Brian Schermer, Associate Professor
Brian Schermer, PhD is a licensed architect and associate professor of architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His research focuses on how architecture serves as a catalyst for organizational change for clients, as well as design management strategies to create experientially rich, beautifully crafted, and productive settings. His research on architectural clients ranges from community-based nonprofits and institutions for higher education, to government agencies and nontraditional workplaces. He is co-author of Law and Practice for Architects, and author of The Place of Nonprofits, a pre-design planning guide for community-based organizations. He has also written extensively on architectural programming and building performance evaluation. He is a long-time member of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) and former Board Chair. Prior to his academic career, Professor Schermer worked as an architect and architectural researcher in New York, California, and Massachusetts.
Ph.D. in Architecture, University of Michigan
M. Arch., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Architectural clients and the relationship between organizational and architectural change
Challenges in contemporary architectural practice
Arch 585 Research Methods
Arch 586 Programming for Arch Design
Arch 645/845 Workshop Studio
Arch 750 Pro-seminar in Environmental Design Research
Arch 785 Advanced Research Methods in Architecture
"Lost in the Translation: Project Partnering as a Model of Collaborative Design and Construction." Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture International Conference; Helsinki, Finland; July 27-30, 2003."Weaving the Institutional and the Practical in Everyday Architectural Ethics." Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Central Region Conference; Muncie, Indiana, October 24-26, 2003.
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