Sixth International Conference on The Constructed Environment

  • 2–4 April 2016
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

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.

Conference Chairs

Dr. Malcolm Alan Compitello

Dr. Malcolm Alan Compitello

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

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, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA

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.

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, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

"Sustainability and Sense of Place: Defining a New Vernacular"

Kathy Hancox and Michael Kothke

Kathy Hancox and Michael Kothke

Architect, Principal, HK Associates, Tucson, USA

"Influences and Intentions"

Graduate Scholar Awardees

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