School of Architecture
The mission of the School of Architecture is to pursue architecture as a humanistic and professional discipline, which synthesizes art and science through intellectual rigor, aesthetic judgment, and technical understanding. The School achieves its mission through teaching, scholarship, creative work, research, and service, and commits itself to the highest ideals of the profession and culture of architecture.
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(2020-07-15)Most people spend the majority of the daylight hours at work, at school, or even at home. Daylight is the primary light source, and it is one of the most important factors that allow people to live and enjoy life. Besides, ...
Impacts of tuning ambient illumination on sleep quality, mood, and cognitive performance in older adults (2020-07-06)Population aging is one of the most urgent demographic matters of the 21st century. As a person ages, health expenses usually rise so as to increase vulnerability, especially where social and economic protections are ...
(2020-04-15)Designers develop high-performance office building designs with efficient envelopes, and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems utilizing energy modeling tools with forecasted occupancy, plug load, and ...
Multivariate optimization of neighborhood scale problems for economic, environmental, and social sustainability (2020-05-04)This thesis begins by arguing that the architectural profession has fallen out of balance. I contend that the series of objectives which compete for the architect’s attention have been gradually subsumed by economic ...