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Department of


University Professor

Arvid Osterberg PhD

University Professor, Architecture

Mailing Address

Architecture Department
158 College of Design
Ames, IA, 50011

Contact Information

Phone: (515) 294-8221
Office: 493 Design


Doctor of Architecture (and Certificate in Gerontology), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1980)
Master of Architecture, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (1972)
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (1969)

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Research Interests

Building and site assessments, evaluations, and accessibility reviews regarding; safety issues, compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, fire and life safety, building code compliance, physical condition, space utilization, inclusive design standards, analysis and/or recommendations for the preservation, restoration, and/or rehabilitation projects.  

Current Projects

Current research project, "Accessibility research for "Facilities Planning and Management" at ISU (principal investigator and project director) (1998-present)