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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. Architectural Engineering, University of Wyoming, 2002
  • M.Arch Master of Architecture, University of Oregon, 2005

Licensure & Certifications
  • Architect, State of Wyoming, No. B-0271(2012)
  • LEED Accredited Professional (2008)
  • Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (2002)          

Professional Affiliations
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA), Architect Member
  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Wyoming Board of Directors
  • International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA)
  • National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) - Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC)

Professional Experience
  • Freeform Energy, Founder, 2009 - 2014
  • 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
  • UW Building Energy Research Group (
  • Building Performance Analysis (BPA) in the Design Process
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the Classroom
  • Zero Energy Home Design

Teaching Areas
  • Fundamentals of Building Performance
  • Architectural Design I-IV
  • Collaborative BIM Design
  • Architectural Graphics
  • Architectural Engineering Study Abroad in Europe

  • Mortar Board Top Professor Award, 2014
  • AIA TAP BIM Awards, Academic Achievement Honorable Mention (with Anthony Denzer), 2011
  • 2007 Autodesk Revit Design Awards, Non-Residential over 2500sqm Winner, Overall Winner (with HOK London)

Papers and Presentations
  • (with Milt Geiger and Tony Denzer) Renewables and Energy Efficiency in Rural Wyoming – Why Grampa Chopped Too Much Wood, 2015 Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts State Conference, Laramie, WY.
  • Net-Zero Energy Residential, AIA Wyoming Winter Conference, Emerging Professionals/Young
  • Architects Forum (EP/YAF), Laramie, WY, 2014
  • “Chaos and Beauty in Architecture,” 2014 AIA Wyoming Winter Conference, Emerging Professionals/Young Architects Forum (EP/YAF), Laramie, WY.
  • (with Tony Denzer) “Is Solar Electric or Solar Thermal Best for You: We guide you through the benefits of each,” Barnyards and Backyards. Spring 2014 edition, Laramie, WY.
  • (with Tony Denzer) “Keep on the Sunny Side: Lower your utility bills with passive solar techniques,” Barnyards and Backyards. Winter 2013 edition, Laramie, WY.
  • BIM and Simulation Software for the Design and Analysis of High Performance Buildings.  USGBC Montana Annual Meeting, Missoula, MT, 2012
  • (with Gang Tan, Tony Denzer and Mahdokht Soltaniehha) 2012.  “Net Zero Residential: Feasibility and Microclimate Responsive Design for a Cold Climate,” 2012 ASES National Solar Conference.  Denver, CO.
  • (with Gang Tan, Tony Denzer and Mahdokht Soltaniehha) “Passivhaus and Net Zero residential designs: a simulation based design process for the next generation of green homes,” 2012 Ibpsa SimBuild, Madison, WI. 
  • (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 Senate, CAE representative
  • Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) Faculty Advisor
  • Race to Zero Student Design Competition Advisor
  • Charles Pankow AEI student Design Competition Advisor
  • Advisor for Honduras medical clinic, AEI, Engineers without Borders, Health Sciences Dept W/ Shoulder to Shoulder, 2010 - 2012
  • AEI Student Energy Audit team Advisor


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