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November 27, 2012

Professor Robert Dunay, F.A.I.A., Associate Professor Joseph Wheeler, A.I.A., and Professor Robert Schubert contributed the chapter “Lumenhaus© and the Eclipsis Sun Control System©” to the book Design and Construction of High-Performance Homes. Building Envelopes, Renewable Energies and Integrated Practice (edited by Franca Trubiano; London & New York: Routledge, 2013, p. 235-248).

Professor Robert Dunay, F.A.I.A. and Associate Professor Joseph Wheeler, A.I.A., led a team of six students in a three-week workshop in collaboration with SOM in Chicago. This second workshop over the past year embodies an experimental protocol for the Center for Design Research that integrates teaching and research within an innovative linking of the profession and the academy. The result of this effort is the document, SOM/CDR: Industrial Fabrication, Energy, and the Urban Dwelling. In addition, Dunay and Wheeler delivered lectures at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland. A conference sponsored by the U.S. Embassy focused on recent research into sustainability and net-zeor energy dwellings. Dunay’s lecture focused on Innovations in Energy Efficient Buildings. Wheeler presented LumenHAUS, winner of the 2010 Solar Decathlon Europe competition, as a case study.

Professor Robert Dunay, F.A.I.A., ACSA Distinguished Professor, was named Design Intelligence Most Admired Professor. This is the third consecutive year (fourth overall) Professor Dunay has been recognized. DesignIntelligence honors excellence in education and education administration by naming 30 exemplary professionals in these fields. The 2013 class of education role models was selected with extensive input from thousands of design professionals, academic department heads, and students.

Associate Professor Dr. Markus Breitschmid, Ph.D., S.I.A., chair of the Core Professional Bachelor of Architecture Program, authored a new book on the œuvre of Basel-based architects Christ & Gantenbein. The book is co-authored with Victoria Easton. The book is published by the German press Hatje & Cantz in an English/German languages edition. 

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