Human Factors College of Design

BLAINE E. BROWNELL, AIA, LEED-AP

Associate Professor and Interim Department Head, School of Architecture
Email: brownell@umn.edu

Phone: 612-626-1040

Expertise:

  • Energy modeling and its application to design
  • Emerging materials
  • Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Contemporary Japanese Architecture

Biography

Brownell is considered one of the preeminent scholars of advanced materials for architecture and design, having authored the Transmaterial series with Princeton Architectural Press (2006-2010) He earned a B.A. in Architecture with a Certificate in East Asian Studies at Princeton University in 1992, and a Master in Architecture from Rice University in 1998 and is a registered architect. He worked with Yung-Ho Chang, Mark Wamble, and NBBJ before establishing the design/ research practice Transstudio, which focuses on disruptive material applications and emergent environmental building strategies.

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