Professor Warfield is an architect, author and professor emeritus, having taught studios of all levels for forty years. As a scholar, he has explored fundamental principles of design theory through original field research in worldwide vernacular architecture. In photography and travel journals, he has documented the living environments and cultural heritage of indigenous peoples worldwide and authored "Roads Less Traveled," "Dancing Lessons from God" and "The Architect's Sketch" (Chinese). As an architect, he experimented in his own built work with concepts stressing fundamentals of design as exhibited in successful vernacular architecture. He has 75 built works. In 2002, Professor Warfield was named “ACSA Distinguished Professor in Architecture.” In 2012, he was named Honorary Professor at Tongji University in Shanghai where he writes "The Warfield Column" in the Chinese quarterly "Heritage Architecture." The College of Architecture at Tongji University curates his research collection "The Warfield Archives of Vernacular Architecture."


M.Arch, Architectural History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 1972
B.Arch, Architectural Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 1965