College of Built Environments at the University of Washington.

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[Core] Program Faculty Profile

As of 2003, 30 of the 58 faculty of the College of Built Environments had Ph.D. degrees and many of these faculty members have substantial experience supervising and serving on doctoral committees around the world and at U.W. Contact information for faculty members is available at the College Directory. Core faculty include:


Ahmed Abdel Aziz, Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia
Research Interests: estimating, project controls, quantitative risk analysis, privatized infrastructure, probabilistic estimating and simulation. See Dr. Abdel Aziz's departmental faculty page for more information.

Daniel Abramson, Ph.D. in Urban Planning from Tsinghua University
Research Interests: Developing world cities, Chinese urban community and regional planning and Housing and community development. See Dr. Abramson's departmental faculty page for more information.

Marina Alberti, Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Urban ecology and sustainable urban development. See Dr. Alberti's departmental faculty page for more information.

Alex Anderson, Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania
Research Interests: The relationship between architecture and the decorative arts in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, everyday life in modern architecture (early 20th century), the notion of ornamentation in 20th century architecture, the development and communication of ideas in architectural representations, and parallels between architecture and cuisine. See Dr. Anderson's departmental faculty page for more information.

Christine Bae, Ph.D. in Environmental Planning from University of Southern California
Research Interests: Air quality, Transportation and the environment, Growth Management, Land use and sprawl, and International planning. See Dr. Bae's departmental faculty page for more information.

Christopher Bitter, Ph.D.
Research Interests: housing and commercial real estate market dynamics, urban economics, and sustainable development. See Dr. Bitter's departmental faculty page for more information.

Branden Born, Ph.D.
Research Interests: planning process and policy/decision making, land use, and social justice. See Dr. Born's departmental faculty page for more information.

Chris Campbell, Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles
Research Interests: Urban and Community studies, Community change, Social identity, and group formation, Cultural sociology (theory and practice), Higher education curricular development and assessment. See Dr. Campbell's departmental faculty page for more information.

Manish Chalana, Ph.D. in Planning and Design from the University of Colorado
Research Interests: historic and sustainable urban environments, cultural landscapes, multicultural planning, immigrant communities, crime prevention through environmental design. See Dr. Chalana's departmental faculty page for more information.

Meredith Clausen, Ph.D. in Architectural History from the University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests: Twentieth-Century Architecture, American Architecture. See Dr. Clausen's departmental faculty page for more information.

Saeed Daniali, Ph.D. in Structural Mechanics from the University of Sciences and Technologies of Lille, France
Research Interests: Application of fiber reinforced composites in construction, use of recycled materials in construction, Development of high performance materials for structure subjected to earthquake forces, hazardous mitigation of existing facility for earthquake, flood and avalanches, Development of low-income housing. See Dr. Daniali's departmental faculty page for more information.

James DeLisle, Ph.D. in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics from University of Wisconsin
Research Interests: Real Estate Finance, Capital Markets, Location Decisions, Global Real Estate Investment, Real Estate Management; Market Dynamics and Technology. See Dr. DeLisle's departmental faculty page for more information.

Carrie Sturts Dossick, Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Columbia University
Research Interests: Information technologies and emerging field technologies. See Dr. Dossick's departmental and university faculty pages for more information.

Omar El-Anwar, Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Research Interests: Construction optimization, decision support systems, information technologies, disaster mitigation and management, resilient infrastructure systems, construction sustainability, intelligent resource utilization. Se Dr. El-Anwar's departmental and university faculty pages for more information.

Daniel Friedman, Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania
Research Interests: professional education, public architecture, and twentieth century theory. See Dr. Friedman's departmental faculty page for more information.

Jeffrey Hou, Ph.D. in Environmental Planning from University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests: Investigation of socio-ecological hybridity in urban landscape, processes of public participation, community design, grassroots practice of sustainability, indigenous people and environmental planning, transnational and local environmental activism, dynamic conditions and constructs of cultural landscape, comparative studies in the Pacific Rim. See Dr. Hou's departmental faculty page for more information.

Nicole Huber, Ph.D. from Bauhaus University, in Weimar
Research Interests: sustainable development and emerging visual technologies in a regionalizing and globalizing context. See Dr. Huber's departmental faculty page for more information.

Louisa Iarocci, Ph.D. in the history of art and architecture from Boston University
Research Interests: architectural history and theory, spatial theory, representation and consumerism. See Dr. Iarocci's departmental faculty page for more information.

Mehlika Inanici, Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of Michigan
Research Interests: Lighting Design and Analysis, Building Performance Simulation, Physically-based Rendering, and Computational Photography. See Dr. Inanici's departmental faculty page for more information.

Yong-Woo Kim, Ph.D. in Engineering Project Management from the University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests: Lean Project Delivery System, sustainable construction, project cost management. See Dr. Kim's departmental faculty page for more information.

Ken-Yu Lin, Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research Interests: Information and knowledge management for project sustainability and construction education. See Dr. Lin's departmental and university faculty pages for more information.

Giovanni Migliaccio, Ph.D. in Civil Engineering / Construction Engineering and Project Management, The University of Texas at Austin
Research Interests: Project Delivery Systems, Collaboration among Project Stakeholders, Infrastructure Project Management, Ergonomics

Lynne Manzo, Ph.D. in Environmental Psychology from City University of New York
Research Interests: Environmental psychology and people-place interrelationships, especially place attachment and identity, cultural landscapes, the politics of place, community development, social justice, and affordable housing. See Dr. Manzo's departmental faculty page for more information.

Brian McLaren, Ph.D. in Architectural Design, History and Theory from Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Italian colonial architecture, Tourism, and Politics of Representation. See Dr. McLaren's departmental faculty page for more information.

Donald Miller, Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley
Research Interests: Integrating urban planning and environmental improvement, Environmental justice, Growth management programs, tools, and effectiveness, Development and application of benchmarking, Multicriteria evaluation methods, Other regional development and planning issues, Future of cities and of planning, Quality of life. See Dr. Miller's departmental faculty page for more information.

Anne Vernez Moudon, Ph.D. in Urbanism from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Research Interests: Neighborhood planning, pedestrian travel, and measurements of urban form or the spatial and physical patterns of human habitats. See Dr. Moudon's departmental faculty page for more information.

Bob Mugerauer, Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Texas
Research Interests: Theory and Qualitative Research Methods, Impact of Technology on Built and Natural Environments, Cultural and Social Factors in Planning and Architecture (e.g. Sense of Place and Identity; Quality of Life). See Dr. Mugerauer's departmental faculty page for more information.

Kamran M. Nemati, Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley
Research Interests: Civil engineering materials and construction engineering, with a primary interest in concrete: Application of scanning electron microscopy to microstructure of concrete, durability and repair, and experimental and analytical work associated with plain and reinforced concrete. See Dr. Nemati's departmental faculty page and professional site for more information.

Jeffrey Karl Ochsner, Master of Architecture from Rice University
Research Interests: 19th and 20th century American architecture, historic preservation, Pacific Northwest design history. See Professor Ochsner's departmental faculty page for more information.

Ken Oshima, Ph.D. in Architectural history and theory from Columbia University
Research Interests: the international context of architecture and urbanism in Japan, trans-national architectural history, theory, representation, and design. See Dr. Oshima's departmental faculty page for more information.

Vikram Prakash, Ph.D. in Architecture from Cornell University
Research Interests: Non-western architecture (particularly South Asian) as expression of culture, postcolonial theory and architecture, Internet and architectural history education. See Dr. Prakash's departmental faculty page for more information.

Mark Purcell, Ph.D. in Geography from the University of California, Los Angeles
Research Interests: neoliberal globalization and urban politics, social/political movements and democratization in cities, political theory, academic discourse and intellectual politics. See Dr. Purcell's departmental faculty page for more information.

John Schaufelberger, Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois
Research Interests: Contract procurement and project delivery methods, Construction project management, both domestic and international, Business practices of construction firms. See Dr. Schaufelberger's departmental faculty page for more information.

Sharon E. Sutton, Ph.D. in Environmental Psychology from City University of New York
Research Interests: Social justice approach to youth participation in community development, participatory planning and design, design of learning environments, design of child-friendly cities. See Dr. Sutton's departmental faculty page for more information.

Fritz Wagner, Ph.D. in Urban Design and Planning from the University of Washington
Research Interests: international planning-related health issues. See Dr. Wagner's departmental faculty page for more information.

Thaisa Way, Ph.D. in Architecture from Cornell University
Research Interests: gender and diversity in landscape history, the histories of landscape architecture as a profession, practice, and discipline, sustainable design theory. See Dr. Way's departmental faculty page for more information.

Jan Whittington, Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests: economic and environmental consequences of large scale infrastructure projects. See Dr. Whittington's departmental faculty page for more information.

Ken Yocom, Ph.D. in the Built Environment from the University of Washington
Research Interests: the dynamics of landscape processes and patterns, 'demystifying' emerging strategies and technologies for sustainable development. See Dr. Yocom's departmental faculty page for more information.