Korydon  Smith Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Korydon Smith

Associate Professor and Associate Dean
University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning

Korydon Smith is a faculty member at the University at Buffalo, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in architectural design and research. His work investigates the relationship between design, pedagogy, and social justice. Among other books, he is the editor of Introducing Architectural Theory: Debating a Discipline (Routledge, 2012) and co-editor of Diversity and Design: Understanding Hidden Consequences (Routledge, 2015). He holds an Ed.D. as well as a professional M.Arch.

Subjects: Built Environment


A 2001 alum of the University at Buffalo, Professor Smith returned to the UB School of Architecture and Planning in 2012 after more than a decade of teaching in the Bachelor of Architecture program at the University of Arkansas, where he also earned a doctoral degree in education. Dr. Smith teaches everything from first-year architectural design to advanced masters and doctoral research, and has received seven departmental and university awards for outstanding teaching. Korydon has traveled to more than 10 countries, including participation in study-abroad programs in Costa Rica, Italy, and Rwanda. He has assisted more than 50 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students with their theses/dissertations. With an emphasis on design for social justice, Smith has written or edited five books, including a top-selling international book on architectural theory and an award-winning book on housing inequity in the United States, and he has presented his research to more than 50 local and international audiences.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    - design for social justice
    - inclusive design/universal design
    - design pedagogy/architectural education