Author(s): Kalina Vander Poel & Corey Griffin
Over the past five years, faculty in the School of Architecture at Portland State University have been awarded four grants totaling over $1,000,000 to transform green building education with an emphasis on interdisciplinary experiences, research-based design and collaboration with practice. This paper highlights the progress and lessons learned from three interrelated programs: the Research-based design Initiative, the Building Science Lab to Advance Teaching and the Green Building ScholarsProgram. Issues discussed include barriers to conducting collaborative green building research between the academy and practice, the challenges of interdisciplinary coursework, and how these programs could be a model for other universities.
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