Associate Professor Lisa Schrenk authored “Design Evolution: Art Deco at the Century of Progress International Exposition,” one of five leading essays in the just released book Art Deco Chicago: Designing Modern America, edited by Robert Bruegmann and published by Yale University Press. To read more about Lisa’s work and the publication

Nader Chalfoun, PhD., professor of architecture; Ivan Gaxiola, MS.Arch alumus (2016), and Colby Moeller, architecture lecturer; have recently published their work in the “International Journal of Design and Nature Economics.” The article, “Architectural Implementation of Vegetated Cover from Agriculture and Restoring Human Thermal Comfort and Mitigating the Urban Heat Island Effect in Arid Regions,” is available via

Assistant Professor Alethia Ida released a book chapter titled “Energetic Forms of Matter” on October 22 in the book publication Reusable and Sustainable Building Materials in Modern Architecture by IGI Global Press, Eds. Gulsa Koch and Bryan Christiansen.

Assistant Professor Altaf Engineer’s book, Shedding New Light on Art Museum Additions: Front and Back Stage Experiences published by Routledge.

Assistant Professor Jonathan Bean’s book, Taste Consumption and Markets: An Interdisciplinary Volume published by Routledge.


Associate Professor Beth Weinstein received a second Visual Arts Residency at the Cite` International des Arts, in Paris for Spring 2019.


Assistant Professor Courtney Crosson received National Institute for Transportation & Communities Small Starts grant for the research entitled, “Urban Trasportation System Flood Vulnerability Assesment with Special Reference to Low Income and Minority Neighborhoods” with Dr. Daoqin Tong at ASU’s School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning.’s-grant-funded-through-nitc

Assistant Professor Alethia Ida received $500,000 from Microsoft for the research entitled, “Cloud Infrastructure Renewal Center (CIRC)” with Microsoft Global Datacenter Design and Engineering, collaborating with Professors Bob Norwood and Dan Kilper of Optical Sciences, and Assistant Professor Kerri Hickenbottom of Chemical and Environmental Engineering.


Assistant Professor Anna Koosmann received an Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Core Certificate of Research Excellence for the study entitled, “Evaluating the Impact of the First Filipino Design-Build University Program”.

Associate Professor Susannah Dickenson’s capstone studio wins Architect Magazine Sloan Award.

2018 AIA Awards


Aletheia Ida, Assistant Professor, Research Design Award entitled, “Symbiotic Matter”.

Oscar Lopez of Space Bureau, Associate AIA, Lecturer, Associates Award and Interior Architecture Award for Anello in Tucson, AZ

Dan Hoffman, AIA, Professor of Practice, Educator of the Year Award

Dust partners Jesus Robles Assistant Professor of Practice, and Cade Hayes, former Lecturer, Component Design Award

Western Mountain Region

Oscar Lopez of Space Bureau, Associate AIA, Lecturer, Design Excellence Award for Local Nomad in Phoenix, AZ and Anello in Tucson, AZ

Southern Arizona

Oscar Lopez of Space Bureau, Associate AIA, Lecturer, Interior Architecture Award for Anello in Tucson, AZ