Brook Muller is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon. He is Associate Professor in the Architecture Department (the top-ranked program in the US in sustainable design), core faculty member in environmental studies, and Director of the Ecological Design Certificate Program. His research bridges design theory and ecologically responsive architectural practice.
From 1993 to 1996, Muller worked with Behnsich & Partner Architects in Stuttgart, Germany, serving as co-project leader on the IBN Institute for Nature Research, a European Union pilot project for human and environmentally friendly building. He was project team leader with Blackbird Architects on the Honor Award (first place) winning entry for the Great Central Valley “Housing the Next Ten Million” International Design Competition; he was also project team leader for the Van Atta Design Studio offices, recipient of the American Institute of Architects/Boston Society of Architects National Honor Award for Sustainable Design. Muller was primary consultant on the 2007 “Integrating Habitats Competition,” sponsored by Metro (of Portland, Oregon) and considered a “breakthrough in the annals of design competitions” by Metropolis Magazine.
In 2009, he was awarded the Oregon Campus Compact Faculty Award for Civic Engagement in Sustainability. Muller’s book, Ecology and the Architectural Imagination (Routledge Press), will be published in winter 2014.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- Ecological Design as Performance of an Urban Nature
A response to "How is nature critical to a 21st century urban ethic?"
- Ecology and the Architectural Imagination
Brook Muller's new book.