Assistant Professors Dr.
Soolyeon Cho, Dana K. Gulling, and Sara Queen, have joined the faculty at College
of Design School of Architecture at North Carolina State University.
Assistant Professor Cho’s
expertise is in energy modeling and performance simulation for the design and
development of sustainable buildings. His research and work experience includes
energy savings calculation, high-performance building design, energy-efficient
systems design, renewable energy systems integration, and performance
Measurement and Verification (M&V). Prior to joining the faculty at the
College of Design, Dr. Cho was an Assistant Professor of Architecture for three
years at The Catholic University of America in Washington DC, where he
developed core courses in the Master of Science in Sustainable Design program.
Since 1999, Dr. Cho has conducted numerous research projects related to energy
efficiency and thermal comfort in the built environment. During the summer of 2010,
Dr. Cho received a fellowship from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory of the
US Department of Energy and conducted a research for the development of ASHRAE
Standard 90.1-2010. In his Ph.D. research in Architecture at Texas A&M, Dr.
Cho developed a methodology to develop an easy-to-use simulation tool for the
selection of high-performance systems. This tool was designed to help building
practitioners make quick design decisions for their design projects. He earned
his MS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M and BS in Mechanical Engineering
Gulling’s teaching and research broadly examines the growing importance of
design integration of building services, systems, and details to architectural
design. Her research specialty focuses
on manufacturing processes and new materials and their potential application in
architectural design. Prior to joining the College of Design, Professor Gulling
was an Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico and at the Savannah
College of Art and Design. She has
taught graduate and upper-level architecture design studios in construction
technology, architectural structures, and seminars on manufacturing. In August of 2009, Professor Gulling
co-organized the Building Technology Educators’ Society Conference, titled
‘Assembling Architecture’, which brought together educators, researchers, and
practitioners with a focus on building technology.
Dana holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of
Notre Dame with a concentration in Structural Engineering and a Master’s of
Architecture from Yale University. Additionally, Professor Gulling is a
Queen’s research and teaching focuses on k-12 design education and the
application of cartographic tools to represent the dynamic and ever-shifting nature
of landscape with the built-environment.
She earned her Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from the College
of Design at North Carolina State University and her Masters of Architecture
from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. She worked as a
project manager with Frank Harmon Architect from 2002-2005 on award-winning
projects including the Strickland Ferris Residence and Prairie Ridge
Eco-Station. She has taught studios at
Harvard University in the Career Discovery and Project Link programs. Professor
Queen has also led middle school design studios and k-12 teacher workshops in Design
Thinking at Raleigh’s Contemporary Art Museum.
Before joining the full time faculty, Professor Queen
was a Teaching Fellow within the College of Design leading graduate and
undergraduate studios and seminars.
Professor Georgia Bizios and co-editor Katie Wakeford
have published a new essay collection titled Bridging the Gap: Public-Interest Architectural Internships.
Twenty-two contributors from across the United States contributed to the book
which brings together the best in current practice and thinking regarding
public-interest architectural internship and advocates for new models that will
have the power to profoundly change the architectural profession and our
communities. The project was supported by a grant from the National Endowment
for the Arts and a faculty development grant from the NC State University
College of Design. The collection is available at: http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/bridging-the-gap-public-interest-architectural-internships/17446483.
Professor Georgia Bizios’ professional practice was
honored with a 2011 AIA Triangle Residential Tour Award for the Davis
Residence. A jury selected six homes for recognition through a rigorous peer
review process. Over three hundred visitors toured the house. For more
information please visit: http://www.bizios.com/.
Kristen Schaffer gave an invited conference presentation in Hamburg,
Germany. The conference was part of Hamburg's preparation for nominating the
city's early warehouse and office district for inclusion in UNESCO's World
Heritage List. The conference papers
will become part of the official submission to UNESCO. The international conference was organized
by ICOMOS Germany and the Hamburg Ministry of Culture, Department for Heritage
Preservation, in cooperation with Hafen City University and the Sutor
Foundation. Dr. Schaffer spoke on the early tall office building in Chicago.