October 19, 2018 Two Faculty Members Publish Research in Leading Academic Journals

Two faculty members in the School of Architecture published research on preservation and design in two international academic journals this fall.

Tricia Stuth, FAIA, and Ted Shelton, FAIA, coauthored an article in Change Over Time: An International Journal of Conservation and the Built Environment, and served as theme editors of the Journal of Architectural Education. 

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In both publications, Stuth and Shelton discuss their research conducted as Affiliated Fellows at the American Academy in Rome in summer 2016.

Stuth and Shelton’s article in Change Over Time, “For Operative Preservation/ For Post-Operative Design,” explores the relationship between preservation and design and how the overlap of these disciplines could be beneficial to the future of the built environment. The article references “Before After,” a series of art installations by UT faculty Emily Bivens and Althea Murphy-Price, School of Art, and Brian Ambroziak, School of Architecture. The installations explored the in-between state of a building that Stuth and Shelton adapted for reuse.

“We share strategies for new design in historical contexts, including those we employ in our own built architecture,” stated Stuth. “We argue for overlapping the concerns of preservation and design. Architecture is concerned as much with time- and place-based issues as it is with material and space.”

Change Over Time is a semiannual, peer-reviewed journal published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. The journal features work of contemporary conservationists and academic professionals across disciplines around the world.

As theme editors of the Journal of Architectural Education, Stuth and Shelton edited the Preserve issue, which “Seeks to examine the contours of historic preservation broadly at a time when the discipline is undergoing change on multiple fronts,” said Shelton.

Alumna Amanda Gann (B.Arch, ’12, M.Arch, ’14) served as the managing editor and designed the cover of Stuth and Shelton’s issue.

JAE is a biannual peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and has been the primary venue for research and commentary on architectural education since 1947, according to its website.

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