N Jonathan Unaka


N Jonathan Unaka, Adjunct Professor

N Jonathan Unaka is a PhD candidate and an adjunct lecturer in architecture at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He holds a professional Masters of Architecture from Boston Architectural College and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. During his professional architecture career he has worked on a variety of projects; including schools, office buildings, libraries and hospitals, among other building types at architectural firms in Boston, New York and Milwaukee. These projects have been across the Americas, Africa and elsewhere. He has taught in middle schools and high schools in Boston and in the Bahamas. He teaches a core technology course, design studio and originated the Cape Verde study abroad program which he led. His research interests are in the intersections of ecologically sensitive solutions with community participation, design and implementation – especially how education can be a catalyst for such interactions. He has a passion for appropriate technology use in low income areas around the globe.

Ph.D. (ABD) Architecture (Sustainable Design Education) University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
M-Arch Architecture Boston Architectural College, 2001
B-Sc Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts, 1994

Research Focus
Sustainable Design – Ecologically Sensitive, Socially Responsive, Culturally Relevant, Economically Viable
Design Education Appropriate Technologies
Architecture without Architects

Arch 645/845 – Design Studio
Arch 301 – Architectural Structures and Construction

Selected Work
Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Brooklyn Bridge Renovation, New York
Kuwaiti National Museum Renovation, Kuwait City
Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, Virginia


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