sustainability faculty research architecture

College of Architecture & Design

Research & Scholarship in Sustainability

Anirban Adhya, PhD

William Allen
Peter Beaugard
Constance Bodurow
Daniel Faoro
Jin Feng
Dale Gyure, PhD
Joongsub Kim, PhD, AIA, AICP
Glen Leroy
Janice Means, P.E.
Keith Nagara
Tom Nashlen
Edward Orlowski, AIA, LEED AP
Philip Plowright
Ashraf Ragheb
Martin Schwartz
James Stevens



Anirban Adhya, PhD

Publications

 Adhya, A., Plowright, P., & Stevens, J. (2010). "Rethinking Enclosure." In the Proceedings from the 2010 Conference on Sustainability and the Built Environment. Saudi Arabia: King Saud University.

Adhya, A., Plowright, P., & Stevens, J. (2010). "Defining Sustainable Urbanism: towards a responsive urban design." Proceedings from Conference on Sustainability and the Built Environment. Saudi Arabia: King Saud University.

Urban Design Project (2007). "Queen City Waterfront, Buffalo Waterfront Corridor Initiative: A Strategic Plan for Transportation Improvements." Buffalo, NY: University at Buffalo

Presentations

 Adhya , A (2010). Sustainable urbanism: towards a responsive urban design. In the Proceedings from The 8th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities. 

Adhya, A., Plowright, P., & Stevens, J. (2010). "Defining Sustainable Urbanism: towards a responsive urban design." In the Proceedings from 2010 Conference on Sustainability and the Built Environment. Saudi Arabia: King Saud University.

Awards

2008 APA Professional Award. Recipient of the planning excellence for a best practice award (with Urban Design Project, University at Buffalo/SUNY for Queen City Waterfront-Buffalo Waterfront Corridor Initiative: A Strategic Plan for Transportation Improvements]. Contributed to works, illustrations as an urban design associate.

In the News

ACSA News, February 2009

Regional News, Lawrence Technological University (page 27-28)

2008 Detroit Eco-Village Competition

Professional Activities

Participated in the American Institute of Architects organized AIA 150: Neighborhood by Design charrette to develop sustainable communities in southeastern Michigan, 2009.

Community Service and Outreach

Led the IDS4 Detroit Studio (with Constance Bodurow), which worked with the Woodbridge neighborhood  community and the Woodbridge Neighborhood Development Corporation (WNDC) (President Graig Donnelly) to develop a eco-friendly and zero-energy urban housing prototype for the community and for the City of Detroit. This was part of the Green Initiative taken by the City of Detroit under Mayor Cockerel's Green Task Force. It was an important outreach program for the Detroit Studio to be part of such a timely and relevant initiative.

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William Allen

Community Service

Wetlands Review Board; Member: Waterford Township, Michigan

Oakland County: Greenways task force. / Blueways.

Participated in Generation G; an environmental outreach to the Detroit schools. Presented two lectures (Cass Tech and Brandon School of Choice) on sustainable architecture.

Professional Associations/Affiliations

MSPO: Michigan Society of Planning Officials: Member
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Peter Beaugard

Publications

Peter Beaugard, AIA-Detroit, “Unsolicited Architecture”, October 2008 with Jim Stevens and Ryan Malloy (faculty at Eastern Michigan University).

Adviser to the Project M design seminar in Detroit. Project M plans to use graphic design to promote social awareness and active change in Detroit.

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Constance Bodurow

Focus on Sustainability:

Director,     @ Lawrence Tech University
studio[Ci] is a design lab within the College of Architecture+Design at Lawrence Technological University, funded by the Coleman Foundation, Ford Motor Company Fund, LISC, AIA, MSHDA and Lawrence Technological University. studio[Ci] was founded in 2008 by Constance C. Bodurow, AICP, Assoc. AIA, as a transdisciplinary team of professional architects, urban designers, civil and environmental engineers. studio[Ci] has allowed me to engage students, faculty and community partners, and to expand my pedagogic methodologies and applied design research to add new theoretical and practical approaches to the discourse of creating a more beautiful, equitable and sustainable city.  We believe that density [intensity] is sustainable and should be broadly defined and visualized utilizing diverse data [metrics]. Further, that a new urban geography and ecosystem are required to balance the benefits and impacts of both shrinking cities and rapid urbanization within the context of the bioregion and to leverage the assets and complex combinations of forces of the cityscape. Our faculty/student design team has created the Ci methodology and Geo Design platform (4D digital interface) which allows us to proactively design for the “coming together” of metrics [criteria] into a spatial convergence. We map relevant data, model “analysis layerings”, and make specific design proposals to describe the role of density, infrastructure networks and net zero energy in sustainable urbanism. We then create land use, urban design and architectural proposals utilizing digital technology to pose questions and experiment at an urban scale to recommend future dense, sustainable urban form.  Our approach is collaborative, criteria driven, integrative, transdisciplinary and both local and global in scale. For more information please see http://www.studio-ci.net or follow studio[ci] on Facebook.

Master of Urban Design [m.U.D.] in Sustainable Urbanism
The award-winning Master of Urban Design [m.U.D.] in Sustainable Urbanism is a post-baccalaureate Urban Design degree program within the College of Architecture and Design (CoAD).  The m.U.D. is a 34 Credit Hour Master Degree which builds on existing courses, can be completed in three (3) semesters, welcomes students with diverse undergraduate degrees and backgrounds, and features a pedagogical and research emphasis that builds upon the University’s commitment to its urban and suburban context.  The m.U.D. is designed to develop a body of knowledge, skills, and experience in Urban Design with a focus on Sustainable Urbanism - a balanced and holistic systems approach to design and policy initiatives that addresses the complex environmental, economic, and social forces that affect global City + Regional form. For more information, admission requirements, or to start your online application, go to http://www.ltu.edu/architecture_and_design/urbandesign_curriculum.asp, or followactivities of the award winning m.U.D. program on Facebook.

Peer Reviewed Dissemination

Generating sustainable urban form in Detroit. Design applications utilizing Geodesign methodologies, by Constance Bodurow, Revue Internationale de Géomatique 1260-5875 International Journal of Geomatics and Spatial Analysis, Geodesign: From theory to practice, Guest editors Stéphane Roche, Michael Goodchild, no. 2/2012 pp.185-222, http://rig.revuesonline.com/resnum.jsp?editionId=1660

The Next Generative Infrastructure for Detroit, by Constance Bodurow, Proceedings of the EAAE/ARCC International Conference on Architectural Research: Cities in Transformation, Milano, Italia 7-10 June 2012

The Next Generative Infrastructure for Detroit, by studio[Ci], Proceedings of the American Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Digital Aptitudes, ACSA 100th Annual Meeting, Projects Presentation: Boston, MA, March 2012 

GeoDesign Methodologies to Generate a Sustainable Detroit, 2012 GeoDesign Summit, ESRI Headquarters in Redlands, CA, 05-06 January 2012 (presented by Aaron Olko)

Expected 2013: Transdisciplinary Urbanism: networked infrastructures, by Constance Bodurow, ARCC Journal 2012 Issue on Sustainable Urban Places

Expected 2013: Generating sustainable urban form in Detroit: design applications utilizing GeoDesign methodologies, by Constance Bodurow Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability

Creating Regional Detroit’s First Net Zero Energy Community, by Constance C Bodurow, Calvin Creech, Jordan Martin, Aaron Olko, Kurt Neiswender and Robert Fletcher, Proceedings of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium/ARCC 2011 Annual Conference: Considering Research, Lawrence Technological University, Detroit, MI, April 2011

Session Moderator, Session 01.1: Cultural Landscapes; Session 05.2: Approaches and Advances in Materials (AIA - CEU); Session 08.1: Sustainability: historical context (AIA - CEU); for the Architectural Research Centers Consortium/ARCC 2011 Annual Conference: Considering Research, Lawrence Technological University, Detroit, MI, April 2011

Global Disaster Immigration: The Future Form Of Detroit, with Aaron E. Olko and Jordan R.M. Martin, American Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Where do you Stand?, ACSA 99th Annual Meeting Poster Session Presentation: Montreal, Quebec, CA, March 2011

Convergence of Intensity: How to use GeoDesign tools to shape a city, by studio[Ci]/Constance C Bodurow, GeoDesign Summit 2011, ESRI Campus, Redlands, CA, January 2011

Creating Regional Detroit’s First Carbon Neutral Community, by Constance C Bodurow, Calvin Creech, Jordan Martin, Aaron Olko and Robert Fletcher, ICONUS 2010 Conference, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, November 2010

The role of urban density in sustainable urbanism: pedagogic and research methodologies, by Constance C Bodurow, American Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Northeast Regional ACSA Conference, University of Hartford, Topic: Sustainability, Hartford, CT, October 2010 [published March 2012]

Multivariable Value Densification Modeling Using GIS, Transactions in GIS, ISSN 1467-9671, Edited by: John P. Wilson, PhD, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Volume 13, Issue 0, Date: June 2009, Pages: 147-175, by Constance C Bodurow, Calvin Creech, Alan Hoback, Jordan Martin

Multivariable Value Densification Modeling using GIS: with Calvin Creech, Proceedings of the ESRI Users Conference, San Diego, CA, July 2009

The Value of Density: Multivariable Modeling + Mapping, by Constance C Bodurow, Proceedings of the City Futures ’09 Conference, Track 2: Knowledge and Technology in Urban Development, European Urban Affairs Association [EUAA], Madrid, Spain, 04-06 June 2009

Panel Moderator, City Futures ’09 Conference, Panel 100: European Urban Affairs Association [EUAA], Madrid, Spain, 04-06 June 2009

Convergence of Intensity: or how to purposely shrink a city, by Constance Bodurow with Jordan R.M. Martin, Proceedings of the American Collegiate Schools of Architecture,        RE-Building: 98th ACSA Annual Meeting, Tulane University, Topic: Shrinking Cities Syndrome: Agendas for Rebuilding; New Orleans, LA March 2010

Research Report Value Densification/Convergence of Intensity[Ci]/Density=Green[ParametricUrbanism], Architectural Research Centers Consortium, Newsletter Spring 2010 [Year 34, Issue 1], pages 18-19

Value Densification Community Mapping Project, by Constance C Bodurow, Calvin Creech, Jordan Martin, and Alan Hoback, Proceedings of the American Institute of Architects [AIA] Research for Practice Grants, Richard Hayes, Editor-in-Chief

Value Densification Community Mapping Project, by Constance C Bodurow, Calvin Creech, Jordan Martin, and Alan Hoback, The American Institute of Architects [AIA] Report on University Research Volume 4, ISBN 978-1-57165-029-0, pages 118-141, 2010, George Elvin, PhD, LEED AP, Editor-in-Chief

Convergence of Intensity [Ci] or how to purposely shrink a City, by Constance C Bodurow with Jordan R.M. Martin, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Sustainable Architecture and Urban Development SAUD 10, The Center for the Study of Architecture in the Arab Region [CSAAR], Amman, Jordan, July 12-14, 2010; Accepted Paper [23% acceptance rate]

The Value of Density, Seeing is Believing, with Kristine Miranne,PhD, Urban Affairs Associations [UAA], Chicago, IL, March 2009

Value Densification, Poster Session Presentation, The Value of Design, Proceedings of the 97th ACSA Annual Meeting, Portland, OR March 2009

City of Worth: Value Densification Community pilot project [VDCpp], by Constance C Bodurow, Proceedings of “Seeking the City: Visionaries on the Margins” 96th ACSA Annual meeting March 27-30, 2008, Houston, TX

Re: designing Detroit: Theory and Practice, Critical Studies/Humanities Series 2007-2008, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 14 Nov 2007

Value Densification Community Pilot Project, UDM MCD Faculty Research Grant Presentation, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI, 12 Nov 2007

Kent State University Forum on the City: Rotterdam, Panel Member, Palazzo Cerchi, Firenze, Italia, 27 Oct 2007

Value Densification Community Pilot Project [VDCpp], by Constance C Bodurow, et. al., Proceedings of Assuming Responsibility: The Architecture of Stewardship, 2007 ACSA Southeast Regional Conference, The Catholic University of America, Washington DC, 11-13 Oct 2007 

VDCpp Methodology, by Constance C Bodurow, et. al., Proceedings of the American Collegiate Schools of Architecture [ACSA] Central Regional Conference, 19-21 Oct, 2007, University of Waterloo, Cambridge, ON, CA, pp 4-3 to 4-29
Tools for Designing the City: Value Densification Community Pilot Project [VDCpp], by Constance C Bodurow, et. al., Urban Design Track of the 48th Annual American Collegiate Schools of Planning 2007 Conference, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Oct 2007

Other Publications

studio[Ci] Vol. 1, Ford College Community Challenge [Ford C3], Urban Evolution_Creating a Net Zero Energy Community, Design Work as of May 2012, Lawrence Technological University, May, 2012, ISBN 978-1-62050-576-2, http://studio-ci.net/disseminationawards/

Awards

2012-2013 Coleman Fellowship, Coleman Foundation, $5,000 Coleman Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows grant

2012 Faculty SEED Grant, $3,000 Grant, supplemented by $1500 Travel Award from CoAD Dean and Provost

2012 Michigan Association of Planning, Planning Excellence Award: Student Project: City of Southfield Mid Century Modern Design Guidelines, Faculty of Record, with Terry Croad, Planning Director, m.U.D. students: Carolina Ferrero, David Lewis and Michael Mason

2012 ARCC King Medal for Environmental Research: Thesis Advisor and Committee Chair for: A Sustainable Urbanism Methodology for Postindustrial Districts in North American Cities, by Ozlem Demir

2012-2013 Lawrence Technological University/CoAD Graduate Research Assistantship to support studio[Ci] research agenda [Full Tuition for one M.Arch student @ 20 hours/week]

2011 Invited Project Personnel, NSF Sustainable Research Networks (SRN) Pre-proposal, Living Cities: Transforming Shrinking Cities of the Great Lakes into Models of Sustainability, by Northwestern University (PI), Farr Associates, Lawrence Tech, et. al. [not advanced to proposal phase]

2011-2012 Lawrence Technological University/CoAD Graduate Research Assistantship to support studio[Ci] research agenda [80% Tuition for one M.Arch student @ 20 hours/week]

2010 Ford Motor Company Fund College Community Challenge [Ford C3] Building Sustainable Communities, $50,000 grant

2010 d3 Natural Systems Competition Honorable Mention: Infrastructure for Sponge City, with Wang, Stevens, Feng, et. al.

2010 Lawrence Technological University 2010 Teaching and Learning with Technology [TLT] Award

2010-2011 LISC Grant for Southwest Detroit Value Densification Community Mapping Project [VDCmp], $25,000 grant

2010-2011 Lawrence Technological University/CoAD Graduate Research Assistantship to support studio[Ci] research agenda [Full Tuition for one M.Arch student @ 20 hours/week]

2009-2010 Steel Design Student Competition [10th Annual ACSA/AISC Competition] CATEGORY I: RE-LIGARE INSTITUTE: reconnecting mind and body [with Steven Schneemann], Student Awards: Second Place by students Stephen Bonamy + Michael Fontana

2009-2010 Steel Design Student Competition [10th Annual ACSA/AISC Competition] CATEGORY I: RE-LIGARE INSTITUTE: reconnecting mind and body [with Steven Schneemann], Student Awards: Honorable Mention by students Kyle Post + Daniel Merritt

2009-2010 Lawrence Technological University/CoAD Graduate Research Assistantship to support studio[Ci] research agenda [Full Tuition for one M.Arch student @ 20 hours/week]

2008-2009 LISC Grant for Southwest Detroit Value Densification Community Mapping Project [VDCmp], $58,000 grant

2008  AIA National Research for Practice [RFP] Grant Award for the Value Densification Community Mapping Project [VDCmp], $7,000 grant

2008  Eco-Village Student Design Competition Studio [with Anirban Adhya], Detroit, MI, Student Awards: First Place by students Graham Spittal + Jason Pillon

2008  Eco-Village Student Design Competition Studio [with Anirban Adhya], Detroit, MI, Student Awards: Honorable Mention by student Jordan Martin

2008 National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Funds Grant, Joliet Cooperative Building Committee, HVAC study, $7,000

Fellowships

2012-2013 Coleman Fellowship, Coleman Foundation, $5,000 Coleman Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows grant

Urbanism Lectures

Invited: The Post Industrial City, Wayne State University's Humanities Center/Urban Studies and Planning Department's Fall Symposium, McGregor Conference Center, 18 November 2011; Concluding Session: Urban Scholarship, Moderated by Robin Boyle.

 Invited: Suzhou University China: The role of urban density in sustainable urbanism: pedagogic and research methodologies, Summer 2010

Invited: Oakland University: Future Trends in Urban Design, Spring 2010

Invited: Re: designing Detroit: Theory and Practice, Critical Studies/Humanities Series 2007-2008, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 14 Nov 2007

Invited: Detroit Industrial Development: The Spatial Logic + Implications of 100 years of Manufacturing, Infrastructure, + Urban Development, University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture + Planning, March 2006

Exhibitions and Competitions

Invited Exhibition, 4 Square: Movement Ecosystem, with studio[Ci], Hai Bin Tan and Ramzi Almatrahi, Studio Couture, Detroit, December 7-21, 2012

Invited Exhibition, 4 Square: Capacities, Studio Couture, Detroit, December 7-21, 2012

Curator, Inside Lafayette Park, in conjunction with Politecnico di Milano, UDM SoA, KSU, IIT, WSU, DC3, Preservation Detroit, et. al. April 14-29, 2012, Detroit, Michigan

Invited Exhibition, Evolving City: Sponge City and Hydrological Hierarchy; Manchester Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester, England, Summer 2011

Invited Exhibition, Evolving City: Sponge City and Hydrological Hierarchy; Shanghai International Science + Art Exhibition, Summer 2010

Invited Exhibition, Symbolic City: Value+Density=Convergence of Intensity; Shanghai University of Engineering Science [SUES], November 2008-March 2009

Studio Exhibition, Urban Studio II/Allied Urban: A New Detroit: Conceiving our Creative Geography, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit [CAID], Spring 2009

Invited Exhibition, Value Densification Community Pilot Project, Faculty + Friends Exhibit, Lawrence Technological University Gallery, Spring-Summer 2009

Invited Exhibition, Changing Detroit: Torun, NAAB Accreditation Review Faculty Exhibit, Fall 2009

Studio Exhibition, Eco-Village Design Competition in partnership with the City of Detroit, Teddy Cruz, head Juror, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit [CAID], Spring 2008

Studio Exhibition, Eco-Village Design Competition in partnership with the City of Detroit, Lawrence Technological University Gallery, Fall 2008

Invited Exhibition, RE: the D|Shrinking Cities [?}, Wayne State University Elaine Jacobs Gallery, January 26, 2007

Invited Exhibition, Value Densification Community Pilot Project, 2007 Faculty Exhibit, Lawrence Technological University Gallery, Fall 2007

Professional Presentations

Expected 2013: Invited Presenter, studio[Ci] methodology and projects, Urban Code/senseable city Lab, Carlo Ratti, Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Invited Presenter, The Next Sustainable Infrastructure: Vacancy, Seminars in Sustainability-SOS2012: Sustainable Urbanism, Lawrence Technological University in partnership with the Engineering Society of Detroit, October 5-6, 2012

Invited Presenter, Urban Evolution: Creating a Net Zero Energy Community in Detroit, Seminars in Sustainability-SOS2012: Sustainable Urbanism, Lawrence Technological University in partnership with the Engineering Society of Detroit, October 5-6, 2012

Invited Presentation: Urban Evolution: Creating a Net Zero Energy Community: Design progress, to the President and VPs of the Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services at Ford World Headquarters on 14 December 2011

Invited Presenter, Creating a net zero energy community in Detroit, Spring 2012 Midwest Quad Conference, 31 March 2012

Moderator, 2nd Annual Sustainable Urbanism Dialogue with Douglas Farr.  Master of Urban Design [m.U.D.] program, co-sponsored with the Detroit Studio, Lawrence Technological University CoAD, 03 November 2011

Invited panelist, The Post Industrial City, Wayne State University's Humanities Center/Urban Studies and Planning Department's Fall Symposium, McGregor Conference Center, 18 November 2011; Concluding Session: Urban Scholarship, Moderated by Robin Boyle

 Invited Presenter, Net Zero Energy Vision Signs: Raising Awareness in Southwest Detroit, Presentation to Detroit Soup, Café Con Leche, Detroit, Michigan, July 2011

Invited Presenter, studio[Ci] mapping and design methodologies, Invest Detroit, Detroit, Michigan, 16 February 2012

Invited Presenter, Creating Regional Detroit’s First Net Zero Energy Community, State of Sustainability in Michigan-SOS2011, Lawrence Technological University in partnership with the Engineering Society of Detroit, February 2011

Invited Keynote Speaker, The role of art in creating place and community, Pockets of Perception Event, Dearborn Community Fund, 11 November 2010

Invited Presenter, Faculty Showcase: A 'taste' of Teaching and Learning with Technology, Lawrence Technological University Center for Teaching and Learning & eLearning Services, 28 October 2010

Moderator, Inaugural Sustainable Urbanism Dialogue with Dr. Mitchell Joachim, Dean Glen LeRoy and Jacob Corvidae, Master of Urban Design [m.U.D.] program, Lawrence Technological University CoAD, September 14, 2010

Invited Facilitator, The UnSummit: a gathering of the next generation to define America’s future in the Global Economy; in conjunction with the National Summit, Detroit, Michigan, June 13, 2009, sponsored by the Detroit Economic Club

Invited Presenter, American Planning Association 2009 National Planning Conference in Minneapolis, April 25–29, Technical Session S203:  Value Densification Community Mapping Project

American Institute of Architects National Convention: The Power of Diversity, San Francisco, CA, May 2009: F81 Research for Practice; Value Densification Community Mapping Project; F63: Cultivating the Next Generation of Regional and Urban Designers, with Donlyn Lyndon, Karen Alschuler and Kristine Royal; S45: Moderator, AIA Honor Awards for Regional + Urban Design

Invited Presenter, Pecha Kucha Night Detroit, Value Densification Community Mapping Project, with Jordan R.M. Martin, February 2009

Invited Presenter, The Value of Density: Seeing is Believing, Michigan Association of Planner [MAP] Annual Meeting, Kalamazoo, MI, October 2008

Invited Tour Guide, Touring the East Side, Detroit Orientation Institute, Wayne State University, May 1, 2007

Chair and Invited Presenter, AIA RUDC Spring Roundtable, Expanding Scale: Architects as Design Agents in the City + Region, Providence Rhode Island, 23-25 March 2007

Invited Presenter, Current Trends in Architecture, CityScape Detroit, 23 Feb 2007

Conference Moderator, Livable Communities, AIA/RUDC Conference, Seattle, Fall 2006

Sustainability Service 

College of Architecture and Design

Program Coordinator, Master of Urban Design [m.U.D.], 2009-current

Chair, Masters of Urban Design [m.U.D.] Faculty Curriculum Development Committee [16 Members], 2009-current

Chair, m.U.D. Admissions Committee, 2010-current 

University

Faculty Sponsor/”Champion” for the Blue Devil Bicycle Association & Non-Motorized Transportation Program at Lawrence Technological University, endowed by the Darga Family in 2012
Faculty Advisor, LTU Bike Crew, 2011-current

University/Student Participation in the 8th-11th annual Tour de Troit sponsored by the m.U.D. program,  Student Affairs/Tech Rec, LTU Bike Crew, and AIAS, 2009-2012

Community

Invited Advisory Board member, West Grand Boulevard Collaborative [WGBC], Detroit, Michigan, 2011-current

The Villages GREEN Task Force: invited to serve as member, 2010-current

Joliet Cooperative Building Committee [JC_BC], Founding Chair of the Committee 2007-2010; Member 2011-current

Mies Van der Rohe Historic District Lafayette Park 50 [LP50] Founding Coordinator / Co-Chair Legacy Sub-Committee/50th Anniversary Celebration Committee, 2006 - 2007

Detroit Agricultural Network [DAN] Graduate Urban Roots Program; Coordinator, Greenway Garden, Winter 2006-2008

Greater Detroit Preservation Coalition, Vision for Detroit, June 23, 2006, Steering Committee in conjunction with the National Trust for Historic Preservation

Cass Tech Development + Preservation Society, Technical Advisor, Architecture + Adaptive Reuse

Riverfront East Alliance [REAL]: East Riverfront Development Review Representative

Profession

National AIA

AIA Regional + Urban Design Committee [AIA RUDC], National Advisory Group Member, 2006 – 2008

Chair, AIA RUDC Spring Roundtable, Expanding Scale: Architects as Design Agents in the City + Region, Providence Rhode Island, 23-25 March 2007

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Daniel Faoro

Research Awards & Grants

Michigan Architecture Foundation Grant (MAF) Affleck House, Furniture and Renovation Committee:

I work with the commitee to advance LEED and sustainable design principles in the project  work. I designed new furniture for the interiror and exterior of the house based on the use of low impact, renewable resources and non-toxic stains and finishes, and incorporate minimal product waste to advance sustainable renovation practices. I design new furniture and household items were based on sustaianable design, fabrication and maintainance practices by using recycled content, renewable resources, FSC certified harvested lumber. I designed a rainwater cistern retention system for the house, a proposal to insulate the exterior foundation walls, and a proposal to insulate the roof, brace and correct deflection of roof joists, and provide a new system of a  green low albedo roof by reintroducing the original gravel roof. All would involve  student participation in construction and possible research programs.

Recipient of the Evans Grant for historic preservation from the Michigan Architecture Foundation. Grant funds are for use in restoration of interior furnishings of the Frank Lloyd Wright Affleck House, June 1, 2010.

Awards & Honors: 

Competition winner: Carolyn Lamb, Ryland Phelps and Amy (Schwerdtfeger) Keyzer took first place in the architecture design category of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air- Conditioning Engineers 2010 competition. Co-advisor with Associate Professor, Janice Means PE, ASHRAE. Project was presented and exhibited at the ASHRAE awards ceremony in Las Vegas, NV, January 2011.

Research Proposals

Sustainable Building Systems, Alternative Energy Infrastructure Technologies: (Status concept and proposals under development)

Diatom house

Corrugated Wood Composite Bio- Board floor roofing panel system

SIPS Cement board /BioBoard exterior Wood and Bio-Board Interior Finish

Bamboo Plywood Engineered lumber Beam

Presentations and Workshops

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Southeast Conference (Oct 11-13, 2007, Washington D.C.)  Peer reviewed work and presentation at conference; work published in the proceedings, 10-20-2007.  Abstract Submission:  Sustainable Structural Systems

Building Integrated Alternative Energy / Sustainability Based Building Systems. ASHRAE Conference SOS for the Environment, peer reviewed paper presentation 3-11-2008 at LTU.

Professional Associations/Affiliations

Associate Membership in ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, Air conditioning Engineers, 5-2007.

Research/Papers

International Conference on Structures and Architecture Conference, July 2013:Title: Sustainable Structural Systems. 

Abstract : Sustainability is fundamentally  a philosophy of resource conservation based on rates of human consumption and replacement and its ecological impacts. This work examines the aspects of resource conservation in the design, construction and utilization of built works in the environment.  The examination stems from the following perspectives; economy and efficiency in system selection, configuration/form and materials, material selection and embodied energy, , and climatic and thermal impacts in system selection. The basic principles of the environmental movement are viable measures in structural system selection, i.e., reduce, reuse, recycle and renewable resource utilization.

ASHRAE Conference SOS for the Environment, October 2012: Title: Sustainability based benefits of Adaptive reuse and renovation.

Abstract:  This work documents methods and means of developing sustainable design solutions for renovation /adaptive reuse and additions to existing architecture through two recent projects developed for international competitions. This work examines the aspects of resource conservation in the design, construction and utilization of built works in the environment.

ASHRAE Green Guide Publication, new edition chapter revisions, June 2012 (in review):

Ccontributed eight pages of work to update the chapter  five on sustainable architecture design. The approach stems from the following perspectives;  prioritizing resource conservation based on  climatic responsive design,  building loads based on building use  and type, mech/ elec.  structural and lighting  systems interface and integration,  use of std. metrics (LEED),  Building simulation modeling using BIM models,  material selection and embodied energy, constructability and fabrication methods/processes, and  the climatic and thermal impacts in system selection. The basic principles of the environmental movement are emphasized as viable measures, i.e., reduce, reuse, recycle and renewable resource utilization.

ASHRAE SOS For the Environment Conference Presentation (3/10/2009): Title: Building Information Modeling and Sustainable Building Design.

Abstract: The work examines the development of building information modeling as an outgrowth of object oriented software. The author will summarize the key relationships to sustainability based metrics to measure a projects environmental responsiveness, and linkage to practice management strategies of integrated project delivery methods. The work will review the development of this software, types of proprietary systems, interoperability characteristics to analysis software and potential future research directives in the field.

Title: Performance-based Directives in Architectural Studio-based Education:  Methods and Studio Project Outcomes in Sustainable Architecture and Design .

Daniel Faoro, Associate Professor Primary Author, Janice Means Assistant Professor CoAD, Co-Author. ACSA Annual Meeting, March 24-28,  2009, Portland, Oregon. Conference Session: Environmental Value of Design

Abstract: The authors present an overview of a pedagogical approach to studio design education. The work incorporates academic views of the cognitive aspects of the creative process,  strategies and principles to engender placemaking derived from knowledge attained through research into local culture and tradition and physical science based metrics of sustainable design in the  design studio learning experience.  An overview of the course structure, design process and select examples of studio student design projects are provided. The work is intended to stimulate dialog and advance instructional methods that provide opportunities for performance -based assessment methods in architectural education.

Grant Search in progress

Carbon Footprint Study, LTU Campus. Center for Sustainability Grant Search Application in Progress to locate funding for a continuation of the research done by Laura Long , Spring 2008 study evaluating the Campus Carbon Footprint using Clean Air Cool Planet Software.

Professional Service

A Sustainable Campus Proposal for Addition/Renovation of the Architecture Building at Lawrence Technological  University ( LTU.) ARC4224 Sustainability Studio, Spring  2012. Instructor: Daniel Faoro, RA,AIA, MAUD, Assoc. Prof. HVAC Advisor Janice Means, MS,PE, LEED, Assoc. Prof. Eco tech advisor Janice Grant.

Project Statement: The faculty member met with the University Architect, Joe Veryser AIA and discussed possible campus projects suitable. A new gallery/storage space is proposed as an infill of the exiting courtyard space at the entry. The addition/renovation will address the problem of a lack of exhibition space, inadequate space for student project archive storage,  and the lack of handicapped access to the lower level of the original architecture building on the LTU campus a new addition/renovation strategy is proposed It will abut the  existing building on three sides and therefore reduce the extensive thermal loss through the old glass curtain walls facing the courtyard which have poor thermal performance and thus improve the thermal performance of the existing building by reducing the extent of the exterior perimeter enclosure.. The new enclosure will be designed using ASHRAE’s high performance building code and increase energy conservation while allowing for ample daylight. The design should account for the need for indirect or controlled natural light.

Book Reviewer for Sustainable Construction and Design, by Regina Leffers, 2009-06-08

Publisher: Prentice Hall, ISBN: 0135027284, June 2008. Compensated work by publisher $75.00. Reviewed and completed report on one chapter.            
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Jin Feng

Research

 In-process with an EPA funded grant called "P3" (People/Prosperity/Planet) with Dr. Lisa Anneberg (PI) and Janice Means titled Development, Design & Consumer Testing of Marketable Residential LED Light Luminaries."  The lighting design and research project on the improvement of lighting environment in the Engineering Building Room E101 in ARI 5143 Lighting Design and Research was presented by Janice Means and Filza Walters in poster format at the EPA-sponsored National Sustainability Expo in Washington DC.  Co-author of Multidisciplinary Laboratory for Development, Design and Consumer Testing of Marketable Residential LED Light Fixtures, presented at Frontiers in Education Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 12, 2007 by Janice Means.  This paper was co-authored with Janice Means (primary author), Dr. Lisa Anneberg, and Christina Snyder.

Chinese Village Tradition: Environmentalism and Popular Religion. Supported by EarthWatch Institute with field work expenses and international volunteers (sequel to research project Chinese Village Tradition in the previous three years).  Collaborators: Dang Anrong (Tsinghua University), Jiang Lu (Eastern Michigan University), and Liu Yanfeng (Yulin College). http://www.earthwatch.org/expeditions/feng.html

Presentations

Jin Feng, Jiang Lu, and Jiang Hongxing, “Neo-vernacular Architecture: a case study in Yunnan Province of China,” Interior Design Educators Council 2010 annual conference, Atlanta, Georgia, March 24-27

Research Projects in Progress

Morphological Analysis of an 18th Century Chinese Garden.  Collaborator:  Shinming Shyu, Eastern Michigan University.

Prototype of New Cave Dwellings - Collaborators:  Dang Anrong of Tsinghua University, China and Jiang Lu of Eastern Michigan University

Papers Presented

Cave Dwelling and Sustainable Design.  Symposium on Green Vernacular Architecture, Yunan Institute of Technology, Kunming, China, June 24, 2007

Lectures

Green Design and Green Culture.  Symposium on Green Vernacular Architecture, Yunan Institute of Technology, Kunming, China, June 24, 2007.  Lecture was also given at the School of Architecture at Tsinghua University on June 22, 2007.

Research Papers

Interaction between Vernacular Culture and Classic Culture through Mediation of Popular Culture.  Accepted for presentation at The 16th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (2009 in Kunming, China).  Co-authors:  Jiang Lu and Dang Anrong.

Awards

Earthwatch Institute PI of the Year 2007

Community and Professional Service

Planning and design for the development of eco-tourism in the village of Dang Jia Shan, Shaanxi, China. 

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Dale Gyure, PhD

Presentations and Workshops

Chaired a session "The Baby Boom Suburban Landscape Beyond the Home," Society of Architectural Historians Annual Meeting, April 2008, Cincinnati, OH.
   
Vernacular Architecture Forum

Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy

Supervised two master's theses as Thesis Co-Director for the Master's program in Historic Preservation, Goucher College, Towson MD 

Asked to be peer reviewer for articles under consideration for ARRIS: Journal of the Southeastern Society of Architectural Historians and Winterthur Portfolio.
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Joongsub Kim, PhD, AIA, AICP

Public Interest Design Practices and Research

  • Objective: To investigate alternative architectural practices that promote sustainability, civic engagement, social justice, and environmental justice
  • Year/Location: Fall 2011-Spring 2013, Detroit, Michigan and cities in other states in the USA, and various locations in other countries
  • Sponsoring/Funding agency: National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
  • Results (Recognition/Awards/Publications): 2011-2012 NCARB National Grant Award for the Integration of Practice and Education in the Academy

Oxford Downtown Master Plan Project (Detroit Studio project)

  • Objective: To promote the sustainable revitalization of Oxford’s downtown
  • Year/Location: Spring 2012, Oxford, Michigan
  • Sponsoring/Funding agency: Oxford Downtown Development Authority
  • Results (Recognition/Awards/Publications): Award of Appreciation, Oxford Downtown Redevelopment Authority, Oxford, Michigan, 2012; C.J. Camacchio (2012) Assignment: Connecting Downtown Oxford, The Oxford Leader, April 2012

Research on Shrinking City Phenomena

  • Objective: To assess shrinking city models
  • Year/Location: Fall 2011-Summer 2012, Detroit and other major cities in the USA
  • Sponsoring/Funding agency: Urban Communication Foundation in partnership with the Environmental Design Research Association
  • Results (Recognition/Awards/Publications): The inaugural Michael Brill Grant Award in Urban Communication and Environmental Design, 2011; Kim, Joongsub (2012). Assessing Shrinking City Models: Focusing on Strategies for Citizen Participation, Proceedings of the 2012 Environmental Design Research Association Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington; Kim, Joongsub (2012). Assessing Contemporary Urbanisms in the Age of Shrinking Cities, Proceedings of the 2012 Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Annual Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio; Kim, Joongsub (2011). In Search of a New Urban Model for Right-Sizing the City: Case Study in Detroit, Proceedings of The 2010 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Northeast Regional Conference, West Harford, CT.

Sustainability and Creativity Zone (Detroit Studio project)

  • Objective: To develop master plans and architectural designs for a community farming center that promotes sustainability, organic farming and historic preservation
  • Year/Location: Spring 2011-Spring 2012, Rochester, Michigan
  • Sponsoring/Funding agency: Midwest Compact Consortium,
  • Results (Recognition/Awards/Publications): National and Community Service Learn and Serve America Grant, 2011; Joongsub Kim,  J. Bogdonov Hanna, J, L.Schweitzer1,  L. Machesky, and F.Hansen (2013). Cross-disciplinary and Novel Inter-Institutional STEM Collaborations Increase Capacity for Local Urban Food Production in Pontiac, MI, 2013 NCSCE (National Center for Science and Civic Engagement) Washington Symposium and Capitol Hill Poster Session

Woodward Avenue Corridor Study (Detroit Studio project)

  • Objective: To develop a master plan for a sustainable linear city
  • Year/Location: Fall 2011-Spring 2012, Detroit and surrounding communities, Michigan
  • Sponsoring/Funding agency: Woodward Avenue Action Association
  • Results (Recognition/Awards/Publications): Woodward Transit Oriented Development Task Force Grant, 2011

East Forest Hope District Study

  • Objective: To design Hope Farms that promotes urban agriculture as a catalyst for economic revitalization in the Hope District
  • Year/Location: Fall 2009-Summer 2010, Detroit, Michigan
  • Sponsoring/Funding agency: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (CFSEM)
  • Results (Recognition/Awards/Publications): CFSEM Comerica Bank Economic Development Grants, 2009-2010; 2009 Accent on Architecture Community Grants Award sponsored by the American Architectural Foundation, Washington DC; Kim, Joongsub (2012). Urban agriculture can bring new vitality to shrinking cities, Technology Century (Official Publication of The Engineering Society of Detroit), Vol. 7, No. 12, Summer-Fall 2012, pp. 42-44; Kim, Joongsub (2011). The Role of Urban Agriculture in the Design and Planning of Cities and Communities, Proceedings (poster) of the 2011 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture National Conference, Montreal, Canada, 2011; Kim, Joongsub (2011). Planning Natural Areas in Underserved Urban Communities: Urban Agriculture in Detroit, Proceedings of The 48th International Making Cities Livable Conference, Charleston, SC; Kim, Joongsub (2009). The Value of Urban Agriculture in Urban Design and Development: Literature Review and Case Study in Detroit, Proceedings of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture National Conference, Portland, Oregon

Balduck Park Project (Detroit Studio project)

  • Objective: To develop master plans and architectural designs for a community center and recreation complex to promote a healthy and sustainable community
  • Year/Location: Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Detroit, Michigan
  • Sponsoring/Funding agency: Balduck, Cannon, and Finney Community Center and Recreation Complex Development Inc.
  • Results (Recognition/Awards/Publications): International Exhibition, “Carrot City: Designing for Urban Agriculture”; Design Exchange (DX) Museum, Toronto, Canada, England, New York; Certificate of Appreciation, Wayne County Commission, Michigan, 2008; Certificate of Appreciation, City of Detroit Mayor’s Office, Michigan, 2008

Contemporary Urbanisms and Sustainable Urban Revitalization

  • Objective: To assess contemporary urbanisms and their role in sustainable community revitalization in the USA
  • Year/Location: Fall 2008-Fall 2009, Detroit, Michigan
  • Sponsoring/Funding agency: Yonsei University, Korean Ministry of Land, Transport, and Maritime Affairs
  • Results (Recognition/Awards/Publications): Urban Regeneration Project Grant; Kim, Joongsub (2009). Contemporary Urbanisms and Their Roles in Sustainable Urban Revitalization, Proceedings of the International Conference on Green Tech., Eco Life & Sustainable Architecture for Cities of Tomorrow 2009 (GEST 2009), Korea Institute of Ecological Architecture and Environment & Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

Collaborative Community Design and Sustainability Education Center (Detroit Studio project)

  • Objective: To develop master plans and architectural designs that promote sustainable community revitalization, urban agriculture, regional collaboration and civic engagement
  • Year/Location: Fall 2006-Fall 2007, Detroit, Michigan
  • Sponsoring/Funding agency: Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)
  • Results (Recognition/Awards/Publications): ACSA Collaborative Practice Citation Award, 2007; 2007 Accent on Architecture Community Grants Award & Award of Merit for Best Practice in K–12 Architectural Education, Sponsored by the American Architectural Foundation, Washington DC.

Strategies for Vacant Lands in Detroit

  • Objective: To design urban agriculture-based sustainable communities: strategies for vacant lands in Detroit urban neighborhoods
  • Year/Location: Fall 2006-Soring 2007, Detroit, Michigan
  • Sponsoring/Funding agency: Boston Society of Architects
  • Results (Recognition/Awards/Publications): Boston Society of Architects National Research Grant Award, 2006

Peer-reviewed Articles

Kim, J. (2009). “The Value of Urban Agriculture in Urban Design and Development: Literature Review and Case Study in Detroit” Proceedings of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture National Conference, Portland, Oregon.

Kim, J. (2007). "Evaluating New Urbanist Claims: Increase in Walkability, Diversity, and Sense of Community." Proceedings of the 2007 Future Design Conference at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

Kim, J. (2008). "Does a New Urbanist Development Promote Walkability, Sense of Community, and Diversity?" Journal of Urban Design

Book Chapter

Kim, J. (2009). “Community Participation and Participation Techniques for Urban Revitalization: Literature Review and Case Studies in the United States” In Residents-participation Techniques in World Community Regeneration, Seoul, Korea: Yonsei University Press

 

The Detroit Studio Publications

City of Inkster Master Plan Study. Funded by Inkster Tax Increment Finance Authority, 2008.

Troy Maple Road Corridor Study. Funded by Oakland Business Review, 2007

Research Awards & Grants

Public Interest Design Practices and Research. Fall 2011-Spring 2013. Funded by National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

Oxford Downtoan Master Plan. Spring 2012. Funded by Oxford Downtown Development Authority.

Research on Shrinking City Phenoma. Fall 2011-Summer 2012. Funded by Urban Communication Foundation in partnership with the Environmental Design Research Association.

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Designing Hope Farms: Urban Agriculture as a Catalyst for Economic Revitalization in the Hope District, Joongsub Kim (PI), Summer 2009 - Summer 2010, $15,000.

Yonsei University, Korean Ministry of Land, Transport, and Maritime Affairs, and Korea Institute of Ecological Architecture and Environment (Urban Regeneration Project Grant Program), Critique of contemporary urbanisms and their role in community revitalization, Joongsub Kim (PI), Fall 2009, $2,000.

Project title: Education of children about sustainable urban design and community garden developments in Detroit. Accent on Architecture Community Grants Program: Spring 2009. Funding agency: American Architectural Foundation, Washington, D.C.Principal investigator: Joongsub Kim. Grant amount: $1,500

"Kids' Farms: Children designing a sustainable community"Accent on Architecture Community Grants Program: Summer 2007 - Fall 2007. Funding agency: American Architectural Foundation, Washington, D.C. Principal investigator: Joongsub Kim. Grant amount: $1,500

Research Work In Progress

Research on Current Trends in Urban Regeneration in the USA:Planning and Design Guidelines for Sustainable Urban Design and Urban Agriculture Development in Detroit

Sustainability in social, cultural and political contexts: part of an international joint research project on urban regeneration in collaboration with researchers in Sweden, Japan, Korea, England, Australia, Ireland, the USA, and Canada, funded by Yonsei University in Korea and the Korean Ministry of Land, Transport, and Maritime Affairs.

Education of children about urban agriculture, sustainability and revitalization of vacant properties, funded by a 2009 grant from the American Architectural Foundation, Washington, D.C.

The role, application, and benefits of urban agriculture in architecture, planning, sustainable urban design, and sustainable community development, supported by LTU Research Assistantship.

Grant Proposals

 "E. Forest Avenue Hope District: Sustainable Community Development." Ford College Community Challenge: Ford Motor Company Fund. Grant Amount Requested: $100,000 (decision pending).  Funding agency: Ford Motor Company.  Project Director: Joongsub Kim (developed the proposal). Collaborator: Friends of Detroit Tri County Community Development Corporation.

The Detroit Studio: A Green Urban Design Education and Community Outreach Center (Congress earmark proposal). Funding agency: US Congress. Grant Amount Requested: $1,500,000 (decision pending). Project Director: Glen LeRoy. Principal Investigator: Joongsub Kim.

Conference Papers and Presentations

"Assessing Shrinking City Models: Focusing on STrategies for Citizen Participation." Proceedings of the 2012 Environmental Design Research Association Annual Conference, Seattle, WA (2012).

"Assessing Contemporary Urbanisms in the Age of Shrinking Cities." Proceedings of the 2012 Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Annual Conference, Cincinatti, OH (2012).

"The Role of Urban Agriculture in the Design and Planning of Cities and Communities." Proceedings of the 2011 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture National Conference, Montreal (2011).

"In Search of a New Urban Model for Right-Sizing the City: Case Study in Detroit,." Proceedings of the 2010 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture northeast Regional Conference, West Hartford, CT (2010).

Kim, J. (2009). Contemporary Urbanisms and Their Roles in Sustainable Urban Revitalization. Proceedings of the International Conference on Green Tech., Eco Life & Sustainable Architecture for Cities of Tomorrow 2009 (GEST 2009), Korea Institute of Ecological Architecture and Environment & Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.

Contemporary Urbanisms and Their Roles in Sustainable Urban Revitalization. International Conference on Green Tech. Eco Life & Sustainable Architecture for Cities of Tomorrow 2009 (GEST 2009)

Community Participation, Service Learning, Design as Activism, & Social Construction in Architecture & Urban Design: Detroit Studio ExperienceKorea Institute of Ecological Architecture and Environment and Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, November 2009

“Residents-participation Techniques in World Community Regeneration.” International Conference on Green Tech. Eco Life & Sustainable Architecture for Cities of Tomorrow 2009 (GEST 2009)

Korea Institute of Ecological Architecture and Environment and Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, November 2009

“The Value of Urban Agriculture in Urban Design and Development: Literature Review and Case Study in Detroit”, The 2009 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture National Conference at the University of Oregon, Eugene / Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, March 2009.

“The Role of Urban Agriculture in Design and Planning”, The 2009 Environmental Design Research Association National Conference, Kansas City, MO, May 2009.

"Evaluating New Urbanist Claims: Increase in Walkability, Diversity, and Sense of Community."  The 2007 Future Design Conference at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, October 2007

"Challenging Contemporary Urbanisms: Stewardship and Social Construction." The 2008 Environmental Design Research Association International Conference, in Veracruz, Mexico, May 2008.

Kim, J. (2008). "Urban Agriculture in the Community Design Studio: The Detroit Studio Example."  Symposium theme: "The Role of Food and Agriculture in the Design and Planning of Buildings and Cities," hosted by the School of Architecture at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, May 2008.

Invited Speaker

International Symposium on Urban Regeneration, sponsored by Yonsei University, Jejudo, Korea, 2007.  Lecture topic: Urban Regeneration and New Urbanism: Some Key Trends and Examples in the USA.

Exhibitions

"Urban Regeneration: Case Studies in the USA" by Joongsub Kim assisted by Christine Freundl, Exhibition at Urban Regeneration International Symposium (Group Exhibitions): "The Urban Renaissance Project [Socially Integrated Housing Community Regeneration Technology]," hosted by Yonsei University, COEX Intercontinental Hotel, Seoul, Korea, Spring 2008.

"Urban Agriculture in the Community Design Studio: The Detroit Studio Example" by Joongsub Kim, Exhibition at Ryerson University Symposium (Group Exhibitions): "The Role of Food and Agriculture in the Design and Planning of Buildings and Cities," hosted by the School of Architecture at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, Spring 2008.

"Urban Agriculture Health Fitness Lifestyle Center" by Joongsub Kim, BSA Annual Grant Awards Exhibition (Group Exhibitions), Sponsored by the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) and the American Institute of Architects, the American Institute of Architects National Convention, Boston, MA, Spring 2008.

Detroit Studio Public Presentation & Exhibition

Sustainability and Creativity Zone. Funded by the Midwest Compast Consortium.

Balduck Part Project. Funded by the Balduck, Cannon, and Finney Community Center and Recreation Complex Development, Inc.

Woodward Avenue Corridor Study. Funded by Woodward Avenue Action Association.

E. Forest Ave. Hope District Master Plan Study Project. Funded by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.

The Detroit Studio Community Outreach Program Spring 2008 Project, Club Technology Building, Detroit, MI, May 2008

Awards

NCARB National Grant Award for the Integration of Practice and Education in the Academy, 2011-2012.

Inaugural Michael Brill Grant Award in Urban Communication and Environmental Design (2011).

Award of Merit for Best Practice in K-12 Architectural Education, sponsored by the American Architectural Foundation, Washington DC, Spring 2008. 

Community Service

Peer-reviewed Journal Reviewer: Journal of Planning Education and Research (JPER).

The Annual Proceedings of the Environmental Design Research Association

Worked with middle schools in E. Warren Community to educate children about designing a sustainable community, Summer 2007 - Fall 2007

Friends of Detroit Tri County Community Development Corporation

City of Detroit Planning and Development Division

Christ Community Development Corporation: Worked with the abovementioned non-profit community development organizations or municipal agencies to find appropriate opportunities to serve their needs regarding various community development-related matters.

Worked with the following non-profit community development organizations or municipal agencies to serve their needs regarding various community development-related opportunities: DWEJ (Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice); Detroit Eastside community groups on sustainable community development.

Detroit Housing Commission Advisory Committee Member

Professional Associations/Affiliations

Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA)

Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU)

Application of Urban Agriculture in Urban Areas: Challenges and opportunities in Korea (project conducted at Konkuk University, Korea)

News Media

Participated (as Chair of the American Institute of Architects Detroit Chapter Urban Priorities Committee) in an Interview with TIME regarding development efforts in Detroit (other participants: AIA Detroit Chapter President, AIA Detroit Chapter board members and committee chairs); published in TIME blog in Spring 2010.

Interview and Publication by Washington Post: Salant, Katherine (2007). "At Kentlands New Urbanism has unlocked a sense of community," WashingtonPost.com, November 3, 2007. Interviewed by the Washington Post reporter and my research on Kentlands and New Urbanism was cited in the news article.

Interviewed by WDET-FM Radio Regarding the Hope District Project undertaken at the Detroit Studio, Spring 2008.
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Glen Leroy

Presentations

LeRoy, Glen, Climate Change, Sustainability, and  the Economy of Cities and Regions, AIA  Michigan Annual Meeting and Mid-Summer Conference (keynote speaker), Mackinac Island, MI, August 7, 2010.

LeRoy, Glen, Michigan in an Era of Climate Change, AIA Flint. Baker College, Flint, MI, May 25, 2010.

LeRoy, Glen, Positioning Michigan in an Era of Climate Change. AIA Michigan Legislative Day, Lansing, MI March 17, 2010.

LeRoy, Glen, Sustainability: An International Perspective, SOS Annual Conference, Southfield, MI, February, 18, 2009.

LeRoy, Glen, Positioning Michigan in an Era of Climate Change, AIA Mid-Michigan, Lansing, MI, October 15, 2009.

“Michigan in an Era of Global Climate Change.” Presentation to Frankenmuth Rotary Club, July 17, 2008.

“Michigan in an Era of Global Climate Change: A Role for Educators and Educational Facilities,” Presentation to American Institute of Architects Michigan, October 18, 2008.

“Assessing Implications of Climate Change for Southeastern Michigan,” Presentation at Climate Change Conference at Wayne State University. October 21, 2008.

“Michigan in an Era of Global Climate Change.” Presentation to The Taubman Company. Executive Staff Meeting. December 3, 2008.

“Michigan in an Era of Global Climate Change.” Invited to present at a special meeting to Governor Granholm and Key Environmental Policy Staff. December 3, 2008.

“Michigan in an Era of Global Climate Change.” Presentation to Skanska Sustainability Leadership Symposium, January 15, 2009.

“Architectural Responses to Global Climate Change.” Presentation to AIA Michigan Leadership Conference. Traverse City, Michigan. January 17, 2009.

“Sustainability Issues for Michigan: The Great Lakes Greenbelt.” Panelist for Sustainable Architecture: Building a Greener Michigan,” sponsored by WWJ Radio. February 17, 2009.

“Sustainable Architecture and Planning: Implications of Global Climate Change” Sichuan University, College of Architecture and Environment. March 3, 2009.

“Sustainable Architecture and Planning: Implications of Global Climate Change.” Nanjing University, School of Architecture. March 3, 2009.

“Michigan in an Era of Global Climate Change.” Keynote Speaker at Municipal Sustainable Business Forum, Sustainability Conference at NSF International, Ann Arbor, Michigan. April 14, 2009.

“Michigan in an Era of Global Climate Change.” Speaker for AIA Grand Valley Chapter lecture series, Grand Rapids, Michigan. May 7, 2009.

Keynote Speaker: "Growing with a Greening Economy" Symposium presented by NSF International, Ann Arbor, Michigan, April 14, 2009.  Lecture topic: "Michigan in an Era of Global Climate Change"

Community Service

Troy Chamber of Commerce, Transit Committee. Workshop participant/panelist on proposed multi-modal transit hub.

Session leader and sponsor: "Green Box City".  Worked with K-5 students at Eastover Elementary School from Bloomfield Hills in design of a 1,500-square-foot "green box city". Sponsors and assistants included Lawrence Tech students, and representatives of ITC Holdings Corp., a Novi-based utility company.

Exhibitions

Green Box City Exhibition. Green Street Fair, Plymouth, Michigan. A public exhibit of the Green Box City project in conjunction with Eastwood Elementary School. May 1-3, 2009

In the News

Time Magazine, The Detroit Blog, Quoted in “Designing a Better Detroit” by Karen Dybis, January 20, 2010.

WaterWorks, a publication of NSF International’s  Water Programs, “NSF Hosts Growing with a Greening Economy Forum,” Article profiling Glen LeRoy’s keynote address at the Growing with the Greening Economy Forum, published in December, 2009.

WJR Radio, Interview on Transportation Design, Sustainable Architecture, and Architectural Management Programs, Detroit, MI, December 3, 2009.

Media

Quoted in "Kid City goes Green" by Shawn Lewis.  Detroit News April 9, 2009. http://detroitnews.com/article/20090409/SCHOOLS/904090401/1026/Bloomfield+Hills+students+box+up+ideas+for++green++buildings
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Janice Means, PE, LEED AP

Publications

Means, Janice K. and Filza H. Walters, Do High Performance-Labeled Buildings Really Perform at the Promised Levels?,  CLIMA2010 Congress CD (ISBN 978-975-6907-14-6), R6-TS77-OP04r

Means, Janice K., Jessica Turner, Ryan Grabow and Jonathan Cebelak,  Interim Results of Monitoring and Simulating Two Existing, High Performance Buildings to Achieve and Maintain Sustainable Operation,  2010 ASHRAE Annual Meeting Transactions, Volume 116, Part 2, 2010

(Abstract Approved, Paper not submitted) Means, Janice K., Tools for Designing High Performance, Sustainable Buildings, King Saud University Conference on Technology and Sustainability, Saudi Arabia, 2010.

One of several contributors to the writing of a new chapter, “Sustainability”, in the ASHRAE 2009 HVAC Fundamentals Handbook.

Co-author of “Performance-based Directives in Architectural Studio-based Education: Methods and Studio Project Outcomes in Sustainable Architecture and Design”, presented at the 2009 Annual ACSA Conference in Portland, Oregon on March.  Paper was co-authored with Daniel Faoro and peer reviewed for publication.

Author and presenter of “Resources for Designing and Maintaining High Performance Buildings” at the February 26 2009 meeting of the Southfield Rotary Club at the Skyline Club in Southfield.
Authored and presented invited paper, “How Do We Keep High Performance Buildings Performing at High Levels?” at the 2009 Facilities Management Expo at Rock Financial Showplace on March 18, 2009.

Chapter 36, "Solar Energy Equipment", in the ASHRAE 2008 HVAC Systems and Equipment Handbook.  One of three contributors to the revision

Books

Hertel, Mark, Charles Cromer and Janice K. Means, Chapter 36 Solar Energy Equipment, ASHRAE 2008 HVAC Systems and Equipment Handbook, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, (ISBN 978-1-933742-33-5).

Research

EPA funded "P3" (People/Prosperity/Planet) grant with Dr. Lisa Annaberg (PI) and Jin Feng titled "Development, Design & Consumer Testing of Marketable Residential LED Light Luminaires". 

Support of the 2007 Solar Decathlon

Proposed and was successful in obtaining a $1000.00 donation from the Detroit    Chapter of ASHRAE for the 2nd year in a row.

Provided exhibit space and opportunity for SD students to speak before the luncheon at the February 20, 2007 Seminars On Sustainability-SOS for the Environment.

Presentations and Workshops

Means, Janice K. and Jessica Turner,  Interim Results of Monitoring and Simulating Two Existing, High Performance Buildings to Achieve and Maintain Sustainable Operation,  2010 ASHRAE Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 28, 2010.

Means, Janice K., Do High Performance-Labeled Buildings Really Perform at the Promised Levels?, CLIMA2010 Congress, Antalya, Turkey, May 12, 2010.

Means, Janice K., Energy Standard Behind the Federally Mandated Energy Code Upgrade:  ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1 1999 to 2004 Changes Relative to the Building Envelope, Building Enclosure SOS 2010 Conference, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI, February 26, 2010.

Means, Janice K., Energy Standard Behind the Federally Mandated Energy Code Upgrade:  ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1 1999 to 2004 Changes Relative to the Building Envelope, Building Enclosure Council of Greater Detroit Meeting, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI, November 12, 2009.

"Work In Progress-Multidisciplinary Laboratory for Development, Design and Consumer Testing of Marketable Residential LED Light Fixtures", presented at Frontiers in Education Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 12, 2007.  Paper was co-authored with: Electrical Engineering Associate Professor, Dr. Lisa Anneberg and Architecture faculty members: Christina Snyder, Lecturer in Architecture and Jin Feng, Associate Professor, and peer reviewed for publication.

"Metrics for High Performance Buildings" at the March 11, 2008, Seminars on Sustainability-SOS for the Environment at Lawrence Tech.

"Metrics for Operating High-Performance Green Buildings" at the 2008 Facilities Management Expo at Rock Financial Showplace on April 1, 2008

Community Service

Habitat for Humanity:  organizer for participation in the Habitat for Humanity Oakland County Blitz Buil

The Facilities Committee for South Oakland Shelter Program:  organized and chaired program for about 30 homeless men, women and children for a week

Contributed information on ASHRAE documents availability to the Detroit Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT).

Professional Associations/Affiliations

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) at the local, regional and Society (international) levels:Served on the 2008-2009 Detroit ASHRAE Board of Governors; Chair of the 2009 Seminars On Sustainability; Served as Delegate as past Chapter President at the Region V Chapters Regional Conference, August, 2008; Active voting member of two technical committees and their handbook committees at the international level; Program Chair for TC 2.8 Solar Energy Utilization, and as such, coordinate and facilitate technical committee sponsored seminars and transaction presentations at ASHRAE Conferences; Worked with technical committees, TC6.7 SOLAR ENERGY UTILIZATION and TC2.8 BUILDING  ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS AND SUSTAINABILITY including writing/editing of two chapters content for the 2008 and 2009 ASHRAE; Official Delegate for the Detroit Chapter of ASHRAE at the ASHRAE Chapters Regional Conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana on August 1-16, 2008; Served as 2007-2008 President of the Detroit ASHRAE Chapter; Served as Delegate at the Region V Chapters Regional Conference in August of 2007

Arranged for Lawrence Tech first place awardees of the 2008 ASHRAE Student Design Competition to exhibit at the 2009 Seminars On Sustainability conference.  The Detroit Chapter of ASHRAE also awarded each of the three student winners $200.  Three LTU students were awarded 3rd place in the 2009 ASHRAE Student Design Competition.

Trained instructor in the ASHRAE/ IESNA Standard 90.1, and coordinated and co-taught a training session offered at LTU in February 2005.

Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD), active member - Vice Chair of the ESD Affiliate Council.

Committee; member of Green Guide Sub-Committee; member of Programs Sub-Committee.

News Media

Detroit ASHRAE Inside, “Janice K. Means, PE, LEED® AP is Recognized”, Article recognizing promotion to Associate Professor included a photograph with SOS2010 Conference keynote speaker, Stanford Ovshinski, inventor of ovonics and amorphous silicon photovoltaics, April 2010, Vol 37, No. 7, page 5.

Oxford Leader Newspaper, “LTU Students Study Energy Efficiency at Upland Hills”, Article on students instrumenting and monitoring the Upland Hills Ecological Awareness Center in Oxford, Michigan for an ASHRAE Senior grant and the spring 2010 elective course High Performance Building Evaluations, February 10, 2010.

ACSA Regional News - Lawrence Tech on invited presentation given for the Building Enclosure Council of Greater Detroit on November 12, 2009, February 2010, Vol. 39, No. 6, page 33.

ACSA Regional News - Lawrence Tech on LEED® 2.2 class given in spring 2009 sponsored by the Lawrence Tech ASHRAE Student Branch (Faculty Advisor), professors who have received LEED accreditation and other sustainability-related certifications, and ASHRAE Senior Grant (Faculty Advisor) regarding instrumentation and monitoring of high performance buildings, December  2010, Vol. 39, No. 4, page 23.

WJR AM760, “Sustainability and Energy Conservation”, Lawrence Tech Update Interview aired week of October 12, 2009.
Interviewed for Industry Visions Films, a web/TV/radio media company.  The interview can be viewed at www.industryvisions.com/films.aspx under "ESD Energy Efficiency-American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers".

Research Awards & Grants (active 09-10)

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, ASHRAE's Senior Undergraduate Project Grant Program:  Monitor & Simulate Two Existing, High Performance Buildings to Achieve and Maintain Sustainable Operation, Janice K. Means, Faculty Advisor, Jessica Turner (Architecture) and Stephen Gillette (Engineering Technology), student co-grantees, September, 2009-May, 2010, $5000.00.

Grants

Professor Means completed a $6,000 State of Michigan Vital Signs grant in 2004-05, and worked with Robert Fletcher in the College of Engineering on the aforementioned 10kW PV array.  She was primarily responsible for outreach and education through design and construction of an interactive kiosk, brochures, and signage.  In addition, she and Dr. Fletcher are near completion of a $2,000 Veraldi Center grant for development of a manual and class materials for using NREL software and webpage content.

ASHRAE grant ($5000) will be started with the fall 2009 semester. This grant is related to the "High Performance Building Investigations" and "High Performance Building Evaluations" courses being offered fall 2009 and spring 2010.  Research and courses will include monitoring performance of the Taubman Student Services Building and the Upland Hills Ecological Awareness Center in Oxford, MI.

Reviewer

As Program Chair of the ASHRAE Technical Committee 5.7 Solar Energy Utilization, organized and submitted proposed programs on solar energy for the 2009 ASHRAE Annual Meeting (June, 2009) and the ASHRAE Winter Meeting (January, 2010).

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Keith Nagara

Patents (MyT Team Project)

Pending: Integrated Mobile Storage Cargo Unit.

Pending: Customer Valuation Business Model.

Trademark: “Sustainafacturing”

Creative & Professional Work

Ford Sustainable Vehicle Concepts for Developing Countries driving future vehicle demand and production.

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Tom Nashlen

Community Service

Consultant on the Nomination of Highland Cemetery of Ypsilanti to the National Register of Historic Places.  Requirements for nomination include the historical research of town and site, on-site photography of its buildings, monuments, objects and artifacts of funerary art, and complemented with historical maps, plans of the original environmental designers and architects, and the conversions of their scanned raster images into vector format to show their original as-built conditions and the acquisitions and changes having taken place over 140 years.
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Edward Orlowski, AIA, LEED AP, ADPSR

Publications

Orlowski, Edward (co-authored with James Stevens).  “Bombing Detroit: Activist Architecture as a Pedagogical Model”.  Accepted for presentation at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Annual Meeting, Denver Colorado, 2010.

Orlowski, Edward.  “The Accidental Environmentalist: The Birth of a Sustainable Architecture Studio” .  The Proceedings of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture 2004 West Regional Conference: Other Shades of Green; Bass, J., and Neumann, O., Conference Coordinators, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, The University of British Columbia, 2004, pp. 37-42.

Orlowski, Edward.  “Culture, Terra, and Terror: The Collision of Culture and Environment.” Proceedings of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture 2002 Southwest Regional Conference: Land, Culture, Practice; Blizzard, M., Canizaro, V., Conference Co-Coordinators, San Antonio, Texas, The University of Texas – San Antonio, 2002, pp.87-96.

Orlowski, Edward.  “Reclaimed Landscape: Efforts in Sustainability in an Industrial Wasteland” Proceedings of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture 2001 West Central Regional conference: Architecture: Landscape; Major, J., Conference Coordinator, Lawrence, Kansas, The University of Kansas, 2001, pp. 187-194.

Presentations

Orlowski, Edward. “Stop Asking Permission: Activist Architecture Students as Community Catalysts”.  Presentation as part of a panel discussion entitled:  “Of Mutual Benefit?

Participatory Design + Service Learning” at the 2011 Association for Community Design             Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, October 11, 2011. 

Orlowski, Edward.  “Bringing it all Back Home: Providing Design Aid in our own Backyard.” 

Presented at the ACSA International Conference session entitled: Academia III: Your Studio Assignment is to Change the World, Barcelona, Spain, June 21, 2012. (Publication of proceedings is pending).

Orlowski, Edward (Coauthored with James Stevens).  “Bombing Detroit: Activist Architecture as a Pedagogical Model.”  Accepted for AASHE Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado.  October 2010 (Presented by James Stevens).

Awards

The Environmental Interpretive Center at the University of Michigan – Dearborn

Staff designer (Luckenbach | Ziegelman and Partners).  Building received a 2003 AIA Michigan Design Award. 

Faculty Advisor to Students Dominick Grecki and Kevin Lesli. Honorable Mention – 2004 EPA / Labs 21 Design Competition

Faculty Advisor to Students Carlos Lopes and William Kwasniak. Selected Exhibitors – Architectural Record New Orleans Housing Prototype Competition  (Spring 2006)

2008-2009  Thesis student Kris Phillips received the AARC / King Student Medal for Excellence in Architectural Environmental Design Research.

Faculty Advisor to students Jason Gaudette and Michael Neuhalfen. Honorable Mention (Technique) - Integrated: 2011 Socio Design Foundation Competition

Community and Professional Service

Paper Reviewer, 2005 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Meeting, “The

Art of Science / The Science of Architecture”, Chicago, Illinois, Paper Session: ‘Science and Architecture: Technology, Material, Forms, and Concepts’.

Paper Reviewer, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education annual meeting.  Summer 2010.

Volunteer, Dearborn SOUP.  Designed and fabricated a voting booth and ballot box for use at arts micro-grant funding events.  Both projects were fabricated entirely from reclaimed materials.  Spring 2012.

Chair, New Building Committee of the Friends for the Dearborn Animal Shelter. Committee conducted feasibility and economic studies for alternates regarding construction of a new sustainable DAS facility. 

Member of ACSA/NAAB Task Force on Sustainability.  Participated in discussions of sustainability with respect to NAAB accreditation criteria, pursuant to formal recommendations to the NAAB.  Participated in review of draft changes to NAAB criteria.

Special Awards Judge (Sustainable Building), 2008 National Engineers Week Future City Competition, Novi, Michigan (January 22, 2008)

Chair, LTU Sustainability in Education Task Force  / Sustainability in Education Committee (September 2008 – present)

News Media

Interviewed by Nicolas Jackson in the Atlantic Online as part of the “9 ½ Questions” series: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2011/10/a-conversation-with-edward- orlowski-professor-of-architecture/247206/

Cited on home page of William McDonough and Partners http://www.mcdonoughpartners.com/news/story/20111103/atlantic_month_architecture_professor_ed_orlowski_future_green_including_nod_wil

Quoted in ‘Big Picture Agriculture’ blog, maintained by KayMcDonald (November 8, 2011) http://bigpictureagriculture.blogspot.com/2011/11/climate-change-and-agricultural.html

Created and maintains the blog: “Activist Architecture LTU”, which documents the work of my graduate studio, and issues of advocacy design http://activistarchltu.wordpress.com

Quoted in "Adoption by Design: Eco-Friendly Animal Shelters for the 21st Century" by Melissa Wiley. Greater Philly Tails http://www.tailsinc.com/index.php?body=april_adoptionbydesign&domain=greaterphillytails.com

Interviewed by JoAnn Amicangelo for a 2005 article in Crain’s Detroit Business on the topic of ‘Smart Homes’.

Faculty Advisor to Students Carlos Lopes, Brandon Jensen, Nick Jablonowski, Elvana Vila, and William Kwasniak  Student work posted on ‘Project New Orleans’ website  (http://www.project-neworleans.org/news.html)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

Member, The Association for Community Design

Member, SEED Network

Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA) – Urban Priorities committee, Detroit

Member, US Green Building Council - Detroit Regional Chapter; LTU representative for the national organization

Member, Architects / Designers / Planners for Social Responsibility

Professional Activities

“Farmington Hills Eco-Fest”.  Exhibitor and representative of CoAD.  Spring 2012.

Chair of the Building Committee for the Friends for the Dearborn Animal Shelter (2007-2010)

Guest juror – ARCH 3231 Architectural Design III (instructor G. Scott Shall, Temple University).  Topic area: Infrastructure as a driver of sustainable design.
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Philip Plowright

Publications

"Rethinking Enclosure" Philip Plowright, James Stevens, Anirban Adhya (synchRG). Conference on Sustainability and the Built Environment. King Saud University, Saudi Arabria. January 2010.

"Defining Sustainable Urbanism: towards a responsive urban design" Anirban Adhya, Philip Plowright, James Stevens (synchRG). Conference on Sustainability and the Built Environment. King Saud University, Saudi Arabria. January 2010.

Research

Co-founder of synchRG. Finalizing the legal creation of an Institute to develop applied research in the applied art and design fields (May 2009). The Institute will support existing College programs such as urban design, interior design, transportation design, architectural design and imaging. It will allow the expansion of applied art programs under the College and proposed to be a leading academic center, not an infrastructural resource.

Project.1: The Wall Expanded: This project is a survey of alternative, non-traditional, and possibly non-architectural materials and assemblies based on the layered approach to wall. These systems will be explored for their viability for adaptation into architectural systems. Limited material research will also occur based on alternative assembly systems. This is envisioned to be centered on possible alternatives to existing structural systems. The focus will be driven by cost, both material and labor, as a baseline for robustness and viability. This will be combined with sustainability issues of health, energy (embedded, reduction, recovery) and reproducibility.  The design team will take a 'scalable prototyping approach', moving from computer simulation to built prototypes.

Project.2: The Plug-n-Play House: The goal of this project is to develop the plug-n-play house as a cost effective universal system or global framework that could be appropriated in a very site specific way or a local context. The project intends to develop the houses as "living-pods" with standardized ports for different parts - easy to get, easy to assemble, easy to add or subtract, and easy to replace. The final goal would be to build a prototype of a plug-n-play house as a new model of single-family home in the region. Further opportunities lie in (1) extending the design and the technology to multiple family housing in Detroit and beyond and (2) understanding the effects of the new plug-n-play prototype of house on the notion of dwelling and home - its meaning, its function, and its form.

Project.3: Rebuilding Home: meanings, functions, and formal aesthetics of dwelling: This research will study the dynamic relationship of the place of "home" and the space of the "dwelling" by questioning and critically examining the rationale behind the architectural form of the dwelling. The research is grounded in the "theory of place" that describes a place as an amalgamation of meanings (social-cultural values), actions (functional needs), and environment (morphology and design attitudes). This research proposes to examine the dwelling form in relation to these three aspects of place: (1) reflection of multiple meanings and values, (2) reflection of changing functional needs, and (3) reflection of physical environmental needs.

Grants

LTU Seed Grant ($2883.00). The LTU Seed Grant was awarded towards the Rethinking Enclosure project. This project is part of a larger sequence of research being pursued by a group of Lawrence Technological University architecture faculty. The intention of the project arc is to bring systems theory and non-discreet object studies to bear on architectural design, construction and materials through field effects and nonlinear assemblages (physical/social). Rethinking Enclosure has been accepted as an abstract (No. 2/2-1/030) to the International Conference on Technology and Sustainability in the Built Environment (see attachment), held at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia on 3-6 January 2010.

DTE Energy Foundation Grant ($15,000) - 2007

Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Grant Phase 2 ($50,000) - 2007/08

Professional Activities

AIA Keynote address, Michigan AIA Annual Design Retreat, September 12-14, 2008.  Invited keynote address to annual design retreat with students from the Solar Decathlon project.

“Rethinking Enclosure” Philip Plowright, James Stevens, Anirban Adhya (synchRG). Conference on Sustainability and the Built Environment. King Saud University, Saudi Arabria. January 2010. (Full paper accepted – second peer review).

“Defining Sustainable Urbanism: towards a responsive urban design” Anirban Adhya, Philip Plowright, James Stevens (synchRG). Conference on Sustainability and the Built Environment. King Saud University, Saudi Arabria. January 2010. (Full paper accepted – second peer review).

ESD Future Cities, January 22, 2008 - (Competition Judge)

Masco R&D Group, January 30, 2008 (roundtable discussion)

Masco R&D Presentation, March 17, 2008 (guest speaker)

DTE Energy Green House Presentation, November 12, 2007 (with Dr. Robert Fletcher)
Discussion of the opportunities that DTE Energy could pursue with ongoing Alternative Energy park development. Round table discussion with leaders at DTE Energy.

EMAEE (Eastern Michigan Association of Energy Engineers) Presentation, April 8, 2008
Invited speaker to the general meeting of the Eastern Michigan Association of Energy Engineers. Presentation was on sustainability, systems and housing.

News Media

Wettbewerbe Aktuel, German Architectural Magazine (web/print), Chichen Itza Landscape Competition, 3rd place (Faculty advisor to student Steve Nieslen) http://www.wettbewerbe-aktuell.de/showpix?pixloc=previews/99999999/295&pixnr=4

Plattform fur Wettbewerbe (German Architectural Webzine), Chichen Itza Landscape Competition, 3rd place (Faculty advisor to student Steve Nieslen) http://www.competitionline.de/site/20012003162947/20012003162947.php?wettbewerb_id=9427

OA Ordem Does Arquitectos SRS, Chichen Itza Landscape Competition, 3rd place (Faculty advisor to student Steve Nieslen) http://www.oasrs.org/conteudo/agenda/noticias-detalhe.asp?noticia=1054

Campus Responsables (France) Interview:http://www.campusresponsables.com/ressources.html  (Summer 2007)

"Lawrence Tech Students Combine Theory and Practice", Technology Century, Vol. 12, No. 3 June-July 2007

X-ology, Spring 2007

"Lawrence Tech Team takes solar challenge", The Detroit News, June 6, 2007

"Go Green", Southfield Eccentric, June 3, 2007

"House of the Rising Sun", The Oakland Press, June 20, 2007

"Soaking up the sun", Detroit Free Press, June 24, 2007

"LTU Taking on Nation, World In Solar House Competition", Detroit Auto Scene, July 2, 2007

"LTU works sunup to sundown on solar house", Southfield Eccentric, July 19, 2007

"Tremendous opportunity (Letter to the Editor)", Troy Daily Tribune, August 5, 2007

"LTU solar house may come to rest in Troy", Troy Eccentric, August 16, 2007

"LTU student energy builds solar house", Southfield Eccentric, September 2, 2007

"Solar home open houses are set", Observer & Eccentric, September 6, 2007

"Solar house to shine at Lawrence Tech Southfield", Detroit Free Press, September 11, 2007

American Hardwood Information Center, Interview on sustainable wood http://www.hardwoodinfo.com/display_article.asp?subID=79

MITECHNEWS.COM Green Tech Article, Tuesday, October 23, 2007, "Lawrence Tech Students Reach for Sun Power" http://www.mitechnews.com/articles.asp?id=7807
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Ashraf Ragheb

Research Awards & Grants

Awarded the American Institute of Architects’ Upjohn Grant 2009, $25,000 for the proposal; “Cradle to Grave: Case Studies of Buildings’ Environmental Footprint”. Upjohn Grant is the most recent and most prestigious awards to be given by AIA for applied research for academia and profession.

Prof. Ragheb and Dan Jacobs, principal of A3C Architects received the AIA' Upjohn Research Grant of 2008 for their proposal, "Cradle to Grave: Case Studies of Buildings' Environmental Footprint". Upjohn Grant is the most recent and most prestigious awards ($25,000) to be given by AIA for applied research for academia and profession.

Other Submitted Grants 

National Science Foundation NSF: Measuring Sustainability in Buildings: An LCA Model to Evaluate Environmental Profiles of Sustainable vs. Conventional Designs of Office Buildings, A proposal submitted for $198,000 funding to NSF- PD-12-7643 Program.

Peer-Reviewed Papers

Ragheb, A. (2013), “Metrics for Buildings or Building of Metrics: A Comparison of Environmental Footprint of the Traditional vs. the Renewable in Offices”, Proceedings of American Solar Energy Society ASES 2013, Baltimore, MD.

Ragheb, A. (2011), “A Dimension to Sustainability: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Approach to Adapt Environmental Performance of a Medical Office Building”. Proceedings of Architecture in the 4th Dimension: Methods + Practices of a Sustainable Bldg Stock, Boston, MA. Nov. 15, 2011

Ragheb, A. (2011), From a Consumer Product to a Complex Building:: A Quantitative Approach to Sustainability Using Life Cycle Assessment LCA”, Proceedings of ARCC’ 11 Annual Conference ‘Reflecting upon Current Themes in Architectural Research’, Lawrence Tech University, Detroit, MI, April 20-24-2011.

Ragheb, A. (2009), Closing the Implementation Gap: A Critical Model for Architectural Research”, Proceedings of ARCC’ 09 Annual Conference ‘Leadership in Architectural Research: Between Academia and Profession’, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX, April 15-18.

Presentations

Ragheb, A., “A Method Towards Developing an Environmental Profiling for Buildings Using Life Cycle Analysis, Keynote speaker,  commencement speech of the ARCC (Architectural Research Centers Consortium) conference of 2010, Howard University, Washington DC. on Wednesday, June 23rd

Professional Associations/Affiliations

Society of Bldg Science Educators SBSE, member

AIA, member

Construction and Specification Institute, honorable member, education adviser, speaker at June 2008 annual meeting
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Martin Schwartz

Publications

“Daylight and Meaning in the Architecture of Gunnar Birkerts.”Article: NYT Magazine, Louis Poulsen Co., Copenhagen. Published online February 10, 2010 http://www.louispoulsen.com/en-us/Downloads/Literature/AIA_CES%20Credit.aspx

“Architecture in the Light of Day.” Blog, Martin Schwartz, author, with illustrated texts about daylight and architecture http://www.architectureinthelightofday.blogspot.com/

“Organizing Architecture: Daylight in Jorn Utzon’s Bagsvaerd Church,”Abridged version of longer previously published essay: Fellowships in Architecture, Taubman College of Architecture of Architecture and Urban Planning, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and Oro Editions, Pt. Reyes Station, California, 2009

"Path" Article about the Allen Creek Greenway Conservancy, the Allen Creek (Ann Arbor) Greenway, and the design of its logo. The Great and Small Gazette, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Melbourne, Australia; February 2008
Letter to the Editor of Architectural Research Quarterly, Cambridge University Press; to be published in Volume 13, Number 1, June 2009.

"The Work Speaks for Itself" (book-length essay) in Gunnar Birkerts, Metaphorical Modernist, Edition Axel Menges, Stuttgart, scheduled for publication in the summer 2009

"Daylight and Meaning in the Architecture of Gunnar Birkerts," NYT Magazine, Louis Poulsen Co., Copenhagen, scheduled for publication in the summer 2009

"Inhabiting Light: Daylight in the Work of Jorn Utzon," NYT Magazine, essay (cover story) published in the spring 2006; co-written with Richard Weston

"Light Organizing Architecture: Jorn Utzon's Bagsvaerd Church," Jorn Utzon Logbook, Volume II: Bagsvaerd Church, Edition Blondal Hellerup, Denmark: 2005; essay published in the monograph on this significant building.

Presentations and Workshops

 "How Light Generates Architectural Space and Form" Lecture and all-day workshop presented to the fifth year thesis students at the School of Architecture, University of Kansas, October 24, 2007

"Research and Architectural Practice" Public panel discussion with James Timberlake, Will Wittig, and Dan Pittera at the School of Architecture, University of Detroit-Mercy, November 12, 2008

Invited Speaker

Workshop and lecture at the School of Architecture, University of Arkansas, October 24, 2007.  Topic: How daylight and darkness (including visual and thermal energies) influence the generation of architectural and urban space and form

Frederick Charles Baker Distinguished Professor in Lighting at the Department of Architecture, University of Oregon, Spring, 1994

Willard A. Oberdick Fellow and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, The University of Michigan, 1991-1993

Community Service

Allen Creek Greenway Conservancy, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Member and Secretary, Board of Directors
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James Stevens

Books

Accepted abstract for book publication, Terrain Vague, The Interstitial Challenge. An inquiry into the social and environmental dilemmas of Detroit, USA and Clichy-Sous-Bois, Paris, France. May 15, 2010.

Papers

“Rethinking Enclosure” Philip Plowright, James Stevens, Anirban Adhya (synchRG), April 15, 2009.  Conference on Sustainability and the Built Environment. King Saud University, Saudi Arabria. January 2010.

“Defining Sustainable Urbanism: towards a responsive urban design”, Anirban Adhya, Philip Plowright, James Stevens (synchRG). Conference on Sustainability and the Built Environment, April 15, 2009.  King Saud University, Saudi Arabria. January 2010. (supportive role).

Research

synchRG: Project Abstract (April 2009)synchRG members: Philip Plowright, Jim Stevens, Anirban Adhya, Format: Applied Research, Status: Active, second feasibility study/design work (Summer 2009)

Looking at changes in fabrication, material research (including the sport apparel and outdoor clothing sectors), and focusing on small actions involved in complex systems (including material properties, cost, light transmittal, thermal and hygroscopic actions, appearance), researchers at Lawrence Tech are examining a layered, micro-climatic approach to building enclosure. The intention is to rethink the operation and fabrication of the house, focusing on passive systems (energy neutral) and zero-waste fabrication. While there has been some activity in European research based on the idea of breathing walls and dynamic insulation, there has been no complete approach that considers social effects, cost influences, fabrication process and construction.

Professional Activities

Launched make-Lab.org, website for makeLab the digital fabrication lab at Lawrence Technological University, May 1, 2010. 

Launched, www.makelab.wordpress.com, the blog for the digital fabrication studio at Lawrence Technological University, May 15, 2010.

Community Outreach and Work of Students

Guided students in the development of renovation proposals for the Mellus Newspaper building in Lincoln Park on behalf of the Lincoln Park Preservation Alliance.

Creative & Professional Work

Established a digital fabrication shop at the Russell Industrial Center in Detroit. The facility is complete with a wood shop and a 4’x8’ Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) router table. Fabrication of research projects (Rethinking Enclosure) started, May 1, 2009.

Media

Quoted in "Lawrence Tech Students Create Vision for Mellus Building" by Jon Zemke.  Metromode April 9, 2009.
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