Faculty Research

At the Hammons School of Architecture, students work directly with accomplished full-time faculty who conduct research in a variety of fields and specializations. Although our faculty emphasize teaching excellence, students also benefit from faculty research that is recognized, published, and presented in a range of national and international venues.

Recent Faculty Research Highlights

  • Associate Professors Nancy Chikaraishi and Traci Sooter and Assistant Professor Keith Hedges collaborated on the paper "Whole School Design/Build in the Liberal Arts Tradition," which was presented at the 2014 ACSA Fall Conference Working Out – Thinking While Building in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

  • Associate Professor Panos Leventis presented his paper “The Other as Street Artist: Visualizing the Crisis in Downtown Athens 2008-2014” in September 2014 at the Aesthetic Energy of the City Conference in Lodz, Poland. Professor Leventis also presented on this research project at the School of Architecture of Frederick University, Nicosia, Cyprus. Articles growing out of the research have recently been published in Architectural Histories and On the Waterfront. Professor Leventis also continues his work on medieval and renaissance Famagusta, Cyprus, publishing his article “Dressing the Port, Re-Dressing the Square: Signs and Signifiers in the Urban Landscape of Famagusta, Cyprus, 1291-1571” in the Montreal Architectural Review.

  • Assistant Professor Gerard Nadeau was issued U.S. Patent # 8,833,000, "Continuous Tension, Discontinuous Systems and Methods", by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent is the result of research that focuses on form-finding methodologies in design, and outcomes often categorized as "surface architecture”. Professor Nadeau’s patent recognizes his unique contribution to the development of a type of structure known as “tensegrity” structures.