American Institute of Architecture Students - Kennesaw State University
AIAS - KSU

Our Faculty in AIA

Meet the faculty at KSU involved with AIA

Kathryn Bedette, AIA    Associate Professor, Kennesaw State University

Kathryn Bedette, AIA

Associate Professor, Kennesaw State University

Christopher Welty, AIA    Associate Professor, Kennesaw State University   Chris Welty is an Associate Professor in the College of Architecture and Construction Management at Kennesaw State University. There his research centers on the integration of digital technologies within the design process while embracing the craft of making. His studio projects have focused on topics of light and materiality through explorations with virtual computer environments and design-build. He currently serves as the Professional Program Sequence coordinator and teaches thesis, design studio and design communication. In 2014, he was honored with an Outstanding Faculty Award and named the 2014-15 “Teacher of the Year”. Chris is a registered architect in Georgia and an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). In 2015, he was awarded the AIA Georgia Bronze Medal for his service as State Treasurer for his development of strategic investment policies and the long-term strategic investment plan for reserve revenue. Chris will serve as the 2019 President of AIA Atlanta and is an active member of the Architecture Foundation of Georgia Board. When not teaching Chris heads his small multimedia design firm, weltyWORLD, which specializes in the creation of spatial experiences in a virtual computer environment and physical installations.

Christopher Welty, AIA

Associate Professor, Kennesaw State University

Chris Welty is an Associate Professor in the College of Architecture and Construction Management at Kennesaw State University. There his research centers on the integration of digital technologies within the design process while embracing the craft of making. His studio projects have focused on topics of light and materiality through explorations with virtual computer environments and design-build. He currently serves as the Professional Program Sequence coordinator and teaches thesis, design studio and design communication. In 2014, he was honored with an Outstanding Faculty Award and named the 2014-15 “Teacher of the Year”. Chris is a registered architect in Georgia and an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). In 2015, he was awarded the AIA Georgia Bronze Medal for his service as State Treasurer for his development of strategic investment policies and the long-term strategic investment plan for reserve revenue. Chris will serve as the 2019 President of AIA Atlanta and is an active member of the Architecture Foundation of Georgia Board. When not teaching Chris heads his small multimedia design firm, weltyWORLD, which specializes in the creation of spatial experiences in a virtual computer environment and physical installations.

Arief B. Setiawan, AIA, Faculty Advisor    Associate Professor, Kennesaw State University   Arief B. Setiawan was trained as an architect in Indonesia. He earned a master’s degree in urban design from University of Cincinnati and doctorate in Architecture: history, theory and criticism from Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests are in the congruence of social, cultural, political, environmental, and technological factors in shaping identities in the design of the built-environment, hybrid and alternative modernity in architecture and urbanism, the performative aspect in informing history of architecture, the role of media in shaping design intents, and design pedagogy. Besides his research, he worked on design projects that problematize the relationship to a place, including a hospital for the underprivileged in a remote location in Indonesia. He has also been working with students over the years in conducting design-research for socially-conscious designs in various parts of the world.    Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology  MCP Univ. of Cincinnati  B.Arch Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia

Arief B. Setiawan, AIA, Faculty Advisor

Associate Professor, Kennesaw State University

Arief B. Setiawan was trained as an architect in Indonesia. He earned a master’s degree in urban design from University of Cincinnati and doctorate in Architecture: history, theory and criticism from Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests are in the congruence of social, cultural, political, environmental, and technological factors in shaping identities in the design of the built-environment, hybrid and alternative modernity in architecture and urbanism, the performative aspect in informing history of architecture, the role of media in shaping design intents, and design pedagogy. Besides his research, he worked on design projects that problematize the relationship to a place, including a hospital for the underprivileged in a remote location in Indonesia. He has also been working with students over the years in conducting design-research for socially-conscious designs in various parts of the world.

Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology

MCP Univ. of Cincinnati

B.Arch Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia