<![CDATA[Alan Balfour]]> 27369 Educated at Edinburgh and Princeton, Alan Balfour is a Professor Emeritus and former Dean of the College of Architecture at Georgia Tech. He was formerly architecture dean at Rensselaer, chairman of the Architectural Association in London and architecture dean at Rice University. Since 2014 he has held the position of advisory professor to the CAUP Faculty of Tongji University, Shanghai. Most recently he gave a keynote address at World Architecture Festival in Singapore, titled Shanghai 2050, the subject of a work in progress.

Alan Balfour writes on the cultural imagination. His most recent book SOLOMON'S TEMPLE, Myth, Conflict and Faith (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012) studies the constructive and destructive power of faith present in the myths and realities of one place Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Other books include Creating a Scottish Parliament (Finlay Brown, 2005), and three books in Wiley/Academy’s World Cities series, New York in 2001, Shanghai in 2000 and Berlin in 1995. This and an earlier book BERLIN: The Politics of Order: 1737-1989 (Rizzoli 1990), received AIA International Book Awards.

Balfour was the year 2000 recipient of the Topaz Medal, the highest recognition given in North America to an educator in architecture. Designintelligence named him among their choice of 30 exemplary design educators for 2013.

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<![CDATA[Libero Andreotti]]> 27213 Professor Andreotti is an architect, critic, and historian of  European avant-garde movements between the two World Wars and after. He writes on architecture and politics during Fascism and the post-war movements on the 1960s, especially the Internationale Situationniste. A native of Italy and two-time Fulbright scholar, from 1994 to 2011 he was Director of Georgia Tech’s Paris Program at the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-La Villette in Paris, France. Andreotti’s books include Spielraum: Benjamin et L’Architecture (Paris, Editions La Villette 2011), Le Grand Jeu a Venir: Ecrits situationnistes sur la ville (Paris,  Editions la Villette 2007), Situationists: Art, Politics, Urbanism, with Xavier Costa, based on the exhibition he curated at the MACBA in 1996 (Barcelona, ACTAR 1996), and Theory of the Derive and Other Situationist Writings on the City (Barcelona, ACTAR 1996).  Most recently, along with Peggy Deamer, David Cunningham, Erick Swyngedouw, and Joan Ockman, he co-authored Can Architecture be an Emancipatory Project? Dialogues on Architecture and the Left, edited by Nadir Lahiji (London: Zerobooks 2015). Professor Andreotti’s essays and projects have appeared in October, Grey Room, Lotus International, Japan Architect, and JAE. He is working on a book with Nadir Lahiji entitled The Architecture of Phantasmagoria, forthcoming in 2016.

]]> Teri Nagel 1 1282841548 2010-08-26 16:52:28 1477677008 2016-10-28 17:50:08 0 0 profile design; modern european art and architecture; architectural history and theory; architecture, politics, and spectacle

Research Ambitions
The cultures of cities; European modernism before and after WWII; Situationist theory and practice; architecture, technology and perception.

Recent Publications

  • Libero Andreotti, “Unfaithful Reflections: Re-actualizing Benjamin’s Aestheticisation Thesis,” in N. Lahiji, ed., Architecture Against the Post-Political: Essays in Reclaiming the Critical Project, Routledge, UK 2014.
  • Libero Andreotti, ed. Spielraum: Benjamin et l’architecture (Paris, Editions la Villette, 2011).
  • Libero Andreotti, “The technoaesthetics of Shock: Mario Sironi and Italian Fascism” in Grey Room n. 38 (Winter 2010)
  • Libero Andreotti, ed. Le Grand jeu à venir: ecrits situationnistes sur la ville (Paris: Editions La Villette 2007)
  • Libero Andreotti, “Architecture and violence: the Exhibition of the Fascist Revolution” in Gevork Hartoonian, ed. Benjamin and Architecture (London: Routledge 2010)
  • Libero Andreotti, “Architecture and Play” in Tom McDonough, ed. Guy Debord and the Internationale Situationniste (Cambridge, MA, MIT Press 2005)



Recent Courses

  • Architecture and Spectacle
  • Architectural Theory
  • Avant-gardes of the Left and Right: Italy, Germany, and the Soviet Union 1918-1939.
  • Historiography and Epistemology
  • Research and Design
  • Design Studio
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<![CDATA[Charles Eastman]]> 27369 Professor Eastman's teaching and research is in the areas of Building Information Modeling, solids and parametric modeling, engineering databases, and product models and interoperability. He also is an active researcher in design cognition and cognitive science.

Educational Background

B. Arch, M. Arch, University of California, Berkeley



Previous Positions

]]> Erin Howe 1 1273673824 2010-05-12 14:17:04 1477340288 2016-10-24 20:18:08 0 0 profile building information modeling (BIM); solids and parametric modeling; engineering databases and product models and interoperability

Building Information Modeling

The development of strong parametric modeling systems for design and fabrication in the construction industry are revolutionizing the methods, tools and practices throughout architecture and construction.

  • Eastman, C., Teicholz, P., Sacks, R. and Liston, K. (2008) BIM Handbook: A Guide to Building Information Modeling for Owners, Managers, Designers, Engineers and Contractors, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New Jersey.

Papers and Conferences

  • Sacks, R., Kaner, I., Eastman, C.M., and Jeong, Y-S., (2010). ‘The Rosewood Experiment – Building Information Modeling and Interoperability for Architectural Precast Facades’, Automation in Construction 19 (2010) 419–432.
  • Chuck Eastman, Jin-kook Lee, Hugo Sheward, Paola Sanguinetti, Yeon-suk Jeong, Jaemin Lee and Sherif Abdelmohsen  (2009) Automated Assessment of Early Concept Designs, Mar 6 2009 Architectural Design John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (p 52-57)
  • Eastman Charles M. and Rafael Sacks. (2008) Relative Productivity in the AEC Industries in the United States for On-Site and Off-Site Activities, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol. 134, No. 7, July 1, 2008, 517-526.
  • Barak R, Jeong Y-K, Sacks R, and Eastman C, (2007) Unique Requirements of BIM for Cast-in-place Reinforced Concrete, ASCE Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering 2007, Pittsburgh, PA June 27.
  • C.M. Eastman, R. Sacks, Y.-S. Jeong, I. Kaner, Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Precast Concrete, National Institute of Building Sciences, Washington DC, USA, 2007, p. 212
  • Eastman, C.M. (2004) University and industry support of research in support of BIM, Report on Integrated Practice, M. Broshar, N. Strong, D. Friedman (eds.), American Institute of Architects, Washington D.C. (2006).
  • Eastman, C.M. (2004) Invited Keynote Presentation, New Methods of Architecture and Building, Fabrication: Proceedings ACADIA 2004 Conference, Toronto, CA


Building Product Models

Developing interoperability between various applications with emphasis on various building models, including IFC and CIS/2; developing "next generation" integration and data exchange technology; integration process coordination with data exchange.

  • Eastman C., Building Product Models: Computer Environments Supporting Design and Construction, CRC Press, Boca Raton FL, (1999).

Papers and Conferences:

  • Eastman, C. M.; Jeong, Y.-S.; Sacks, R.; Kaner, I.(2010) Exchange Model and Exchange Object Concepts for Implementation of National BIM Standards. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Jan/Feb 2010, Vol. 24 Issue 1, 25-34,
  • Barak R, Jeong Y-S, Sacks R, Eastman C, (2009) Unique Requirements of Building Information Modeling for Cast-in-Place Reinforced Concrete, Journal of Computing In Civil Engineering March/April 2009, pp. 64-74.
  • Jeong Y-S, Eastman C.M, Sacks R. and Kaner I. (2009) Benchmark tests for BIM data exchanges of precast concrete, Automation in Construction 18, 4, July 2009, pp 469-484
  • Lee, Ghang, Charles M. Eastman, and Rafael Sacks. (2007) Eliciting Information for Product Modeling using Process Modeling. Data & Knowledge Engineering 62 (2): 292-307.
  • Lee G, Eastman C, (2007) Twelve Design Patterns for Integrating and Normalizing Product Model Schemas, Comp-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engr. 22, pp. 153-171.
  • Yang D, and Eastman C, (2007) A Rule-based Subset Generation Method for Product Data Models”, Comp-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engr. 22, pp. 133-148.
  • Eastman C., F. Wang, S-J You, D. Yang (2005) Deployment of An AEC Industry Sector Product Model, Computer-Aided Design 37:11, pp. 1214–1228
  • Eastman, C., Lee, G., and Sacks, R., (2002) “Deriving a Product Model from Process Models”, Concurrent Engineering 2002, Cranfield U., July 27-29, 2002
  • Eastman, C.M., T.S. Jeng, [1999], “A database supporting evolutionary product model development for design”, Automation and Construction, 8:3, pp. 305-324.
  • Augenbroe, G. and C. Eastman [1998] "Product Modeling Strategies for Today and the Future", The Life-Cycle of Construction Innovations: CIB Working Conference, June 3-5, Stockholm Sweden.
  • R. Stouffs, R. Krishnamurty,and C. Eastman [1996],  "A Formal Structure for Nonequivalent Solid Representations", IFIP Knowledge Intensive CAD Workshop,  Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, September, (1996).
  • Eastman, C.[1994],"A Data Model for Design Knowledge, in Knowledge-Based Computer-Aided Architectural Design, G. Carrera and Y. Kalay (eds.), Elsevier Press pp. 95-122.
  • Eastman, C.M. [1993] "Conceptual Modeling in Design", in Fundamental Developments in Computer- Aided Geometric Modeling, L. Piegl (ed.), Academic Press, 185-202.
  • Eastman, C. S. Chase, and H. Assal, [1993], "System Architecture for Computer Integration of Design and Construction Knowledge", Automation in Construction, 2:2, pp. 95-107..
  • Eastman, C. M., A. Bond and S. Chase [1991] "A Data Model for Engineering Design Databases", 1st International Conf. on A.I. in Design, Edinburgh, Scotland, June 1991.


Product Model Repositories

Future architects and engineers will rely on product model repositories as their project database. There is much work to be done to make such repositories easy to use, intuitive and effective. This includes graphical interface development, query methods and transaction schemes, as examples.
Papers and Conferences

  • You S-J, Yang D, and Eastman C, (2004)  Relational DB Implementation of STEP based product model, CIB T6S7 Information technology in construction, CIB International Congress, Toronto, May 5-7, 2004.
  • Jeng, T.S., and C. Eastman, [1998] "Database Architecture for Design Collaboration", Automation and Construction, 7:6 ,pp. 475-484.
  • Jacobsen, K. , T.S. Jeng, C. Eastman, [1997], "Information management in Creative Engineering Design and Capabilities of Database Transaction", Automation and Construction, 7:1,pp. 55-69.
  • C. Eastman (1993) "A Data Model for Design Knowledge", in Knowledge-Based Computer-Aided Architectural Design, G. Carrera and Y. Kalay (eds.), Elsevier Press, N.Y., [1993], pp. 95-122, from CERC Conference on A.I. Techniques in Architectural Design, Rome Italy,  May, 1993.
  • C. Eastman and A. Kutay, "Transaction Management in Design Databases" in Sriram, D., R. Logcher and S. Fukada (eds.) Computer-Aided Cooperative Product Development, Springer-Verlag, N.Y., [1991].


Next Generation Design Tools

With a new generation of architectural and building industry design tools, especially based on parametric design and rule-based design, there is a need for critical assessment, improved specification, and the development of advanced prototypes.
Papers and Conferences

  • Lee G, Eastman C, Taunk T, Ho C-H, (2010) Usability Principles and Best Practices for the Interface of Complex 3D Architectural Design and Engineering Tools, Int. J. Human-Computer Studies 68 (2010) 90–104.
  • Eastman C, Lee J-M, Jeong Y-S, Lee J-K, (2009) Automatic rule-based checking of building designs, Automation in Construction 18, November, 2009, pp 1011-1033.
  • Sacks R., Eastman C.M. and Lee G. and Orndorff D, (2005) A Target Benchmark of the Impact of Three-Dimensional Parametric Modeling in Precast Construction, PCI Journal, July-August pp. 136-139.
  • Sacks R., Eastman C.M. and Lee G. (2004) “Parametric 3D Modeling in Building Construction with Examples from Precast Concrete”, Automation in Construction, 13:3 pp. 291-312
  • Eastman,C.M.  (2004) Invited Keynote Presentations, New Methods of Architecture and Building, Fabrication: ACADIA 2004 Conference, Toronto, CA
  • Lee, G., R. Sacks, and Eastman, C., Wessman, R,. (2004) Development of an Intelligent 3D Parametric Modeling System for the North American Precast Concrete Industry: Phase II, 21th International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction, Sept 23-25, 2002, Jeju Korea, September, 2004.
  • Eastman, C.M.  R. Sacks and G. Lee, (2004) Functional modeling in parametric CAD systems, in: Generative-CAD Conference, Carnegie Mellon, PA, July 12-14,2004.
  • Sacks R., Eastman C.M. and Lee G. [2003] Process Improvements in Precast Concrete Construction Using Top-down Parametric 3-D Computer Modeling, PCI Journal, 48:3, pp. 46-55.
  • Sacks R., Eastman C.M. and Lee G. (2004) Parametric 3D Modeling in Building Construction with Examples from Precast Concrete, Automation in Construction, 13 (2004) 291-312
  • Eastman, C.M., Rafael Sacks , Ghang Lee, (2002) Strategies for Realizing the Benefits of 3D Integrated Modeling of Buildings for the AEC Industry 19th International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction, Sept 23-25, 2002, Washington D.C.


Design Cognition and Collaboration

Cognitive models of design that support tool and interface development; studies and technological support for design collaboration.

  • C. Eastman, W. Newstetter, M. McCracken eds. Design Knowing and Learning: Cognition in Design Education, Elsevier Science Press, (2000).

Papers and Conferences

  • Lo Ping Wei, Ellen Yi-Luen Do, Charles M. Eastman, “On Context of Content: A Comparative Methodology Review of How HCI and Mass Communication Analyze Blogs and Social Media” for Work in Progress in CHI 2007, San Jose, April 28 – May 3
  • Ho,Chun-Heng Eastman, C. (2005)  How Representations and Strategies Influence Design Spatial Problem Solving, Symposium  on Reasoning with Mental and External Diagrams: Computational Modeling and Spatial Assistance, AAAI Spring Symposium, Technical Report SS-05-06, Stanford, March 21-13, 2005. pp. 114-120
  • Chun-Heng Ho CH, Eastman CM and Catrambone R, (2006) An investigation of 2D and 3D spatial and mathematical abilities, Design Studies, 27:4, (July) pp. 505-524
  • Lee, G., C. M. Eastman, and C. Zimring. (2003). Avoiding design errors: a case study of redesigning an architectural studio. Design Studies, 24, 411-435.
  • Eastman, C. “New Directions in Design Cognition: Studies of Representation and Recall”, in Design Knowing and Learning: Cognition in Design Education, C. Eastman, W. Newstetter, M. McCracken eds. Elsevier Science Press, (2001).
  • Eastman, C. Keynote address and paper: "Representation of Design Processes", Conference on Design Thinking, MIT April 23-25, (1999).


Design Processes

The benefits of product model repositories are that they support new more integrated design processes, integrating design with analysis, fabrication, erection and other downstream influences; processes also are the basis for supporting the definition of product data models.

  • Sanguinetti P, Eastman C, Augenbroe G, (2009) Courthouse energy evaluation: sensitivity analysis to support decision-making in concept design, Proc. Building Simulation 2009 Conference, Glasgow, pp. 1922-1929.
  • Eastman, C.M., Rafael Sacks , Ghang Lee, (2004) Strategies for Realizing the Benefits Implementing 3D Parametric Modeling  in Technical Areas of Construction – a Case Study, CIB International Conference, W78, Toronto, CA, May, 2004.
  • Sacks R., Eastman C.M. and Lee G. [2003] “Process Model Perspectives On Management and Engineering Procedures in the North American Precast/Prestressed Concrete Industry” ASCE Journal of Computing, March/April, 2004 (in press).
  • Eastman, C. Lee, G  Sacks, R (2003)  Development of a Knowledge-Rich CAD System for the North American Precast Concrete Industry, 2003 ACADIA Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Sacks, R., Eastman Building Modeling Enabled Workflow Changes in Precast Concrete and Structural Steel Construction, EIA-9, 9th EuropIA International Conference:  E-Activities and Intelligent Support in Design and the Built Environment, Istanbul, Turkey, August 2003
  • Eastman, C., Lee, G., and Sacks, R., (2002) “A formal and  analytical approach to modeling engineering project processes” CIB Conference W-78, Arhus Denmark, June 12-14.
  • Sacks, R., Eastman, C., Lee, G., and (2002) “Process and enterprise modeling, Information management & technologies” Concurrent Engineering in Construction 2002, Berkeley, CA, July 1-2.
  • Jeng, T.S., and C. Eastman, [1998], "Design Process Management", Computer-aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 14, pp. 53-65.


Drawing Recognition

  • Developing a high level language and implementation for robust drawing recognition; drawing recognition algorithms.
  • Babalola, O. and Eastman, C.  “Semantic Modeling of Architectural Drawings”, Proc. 2Oth ACADIA Conference, Buffalo NY, Nov. (2001).

Design Management

Building Model Repositories, new processes, all allow and involve new approaches to the management of deisgn; I am interrsted in such issues as change management, review procedures, and design coordination.

  • C.Eastman and Sriram Dasu, editors, Management of Design: Engineering and Management Perspectives, Kluver Academic Pub., Boston, 1994, including the preface and chapter, “Management of Design Information Flows”, with G. Shirley.

Papers and Conferences

  • Eastman, C.M., D. S. Parker, T.S. Jeng, [1997] "Managing the Integrity of Design Data Generated by Multiple Applications: The Theory and Practice of Patching, Research in Engineering Design, 9, pp. 125-145.
  • Eastman, C. [1996] "Managing Integrity in Design Information Flows", Computer Aided Design, (May), 28:6/7, pp.551-565.


Other Books

  • Augenbroe, G. and Eastman, C eds.  Computers in Building: Proceedings of the CAADfutures'99 Conference, Kluver Academic Publishers, New York, (1999)].
Recent Courses
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Design Cognition (with Professor Craig Zimring)
  • Building Product Models and Interoperability
  • Research Seminar in Design Computing
  • Geometric and Solid Modeling Software Development
  • Databases for Engineering and Design
  • Design of Electronic Design Environments
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<![CDATA[T. Russell Gentry]]> 27369 Russell Gentry is an Associate Professor of Architecture with a courtesy appointment in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He teaches courses in building structures and materials, fabrication technologies, and design and construction process. He is the faculty mentor for the 2013 class of the Georgia Tech Presidential Scholars.

His current research focuses on the representation of fabrication logics and processes within BIM environments. His current projects, funded by the Department of Energy, include the design of innovative PV systems and the design of modular components for nuclear reactors. Dr. Gentry is also the project lead for the Building Information Modeling for Masonry or BIM-M Initiative at Georgia Tech. The BIM-M initiative is developing masonry product and BIM modeling schemas, and workflows to implement BIM tools in masonry design, construction and supply chains.

Educational Background


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Professor Gentry pursues research that fall into three broad themes:

  1. Developing and assessing new load bearing materials and systems
  2. Embedding structural and fabrication logic into CAD and simulation tools
  3. Quantifying embodied and ongoing energy impacts of buildings – and use of these metrics in the design process

His current work in the materials area focuses on the development of high-modulus FRP reinforcements for use in strengthening juvenile pine laminated timbers.  His work in the structural systems area is focused on concrete masonry, jointly with Tristan Al-Haddad and Andres Cavieres.  He recently completed project (with Charlene Bayer of the Georgia Tech Research Institute and Michael Gamble) examining the future of Life Cycle Assessment in architectural practice.

Research Groups/Labs

Dr. Gentry is the former Associate Director of Research in the Advanced Wood Products Laboratory and is currently a faculty leader in the College of Architecture’s Digital Fabrication Laboratory.

Recent Publications

  • Gentry, T.R., Joshi, S. and Weaver, C. (2010), “LCA of Cement-Based, Polymer-Based and Natural Architectural Finish Materials,” Concrete Sustainability Conference, April 13-15, 2010, Tempe, Arizona.
  • Cavieres, Andres, Gentry, Russell and Al-Haddad, Tristan (2009) “Rich Knowledge Parametric Tools for Concrete Masonry Design: Automation of Preliminary Structural Analysis, Detailing and Specifications,”  26th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC), Austin, Texas, United States, 24-27 June 2009.
  • Gentry, T. Russell, Cavieres, Andres, and Al-Haddad, (2009), “Parametric Design, Detailing and Structural Analysis of Doubly-Curved Load-Bearing Block Walls,” Proceedings, 11th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Toronto, Ontario, May 31- June 3, 2009.
  • Choudhary, Ruchi, Augenbroe, Godfried, Gentry, Russell, and Hu, Huafen (2008) “Simulation-Enhanced Prototyping of an Experimental Solar House,” Building Simulation, (2008) 1: 336–355.
  • Gentry, T.R., Wacker, J.P., Brohammer, K.N., and Wells, J., “In-Situ Materials and Structural Assessment of CCA-Treated Stress-Laminated Deck Bridge,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2028, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2007, pp. 28–33.
  • Bank, L.C., Gentry, T.R., Johansen, G.E., Wilson, R., and Weil, R., (2007) “Long-Term Performance Of A Pultruded Light Frame Canopy Structure”, Third International Conference on Durability and Field Application of Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRPs) for Construction, May 22-24, 2007, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
  • Al-Haddad, T. and Gentry, T.R., (2006) “PerFORMance: Integrating Structural Feedback into Design Processes for Complex Form-Active Surfaces”, Digital Architecture and Construction, A. Ali and C.A. Brebbia, editors, Proceedings of the First International Conference on Digital Architecture and Construction, WIT Press, 2006, pgs. 97-109.
  • Kock, J., Barbieri, R., Justice, J., Kurtis, K., Gentry, R., Nanko, H. (2005), “Characterization of Chicken Feather Material for Use in Biocomposites”, Proceedings, American Society for Composites 20th Annual Technical Conference, September 7-9, 2005, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Gentry, T. Russell, Augenbroe, G., Park, C.S., and Moon, H.J., (2004) “Framework for Assessing the Performance of Building Systems,” Proceedings, CIB World Building Conference 2004, May 2-7, 2004, Toronto.
  • Gentry, T.R. (2001) “Life Assessment of Glass-Fiber Reinforced Composites in Portland Cement Concrete,” Proceedings, 16th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Composites, Blacksburg, Virginia, September 10-12, 2001.
Recent Courses
  • ARCH 6226: Green Construction
  • ARCH 6506: Construction Materials, Systems, and Fabrications
  • COA 8833: FGT – Zero Energy Housing
  • ARCH 4251: Structures I (Wood and Steel Structures)
  • ARCH 4252: Structures II (Concrete Structures, Lateral Forces)

Current PhD Students

  • Andres Cavieres
  • Francisco Valdes
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<![CDATA[John Peponis]]> 27369 John Peponis studies the principles and constraints that govern the generation of built form and its social, cultural and cognitive functions. His work includes the development of methods, measures and software for the analysis of built space at the scale of buildings and urban areas. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the General Services Administration, the Ministry of Research in Greece, the Georgia Tech Foundation, Steelcase, Perkins+Will and Dar Al-Handasah. He is a registered architect in Greece since 1982, where he collaborates regularly with Kokkinou and Kourkoulas Architects (http //www.kokkinoukourkoulas.com). 

Educational Background

1983 - Ph.D. (Architecture), University College, University of London

1977 - M.Sc. (Architecture), University College, University of London

1976 - B.Sc. (Architecture), University College, University of London


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Refereed journals

35) Peponis J, Feng C, Green D, Haynie D, Kim S H, Sheng Q, Vialard A, Haofeng W, 2015, "Syntax and parametric analysis of superblock patterns" Journal of Space Syntax 6 109-141 http://joss.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/journal/index.php/joss/article/view/254

34)  Lim L, Yang T, Vialard A, Feng C, Peponis J, 2015, "Urban morphology and syntactic structure: a discussion of the relationship of block size to street integration in some settlements in the Provence" Journal of Space Syntax 6 142-169 http://joss.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/journal/index.php/joss/article/view/255

33) Sakellaridi S, Christova P, Christopoulos V, Leuthold A C, Peponis J, Georgopoulos A P, 2015, "Neural mechanisms underlying the exploration of small city maps using magnetoencephalography" Experimental Brain Research 233 3187-3200 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00221-015-4387-5

32) Peponis J, Bafna S, Dahabreh S M, Dogan F, 2015, "Configurational meaning and conceptual shifts in design" Journal of Architecture 20 215-243 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13602365.2015.1025814#.VSU5B00e7l0

31) Sakellaridi S, Christova P, Christopoulos V, Vialard A, Peponis J, Georgopoulos A, 2015, "Cognitive mechanisms underlying instructed choice exploration of small city maps" Frontiers in Neuroscience 9 http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fnins.2015.00060/abstract

30) Scoppa M, Peponis J, 2015, "Distributed attraction: the effects of street network connectivity upon the distribution of retail frontage in the City of Buenos Aires" Environment and Planning B: Planning & Design 42 354-378 http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=b130051p

29) Lu Y, Peponis J, 2014, "Exhibition visitors are sensitive to patterns of display co-visibility"Environment and Planning (B): Planning and Design 41 53-68 http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=b39058

28) Peponis J, 2012, "Building layouts as cognitive data: purview and purview interface" Cognitive Critique 6 11-51 http://www.cogcrit.umn.edu/docs/Peponis_v6.pdf    

27) Christova P, Scoppa M, Peponis J, Georgopoulos A, 2012, "Exploring small city maps" Experimental Brain Research 223 207-217( http://www.springerlink.com/content/hg0h497173122502/

26) Ozbil A, Peponis J, Stone B, 2011, “Understanding the link between street connectivity, land use and pedestrian flows” Urban Design International 16 125-141 http://www.palgrave-journals.com/udi/journal/v16/n2/abs/udi20112a.html

25) Zamani P, Peponis J, 2010, “Co-visibility and pedagogy: innovation and challenge at the High Museum of Art” Journal of Architecture 15 6 853-879 http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a930313418~frm=abslink?words=peponis

24) Peponis J, Bellal T, 2010, “Fallingwater: the interplay between space and shape” Environment and Planning (B): Planning and Design 37 982-1001 http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=b36052

23) Carpenter A, Peponis J, 2010, “Poverty and connectivity: crossing the tracks” Journal of Space Syntax 1 108-120 http://joss.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/index.php/joss/article/viewFile/23/pdf_10

22) Wineman J, Peponis J, 2010, “Constructing spatial meaning. Spatial affordances in museum design” Environment and Behavior 42 1 86-109 http://eab.sagepub.com/content/42/1/86.abstract

21) Peponis J, Bafna S, Yang Z, 2008, “The connectivity of streets: reach and directional distance” Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 35 881-901 http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=b33088

20) Shpuza E, Peponis J, 2008, “The effect of floorplate shape upon office layout integration” Environment and Planning (B): Planning and Design 35 318-336 http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=b32139

19) Peponis J, Bafna S, Bajaj R, Bromberg J, Congdon C, Rashid M, Warmels S, Zhang Y, Zimring C, 2007, “Designing space to support knowledge work” Environment and Behavior 39 6, 815-840 http://eab.sagepub.com/content/39/6/815.abstract

18) Peponis J, 2005, “Formulation”, The Journal of Architecture, 10, 2, 119-133 http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a714023810~frm=abslink?words=peponis

17) Peponis J, Conroy-Dalton R, Wineman J, Dalton N, 2004, “Measuring the effects of layout upon visitors' spatial behaviors in open plan exhibition settings” Environment and Planning (B): Planning and Design 31, 253-273 http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=b3041

16) Peponis J, Knoespel K, Abrioux Y, Kanekar A, Lycourioti I, Touloumis A, Michalopoulou K, Spanou I, Gavrilou E, 2002, “La Construction Spatial du Sens en Architecture: Un Projet Transdisciplinaire” Théorie Littérature Enseignement, 20, 139-156

15) Peponis J, Lycourioti I, Mari I, 2002, « Spatial models, design reasons and the construction of spatial meaning”, Philosophica 70, 59-90 http://logica.ugent.be/philosophica/fulltexts/70-4.pdf

14) Peponis J, Wineman J, Rashid M, Bafna S, Kim S H, 1998, "Describing plan configuration according to the covisibility of surfaces" Environment and Planning (B): Planning and Design 25 693-708 http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=b250693

13) Peponis J, Wineman J, Bafna S, Rashid M, Kim S H, 1998, “On the generation of linear representations of spatial configuration” Environment and Planning B 25 559-576. http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=b250559

12) Peponis J, Ross C, Rashid M, 1997, "The structure of urban space, movement and co-presence: The case of Atlanta," Geoforum 28 (3-4) 341-358

11) Peponis J, Wineman J, Rashid M, Kim S H, Bafna S, 1997, “On the description of shape andspatial configuration inside buildings: convex partitions and their local properties”, Environment and Planning (B): Planning and Design, 24, 761-781. http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=b240761

10) Peponis J, Ross C, Rashid M, Kim S H, Varela G, Sentosa L, 1996, Regularity and change in urban space: A syntactic analysis of movement and co-presence in Atlanta, Ekistics v.63, n.376/377/378, 4-16

9) Peatross F D, Peponis J, 1995, “Space, Education and Socialization” Journal of Architectural and Planning Research. 12:4 Winter, pp. 366-385.

8) Peponis J, 1993, “The architectural configuration of lyric form at La Tourette”, Ekistics , n. 362-363, pp.237-252.

7) Peponis J, 1993, “Evaluation and formulation in design: The Implications of Morphological Theories of Function”. Nordisk Architekturforsking 1993: vol.6, n.2 , 53-62 (Nordic Journal of Architectural Research-paper published in English).

6) Peponis J, Zimring C, Choi Y K, 1990, “Finding the Building in Wayfinding”, Environment and Behavior , v.22, n.5, 555-590 http://eab.sagepub.com/content/22/5/555.abstract

5) Peponis J, 1989, “Space, culture and urban design in late modernism and after”. Ekistics, n.334-335, 93-108.

4) Peponis J, Hadjinikolaou E, Livieratos C, Fatouros D A, 1989, “The Spatial core of urban culture”, Ekistics, n.334-335, 43-55

3) Hillier B, Hanson J, Peponis J, 1987, “The syntactic analysis of settlements”, Arch.& Comport./Arch. & Behav., vol.3, n.3, Lausane, pp.217-231 http://lasur.epfl.ch/revue/A&C%20Vol%203%20No.3/HILLIER_HANSON_PEPONIS.pdf

2) Hillier B, Burdett R, Peponis J, Penn A, 1987, “Creating life: Or does architecture determine anything?” Arch.& Comport./Arch. & Behav., vol3, n.3, Lausane, pp.233-250 http://lasur.epfl.ch/revue/A&C%20Vol%203%20No.3/HILLIER_%20BURDETT_PEPONISandPENN.pdf

1) Peponis J, 1985, “The spatial culture of factories”, Human Relations, v.38, April, New York, London, 357-390 http://hum.sagepub.com/search/results?fulltext=Peponis&submit=yes&journal_set=sphum&src=selected&andorexactfulltext=and&x=18&y=12


2) Peponis J, 1997, Descriptions of Space. The architectural formation of meaning. (Athens: Alexandria Editions) 222 pages, 47 illustrations and 38 drawings (b&w) (in Greek). http://www.alexandria-publ.gr/new/book.php?id=167

1) Hellenic Institute of Architecture (Peponis J, ed.), 1997, Contemporary Industrial Buildings in Greece, (Hellenic Institute of Architecture: Athens 1997). All texts in Greek and English, pp160, 90 photos, 67 drawings. http://www.heliarch.gr/node/173

Book chapters since 2000

7) Peponis J, Park J, Feng C, 2016, "The city as an interface of scales: Gangnam Urbanism", in The FAR game. Constraints sparking creativity. Eds S H Kim, E Cinn, K Ahn, S Kim, I Chung, D E Jeong, R Enos (SPACE Books, Seoul) pp 102-111

6) Peponis J, 2016, "The space syntax of intelligible communities", in Community wayfinding: pathways to understanding Eds R H Hunter, L A Anderson, B L Belza (Springer Nature, Switzerland) pp 35-60

5) Πεπονής Γ, 2016, "Πώς λειτουργεί ο χώρος του μουσείου σήμερα; " in Θέσεις της μνήμης Eds Π Φωκαΐδης, Α Χρονάκη (Νήσος, Αθήνα) pp 227-239 (Peponis J, 2016, “How does museum space function? In Places of memory Eds P Fokaides, A Chronaki (Nisos, Athens)

4) Peponis J, 2008, “Plotting the human voice” in Karandinou A, Achtypi A, Giamarelos S (eds) Athens by Sound, Greek Participation, 11th International Architectural Exhibition La Biennale Di Venezia (Athens: Hellenic Ministry of Culture)

3) Peponis J, Bafna S, Dogan F, Dahabreh S M, 2006, “Presentational symbolic systems and architectural thinking” in Trova V, Manolides C, Papaconstantinou G (eds) Representation as a Vehicle for Architectural Thinking (Athens: School of Architecture of the University of Thessaly and Futura Editions), 40-53 (in Greek)

2) Peponis J, Wineman J, 2002, “The Spatial Structure of Environment and Behavior” in Bechtel R, Churchman A (eds) Handbook of Environmental Psychology (New York: John Wiley and Sons) 271-291

1) Peponis J, Karli M, 2001, “Air Terminal, Macedonia Airport”, in Papadopoulos L (ed), Transformations of Urban Landscape: Projects Associated with Thessaloniki, Cultural Capital of Europe, 1997 (Athens: Livanis Publishers), 84-89 (in Greek)

Publications of architectural work since 2000

5) Kokkinou-Kourkoulas, 2014, Office Building in Peania, Attika, in Domes, International Review of Architecture, 6, 42-55 (Architects: Kokkinou – Kourkoulas; Consultant Architect: John Peponis – for full credits see publication).

4) Consultant architect with Maria Kokkinou and Andreas Kourkoulas for the Eurobank office building in Tavros, Athens, Greece. Published in Architecture in Greece, 47, pp 108-111

3) Consultant architect with Maria Kokkinou and Andreas Kourkoulas for “Shop and Trade”, a mixed used office development in Athens, Greece. Shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival of 2010 and included in the World Building Directory (http://www.worldbuildingsdirectory.com/project.cfm?id=2588 )

Published on the web-page of Architectural Record under the June 2011 Builting Types Study on Offices: http://archrecord.construction.com/projects/Building_types_study/Office_Buildings/2011/Shop-and-Trade.asp

Published in Space Magazine 524 July 2011, 48-53 (Seoul, South Korea) http://www.vmspace.com/eng/

Published in Architecture in Greece, 47, 2013, pp 103-107

2) Consultant architect with Maria Kokkinou and Andreas Kourkoulas, Benaki Museum at Pireos Street, Casabella 741, February 2006, pp 44-51

1) Consultant architect with Maria Kokkinou and Andreas Kourkoulas Kourkoulas for multiple works published in the theme issue Architecture in Greece, 38, 62-117: Benaki Museum, Contemporary Cultural Center, 2001-04; Office Building Complex in Maroussi – Athens, 1993-1997; Buildings at the Campus of Komotini University, Competition Second Prize, 1998; National Bank of Greece Office Building, Competition Honourable Mention, 1998; Great Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Competition, 2002.

Professional journals since 2000

5) Peponis J, Feng, Chen, 2016, “The open city and the space syntax of good urban life” New Architecture 164 1 42-51(China, in Chinese)

 4) Peponis J, 2011, “Urban Structure and Daily Life in Architectural Form” Space Magazine 524 July 2011, 48-53 (Seoul, South Korea) p.53

3) Peponis J, 2011, “When are ideas powerful and how?” – Comment, as jury member, on the AthensX4 competition. Athens X 4: Architectural proposals for the city. An ideas Competition.(Athens: Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change - Organization for the Unification of Archaeological Sites and Urban Renewal) (Text in Greek)

2) Peponis J, 2006, “The city as search engine”, Elelef special issue For the Right to the City, 37-44 (in Greek), 45-50 (in English)

1) Peponis J, 2004, “Spatial Intentions” Architecture in Greece, 38, 66-67 (a short paper printed as a commentary on the architecture of Kokkinou-Kourkoulas, the subject of this theme issue)(in Greek).

Book reviews in refereed journals since 2000

4) Peponis J, 2015, "Building types and built forms" Journal of Urban Design 20 703-706

3)Peponis J, 2008, “The starting line of architectural conscience” A critique of Panayiotis Tournikiotis, Architecture in the Contemporary Era, in Architecture in Greece 42, 25-26 (In Greek)

2) Peponis J, 2005, “The house from the point of view of dwelling. A critique of Vrychea A, 2003, “Dwellling and housing” (Athens: Greek Letters), in Architecture in Greece, 39, 47-48 (In Greek)

1) Peponis J, 2001, “Panayiotis Tournikiotis, The Historiography of Modern Architecture”, The Journal of Architecture, 6, 97-103

Book reviews on the web since 2000

Peponis J, “Architecture in Transition”, The Constantinos A. Doxiadis web page:http://www.doxiadis.org/files/pdf/Architecture%20in%20Transition.pdf

Peponis J, “Ekistics, an Introduction to the Science of Human Settlements”, The Constantinos A. Doxiadis web page: http://www.doxiadis.org/files/pdf/ekistics_book.pdf

Refereed conference proceedings since 2000

26) Peponis J, 2013, “Investigative modeling and spatial analysis. A commentary on directions” in Koch D, Carranza P M (eds) Architectural Morphology: Investigative Modeling and Spatial Analysis Research Workshop, KTH: http://archmorphstockholm.se/John%20Peponis%20-%20Investigative%20Modeling%20an%20Spatial%20Analysis.pdf

25) Ozbil A, Peponis J, 2012, “The effects of urban form on walking to transit” in Greene M, Reyes J, Castro A (eds) Proceedings, Eighth International Space Syntax Symposium (Santiago, Chile: PUC) 8030:1-8030:15 http://www.sss8.cl/media/upload/paginas/seccion/8030_1.pdf 

 24) Bafna S, Losonczi A, Peponis J, 2012, “Perceptual tuning of a simple box” in Greene M, Reyes J, Castro A (eds) Proceedings, Eighth International Space Syntax Symposium (Santiago, Chile: PUC) 8024:1-8024-28 http://www.sss8.cl/media/upload/paginas/seccion/8024_2.pdf

 23) Peponis J, Vialard A, Scoppa M, 2009, “Plan: planning, constitution, change. Measures, networks, and principles” in Constantinos Doxiadis and his work, v.2 (Athens: Technical Chamber of Greece) 183-197

22) Carpenter A, Peponis J, 2009, “Poverty and connectivity; crossing the tracks” in in Koch D, Marcus L, Steen J (eds) Proceedings of the 7th International Space Syntax Symposium (Stockholm: KTH) 12.1-12.11 http://www.sss7.org/Proceedings/08%20Spatial%20Configuration%20and%20Social%20Structures/012_Carpenter_Peponis.pdf

21) Haynie D, Peponis J, 2009, “Atlanta: a morphological history” in Koch D, Marcus L, Steen J (eds) Proceedings of the 7th International Space Syntax Symposium (Stockholm: KTH) 87.1-87.13 http://www.sss7.org/Proceedings/05%20Spatial%20Morphology%20and%20Urban%20Growth/087_Haynie_Peponis.pdf

20) Jiang P, Peponis J, 2009, “Tower Place Drice: A Private Road” in Koch D, Marcus L, Steen J (eds) Proceedings of the 7th International Space Syntax Symposium (Stockholm: KTH) 47.1-47.11 http://www.sss7.org/Proceedings/06%20Urban%20Territoriality%20and%20Private%20and%20Public%20Space/047_Jiang_Peponis.pdf

19) Lu Y, Peponis J, Zimring C, 2009 “targeted visibility analysis in buildings” in Koch D, Marcus L, Steen J (eds) Proceedings of the 7th International Space Syntax Symposium (Stockholm: KTH) 68.1-68.10 http://www.sss7.org/Proceedings/04%20Building%20Morphology%20and%20Emergent%20Performativity/068_Lu_Peponis_Zimring.pdf

18) Ozbil A, Peponis J, Bafna S, 2009, “The effects of street configuration on transit ridership” in Koch D, Marcus L, Steen J (eds) Proceedings of the 7th International Space Syntax Symposium (Stockholm: KTH) 84.1-84.8 http://www.sss7.org/Proceedings/05%20Spatial%20Morphology%20and%20Urban%20Growth/084_Ozbil_Peponis_Bafna.pdf

17) Scoppa M, French S, Peponis J, 2009, “The effects of street connectivity upon the distribution of local vehicular traffic in Metropolitan Atlanta” in Koch D, Marcus L, Steen J (eds) Proceedings of the 7th International Space Syntax Symposium (Stockholm: KTH) 98.1-98.9


16) Wineman J, Peponis J, Conroy-Dalton R, 2007, “Exploring, Engaging, Understanding in Museums”, in Hölscher C, Conroy Dalton R, Turner A (eds) Space Syntax and Spatial Cognition, Proceedings of the Workshop held in Bremen, 24th September 2006, (Bremen: SFB/TR Monographs) http://www.sfbtr8.uni-bremen.de/papers/Space_alles.pdf

15) Peponis J, Allen D, Haynie D, Scoppa M, Zhang Z, 2007, “Measuring the configuration of street networks: the spatial profile of 118 urban areas in the 12 most populated metropolitan regions in the US”, in Kubat A S, Ertekin Ö, Güney Y I, Eyüboğlu E (eds): Proceedings, 6th International Space Syntax Symposium (Istanbul: ITU Faculty of Architecture) 2-1 – 2-14 http://www.spacesyntaxistanbul.itu.edu.tr/papers/longpapers/002%20-%20Peponis%20Allen%20Haynie%20Scoppa%20Zhang.pdf

14) Peponis J, Allen D, French S, Scoppa M, Brown JU, 2007, “Street connectivity and urban density: spatial measures and their correlation”, in Kubat A S, Ertekin Ö, Güney Y I, Eyüboğlu E (eds): Proceedings, 6th International Space Syntax Symposium (Istanbul: ITU Faculty of Architecture) 4 -1 – 4-12 http://www.spacesyntaxistanbul.itu.edu.tr/papers/longpapers/004%20-%20Peponis%20Allen%20French%20Scoppa%20Brown.pdf

13) Özbil A, Peponis J, 2007, “Modeling Street Connectivity and Pedestrian Movement According to Standard GIS Street Network Representations” in Kubat A S, Ertekin Ö, Güney Y I, Eyüboğlu E (eds): Proceedings, 6th International Space Syntax Symposium (Istanbul: ITU Faculty of Architecture) 18-1 – 18-9 http://www.spacesyntaxistanbul.itu.edu.tr/papers/longpapers/018%20-%20Ozbil%20Peponis.pdf

12) Zamani P, Peponis J, 2007, “Radical Discontinuity or Variations on a Theme? The Recent History of the High Museum of Art”, in Kubat A S, Ertekin Ö, Güney Y I, Eyüboğlu E (eds): Proceedings, 6th International Space Syntax Symposium (Istanbul: ITU Faculty of Architecture) 71-1 – 71-13 http://www.spacesyntaxistanbul.itu.edu.tr/papers/longpapers/071%20-%20Zamani%20Peponis.pdf

11) Jiang P, Peponis J, 2005, "Historic and emergent urban centers in the Metropolitan Atlanta Region: spatial dynamics and morphogenesis", in Ness A (ed), Proceedings, 5th International Symposium on Space Syntax, Delft University of Technology, Vol I, 283-294 http://www.spacesyntax.tudelft.nl/media/Long%20papers%20I/pengjiangpeponis.pdf

10) Peponis J, Bellal T, 2005, "In Fallingwater: spatial structure at the scale of quasi-synchronic perception", in Ness A (ed), Proceedings, 5th International Symposium on Space Syntax, Delft University of Technology, Vol I, 65-81 http://www.spacesyntax.tudelft.nl/media/Long%20papers%20I/peponis.pdf

9) Shpuza E, Peponis J, 2005, "Floorplate shapes and office layouts", in Ness A (ed), Proceedings, 5th International Symposium on Space Syntax, Delft University of Technology, Vol II, 89-102 http://www.spacesyntax.tudelft.nl/media/longpapers2/ermalshpuzapeponis.pdf

8) Stavroulaki G, Peponis J, 2005, "Seen in a different light: Icons in Byzantine museums and churches", in Ness A (ed), Proceedings, 5th International Symposium on Space Syntax, Delft University of Technology, Vol II, 251-263) http://www.spacesyntax.tudelft.nl/media/longpapers2/giannastavroulaki.pdf

7) Dalton N, Peponis J, Conroy-Dalton R, 2003, “To tame a TIGER one has to know its nature: Extending Weighted Angular Integration Analysis for the description of GIS road center-line data for large scale urban analysis”, Fourth International Space Syntax Symposium, University College London (ed Julienne Hanson), London UK, 65.1-65.10

6) He W, Peponis J, 2003, “Modalities of poetic syntax in the work of Hejduk”, Fourth International Space Syntax Symposium, University College London (ed Julienne Hanson), London UK, 30.1-30.16

5) Peponis J, Conroy-Dalton R, Wineman J, Dalton N, 2003, “Path, theme and narrative in open plan exhibition settings”, Fourth International Space Syntax Symposium, University College London (ed Julienne Hanson), London UK, 29.1-29.20

4) Peponis J, Karadima C, Bafna S, 2003, “On the formulation of spatial meaning in architectural design”, Fourth International Space Syntax Symposium, University College London (ed Julienne Hanson), London UK, 2.1-2.20

3) Spanou I, Peponis J, 2003, “Architectural atmosphere and the spatially situated body”, Fourth International Space Syntax Symposium, University College London (ed Julienne Hanson), London UK, 60.1-60.14

2) Stavroulaki G, Peponis J, 2003, “The spatial construction of seeing at Castelvecchio”, Fourth International Space Syntax Symposium, University College London (ed Julienne Hanson), London UK, 66.1-66.14

1) Peponis J, Wineman J and Bafna S (eds) 2001, Proceedings, 3rd International Symposium on Space Syntax, (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning). This includes Peponis J, 2001, “Interacting Questions and Descriptions”, xiii-xxvi

Newspaper articles since 2000

3) Peponis, J. 2010, “Le Corbusier’s mind” Kathimerini, 11 December, Arts and Culture, p. 4, (Book review for Tournikiotis, Panayiotis, 2010, Le Corbusier’s Diagonal (Athens: Pendulum Editions) (in Greek) http://news.kathimerini.gr/4dcgi/_w_articles_civ_2_11/12/2010_425451

2) Peponis J, 2010, “Museums as stage sets: how does architecture guide perception?” Kathimerini, 18 September, Arts and Culture p.4 (in Greek – Kathimerini is a major daily newspaper) (Book review for: Tzortzi K, 2010, The architecture of museum space” (Athens: Kaleidoscope Editions)) (in Greek) http://news.kathimerini.gr/4dcgi/_w_articles_civ_2_18/09/2010_415373

1) Peponis J, 2001, “Relations of Symmetry – Dialogue with the projects and buildings of Swiss Architect Mario Botta” [book review for Irene Sakellaridou, 2001, Mario Botta: Architectural Poetics (London: Thames and Hudson)], Sunday Vima, 19 Aug 2001, (section on books). (in Greek) http://www.tovima.gr/default.asp?pid=2&ct=47&artid=136053&dt=19/08/2001

PhD dissertations supervised

20) Haynie, Dawn (2016): Assessing measures of street connectivity. A comparative study of the largest American cities (Committee members: Dr. Sonit Bafna, Dr. Steve French, Professor Ellen Dunham Jones. External Examiner: Dr. Saif Haq, Texas Tech)

Present Position: Assistant Professor, Georgia State University, Atlanta

19) Zook, Julie (2016): The flow of city life: an analysis of cinematography and urban form in New York and Los Angeles (Committee members: Dr. Sonit Bafna, Dr. Nancey Green Leigh. External Examiners: Dr. Patrick Keating, Trinity University, TX and Dr. Daniel Koch, KHT)

Present Position: Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX

18) Alice Vialard (2013): A Typology of Block faces (Committee members: Dr. Sonit Bafna, Professor of the Practice David Green. External examiners: Professor Philip Steadman, University College London; Dr. Emily Talen, Arizona State University)

Present position: Senior Lecturer, University of Northumbria

17) Martin Scoppa (2012): Towards a Theory of Distributed Attraction: The effect of street network configuration upon the distribution of retail in the City of Buenos Aires (Committee members: Dr. Steve French, Dr. Sonit Bafna. External Examiners: Dr. Anne Vernez Moudon, University of Washington, Seattle; Dr. Lars Marcus, KTH, Stockholm)

Present position: Post-doctoral fellow, Singapore University of Technology and Design and MIT  

16) Yi Lu (2011): Directed Visibility Analysis: Three case studies on the relationship between building layout, perception and behavior (Committee members: Dr. Sonit Bafna, Dr. Craig Zimring; External Examiners: Dr. Sophia Psarra, University College London; Professor Michael Benedikt, University of Texas, Austin)

Present position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Division of Building Science and Technology, City University of Hong Kong.

15) Ayse Ozbil (2010): Walking to the station: the effects of urban form on walkability and transit ridership (Committee members: Dr. Sonit Bafna, Dr. Michael Meyer, Dr. Catherine Ross; External Examiners: Dr. Susan Handy, U California Davis, Dr. Darçın Akin, Gebze Yüksek Teknoloji Enstitüsü)

Present position: Assistant Professor, Department ofArchitecture, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Özyeğin University, Istanbul, Turkey.

14) Peng Jiang (2009): Dense urbanism at the old edge: conflict and reconciliation of streets and buildings (Committee members: Doug Allen, Mike Dobbins, Dr. Sonit Bafna; External Examiner Dr. Jean Wineman, U. Michigan)

Present Position: Associate and Director of Planning H & S International LLC

13) Pegah Zamani (2008): Views across boundaries and groupings across categories: the morphology of display in the galleries of the High Museum of Art 1983-2003 (Committee members: Dr. Sonit Bafna, Dr. Ellen Do; External Examiners: Dr. Kenneth Knoespel, Dr. David Brenneman)

Present position: Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, GA, USA. 

12) Saleem Mokbel Dahabreh (2006): The formulation of design: the case of the Islip Courthouse by Richard Meier (Committee members: Dr. Sonit Bafna, Dr. Thanos Economou; Dr. Craig Zimring; External Examiners: Dr. Jean Wineman)

Present position: Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture Engineering, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

11) Ermal Shpuza (2005): Floorplate Shapes and Office Layouts: A model of the effect of floorplate on circulation integration (Committee members: Dr. Sonit Bafna and Dr. Ruth Conroy Dalton; External Examiners, Dr. Frank Duffy and Professor Philip Steadman)

Present position: Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, GA, USA

10) Weiling He (2005): Flatness transformed and otherness embodied, a study of John Hejduk’s Diamond Museum and Wall House 2 across the media of painting, poetry, architectural drawing and architectural space. (Committee members: Dr. Kenneth Koespel, Dr. Sonit Bafna. External Examiners: Dr. David Shapiro and Dr. Sophia Psarra).

Present position: Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, College of Architecture, University of Texas A&M, College Station, TX, USA http://archone.tamu.edu/faculty/whe/ 

9) Sonit Bafna (2001): A Morphology of Intentions. An Interpretation of Mies van der Rohe’s Residential Designs. (Committee members: Dr. Ronald Lewcock; Professor Charles Eastman; Dr. Thanos Economou. External Examiners: Professor Michael Baxandall, Berkeley; Professor Philip Steadman, University College London)

Present position: Associate Professor, School of Architecture, College of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA http://www.arch.gatech.edu/people/sonit-bafna 

8) Aarati Kanekar (2000): The Geometry of Love and the Topography of Fear. On translation and metamorphosis from poem to building. (Examiners: Dr. Richard Martin, Professor of Classics, Stanford University; Professor Thomas Schumacher, Architecture, University of Maryland. Advisory Committee Members: Dr. Kenneth Knoespel, Language, Culture and Communication, Georgia tech; Dr. Ronald Lewcock, GIT)

Present position: Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Interior Design, DAAP, University of Cincinnati, OH, USA http://www.daap.uc.edu/people/profiles/kanekaa

7) Abdulgader Amir (1998): The Spatial Logic of Pedestrian Movement and Exploration in the Central Area of Jeddah: The Effect of Spatial Configuration on Shopping Behaviors. (Examiners: Dr. AlSayyad, University of California at Berkeley, Alan Penn, Senior Lecturer, University College London, Dr. Jean Wineman. Advisory committee:  Dr. Ron Lewcock, Dr. Craig Zimring)

Present position: Assistant Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, College of Environmental Design, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia http://faculty.kfupm.edu.sa/ARCH/aamir/ 

6) Mahbub Rashid (1998): On the Configurational Studies of Building Plans from the Viewpoint of a Situated Observer. (Examiners: Professor Bill Hillier, University of London; Professor Lionel March, UCLA. Advisory Committee: Dr. Ron Lewcock; Dr. Jean Wineman)

Present position: Professor, School of Architecture, Design and Planning, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA http://www.saud.ku.edu/architecture/people/faculty/mahbubrashid 

5) Sung Hong Kim (1995): Visual and Spatial Metaphors of Shop Architecture. (Examiners: Professor Anthony Vidler, Director, Dpt History of Art, UCLA; Dr. Kenneth Knoespel, Director, Language Culture and Communication, GIT. Advisory Committee: Dr. R. Lewcock, Dr. J.  Wineman)

Present position: Professor, School Head, School of Architecture and Architectural Engineering, The University of Seoul, Seoul, South Korea http://archurban.maru.net 

4) Frieda Peatross (1994): The Spatial Dimensions of Control in Restricted Settings . (Examiners: Professor Bill Hillier, University College London, Mark Goldman, Director of Planning, Rosser International. Advisory Committee: Dr. Ronald Lewcock, (GIT), Dr. Craig Zimring, (GIT))

Present position: Senior Project Consultant, Gleeds, Atlanta, GA, USA

3) Uriel Abraham Levi (1993): The Spatial Logic of Animal Culture: Implications for Bioexhibit Design . (Examiners: Dr C. Zimring (GIT), Dr. E. Stevens (Zoo Atlanta). Advisory Committe: Dr. J. Wineman, (GIT), Dr. D. Forthman (Zoo Atlanta))

2) Yaldiz Yehya Eid (1992): Bi-polarity and Interface in the Spatial Organization of Cairo Apartments. (Examiners: Dr. C. Zimring (GIT), Dr. C. Hill (Chair, Anthropology, Georgia State University). Advisory Committee: Dr. J. Wineman (GIT), Dr. R. Lewcock, (GIT))

Present position: Assistant Professor, Zagazig University, Cairo, Egypt

1) Yoon Kyung Choi (1991): The Structure of Exploration and Encounter in Museum  Layouts.  (Examiners: Dr. M. Anderson (Director, Emory University Museum of Art and Archaeology), Ms Harvey (Manager of Exhibition, the High Museum of Art), Dr. J. Hanson (The Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, University College London). Advisory Committee: Dr. J. Wineman (GIT), Dean W. Fash (GIT))

Present position:  Professor, College of Engineering, Chung Ang University, Seoul, South Korea

PhD dissertations committee member

18) Sang Woo Lee, 2016, Metropolitan housing market restructuring and implications for poverty deconcentration: the effects of foreclosures on the spatial distribution of housing choice voucher residences (Advisor Dr. Dan Immergluck)

17) Hoyoung Kim, 2015, Conceptual Expression and Depictive Opacity (Advisor: Sonit Bafna)

16) Ann Carpenter, 2013, Resilience in the Social and Physical Realms: Lessons from the Gulf Coast (Advisor: Dr. Michael Elliott)

15) Jin Kook Lee, 2010, Building Environment Rule and Analysis (BERA) Language (Advisor: Chuck Eastman)

14) Jae Min Lee, 2010, Automatic Checking of Circulation Requirements under Design Development Phases (Advisor: Chuck Eastman)

13) Arief Setiawan, 2009,  Modernity in architecture in relation to context (Advisor: Dr Ron Lewcock)

12) mario Romero, 2009, Supporting Human Interpretation and Analysis of Activity Capture through Overhead Video (Advisor: Dr Gregory Aboud)

11) Deborah Anntoinette Middleton, 2009, Growth and Expansion in Post-War Design Strategies: C. A. Doxiadis and the First Strategic Plan for Riyardh, Saudi Arabia (1968-1972) (Advisor: Professor Richard Dagenhart)

10) Edward Din, 2008, Emergent Symmetries: A Group Theoretic Analysis of an exemplar of late modernism: the Smith house by Richard Meier (Advisor: Dr. Athanasios Economou)

9) Gayle Nicoll, 2006, Taking the stairs: Physical environmental features that explain why people use stairs in 3 to 4 story academic workplace buildings (Advisor: Dr. Craig Zimring)

8) Jane Wolford, 2004, Architectural Contextualism in the Twentieth Century, with Particular Reference to the Architects E. Fay Jones and John Carl Warnecke (Advisors: Ron Lewcock and Robert Craig)

7) Samiran Chanchani, 2002, Architecture/Institutions: The Central Public Library in America, 1887-1925 (Advisor: Professor Ron Lewcock)

6) Saif-ul-Haq, 2001, Complex Architectural Settings: an investigation of spatial and cognitive variables through wayfinding behavior (Advisor: Dr. Craig Zimring)

5) Margaret Gilchrist Serrato, 2001, Building Based Communication Research (Advisor: Dr. Jean Wineman)

4) Ameen Farooq, 1999: Social and Spatial Implications of Community Based residential Environments on Crime in Urban Settings.  (Advisor Larry Keating).

3) Seung Koo Jo, 1996: The Balance Between Pedestrian and Vehicular Movement in Relation to Street Configuration. (Advisor Doug Allen).

2) Michel Lincourt, 1995:  In Search of Elegance . (Advisor Jean Wineman).

1) Bettye Rose Connell, 1992: 'Elopement' Opportunities Among Dementia Patients in Nursing Homes: Architectural Considerations. (Advisor John Archea).

PhD dissertations supervised at the National Technical University of Athens

2) Maria Moira, 2011, “The indiscernible city of Herakleion: representations of the city in literature at a time of transition” (Committee members: Dr. Andreas Kourkoulas, NTUA; Dr. George Parmenidis, NTUA; Examiners: Dr. Zisis Kotionis, University of Thessaly at Volos;  Dr. Nelly Marda, NTUA; Dr. Petros Martinidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; Dr. Stavros Stavridis, NTUA)

1) Ioanna Stavroulaki, 2008, “The spatial construction of museum meaning: the re-contextualization of “The Wisdom of God” from Hagia Sophia, Thessaloniki, to the Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki” (Committee members: Dr. Andreas Kourkoulas and Dr. Georgios Parmenidis; examiners: Dr. Alexandra Bounia, University of the Aegean, Paraskeui Babalou-Noukaki NTUA, Georgios Makris, NTUA, Dr. Iakovos Potamianos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)


International PhD dissertation examiner

27) Barton, Kevin, 2015, Testing the spatial affordance hypothesis: Evidence from factor analysis, mathematical models and behavioral analysis (University of Waterloo, Ontario, CA. Advisor: Dr. Colin Ellard)

26) Hwang, Yongha, 2014, "Essays on analytic methods for the micro-geography of the workplace" (University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Advisor: Dr Jean Wineman)

25) Homeira Shayesteh, 2013, "Typo-morphological Approach to Housing Transformation in Tehran" (University College London: Advisor: Professor Philip Steadman)

24)  Papadias A, 2012, “Futuristic design, 1945-1990” (National Technical University of Athens: Advisor: Dr. George Parmenides)

23) Rodrigo Mora, 2009, “The cognitive roots of space syntax” (University College London: Advisor: Dr. Ruth Conroy Dalton)

22) Costis Velonis, 2008, Habitation in Modern and Contemporary Sculpture (National Technical University of Athens: Advisor: Dr Panayiotis Tournikiotis)

21) Lucas Figueiredo, 2009, “Continuity Lines: Network analysis in urban morphology” (University College London. Advisor: Mike Batty)

20) Evagelia Tsilika, 2008, “The relationship of Surface-Depth and the way of the mask in the architecture of the 20th century: the case of Marcel Breuer” (National Technical University of Athens. Advisor: Dr. Panayiotis Tournikiotis)

19) Kali Tzortzi, 2007, The Interaction Between Building Layout and Display Layout in Museums, (University College London. Advisor: Bill Hillier)

18) I Primali D H Paranagamage, 2006, Changing Boundaries and Meanings of the Home: A case study of middle class houses in Sri Lanka (University College London. Advisor: Julienne Hanson)

17) Mir Azimzadeh, 2003: Evolving Urban Culture in Transforming Cities (Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg. Advisors: Bjorn Klarqvist and Hans Bjur)

16) Anna-Johanna Klasande, 2003, Suburban Navigation: a study of hidden and visual features in urban design (Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg. Advisor: Hans Bjur)

15) Constatntinos M Polyoudakis, 2003: The Phenomenological Basis of Architecture (National Technical University of Athens, Advisor Iosif Stefanou)

14) Hadjichristos Christakis Antonakis, 2002, The Roles of the Architect and Client in the Production of the Contemporary Cypriot House as a Social and Cultural Entity (University College London. Advisor: Dr. Julienne Hanson)

13) Constatinos Deligiannidis, 2001, Descriptions of Domestic Space in Greece 1950-70, According to Μiddle Class Models as Documented and Projected by Greek Cinema (National Technical University of Athens. Advisor: Professor Georges Parmenides).

12) Zoi Georgiadou, 2001, The Spatial Morphology of Buildings for Child Care: The Spatial Dimensions of Social Co-presence and Patterns of Control (National Technical University of Athens. Advisor: Professor Solon Xenopoulos)

11) Zafos Xagoraris, 2000, Techniques of Surprise and the Construction of Miracles in the Work of Heron of Alexandria (National Technical University of Athens, Advisor Dr. George Parmenidis)

10) Eman A Farah, 2000, House Form and Social Norma. A Spatial Analysis of DomesticArchitecture in Wad Nubbawi, Sudan (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. Advisor Professor Bjorn Klarqvist).

9) Lars Marcus, 2000, Architectural Knowledge and Urbanity - Studies on the Functional Performance of Urban Areas (Royal Institute of Technology - KTH, Stockholm, Sweden. Advisor Dr. Jesper Steen)

8) Young Ook Kim, 1999: Spatial configuration, Spatial Cognition and Spatial Behavior: The Role of Architectural Intelligibility in Shaping Spatial Experience.  (University College London, Advisor Alan Penn)

7) Farida Nilufar, 1997: The Spatial and Social Structuring of Local Areas in Dhaka City - A Morphological Study of the Urban Grid with Reference to Neighborhood Character within Naturally Grown Areas. (University College London, Advisor Julienne Hanson).

6) Sophia Psarra, 1997:  Geometrical Walks in Architectural Space - The synchronous order of geometry and the sequential experience of space. (University College London, Advisor Julienne Hanson)

5) Zisis Kotionis, 1993: The Question of Origin in the Work of Dimitris Pikionis, with special reference to landscape design at the Acropolis of Athens . (National Technical University of Athens. Advisor Ioannis Liapis)

4) Ye Min, Space and Use: A Study of the Built Neighborhoods. 1992 (Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden. Advisor Bjorn Klarqvist)

3) Douglas Vieira de Aguiar, 1991: Grid Configuration and Land Use: A Syntactic Study of Porto Alegre (Brazil). (University College London. Advisor Bill Hillier)

2) Michael Jones, 1989, Models for Educating Architects in this Century and the Next, GIT

1) Marjanna Berg, 1987, Spatial Aspects of Social Organization, an Analysis of Day Care Centers (Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden. Advisor Bjorn Klarqvist)

Current PhD students

  • Chen Feng


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<![CDATA[Godfried Augenbroe]]> 27369 Godfried Augenbroe has a 35 year track record of teaching and research of modeling and simulation of buildings at various scales. He is internationally recognized in promoting professional use of building simulation and has served on the board of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA). In the nineties he coordinated four major EU-funded consortia of academic and industrial partners in the fields of design tool interoperability (COMBINE, 1990-1995), energy performance simulation, outsourcing and project planning (e-HUBS, 2002-2005).

Augenbroe has been main advisor of 30+ PhD graduates in Europe and the USA. He teaches graduate courses and conducts research in the fields of building performance concepts, computational building simulation, indoor air quality, intelligent building systems, uncertainty and risk, system monitoring and diagnostics.  He serves on the scientific board of five international journals and has published over 200 refereed papers and three books.

Augenbroe has obtained major research grants in Europe and the US. Most recently he received the NSF EFRI-SEED award “Risk conscious design and retrofit of buildings for low energy”, $2.0 Million, 2010-2014. He has given many keynote lectures, most recently at the 2015 Building Simulation Conference in Hyderabad where he received the lifetime achievement award from IBPSA.

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<![CDATA[Sonit Bafna]]> 27369 Sonit Bafna works primarily in the area of architectural morphology, thinking of ways to explain how the built environment is shaped to organize behavior, perception, and social life. This work has progressed along two distinct lines of inquiry: statistical modeling using techniques like space syntax to study the association between spatial organization and human activity, and interpretive studies of architecture to address questions in architectural theory, aesthetics, and inferential criticism. He is currently at work on a book titled Imaginative Reasoning in the Shaping of Buildings. The book addresses a long-standing need for a general theoretical framework to explain how buildings are designed to function aesthetically. Dr. Bafna’s applied research has been supported by the General Services Administration, Steelcase, Ascension Health, and Kaiser Permanente. He serves on the board of Architecture and Planning B: Planning and Design, and the Journal of Space Syntax. He teaches design studios and courses on architectural theory, interpretation and design analysis, and research methods, and advises doctoral students in the areas of history and theory, and organizational and behavioral performance.

]]> Erin Howe 1 1273675475 2010-05-12 14:44:35 1470086197 2016-08-01 21:16:37 0 0 profile spatial and visual analysis of buildings; history and theory of modern architecture; design studies; theories of interpretation, meaning, and aesthetics in architecture

An emerging area of research, international and multi-disciplinary, is developing a systematic general account of how the built environment functions—how buildings and settlements organize life and society spatially, how they create meaning, and how they are understood and formed—with a view to developing principles that can inform design but not reduce to it an exercise in satisficing or optimizing. Much of my research contributes to this work; a current aim is to expand this inquiry to explain visual form in architecture and the way in which aesthetics and other cognitive constraints shape our built environment. Some of this work can have direct implications for design and related professions, and has been supported by the General Services administration of the U.S. Government, Kaiser Permanente, Ascension Health, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.



Recent papers in Books:


Bafna, S. 2011. “The Modalities of Attention in Marcel Breuer’s Public Library,” in Everyday Aesthetics: The Role of Body in Design, edited by Ritu Bhatt. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press (forthcoming).

Peponis, J., Bafna, S., Dahabreh, S., and Dogan, F. 2006. “Presentational Symbolic Systems in Architectural Thinking” in Representation as a Vehicle For Architectural Thinking, edited by Trova, V., Manolides, C., and Papaconstaniou, G. Athens: Futura Editions, 40-53. (In Greek).

Bafna, S. “The Architecture of Buddhism.” In Architecture of the Non-Western World, edited by R. Lewcock. New York & London: W. W. Norton and Co. (In Press)



Recent papers in Journals:


Bafna, S., C. Antunez, M. S. Hyun, H. K. Lee, and L. Yi. 2010. “The Visual Functioning of Buildings: Outline of a possible theory.” Journal of Space Syntax 1(1): 133-148. 

Choudhary R., S. Bafna, Y. Heo, A. Hendrich, and M. Chow. 2009.  “A Predictive Model for Computing the Influence of Space Layouts on Nurses Movement in Hospital Units.” Journal of Building Performance and Simulation 3 (3): 171-184.

Hendrich, A, M. P. Chow, S Bafna, R Choudhary, Y. Heo and B. A. Skierczynski. 2009. “Unit-related Factors that Affect Nursing Time with Patients:  Spatial Analysis of the Time and Motion Study.” Health Environment Research and Design Journal 2 (2): 5-20.

Bafna, S. 2008. “How architectural drawings work: and what that implies for the role of representation in architecture.” The Journal of Architecture 13 (5): 535-564.

Peponis, J, Bafna, S, and Zhang, Z. 2008. “Connectivity of Streets: Reach and Directional Distance.” Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 35: 881-901.

Peponis J, Bafna S, Bajaj R, Bromberg J, Congdon C, Rashid M, Warmels S, Zhang Y, Zimring C. (2007) “Designing space to support knowledge work” Environment and Behavior 39 (6) 815-840



Recent Papers in Conference Proceedings:


Bafna, S., Hyun, M., Lee, H., Antunez, C., and Yi, L. 2009. “The Analysis of Visual Functioning of Buildings,” In Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Space Syntax, edited by Koch, D., Marcus, L, and Steen, J. Stockholm: TRITA-ARK Forskningspublikation 2009:1, 7.1-7.12.

Vialard, A., and Bafna, S. 2009. “The Structure of Change in Mid-Twentieth Century American House.”  In Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Space Syntax, edited by Koch, D., Marcus, L, and Steen, J. Stockholm: TRITA-ARK Forskningspublikation 2009:1, 130.1-130.13.

Heo, Y., Choudhary, R., Bafna, S., Hendrich, A. and Chow, M. 2009. “A Modeling Approach for Estimating the Impact of Spatial Configuration on Nurses’ Movement.” In Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Space Syntax, edited by Koch, D., Marcus, L, and Steen, J. Stockholm: TRITA-ARK Forskningspublikation 2009:1, 41.1-41.11.

Ozbil, A., Peponis, J. and Bafna, S. 2009.  “The Effects of Street Configuration on Transit Ridership.” In Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Space Syntax, edited by Koch, D., Marcus, L, and Steen, J. Stockholm: TRITA-ARK Forskningspublikation 2009:1, 84.1-84.8.

Bafna, S., and Shah, S. 2007. “The Evolution of Orthogonality in Built Space: an argument from space syntax.” In Proceedings of the 6h International Symposium on Space Syntax. Istanbul: ITU, 54.1-54.14

Bafna, S., and Hamash, R. 2007. “Designing the spatial syntax of office layouts.”  In Proceedings of the 6h International Symposium on Space Syntax. Istanbul: ITU, 67.1-67.22.


Recent courses include:

COA 8904: Formulation of architectural intent

Arch 4803/8803 Diagrams: Tools for conceptual analysis of architecture

COA 8625: Theories of Inquiry

COA 8863: Analytical Inquiry into Urban Space (co-taught with Dr. John Peponis)

COA 8860: Architecture, Space, and Culture (co-taught with Dr. John Peponis)

Arch 6132/4822: Architectural Theory and Criticism (Contemporary Theory; co-taught with Prof. Ellen Dunham Jones)


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<![CDATA[George B. Johnston]]> 27369  


George B. Johnston  is Professor of Architecture at Georgia Tech and principal of Johnston+Dumais [architects]. He has over 35 years of experience as an architect, educator, academic leader, and cultural historian. George was educated at Emory University (Ph.D. in American Cultural History, 2006), Rice University (M.Arch., 1984) and Mississippi State University (B.Arch., 1979). He teaches courses in architectural and urban design, cultural theory, and social history of architectural practice; and his research interrogates the social, historical, and cultural implications of making architecture in the American context. He is author of the award-winning book from The MIT Press, Drafting Culture: A Social History of Architectural Graphic Standards, which has been lauded for its insights into the ongoing technological transformation of the profession. As both practicing architect and cultural historian, George is open to and supportive of  research and design projects that involve themes of memory and modernity; institutions of cultural exhibition and display; changing design technologies and representational practices, approaches to American vernacular architecture and cultural landscape; and the critique of the everyday. Propelling his inquiries is this central concern: What recuperative role can architects’ practices play in this age of universalizing technology?


architecture and urban design; social history of architectural practice; theories of representation; cultural approaches to the design of the built environment 


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Recent Publications:

  • “General Contractors and Architects’ Distance from Labor.” In Shaping New Knowledges. Proceedings of the 104th ACSA Annual Meeting, ed. Robert Corser and Sharon Haar. 2016.
  • "Value Engineering and the Life Cycle of Architecture” in Architecture in an Age of Uncertainty, ed. Benjamin Flowers (Ashgate Press, 2014).
  • "Professional Practice: The Ends and Means of Architectural Education," in Two Centuries of Architecture Education in North America, edited by Joan Ockman (MIT Press, 2012). 
  • “1973-Present: Dialog and Debate.” In One Hundred Years of Architectural Education: Georgia Tech 1908-2008. Edited by Elizabeth Meredith Dowling and Lisa M. Thomason. Atlanta: Georgia Tech College of Architecture, 2009.
  • Drafting Culture: A Social History of Architectural Graphic Standards, The MIT Press, 2008.
  • “Situating Ramsey and Sleeper: A Genealogy of Architectural Graphic Standards.” Introductory essay in the 11th edition of Architectural Graphic Standards. John Wiley & Sons, 2007.



Recent Courses:

  • Special Topics in Professional & Social Practice: Technologies of Architectural Practice -- Programs & Specifications
  • Introduction to Architectural Research: Historiography & Epistemology
  • Collage Making
  • Architecture Core Studios 2 and 3
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<![CDATA[Lars Spuybroek]]> 27369 Lars Spuybroek has been researching the relationship between art, architecture and computing since the early 1990s. He received international recognition after building the HtwoOexpo in 1997, the first building in the world that incorporates new media and consists of a continuous geometry. With his Rotterdam-based office NOX he built the D-Tower, an interactive structure changing color with the emotions of the inhabitants of a city (in collaboration with Q. S. Serafijn), and the Son-O-house, a public artwork that generates music by visitors exploring the space (in collaboration with Edwin van der Heide). In Lille, France, he built a cluster of cultural buildings (Maison Folies) in 2004. He published his monograph with Thames & Hudson, NOX: Machining Architecture (2004), and the first fully theoretical account of his work titled The Architecture of Continuity with V2_NAI publishers (2008).

Lars Spuybroek has won several prizes and has exhibited all over the world, among them presentations at several Venice Biennales, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Victoria & Albert in London and the Guggenheim Bilbao. His work is part of the permament collections of the FRAC Centre in Orléans, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York, and the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal.

Spuybroek taught at many different universities such as Columbia University in New York, the Bartlett in London, ESARQ in Barcelona and from 2001 to 2006 he was Professor of Digital Design Techniques in Kassel, Germany. Since 2006 he is Professor of Architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta where he held the Ventulett Distinguished Chair until 2011. As Ventulett chair he started the Research & Design bookseries with The Architecture of Variation (Thames and Hudson, 2009) and Textile Tectonics (NAI Publishers, 2011), publications that combine theoretical with methodological research and design.

His latest book (The Sympathy of Things: Ruskin and the Ecology of Design, 2nd edition Bloomsbury, 2016) revisits the aesthetic theories of John Ruskin within the framework of both historical and contemporary thought.

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<![CDATA[Richard Dagenhart]]> 27369 View Dagenhart's full C.V.

Professor Dagenhart’s teaching focuses on urban design, weaving ecological infrastructure with contemporary real estate development. His recent Design+Research Studios include: Eco-City Design Strategies – Chongming Island, Shanghai;  I-85 Mission Zero Ray Anderson Sustainable Highway;  Chattahoochee  River Park Vision and Project Proposals,  and Urban Design Strategies for Climate Change and Sea Level Rise along the Georgia Coast.  He is actively involved in international teaching and research, most recently at Tongji University in Shanghai and the School of Architecture’s Modern Architecture and Modern City Summer Program in Europe.

He received his Master of Architecture and Master of City Planning at the University of Pennsylvania and his Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Bachelor of Architecture and the University of Arkansas.

Dagenhart maintains an NCARB Certificate, is a registered architect in Georgia and Florida, and operates Richard Dagenhart: Architect, a small urban design and architectural practice in Atlanta, Georgia and Apalachicola, Florida.


Educational Background

Master of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania 1972
Master of City Planning, University of Pennsylvania 1972
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Arkansas 1970
Bachelor of Arts – Anthropology, University of Arkansas 1970

]]> Erin Howe 1 1273676100 2010-05-12 14:55:00 1459395335 2016-03-31 03:35:35 0 0 profile contemporary urban design theories; design strategies and practices

Contemporary urban design research confronts a fundamental question: How can the discipline of urban design, building on the platforms of the architecture, landscape architecture and planning professions, contribute to the design and development of diverse, equitable, and culturally significant global cities and local places? Design research – design propositions, explored in specific urban situations and with strategic design experiments in the studio and laboratory – frames Dagenhart’s research investigations in collaboration with urban design students in locations from Atlanta to Dubai to Copenhagen to Shanghai.

Recent Works

  • Thoughts on Sustainable Urbanism: Tschumi and Koolhaas at La Villette in WA (World Architecture) ,Beijing. Winter 2010.
  • “Rem Koolhaas”, John Nolen, “”James Rouse, and “Harland Bartholomew” in the Encyclopedia of 20th Century American Art, Oxford University Press. 2010.
  • Tennessee Planning Association Award, Chattanooga Downtown Westside, Urban Design Framework. Chattanooga,Tennessee, with Yang, Branum, Caimbeul, Duong, Finklestein, Kovacheva. 2009.
  • The Re-Inhabitation of Deira and Bur Dubai’in 2A: ART+ARCHITECTURE, UAE,. No.8, Spring,2009  pp. 36-49.
  • Selected Exhibitor, Nordhaven Sustainable City, International Competition, Copenhagen. With Branum, Caimbeul, Duong,Finklestein, Kovacheva, 2008.
  • Second Prize, City of the Future Compitention, LWARPS, Atlanta. With Dunham-Jones, Gamble, LeBlanc,  Akins and others. 2008.
  • The Economic Development – Urban Design Link in Brownfield Redevelopment International Economic Development Council Journal. Spring 2008, pp. 4-9, with Bacon, Green Leigh and Skach.
  • First Prize, International Competition for the Re-inhabitation of Deira and Bur Dubai, UAE. With Williams, Achey, D’agostino, and Stacey. 2006.
  • Book Review: Sprawl-A Compact History, Harvard Design Magazine. #25. Fall/Winter 2006.
Recent Courses

Fall 2010

  • COA 6011/ARCH 6053: Urban Design Laboratory
  • ARCH 6151: Theories of Urban Design

Summer 2010

  • ARCH 7045: Urban Design Workshop – Shanghai
  • ARCH 6153: History and Theory of the Modern City
  • ARCH 6155: Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism in Europe

Spring 2010

  • ARCH 6154/CP 6832: Introduction to Urban Design
  • COA 7011/ARCH 7090: Masters Project Studio

Dissertations supervised

 Middleton, Deborah, Georgia Institute of Technology, “Post-War Urban Development Strategies: C.A. Doxiadis and The First Strategic Plan for al Riyadh Saudi Arabia (1968-1972)." 2009.

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<![CDATA[Laura Hollengreen]]> 27369 Laura Hollengreen is a historian of medieval art and architecture, specializing in French Gothic work of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. After temporary teaching stints at UC Riverside, UC Berkeley, and the University of Arizona (in both the Art Department and the School of Architecture), she joined the University of Arizona as assistant professor in the School of Architecture in Fall 2000; she was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2006.  While at Arizona, she served terms as the elected Chair of the Faculty of the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture; chair of the interdisciplinary UA Medieval, Renaissance, and Reformation Committee; and Secretary and later President of the Association for Women Faculty. In her final year at Arizona, she was interim director of the School of Architecture. She moved to Georgia Tech as an associate professor in Fall 2009.

Educational Background

1985 - A.B., Art and Archaeology, Princeton University

1989 - M.A., History of Art, University of California, Berkeley

1998 - Ph.D., History of Art, University of California, Berkeley


]]> Erin Howe 1 1273678714 2010-05-12 15:38:34 1459394934 2016-03-31 03:28:54 0 0 profile medieval art, architecture, and urbanism; medieval cathedrals and cathedral decoration; medieval Jewish communities; museums and cultures of display; history and theory of urban public space; cultures of dwelling 

Although her research is centered on the Middle Ages, Dr. Hollengreen teaches the full range of architectural history at both the introductory and advanced levels.  In seminars exploring such topics as the history, theory, and design of museums, conceptions of urban public space, and histories and theories of dwelling, she provides students with an opportunity to explore deeply within architecture and broadly beyond it.  At the University of Arizona, she played an instrumental role in reformulating professional students’ preparation for Capstone thesis projects by designing a course focused on initiating and documenting thesis research. She has advised students on theses dealing with a wide range of issues including museum display, nomadism, design for the blind and autistic, surfaces in the contemporary Islamic city, the typology of Hindu temples, and urban health.

PhD committees 

at Georgia Tech

  • Carina Antúnez (School of Architecture), “Style as a Frame:  A Historical and Critical Study of the Cognitive Basis of Style”
  • Hyun Kyung Lee (School of Architecture), “Latent Visuality:  The ‘New Vision’ in Mid-Twentieth Century American Architecture”

at the University of Arizona

  • Carmen Ortiz Henley (Department of English), “Female Piety and Religious Practice in Early Modern England”

Research Groups

Graduate History, Theory, Criticism group

Recent Publications

Edited Translation, or the Transmission of Culture, Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance 13 (Brepols, 2008).

Recent Courses
  • Arch 2111/4105:  History I:  History of Architecture, Ancient to the Eighteenth Century
  • Arch 4823/8823 LH: Special Topics:  Museums:  History, Theory, Design
  • Arch 4823/8823 LH2:  Special Topics:  How Do We Dwell?  Histories and Theories of Environmental Behavior and Design

Courses in development

Arch 4823/8823 LH3:  Special Topics:  The Physics and Metaphysics of Premodern Architecture

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<![CDATA[Harris Dimitropoulos]]> 27369 Harris Dimitropoulos has taught art, design, and theory courses in Europe and in the United States. He is an associate professor in the School of Architecture at Georgia Tech, where he has taught for more than 25 years.

Currently his creative interests explore issues of representation and aesthetics, especially as they pertain to digital media. Dimitropoulos received a Master of Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1984, a Ph.D. from the Aristoteleion University in Thessaloniki, Greece, and a Bachelor of Architecture N.T.U. in Athens, Greece.

In addition to his architectural education, he received formal art education from 1970 to 1983. His architectural and art work has been exhibited in Europe and in the United States, and his project "Bastilles" was chosen for the commemoration of the Bicentennial of the French Revolution in 1989.

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<![CDATA[Craig Zimring]]> 27369 Biosketch

An environmental psychologist and professor of architecture, Dr. Zimring and his multidisciplinary research group of associated faculty and PhD students focus on understanding the relationships between the physical environment of healthcare and other facilities and human satisfaction, performance, and behavior. He has consulted and directed research with the Military Health System, NIH, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Ascension Health, Centers for Disease Control, MCG Health, LSU Health Science Center, Santa Clara County Valley Medical Center, and numerous other organizations.

He currently serves on the board of the Center for Health Design and has served on the boards of the Environmental Design Research Association, the National Academies’ Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, the Joint Commission’s Roundtable on the Hospital of the Future and other organizations. He has more than 75 publications in the scholarly and professional press and has won 10 awards for his research.

Dr. Zimring served as a senior scientist in developing the 2010 New York City Active Design Guidelines, the first evidence-based active design guidelines, and chaired the Health Environments Research Summit (2006) and the EBD 2.0 Summit (2008). The Emory Hospital Neurocritical Care Unit that the Georgia Tech team helped plan and design won the 2008 Society of Critical Care Medicine Design Citation for the best ICU design.  

Educational Background
M.S., Ph.D. (Environmental Psychology), University of Massachusetts, Amherst
B.S. (Psychology), University of Michigan


]]> Erin Howe 1 1273673244 2010-05-12 14:07:24 1459393503 2016-03-31 03:05:03 0 0 profile environmental psychology; active living; evidence-based design; healthcare safety and effectiveness; patient-centered care

Research Ambitions
Architecture has great potential power: it can provide the critical support for settings where students learn better, workers are more effective and participants and communities are healthier. Evidence based design has particular influence on the design of healthcare facilities; there is growing scientific evidence that improved design can impact patient experience, safety and outcomes. Our ambitions are to be the pre-eminent university training practitioners, scholars and researchers in evidence-based design, to contribute to the evidence base and to play a crucial role in translate this work into application.

Research Groups/Labs
Healthy Environments Research Group

Selected Recent Research Projects

  • “Walking on campus: Correlates and web tools.” $339,000. 9/16/05-11/30/07 DHHS/PHS/ National Institutes of Health. This project explores the role of design in encouraging physical activity on business campuses and created: 1) a valid online self-report tool for reporting walking and demographics; 2) refined metrics for assessing the layout and design of campuses; 3) conducted case studies of three innovative campuses including Sprint. This project was one of 14 funded out of 99 submitted.
  • “Healthcare Environments Summit 2006.” $67,250 7/15/2006-3/14/2006. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Steelcase. This project created a Summit meeting of 65 prominent healthcare thought leaders. The Summit participants identified key research topics and high priority actions for creating an effective field of healthcare design research.
  • “MCG Critical Care 3 West Evaluation” $36,265. 3/1/2006-11/15/06 MCG Health. This project evaluated an innovative new patient and family centered neuro Intensive Care Unit at MCG Health in Augusta, GA.
  • “Building High Performance Healthcare: Physical environments transforming safety and quality.” (with Godfried Augenbroe, Ellen Do, Shieila Bosch, Jennifer DuBose) $749,896. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 1/1/07-5/14/08. This project creates a series of papers and tools for senior healthcare executives.
  • “Supporting the Redevelopment of Healthcare in the Wake of Katrina” (with Godfried Augenbroe, Sonit Bafna, Ruchi Chaudhury), $177,098. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. April 15-December 15, 2006. This project supports LSU Healthcare in redeveloping Charity and University Hospitals and clinics in New Orleans.
  • “Supporting LSU In Creating An Excellent Evidence-Based Hospital” (with Godfried Augenbroe, Sonit Bafna, Jennifer DuBose, Ruchi Chaudhury) $218,935.00 . Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Jan 1, 2008-May 31, 2009. This project continues support for LSU Healthcare in redeveloping Charity and University Hospitals and clinics in New Orleans.
  • “Creating World Class Healthcare Facilities for America’s Military”, $1,007,915, Military Health System, February 21, 2009-Sept 30, 2010. This project creates a post-occupancy evaluation system, innovation center, design checklist, community portal and refereed publications to support the Military Health System’s $11 Billion hospital modernization program. It will create policy and practices that will impact the system’s 59 hospitals, 800 medical and dental clinics and 10.4 million people served.
  • “Atlantic Station Employee Health Study”, co-PI, $169,730, Emory University, January 1, 2008-Sept  30, 2009. This project explores the walking behavior of workers who take jobs in Atlantic Station, an intown community justified in part by its support of active living.
  • “Support and evaluation of the New York City Active Design Guidelines”, co-PI, $48,900. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Jan 2009-June 2010 These guidelines, aimed at promoting everyday physical activity , are the first of their type.
  • “Creating a comprehensive database and web site of federal courts” (with Thanos Economou, Michael Gamble) $1,115,000, 8/02-5/05 US General Services Administration and  the Administrative Office of the US Courts. These tools will allow users to virtually navigate through recent federal courts projects, seeing courtrooms and public spaces, view plans and descriptions, read and hear user comments and access post-occupancy evaluation lessons-learned.
  • “Creating the GSA Innovative Office and Website and Database.” US General Services Administration, $375,364 Creates an innovative website of federal offices aimed at improved organizational effectiveness. 9/02-12/05
  • “Active Living by Design: Creating Activity-Enhancing Residential Settings for Seniors” (with Ruth Dalton); $189,000. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This project, conducted jointly with AAHSA, the major professional organization for non-profit continuing-care communities, conducted a survey of 400 retirement communities to record the presence and use of activity friendly design features and layouts. 2/03-12/05
  • “Increasing physical activity through innovative stair design: Evaluating skip-stop elevators combined with spacious stairs” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. $125,000. Evaluates the health impact of innovative skip-stop elevators in a California office building designed by Thom Mayne and Morphosis. 10/04-10/06

Dissertation Grants

  • "Environmental Predictors of Voluntary Stair Use" Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, $25,000. Stair use can be a valuable everyday physical activity. A dissertation grant for Gayle Nicoll, this project explored what building characteristics predict everyday stair use. 1/04-5/06.
  • “Studying the Influence of Building and Site Layout on Walking Behavior among Older Adults in Continuing Care Retirement Communities.” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, $25,000.  A dissertation grant for Anjali Joseph, this project explored what characteristics of paths and sites predict walking.  8/04-5/06.


  • Joseph, A., Becker, F., Hamilton., Shepley, M. & Zimring, C. (2008) A practitioner's guide to evidence-based design. Center for Health Design: Concord, CA.

Book chapters/sections

  • Zimring, C., Dogan, F, Fuller, C, Dunne, D & Kampschroer (2005) The facilities performance evaluation working group. W. Preiser & J Vischer (eds.) Building Performance Evaluation, New York: Wiley.
  • Zimring, C. (2009) Forward. Evidence-based Healthcare Design. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Refereed Archival Journal Special Issues Edited

  • Environment & Behavior, March 2008, Volume 40, No. 2
  • Health Environments Research & Design (HERD) Journal, Spring 2008 VOL. 1, NO. 3

Refereed Journal Articles 2005-2009

  • Rashid M, Wineman J, Zimring C, 2009, "Space, behavior, and environmental perception in open-plan offices: a prospective study" Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 36(3) 432 – 449
  • Nicoll, G. & Zimring, C. (2009). "Effect of Innovative Building Design on Physical Activity." Journal of Public Health Policy, 30(S1), S111-S123.
  • Zimring, C,M. & Bosch, S. (2008) "Building the Evidence Base for Evidence-Based Design: Editors' Introduction." Environment and Behavior, 40(2): 147-150.
  • Rashid, M. & Zimring, C.M. (2008) "A Review of the Empirical Literature on the Relationships Between Indoor Environment and Stress in Health Care and Office Settings," Environment & Behavior, Vol. 40, No. 2, 151-190.
  • Ulrich, R. S., Zimring, C. M., Zhu, X., DuBose, J., Seo, H., Choi, Y., et al. (2008). "A review of the research literature on evidence-based healthcare design." Health Environments Research & Design, 1(3), 61-125.
  • Cowan, D.,  Ellen Yi-Luen Do, E., Margolis, M., Zimring, C.M., & Ackerman, J., "The ED of the Future: an Interdisciplinary Graduate Course in Healthcare Design," Academic Emergency Medicine, 16(1), S277 - S277.
  • Okcu S., Zimring C., Ryherd E. (2008) "Aural connectivity as a product of correlation between architectural enclosure features and acoustical qualities." J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 2008;123(5):3669.
  • Okcu S., Zimring C., Ryherd E. (2008) " Descriptors of Aural Connectivity: Architectrual enclosures and acoustical qualities." J. Acoust. Soc.2008; 124(4):2463.
  • Okcu S., Zimring C., Ryherd E. (2008) "Toward a less chaotic sound environment for nurses: A study investigating the relationship between layout design, aural connectivity and user activities." J. Acoust. Soc.2007; 122(5):3012.
  • Sadler, B. L., DuBose, J., & Zimring, C. M. (2008). "The business case for building better hospitals through evidence-based design." Health Environments Research & Design, 1(3).
  • Ulrich, R. S., Zimring, C. M., Zhu, X., DuBose, J., Seo, H., Choi, Y., et al. (2008). "A review of the research literature on evidence-based healthcare design." Health Environments Research & Design, 1(3), 61-125.
  • Zimring, C., & Bosch, S. (2008). "Building the Evidence Base for Evidence-Based Design." Environment & Behavior, 40(2), 147-150.
  • Zimring, C., Bosch, S., (2008). "Building the evidence base for evidence-based design: Editors' introduction." Environment & Behavior, Mar; vol. 40: pp. 147-150.
  • Rashid, M., Zimring, C., (2008). "A review of the empirical literature on the relationships between indoor environment and stress in health care and office settings: Problems and prospects of sharing evidence." Environment & Behavior, Mar 2008; vol. 40: pp. 151-190.
  • Henriksen, K., Isaacson, S., Sadler, B. L., & Zimring, C. M. (2007). "The role of the physical environment in crossing the quality chasm." The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 33(11 Supplement), 68-80.
  • Joseph, A. & Zimring, C. (2007). "Where active older adults walk." Environment & Behavior, 39(2), 75-105
  • Joseph, A.; Zimring, C., Harris-Kojetin, L. & Kiefer, K (2006). "Presence and visibility of outdoor and indoor physical activity features and participation in physical activity among older adults in retirement communities." Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 19 (3/4).
  • Harris-Kojetin, L., Kiefer, K., Joseph, A., & Zimring, C. (2005). "Encouraging physical activity among retirement community residents - The role of campus commitment, programming, staffing, promotion, financing and accreditation." Seniors Housing & Care Journal 13 (1). Awarded the 2005 best research paper award.
  • Zimring, C.M., Joseph, A., Nichol, G. & Tsepas, S. (2005). "Building design and site attribute predictors of physical activity: Research and implementation opportunities." American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Recent Courses

  • Health Center of the Future—A multidisciplinary class taught with Ellen Do, David Cowan and guest instructors such as nurses and physicians.
  • Theories and concepts of architecture, culture and behavior
  • Advanced research methods in architecture, culture and behavior
  • Evidence-based design

Dissertations Supervised

  • Fehmi Dogan, graduated 2004, Professor Izmir Institute of Technology
  • Sheila Bosch (joint advisor with Godfried Augenbroe); graduated 2004, Director of Research, Gresham, Smith Architects
  • Debajyoti Pati, graduated May 2005; now Vice President and Director of Research, HKS Architects
  • Saleem Dahabreh (co-advisor), graduated spring 2006
  • Anjali Joseph, defense scheduled March 27, 2006; now Director of Research, Center for Health Design
  • Gayle Nicoll; defended April 2006, now Chair, School of Architecture, U Texas, San Antonio

Current PhD Students

  • Hui Cai,
  • Young-Seon Choi
  • Sharon Tsepas
  • Richard Killingsworth
  • Keith Jundanian;
  • Michael Herndon
  • Kemaporn Jayanetra
  • Altug Kasali (co-advisor)
  • Constance Nestor
  • Selen Okcu
  • Michelle Ossmann
  • Bo Seo
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<![CDATA[Robert Craig]]> 27369 Biosketch

Craig was born in St. Louis, MO and received his PhD from Cornell.  From 1968-70, Craig served as a commissioned officer in the US Navy, mostly aboard the carrier USS Intrepid CVS-11 including Vietnam Service.  Craig is married to Carole A. Craig of Malvern England,  and they have one son, Christopher, and two grand-daughters, Emma and Olivia.   

Craig served as Secretary of the Society of Architectural Historians [SAH], President of the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association [NCSA] and President of the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies [SEASECS].  He was a founding member,past President, and long-time Treasurer of the  twelve-state regional Southeast Chapter, Society of Architectural Historians [SESAH], on whose board of directors he has served for 28 years.  He is a member of the Vernacular Architecture Forum [VAF], the Society for Commercial Archaeology [SCA],  and a former editor for, and  board member of,  the Southeastern College Art Conference [SECAC].   He has taught at the College of Architecture, Georgia Tech, since 1973.  

Craig has authored or co-authored five books and contributed essays to other books on architecture, to the New Georgia Encyclopedia (web),  and to encyclopedias and dictionaries of architecture, landscape, and 19th & 20th c. British and American culture.  He has presented over 125 academic papers at scholarly conferences.

Educational Background


1973 - Ph.D. (History of Architecture & Urban Development), Cornell University

1967 - M.A. (History), University of Illinois, Urbana
1966 - B.A. (History; Education), Principia College, Elsah, IL
1971 - "American Decorative Arts," Winterthur Summer Institute (Winterthur Museum and University of Delaware)
1971 - Attingham Summer Institute, Shropshire England (Fellow, Society of Architectural Historians)



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Research Ambitions

Among Professor Craig’s current research projects is the preparation of book monographs on Atlanta architect Francis Palmer Smith and on the Atlanta sculptor, Julian Hoke Harris.  He is also preparing a campus guide to the architecture of Georgia Tech.  Craig is the named author for the Buildings of Georgia, a book planned for the SAH-sponsored Buildings of the United States series.  


  • Bernard Maybeck at Principia College: The Art and Craft of Building [Gibbs Smith, 2004]

* winner 2005 SESAH Book Award;

* winner SECAC Scholarship Award

  • Atlanta Architecture, 1929-1959: Art Deco to Modern Classic [Pelican, 1995]
  • John Portman Art & Architecture (High Museum of Art, 2010) (co-author)

* winner, 2010 SECAC Award for exhibition catalog, contempiorary materials

  • John Portman: An Island on an Island [l’Arcaedizioni, 2000] (co-author)
  • From Plantation to Peachtree: A Century and a Half of Classic Atlanta Homes [Haas, 1987] (co author)   


  • Architecture Editor,  Grove Encyclopedia of American Art (Oxford Univ Press, 2010)
  • Editor, SECAC Review (scholarly art journal), 1983-87


Editorial Review Board

  • Nineteenth Century Studies  
  • New Perspectives in Eighteenth Century Studies.
  • SECAC Review
Recent Courses

  • History of Western Architecture II: 1750-present [Arch 2112/4106]
  • History of Medieval Architecture [Arch 4114/8821]
  • History of Architecture in Atlanta [Arch 4120/6120]
  • Arts and Crafts Architecture [Arch  4117/8821]
  • Frank Lloyd Wright [Arch 4119/6119]        
  • History of Architecture in the U.S. [Arch 4124/8123]

Dissertations Supervised

  • John E. Joyner III, “The architecture of orthodox Anglicanism in the Antebellum South : the principles of Neo-Gothic parish church design and their application in the southern parish church architecture of Frank Wills and his contemporaries.”

Current PhD Students

  • Thomas Mark Shelby
  • Robin Prater
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<![CDATA[Benjamin Flowers]]> 27369 Biosketch

Benjamin Flowers joined the faculty of architecture in 2005. His work examines architecture as a form of social activity situated within the intersecting spheres of politics, culture, and economy. Looking in particular at skyscrapers and stadiums, he focuses on the ways these structures are constructed, the ends to which they are used, and the nature of public reaction to them. His research has attracted recognition and funding from Columbia University’s Buell Center for Architecture, Cornell University’s John Nolen Fellowship, the Society of Architectural Historians, and the Hagley Museum and Library. His most recent book is Architecture in an Age of Uncertainty (Ashgate Press, 2014). His first book, Skyscraper: The Politics and Power of Building New York City in the Twentieth Century (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009), was named a 2010 Outstanding Academic Title in Architecture by Choice Magazine. Other recent publications include "Stadium Architecture, Visual Iconography, and the Shaping of Urban and Sporting Identities," in The Visual in Sport (Routledge, 2011). He is currently completing a book on stadia around the world, Sport and Architecture (Routledge, expected 2015). He is the director of Stadia Lab.

Flowers was the College of Architecture's 2012 Georgia Power Professor of Excellence. In 2008 Flowers was awarded the Outstanding Teacher Award from the College of Architecture. Flowers received his Ph.D.  from the University of Minnesota and his B.A. from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. He grew up in Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, Bulgaria, Romania, and Washington, DC.

Educational Background
1996—B.A., Wesleyan University
2003—Ph.D., University of Minnesota


Architectural history and theory

Urban history

Cultural history

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Research Ambitions
My research focuses on the different ways architecture, politics, culture, and power intersect to form the built landscape.

Within this broad field of inquiry, I am currently engaged in three major projects. In Skyscraper: The Politics and Power of Building New York City in the Twentieth Century (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009), I explore the role of culture and ideology in shaping the construction of skyscrapers and the way wealth and power have operated to reshape the urban landscape.

My second research project explores the architecture of urban football stadiums. As with my research on skyscrapers, I am interested not only in the technology that allows for the construction of these monumental structures, but the larger social and political agendas yoked to their creation.

My third research explores the intersection of race and space in the discipline and practice of architecture seeking to uncover how divisions of race were materialized in the built environment of the twentieth century, and how the practices of architecture and urban planning variously confronted, assuaged, and elided these divisions. 


  • Flowers, Benjamin, ed. Architecture in an Age of Uncertainty (Ashgate, 2014).
  • Flowers, Benjamin. Skyscraper: The Politics and Power of Building New York City in the Twentieth Century (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009).

*Winner, 2010 Outstanding Academic Title in Architecture, Choice Magazine.

*Nominated for the Spiro Kostof Award (Society of Architectural Historians)

*Nominated for the Kenneth T. Jackson Award for Best Book in North American Urban History (Urban History Association)
*Nominated for the New York City Book Award (New York Society Library)

Book Chapters

Flowers, Benjamin. “Stadium Architecture, Visual Iconography and the Shaping of Urban and Sporting Identities,” in The Visual in Sport, Huggins, Mike and Mike O’Mahoney, eds. (Oxford: Routledge, 2011).


Flowers, Benjamin. “Stadia: Architecture and the Visual Iconography of Football,” in The Visual Turn in Sport—A Special Issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport(2011).

Flowers, Benjamin. “Ada Louise Huxtable,” in The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art, Joan Marter, ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011).

Flowers, Benjamin. “Thom Mayne,” in The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art, Joan Marter, ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011).

Flowers, Benjamin. “Marxism,” in The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art, Joan Marter, ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011).

Flowers, Benjamin. “New Brutalism,” in The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art, Joan Marter, ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011).

Flowers, Benjamin. “Illuminating the Invisible: Race + Space in Architectural Pedagogy,” in The Journal of History and Culture (Summer 2009).

Flowers, Benjamin. “History as Index and Discipline in Design Pedagogy,” in The Value of Design: Proceedings of the 97th ACSA Annual Meeting. Washington, DC: Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, 2009.

Flowers, Benjamin. “Architecture, Ideology, and the Ends Beginnings Serve,” in We Have Never Been Pre-Disciplinary: Proceedings of the 24th National Conference on the Beginning Design Student. Atlanta, GA:NCBDS, 2008.

Flowers, Benjamin. “The Seagram Building and the Bomb: Architecture, Atomic Anxiety, and the Cold War in the United States,” in Fresh Air: Proceedings of the 95th ACSA Annual Meeting. Washington, DC: Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, 2007.

Flowers, Benjamin. “Race, Space, and Architecture in Oakland Cemetery,” in Scapes 6 (Fall 2007).

Flowers, Benjamin. “The Architects’ Collaborative (TAC)” in The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Architecture. R. Stephen Sennott, ed. (New York: Routledge, 2004).

Flowers, Benjamin. “Corporate Office Park Architecture,” in The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Architecture. R. Stephen Sennott, ed. (New York: Routledge, 2004).

Flowers, Benjamin. “Urban Renewal,” in The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Architecture. R. Stephen Sennott, ed. (New York: Routledge, 2004).

Flowers, Benjamin. “Historic Preservation” in The Encyclopedia of American Studies. Kurian, Orvell, Butler, and Mechling, eds. (Danbury, CT: Grolier, 2001).

Flowers, Benjamin. “Urban Architecture,” in The Encyclopedia of American Studies. Kurian, Orvell, Butler, and Mechling, eds. (Danbury, CT: Grolier, 2001).

Flowers, Benjamin. “Frank Lloyd Wright,” in The Encyclopedia of American Studies. Kurian, Orvell, Butler, and Mechling, eds. (Danbury, CT: Grolier, 2001).

Recent Courses

  • ARCH 2112/6106: History of Architecture II
  • ARCH 6137: Postwar Architecture and Urbanism in the United States
  • ARCH 6160: Race, Space, + Architecture
  • ARCH 4801/8801 BF: gray_matter(s)
  • ARCH 6350: Theory I
  • ARCH 6132: Theory II
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