Potential Research Collaboration Opportunities

Near Future Opportunities

Brunner Grant: $15,000 (match required), mid-career architects, due February 2023. 

Graham Foundation, Grants to Organizations: (Non-profits only) Due in February 2023.

Distant Future opportunities

AIA Upjohn Research Initiative, Due September 1, 2023

Latrobe Prize (Stage one Review due in November 2023): No application details posted yet, Perkins Eastman current, extended 1 year

 

Member Directory

Joshua Lee, PhD, AIA, NCARB, LEED-AP | Chair

Carnegie Mellon University

Research Interests: sustainable design, adaptable architecture, systems-based architecture, public interest design, post-occupancy evaluation, and educational facilities.

Azadeh Sawyer, PhD

Carnegie Mellon University

Research Interests: Sustainable Design , Facade, Health Outcomes, Daylighting, Simulation

Chris Guignon, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Ecodistricts AP

GBBN

Research Interests: Sustainable Design, Building Physics, Adaptive Reuse, Air Quality, Phenomenology, Futurology

Christian (Chris) A. Pegher, AIA, CPHD, LEED AP

WTW Architects

Dina Snider, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Strada

Drew Armstrong, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests: architecture historian (with a B.Arch.); specialization in late 19th-early 20th century architecture US + Europe; currently working on research in the Oakland neighborhood and Pitt campus; buildings I’m studying right now include Rodef Shalom Synagogue and the Frick Fine Arts Building. Will be teaching an undergraduate course on the Pitt campus and adjacent communities this fall.

Ed Shriver, FAIA 

Strada

Research Interests: Urban Design, Neuroscience, Urban Ecology

Emily Chmielewski, EDAC

Perkins Eastman

Founding member of Perkins Eastman’s Design Research Department, an industry-forerunner of practice-based environment-behavior research; advocate for research in practice and helps create better built environments by pushing the boundaries of professional knowledge and improving environmental design through design research. 

Areas of focus: senior living and K-12 educational environments.

Erica Cochran Hameen, PhD, NOMA, Assoc. AIA

Carnegie Mellon University

Research Interests: Daylighting, Simulation, Social Equity, Energy Tools AECM

Jason Brody

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (BCJ)

Research Interests: Adaptive Reuse, Sustainability, Materials, Community Impact, Mass Timber Construction (Embodied Energy, Carbon, Affordable Housing), Food production (vertical farming, brownfield redevelopment)

Jeff Light 

DLA+

Jeff Murray

CannonDesign

Research Interests: Prototype design of COVID testing booths, AR, Computational Design, Energy Modeling, Design Blueprint for Better (Human-Environment Interaction and wellbeing), Design of Research Buildings

Kirsten Wade

University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests: neuroscience/mental health + built environment, how place-based experience affects identity at the community & individual level, equitable urban development

Michelle Fanzo

AIA Pittsburgh

Research Interests: BluePrint for Better, Neuroscience related to the built environment; urban resilience/ disaster preparedness; decon/ reuse/ circular economy for building material

Nathan Myers

Jacobs

Research Interests: Sustainable Community Development, Focused on large scale intermodal transportation hubs, Power Generation, Water purification, Vertical Farming, regional infrastructure

Sara Chodkowski

Stantec

Research Interests: Building Performance, Internal Programming, Database of Program Performance, Open Offices, Education

Amanda Markovic

GBBN

Research Interests: Sustainable community development, community libraries, Blueprint for Better Pittsburgh, community wellbeing through the built environment, neuroscience

Shan Jiang, PhD

GBBN

Research Interests: People-enviornment relationship, therapeutic landscapes, healthcare design, evidence-based design, sustainable community development

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