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Graduate Program in Architecture

Brent Sturlaugson, RA

Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in Architecture

Office: CBEIS 220
Phone: 443-885-1862

Curriculum Vitae


M.E.D., Yale University
B.Arch., University of Oregon

Years at Morgan: 2


Brent Sturlaugson is a registered architect and assistant professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at Morgan State University. His research contributes to a more critical understanding of sustainability in architecture by explaining how design mobilizes a cascade of social and environmental effects. Brent’s work has been exhibited widely and published in numerous academic and professional journals.

List of Professional Affiliation(s)
  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
  • Acclimater les Territoires Post-Miniers Network
  • Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative
  • The Architecture Lobby
List of Research Interest(s):
  • Climate change
  • Environmental justice
  • Political ecology
  • Material lifecycles
  • Circular design
  • Embodied carbon
List of Classes Taught: 
  • ARCH 530 - Architecture Design Studio III
  • ARCH 540 - Architecture Design Studio IV
List of Selected Publication(s):
  • “Archive of Lost Mountains,” Solo Exhibition, Gaines Center for the Humanities (2021)
  • “Field Notes on Pandemic Teaching,” Places Journal (2020)
  • “We Have Never Been Sustainable,” POOL (2019)
  • “Critical Spatial Practice,” Society & Space (2019)
  • “Raising a Family in the Academy,” PLATFORM (2019)
  • “Measuring Up,” Journal of Green Building (2019)
  • “What You Don’t See,” Places Journal (2018)
List of Grants and/or Awards:
  • Creative Capital Shortlist, 2022
  • National Endowment for the Arts, 2022 ($125,000)
  • Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund, 2021 ($250,000)
  • Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Research Fellowship, 2014 ($13,650)

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