Khosrow Borzogi is a Professor of Architecture, the founder of the Ph.D. Program in Planning, Design, and Construction at the University of Oklahoma, and also the creator of the Center for Middle Eastern Architecture and Culture at the University of Oklahoma. He teaches Architectural Design, Diplomacy Lab, Graduate Studio, Middle Eastern Architecture, Professional Project Research, Urban Design Studio, and Architecture for Non-Majors among other seminars in the Gibbs College. Dr. Borzogi previously was on the architecture faculty of the University of Tehran. He has over 30 years of professional experience as a project designer working with large, international architectural firms in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East.
His publications and other creative works include articles in the Journal of Preservation Digital Technology and Culture, American International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, ATSA ARCHITECTS, Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education, as well as the film ‘The Unity of Being: The Hidden Manifestation of Indoor- Outdoor Relationships in Traditional Sustainable Desert Architecture of Iran;’ numerous public exhibitions; and public lectures at Kerman University, Qatar University, Shahid Beheshti University (Tehran), (Tehran University), University of Science and Technology (Tehran), Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (Washington, D.C.), Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China), and UNESCO, among others.
Keith Gåddie is President’s Associates Presidential Professor of Architecture, associate dean of the college, and special assistant to the university president at the University of Oklahoa. Since 2010 he has also been editor of the journal Social Science Quarterly. He teaches Architecture of Democracy, 5th Year Design Studio, and Professional Project Research in the Gibbs College.
Keith studies the built environment and democratic values. His most recent book, The U.S. Supreme Court’s Democratic Spaces, explores the architecture and meaning of the Supreme Court and the overall evolution of the concept of ‘courthouse’ and U.S. judicial architecture. He is author or coauthor of over 20 other books including the forthcoming Democracy’s Meaning: How the Public Understands Democracy and Why It Matters (Michigan), Regulating Wetlands Protection (SUNY Press), Triumph of Voting Rights In the South (OU Press), Rise and Fall of the Voting Rights Act (OU Press), The Three Governors Controversy: Skullduggery, Machinations, and the Decline of Georgia’s Progressive Politics (Georgia), and The Economic Realities of Political Reform (Cambridge). He has also published roughly 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and professional monographs.