Division of Professional PracticeUniversity of CincinnatiPROPEL

Division of Professional Practice

Liam Ream


Assistant Professor Liam Ream holds a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Miami University. Registered as an architect in 1990, he has held positions with the Cincinnati-based practices of SFA Architects, PDT Architects, EGC Construction, Federated Department Stores and Belcan Corporation (all UC ProPEL employers) and has designed numerous regional projects for workplace, retail, school and residential use groups. Liam joined UC ProPEL’s faculty in Jan 2010 as the Bachelor of Science in Architecture co-op adviser. He has founded an emerging co-op model called Co-op for Causes (C4C) which gathers students from applicable majors into co-op term studios dedicated to research and design for non-profit partner missions. C4C students have been hosted by FRCH Design Worldwide, whose culture embraced five terms of student effort in service of Haiti’s reconstruction (Cynthiana KY Rotary Club as client) and holistic healing and enterprise incubation  for Cincinnati’s marginalized (Cincinnati Dream Center as client). UC students benefitted from FRCH branding expertise by branding their co-op studios (which, in both cases, are progressing into becoming their own non-profits). Liam has presented extensively towards further partnerships and evidencing the C4C model as generalizable. In all collaborations and roles (ProPEL, CDC, CoreChange, UCore7H, Fuel, SL Advisory Council), his goal is to find “holistic synergy, communication, education, impacts and real outcomes” for those disadvantaged in this life and those passionate to participate (and likewise be transformed).