University of South Florida

School of Architecture & Community Design

USF College of The Arts

Nancy Sanders


Associate Professor of Architecture
Phone: (813) 974-6005

Nancy Sanders received her first degree in architecture from the University of Florida in 1990, where she graduated with high honors. She received her Master's Degree from Harvard University in 1994 and was nominated by the faculty for the prestigious Kelly Thesis Prize.

She has worked at firms in three countries – the United States, Hong Kong, and Canada – including the Office for Metropolitan Architecture Asia, Taoho Design, and Andrea Clark Brown Associates. Currently an associate professor at USF (she became an assistant professor in 1997), Professor Sanders has also taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from 2000-2003, and at the Vicenza Institute of Architecture (University of Florida overseas program).

In addition to teaching cross-culturally and designing in China, Hong Kong, and the United States, Professor Sanders is currently pursuing funded research on high-density urbanism, podium cities, and the architecture of borders and memory. She is the Founding Director of the University of Florida's Hong Kong/China Summer Studio Program and has received numerous grants including the Ted Fearny Research Professorship.