Sixth International Conference on The Constructed Environment
University of Arizona
Tucson, USA
2-4 April 2016

At a Glance...

3

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.

60

Delegates from all over the world who attended the Sixth International Conference on The Constructed Environment

19

Countries represented

2016 Plenary Speakers

The Sixth International Conference on The Constructed Environment featured plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

R. Brooks Jeffery

R. Brooks Jeffery

Director of the UA/CAPLA Drachman Institute
The University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

R. Brooks Jeffery is Director of the Drachman Institute at the University of Arizona’s College of Architecture Planning and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA) where he is also Coordinator of its multi-disciplinary Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation and Professor with joint appointments in the School of Architecture and School of Landscape Architecture & Planning. At the Drachman Institute, Jeffery directs the College’s community-based research and outreach arm commited to the scholarship of engagement as a cornerstone of professional design education based on the core values of service-learning, collaborative partnerships, and community impact.

Jeffery has spent his career documenting, interpreting and preserving the significance of built environments throughout the world, including the Middle East, Spain, Latin America and the Southwestern U.S. His publications include Cross-Cultural Vernacular Landscapes of Southern Arizona(Vernacular Architecture Forum, 2005, co-edited with Laura Hollengreen), “From Azulejos to Zaguanes: The Islamic Legacy in the Built Environment of Hispano-America” (Journal of the Southwest, Spring/Summer 2003), A Guide to Tucson Architecture (University of Arizona Press, 2002, with Anne M. Nequette), Joesler & Murphey: An Architectural Legacy for Tucson (City of Tucson, 1994) and Yemen: A Culture of Builders(American Architectural Foundation, 1989).

In addition to his administration, teaching and research responsibilities, Jeffery collaborates with governmental and civic agencies on preservation issues locally, regionally, and nationally while serving as a board member on the University of Arizona Historic Preservation Advisory Committee, Arizona Historic Sites Review Committee, and the National Council for Preservation Education. He is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, US/ICOMOS, and Vernancular Architecture Forum.

Kathy Hancox and Michael Kothke

Kathy Hancox and Michael Kothke

Architect, Principal, HK Associates, Tucson, USA

HK Associates Inc is an award winning architecture firm made up of husband and wife team Kathy Hancox and Michael Kothke.

Before forming HK Associates, Michael and Kathy followed largely independent but parallel career paths, with each making substantial contributions to internationally recognized architecture firms in both Canada and the United States: Patkau Architects, Peter Cardew Architects, Acton Johnson Ostry, Lundberg Design and Leddy Maytum Stacy. An opportunity to work together with Rick Joy brought them to Tucson, AZ in 2003 where they fell in love with the desert. HK Associates was established in 2006.

"Working together, combining our separate but complimentary experiences - the results feel exponential rather than additive. In our collaboration we strive to create something better than we could achieve individually."

HK believes in the power of thoughtful design to enrich life and views every project as an opportunity to create something meaningful. Driven by simplicity and honesty in design, the studio's approach is client and site specific, striving to create spaces and structures that are timeless and enduring, relevant and contextual. Good design is inherently sustainable.

Conference Chairs

Dr. Malcolm Alan Compitello

Dr. Malcolm Alan Compitello

Professor of Spanish, Head of the Department of Spanish Portuguese
University of Arizona

Dr. Malcolm Alan Compitello is Professor of Spanish Head of the Department of Spanish Portuguese. He came to the University of Arizona from Michigan State University where he was Professor of Spanish and Associate Chair of the Department of Romance and Classical Languages. Professor Compitell received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from St. John's University in New York City and his Ph.D. in Hispanic literature with a minor in Comparative Literature from Indiana University. Professor Compitello is the Executive Editor of the Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies and serves on the editorial boards of a number of other publication. Professor Compitello has authored and edited three books on contemporary Spanish literature and numerous articles on contemporary literature and Cultural Studies. His most recent edited volume (with Edward Baker) is De Fortunata a M:40. Un siglo de cultura urbana (Madrid: Alianza, 2003). Professor Compitello's current research is on urban cultural geography in Spain. Professor Compitello is also the Program Director for the Humanities Seminars Program in the College of Humanities and an Honors Professor. He was on the Executive Committee of the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (ADFL) from 2003-2005 and was President of the Organization in 2005.

Jeffery S. Poss

Jeffery S. Poss

FAIA, Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Jeffery S. Poss, FAIA, is a Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He received his Master of Architecture from the school in 1980. In the years following he practiced with Skidmore Owings and Merrill, Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates, and Tai Soo Kim Partners. In 1989 he returned to Urbana-Champaign to begin teaching and practicing architecture. Studio teaching has focused on the development of concept, materials, and detail into architectural design, including design-build structures, furniture design, and the exploration of whole-to-part relationships in architecture, which received the AIA Education Honors Award. His eponymous firm Jeffery S Poss Architect has designed and completed award-winning proposals for residences, interiors, memorials, pavilions, and most recently, flat-pac and ecological architecture. His commissioned and competition work has been published in numerous journals and magazines in print and online. His collected work can be seen at www.jefferyspossarchitect.net.

Graduate Scholars

For each conference, a small number of Graduate Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for graduate students at this stage in their academic careers. The 2016 Graduate Scholar Awardees are listed below

Elizabeth Cook

Elizabeth Cook

College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, USA

Anthony Pratcher II

Anthony Pratcher II

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

Adnya Sarasmita

Adnya Sarasmita

University of Washington-Seattle, Seattle, USA

Vera Chami Alves de Souza

Vera Chami Alves de Souza

Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil

James Thompson

James Thompson

University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Laura Vázquez

Laura Vázquez

University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

Final Program