MAJOR HONORS AND AWARDS Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Distinguished Professor Award, 2004.
Plym Distinguished Visiting Professor of Architecture, University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign, 2003.
Elected to the College of Fellows, American Institute of Architects, 1997.
PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT College of Architecture + Planning, University of Utah: Professor, 1992-date; Dean, 1992-2002.
Teaching: Architectural design studios (all levels), history and
theory of architecture courses, introduction to the profession, case studies of contemporary architectural practice, and Scandinavian Architecture.
Grants: U of U Teaching Grants: $ 2,800, for
development of the case study course in contemporary architectural practice, 2003; $ 6,000 for development of visiting critic program for the Master’s Project, 2004 (with Assistant Professor Lisa Henry Benham).
Research: “[re]confronting Alvar Aalto: theoretical design propositions for an addition to the Säynätsalo (Finland) town hall,” November 2002-date.
Grants: U of U Research Committee Creative Grant, “[re]confronting Aalto”, $ 6,000, November 2003-05.
Administrative Responsibilities (when dean): Directed and lead
a professional school of 16 full-time and 18 part-time faculty, 6 staff, and 200 students, with a budget over $ 1.5 million.
Service: Board of Directors, National Architectural Accrediting Board, 1996-99. 19 accreditation visits since 1994 (15 as team chair). Member, Architects Licensing Board, State of Utah, 2002-date. NCARB Education Committee, 2003-date (Chair, 2005-date). Member, U.S. General Services Administration, Public Building Service, Design Excellence Program, National Register of Peer Professionals, 2000-date. Treasurer, Western Mountain Region, AIA, 1995-97. Treasurer, AIA Utah, 1993-95. Member, Salt Lake Art Design Board, 1995-date. Involved in numerous architect and artist selection committees; member of a number of board of directors for non-profits; and numerous university committees and task forces.
Honors: Service awards and certificates from NAAB, NCARB, WMR/AIA, AIA Utah, and ACSA.
Sabbatical: 2002-2003 to develop material for a history of Scandinavian architecture course, and continue research on Alvar Aalto and Finnish modern architecture.
Department of Architecture, Kansas State University: Department Head, January 1990-June 1992; Professor, 1986-1992; Associate Professor, 1977-86.
Teaching: Architectural design studios (all levels); history and
theory of architecture, and formal analysis in architecture.
Administrative responsibilities (when head): Directed and lead a
department of 35 faculty, 8 staff, and over 500 students, with a budget of over $ 2.5 million.
Research: Over $ 12,500 in grants (Graham Foundation, American-Scandinavian Foundation, NEH, and others) for
research on Alvar Aalto and Finnish Architecture, 1977-92.
Service: Board of Directors, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, 1988-91 (West Central Regional Director); President-elect, AIA Flint Hills (Kansas), 1992; AIA Kansas, Professional Education Committee, 1990-92. Member of numerous university, college, and departmental committees.
Honors: Service awards from ACSA and NCARB; KSU Presidential Lecturer, 1987-89; and elected to Tau Sigma Delta Honorary, 1981.
Sabbatical: Spring 1986, research on Alvar Aalto.
College of Architecture, University of Arizona: Assistant Professor, 1970-77.
Teaching: Architectural design studios (all levels), and history and theory of architecture.
Research: $ 60,000 grant from the University of Arizona, for
“Animal Resource Center Project: Programming and Schematic Design” (with Medlin, Macneil, and Albanese), 1974-75.
Leave of Absence: 1973-74, engaged in architectural practice in San Francisco.
Enteleki and The Design Company – Joint Venture Architects, San Francisco, CA: Project Manager, 1973-74.
Projects: Serramonte Vista (550 housing units), Daly City, CA; High Meadow Marina (90 housing units), Lake Tahoe, CA; and Warner Creek Development (70 housing units), Navato, CA.
Department of Architecture, University of Illinois @ Urbana: Graduate Teaching Assistant, 1969-70.
Teaching: Architectural Design Studio.
Research: $ 7,000 in grants from the City of Peoria, Illinois, and the City of Rockford (Illinois) Housing Authority for design studies and user evaluations.
Don L. McKee, AIA, Architect, Anacortes, WA: Job Captain and Designer, 1969.
Projects: Bauder Residence, Orcas Island, WA; Demopoulos Residence, Anacortes, WA; Pudget Power Company Addition, Oak Harbor, WA; and condominium complex (30 housing units), Lopez Island, WA.
Dean F, Unger, AIA, and Associates, Architects and Planners, Sacramento, CA: Designer, 1968.
Projects: “K” Street Mall, Sacramento, CA; Teichert Office Building, Sacramento, CA.
Benedict Adams, AIA, Architect, Sacramento, CA: Designer, Summers 1965-67.
ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS AND COMPETITIONS Award of Merit, "A New American House" Competition. Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the NEA, 1984 (with Robert Burnham and Virginia Cartwright).
Entry, "Arctic Centre" Competition. City of Rovaniemi, Finland, and the Finnish Society of Architects, 1983 (with Gregory Yager).
Residential Projects in Sacramento, CA; Oak Harbor, WA; Tucson, AZ, and Manhattan, KS.
Architectural Works Published C. May, "Housing for the New American Family," Perspectives, Spring 1987, pp. 16-17.
D. Dennis, "Homes for Today and Tomorrow," The Architects' Journal (United Kingdom), 4 June 1986, pp. 29-37.
A New American House, edited by Sherman and Spring. Minneapolis: Minnesota College of Art and Design, 1984, pp. 10-11.
"Arctic Centre Competition Entry," OZ 6, 1984, pp. 22-25.
"Two Houses, Tucson, Arizona," OZ 5, 1983, pp. 10-13.
"University of Arizona Animal Resource Center." IL 14: Adaptable Architecture, edited by F. Otto, et. al. Stuttgart, Germany: Institute of Lightweight Structures, University of Stuttgart, 1977, pp. 242-243.
PUBLICATIONS Books Architecture: Back...To...Life. Proceedings of the 79th Annual ACSA Meeting. Washington, DC: ACSA, 1991, 318 pp (co-edited with John Hancock).
The Architecture of the In-Between. Proceedings of the 78th Annual ACSA Meeting. Washington, DC: ACSA, 1990, 515 pp (co-edited with Patricia O'Leary and Patricia Oliver).
Alvar Aalto: An Annotated Bibliography. Garland Bibliographies in Architecture and Planning, Vol. 4. New York: Garland Publishing, 1984, 224 pp., illus.
Reviewed:Design Book Review, Winter 1985; American Reference Books Annual, Vol. 16, 1985; Architecture, August 1984; Choice, June 1984.
Monographs The Architecture of Reima and Raili Pietilä: A Bibliography. Architecture Series Bibliography No. A-588. Monticello, IL: Vance Bibliographies, Oct. 1981, 15 pp.
Modern Finnish Architecture: An Introductory Bibliography. Architecture Series Bibliography No. A-587. Monticello, IL: Vance Bibliographies, Oct. 1981, 12 pp.
Selected Buildings by Alvar Aalto. Venice, CA: Environmental Communications, 1975, 10 pp (accompanied by a set of 35 slides).
Six bibliographies for the Council of Planning Librarians Exchange Bibliography Series between 1970-76 (Numbers: 124, 199, 331, 332, 333, and 1190).
Three research reports for the City of Peoria, Rockford Housing Authority, and University of Arizona, 1970-75.
Articles in Books and Monographs Encyclopedia of Garden and Landscape History, edited by Candice Shoemaker. London and Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, forthcoming.
Entry on Alvar Aalto.
Encyclopedia of 20th Century Architecture, edited by R. Stephen Sennott. New York and London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2004.
Vol. 1: Eric Gunnar Asplund, pp. 81-84; Aulis Blomstedt, pp. 148-150; Finland, pp. 455-464.
Vol. 3: Paimio Sanatorium (Finland), pp. 967-969.
International Dictionary of Interior Design, edited by Joanna Burnham. London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1997. .
“Alvar Aalto”, pp. 1-4; “Eliel Saarinen”, pp. 1107-1109.
International Dictionary of Architects and Architecture, edited by R. Van Vynckt. Chicago: St. James Press, 1993.
Vol. 1: Alvar Aalto, pp. 1-4; Gunnar Asplund, pp. 40-43; Kay Fisker, pp. 264-266; Arne Jacobsen, pp. 427-429; Sven Markelius, pp. 554-556; Ragnar Östberg, pp. 628-630; Ivar Tengbom, pp. 880-882
Vol. 2: Paimio Sanatorium, pp. 177-178; Seinäjoki Civic Center, pp. 178-180; Stockholm City Hall, pp. 837-838; and Stockholm Public Library, pp. 841-843.
Encyclopedia of Architecture: Design, Engineering and Construction, edited by J. Wilkes and R. Packard. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1988 and 1989.
"Alvar Aalto," vol. 1, pp. 1-4; "Erik Gunnar Asplund," vol. 1, pp. 356-358; "Willem M. Dudok," vol. 2, pp. 250-252; "Eliel Saarinen," vol. 4, pp. 334-338.
"Alvar Aalto: An Analysis of Formal Themes." The Spirit of Home, edited by Quinn and Benson. Washington, DC: ACSA and Information Dynamics, 1986, pp 418-428 (co-authored with Virginia Cartwright).
"Courtyard, Objects and Ruins: Alvar Aalto and the Landscape." The Discipline of Architecture: Inquiry Through Design, edited by Quinn and Regan. Washington, DC: ACSA and Information Dynamics, 1986, pp. 256-262.
"Vernacular Influences in Modern Finnish Architecture." Architecture in Cultural Change: Essays in Built Form and Culture Research, edited by D. Saile. University of Kansas: Built Form and Culture Studies, School of Architecture and Urban Design, 1986, Chapter 13, pp. 147-155.
"Alvar Aalto: Reconciling Classic and Romantic Sensibilities." Architectural Values and World Issues, edited by Gilland and Woodcock. Washington, DC: ACSA and Information Dynamics, 1984, pp. 257-262.
"Alvar Aalto." The AIA Gold Medal, by Richard Guy Wilson. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1984, pp. 198-199.
Articles in Journals “Un análisis temático de la Arquitectura de Alvar Aalto” (“A Thematic
Analysis of the Architecture of Alvar Aalto”), Polis (Argentina), Vol. 3, No. 6, 2000, pp. 28-37.
“I’m not Ugly . . . I Have International Flair,” Forum Journal (NTHP), Fall 2000, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 42-47.
“Ponderings on Architecture and Architectural Education,” Intermountain Architect, Fall 1998, pp. 6-7.
“Forests and Orchards: Thoughts on the Standardization of Degree Nomenclature,” ACSA News, May 1997, pp. 4-5.
“Are we pushing the edge of architectural thinking,” Intermountain Architect, Fall 1996, p. 9+.
“Design,” Intermountain Architect, Summer 1995, pp. 16-17+.
“A Legacy of Style," Continuum, Summer 1995, pp. 14-17 (with photos by Scot Zimmerman).
"Soviet Architecture 1917-1987," JAE, vol. 43, no. 3, Spring 1990, pp. 56-57.
"Scandinavian Architecture During the Late 1930s: Asplund and Aalto Verses Functionalism," Reflections, No. 7, Spring 1990, pp. 4-13.
"Furniture, Painting and Applied Design: Alvar Aalto's Search for Architectural Form," Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts, no. 6, Fall 1987, pp. 6-25.
"Ties that Bind: Kristian Gullichen's Kauniainen Church, Helsinki, Finland," Progressive Architecture, February 1986, pp. 88-92.
"A Tale of Two Duchies: An Architectural Primer," OZ 5, 1983, pp. 60-63 (co-authored with Robert Burnham).
“Classicism and Romanticism in Finnish Architecture,” OZ 4, 1982, pp. 12-19.
“Aalto’s Restin Kirkko: A Bald Complexity,” Progressive Architecture, February 1982, pp. 30-32.
“Pietilä’s Step in a Different or New Direction,” Architecture & Urbanism (Japan), No. 128, May 1981, pp. 16-31.
“A Thematic Analysis of Alvar Aalto’s Architecture,” Architecture & Urbanism (Japan), No. 109, October 1979, pp. 15-38.
“Alvar Aalto: A Thematic Analysis,” OZ 1, 1979, pp. 8-17.
“From Viipuri to Mount Angel: The Evolution of the Library in the Work of Alvar Aalto,” Architectural Association Quarterly (United Kingdom), vol. 10, No. 3, 1978, pp. 30-41.
“Alvar Aalto’s Religious Architecture,” Faith & Form, Vol. III, Spring 1975, pp. 10-13.
Articles on architectural research have appeared in Arizona Architect (1975), and Environment and Behavior (1972 and 1971). Book Reviews Book reviews have appeared in: Architecture (formerly AIA Journal), four; Arizona Quarterly, one; Design Book Review, two; JAE, three; JSAH, four; Prairie School Review, one; and Progressive Architecture, ten, Scandinavian Studies, one.
INVITED LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS AND DESIGN JURIES Invited lectures on Alvar Aalto and Finnish Architecture:2003: School of Architecture, University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign; 2002: School of Design, Louisiana State University; 2000: Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanismo, Universidad de Buenos Aires; Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanismo, Universidad National del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina; 1997: Graduate School of Architecture, University of Utah; 1996: Intermountain Section, AIA Idaho; 1992: Graduate School of Architecture, University of Utah. 1990: Hammons School of Architecture, Drury College. 1989: “Baltic Passages,” Smithsonian Institution Study Tour Leader (6 lectures); School of Architecture and Planning, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee; Graduate School of Architecture, University of Utah. 1988: School of Architecture, University of Illinois @ Urbana; School of Architecture, Oklahoma State University; Department of Architecture, North Dakota State University; Department of Art and Architecture, Lehigh University; 1987: Institute of Business Designers, Mid-American Chapter, Kansas City; 1985: AIA Kansas City; AIA Topeka; 1984: College of Architecture, University of Florida; School of Art and Architecture, University of Southwestern Louisiana; 1983: Kaplan, McLaughlin & Diaz, Architects, San Francisco; College of Architecture and Design, Kansas State University; College of Environmental Design, University of Oklahoma.
1981: Department of Architecture, Louisiana Tech University; School of Architecture and Urban Design, University of Kansas; School of Architecture, Washington University, St. Louis. 1980: Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba. 1979: Graduate School of Architecture, University of Utah. 1978: Department of Architecture, Iowa State University; School of Architecture, University of Virginia. 1977: School of Architecture, Auburn University; School of Art and Architecture, University of Southwestern Louisiana; 1976: College of Architecture, University of Arizona; Department of Architecture, Texas Tech University; School of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic University; Santa Fe Chapter AIA and the New Mexico Arts Commission; School of Architecture, University of New Mexico; School of Architecture & Allied Arts, University of Oregon; College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Washington; College of Environmental Design, University of Oklahoma; College of Architecture and Design, Kansas State University; School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee (2 lectures); 1975: College of Architecture, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; School of Architecture, Montana State University. 1974: School of Architecture, University of Arkansas.
Invited lectures on other subjects:2001: Kajima Corporation, Tokyo, Japan; 2000: Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanismo, Universidad National del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina; 1998: Museum of Art, Brigham Young University; 1993: AIA Utah Annual Meeting; 1988: Kansas City Architectural Foundation; AIA Kansas City; 1987: AIA Kansas Annual Meeting; 1985: AIA Kansas City; 1981: Department of Architecture, University of Kansas.
Design Juries:2003: Utah Heritage Foundation Awards Jury member; 2002: NCARB Practice-Education Prize Jury member;
ACI Regional Design Awards Jury member; 2001: Utah Heritage Foundation Awards Jury member; 2000: Utah Heritage Foundation Awards Jury member; AIA Northern Colorado Design Awards Jury Chair; 1999: Utah Heritage Foundation Awards Jury member; 1998: Utah Heritage Foundation Awards Jury member; 1997: Utah Heritage Foundation Awards Jury member; 1996: Utah Heritage Foundation Awards Jury; 1995: Utah Heritage Foundation Awards Jury member. 1994: Utah Heritage Foundation Awards Jury member; 1993: Utah Heritage Foundation Awards Jury member; ACI Regional Design Awards Jury member; 1989: ACSA West Central Region Student Research Competition, jury chair; 1985: Design Weekend ’85 – Omaha design jury member; 1984: Design Weekend’84 – Wichita design jury chair; ACSA West Central Region Student Research Competition, jury chair; 1982: ACSA West Central Region Student Research Competition, jury member.
PAPERS, CONFERENCES CHAIRED, AND SESSIONS CHAIRED OR MODERATED Refereed Papers Presented at ACSA Annual Meetings:
"Alvar Aalto: An Analysis of Formal Themes," New Orleans,
March 1986 (with Virginia Cartwright).
"Courtyards, Objects and Ruins: Alvar Aalto in the Landscape,"
Vancouver, BC, March 1985.
"Alvar Aalto: Reconciling Classic and Romantic Sensibilities,"
Santa Fe, March 1983.
Refereed Papers Presented at ACSA Regional Meetings:
"Alvar Aalto: An Analysis of Formal Themes," Washington
University, October 1985 (with Virginia Cartwright).
"Alvar Aalto: Reconciling Classic and Romantic Sensibilities,"
University of Oklahoma, October 1982.
"Fragmentation and the Differentiated Whole: Incompleteness in
the Architecture of Alvar Aalto," University of Kansas, October 1978.
Refereed papers Presented at other Scholarly Meetings and Conferences:
“One and the Same? The Library in Alvar Aalto’s Oeuvre,” Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, April 2004.
“Civitas, Memory and Ruins: Landscape—Building Relationships in the Architecture of Alvar Aalto,” Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, May 2003.
"Alvar Aalto and the Landscape," Organic Pluralism Design Symposium, University of Oklahoma, March 1990.
"Small Rehearsals in Form: The Influence of Painting, Furniture, and Applied Design on the Architecture of Alvar Aalto," Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, May 1989.
"Vernacular Influences on Modern Finnish Architecture," International Conference on Built Form and Culture Research, University of Kansas, October 1984.
"Scandinavian Architecture: Transitions During the Late 1930s," SAH Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, April 1984.
"Alvar Aalto's Religious Architecture," Interfaith Forum on
Religion, Art and Architecture, Kansas City, October
Presentations at ACSA Administrator’s Conferences:
“Registration Examination Upon Graduation – A Debate” , San
“Revisions to the NAAB Conditions and Procedures”, Jackson,
“The GSA’s Western Regional Architecture Program”, Jackson,
“The GSA and ASSIST, Inc. (Salt Lake’s Community Design
Center), -- 25 years”, San Antonio, November 1993.
Presentation of NAAB Workshops:
“Accreditation Visit Preparation Workshop”, given at ACSA Administrators Conferences at Jackson, MS, 1997; Washington, DC, 1998; and Savannah, 1999 (developed this NAAB workshop).
“Architectural Program Report Preparation Workshop”, given at
ACSA Annual Meetings at Cleveland, 1998; Minneapolis, 1999; and Los Angeles, 2000 (developed this NAAB workshop).
Panel Discussion Participant at Professional and Scholarly Meetings:
“Single Degree – Whom will it help, who will it hurt?” panel
discussion, ACSA Annual Meeting, Dallas, 1997.
“Oh, Columbus! Your Triumphs, Your Failures,” Kansas City
Architectural Foundation, 1988.
“The Critical Edge in Architecture,” Nelson-Atkins Museum of
Art, Kansas City, 1986.
“Architecture in Transition,” Kansas Society of Architects AIA,
“Multi-disciplinary Research in Schools of Architecture,” ACSA
West Central Meeting, University of Manitoba, 1980.
“The Role of Anthropology in the Education of the Professional,”
Society of Professional Anthropologists, Tucson, AZ, 1976.
“Architecture as an Interdisciplinary Activity,” Genesis – An
Interdisciplinary Environmental Conference, University of Arizona, 1972 (panel discussion leader).
“The Role of Architectural Research,” Southern Arizona Chapter
AIA, Tucson, AZ, 1971.
Co-Chair, ACSA Administrator’s Conference (with Donna Robertson), Milwaukee, 1995.
Paper Session Coordinator, ACSA Annual Meetings:
Regional Paper Sessions Chair, Washington, DC, 1991.
Theme Paper Session Chair, San Francisco, CA, 1990.
Session Moderator, ACSA Annual Meetings:
"Education and the Intellect," Chicago, March 1989.
"Regional Paper Session 1," Los Angeles, March 1987.
Conference Coordinator, "Design for Urban Places," ACSA West Central Regional Meeting, Kansas City, October 1988 (co-hosted by KSU and KU).
EDITORSHIPS And EDITORIAL BOARDS Guest Editor, Journal of Architectural Education, Vol. 33, no. 3, Spring 1980 (co-edited with David Bell and Richard Wagner).
Advisory Board, "Great Plains Environmental Design Series,"
Iowa State University Press, 1988-1992.
Editorial Board, Journal of Architectural Education, 1984-87.
Board of Editors, Reflections, 1984-87.
Editorial Advisory Board, Central: Papers on Architecture, No. 2,
Faculty Advisor and Editorial Board, OZ (KSU, College of
Architecture & Design Student Journal), 1983-88.
EXHIBITIONS “[re]considering Aalto: a work in progress,” I-space Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, 12 December 2003 – 31 January 2004.
AWARD OF MERIT, "The New American House," competition has been exhibited at:
School of Architecture, Tulane University, March 1986.
Graduate School of Fine Arts, U. of Pennsylvania, Dec. 1985.
EDRA 16 Conference, New York City, June 1985.
Carnegie Mellon University, April 1985.
Boston Architectural Center, Feb.-March 1985.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, October 1984.
The University of Arizona Animal Resource Center Project has been exhibited at:
ACSA Teacher's Seminar and AIA Headquarters, Washington,
DC, Winter 1976.
Tucson Solar Fair, Summer 1976.
College of Architecture, University of Arizona, Spring 1976.
Union National Bank, Tucson, Spring 1976.
PROFESSIONAL AND SCHOLARLY SOCIETIES Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study, 1985-date.
The American-Scandinavian Foundation, 1984-date.
Tau Sigma Delta national honorary, 1981 (elected to membership).
Society of Architectural Historians, 1976-date.
American Institute of Architects, 1976-date (AIA Utah, 1992-date; AIA
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, 1970-date.
LISTINGS Who’s Who in America, continuously from the 51st edition on.
Who’s Who in the West, continuously from the 25th edition on.
Who's Who in the Midwest, in the 21st through 24th editions.
Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America, continuously from the 2nd
Men of Achievement, 13th edition (England).
FOREIGN TRAVEL 2002, Scandinavia; 2001, Japan and Cambodia; 2000, Peru and Argentina; 1999, Italy; 1998, Egypt; 1997, Italy; 1996, Germany and Japan; 1990, Southern Europe; 1989, Baltic Study Tour Leader with Smithsonian Institution; 1985, Finland; 1980, Finland and Sweden; 1972, Southern Europe; and 1971, Scandinavia and Northern Europe