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Mission Statement

The Building Technology Educators’ Society (BTES) is an organization of architectural educators, passionate about teaching the technology of building design and construction. The mission of the BTES is to promote and publish the best pedagogic practices, relevant research, scholarship, and other creative activity to facilitate student learning, advance innovation, and enhance the status of our disciplines in the profession at large.




BTES Senior faculty available for consultation on research and promotion and tenure review:

Robert M. Arens, AIA
Professor of Architecture
California Polytechnic State University
Department of Architecture
One Grand Boulevard
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0282 USA
t: 805.756.1444

Robert Arens has a diverse background that blends architecture with landscape architecture, technology with design, and professional activity with teaching. Robert's professional career has focused mainly on civic and cultural projects. His most recent professional activity was as design coordinator and project architect with Studio Daniel Libeskind on the World Trade Center Redevelopment, the Fiero Milano Redevelopment project, and the Denver Art Museum Expansion. As an educator, Robert has taught at the University of Detroit, the University of Colorado and Kansas State University; he is now a Professor of Architecture at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. Robert's publications include works on architecture, urban design, technology and teaching; these may be found in numerous US and international publications, among them Shrinking Cities: Volume 1 and Stalking Detroit. He has given invited lectures at numerous universities, symposia and conferences and has received numerous grants and awards. Current research interests include new materials and fabrication methods, designs for global disaster relief, and appropriate architectural technologies for developing countries.

Diane Armpriest
Associate Professor and Chair
Architecture and Interior Design
College of Art and Architecture
University of Idaho, Box 2451
Moscow, Idaho 83843

Linda Brock, MAIBC, RA
Associate Professor
School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC

Interests: building technology, building envelope, and housing, author of Designing the Exterior Wall: An Architectural Guide to the Vertical Envelope

Mike Christenson, AIA, NCARB
Associate Professor of Architecture
Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
North Dakota State University
p: 612.209.0764 / f: 701.231.5773 /

Interests: Building technology; detailing and construction; architectural representation and epistemology. Available to review tenure materials.

Robert J. Dermody, AIA, NCARB
Associate Professor of Architecture
AIA Intern Development Program Educator Coordinator
ACSA Faculty Councilor
Roger Williams University School of Architecture, Art & Historic Preservation
1 Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809
t: 401.254.3094

Primary teaching focus is structures, and a keen interest in the scholarship of teaching—
tenured last year

Kirk Martini
Associate Professor
Associate Dean for Academics
School of Architecture
127 Campbell Hall
PO Box 400122
Charlottesville VA 22904
tel: 434-924-6445

Specialty is structural design, research
interests include structural design for wind and seismic, computer-aided design, optimization for creative design, and non-linear analysis.

Fuller Moore
Emeritus Professor of Architecture, Miami University (Ohio)
Visiting Professor of Architecture, University of Maryland (College Park)
2319 Abby Road
Edgewater, MD 21037
(443) 203-0120 studio/home

Teaching expertise: (Miami U, 26yrs; U Oregon, 4yrs) Intro to ECS, Intro to Structures, Design (all levels), Graphic Communications
Research: Daylighting; Sustainable Design
P&T committee service: 26yr (chair 7yr)

Patrick Rand, FAIA
Distinguished Prof of Architecture
Architecture / Design / NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7701
919 515 8319

Teaching areas:
Design, Materials, Construction Systems, Detailing, Thesis advising
Research Areas:
Pedagogy related to integrating design and technology
Enclosure wall systems, especially masonry
Innovative Materials (co-wrote Materials for Design)
Design of Details (co-wrote Architectural Detailing with Edward Allen)
Embodied Energy and Carbon associated with construction materials

Ryan E. Smith
Associate Professor, University of Utah
Director, Integrated Technology in Architecture Center (ITAC) - multi-disciplinary research coalition for building technology

Research: Prefabrication, Integrated Practice, Lean Construction, Energy Efficiency, Lifecycle Analysis
Teaching: Materials & Construction, Technology based studio, Multi-disciplinary studios

Christine Theodoropoulos, AIA, PE
Head of the Department of Architecture
School of Architecture and Allied Arts
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403 USA
tel 541 346 3656

research areas include structural design, seismic, design and disaster resistant design, will also mentor faculty who are contemplating or beginning administrative appointments

Pat Tripeny
Associate Professor
University of Utah





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