Utah Valley University (UVU) has appointed Brandon Ro as Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture and Engineering Design within the College of Engineering and Technology starting Fall 2019.
Together with other department faculty, Brandon Ro will be teaching and developing curricula focused on the classical theories of architecture within the newly created Bachelor of Architecture program at UVU.
- Brandon Ro comes to academia from industry as a licensed architect. He is a design professional with over 12 years of A/E/C industry experience designing healthcare, higher education, K-12, judicial, commercial, residential, and religious projects.
- His projects have been recognized with numerous awards and honors (70+) from organizations such as the U.S. Green Building Council, Walt Disney Imagineering, American Institute of Architects, American Planning Association, and Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art, and Architecture.
- Brandon has taught and lectured at several universities on topics dealing with sacred space, architectural history and theory, cultural studies, aesthetic experience, and architectural design. He is a frequent architectural guest critic and juror at institutions of higher learning.
- He has a growing body of peer-reviewed scholarship that has been published in venues such as the Society of Architectural Historians, Environmental Design Research Association, Architectural Research Centers Consortium, Enquiry: A Journal of Architectural Research, Architecture Culture Spirituality Forum, and the Journal of Comparative Theology at Harvard Divinity School.
- Brandon studied under internationally recognized architects, such as Juhani Pallasmaa and Alberto Campo Baeza. He received his Master of Architectural Studies degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and a professional Bachelor of Architecture degree from California State Polytechnic University Pomona.