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Civil and Architectural Engineering|College of Engineering and Applied Science

Jon A. Gardzelewski

Assistant Academic Professional Lecturer

Room 3085, Engineering Building University of Wyoming
College of Engineering and Applied Science

Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering
Dept. 3295
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Office Phone: 307.766.4386
Fax Number: 307.766.2221

Research Website: Building Energy Research Group (BERG)



  • B.S. Department of Architectural Engineering, University of Wyoming, 2002
  • M.A. Master of Architecture, University of Oregon, 2005

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA), Associate Member
  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED Accredited Professional
  • International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA)
  • National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) - Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC)
  • National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) - building SMART alliance (BSA)

Professional Experience

  • Freeform Energy, Founder, 2009 - Present
  • Helmuth Obata Kassabaum, London, Washington, DC, Firmwide, 2006 - 2009
  • G+A Architects, Paris, FR, 2005
  • SERA Architects, Portland, OR, 2004 - 2005
  • McCall Design Group, San Francisco, CA, 2004

Current Research

  • Building Performance Analysis: The Virtual Design Approach to Energy Efficient Architecture
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the Design Studio
  • The Passive House for Wyoming and the Mountain West

Teaching Areas

  • Fundamentals of Building Performance
  • Architectural Design I
  • Architectural Design II
  • Advanced Architectural Graphics


  • 2007 Autodesk Revit Design Awards, Non-Residential over 2500sqm Winner, Overall Winner (with HOK London)

Papers and Presentations

  • (with Gang Tan) "Utilizing a Multidisciplinary Design Team for Energy Efficient Renovations of Existing Buildings," 2011 ASCE Architectural Engineering Conference, Oakland, CA.
  • (with Tony Denzer) "Drawing and Modeling: Analog Tools in the Age of BIM," 2011 ASCE Architectural Engineering Conference, Oakland, CA.
  • (with Gang Tan and Tony Denzer) "Integrated Design Studio Utilizing a Multi-disciplinary Design Team," Ecobuild America 2010 (National Institute of Building Sciences), Washington, DC.
  • "Integrated Design Lab: Using BIM for Sustainable Design," 2010 Autodesk University, Las Vegas, NV.
  • "Building Performance 'Stump the Chump,'" 2010 Autodesk University, Las Vegas, NV.
  • "Energy Modeling," 2010 USGBC Wyoming Annual Conference, Jackson, WY.
  • "BIM for Integrated Design: A Process for Design Analysis," AUGI/AEC Edge, Spring 2010.
  • "BIM and Simulation Software for the Design and Analysis of High Performance Buildings," 2010 Wyoming Sustainability Summit, Laramie, WY.
  • (with Patrick Mcleamey) "BIM for Sustainable Design at HOK," BIM BOP: The Second Annual USC Symposium on Building Information Modeling + Sustainable Design, 2008, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Faculty advisor for Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) student chapter.
  • Wyoming AIA pre-architecture task force.
  • Student design competition for an alternative energy sculpture.

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