Mary Ben Bonham

Mary Ben BonhamAssociate Professor
Coordinator, Interior Design Program
101C Alumni Hall
(513) 529-2840

Courses Taught (during past two academic years)

ARC 201 Architectural Design Studio
ARC 202/204 Architectural Design Studio + Interior Design Studio
ARC 301/302/401/402/402C Upper Level Architectural Design Studio
Interdisciplinary Design Studio: ARC 304 Interior Design + ARC 3/400 Architectural Design + ART 354 Graphic Design
ARC 4/506C Case Studies in Sustainable Design
ARC 4/514 Environmental Control Systems II

Educational Credentials

Master of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, 1994
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin, 1989

Teaching Experience

Miami University, Department of Architecture and Interior Design

  • Associate Professor, 2013-Present     
  • Assistant Professor, 2007-2013

Wentworth Institute of Technology, Adjunct Professor, 1998-1999
Boston Architectural College, Instructor, 1996-1997

Professional Experience

Senior Associate, Prellwitz/Chilinski Associates (Cambridge, MA), 1995-2007
Architect, Modigliani Noyes Architects (Boston, MA), 1994-1995
Intern Architect, Arrasmith, Judd, Rapp (Louisville, KY), 1992-1993
Intern Architect, Ambrose and McEnany Architects (Houston, TX), 1990-1991
Intern Architect, Kendall Heaton Associates (Houston, TX), 1989-1990
Intern Architect, Claude Vasconi Associés (Paris, France), 1988


Licensed Architect, No. 4302, Commonwealth of Kentucky, 1994-Present
LEED-Accredited Professional, U.S. Green Building Council, 2001-Present
NCIDQ, Certificate No. 34470, Council for Interior Design Qualification, 2018-Present

Selected Publications, Creative Scholarship, Awards, Grants

Bioclimatic Double-Skin Façades, book presently under contract with Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group
“Leading by Example: New Professionalism and the Government Client,” in Building Research and Information 40:1, 77-94 (Routledge/Taylor and Francis, London), 2012
“Hybrid Cultural Significance for the Bibliothèque Municipale à Vocation Régionale de Marseille,” in France and the Mediterranean: International Relations, Culture and Politics, E. Godin and N. Vince (eds), Modern French Identities, Vol. 86, Peter Lang Publishing Group, Oxford, 2012
Lighting Across the [Design] Curriculum, awarded the $50,000 Twentieth Anniversary Grant by the Nuckoll’s Fund for Lighting Education. One of ten authors in a multi-university project that created an online lighting education tool, accessible at 2010-2012
Shoupp Award Program Phase I project development grant, awarded $5,000 by the Miami University Research Advisory Committee (MURAC) for “Lighting and Controls Demonstration Research Lab.”

Professional Memberships and Service

Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), 2011-Present
Board Member and Partner Educator Liaison for the IES Cincinnati-Louisville Chapter, 2011-Present
Building Technology Educators Society (BTES), 2010-Present
Member of the SBSE Student Scholarship review committee, 2010-2011; Chair 2012 and 2013
Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE), 2007-Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), 2007-Present
American Institute of Architects (AIA), Member, 1996-Present