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University of Texas At San Antonio

September 12, 2018

Edward R. Burian, Professor, has had his introduction to a monograph on the noted Mexican architect Manuel Cervantes Cespedes recently published in El Croquis. Last fall he delivered a lecture on his current research at the University of Oregon entitled, “Beach Atmospheres: Seaside Hotels of Mexico as Constructed Experience.”

Ian Caine, Associate Professor, is the incoming Director of the Center for Urban and Regional Planning Research, which will investigate the forms, processes, and impacts of metropolitan and megaregional expansion. He recently completed publications in Housing Studies, MONU, Log, Lunch, Scenario, and Sustainability. In spring 2018 he was visiting faculty in urban design at Washington University in Saint Louis, leading a studio that focused on urban growth in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. He also received the prestigious University of Texas Regent’s Outstanding Teaching Award and joined the UTSA Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars.

Sedef Doganer, Associate Professor, is the new Department Head of the UTSA Dept. of Architecture. Dr. Doganer’s research interests lies in the areas of architecture and tourism, tourist cities, hospitality design, globalization and multi-cultural design practices, cultural heritage, and sustainability tourism.

Hazem Rashid-Ali, Associate Professor, is currently running for a second term as president of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC).  Dr. Rashid-Ali has chaired the ACSA Research + Scholarship Committee that has concluded their work on its white paper on “STEM in Architecture.” A draft of the report was publicly released last March, and the final white paper was released to all ACSA members this past June.  

Neda Norouzi, Adjunct Assistant Professor, with Dr. Sedef Doganer as the Principal Investigator, recently received a $100,000 grant from UTHSCSA to work on research, design, and preplanning for the new San Antonio State Hospital. Dr. Norouzi’s architecture students spent the spring semester on analysis, campus planning, and the design of a therapy plaza to better serve both patients and staff. This past summer was spent conducting interviews with doctors, nurses, psychologists, staff members, and patients as well as creating behavior observation maps to better understand the needs of the clients. These findings will be utilized in an architecture studio taught by Dr. Norouzi and interior design studio by Prof. Analy Diego during the fall semester.

Antonio Petrov, Associate Professor, has had his book on megachurches recently accepted for publication by Actar. He has also established the, “Urban Futures Lab,” an innovative think tank, research, and teaching lab which has recently explored urban issues related to infrastructure, water, and economic development.

Candid Rogers, Lecturer, has published had his House 117 published in a book by Hannah Jenkins, “Texas Modern, Redefining Houses in the Lone Star State,” Images Publishing, (2017). He has also recently been named to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.


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