Seher Erdoğan, AIA is a co-founder of EFFO and an Assistant Professor in the Architecture department at Temple University. Seher received her BA in Architecture and MArch degrees at Yale University where she was the recipient of the Moulton Andrus Award and selected as the co-editor of Perspecta 43, entitled "Taboo." Her research focuses on the material history of architecture as seen through the lens of cultural heritage and expressed via the representational strategies using new media technologies.
Presently the Foundations Coordinator of the Architecture curriculum, Seher previously taught at Kadir Has University in Istanbul and held teaching fellowships in undergraduate design studios at Yale, where she was a fellow of the Rome Drawing Program and a member of the Yale Building Project. In 2010 she collaborated with Prof. Dietrich Neumann of Brown University on the book and exhibition entitled The Structure of Light: Richard Kelly and the Illumination of Modern Architecture. A licensed architect in the state of New York, Seher previously worked at the offices of Apicella Bunton Architects in New Haven, and Gwathmey Siegel Associates, Robert A.M. Stern Architects and Rogers Marvel Architects in New York.
Harris Sittaa Ford, AIA is a co-founder of EFFO and currently practices as an architect in Philadelphia. Harris received his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture with highest honors from Princeton University, where he was awarded the Joseph Sanford Shanley ’17 Memorial Prize in Architecture to study temple architecture throughout Southeast Asia, and was selected as a Princeton-in-Asia Teaching Fellow in Thailand. Harris received his Master of Architecture from Yale University. In 2006, he received a grant from the Yale Southeast Asian Studies Council to study disaster relief housing and vernacular housing types in southern Thailand. Harris has worked for Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects in New Haven, Connecticut, and FXFowle Architects and Steven Harris Architects in New York City. His professional experience ranges from master planning and urban design, to cultural, institutional and high-rise commercial projects throughout the US, Europe, and Asia, to single-family residential design and interior design. Harris is a LEED AP and a licensed architect in New York State.