Deborah Ku

Assistant Professor

Deborah Ku

School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture

207 Dudley Hall


Master of Architecture, University of Virginia
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Virginia

Deborah Ku is an Assistant Professor of Architecture in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, where she currently coordinates and teaches the first-year architectural design studios and beginning visual representation courses. She earned her B.S. Arch and M.Arch from the University of Virginia, where she was immersed in an interdisciplinary design education, integrating lessons from architecture, landscape, urban planning and history. She has carried these interdisciplinary principles into professional practice as a landscape architect as well as now into beginning design pedagogy. Her teaching is rooted in drawing from the powerful relationships between buildings and sites, seeing architecture as an integrated whole rather than as an isolated act.

Interest areas in research and practice:
Beginning Design, Drawing and Representation