Earlier last month I was privileged to present the following peer-reviewed paper titled “Technological Modes of Making Architecture” during the 2020 Intermountain Engineering, Technology and Computing (IETC) Conference in Orem, Utah on October 2, 2020. Below are links to watch the presentation and read the full paper.
I was privileged to present the following blind peer-reviewed paper titled “The Hermeneutics of Gendered Sacred Space: Multivalent Perspectives from the Christian Tradition” during the 11th Architecture Culture Spirituality Symposium at Taliesin West in Arizona on May 18, 2019. ABSTRACT: One social construct that is sometimes overlooked in the study of sacred architecture involves how […]
STATEMENT ON TEACHING PHILOSOPHY As both an architect and teacher, I am a believer of Winston Churchill’s saying “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” My goal as an educator is to awaken within my students the reality of this ethical situation and promote an existential awareness of their surroundings. It is particularly […]
There is embodied wisdom in sketching and drawing. The architect’s ability to think with their hands and draw in their minds has become a powerful tool for imagining the spaces of tomorrow. From neurological and haptic connections between the eyes, mind, and hand to serving as a mnemonic device to improve our recollection, the creative […]
Understanding the impact of school design on academic performance is critical for educators and designers. How one goes about evaluating the quality of a learning environment is a fundamental aspect for studies seeking to understand the value of architectural design and its functional performance on educational outcomes. Surveys are one means to address this challenge. […]
Any study in search of the language of sacred architecture will eventually come to focus its attention on the temple. In fact, the building typology most often referred to by comparative historians of religion and sacred architecture is the temple. Templum Dei, Latin for Temple of God, is a fitting title for an exploration of sacred architecture; […]
Sir. Winston Churchill once said, “We shape our buildings; thereafter, they shape us.” Architecture has the power to positively affect human beings. Survey research is revealing how certain buildings can transform our understanding of the world, since they affect the human experience on sociological, physiological, metaphysical, neurological, psychological, spiritual, and pedagogical levels. But what makes the experience of a building […]
What does temple architecture, the revolutions of the cosmos, and the narrative of sacred history have in common? It is the cyclical nature of sacred time which is embodied in the phrase “God’s course is one eternal round.” I was privileged to present the following blind peer-reviewed paper titled “Sacred Time as One Eternal Round: Understanding […]