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Learn from full-time professors who are licensed architects and certified facility managers.

Our faculty stay connected to the people and organizations that are advancing architecture and facility management. They keep current with best practices and trends. Their networks become your networks.

Ferris is a teaching university, which means your professors are the people you engage with in the classroom and the studio. They know your name, where you’re from, and what interests you.

Mary Brayton

AIA, LEED Green Associate, Professor

AAS Arts, Grand Rapids Community College
BS Architecture, University of Michigan
Master of Architecture, University of Michigan

Professor Mary E. Brayton earned Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Michigan.  Mary is a licensed architect in the State of Michigan and began practicing in 1990.  She is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and also a LEED Green Associate.  Prior to starting her teaching career at Ferris State University in 1997, Mary practiced at a small architectural firm in Grand Rapids, Michigan, focusing on commercial, residential, and church projects.   Mary’s areas of interest include architectural graphics, interior facility planning and design, building systems and materials.  “I enjoy the creative energy that the students bring to the classroom and watching them grow and mature as they progress through the programs.”