PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS  / EDITING

2015       Transcending Architecture: Contemporary Views on Sacred Space. Editor Julio Bermudez; assistant to the editor Brandon Ro. (Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2015).

2015          Ro, Brandon, Corey Bowman, Kristi Faught, eds. The Box City Experience: Educating Elementary Children Through Architecture. Book design by Brandon Ro. (Salt Lake City: VCBO Architecture & Uinta Elementary School, 2015). Available online: https://www.academia.edu/15330110/The_Box_City_Experience_Educating_Elementary_Children_Through_Architecture

2010          Port of L.A. Visions: Reclaiming the Port of Los Angeles Waterfront, Bobby Brooks Memorial Interdisciplinary Design Studio: A Collaboration of Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Environmental Design and Walt Disney Imagineering.  Edited by Leonardo Micolta, Irma Ramirez, Brandon Ro. Book Design by Leonardo Micolta and Brandon Ro. Pomona, CA: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 2010. (The publication documents the architectural design process of the studio and serves as a published archive of student work)

REFEREED JOURNAL / MAGAZINE ARTICLES

2015       Ro, Brandon, and Julio Bermudez. “Understanding Extraordinary Architectural Experiences through Content Analysis of Written Narratives.” Enquiry: A Journal of Architectural Research, v.12, no.1 (2015): 17-34. Available online: http://www.arcc-journal.org/index.php/arccjournal/article/view/390

2013       Ro, Brandon. “(Re)Interpreting the Cosmic History of the Mormon Temple Experience: Theological Connections between Jewish and Catholic Sacred Space.” Journal of Comparative Theology at Harvard Divinity school, v. 4, no. 1 (June 2013): 21-73. Available online: http://www.comparativetheology.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/JCT-Issue-1-Vol4-Jun-2013.pdf.

2012       Bermudez, Julio, and Brandon Ro. “Experiencias Extraordinarias De La Arquitectura Sagrada. Los Casos De Chartres, Ronchamp y El Panteón.” Revista Arquitecturas del Sur [Chile], Special issue on “Rite and Architecture,” no. 42 (December 2012): 88-101. Available online: http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/case-studies/91709665/experiencias-extraordinarias-de-la-arquitectura-sagrada

REFEREED PAPERS / ABSTRACTS IN CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

2015       Ro, Brandon. “Sacred Time as One Eternal Round: Understanding the Chiastic Pattern of Temple, Cosmos, History.” In Collected Abstracts of the Seventh Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality Symposium, edited by Julio Bermudez, Norman Crowe and Paul Tesar. Ghost Ranch, NM: ACS Forum, 2015. https://www.academia.edu/12594478/Sacred_Time_as_One_Eternal_Round_Understanding_the_Chiastic_Pattern_of_Temple_Cosmos_History

2014       Bermudez, Julio, and Brandon Ro. “Measuring Architectural Phenomenology through Qualitative Analysis: Studying Written Narratives of Extraordinary Architectural Experiences.” In Building with Change: Proceedings of the 45th Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association, edited by Jeffrey A. Carney and Kristi Cheramie, 386-87. New Orleans, LA: Environmental Design Research Association, 2014.

2013       Ro, Brandon. “The Idealized Temple Morphology: Surveying the Public Perception of Sacred Architecture.” In The Visibility of Research: Proceedings of the 2013 ARCC Spring Research Conference, Architectural Research Centers Consortium, edited by Chris Jarrett, Kyoung-Hee Kim and Nick Senske, 740-41. University of North Carolina at Charlotte: ARCC, March 27-30, 2013. https://www.academia.edu/3280981/The_Idealized_Temple_Morphology_Surveying_the_Public_Perception_of_Sacred_Architecture

2013       Bermudez, Julio, and Brandon Ro. “Memory, Social Interaction, and Communicability in Extraordinary Experiences of Architecture.” In The Visibility of Research: Proceedings of the 2013 ARCC Spring Research Conference, Architectural Research Centers Consortium, edited by Chris Jarrett, Kyoung-Hee Kim and Nick Senske, 677-84. Charlotte, NC: University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2013. Available online: http://www.arcc-journal.org/index.php/repository/article/view/232

2013       Bermudez, Julio, and Brandon Ro. “The Effect of Gender, Age, and Education in Extraordinary Aesthetic Experiences.” In Healthy + Healing Places: Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association, edited by Jeremy Wells and Elefterios Pavlides, 279-80. Providence, RI: Environmental Design Research Association, 2013. Available online: https://www.academia.edu/3779013/The_Effect_of_Gender_Age_and_Education_in_Extraordinary_Aesthetic_Experiences

2012       Bermudez, Julio, and Brandon Ro. “Extraordinary Architectural Experiences: Comparative Study of Three Paradigmatic Cases of Sacred Spaces, the Pantheon, the Chartres Cathedral and the Chapel of Ronchamp.” In Ambiances in Action : Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Ambiances, edited by Jean-Paul Thibaud and Daniel Siret, 689-94. Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Canada: International Ambiances Network, 2012. Available online: http://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-00745545

2012       Ro, Brandon. “The Mormon Temple Ritual-Architectural Experience: Connections to Jewish and Catholic Ritual Contexts and Sacred History.” In Abstracts of the 30th Meeting of the Southeast Society of Architectural Historians, 18. Athens, GA: SESAH, 2012. Abstract: https://www.academia.edu/10982086/The_Mormon_Temple_Ritual-Architectural_Experience_Connections_to_Jewish_and_Catholic_Ritual_Contexts_and_Sacred_History

2010       Coyne, Andrew, Brandon Ro. “Best Practices: Student Energy Efficiency.” In California Higher Education Sustainability Conference 2010. Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Los Angeles, CA, June 20 – 23, 2010.

DESIGNS / PROJECTS / POSTERS

2017       Locke, Aaron, and Brandon Ro. “MOD 5: A Symbiotic Living System Promoting Biophilia.” In Pablo La Roche, Carbon-Neutral Architectural Design, 2nd edition. (Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2012), Figs. 3.43, 3.50, 3.70, 3.71, 3.72, 3.73, 3.74, 3.75.

2017       Ro, Brandon, Julie Coleman, and Gamaliel Aguilar. “Evaporative Rooftop Cooling with Night Ventilation.” In Pablo La Roche, Carbon-Neutral Architectural Design, 2nd edition. (Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2012), Figs. 3.76, 3.77, 3.78.

2014       “Tale of the Tongs: 2014 International Awards Program for Religious Art & Architecture.” Faith & Form, 47, no. 4 (2014).

2014       Tale of the Tongs: A Documentary Film. Dir. Judith Dwan Hallet and Stanley Hallet, 69 min. United States, Ireland: Judith Dwan Hallet, 2014.

2012       Ro, Brandon, Michael Steinmetz, and Brigid Wright. “Capilla Funeraria Aconfesional – Non-Denominational Funerary Chapel.” Revista Márgenes Arquitectura – Camposanto [Spain], 2, no. 5 (2012): 60-61.

2012       Ro, Brandon. “In Memoriam: An Urn for Donald Judd.” Revista Márgenes Arquitectura – Camposanto [Spain], 2, no. 5 (2012): 60.

2012       Locke, Aaron, and Brandon Ro. “MOD 5: A Symbiotic Living System Promoting Biophilia.” In Pablo La Roche, Carbon-Neutral Architectural Design. (Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2012), 60-62.

2011       Ro, Brandon. “The House of the LORD: Sacred Hermeneutics.” In 2011 Senior Projects | Graduate Thesis. Edited by Axel Schmitzberger, 72-73. Pomona, CA: California State Polytechnic University Pomona, Department of Architecture, 2011.

2011       Locke, Aaron, Brandon Ro. “MOD 5 House for Pamo Valley.” In Building Enclosures Sustainability Symposium 2011: Integrating Design & Building Practices, edited by Tyler Tucker, 354, 59. Pomona, CA: Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger Inc. and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 2011.

2010       Ro, Brandon, et. al. “Ephemeral City: The Essence of a Good Life.” In Port of L.A. Visions: Reclaiming the Port of Los Angeles Waterfront, edited by Leonardo Micolta, Irma Ramirez, Brandon Ro, 43-45. Pomona, CA: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 2010.

2010       Ford, Marshall, Brandon Ro, Tyler Tucker. “Modulux.” In BESS 2010: High Performance Building Enclosures – Practical Sustainability Symposium, edited by Salma Abdelghani, Juintow Lin, Tyler Tucker. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, April 30 – May 1, 2010.

2010       Ro, Brandon. “Living Cycles: Restoring Ecology and Humanity.” In Port of L.A. Visions: Reclaiming the Port of Los Angeles Waterfront, edited by Leonardo Micolta, Irma Ramirez, Brandon Ro, 47. Pomona, CA: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 2010.

WHITE PAPERS / TECHNICAL REPORTS

2017       Ro, Brandon. “Understanding the Impact of School Design on Academic Performance: Results of a Post-Occupancy Evaluation for Butler Elementary School.” Research Report. VCBO Architecture: Salt Lake City, August 2017. Available online: https://www.academia.edu/35269185/Understanding_the_Impact_of_School_Design_on_Academic_Performance

2016       Ro, Brandon, and Corey Bowman. “Digital Redlines for Architects: A Multifunctional Tool for Improving Communication and Workflow.” Peer-reviewed white paper. VCBO Architecture: Salt Lake City, June 2016. Available online: https://www.academia.edu/26196834/Digital_Redlines_for_Architects_A_Multifunctional_Tool_for_Improving_Communication_and_Workflow

2015       Ro, Brandon. “Evaluating Quality Learning Environments: Results of a Post-Occupancy Evaluation for Odyssey Elementary School.” Research Report. VCBO Architecture: Salt Lake City, December 2015. Available online: https://www.academia.edu/19696710/Evaluating_Quality_Learning_Environments_Results_of_a_Post-Occupancy_Evaluation_for_Odyssey_Elementary_School

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