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Ross Exo Adams-Assistant Professor [09/15/2017]

Chair of The Department of Architecture's Public Programs Committe

Kevin Owens-Lecturer [01/27/2017]

First Place Disney Imagineering's 'Imaginations' Competition

Faculty mentor of student interdisciplinary team that won Disney's collegiate competition.

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [09/01/2016]

ASHRAE 1710: Effect of Dynamic Shading Devices on Daylight and Energy Performance of Perimeter Zones

Research Contract with Dr. Kristin Cetin, Assistant Professor in CCEE as PI, collaboration with the Iowa Energy Center and Pella Corporpation.

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [08/21/2016]

ACSA/AIA Top 10 COTE for Students Competition

Faculty advisor to one of ten ACSA_AIA COTE TOP TEN student teams. http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2016/05/11/arch-students

http://www.acsa-arch.org/programs-events/competitions/2015-2016-cote-top-ten-for-students/2015-2016-cote-top-ten-for-students-winners/the-living-link

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [08/21/2016]

A Hybrid Simulation Model for Urban Weatherization Programs

Krejci, C.C., Passe, U., Dorneich, M.C., & Peters, N. (2016), “A Hybrid Simulation Model for Urban Weatherization Programs”, Proceedings of the 2016 Winter Simulation Conference, Arlington, VA, December 11-14.

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [08/21/2016]

Methodologies for Studying Human-Microclimate Interactions for Resilient, Smart City Decision-Making

Passe, U., Anderson, N., De Brabanter, K., Dorneich, M., Krejci, C., Poplin, A., Shenk, L., (2016), Methodologies for Studying Human-Microclimate Interactions for Resilient, Smart City Decision-Making, in: Proceedings of PLEA2016 Los Angeles - Cities, Buildings, People: Towards Regenerative Environments, 11-13 July, 2016.

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [08/21/2016]

Simulating the future microclimate to identify vulnerable building interior conditions

Kalvelage, K., Dorneich, M., & Passe, U. (2015, 7-9 Dec), Simulating the future microclimate to identify vulnerable building interior conditions. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Hyderabad, India.

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [08/21/2016]

Typological Studies For Passive Design Strategies Based On Coupled Measured And Modelled Data

Passe, U., Deza, M., Ganapathysubramanian, B., He, S., Vansice, K., Xu, S, (2016), Typological Studies For Passive Design Strategies Based On Coupled Measured And Modelled Data, Proceedings of the 2016 Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD) conference, May 16-18, 2016, London.

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [08/21/2016]

Designing Passive Solar Heated Spaces

Book Chapter published in:

Low Energy Low Carbon Architecture, recent advances and future directions, ed. by Khaled a. Al-Sallal,  CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, London UK, 2016.

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [07/01/2016]

ISU PIIR Big Data for Sustainable Cities Decision Making

http://www.sustainablecities.cber.iastate.edu/

Patience Lueth-Senior Lecturer [03/18/2016]

August 2013-Present (F2013, F2014, F2015)

-Design 230 (Des 230): Design Thinking: Initiate, think produce, change.  

3credits - 3 contact hours - 25-30 students

  • This 3-credit course focuses on helping students understand design thinking and how to apply it.  Students have the opportunity to apply new ways of thinking to tackle a wicked problem. A team-based learning approach encourages students to regularly show their process of design, thought process (using the steps of design thinking, from inspiration to refining) and innovation. Students tackle real-life issues with tangible clients and produce a useable product and/or system. This course assumes that all people are naturally creative and just like any other skill, creativity can lie dormant or can be nurtured through an understanding of theory and practice.
  • Created the syllabus, projects and rubrics.

 

August 2007- Present

  • Architecture 201 (Arch 201): Architectural Design I - Present (F2010, F2011, F2012, F2013, F2014, F2015):

6 credits - 12.5 contact hours - 15-17 students - Field trip.

  • A design worth 6 credit hours focusing on contemporary design and the use of the design process to aid in creating product through building construction and investigation of human habitation.
  • Created the mapping project (2011) and in collaboration with coordinators helped create project statement (2011, 2012) and syllabus.

 

 

 

May 2015

  • Design 340 (Des 340): Design Studio II - Community Awareness through Design

2 credits - 3.25 contact hours - 10-15 students

  • This 2-credit studio exposes students to the reality of community awareness through design by partnering with an entity/organization in the community to create resources, activities and opportunities for the community at large, to engage with that particular entity. Research, interviews, design iterations in 2D and 3D end up morphing into an installation and database that the public and the organization have access to.
  • Created the syllabus and projects.

 

January 2014, Mach 2015

-Design 240 (Des 240): Design Studio I - Words Synthesized in 3D.

2 credits - 3.25 contact hours - 15-25 students

  • This 2-credit studio focuses on the skill of idea generation and small-scale model building. Through a number of readings that focus on research in design, students analyze various words related to design (mainly design principles). Students learn how to create a series of 3D products related to these words and use these various research methodologies to study a particular material (its quality, structural integrity, use, characteristics, etc). The synthesis of the words related to design and the material qualities allows for the creation of more complex 3D systems. Students not only gain an understanding of methods of research and ideation, but also begin to understand the importance of materiality, methods of quick small-scale (sized) construction and how words can be synthesized to aid in the creation of products.
  • Created the syllabus and projects.

 

August 2007- Present

  • Design Studies 102 (Dsn S 102).

4 credits - 6.75 contact hours - 19-25 students.

  • A design studio, worth 4 credit hours focusing on general design principles of design arenas including architecture, landscape architecture, community and regional planning, fine arts, graphic design and interior design.  Topics covered include two-dimensional and three-dimensional design, the creative process, materiality, visual order and the significance of context (cultural) in design.
  • Created a guideline for a syllabus, graded projects and created a grading rubric for the project, organized reviews and advised students.

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [12/07/2015]

Architectural Student’s Attitude towards Building Energy Modeling: a Pilot Study to Improve Integrated Design Education

He, S., Passe, U. (2015). Architectural Student’s Attitude towards Building Energy Modeling: a Pilot Study to Improve Integrated Design Education. Paper presented at the IBPSA International Conference 2015, Hyderabad, India, 7-9 December.

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [12/07/2015]

Simulating the future microclimate to identify vulnerable building interior conditions

Kalvelage, K., Dorneich, M., & Passe, U. (2015, 7-9 Dec). Simulating the future microclimate to identify vulnerable building interior conditions.  Proceedings of the 14th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Hyderabad, India.

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [11/26/2015]

Changing climate: The effects on energy demand and human comfort

Kalvelage, K., Passe, U., Rabideau, S., & Takle, E. S. (2014). Changing climate: The effects on energy demand and human comfort. Energy and Buildings, 76(0), 373-380. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.03.009

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [11/26/2015]

The Potential Energy Efficiency of a Hybrid Designed House: A Post-occupancy Case Study on the Heating and Cooling System

He, S., Passe, U. (2014). The Potential Energy Efficiency of a Hybrid Designed House: A Post-occupancy Case Study on the Heating and Cooling System. Paper presented at the ASHRAE 2014 Annual Conference, Seattle, WA,  June 28- July 2.

Patience Lueth-Senior Lecturer [11/15/2015]

Invited Judge

Judge: Struxture Student Design Competition, 2015

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [10/31/2015]

President-Elect of the Society for Building Science Educators (SBSE)

President-Elect of the Society for Building Science Educators (SBSE)

http://www.sbse.org/announcements/documents/ballot2015.pdf

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [10/06/2015]

Incorporation of future building operating conditions into the modeling of building-microclimate interaction: A feasibility approach

Kalvelage, K., Passe, U., Krejci, C., & Dorneich, M. (2015, 5-7 Oct). Incorporation of future building operating conditions into the modeling of building-microclimate interaction: A feasibility approach. In K. P. Lam (Co-chair), The First International Symposium on Sustainable Human-Building Ecosystems (ISSHBE). Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [09/09/2015]

The Interlock House: Communicating Sustainable Practices through Architecture

Fleenor, K., Passe, U., He, S. (2015). The Interlock House: Communicating Sustainable Practices through Architecture. Paper presented at the PLEA 2015- Architecture in Revolution, Bologna, Italy, 9-11 September.

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [09/01/2015]

Big data for sustainable city decision-making.

Passe, U., Anderson, N., De Brabanter, K., Dorneich, M., Goodwin, J., Krejci, C., Poplin, A., Shenk, L., Anderson, C., & Graham, L. (2015). Big data for sustainable city decision-making. Iowa State University, Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research in Data Driven Science.

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [07/31/2015]

Five years on: building science research with a Solar Decathlon home

http://solar2015.ases.org/speaker/prof-ulrike-passe-2/

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [07/06/2015]

Energy Efficient Dehumidification by Solar Driven Liquid Desiccant Systems for Residential Application

Everly, R., Murillo, E., Passe, U. (2015) . Energy Efficient Dehumidification by Solar Driven Liquid Desiccant Systems for Residential Application. Paper presented at the ASHRAE 2015 Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 27- July 1.

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [05/13/2015]

Designing for the future changing climate: testing parametric adaptation strategies,

Ulrike Passe, Designing for the future changing climate: testing parametric adaptation strategies, in: Redressing Resiliency, panel at The National Adaptation Forum, St. Louis, May 12-14, 2015

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [04/27/2015]

Designing Spaces for Natural Ventilation: an Architect's Guide

http://www.taylorandfrancis.com/articles/designing_spaces_for_natural_ventilation/

About the Book

Buildings can breathe naturally, without the use of mechanical systems, if you design the spaces properly. This accessible and thorough guide shows you how in more than 260 color diagrams and photographs illustrating case studies and CFD simulations. You can achieve truly natural ventilation, by considering the building's structure, envelope, energy use, and form, as well as giving the occupants thermal comfort and healthy indoor air. By using scientific and architectural visualization tools included here, you can develop ventilation strategies without an engineering background. Handy sections that summarize the science, explain rules of thumb, and detail the latest research in thermal and fluid dynamics will keep your designs sustainable, energy efficient, and up-to-date.

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [04/06/2015]

Typological Studies for passive design strategies based on modelled and measured data

Passe, U. (2015, April 6-9), Typological Studies for passive design strategies based on modelled and measured data. Presentation at the ARCC (Architecture Research Center Consortium): The future of architectural research, Chicago.

Chiu-Shui Chan-Professor [03/14/2015]

Style and Creativity in Design

A new book, entitled: "Style and Creativity in Design" included as a collection of the "Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics" series, volume 17, will be published by Springer International Publishing AG, in 3/14/2015.

Another new book, entitled: "Style and Creativity: A Cognitive Theory", will be published by China Architecture and Building Press in 2015. Now it is in print.

 

Karen Bermann-Associate Professor [02/13/2015]

Rome Program Spring 2015

I am teaching fourth-year architecture students in Rome this semester. 

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [02/12/2015]

Nordic Light in Italy

Alvar Aalto Researcher Network

Andrea Wheeler-Assistant Professor [01/05/2015]

$5000 Andrea Wheeler, International Program Grant "Cool Britannia: the British perspective"

This application was made to the International Grants Program for the development of an innovative new study abroad course, which will visit London to explore the art and architecture, of the city, from the late 1980s onwards. This was a period when London was at the center of renewed artistic activity, London was economical vibrant and “swinging” again. An art movement described as Young British Art or Brit Art was emerging. Architects were also beginning to propose environmental stewardship as a motivation for design: reducing energy consumption, protecting material resources and enhancing the quality of human life. The proposed grant will allow the Principal Investigator Dr. Andrea Wheeler, a British citizen, to develop the educational program based around walking tours and gallery visits, experiencing the districts, neighborhoods and architecture of London. These tours will allow students to experience the many layers of social and architectural history in the city.

Andrea Wheeler-Assistant Professor [01/05/2015]

$20,000 Andrea Wheeler, Iowa NSF EPSCoR Energy Utilization platform (continuation funds 2014 – 2015)

Funds of $20,000 were sucessfully requested from the Iowa NSF EPSCoR Energy Utilization Platform Budget to support Dr. Andrea Wheeler in the second year of her position as tenure-track assistant professor of architecture in the Department of Architecture, Iowa State University (ISU). These funds are a follow on to those received in 2013 – 2014 and where Dr. Wheeler has exceeded expectations in terms of publications, establishing a network of research relationships, both in Iowa and internationally, and has been awarded the Sir Ted Happold Senior Research Fellowship to spend eight weeks at the University of Bath, UK. The proposed funds will continue research into the design of high efficiency and low carbon schools in Iowa. The fellowship in Bath working with Professor David Coley has expanded Dr. Wheeler’s knowledge in the field of sustainable architectural design with an exploration of the Passivhaus approach school design. This is field of study that Dr. Wheeler would like to further develop and critically evaluate. Funds are sought to buy-out Dr Wheeler from teaching one class in the Spring semester to prepare a book proposal in the field of sustainable design and to write collaborative NSF/ UK EPSCR grant applications. In addition, funds are requested for Dr Wheeler and her Research Assistant to contribute to one international conference in the field to disseminate existing research results, and for some initial study visits in anticipation of the large research grant applications in 2015. 

Andrea Wheeler-Assistant Professor [01/05/2015]

$3, 000 Andrea Wheeler, Iowa Energy Centre (IEC) Opportunity Grant for a project entitled: Building a powerful team to research the performance of energy-efficient learning environments;

Building a powerful team to research the performance of energy-efficient learning environments 
a. Overview 
Iowa has a rich resource of academics and professionals who, when working together, could provide a unique team to assess energy-efficient learning environments. Funds are requested from Iowa Energy Center under the planning grant program in order to build an appropriate research team to submit a proposal in response to the ASHRAE call 1624-TRP, “Effective Energy-efficient Classroom Ventilation for Temperate Zones”. Proposed funds will be used 
to identify case study schools, carry out necessary preliminary literature reviews, build an interdisciplinary academic and industry-based research team and to work with specialist consultants appointed by Iowa State University with expertise in winning research bids. The opportunity is timely and the Co-PIs’ combined skills offer the potential to establish a collaboration with the knowledge and experience to complete the research program as defined in ASHRAE 1624-TRP. 


b. External Funding Opportunity 
The proposed ASHRAE project will identify affordable, efficient and effective solutions for achieving good classroom ventilation, by performing field intervention experiments in classrooms that are occupied and operating normally in temperate regions. Natural, hybrid and mechanical solutions will be compared in terms of thermal control, levels of airborne pollutants, energy, and crucially, whether they actually improve children’s performance of 
schoolwork. This theme has a strong relationship to Iowa Energy Center’s mission to advance the environmental, social, and economic well-being of Iowans, with its focus on the energy efficiency of Iowan schools and the health and wellbeing of children. The funded research program will award approximately $195,000 to the successful research team and has a deadline for completed responses of the 17th December 2013. Hence, the schedule is tight as schools have to be identified as well as the team recruited by the 17th December. 
c. Proposal Concept 
The proposal will identify affordable, efficient and effective solutions for achieving good classroom ventilation. What will be unique about the study is the integration of methods of assessing the wellbeing of children in measuring good classroom ventilation. 
d. Planning Activities 
The research call requires the identification of case study schools and a large proportion of the time spent leading up to the submission of the grant on December 17th, will be used in identifying those schools through study visits. A research assistant from within the Department of Architecture will assist with travel to those schools, with telephone 
calls and emails to gain the support of the Schools’ leadership teams, but the majority of the work to prepare the bid submission will be carried out by the Co-PIs. The Co-PIs will ensure that state of the art technical reports and other publications are available in writing the research proposal, and the research assistant will also help with this task. 
However, the development of the response to the call also requires defining appropriate methodologies for the different assessments required for the learning environments, including comfort, air quality, educational performance and health, and this necessitates the participation of experts in each of these fields. The development of the interdisciplinary team and their collaboration in identifying suitable methodologies for the research response is 
the primary aim of the planning grant and some industry partners involved will require expenses to be covered to contribute to this process.

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [12/31/2014]

Vacuum Insulated panels: Next Generation Insulation Material for Appliance, Transportation and Building Systems

Co-PI to the IEC opportunity grant over $76,960 to PI Mufit Akinc, Material Science and Engineering, other co-PI: Ganesh Balasubramanian Mech. Eng.

The primary objective of the project is to develop cost-effective nanoporous materials that can be used as core material in vacuum insulation panels (VIP), with thermal conductivity (TC) of less than 10 mW/m•K. The VIP material system will have direct implementation in residential (appliances), industrial and housing (insulation systems), agricultural (food preservation and processing) and transportation (refrigerated containers) sectors. Furthermore, nanoporous VIPs will reduce the insulation wall thickness of the system which in turn increases the “effective volume” of the system under consideration.

http://www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology-news/newsid=38275.php

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [11/21/2014]

The future of solar (is) Architecture

Invited Keynote at Solar 2014 in Izmir Turkey

http://www.solartr.org.tr/ulrike_passe.pdf

Michael Muecke-Associate Professor [11/08/2014]

a2ru Collaborative Presentation

Co-author and presenter (with Diane Alshihabi, Interior Design, and Arvid Osterberg, Architecture, 25/65/10): “Funding and Forming New Interdisciplinary Collaborations: The Development of Iowa State University’s Masters Program in Historic Preservation” presented at the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) Edge Effects 2014 National Conference, Iowa State University, November 8.

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [11/01/2014]

The Harran Houses as a case study for solar assisted passive ventilation and cooling

Passe, U., Ganapathysubramanian, B., & Yesilata, B. (2014), The Harran Houses as a case study for solar assisted passive ventilation and cooling. In B. Yesilata, K. Bayraktar & G. Kocar Eds.), Proceedings of the Turkish Solar Energy conference SolarTR, Izmir.

Michael Muecke-Associate Professor [10/31/2014]

Presentation on Nashville (Altman's film) and Nashville (the city) at SESAH Conference

“Satire and Satyr: Considering the Dialectics of Copies of the Parthenon and Nashville,” presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Southeast Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH), Fayetteville, AR, October 31.

Rob Whitehead-Assistant Professor [10/15/2014]

Design Intelligence, 30 Most Admired Educators for 2015

Design Intelligence Magazine, Volume 20, Number 6. Selected by Design Intelligence staff with “extensive input from thousands of design professionals, academic department heads, and students” from architecture, industrial design, interior design, and landscape architecture programs nationwide.

Rob Whitehead-Assistant Professor [10/01/2014]

Miller Faculty Fellowship

“Active Collaboration for Sustainable Technological Integration.” Rob Whitehead (P.I.), Ulrike Passe, Andrea Wheeler, and Kris Nelson. Fellowships provide faculty with “opportunities to enhance their scholarly work in the undergraduate academic programs of the university and to develop innovative approaches to enhance student learning.” Funding for Research Assistant Funding, Travel Funding for Non-Faculty Practitioners, and Printing/Production of Project Results.

Rob Whitehead-Assistant Professor [09/20/2014]

AIA Iowa Educator Award

American Institute of Architects, Iowa Chapter, 2014. Award criteria presented to educators that have made a “significant contribution to architectural education in Iowa.”

Rob Whitehead-Assistant Professor [09/15/2014]

Saarinen's Shells: The Evolution of Engineering Influence

International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures + 6th Latin-American Symposium on Tension Structures, (IASS-SLTE 2014) International Symposium, Historical Spatial Structures Working Group (WG 17), Brasilia, Brazil, Sept. 15-19, 2014. Abstract and full paper accepted for publication following peer reviews. (Digital Proceedings, IASS-STLE 2014, WG-17, 2014).

Paul Shao-Professor [09/05/2014]

2006......International Service Award, Iowa State University.

2009......Outstanding Leadership Award, Iowa Commission on the Iowans of Asian and Pacific
Islander Heritage

2012......Outstanding Vision, Inspiring Leadership and Dedicated Service Award, Iowa Asian
Alliance

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [09/01/2014]

Miller Faculty Fellowship: Active Collaboration for Sustainable Technological Integration

collaborative fellowship with Rob Whitehead, Andrea Wheeler, Kris Nelson ($9,000)

http://www.celt.iastate.edu/for-faculty/miller-faculty-fellowships/2014-2015/

This proposal was funded to assist the implementation of a second phase of improvements into our award-winning undergraduate building technology sequence in the Department of Architecture. Specifically, this work involves the integration of a series of sustainability-themed learning exercises that simulate the highly-integrated nature of contemporary architectural practice environments.

Rob Whitehead-Assistant Professor [09/01/2014]

Vernon Stone Fund in Architecture

“Practicing Failures: Making, Breaking, & Innovating Building Designs.” Selected Recipient, Department of Architecture Faculty Fund for travel and research development.

Rob Whitehead-Assistant Professor [09/01/2014]

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Scholars Program

Iowa State University, Selected Participant; This program selected participants that showed potential for examining specific research questions related to teaching scholarship. The program involved a year-long research program related to teaching methods. 

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [07/22/2014]

Iowa EPSCoR Broader Impacts Mentoring and Outreach Award

Sriram Sundararajan, Iowa NSF broader impacts platform leader commented about Passe’s accomplishments, “Ulrike has been outstanding at engaging K-12 students in her research activities related to energy efficiency in buildings. Even more remarkable is how she has instilled this passion for engagement into her research group. She is a very deserving candidate for this award.”

http://iowaepscor.org/news/annual/2014/Passeaward

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [06/01/2014]

Pursuit funding for a NSF CyberSEEs proposal on green buildings: Preliminary Validation Work

$79,591 in funding awarded as Co-PI with Dr. Baskar Ganapthysubramanian

http://www.iowaenergycenter.org/grant-and-research-library/?sphrase=pursuit+funding&program_area=all&applicable_year=all&focuses[]=0

The overarching vision of our proposal to be submitted to NSF CyberSEES program is to enhance the utilization of naturally occurring energy flows within buildings to achieve thermal comfort and air quality, while minimizing fossil fuel consumption. The goal of our research is to push whole building performance prediction, evaluation and simulation to higher levels, while improving human comfort.

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [04/10/2014]

Towards a Dynamic Daylight Understanding

Leysens, I., Passe, U. (2014). Towards a Dynamic Daylight Understanding. Paper presented at 8th Windsor Conference: Couting the Cost of Comfort in a Changing World, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, UK, 10-13 April.

Michael Muecke-Associate Professor [04/05/2014]

Collaborative Presentation at National Conference on Beginning Design

Co-author and presenter (with Pete Evans, Iowa State University, 50/50): “Chicken and Egg? Hentagon, Icosa-Coop, and Two Types of Experience” presented at the National Conference on the Beginning Design Student (NCBDS), hosted by the Illinois Institute of Technology, April 5.

Rob Whitehead-Assistant Professor [04/03/2014]

Brick by Brick: Improved Outcomes Through Linked Learning Objectives in Building Technology Labs

National Conference for Beginning Design Student (NCBDS), Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, April 3-5, 2014. With Co-Author Kris Nelson, ISU. Paper published after blind peer review of abstract was accepted. (NCBDS30:IIT Proceedings, Eds. L. Johnson, C. Wetzel, K. Nagle, 2014), pgs. 292-299. Acceptance rate 51%.

Rob Whitehead-Assistant Professor [04/01/2014]

“Pedagogical Progressions: Reflections from an “Integrated” Technology Sequence”

102nd Association for Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Annual Meeting, Special Session for Building Technology Educators Society (BTES) on Integrated Technology Curricula, Miami, April 2014. Paper published after blind peer review of abstract was accepted (BTES 2015 Conference Proceedings, 2015).

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [02/24/2014]

Workshop on sustainable buildings using efficient energy harvesting materials and models based on traditional Harran Adobe House

   Workshop on sustainable buildings using efficient energy harvesting materials and models based on traditional Harran Adobe House

http://gapyenev.harran.edu.tr/eng/?p=232

Rob Whitehead-Assistant Professor [02/15/2014]

Design Tech: Building Science for Architects textbook

Design-Tech, Building Science for Architects textbook, Second Edition, Routledge Books (Taylor and Francis Group), 600 pages, ISBN: 978-0-415-81785-1; Co-Authors with Tom Leslie & Jason Alread. Exclusively responsible for writing Part 5 Structural Design, Chapters 20-28, (150+ pgs.) Work included development and production of 100 new images and illustrations. Published February 24, 2014

Andrea Wheeler-Assistant Professor [01/05/2014]

$33,000 Andrea Wheeler, Provost’s Office additional start-up funds over 3 years (additional RA) (2014 – 2017)

Current Research Awards and Start-Up Funds

$12,000 has been received from the Iowa NSF EPSCoR Energy Utilization Platform, as start-up for new faculty (awarded in October 2013). $3000 was awarded from Iowa Energy Centre, as Development Grant to building a team to apply for the ASHRAE grant RTP 1624 ($220,000 pending a decision from the awards committee). I also have $5000 start-up funds from the Department of Architecture and ¼ of a Research Assistant who will support data collection in this field over 2 years and $3600 for conference attendance to disseminate research findings per annum. Moreover, my start-up package included $6, 000 moving expenses and $3,000 for a computer and software. Additional start-up funds will allow for three more years of RA support. Thus, I am seeking additional research support from the Provost over 3 years in order to fully develop my research potential.

Track record

Whilst based in the UK, I have held prestigious research awards to explore the interdisciplinary and social dimensions of sustainable architecture. I have worked as a research fellow for policy makers in Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), London, within the specialist “Sustainable Behaviors Unit” and for engineer-researchers involved in the performance testing and post-occupancy evaluation of sustainable buildings at Loughborough University. I have worked collaboratively with social scientists, educationalists, designers and engineers. I thus have a high potential to achieve further success within Iowa State University in securing external research funds. My intention is to submit a series of small research grant applications. A Research Assistant over 3 years will assist with these activities as well as support my research. 

Andrea Wheeler-Assistant Professor [01/05/2014]

GBP 2000 ($3,200) Honorarium, Andrea Wheeler, Sir Ted Happold Senior Research Fellowship, University of Bath, UK July 2014 - August 2014

Passivhaus Schools: sustainable schools? 1st July 2014 – 16th August 2014

The UK has seen a recent growth in the number of schools being built to Passivhaus standards. My research during the summer fellowship will examine both the feasibility of Passivhaus methods for extreme weather conditions, including those experienced in Iowa, and critically examine how to  evaluate the performance of a sustainable school. Sustainable schools operate at a number of levels which can include energy performance, behaviours, ecology, education, community engagement, health and wellbeing.  Passivhaus excels as a method to address energy efficiency and human comfort but how does it perform in other aspects of school design? How do Passivhaus schools address social sustainability or questions of community building, or indeed health and wellbeing in matters of air quality? How is the Passivhaus approach being marketed to the educational facilities community and parents whose children’s schools are being rebuilt? What about questions of education: the relationship between school design and innovative pedagogy?   My fellowship research will thus examine both the technical and wider performance qualities of the Passivhaus approach.

I am keen to work within the research context of Bath University and its technical experts in the Department of Architecture, including Professor David Coley. I am also keen to return to the UK over the summer to develop a research relationship with Mark Lumley of Architype, a practice which is leading the new growth in Passivhaus schools. I would like to re-establish a relationship also with Linda Farrow of White Design, a practice that has designed some of the most inspirational schools in the UK. I would also like to develop collaborative research programs which may include the Passive House Institute in the US.

The method adopted during the fellowship will be that of a desk-based study but will include visits to Passivhaus and contemporary UK sustainable schools to build case study materials. The fellowship research will also contribute to my book New Schools (currently at proposal stage and being reviewed by publishers), to preparing a collaborative journal article with Bath academics, and it is my intention that the fellowship period will act as the foundation to developing grant proposals between US and UK Universities, including Bath. The proposed fellowship will cover a six week period.

Rob Whitehead-Assistant Professor [10/17/2013]

(RE)Covering Shelter: Enhancing Structural Design Pedagogy by Designing for Disaster Relief

 2013 ACSA Regional Fall Conference, Sub-Tropical Cities 2013, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, October 17-19th, 2013. Paper published after blind review of abstract was accepted (“Subtropical Cities” Proceedings, ACSA; Washington D.C. 2013, Eds. A. Abbate, F. Lyn & R. Kennedy, 2013), pgs. 523-532. Acceptance Rate 70%.

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [09/10/2013]

Improving air flow performance models for passive solar and natural ventilation design: Comparing Simulation and Preliminary Measurements

He, S., Passe, U. (2013). Improving air flow performance models for passive solar and natural ventilation design: Comparing Simulation and Preliminary Measurements. Paper presented at the PLEA2013- 29th Conference of Sustainable Architecture for a Renewable Future, Munich, Germany,  10-12 September.

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [09/01/2013]

NSF EFRI EAGER

EAGER 1345381: Multi-scale material and dynamic thermo-fluid computational models and controls for sustainable buildings using efficient energy harvesting materials

Andrea Wheeler-Assistant Professor [09/01/2013]

$22,000 Andrea Wheeler, Match funding (20%) from Iowa Energy Centre (IEC) for an ASHRAE funded project bid application.more

Project Overview 
a. Abstract 
In December 2013, a research team, led by Dr Andrea Wheeler, submitted a proposal in research to the ASHRAE call 1624-TRP, “Effective Energy-efficient Classroom Ventilation for Temperate Zones”. Dr Wheeler was awarded $3000 Opportunity Grant from the Iowa Energy Centre to gather together and build the appropriate team to deliver this project. The ASHRAE proposal was submitted on 12/17/2013. The ASHRAE committee convened at the 
ASHRAE Winter Conference New York 2014 and was attended by the PI, however, the committee was unable to make a decision at their meeting and a decision was delayed until May 2014. In May the PI was informed that the proposal was judged third in a short list of six. The projects were judged for technical merit against cost: the project being awarded to the team who were judged to be able to deliver the aims and objectives for the least cost to the 
awarding body. In May 2014 researchers also considered submitting a response to ASHRAE 1627-TRP, “An Evaluation of the Actual Energy Performance of Small Office and K-12 School Buildings Designed in Accordance with the 30% ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guides” (the original call is attached as appendices together with the full application to the call in draft form). From past experience, match funding would allow our team to gain an advantage against other projects. The Iowa Energy Centre (IEC) has already supported the preparation of an ASHRAE grant application and match funding for this project will allow the team of researchers and businesses that has been built as a result of a previous grant to participate in research in a similar theme with the objective that the team shares its own expertise of Iowan schools. The project will also utilize the online database benchmarking data that IEC is collecting. 
b. External Funding Opportunity 
The proposed research program is a response to the ASHRAE 1627-TRP, “An Evaluation of the Actual Energy Performance of Small Office and K-12 School Buildings Designed in Accordance with the 30% ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guides”. The request to the Iowa Energy Centre is for $23,820 in support of a grant for $150,100)

Andrea Wheeler-Assistant Professor [08/16/2013]

$12, 000 Andrea Wheeler, New Faculty Seed Funds of the Iowa NSF EPSCoR Energy Utilization platform for a project entitled: Iowa's New Schools: A Future Invested in Sustainability (PI) (2013 – 2014)m

Iowa’s New School Buildings: A Future Invested in Sustainability.

Dr Andrea Wheeler, Assistant Professor, Iowa State University

Funding proposal: January 2013 – January 2014

Aims

  1. To identify key concerns and strategies within the US context for the design of contemporary sustainable schools, including a comparison with innovative schools from the international context. To work collaboratively with educationalists /educational philosophers and environmental education curriculum developers to provide a series of best practice guidelines.
  2. A series of case studies which present a comprehensive study of the design of new school buildings in Iowa (over the past 3 years) and their approaches to energy efficient design and sustainable school communities.
  3. The development of a program and methodology for a post-occupancy assessment of Iowa schools addressing both energy performance and occupant behavior.

Outputs

  1. A series of research papers in peer reviewed journals which investigate Iowa schools and their design within an international context, presenting key concerns and appropriate design strategies, including an analysis with schools worldwide and presenting a series of design guidelines.
  2. A report which presents case studies of new Iowa schools – published online and via ISU or another appropriate press.
  3. A series of research papers examining the development of post-occupancy evaluation over the past 20 years with regards to school buildings and a proposal for a program post occupancy evaluation of Iowa’s recent school buildings with funding sought from Federal funds via the State to carry out this work.

 

Michael Muecke-Associate Professor [08/05/2013]

NAAB ISU Visit Director of Operations

Just received word from our new and old department chairs that both our BArch and MArch were renewed for eight years by the National Architecture Accreditation Board (NAAB). As the Director of the NAAB Accreditation Visit Operations I was instrumental in organizing the faculty (i.e. herding cats), designing the student and faculty work exhibits, and making sure the visit itself went smoothly. Of course none of this would have happened without the collaborative work of all staff, students, and faculty. Thanks to you all!

Thomas Leslie-Morrill Pickard Chilton Professor [04/03/2013]

Booth Family Rome Prize in Historic Preservation

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [12/31/2012]

Exploring Alternatives to the" Typical Meteorological Year" for Incorporating Climate Change into Building Design

Rabideau, S. L., Passe, U., & Takle, E. S. (2012). Exploring Alternatives to the" Typical Meteorological Year" for Incorporating Climate Change into Building Design. ASHRAE transactions, 118(1), 384-391.

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [11/20/2012]

United States Green Building Council Research to Practice Project

USGBC R2P2 (United States Green Building Council Research to Practice Project) in collaboration with multiple faculty, the ISU F,P&M and ISU Council on Sustainability.

Award to attend Greenbuild 2012 in San Francisco

Michael Muecke-Associate Professor [10/05/2012]

Collaborative Paper Presentation at International Conference IASTE

Co-author and presenter (with Nathaniel Walker, Brown University, 50/50): “Junkerhaus: Hans Prinzhorn and the Mythology of Modernist Madness” presented at The Myth of Tradition biennial conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE) conference in Portland, Oregon, October 5.

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [06/01/2012]

Integrating Thermo-Fluid Computational Models into Understanding Sustainable Building Design

He, S., Passe, U., & Wang, Z. (2012). Integrating Themro-Fluid Computational Models into Understanding Sustainable Building Design. Paper presented at The ACSA, Barcelona, Spain. June 2012

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [05/24/2012]

Interlocking a House with the Sun (Interview)

https://vimeo.com/60823727

In May 2012, the CTU team invited Ulrike Passe, the coordinator of the Iowa team that participated in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2009 competition. An optimistic and vigorous architect arrived and shared her experience. Her Prague lecture interconnected design, research and technologies. During the joint workshop the AIR House was directed to passive design and common sense.

Ulrike Passe teaches at the College of Design Iowa State University, focusing on research on energy-efficient buildings. As far as the building physics is concerned, Ulrike uses the architecture point of view. She says: "The space itself works as effective technology."

Patience Lueth-Senior Lecturer [05/02/2012]

Polster Teaching Award

Michael Muecke-Associate Professor [04/14/2012]

Paper Presentation at Popular Culture/American Culture Conference

“’One More Thing!’ An Intersection of Columbo’s Spatial Practices with Contemporary Design Methods in Architecture” presented at the national conference of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA), Boston, Massachusetts, April 14.

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [04/12/2012]

Future context for thermal comfort: Impact of a changing climate on energy demand and human thermal comfort.

Mann, B., Passe, U., Rabideau, S., & Takle, E. (2012). Future context for thermal comfort: Impact of a changing climate on energy demand and human thermal comfort.  Proceedings of the 7th Windsor Conference: The changing context of comfort in an unpredicatable world, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, UK, 12-15 April, 2012.

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [09/02/2011]

Iowa EPSCoR: Harnessing Energy Flows in the Biosphere to Build Sustainable Energy Systems

Investigator in a state wide research initiative funded by the National Science Foundation

http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2011/sep/EPSCoR

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [08/20/2011]

Predicting Natural Ventilation Flows in Whole Buildings Part 2: The Esherick House

Stoakes, Preston, Ulrike Passe & Francine Battaglia: Predicting Natural Ventilation Flows in Whole Buildings Part 2: The Esherick House; in: Building Simulation: An International Journal BUILD    SIMUL (2011) 4: 000–000 DOI 10.1007/s12273-011-0046-3) Tsinghua University Press and Springer.

http://www.springerlink.com/content/up65060868268757/

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [08/20/2011]

Predicting Natural Ventilation Flows in Whole Buildings Part 1: The Viipuri Library

Stoakes, Preston, Ulrike Passe & Francine Battaglia: Predicting Natural Ventilation Flows in Whole Buildings Part 1: The Viipuri Library Building Simulation: An International Journal; DOI: 10.1007/s12273-011-0046-3; Tsinghua University Press and Springer.

http://www.springerlink.com/content/r37677l4604542w2/

Rob Whitehead-Assistant Professor [08/09/2011]

BTES (Building Technology Educators Society) 2011 Teaching Award

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [06/01/2011]

College of Design Investment Grant

College of Design Investment Grant

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [10/01/2010]

Iowa State University Alumni Association IMPACT Award 2010

Granted to recognize individuals, businesses, organizations, or units whose programs or accomplishments brought broad recognition to the university and increased the involvement of ISU constituents in the life of the university during the year prior to being nominated.

Michael Muecke-Associate Professor [05/11/2010]

Iowa State University’s Entry into the Solar Decathlon Competition

Lecture at 1:30 pm at the Midwest Biopolymers & Biocomposites Workshop at Iowa State University, May 11, 2010 in the Memorial Union. For more information go to http://www.biocom.iastate.edu/workshop/ or check out the BBRT at http://www.biocom.iastate.edu/index.html

Michael Muecke-Associate Professor [03/31/2010]

Green Sex Appeal: Showing off Iowa State University’s Latest Fashion in Solar-Powered Homes at the 2009 Solar Decathlon on the Nation’s Runway in Washington, DC.

Lecture at the National American Popluar Culture & American Culture Association Annual Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, March 31-April 3.

Abstract

As part of the Department of Energy-sponsored Solar Decathlon competition, Iowa State University sent their 800 square-foot Interlock house to the National Mall to compete against 19 other teams for the most beautiful energy-efficient, completely solar-powered building. In this paper the author reflects on the specifics of the Iowa State University entry and its innovations using biobased materials, the general competition with its emphasis on subjective and quantitative evaluations in 10 categories, as well as the contemporary US public love/hate affair with everything that’s painted green, green-washed, and deep green.

Michael Muecke-Associate Professor [03/11/2010]

Theater Design, Music, and Performance in the works of Karl Friedrich Schinkel and Gottfried Semper

Lecture at the Annual Nineteenth Century Studies Association Conference in Tampa, Florida, February 11-13. Conference topic is "Theatricality and the Performative in the Long Nineteenth Century."

Abstract

Both Schinkel and Semper have been analyzed and lauded as innovators of architecture, yet few scholars have focused on their designs for performance spaces. While Schinkel has been framed as a Greek revival architect and painter, his imaginative designs for theaters have not been examined as closely, especially with respect to his stage designs and even his architectural drawings of theaters that show an interior of the performance space with the actual theater on stage as a set piece.

This method of staging was given a proper and critical context with Gottfried Semper’s theory or architecture, leading to his early design of the opera in Dresden, and culminating in the unbuilt theater design for King Ludwig of Bavaria, advanced with the help of Semper’s erstwhile friend Richard Wagner, as well as a lesser known work by Semper of a theater project that would have been positioned in the crossing of the post-World Exhibit Crystal Palace in London in 1851.

In this paper I compare and contrast the theater designs of Schinkel and Semper through architectural drawings, models, and paintings, in order to develop a model for a holistic spatial practice of architecture that draws from multi-sensory sources and in it’s highest expression turns the experience of the audience into a sensual Gesamtkunstwerk. I argue that by combining creative imagery, stage design, orchestra placement, selection of architectural materials, acoustics, and spatial planning, Schinkel and Semper were able to lay the groundwork for a new era of theater innovation that would follow in their footsteps later in the 20th century.

Michael Muecke-Associate Professor [03/04/2010]

Personal Views Persoenliche Ansichten

Self-published book (in English and German) of color photographs and short stories. For more information go to

http://www.polytekton.com/polytekton/About.html

Michael Muecke-Associate Professor [02/28/2010]

Graphic Design and Layout of a Book About Perspective Drawing

Graphic design (including cover design), layout, and publication of an instructional book by University of Florida architecture professor emeritus Harry Merritt, now of Beals, Maine, with the title Perspective Drawing: The Projected Image Method. I wrote the introduction as well. For more information go to http://www.cularchpress.com

Michael Muecke-Associate Professor [02/25/2010]

Translation, design, and layout of a Novel

I just completed the translation (from German to English) of a novel by German author Stefanie Golisch who has been living and writing in Monza, Italy, since 1987. The novel had been published originally in German as Pyrmont. In addition to the translation of the book, now titled The Living Thing, I also did the design and layout, and I published it through my company Culicidae Press, LLC. More information is available at http://www.livingthingbook.com

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [02/20/2010]

Iowa State Live Green! Excellence in Sustainability Award

For the Solar Decathlon team to recognize an impact on the campus’ sustainability efforts by generating awareness and interest through initiatives that focus on teaching, research, outreach and/or operations.

Michael Muecke-Associate Professor [02/06/2010]

Woof and Warp: A Tapestry of Music and Architecture

TEDx Lecture at the University of Florida

From the website http://www.tedxuf.com

"In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized."

Rob Whitehead-Assistant Professor [12/09/2009]

NCARB Grant for the Integration of Practice and Education in the Academy

Practicing Structures,” with Professor Tom Leslie. Awarded highest funding level of all grant recipients.

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [11/25/2009]

Improving Energy Efficiency in Schenker Lgoistics' Warehouses in Iowa City, Iowa

IPRT Company Assistance Research collaboration with DBSchenker Logistics

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [10/01/2009]

The Interlock House

Department of Energy's 2009 Solar Decathlon competition and public exhibition on the National Mall in Washington DC. The Interlock House is an 800 sft solely solar powered house designed by ISU students under leadership of faculty adviser and principal investigator Ulrike Passe.

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [04/15/2009]

College of Design Faculty Award for Extraordinary performance

"Ulrike Passe has assumed a key role in the architecture technology curriculum, increasing the emphasis on sustainable design principles and integrating her extensive "green" practice experience in Germany into design studio. She is committed to interdisciplinary efforts... As the principal investigator for ISU's Solar Decathlon project, Ulrike has engaged with students and faculty across campus and throughout our College in the design and construction of a solar-powered house. ... Ulrike handles this ambitious range of projects with flexibility and humor"

Rob Whitehead-Assistant Professor [03/09/2009]

Honorable Mention, U.S. Green Building Council, Excellence in Green Building Education Awards

Higher Education Category, SCI-TECH: A Technology Sequence for Generation Green,” with Professors Tom Leslie and Jason Alread

Michael Muecke-Associate Professor [02/27/2009]

Resonance: Music and Architecture

Lecture given at the College Music Society Regional Conference at the University of South Florida in Orlando, Florida, February 26-28 (with Miriam Zach).

Michael Muecke-Associate Professor [02/07/2009]

Biobased Materials, Passive House Designs, and the Solar Decathlon: Sustainability at Iowa State University

Invited lecture given as part of Duke Conversations at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

http://www.studentaffairs.duke.edu/osaf/duke-conversations

Michael Muecke-Associate Professor [02/06/2009]

Architecture and Music: A Brief Interdisciplinary History

Invited lecture given as part of Duke Conversations at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina (with Miriam Zach, musicologist, organist, professor, and performer extra ordinaire).

Michael Muecke-Associate Professor [01/26/2009]

ISU LAS Green Careers Panel Discussion

As part of a panel of four professionals I discussed strategies for making a career in the green economy. About 10 LAS students asked good questions, and I scored an LAS sticky pad and insulated mug!

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [01/01/2009]

Passe, Kaelber Architekten: Haus Marxen's interior

Passe, Kaelber Architekten: Haus Marxen's interior analyzed in the Chapter 'Colour' in: Ro Spankie: Basics Interior Architecture: drawing out the interior, AVA Academia Lausanne, 2009. p.130-131.

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [01/14/2008]

Solar Decathlon 2009

Principal Investigator and main faculty advisor for the Iowa State Solar Decathlon Team to build a solely solar powered 800sqft house for the international competition on the National Mall in Washington D.C.

Michael Muecke-Associate Professor [05/02/2007]

Resonance: Essays on the Intersection of Music and Architecture

An edited book (with Miriam Zach, Ph.D.) of essays by international scholars that presented their work at the Architecture | Music | Acoustics conference organized by Colin Ripley at Ryerson University, Toronto, in June of 2006. The editors wrote both the introduction to the book and contributed an essay. Available at http://www.lulu.com/content/419925

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [01/19/2007]

1000 European Houses

Editor: Braun Verlag, Berlin

Publication of built work: House Marxen

Ulrike Passe-Associate Professor [12/21/2006]

The Fluid-Dynamics of Air-Flow in Free Flow Open Space: An Architectural Approach to Energy-Efficient Buildings.

Research Grant by the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) 2007

Collaboration with Prof. Francine Battaglia, Professor in Mechanical Engineering, ISU

http://www.architects.org/news/index.cfm?doc_id=148

Thomas Leslie-Morrill Pickard Chilton Professor [12/13/2006]

Design-Tech: Building Science for Architects

Thomas Leslie-Morrill Pickard Chilton Professor [12/13/2006]

Millau Viaduct, Oresund Bridge, Repsol Service Station, and Dresden Station. (essays). Norman Foster: Works 5 (Berlin: Prestel, 2006)

Thomas Leslie-Morrill Pickard Chilton Professor [11/13/2006]

1:1 (Theme Issue, Co-Edited with Jori Erdman, Clemson University). The Journal of Architectural Education, Volume 60, no. 2. November, 2006

Thomas Leslie-Morrill Pickard Chilton Professor [09/13/2006]

Just What is it that Makes Capsule Homes so Different, So Appealing? Domesticity and the Technological Sublime, 1945-1975. Space and Culture, Vol. 9, no. 2. May, 2006

Michael Muecke-Associate Professor [06/03/2006]

architecture | music | acoustics Conference

Michael Muecke-Associate Professor [06/03/2006]

Accessible Kitchen

Thomas Leslie-Morrill Pickard Chilton Professor [05/01/2006]

Steel and Glass: Regional Industry and the Making of the Chicago Skyscraper: National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend

Thomas Leslie-Morrill Pickard Chilton Professor [05/01/2006]

Writing About Architecture: ACSA Creative Achievement Award (with Ann Sobiech-Munson)

Thomas Leslie-Morrill Pickard Chilton Professor [12/01/2005]

"From Jetport to Worldport: The Pan Am Terminal at Idlewild/Kennedy and the Transition from Jet Age to Space Age." Design Issues Volume 21, no. 1. Winter, 2005

Michael Muecke-Associate Professor [10/17/2005]

SESAH Conference

On October 12 I attended the board meeting for SESAH (Southeast Chapter Society of Architectural Historians) in Fort Worth, Texas. As the SESAH webmaster (http://www.sesah.org) I helped shape the virtual public side of the group. On October 13 I also chaired a paper session (Early European Modernism) for three presenters at the conference.

Michael Muecke-Associate Professor [10/10/2005]

Gottfried Semper in Zurich - An Intersection of Theory and Practice

Until now Gottfried Semper (1803-1873) has been framed as an important theoretician but a merely historicist architect. With a few exception no scholar has so far analyzed the resonance between his writings and his built works. Rather than limit himself to a historical analysis of either, the author explores in this text the consequences of thinking architectural production as the convergence of writing and building in six of Semper’s lesser known works, developed during his tenure in Zurich, Switzerland, between 1854 and 1871.

Book: 324 pages, 6.0 x 9.0 in. (Trade Paperback), perfect-bound, black and white interior
ISBN: 1-4116-3391-1
Publisher: Culicidae Architectural Press
Copyright Year: © 2005 by Mikesch W. Muecke
Language: English
Edition: 1st. Edition 

Thomas Leslie-Morrill Pickard Chilton Professor [08/01/2005]

Louis I. Kahn: Building Art, Building Science (New York: Braziller, 2005)

Michael Muecke-Associate Professor [06/24/2005]

Essays on Architecture and Other Topics

Essays on Architecture contains twelve texts (with illustrations) on a variety of topics that engage architecture, history, theory, philosophy, and popular culture.

The book is organized into four thematic sections in which the author covers a wide range of ideas. The first section, Architecture and Mobility contains two essays, one on academic tourism and literary readings of Rome, the other an architectural AutoBiography that explores the intersection of personal mobility and recreational vehicles.

In the second section, Philosophy and Aesthetics, the author examines the relations between the figure of the collector in Walter Benjamin's work, the role of the idyll in nineteenth-century representations of interiors in Germany, and the connections between beauty, ugliness, and caricature in the work of Karl Rosenkranz.

The third section, Case Studies, investigates the contested terrain of Las Vegas and surrounding states with respect to water management, Koolhaas' design of Euralille as a series of knots, and the history and theory of Princeton University's architecture building.

The four essays in the last section, History, Theory, and Practice in Gottfried Semper's Work, range from the effect of Semper's ideas on architects in the US, via two comparative design studies (Semper and Schinkel, Semper and Paxton) to a detailed examination of one of Semper's most unusual works, the Treichler laundry ship.

A bibliography and index are included.

Michael Muecke-Associate Professor [06/24/2005]

PhotoGraphs - Written Light