Human Factors College of Design


Director and Associate Professor
Center for Sustainable Building Research
Phone: 612.626.8783


  • Resilient Design
  • Whole Building Systems
  • Resilient Communities

"MSRP is a great opportunity to advise graduate students in the exploration and research of a project that intersects with the interests of local practitioners.

I worked with Jacob Cherry and Mortenson Construction to advise a project that considered emerging risks in Performance Based contracts. At CSBR, we are researching the advantages on performance based contracts for our work with state funded projects in Minnesota. The work with MSRP allowed me to have a student do a literature review on an aspect of performance contracts and to consider the opinions of a large construction company.

MSRP bridges the gap between academic research in Architecture and practice by exposing students to the work and interests of firms and companies working in the built environment and by integrating companies into the education and research of students at the university."

Consortium for Research Practices
Rapson Hall - Room 145
89 Church Street
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Main Reception Desk: 612-624-7866
fax: 612-624-5743