Christopher C. Miller Ph.D. Curriculum Vitae

Christopher C. Miller, Ph.D. History of Art (Univ. of Virginia), M.Architectural History (Univ. of Virginia), B.S.Architecture (Univ. of Virginia). Dissertation: Virtues of Civil Architecture: Rhetoric and Persuasion in Alberti’s Theory of Ornament (Univ. of Virginia, 1999). M.Architecture, Urban Design concentration, School of Architecture, University of Notre Dame, 2014:  Rome, spring 2013 (sabbatical).  Architect (reg. Virginia).

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Miller lectures, consults, and, at Judson, facilitates student research in built environments that we can sustain and, first of all, sustain us culturally (namely, in urbanism that bears the rich meaning that we embody in art, places, and buildings).  At Judson, his intellectual agenda includes bringing relevant applications from the disciplines to architectural education in practices of style, promoting critical pluralism Judson’s architecture program curriculum, and reasoning rigorously for an approach to architecture and place-making that springs from Christian concerns for the service of people and their communities.

Having practiced architecture in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Virginia, and completing his education, he joined the Judson Architecture faculty in the program’s second year, 1999.  In the Art & Design department, he has also taught the History of Art and now teaches an upper level seminar for architecture, art, and design students on theory and the modern problems of objects, architecture, and conviviality.

Sustainable urbanism.  At Judson, he has contributed to making urbanism an important feature in the program’s character: European field studies for students focus on living in and observing the pedestrian-scaled and sustainable city centers; regenerative studio projects [and, the Portfolio on the Home page] since 2001 are sited in city centers to solve contemporary problems of large buildings in historic settings, of sustainability, and in the common local desire for continuity in architecture and context; and, he teaches courses on the Architecture of Cities.

Pedagogical innovations include a curricular concentration in traditional architecture and urbanism (TAU).  Springing from a decade of student interest, the TAU student work has been recognized nationally; the alumni demonstrate in agencies, in offices here and abroad, and in service their engagement in the profession and communities.  Judson can be proud of having accommodated uniquely, in all the undergraduate architecture programs in the world, this intellectual diversity from 2001 to 2012.

For recognitions of this student work, see Portfolio: Recognition.

Miller’s research interests range from urban morphology to the history of architectural typology to contemporary theory in architecture.  He has introduced the use of predictive tools for sustainable design and the analysis of urban morphology as a generative pattern for building design; one tool has been applied in a project from 2003 to 2011 facilitating the longitudinal study of student performance.  Students are challenged to think integrally about individuals, communities, economies, and even the human condition in an earnest commitment to the liberal arts.

Service Abroad.  Miller has supported student regenerative urban projects set in Saranda, Albania; Fez, Morocco; Chelsea Barracks, London; and Lochgelly, Scotland.  Student projects for the world’s poor and for missions have been supported for the Bayash communities in Croatia and chapels in Morombe, Madagascar, and for the Villa Jericho in Honduras.  Miller participated in week-long housebuilding project with Judson students and others in Tecate, Mexico in 2008.  He consults for Jericho, a not-for-profit in Honduras since 2005, and in 2012, participated with a multidisciplinary professional team on a master plan and a new phase of construction.

Charrettes. Miller has participated in and conducted students in community design charrettes: Vision for Lafayette [LA], 2013; Rockford (Illinois) East State District Design Workshop, 2010; in assistance to the Historic East End (Newark, Ohio) Visioning Charrette, 2007; the Quincy (Illinois) Student Charrette, 2005; and Grand Rapids (Michigan) Wealthy-Jefferson Neighborhood Plan charrette, 2002.

He is an amateur watercolorist; see Plein Air.

Recent Work

2016 Gowanus, Brooklyn: From Resilience to Sustainability. Congress for the New Urbanism Illinois Academic Charter Award).  Judson University Department of Architecture Advanced Architecture and Urbanism Studio Fall 2016.  Christopher C. Miller, Ph.D.

2016 Bath [GB]. A Market for Bath: Fitting Type to Local Character (Chicago Midwest Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Academic Acanthus Award). M.Arch. Thesis. Richard Economakis, thesis director. School of Architecture, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, 2014.

2016 Working Group author on built environment for Micah Paper on Urban Shalom; Micah Global, under the auspices of the World Evangelical Alliance Creation Care Task Force director, Chris Elisara, Ph.D., with International Society of Urban Missions, Ash Barker, director.  Slated for completion fall 2016.

2015 Thriving Cities Endowment Brief: Beauty.  Anna Marazuela Kim, Elizabeth Merrill, Christopher C. Miller, and Christopher S. Yates.  Summer 2015. Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia. Funded.

2015 Visions for Lafayette (Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Awards 2015 Merit Award, Student; Category: Neighborhood, District, and Corridor), University of Notre Dame Graduate Urban Design Class of 2013 (Rodrigo Bollat Montenegro, Anthony Catania, Kristie Chin, William Gorman, Paul Hayes, Kellen Krause, Christopher C. Miller.

2015 “Narrow Quay and Lower Walcot Street Development Proposals: New Masterplan Suggestions by Graduate Students of the University of Notre Dame, Indiana” and accompanying “Graduate Studio Masterplan Proposals for the Restitution and Improvement of Bath’s Historic Urban Fabric” by Prof. Richard Economakis, University of Notre Dame, Indiana. Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute, Duncan Hall, Friday, 22 May, 2015.

Presentation.  Bath: Valuable, Not Because It’s Old; Old, Because It’s Valuable. Market Bridge.

2014 “A Market for Bath (Great Britain): Fitting Type to Local Character.”  M.Arch. Thesis. Richard Economakis, thesis director. School of Architecture, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, 2014.

[Appointments / Publications and Reports / Award / Academic Papers / Activity / Service]

Education, Licensure, and Certification

Ph.D. History of Art (now History of Arts and Architecture), Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. 1999.

Dissertation: “Virtues of Civil Architecture: Rhetoric and Persuasion in Alberti’s Theory of Ornament.” Dissertation Committee: David Summers, chair; Paul Barolsky, Dan Kinney (Department of English), and C. William Westfall (Univ. of Notre Dame School of Architecture).

M.Architectural History, Division of Architectural History, School of Architecture, University of Virginia. 1992.  Major and minor fields: Renaissance / Baroque Architecture; American Architecture.

Thesis: An Architecture for the Orators: Ornament in the Third Property of Architecture in Alberti’s Decem libri de re aedificatoria. Thesis Committee: C. William Westfall, chair (then, Chair, Division of Architecture History, School of Architecture, University of Virginia); Dora Wiebenson; and David Summers.

M.Arch. Concentration Urban Design. School of Architecture, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, 2014.  Graduate Fellowship and Graduate Teaching Assistantship.  Graduate Break Travel and Research Grant, March 2014. Nanovic European Institute, University of Notre Dame.

Thesis: “A Market for Bath (Great Britain): Fitting Type to Local Character.”  Thesis Advisor: Richard Economakis.

B.S. Architecture, Division of Architecture, School of Architecture, University of Virginia. 1977.

Senior research paper:  Le Corbusier, ‘Culture is an orthogonal state of mind.’

Computer Science, University of Rhode Island, Providence and West Kingston, Rhode Island. 1980-83.  MS not completed.

Architect (Individual License, 007457).  Commonwealth of Virginia. 1989-present.

Certificate in Classical Architecture.  The Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America, New York, New York. 2006.

Appointments

1999-present Professor, Department of Architecture; Judson University, Elgin, Illinois.  Tenured 2005. Assistant Chair for Graduate Programs (2010-2014).

Current and recent teaching assignments: Architecture of Cities, a history of the contextual aspects of architecture and places in cities with increasing emphasis on the twentieth-century; a history of art to the late Middle Ages; a history of art to the advent of Impressionism; senior architecture studio (2001 and 2003-2008); a readings seminar for advanced undergraduate Art & Design students and Architecture students as well as graduate Architecture students on issues related to industrialization and modernity in the making of a visual and built environment; since 2008, a fall semester advanced architecture and urbanism studio; and, since 2015, a spring semester vertical studio of juniors and graduate students.  Frequently, I conduct art, design, architecture, and urbanism field study tours in European cities.

2012-2015  Regional Fellow. Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.

1999, Spring Adjunct Instructor, Department of Art History, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia.  History of art and architecture from the Renaissance.

1997, Spring Instructor on Art, McIntire Department of Art, University of Virginia.  ArtH 491 (cross-listed to School of Architecture) Introduction to Meaning in Italian Renaissance Architecture.

Other teaching experience:

McIntire Department of Art, University of Virginia:  History of Renaissance to Modernist Art (Howard Singerman), Teaching Assistant, 1996;  History of Modernist Art (Lydia Gasman), Teaching Assistant, 1994 and 1995: History of Ancient to Medieval Art (John Yiannias), Teaching Assistant, 1993.  Division of Architectural History and Division of Architecture, School of Architecture, University of Virginia:  Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Modern Architecture (Dora Wiebenson), Teaching Assistant;  Ancient to Medieval Architecture (J.A.D.Cox), Teaching Assistant; Concepts in Architecture (Robert Vickery), undergraduate Teaching Assistant.

Publications and Reports

Thriving Cities Endowment Brief: Beauty.  Anna Marazuela Kim, Elizabeth Merrill, Christopher C. Miller, and Christopher S. Yates.  Summer 2015. Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia. Funded.

“Narrow Quay and Lower Walcot Street Development Proposals: New Masterplan Suggestions by Graduate Students of the University of Notre Dame, Indiana” and accompanying “Graduate Studio Masterplan Proposals for the Restitution and Improvement of Bath’s Historic Urban Fabric” by Prof. Richard Economakis, University of Notre Dame, Indiana. Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute, Duncan Hall, Friday, 22 May, 2015.

Presentation.  Bath: Valuable, Not Because It’s Old; Old, Because It’s Valuable. Market Bridge.

“A Market for Bath (Great Britain): Fitting Type to Local Character.”  M.Arch. Thesis. School of Architecture, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, 2014.

“Forming, Reforming, and Transforming: Multidimensional Views of Space through Time in Architecture.  Part I.” SEENJournal, VII.1 (2007): 2-4.

“Local Accommodations: Elgin’s Making and the Teaching of Traditional Architecture and Urbanism.” In The Teaching of Architecture and Urbanism in the Age of Globalization: Council of European Urbanism and International Network of Building, Architecture, and Urbanism Meeting: 5-9 May 2004, Portugal (Lisboa, Viseu, Tomar), edited by J. Baganha. Casal de Cambra, Portugal: Caleidoscópio Edição e Artes Grãficas, S.A., 2006.

“A Quickened Sense of Place,” graphic works (“View of the Cathedral of Notre Dame from the Southeast,” “View of Garden and Villa d’Este from the West,” “View across the Arno River,” “View of the Church of Saint-Gervais and Saint-Protais,” “View of the Cathedral in Siena,” and “View of San Petronio on the Piazza Maggiore from the Torre degli Asinelli”).  In Quickened Sense of Place, ed. Keelan Kaiser and Christopher C. Miller (Elgin: Judson College Dept. of Architecture Publication), 2005.

“Sizing Style: Commercial Architecture in Cities.” In Città Commercio Architettura:  Proceedings of the Vision of Europe Triennale Iv Bologna, edited by Alessandro Bucci, and Donatella Diolaiti, 338-49. Bologna: Alinea Editrice, 2004.

“Classicism.” Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Architecture. Ed. R. Stephen Sennott. New York: Routledge, 2004. 3 vols. Co-author with Jhennifer Amundson, Ph.D.

Award

2015 Visions for Lafayette (Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Awards 2015 Merit Award, Student; Category: Neighborhood, District, and Corridor), University of Notre Dame Graduate Urban Design Class of 2013 (Rodrigo Bollat Montenegro, Anthony Catania, Kristie Chin, William Gorman, Paul Hayes, Kellen Krause, Christopher C. Miller.

Academic Papers

2012 Didier Symposium.  Judson University Department of Architecture.  March 15-16.

Paper (invited): Room for a View: A Short List of Contemporary Aesthetic Arguments for the Other Modern Architecture.

2011 From Vernacular to Classical: the Perpetual Modernity of Palladio.  University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. May 10-12.

Paper (reviewed): Casting and Refining Types: the Temple of Peace in Palladio’s Il Quattro Libri.

2010 Tuesdays at the APA. August 24. American Planning Association Chicago. Burnham Conference Center, 205 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1200, Chicago, IL.

Lecture (invited): Urban Morphology: DNA for the Architecture of Vital Cities.

2010 Congress for the New Urbanism 18.  New Urbanism: Rx for Healthy Places. May 19-22, 2010. Atlanta, GA. Academic Paper Session.

Presentation (reviewed): Visualizing Morphological Conditions for Pedestrian Connectivity.

2009 Third Annual Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture. Secularization and Revival: The Fate of Religion.  Baylor U. Waco, Texas.  October 8-10.

Presentation (reviewed):  Common Beauty on the Town Square.

2007 Inaugural Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture. Friendship: Quests for Character, Community, and Truth.  Baylor U. Waco, Texas.  October 25-27.

Paper (reviewed): Friendships in Third Places: an Architecture of Mediating Structures.

2006 Pruitt Memorial Symposium and Lilly Fellows Program National Research Conference:  The World and Christian Imagination; November 9-11, 2006; Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

Paper (reviewed): Imaging Transpositions: Sacred, Abundant, and Blissful Uncertainty.

2005 Art and Soul Conference. Divine Comedies: Humor, Harmony, and Redemption. Architecture Session. April 7–9, 2005. Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

Paper (reviewed): Edifying Laughter: Serlian Comedy, the Comic in Modernity, and Lewis’s ‘Transposition’.

Activity

2015 Four Alternatives in the Completion of Two Communities: Diamond and Shockoe Bottom in Richmond Virginia. Judson University School of Architecture graduate architecture and urbanism studio. Fall’14.  Ongoing with Glave & Holmes Architects.

2015 Notre Dame University School of Architecture Graduate Urbanism Studio Final Review (Chicago); Philip Bess.  Invited juror.

2015 Notre Dame University School of Architecture Senior Studio Mid-term Review; John Mellor and José Cornélio da Silva. Invited juror.

2014 Lakeside, Smith Lake, Alabama.  Dover, Kohl, and Partners and Michael Watkins Architect Charrette, consultant.

2014 Andrews University Department of Architecture Honduras Studio Project; Andrew von Maur.  Invited Juror.

2014 National Curriculum Conference. Institute of Classical Architecture & Art; Denver.

Presentation: Curriculum Features in Judson’s Traditional Architecture and Urbanism Program to 2013.

2014 “How Do We Measure Thriving?” Inaugural Thriving Cities Project Conference. Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. June 25-26. Invited participant as endowment brief team writer.

2013 Just Art. Christians in the Visual Arts Biennial Conference.  Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.  June 14.

Presentation (Philip Bess, University of Notre Dame School of Architecture:  Re-Thinking The Plan of Chicago as Civic, Natural, and Sacred Order) and Panel (Matthew Milliner, Ph.D., Wheaton College; Noah Toly, Ph.D., Wheaton College, and Mark A. Torgerson, Ph.D., Judson U.; and Ty Warner, Executive Director of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission). Organizer.

2013 Monroe Wisconsin Town Center Workshop re-urbanization proposal; graduate studio (Christopher C. Miller, Ph.D., instructor), Judson University Department of Architecture.  Presentation to the Main Street committee and concerned citizens.  Monroe Public Library, Monroe, Wisconsin; July 26.

2013 Washington, District of Columbia Southwest Quadrant Re-Urbanization Proposal; graduate studio (Christopher C. Miller, Ph.D., instructor), Judson University Department of Architecture.  Presentation to the Washington D.C. planning department; Michael Watkins, organizer.

2013 Monroe Town Center Workshop.  June-July, August.  Judson University School of Architecture graduate architecture and urbanism studio.

2012 Seaside Academic Village Roundtable. Seaside. January 27, 2012.  Invited faculty.

2012 Engineering Ministries International consulting team charrette for Villa Jericó, Honduras. June 2012.  Team Architect.

2012 Buffalo Symposium for Christians and New Urbanism.  Center for Environmental Leadership.  Buffalo, NY.

Paper: News Not Heard (rev. Room for a View).

2011 Sulphur Dell (Nashville, Tennessee) Re-Urbanization Proposal; graduate studio (Christopher C. Miller, Ph.D., instructor), Judson University Department of Architecture. Nashville Civic Design Center, Nashville, TN. December 30.

2011 Master of Architectural Design and Urbanism Final Review (Philip Bess).  Notre Dame Univ. Sch. of Architecture.  Invited juror with Howard Decker, former Chief Curator at National Building Museum, and Judith McBrien, Director/Producer of The Archimedia Workshop and the Director of the Daniel Burnham Film Project.

2011 Mid-term Senior Studio Review (Krupali Krusche) and Graduate Studios Review (Philip Bess).  Notre Dame Univ. Sch. of Architecture.  Invited juror.

2010 Tuesdays at the APA. August 24. American Planning Association Chicago. Burnham Conference Center, 205 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1200, Chicago, IL.

Lecture (invited): Urban Morphology: DNA for the Architecture of Vital Cities.

2010 Congress for the New Urbanism 18.  New Urbanism: Rx for Healthy Places. May 19-22, 2010. Atlanta, GA. Academic Paper Session.

Presentation (reviewed): Visualizing Morphological Conditions for Pedestrian Connectivity.

2010 Congress of New Urbanism Illinois Chapter Statewide Conference.”Rethinking Stalled Development in Chicago: Where Do We Go from Here?” October 7. Centre of Elgin, Heritage Ballroom. Elgin, IL.

Presentation: Student Urbanists.

2010 Georgia Institute of Technology (and Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America) MS Classical Design Studio; Michael Mesko, Instructor.  April 30, 2010. Atlanta, GA.  Final Critique Guest Juror.

2010 Roundtable including Jhennifer Amundson, Ph.D.; Nathaniel Brooks, M.Architecture; Darrell Cosden, Ph.D. Theology; Michael McKeever, Ph.D. New Testament; and Mark Torgerson, Ph.D. Theology.  Weber Academic Center.  Judson University. February 26, 2010.  Organizer and interlocutor.

Topic: Building the City of God in Modernity’s Social Imaginary.

2010 Rockford East State District Design Workshop for the focus area organized by the Rock River Development Partnership and in collaboration with Live Work Learn Play, Montreal, and supported by the City of Rockford.  May 3-6, 2010.  Nathaniel Brooks, M.Arch.’03, design consultant and workshop co-director.  Team of eleven students and alumni. Rock River Development Partnership Letter of March 29, 2010 inviting participation in revitalization efforts on behalf of the City of Rockford, Illinois.

Workshop: Christopher C. Miller, Ph.D., workshop co-director. Illustration: Perspective of City Market and Recreation District, East State District Design Workshop Presentation Book, 33; and underdrawing for City Market and East State Street Gateway, 34.

Publication: East State District Design Workshop Presentation Book, Nathaniel Brooks, Brooks Studio, Inc.

2010 Suckrow, Bethany. “Judson Architects Help Build Communities.” Judson Today. December 2010.

2010 Editorial.  “Our View: Students’ Vision Shows Potential of Downtown.” Rockford Register Star.   June 6, 2010.

2010 Kolkey, Jeff. “Judson University architectural students set up shop in Rockford.” Rockford Register Star.  May 4, 2010.

2010 Kolkey, Jeff.  “Rockford Taps Students for Downtown Redesign.”  Rockford Register Star.  April  22, 2010.

2010 Rotary Club of Elgin. February 15, 2010. Elgin, IL.

Presentation (invited): Bennett’s City Beautiful Plan for Elgin, 1917: Unrealized Potential and an Unintended Consequence.

2009 Congress for the New Urbanism – Illinois. Chapter Awards Jury Member.  December 4.

2009 Power Planning Palooza.  Upper Midwest American Planning Association Conference.  Chicago, IL.  September 25, 2009.  Also at the Thirty-Fifth Annual Kane County Planners Holiday Forum, December 4, 2009.  Geneva, IL.

Presentation (invited): Urban Morphology, Spatial Syntax, and Pedestrian Network Potential.

2009 Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning Land Use Committee Meeting. Brendan Herr, M.Arch.’09, presented the research by Herr, Stephen Cullum, M.Arch.’09, and Kevin Svensen, M.Arch.’09) from the graduate T.A.U. studio (Christopher C. Miller, Ph.D., instructor). October.

Presentation: Elgin Morphology Project.

2009 Elizabeth Dowling, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, College and School of Architecture, used Senior T.A.U. and Graduate T.A.U. student work (Christopher C. Miller, Ph.D., instructor) on the occasion of the founding of a new American Institute of Architects chapter in San Antonio, Texas, at the invitation of the local Institute of Classical Architecture chapter.  May.

Presentation: contemporary education in classical architecture.

2009 Roundtable including Darrell Cosden, Ph.D. Theology; Michael McKeever, Ph.D. New Testament; Dale Simmons, Ph.D. Church History; and Mark Torgerson, Ph.D. Theology.  Weber Academic Center.  Judson University. October 26, 2009.  Organizer and interlocutor.

Topic and exhibit: Naked Public Square or Secret Faith on the Public Square? Proposals for Annapolis, Boston, Fez, Fellow, Midwest Regional Representative, Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Fellows. 2012-2013.

2009 Rotary Club of Elgin.  August 17, 2009. Elgin, IL.

Presentation: Making Places for Civics and Citizens.

2009 City of Elgin Preservation Month Lecture Series. Sponsored by the Elgin Historical Society, the Gail Borden Public Library, the City of Elgin, and the Burnham Centennial Commission. Gail Borden Public Library Community Room. May 28, 2009.

Presentation: Plan of Elgin, 1917, Edward H. Bennett: “Considerations of Fineness and Real Worth.”

2009 Andrés Duany, FAIA, visit to City of Elgin and Judson University School of Architecture. March 25, 2009. Principal organizer. Lunch with Duany hosted by Mayor Schock with invitees including City Councilmen, Kane County planners, local professionals, and JU president, Jerry Cain; partnered with Sarosh Saher, City of Elgin.  Presentation. Centre of Elgin, Heritage Ballroom. Introductions by City of Elgin Mayor John Schock, Judson University President Jerry Cain, and Congress for the New Urbanism – Illinois Chapter, president John Barie. Estimated 275 attendees. Partners included City of Elgin, Judson University School of Art, Design, and Architecture, Congress for New Urbanism – Illinois Chapter, the Gail Borden Public Library, and the Burnham Centennial Commission.

Exhibit: Inaugural Traditional Architecture and Urbanism Undergraduate and Graduate Studios. Exhibit on the Occasion of the Visit and Review by Andrés Duany, FAIA. Harm A. Weber Academic Center 221, Judson University Elgin, Illinois, March 27. Curator.

2009 Council of European Urbanism.  Oslo Declaration. Signatory.

2009 Judson University, The Burnham Plan Centennial Partners, in The Burnham Plan Centennial: Our Region, Our Future. December 2009.

2008 Graduate Architecture T.A.U. Studio (Stephen Cullum, cand. M. Arch.’09; Brendan Herr, cand. M. Arch.’09; and Kevin Svensen, cand. M. Arch.’09) presented to invitees including City of Elgin planning staff, Sarosh Saher and Tom Armstrong, historic preservation specialist Jennifer Fritz-Williams, and DNA design committee members and staff. Elgin Downtown Neighborhood Association. December 17, 2008.

2008 Congress for the New Urbanism.  Canons for Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism.  Signatory.

2008 Judson University Department of Architecture undergraduate curricular concentration (2008-2011) and graduate curricular concentration (2008-present).

Assessment for curricular concentration includes the department, visiting occasional critics (including Léon Krier, inaugural Driehaus Prize laureate; Allan Greenberg, Architect and Driehaus Prize laureate; Philip H. Bess, Notre Dame School of Architecture Director of Graduate Studies and Professor; Thomas Rajkovich, Architect and recipient of Ross Award and Forty Under Forty; Matthew Hardy, Ph.D., RAIA, FRSA, International Network of Traditional Building, Architecture, and Urbanism; Michael Watkin, AIA, AICP, CNU, and LEED; Ty Warner, AICP, Executive Director, Flint Hills [Kansas] Regional Council (formerly Principal Planner, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning); and Andrés Duany, FAIA, Driehaus Prize laureate, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Award, and the National Building Museum Vincent J. Scully Award), publication of student work, student interest, alumni career placement and employer advocacy, graduate and post-graduate school records, support from organizations (Congress for the New Urbanism, I.N.T.B.A.U., and the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art), and student competition successes.

2007 Jana Brink, cand. M.Arch.’08, presented at the conference entitled History, Heritage & Regeneration in Eastern Europe, September 2007, in Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania, sponsored by the International Network of Traditional Building, Architecture, and Urbanism.  Assisted with Dr. Marsha Vaughn.

Paper: Building for the Bayash.

2007 Second Sustainable Cities Symposium; Plenary Session. Illinois Green Government Coordinating Council.  City of Elgin, Illinois. October 26, 2007.

Presentation: What Is It That We Want To Sustain?

2007 Context Sensitive Solutions in Designing Major Urban Thoroughfares for Walkable Communities.   Jacky Grimshaw, Center for Neighborhood Technology.  City of Elgin.  John Norquist, President and CEO, Congress for the New Urbanism.  March 16, 2007. Participant as member of the Downtown Neighborhood Association Design Review Committee.

2007 Venice Declaration: on the Conservation of Monuments and Sites in the Twenty-First Century, January 2007. Signatory.

2007 Society of Architectural Historians 2007 Conference Panel (chaired by Royce Earnest) peer review committee.  Member.

2006 Notre Dame University, School of Architecture, Fifth-Year Thesis Midterm Reviews. Prof. Duncan Stroik. 3 March 2006.  Invited critic.

2006 On Vocation: New Urbanism Symposium.  The Falls Church Washington Institute. Falls Church, VA.  Symposiarch: Steven Garber.  April 24, 2006.  Invited participant.

2005 Charleston Classical Council, Fall 2005, Charleston, SC.  Recommendations for Conference Topics offered via TradArch list.

2005 Denison University Department of Art. Granville, Ohio. November 4, 2005.

Presentation: Home Projects for Street People: Danli, Honduras and in Elgin, Illinois. “Built by Rasp and Bicycle: a Year-long Consideration of How We Make Our Homes and What They Make of Us,” Department of Art Lecture.  Also, Faculty Scholarship Colloquium. Judson University.  November 10, 2005.

Special Meeting of the Licking County (Ohio) Housing Initiative.

Presentation: Visioning Urban Redevelopment: Case Studies from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Quincy, Illinois. First Year Seminar-102: Material Culture, Built Environment, and Poverty: Housing, Home, and Homelessness in the Culture of Survival (Karl Sandin) and field workshop. Denison University. Granville, Ohio.  November 2005.

2005 Denison University Department of Art. Granville, Ohio. April 1, 2005.

Presentation: New Urbanism: Principles and Arguments for Re-urbanizing Communities. Department of Art Lecture.

Presentation: The Grand Rapids Charrette and Observations on the Civic Architecture of Poverty. First Year Seminar-102: Material Culture, Built Environment, and Poverty: Housing, Home, and Homelessness in the Culture of Survival (Karl Sandin). April 1, 2005.

2005 Denison University News Release, “Denison Hosts Architecture Professor to Discuss Movement to Re-Urbanize Cities,” March 24, 2005.

2005 Quincy Student Charrette 2005. Week-long intensive visioning and masterplanning effort, sponsored by the City of Quincy, the Great River Economic Development Foundation, and Quincy Young Professionals, with input of local stakeholders, resulting in proposals for the Quincy hotel district and riverfront loft district.  Team of 15 students.  Co-director with Nathaniel Brooks.

Report: “Quincy: A Vision for Our Future, Quincy 2005” by student James Fikkert; director.

Report: Principles and Recommendations.  S.v. Publications.

Exhibit: Quincy Charrette.  Creekside.  Judson University. January 2006.  Jeremy Lindsey, M.Arch.’05, curator. Organizer.

Funding solicitation with R.Nathaniel Brooks: Bigelow Homes, Aurora, Illinois, and several agencies and businesses in Quincy.

2006 Student Charrette Casts Vision for a New Quincy: Plans integrate small town charm and riverside culture with an urban feel.  Judson College News Release.  January 1, 2006. And Cardo Decumanus.  February, 2006.

2005 Wilson, Kelly. “Downtown’s Future Gets Fresh Blueprint.” Herald-Whig. Quincy, Illinois.  March 6, 2005, p.9A and 11A.

2005 Eighinger, Steve, “Team Turns Its Vision to Business District.”  Herald-Whig.  Quincy, Illinois.  March 6, 2005.

2005 “Common Sense in Architecture: in Response to the Faculty’s Open Letter Calling for New Modernist Buildings at the University of Virginia, an Affirmation of New Traditional Architecture” advertisement to the Cavalier Daily, University of Virginia, October, 2005; signatory.  Re-printed Lunch v.1, UVA School of Architecture.

2005 Eric O. Jacobsen, Ph.D. student, Fuller Theological Seminary.  Author of Sidewalks in the Kingdom.  Assisted in acquiring proficiency in architecture as a language. 2005-2006.

2004 Mid-West American Collegiate Schools of Architecture conference, Judson College, Elgin, IL. September 2004.

Panel (chaired): Roundtable on Natural Law and Urbanism.  Panelists: Philip Bess, Univ. of Notre Dame School of Architecture, Graduate Director; Greg Clark, Ph.D., North Park University, Philosophy; Mark Torgerson, Ph.D., Judson University, and Tyson Warner, Will County Chief Planner.

2004 The Teaching of Architecture and Urbanism in the Age of Globalization Conference, Council for European Urbanism. 5-9 May 2004. Universidade Católica Portuguesa, New School Of Architecture, Viseu, Portugal.

Session (invited): Panelist.

Exhibit: The Teaching of Architecture and Urbanism in the Age of Globalization Conference Student Show.  Universidade Católica Portuguesa, New School Of Architecture, Viseu, Portugal, 5-9 May 2004.  Student Show Award Committee Member.

Paper: Viseu Declaration on Architectural Education. Universidade Católica Portuguesa, New School Of Architecture, Viseu, Portugal, 5-9 May 2004.  Signatory.

2004 Letter to the Rector, Portuguese Catholic University, Viseu, in protest of the closing of the traditional architecture program; September 2004.

2004 Non-denominational Church Architecture: Strategy and Design conference, Judson University Department of Architecture, Elgin, Illinois, February 2004.  Panelist.

2004 MidWest ACSA Conference, Judson University Department of Architecture, Elgin, IL, September 2004.  Paper proposals reviewer.

2004 Council for Architecture and Urbanism on Housing: Boston Architecture Council; Boston, MA, April 22-25, 2004.  Council Final, discussant.

2002 The Testimony of Place: Building Churches and Neighborhoods.  Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 3-5, 2002. Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Worship Renewal Grants Program (funded by Lilly Endowment, Inc.), Calvin College.

Fieldstudy:  Grand Rapids Churches and Neighborhoods; guide.

Project Review Workshop: reviews of projects brought by conferees, review critic.

Exhibit:  Testimony of Place.  Judson University Senior Studio.  Nathaniel Brooks and Christopher C. Miller.

2002 Wealthy/Jefferson neighborhood charrette, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Organized under auspices of the Inner City Christian Federation of Grand Rapids for Wealthy/Jefferson neighborhood, Grand Rapids, Michigan. January 2002.  Academic and history consultant with other seminarians to charrette team.

2002 Inner City Christian Federation on the Wealthy-Jefferson Redevelopment Initiative.  Blueprints, Spring 2002.

2002 New Urbanism and Communities of Faith, Calvin College Seminars in Christian Scholarship, March 6-8, 2002, Seaside, Florida.  Sponsored by Fieldstead & Co.  Also, Faculty Scholarship Colloquium, Judson Univ. Nov. 4, 2002.

Paper (invited): A Flag by its Colors: Architectural Ornament as an Index of Democracy and Locality.

2001 Evangelical Worship and Church Architecture Conference, Judson College, October 12 and 13, 2001.  Panelists included Jhennifer Amundson, Thomas Barrie, Donald Bruggink, Jim Halverson, Denis McNamara, Kurt Peterson, Mark Torgerson, and James F. White.

Session Panel (moderated): Must evangelicals be iconoclasts?

2001 New Urbanism and communities of faith, Philip Bess (Andrews Univ.), director; Fieldstead, funder; Calvin College Seminars in Christian Scholarship, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 24 – July 27, 2001.

Paper: Manifesto for temperateness in architecture.

2001 Savannah College of Art and Design.  Department of Architecture. Architectural History Lecture Series, November 2001.

Paper: Imaging Polity: Albertian theory, Sansovino’s Venice, and a Proposal for Practice.

1999 Downtown Neighborhood Association, Elgin, and the Judson University Department of Architecture, showing of “Back from the Brink: Saving America’s Cities by Design,” American Architectural Foundation.

Panel: Invited discussant.

1995 Third Meeting of the International Society for the Classical Tradition, Boston University, March 8-12, 1995.

Paper (reviewed): Circumstantial Virtue and the Problem of Ornament in the Architectural Theory of Leon Battista Alberti.

1993 The Second Annual Graduate Symposium: Topics in Art and Architectural History, Art History Graduate Assoc. and the McIntire Department of Art, University of Virginia, 1993.

Paper (reviewed): Ornament and Rhetorical Architecture in Alberti’s Decem Libri de Re Aedificatoria.

1993 Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia, November 2, 1993.

Gallery Lecture (invited):  What Works and What is Missing: the Predella Fragment by Bartolo di Fredi.

Other Paper Proposals Accepted (selected) and Invitations

2013 Academy of Evangelical Scientists and Ethicists Meeting and Evangelical Environmental Leadership Retreat. January 9-11, 2013; Bolger Conference Center, Potomac, Maryland.  Unable to attend.

2013 Symposium on Urbanism, Spirituality, and Well-Being.  Harvard University. June 6-8. Nominated by World Evangelical Association Creation Care Task Force, Director.

2008 Conference 2008: 50 Years On – Resetting the Agenda for Architectural Education.  22-23 July 2008, Examination Schools, University of Oxford, UK.  Lack of institutional travel funds.

Paper: Courtyards in a Pedagogy for Sustaining Buildings and People.

2007 Third International Conference On Architecture And Building Technologies “Regional Architecture In Euro-Mediterranean Area.  Ischia, June 15th-16th, 2007.  Lack of institutional travel funds.

Paper: A Roman Cortile as a Pedagogical Tool: Teaching Sustainable Design Using John S. Reynolds’s Courtyards.

Practice (Professional and Intern)

2009 Villa Jericó. Near Danli, Honduras.  Villa: traditional 12,000sf rural residential center for women and children; design schematic to design development; dedicated January 2007.  Villa, with typical courtyard, is oriented to take advantage of winter sun and breezes and maximize potential for daylighting; porches and roof projections intended to reduce solar heat gain.  Cottage Hamlets: first, in series, completed 2008. Cottages designed to utilize thermal lag for winter heating.  Chapel: preliminary design and ongoing design development since 2008. Masterplan: preliminary planning from 2009. School: in ongoing design development from 2007. Consultant in collaboration with Elizabeth L. Hake and Arnulfo Ortiz, contractor. Consulting in construction assurance with site visits periodically.

Wildacre, Albert H. Olmsted House; renovations and adaptations. Newport, Rhode Island (BUS, RI: NE174).  Orig. architect, Irving Gill.  Train & Spencer Architects (now Train & Partners Architects and Madison Spencer Architects), Charlottesville, Virginia.  1998-1999. Staff architect. Newport Historical Society Award, 2001, and Rhode Island Historic Preservation Award, 2001.

Wachovia Regional Bank Headquarters.  E.Main St. Charlottesville, VA.  Charlottesville National Register Historic District. Adaptive re-use of and addition to the National Bank, 1920.  Train & Spencer Architects (now Train & Partners Architects), Charlottesville, Virginia.  1998-1999. Staff Architect. Central Virginia AIA Honor Award, 2000.  City of Charlottesville Historic Preservation Award, 2000.

Residential interior.  Ruckersville, Virginia.  Independent architectural practice.

Residential interior.  Woodstock, Virginia.  Independent architectural practice.

Temple Beth Israel; addition (14,000sf addition to nation’s tenth oldest synagogue). Charlottesville, VA.  Bruce Wardell Architects, Charlottesville, VA. 1994.  Staff architect: designed components of addition; produced component of contract construction documents; authored contract construction specification; assisted landscape architect in satisfying City’s Community Development standards in site plan; and produced graphic materials for presentation to City site plan review. Virginia AIA Award. Virginia Masonry Council Award.  Alliance for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities Award.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church; addition.  Charlottesville, VA.  Bruce Wardell Architects.  1994.  Staff architect: administrated contract for construction of Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church including resolution of construction difficulties.

Center for Christian Study addition; schematic designs. Charlottesville, VA.  Bruce Wardell Architects.  1994.   Staff architect.

Residence Addition, Ednam Forest, Albemarle County, VA. Shank and Gray Architects.  1986-1993.  Staff architect.

Barclay Clubhouse. Albemarle County, VA. Shank and Gray Architects.  1986-1993.  Staff architect and schematic designer.

Charlottesville City Hall HVAC replacement, Charlottesville, VA.  Shank and Gray Architects. 1986-1993. Staff architect: managed preliminary stage of project; authored specification; revised documentation and process for changes in project construction.

City Hall Annex, Charlottesville, VA.  Shank and Gray Architects. 1986-1993. Staff architect: administrated construction contract; revised site plan; produced numerous (150+) drawings for resolutions; coordinated efforts of consultants and coordinated services to various city agencies; achieved fairness in complex complex multi-party situation and excellent contract delivery in resultant building.

Our Lady of the Angels monastery.  Crozet, VA. Shank and Gray Architects. 1986-1993. Staff architect.

Residence.  Albemarle County, VA. Design development.  Independent practice. 1990.

Residence.  Charlottesville, VA. Design development.  Independent practice.  1986.

Frank Hereford Office Suite Interiors.  Charlottesville, VA. Shank and Gray Architects. 1986-1993. Staff architect: principal designer, project manager for construction administration.

Residence.  Carlisle, MA. Design development.  Independent practice. 1985.

Susan Coolidge House (built 1880s); adaptive re-use.  Newport,  Rhode Island. Newport Collaborative Architects, Newport, RI. 1984.  Nominated for National Register and for Department of Interior Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program.  Intern architect and principal designer.  Firm featured in “Group Dynamics” Traditional Building, June 2010.

Ogden Codman House; adaptive re-use.  Bristol, Rhode Island.  Newport Collaborative Architects, Newport, RI. 1984.  Intern architect.

Roger Williams College Architecture national competition; Bristol, Rhode Island.  Newport Collaborative Architects, Newport, RI.  1984.  Chief designer.

Hamilton Harbor; adaptive re-use of historic factory (Hamilton Web Company) to residential condominiums.  Wickford, Rhode Island (BUS, RI: NK36).  William D. Warner Architect and Planner. Exeter, RI.  1983. Nominated for National Register and for the Department of Interior Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program.  Staff intern architect.

Residence.  Easthampton, MA.  Design development.  Independent practice. 1983.

Here’s Newport.  Waterfront; Newport, Rhode Island.  Demountable multi-media theater and visitor’s center. Beckman, Blydenburgh, and Associates Architects.  1981-1983.  Staff intern architect; principal designer.

Davol Square Marketplace; adaptative re-use of historic factory buildings to urban marketplace and offices, Providence, Rhode Island (BUS, RI: PR41). As of 1980, it was the nation’s largest project (500,000sf) completed under the Department of Interior Rehabilitation Tax Program. Beckman, Blydenburgh, and Associates Architects.  1981-1983.  Staff intern architect.

1983: Kay, Jane Holtz, “The Marketplace” in Christian Science Monitor, Architecture January 21, 1983.

Monroeville Civic Center, Monroeville, Pennsylvania, national competition.  Beckman, Blydenburgh, and Associates Architects, Providence, RI. 1981-1983. Chief designer.

Energy-Conserving Cottage Design. Beckman, Blydenburgh, and Associates Architects, Providence, RI. 1981-1983.  Collaboration to produce structural sandwich panels of plywood and extruded polystyrene insulation (SIPs).  Staff architectural designer.

Model residence design.

Urban Environmental Laboratory.  Center for Environmental Studies.  Brown University.  135 Angell St.  Providence, RI.  Adaptive re-use, 1981-2, of carriage house, 1885. Beckman, Blydenburgh, and Associates Architects. 1981-1983.  Staff intern architect.  Partner enterprise, Aeolian Kinetics, environmental data acquisition and control devices. Richard King Mellon Foundation grant.

Manisses Hotel; historic restoration.  Block Island, Rhode Island.  Zane Anderson Architect, Providence, RI.  1980-81. Nominated for National Register.  Intern architect.

Prototypic solar house.  Zane Anderson Architect, Providence, RI.  1980-81. Intern architect.

Portland Fire Station.  Portland, Connecticut.  The Malmfeldt Associates Architects, Glastonbury, Connecticut. 1978-80. Intern architect.

Service

University

2016-present General Education Committee.  Appointed.

2014-present Judson University President’s Advisory Council.  Appointed.

2015-present Teaching and Learning Criterion Committee for University Higher Learning Commission Accreditation

2010-2013 Judson University Graduate Council. Appointed.

2007-2010 University Promotion and Tenure Committee.  Faculty-elected member.  Committee-elected chair, AY0809.

Author: Portfolio Guidelines, draft April 2009 and revised 2010.

Author: Peer Review Teaching Observation template.

2009 Joint presentation of Provost, Promotion and Tenure Committee, and past chair of Committee to 2009-2010 faculty candidates for review.

2006-2008 University Self-Study Steering Committee and Assessment Committee; Engagement and Service Committee, appointed chair.

Author: Self-Study Project Criterion Five: Engagement and Service.  Contributory draft to JU assessment self-study (December 2007).

Presentation: Judson University Faculty Development Workshop.  May 18, 2007.

Presentation: Student Focus Group on Response to the Value Problem and Others. Organizer and interlocutor.

Department

2009 to 2014 Assistant Chair for Graduate Programs, Department of Architecture. Faculty-elected.

2010 Internship and Career Day.  Added 150 names to list of potential employers.

2010 Reform of the assistantship program with addition of the studio fellow assistantship.

2010 Faculty Search Committee: Sustainable Design and Traditional Architecture and Urbanism studio faculty.  Elected.

2010 T.A.U. Curricular Overlay for Undergraduate and Graduate Concentrations.

2009 Initiative to Recruit East Asian Graduate Student Interest. Initiated project in November 2009 utilizing the Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia (ACUCA) member institutions list that included Handong Global University. Under Keelan Kaiser, department sent invitations in the fall of 2010.  In December, Abraham Lee, Handong Global University, South Korea, replied with interest and visited JU in 2010.

2009 Graduate Reception.  Queried support among graduating students for a family-oriented end-of year reception and formulated a proposal for the self-supporting reception for undergraduates and graduates that has become the Awards Banquet.

2009 Opened institutional contact with the Association of American College and University Programs in Italy (AACUPI) for advocacy of potential Judson University study abroad site.

2009 Established 452T Honors Studio making possible the first University Honors graduate, Michael Gibbs.

2008 Author: Department of Architecture European Study Compensation Proposal. University approved February 2008.

2008 Traditional Architecture and Urbanism Undergraduate Concentration (Junior Studio, Senior Fall and Spring Studios) and Traditional Architecture and Urbanism Graduate Concentration (Fall and Spring Studios).

Paper: Traditional Architecture and Urbanism (T.A.U.): arts for growing, bettering, and sustaining local ethos and built environments. Proposal for Concentration Option. Department of Architecture Judson University. 6 September 2007.

2008 Congress for the New Urbanism, Illinois Chapter.  Recommended students as potential Chapter board members in reply to solicitation from Chapter president.

2008 Recommended new course proposal for architectural drawing from Craig Farnsworth. JU Department of Architecture approved new course, November 2008.

2007 Author: Department of Architecture European Study development: two sections with different itineraries.  University approved Fall 2007.

2007 Faculty Exhibit for NAAB Architecture Program Accreditation.  March 2007.  Curator and exhibitor.  Assisted by professors Stacie Burtleson and Marga Jann.

2006 Assessment study: Student Visual Preferences for Diverse and Specialized Studios. Department of Architecture.

2006 Paper: Tierce Studio: Curricular Innovation for Diversity and Specialized Studios.  Provides for efficient staffing of smaller studios.  February 2006.  JU Department of Architecture approved, 2006.  Instituted AY 2008-2009.

2005 Author: American Cities Vertical Architecture Studio.  March 11, 2005.  Vertical studio proposal intended to support the cumulative studio course description, promising opportunities for students to pursue their individual philosophic approaches to architecture, by providing intellectual diversity and variety for student selection. Not approved.

2004 JU Department of Architecture Faculty Meeting.  Nov. 1, 2004.

Presentation: What is My Scholarly Program?

2004 JU Department of Architecture Faculty Meeting, October 2004.

Paper: Strategizing Scholarship.

2002 Author: Definitions and Procedures for Master’s of Architecture Thesis.

2002 Author: Comments regarding the Concept Paper on the Organization and Administration of the Graduate, Adult, and Continuing Ed. Programs, Sept.26.

2001 Paper (co-authored with Jhennifer Amundson, Ph.D.): Concentrations Proposal for History/Preservation and Theory/Faith including abbreviated course descriptions.

Church

2014-2015 Church of the Resurrection Pastorate, Elgin. Member.

2008-present Jericho Ministries.  Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  Board Member.

2009 Shrove Tuesday Mission Project Presentation.  St.Mark’s Church, Geneva.

2006-2009 Saint Mark’s Mission Commission, Geneva, IL.

2005 Saint Mark’s Senior High Mission and Service to Jericho Ministries, Danli and Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Geneva,