James Wasley

Contact
414.229.4045
jwasley@uwm.edu

James Wasley, Associate Professor,
Architecture Chair

Bio
James Wasley is the former president of the Society of Building Science Educators and P.I. of the SBSE Carbon Neutral Design Project. He is also a former founding member and President of the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance. He believes in 'Green Architecture' as a synthesis of energy efficiency, resources conservation and human health concerns through design. His pedagogy involves all three of these topics, focusing on the creation of ecologically sound buildings through site and climate responsive design relative to building type. His research also advances these issues as a set. He has specific expertise in the creation of ‘extreme case’ healthy environments, in field documentation of the thermal performance of existing buildings, and in the specification and use of resource conserving materials. His current research and pedagogy involves the use of daylighting in architecture, which again has implications for both energy efficiency and human health.

Education
Rice University: M.Arch., 1992
University of Oregon: B.Arch/Honors, 1983

Research Focus
Green Architecture

Courses
Arch 615/815 Carbon Neutral Design
Arch 723 Fundamentals of Ecological Architecture
ARCH 788 Green Building SeminarDownload Acrobat Reader (PDF:36k)
ARCH 825 Green Building Design Download Acrobat Reader (PDF:80k)
Arch 825 UW-Madison Conference Center
Arch 836 Form and Composition

Selected Work
Wasley, J. "Dwellings for People with Multiple chemical Sensitivities" UNESCO Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS). Topic 1.32.3: Emerging Issues in Building Design. Raymond Cole. Univeristy of British Columbia, Principal Author. (forthcoming).
Wasley, J. "Safe Houses and Green Architecture: Reflection on the Lessons of the Chemically Sensitive." Journal of Architectural Education, May 2000 53/4, pp 207-215. Read More

Rousseau, D. and J. Wasley. Healthy By Design: Building and Remodeling Solutions for Creating Healthy Homes. Vancouver, B.C.: Hartley and Marks Publishers, Inc., 1997.

Utzinger, M. and J. Wasley. Vital Signs: Building Balance Point Package. Center for Environmental Design Research, University of California, Berkeley. 1997.

Wasley, J. and M. Utzinger. Vital Signs: Glazing Performance Package. Center for Environmental Design Research, University of California, Berkeley, 1996.

Wasley, J. Safe Houses and Green Architecture: Reflection on the Lessons of the Chemically Sensitive. Journal of Architectural Education, forthcoming- February 1999.)

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