ARCC 2020 Board Nominations

2020 ARCC Board Nominations

ARCC is delighted to announce the 2020 board of directors nominations. In response to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the 2020 board elections will be held using electronic ballot, to be sent to member schools in early August.

Nominees for Vice President/President Elect:

Adil Sharag-Eldin,
Kent State University.

Adil is an associate professor of Architecture in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Kent State University and was the founding coordinator of the Master of Science Program. Currently he serves the Secretary of the ARCC board as well as a founding member of the Sudan Sustainable Building Council. He served as a board member of Green Energy Ohio, and as a member of the board in the local ASHRAE Chapter. He chaired the 2007 National Passive Solar Conference technical committee as well as served as a member of the technical committee for several conferences including ARCC, EDRA, ASES, ISES, and other international conference and journals. His research and publications are in thermophysiological responses to heat and cold stresses and high-performance design.

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Nominees for At-large Board Membership:

Ahmed K. Ali,
Texas A&M University.

Dr. Ahmed K. Ali received his Ph.D. in Architecture and Design Research from Virginia Tech in 2012. Dr. Ali joined the Architecture Department at Texas A&M University as an Assistant Professor in 2015. Dr. Ali teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in architectural design, building materials and construction, and building assemblies and tectonics. Dr. Ali’s research focuses on the role of design in the Circular Economy paradigm and industrial waste-flows transformation. He has received over $ 465,000 in research funding. Dr. Ali is a guest reviewer of several top-tier journals. He has obtained one patent, written eight peer-reviewed journal articles, one book chapter, and fifteen papers in top conference proceedings.

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Umberto  Berardi,
Ryerson University.

Dr. Umberto Berardi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University, Toronto. He served as the Chair of Curriculum Committee of the Department from 2016 to 2019, and has been instrumental to lead building technology research at Ryerson. His interests include the study of advanced building systems that incorporate new high-performance materials to mitigate the effects of climate change on buildings. Dr. Berardi’s publication record includes over 200 publications cited over 7,000 times. He was recently chosen for the Canada Research Chair in Building Science, sponsored by NSERC and Ryerson University with 1.3M$.

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Christina Bollo,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

I am an assistant professor at the University of Illinois School of Architecture. My research focuses on the social, economic, and environmental ramifications of housing design and policy on the people who live there. I am currently investigating the tradeoffs between autonomy and community for the residents of Permanent Supportive Housing. I teach active-learning courses in Health, Wellbeing and Architecture and graduate-level design studios: my close connections with developers and architects expose students to the affordable housing industry. I have a PhD in sustainable architecture from the University of Oregon, and am a licensed architect in Illinois and Washington State.

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Ihab Elzeyadi,
University of Oregon.

Ihab Elzeyadi is an architect and building scientist. His research focus on Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) and Occupant’s well-being in the built environment. Dr. Elzeyadi has been engaged in the design, construction, and research of high-performance buildings for more than 25 years. His group investigates applied research related to occupant’s comfort, health, and well-being in high performance buildings. Professor Elzeyadi conducted post-occupancy evaluations (POE), and building performance evaluations (BPE) of more than 200 buildings, 150 of them are LEED™ and LBC rated across the design, construction, and occupancy lifespan. In addition, he has provided design assistance for more than eight million S.F. of commercial buildings.

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Jose Gamez,
University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Professor Gámez is the former Interim Director of the School, Associate Director and Graduate Programs Director. He was a Research Fellow with both UNC Charlotte’s Institute for Social Capital and its Urban Institute. He has published in Places, Journal of Urbanism, Journal of Applied Geography, and The Plan Journal and he co-edited Rio de Janeiro: Urban Expansion and Environment  and Vertical Urbanism: Designing Compact Cities in China. His essays can also be found in Writing Urbanism: A Design Reader, Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism, and Latino Urbanism: The Politics of Planning, Policy and Redevelopment.

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Mae-ling Lokko,
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Mae-ling Lokko is an architectural scientist and building technology researcher from Ghana and the Philippines whose work centers on the upcycling of agrowaste and biopolymer materials into high performance clean building material systems for humidity control, indoor air quality remediation and water quality control applications. Lokko holds a Ph.D. and Masters of Science in Architectural Science from the Center from Architecture, Science and Ecology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and B.A from Tufts University. Her research integrates a broad range of technical, environmental, social and cultural criteria that questions contemporary material-value systems, codevelops business models for upcycling between the Global North and South and evolves material life cycle design criteria to meet generative justice criteria.

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Liz  Martin-Malikian,
Kennesaw State University.

As an academic-practitioner, Liz entered higher education fulltime after 18 years of architectural practice in 2004 as the
Paul Rudolph Visiting Professor of Practice at Auburn University. Since 2006, Liz has taught at Kennesaw State University, College of Architecture and Construction Management (formerly Southern Polytechnic State University) in metro-Atlanta, where she examines the connection between teaching, research and creative practice. As chair of KSU’s thesis 3-course sequence, she was awarded the 2019 ACSA/AIA Practice and Leadership Award for her efforts coordinating undergraduate thesis exploring: ‘Is Doing Architecture, Doing Research?’ Liz is currently editing a Companion to Architectural Research for Routledge arguing the differences in how academics and practitioners define research,
essentially hindering architecture’s capacity to be truly driven by research.

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Clare Robinson,
University of Arizona.

Clare Robinson, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Arizona, where she teaches courses in modern architectural history and theory. Robinson earned a Doctorate in Architecture from UC-Berkeley, an M.Arch from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a B.A. from Smith College. Since 2001, she has taught at several universities and has received grants and awards for her research. Her current research examines architecture and planning in the mid-twentieth century, focusing on social environments of college campuses for their educational, social, economic, and aesthetic import. In this work, she addresses socio-economic conditions and the ways architecture has served and continues to be an instrument of social education and class realization.

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