TAD is a journal of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and is also made possible through additional support from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Building Technology Educators Society (BTES). TAD is published by Taylor & Francis and select issue content can be viewed on their website, tandfonline.com/toc/utad20/current


TECHNOLOGY | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN is a peer-­reviewed international journal dedicated to the advancement of scholarship in the field of building technology and its translation, integration, and impact on architecture and design. TAD aims to become an essential source for new knowledge about how we think, make and use technology within the building arts. Published articles feature primary research in emerging materials, construction techniques, design integration, structures, building systems, energy, environmental design, information technology, digital fabrication, sustainability and resiliency, project delivery, the history and theory of technology, and building technology education. Intended for researchers, educators, and practitioners, the journal advances and transforms the current discourse on building-­based technologies with the goal of expanding, reimagining and challenging its role for architecture and design.


Terri Meyer Boake, University of Waterloo
Dr. William Braham, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Ruchi Choudhary, Cambridge University
Dr. Mark Clayton, Texas A&M University
Dr. Michael Ulrich Hensel, Technical University in Vienna, Austria
Dr. J. Alstan Jakubiec, University of Toronto
Thomas Leslie, Iowa State University
Dr. Chris Luebkeman, ARUP
Dr. Christoph Reinhart, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Rosa Schiano-Phan, University of Westminster
Alvise Simondetti, ARUP


Caryn Brause, AIA, LEED BD+C, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Chris Ford, AIA, Stanford University
Chad Kraus, RA, University of Kansas
Scott Murray, RA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Clare Olsen, RA, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Jeana Ripple, AIA, LEED AP, University of Virginia
Marci Uihlein, PE, M.ASCE, Assoc. AIA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Julian (Jialiang) Wang, PhD, Dr. Eng., LEED AP, Penn State University
Andrzej Zarzycki, RA, New Jersey Institute of Technology

contact editors at: editors(at)tadjournal(dot)org

Caryn Brause AIA is an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Brause’s teaching and scholarship investigate critical skills for contemporary practice, both technological and interpersonal. For her work in this area, she has been recognized with an AIA/ACSA Practice + Leadership Award and an NCARB Award for the Integration of Practice and Education. Brause is author of The Designer’s Field Guide to Collaboration (Routledge).

Chris Ford AIA is the Hamamoto Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow and a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University.  Chris is a design professional, design educator, and design researcher in the areas of both Architecture and Infrastructure design. He is interested in our imminent Urban Futures through the research and design of next-generation solutions for the built environment from a user-centered perspective.

Chad Kraus is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Kansas and a licensed architect. He teaches architectural theory, architectural design studio, and the designbuild Dirt Works Studio. His scholarship concentrates on designbuild pedagogy and material research. Prior to teaching, Chad worked for Pritzker-prize laureate Shigeru Ban and studied architectural history and theory under Alberto Perez-Gomez at McGill University.

Scott Murray is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research and teaching focus on the cultural significance of building-envelope technologies of the last 100 years. He is the author of the books Translucent Building Skins (Routledge) and Contemporary Curtain Wall Architecture (Princeton Architectural Press). He is also a licensed architect with a design practice based in Urbana, Illinois.

Clare Olsen ORCID iD icon is a licensed architect, published author and installation artist. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Brown University and a Masters of Architecture with distinction from the University of California Los Angeles. Olsen’s research has focused on interdisciplinarity, computation, ceramics and design pedagogy. She co-authored Collaborations in Architecture and Engineering with Sinead Mac Namara (Routledge).

Jeana Ripple is an architect, computer scientist, founding principal of Ripple Architecture Studio, and Director of the Master of Architecture Program at the University of Virginia. Her research investigates materials as performance systems, at the scales of building systems, material manufacturing, and by examining city-wide impacts of material codes.   

Marci S. Uihlein ORCID iD icon designed public and private building projects while at Arup in San Francisco and Los Angeles.  As an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she published several articles looking at structural engineering practice and architecture. She has received over $100,000 in grants and awards. Currently, she serves president of the Building Technology Educators’ Society, a College Fine & Applied Arts Design Research Fellow, and a member of ACSA’s Research & Scholarship Committee.

Julian (Jialiang) Wang ORCID iD iconis an Associate Professor in Architectural Engineering at the Penn State University. He received a Ph.D. in Architecture from Texas A&M and Dr. Eng. in Building Physics from Tianjin University. Before joining PSU, Wang worked at the University of Cincinnati, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and Tsinghua University. His research focuses on interdisciplinary applications of building science in sustainable, healthy, and interactive building environments. He is also a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award and the IESNA Richard Kelly Award.

Andrzej Zarzycki ORCID iD icon is an Associate Professor at the College of Architecture and Design in the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), teaching a broad range of building technology, interactivity and digital media courses. His research focuses on interactive and adaptive designs integrating embedded systems with distributed sensing. He is a winner of the SHIFTboston Competition and a co-founder of a design initiative focusing on innovative adaptations of infrastructure into contemporary public spaces.

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