "Cluster Hiring Initiative," Professor Comazzi has partial appointments in the School of Nursing and the Curry School of Education where he collaborates on interdisciplinary teaching, research, and curriculum development. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Virginia, he held teaching positions at the University of Michigan (Lecturer 1999-2006), and the University of Minnesota (Assistant Professor 2006-2012, Associate Professor with Tenure 2012-2017) where he was the Director of the Undergraduate B.S. Degree Program (Major in Architecture) from 2012-2015.
2012 Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography named one of nine "Best Architecture Books of 2012," The Guardian UK
2012 Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography named one of 20 "Michigan Notable Books of 2012," State Library of Michigan
2011 First Place, Portland Water Tower Redesign Competition. Merge Studio+ Lab, Portland, OR. First place in open, international design competition for the redesign of decommissioned water towers in Portland (with G. Wilkins).
2005 ACSA Faculty Design Awards, Annual Conference, MIM: Mies in Michigan, selected for Award and Presentation (with G. Wilkins and A. Canfora)