The Department of Architecture welcomes international Fulbright Foreign Student Scholars from Lebanon and Pakistan along with Visiting Professor Ralf Weber, professor of architecture and dean of Academic Affairs at Dresden University of Technology in Dresden, Germany and 2012-2013 Margo Grant Walsh Professor in Interior Design Jody Pene IIDA, LEED AP, interior designer at GBD Architects in Portland, Oregon.
Architecture Associate Professor Ihab Elzeyadi won the Research Excellence Award in the International Research Project of the Year category at the World Congress for Design and Health Academy Awards 2012 for his paper, “The Health Impacts of Daylighting in the Workplace.” His findings were published in World Health Design Journal in July 2012 (pp. 60-67). Elzeyadi was also appointed by the Board to the Congress Scientific committee during the congress, held in in Kuala Lumpur.
Associate Professor Nico Larco is on a Fulbright in Spain this year, working with the University of Navarra in Pamplona and the Polytechnic University of Catalunya in Barcelona. He is teaching classes and conducting research on sustainable urbanism–specifically on recent development patterns in these and other Spanish cities.
The Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI), an organization leading multidisciplinary sustainability related research and teaching and founded and run by Prof. Larco and Prof. Marc Schlossberg from the Department of Planning, Public Policy, and Management, is a finalist for the FT/CITI Ingenuity Awards. As part of this, SCI was recently featured in an article in the Financial Times of London.
Department Head Christine Theodoropoulos, AIA, left the University of Oregon at the end of August to become Dean at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Judith Sheine, ACSA Distinguished Professor and Professor and Chair of Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona, will join us winter term as our new department head. Former Department Head Michael Fifield, FAIA, will serve as Interim Department Head during this transition.