Joel Dankoff has taught history of architecture for 15 years. He grew up in Chicago, where he fell in love with buildings. Working at a Chicago architecture firm, Joel realized that architecture conveys history and buildings comprise a collection of historical primary sources. For over a decade he taught an advanced seminar on the history of architecture at Friends’ Central School. Joel came to love Fleisher when he took ceramics classes here and later taught architectural history focusing on Philadelphia buildings. He’s an expert on religious architecture as well as modernism and postmodernism. He has lived in Philadelphia for nearly 20 years.