College of Architecture, Design & Construction

Research

The College of Architecture, Design and Construction values faculty scholarly production in research, creative work, outreach scholarship, and teaching scholarship. As a college with professional programs, the CADC encourages faculty to pursue research and creative work in order to advance, to support and to lead our related professions and disciplines while contributing to the land grant mission of Auburn University. The CADC research enterprise complements the academic enterprise and often includes opportunities for graduate research and undergraduate research.

 

The range of faculty pursuits includes traditional funded research and a wide variety of non-funded scholarship and creative activity. CADC faculty are associated with a strong history of research and creative work related to teaching in the areas of service learning, outreach, representation, and beginning design. The research enterprise at CADC continues to build on this success and has experienced dynamic growth in the past five years in the research/creative work areas of architecture, building science, community planning, integrated design & construction, graphic design, industrial design, and landscape architecture. The new Master of Real Estate Development Program is a joint program with the College of Business and is an opportunity for future research opportunities and collaborations.

 

A strong emphasis on the topic of collaboration extends across the disciplines in the CADC with current collaborative projects naturally occurring around professional practice and topics of sustainability in design, construction and planning.

 

CADC faculty members are active collaborators with colleagues across campus, in the community and with other external to Auburn constituents. 

 

A competitive seed grant program through the Office of the Dean provides yearly opportunities for faculty to apply for small grants to initiate new research endeavors and to provide match funding for the Auburn Intramural Grants Program.

 

Contact Karen Rogers, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research and Interim Chair of the Master of Community Planning Program.

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Dagg, Christian

Architecture/Interior Architecture

Integrated Practice

Modern Architecture History

Sustainability in Architecture

 

Hinson, David

Architecture

DesignHabitat

Integrated Practice

Professional Practce

Sustainability

 

Garmaz, Magdalena

Textiles in Architecture

20th Century Architecture

Plecnick

Set Design

 

Morgan, Cheryl

Assets-based Planning

Community Capacity Building

Illustrative Master Planning

Place Making

Small Towns

 

Nakhjavan, Behzad 

AIA Awards of Honor (4) in Design Excellence

Lighting Design as creative work

Middle-income Housing as outreach

Private Residences as critical practice

Small Mixed-use Communities as outreach

 

O'Neal Dagg, Rebecca

Architecture Education

Architecture Theory + Representation

Architecture/Interior Architecture

Green design/ Ecological Longevity

 

Rogers, Karen

American Planning Grids

Cultural Landscape

History of Architecture

Making of Place

Settlement patterns

 

Schumacher, Sheri

Architecture/Interior Architecture

Ecological Design

Material Culture

Mid-century Modern Design

Social Design

 

Bennett, Daniel

City Growth Forecasting relative to Urban Form

Design Implications Impacting Neighborhood Quality

Service Learning in the Design and Architectural Curriculum

Smart Growth and Sustainable Development

The Arts and Crafts Movement in Early 20th Century England

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Holley, Paul

Collaboration

Construction Surveying

Interdisciplinary

Pro Forma

Teaching Technology

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Dagg, Christian

Architecture/Interior Architecture

Integrated Practice

Modern Architecture History

Sustainability in Architecture

 

O'Neal Dagg, Rebecca

Architecture Education

Architecture Theory + Representation

Architecture/Interior Architecture

Green design/ Ecological Longevity

 

Schumacher, Sheri

Architecture/Interior Architecture

Ecological Design

Material Culture

Mid-century Modern Design

Social Design

Building Science

 

Azhar, Salman

Decision Support

Design Strategy

Risk Management

Smart Sensors

Virtual Design & Construction

 

Richard Burt

Historic Building Documentation

Green Building

Construction Activities during WWII

Construction Education

Historic Preservation

 

Hein, Michael

Pervious Concrete

 

Holley, Paul

Collaboration

Construction Surveying

Interdisciplinary

Pro Forma

Teaching Technology

 

Killingsworth, Roger

Adaptive Reuse

Conceptual Estimating

Women in Construction

 

Ruth, Linda 

Construction

Construction History

Research

Service Learning

Study Abroad

 

Williams, Steve

Collaboration

Construction

Innovation

Service Learning

Structures

Community Planning


Retzlaff, Rebecca

Development Regulation

Environmental Planning

Land Use Planning

Urban Planning

Zoning

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Arnold, Chris

Design Strategy

Design Thinking

Healthcare Environments

Human Service Systems

User-Centered Design

 

Bartlett, Randall

Collaborative Traveling Studio Abroad

Marketing Product Development

Point of Purchase/Display Design

Design Methodology

Design Fundamentals and Principles

 

Britnell, Rich

Cartographic Illustration

Experience Design

Interior Spaces

Environmental Graphic Design

Human Anatomy and Medical Design

 

Lau, Tin-Man

New Product Development

Product Semantics

Design and Culture

Rapid Prototyping

Design Methodology

 

Liu, Tsai Lu

Design Research

Industrial Design

New Product Development

Product Planning

Universal Design

 

Lundell, Clark

Aerospace (NASA)

Aesthetics

Environmental philosophy (man, machine, & the environment)

Furniture & Architecture

Transportation (automotive, cycle, bicycle)

 

Smith, Bret

Design History

Intellectual Property

Interactive Media and Web

Human Factors and User Behavior

Branding, Exhibit and Trade Shows

 

Tillman, Shea

Brand Identity

Design Management

Product Development

User Experience

User Research

 

Tzeng, Shu-Wen

User Interface Design

Interaction Design

Product Semantics

User-Centered Design

Pleasurable Product Design

 

Windham, Jerrod

Design Fundamentals

Prefab Architecture

Sketch Techniques

Sustainable Product Design

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Rod Barnett

Open Systems and Emergence Theory

Mapping

Adaptive Design

Nature in Landscape Architecture

Research by Design

 

David Hill

Regenerative/Performative Landscapes

Phenology

Planted Form

Adaptive Reuse

Architecture + Landscape Architecture

 

Lebleu, Charlene

Coastal Planning and Design

Comprehensive planning

Ecotourism

Public Access

Water Quality

 

Robinson, Michael

Acoustic Ecology

Artistic Production/ Public Art

Ecological Cities

Landscape Urbanism

Resilient Communities

 

Jocelyn Zanzot

Public Space & Diversity

Urban Imaginaries

Regenerative Strategies

Cinematic Research

Ecological Democracy

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Dugas, Ray

Corporate Identity

Painting

 

Heck, Ross

Book

Graphic Design

Large format design

Poster

Publication

 

Lawrie, Samantha 

Issues of Embodiment

Redefining Role of Aesthetics in Design

Design as an Experience

 

Morgan, John

Narrative Kinetic Sculpture

3D Illustration

Automata

 

Nell, Carlton

Fine Art Work

Exhibition Painting and Drawing

 

Wang, Wei

Web/Interactive Design

Corporate Identity

Data Visualization

Interface Design

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Center for Construction Innovation and Collaboration 

Steve Williams, CCIC Director, with BSCI faculty and other collaborators, McWhorter School of Building Science.  Founded in 2009, the CCIC is focused on innovative approaches to problems and processes related to the construction industry, while maintaining core values centered on sustainability and impact on built environments.

 

You Can Pave Paradise and Protect the Environment

Michael Hein, Professor, McWhorter School of Building Science
If you have to pave paradise, with pervious concrete you can at least put in a sustainable and environmentally friendly parking lot.

 

Designing Energy Efficient and Affordable Shelter for the Soul

Justin Miller, Assistant Professor, and David Hinson, Head, School of Architecture
School of Architecture works with Alabama Habitat for Humanity and Design Alabama to make Habitat homes more attractive and energy efficient. 

 

The $20K House: Good Things Come in Small Packages

 Andrew Freear, Professor and Rural Studio Director, faculty and students, School of Architecture Rural Studio 
Sure it’s small – only 600 square-feet -- but the $20K house that Auburn University School of Architecture’s students and faculty working at the Rural Studio have researched and created proves that good things do indeed come in small packages.

 

The $20K House is currently part of an exhibition, Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York until January 3.

 

One Man's Waste is Another's Woodshed 

Andrew Freear, Rural Studio Director, and students, School of Architecture Rural Studio 
The Rural Studio's "Thinnings" project on exhibit this summer at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

 

Wall System So Easy to Construct that Even 3rd Graders Can Do It

Building Science Students and Faculty, McWhorter School of Building Science
A few sticks of bamboo, a little chicken wire, some plastic bottles and other trash covered with mortar can create a wall system that is cheap and easy to build and that provides safety and shelter in Third World countries. 

 

R3: Redirect and Reuse Runoff 

Charlene Lebleu, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture, School of Architecture 

 

Mobile Green Streets

Charlene LeBleu, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture, School of Architecture
Landscape Architecture graduate faculty and students proposed environmentally friendly designs with funding from the Mississippi Alabama Sea Grant Consortium for the city of Mobile. When implemented, these proposals will reduce flooding, lessen the impact of storm water runoff into Mobile Bay and beautify the city.

 

Construction Industry Fund Collaboration Project

McWhorter School of Building Science and Department of Industrial and Graphic Design

 

Urban Studio work

Cheryl Morgan,  Professor and Director of the Urban Studio, School of Architecture

 

AutoDesk/China pavilion

Junshan Liu, Professor ad Scott Kramer Associate Professor, McWhorter School of Building Science

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Karen Rogers

Karen Rogers

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research College of Architecture, Design and Construction Interim Chair, Master of Community Planning Program School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture

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