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AIA Report on University Research (volume 5)

In this fifth volume of the American Institute of Architects’ Report on University Research, the authors look back at their work previously supported by the AIA Research for Practice program and the Upjohn Research Initiative. By making their own past research the subject of their current research, they assess its impact on people and profession, improve their methods, and draw new connections that only time can bring to the surface.

Introduction by George Elvin, PhD, LEED AP
(Editor-in-Chief; Director, Green Technology Forum; Associate Professor, Ball State University)

24-hr Lighting Scheme for Older Adults
Mariana G. Figueiro, PhD (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

The Active Thermal Manifold Skin: Feasibility, Prototyping, and Performance Studies of a Wall System Integrating Distributed Solid State, Solar Powered Cooling and Heating Technology
Michael D. Gibson (Ball State University)

Advanced Ceramic Composite Envelope Systems
Jason Oliver Vollen, RA (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

Advancing the Dialogue on Collaborative Models for Green Building Design
Keith E. Hedges (Drury University); Christopher Livingston (Montana State University)

Advancing the Preservation of Good (not Great) Garages
Mark Kessler (University of California, Davis)

Building Literacy: A Simulated Environment to Learn Building Technology
Shahin Vassigh (Florida International University)

College Towns as a Model of Sustainable Placemaking: Learning From Two Successful College Towns in Small Metropolitan Regions
Anirban Adhya (Lawrence Technological University)

Contexts Speaking: the Earthen Architecture of Two Villages
Kate Wingert-Playdon (Temple University ); Dennis G. Playdon (Temple University)

Convergence of Intensity [Ci] or How to Purposely Shrink a City
Constance C. Bodurow (Lawrence Technological University); Calvin Creech (Lawrence Technological University); Alan Hoback (University of Detroit Mercy); Jordan R.M. Martin (Lawrence Technological University); Aaron Olko (Lawrence Technological University)

Evidence-based Research for Architectural Design: Residential Site Plans and Older Adults Walking
Zhe Wang, Ph.D., RA, LEED AP (Cannon Design); Mike Pukszta, AIA (Cannon Design); Mardelle Shepley, D. Arch, AIA, LEED AP (Texas A&M University)

Family Behavior in a Single-Family Room NICU
Mardelle McCuskey Shepley

Green Classroom Toolbox: Applications in Architectural Research, Teaching, and Practice
Ihab Elzeyadi, Ph.D., FEIA, LEED AP (University of Oregon)

The Highway and the American City: Rethinking a Troubled Relationship
Ted Shelton, AIA (University of Tennessee)

Narratives from Practice: Toward Carbon Neutrality
Alison G. Kwok, PhD, AIA, LEED AP (University of Oregon); Nicholas Rajkovich, AIA, LEED AP (University of Michigan)

Prototyping a Self-Ventilating Building Skin with Smart Thermobimetals
Doris Kim Sung (University of Southern California)

Reflections on the Impact of the RFP Research Grant for “Guideline for Spatial Regeneration in Iowa” Project
Marwan Ghandour (Iowa State University)

Research in Professional Practice: How a Seed Grant from the AIA Eventually Enabled the Creation of a Research Entity
Debajyoti Pati, PhD, FIIA, LEED AP (HKS Architects, Dallas, TX)

Sabin+Jones LabStudio: Nonlinear Systems Biology and Design
Jenny E. Sabin M.ARCH (Sabin+Jones LabStudio; University of Pennsylvania); Peter Lloyd Jones PhD (Sabin+Jones LabStudio; University of Pennsylvania)

A Smarter Helping Hand: The Value of Shared Strangeness, Objects of Knowledge and Radical Reconstructions within Informal Settlements
Scott Gerald Shall, RA (Temple University)

Thermally Active Surfaces in Architecture: 2008 RFP & 2009 Upjohn Research Grants
Kiel Moe (Northeastern University)

Vehicles of Exchange and Change: The Role of the Student in Promoting a Culture of Research in the Profession
Meredith Banasiak (University of Colorado)

 

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