The Building Technology Educators’ Society serves the community of academics and professionals who are involved most directly with the construction and structure of the built environment. The mission of BTES is to promote and publish the best pedagogic practices, relevant research, scholarship, and other creative activity to facilitate student learning, advance innovation, and enhance the status of building technology disciplines in the profession at large.

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Full Proceeding

Proceedings of the 2023 Building Technology Educators' Society Conference

Giovanni Loreto and Liz Martin-Malikian

2023-12-20 2023


Linking Sustainability and Housing Affordability to Neighborhood Design Compatibility

Michael L. Garrison

2023-06-06 2023 • 1–9

Learning Via Making, a Hands-On Approach

Pablo Moyano Fernández

2023-06-06 2023 • 10–19

Energy Retrofit Evaluation of a Naturally Ventilated Historic Building in a Hot and Humid Climate

Layla Iskander, Antonio Martinez-Molina and Saadet Beeson

2023-06-06 2023 • 20–27

Catenary Timber: The 2022 Barry Onouye Studio

Tyler S. Sprague

2023-06-06 2023 • 28–35

Reflecting on the Intent of Undergraduate Design Research

Kristopher Palagi

2023-06-06 2023 • 36–42

Remote Control: Attuned Interventions in Mass Timber for Inuit-Housing

Peter S. Raab

2023-06-06 2023 • 43–50

XX-LAM: The Architecture of Curved Cross-Laminated Timber

Jason Griffiths

2023-06-06 2023 • 59–62

Precision and Constructability: Formwork Design for the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis

Liane Hancock

2023-06-06 2023 • 66–71

Earth Made Urban Living: Earthen Construction Materials and Techniques for Contemporary Housing

Robert Holton

2023-06-06 2023 • 78–84

Carbon Cequestering and Structural Abilities of Eucalyptus Cloeziana

Holly Sandberg, Christina McCoy and Khaled Mansy

2023-06-06 2023 • 85–92

Future of Thermal Insulation, Zero Carbon Options

Tiffany Mollohan, Khaled Mansy and Jay Yowell

2023-06-06 2023 • 93–100

Learning Through Lightness

Nate Imai and Matthew Conway

2023-06-06 2023 • 101–106

Building Ecosystems: Hybrid Materialities for Collective Urban Infrastructures

Juan José Castellón

2023-06-06 2023 • 108–115

Ecological Tectonics: Rethinking Construction through Material Reuse, Recycle, and Reclaim

Jongwan Kwan

2023-06-06 2023 • 116–123

Housing and Concrete, a Design Build Studio

Gernot Riether and Mohamed A. Mahgoub

2023-06-06 2023 • 124–128

The Use of Wood Betters the Relationship Between People and Places

Giorgio Frunzio, Marilena De Simone, Giovanni Loreto, Luciana Di Gennaro and Luigi Massaro

2023-06-06 2023 • 130–133

Agricultural Waste Fiber in 'An Economy That is Restorative and Regenerative by Design'

Mark S. Taylor and Kyle Smith

2023-06-06 2023 • 136-146

Framing a Tectonics of Place: The Arizona School

Chad Schwartz

2023-06-06 2023 • 147-154

A Tale of Three Stones

Keith Peiffer

2023-06-06 2023 • 155-162

The Restoration of Santa Maria delle Grazie: The New Life of an Ancient Church

Luciana Di Gennaro, Giorgio Frunzio and Giovanni Loreto

2023-06-06 2023 • 163-171

Avoiding the Imperialist Agenda when Designing for the Developing World

Elizabeth McCormick and Lochana Deshpande

2023-06-06 2023 • 172-177

Techne: Teacing Iterative Tectonics to Architecture Students

Eric Dean Weber

2023-06-06 2023 • 187-194

Matter, Making, and Testing: Designing with Next Generation Precast Concrete

Richard J. Garber, Riley Engelberger and Lisa Knust

2023-06-06 2023 • 195-202

The COTE Student Design Competition as a Vehicle for Integrative Architectural Education

Peter S. Raab

2023-06-06 2023 • 203-210

From Integration to Embodiment: An Evolving Approach to Teaching Design and Building Technology

Jordan A. Kanter and Robert Williams

2023-06-06 2023 • 211-218

How much does your building (model) weigh? On heightening awareness of embodied carbon in the design studio

Mike Christenson and Malini Srivastava

2023-06-06 2023 • 219-226

Lessons from an Integrated Design Course

Clifton Fordham

2023-06-06 2023 • 227-231

Design for an industrialized construction in architecture education: a case study integrating dfma and digital twin in the design studio

Paola Sanguinetti and Luz Rodríguez

2023-06-06 2023 • 232-245

Teaching carbon responsibility to first year architecture and engineering design students

Clare Olsen, Thomas di Santo and Casey Benito

2023-06-06 2023 • 240-245

Direct Housing for Post-Disaster Recovery: Design and Logistics for Alternative Solutions

Dustin Albright, Elly Hall, Yongjia Song, Weichiang Pang and M. Stoner

2023-06-06 2023 • 246-253

Designing Water Self-Sustaining International Projects Using Comprehensive Water Auditing

Courtney Crosson

2023-06-06 2023 • 254-261

Weaving and Tuning Cast-In-Place Falsework

Kristopher Palagi

2023-06-06 2023 • 262-265

Negotiating the ground plane: calibrating the geometry of climate-adaptive urban surfaces

Kentaro Tsubaki and Charles D. Jones

2023-06-06 2023 • 266-273

Proactive Not Reactive: Pandemic-Prepared Commercial Architecture

Sydney Garceau and Liz McCormick

2023-06-06 2023 • 274-281

(In)Determinacy: Material and Joint Constraints to Unleash Tectonic Thinking

Michelle Laboy

2023-06-06 2023 • 282-291

KSU Mini Pavilion: A Constructed Ecology and A Didactic Tool for Learning

Michael Carroll and Billy Kihei

2023-06-06 2023 • 292-300

Tectonics & Stereotomy

Regin Schwaen

2023-06-06 2023 • 301-310

The Site of Ornament

Genevieve Baudoin and Bruce Johnson

2023-06-06 2023 • 311-318

Introducing Robotics to Students Through Novel Architectural Fabrication

Erin Hunt

2023-06-06 2023 • 319-326

Pneumatic Reality: An Exploration of Inflatables as a Pedagogical Design Tool

Shawn Protz

2023-06-06 2023 • 327-334

A Tectonics of Ontogenetic Materialism: Three Projects

Dwaine Carver

2023-06-06 2023 • 335-341

Having It Both Ways: Building as Object, Building as Artifact

Emily McGlohn, Mackenzie Stagg, Elizabeth Farrell Garcia and Rusty Smith

2023-06-06 2023 • 342-349

Living Surfaces: Defying Walls

Zamila Karimi, Cody Kucharski and Ana Valdez Tello

2023-06-06 2023 • 350-359

Performative Periodic Tessellations: A Study of Parametric, Light-Responsive Façade Systems in the Museum Setting

Arash Soleimani and Mostafa Alani

2023-06-06 2023 • 178-186