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Professor of Architectural Engineering
Thomas and Shelley Botts Department Head in Civil Engineering
Office: 3078 Engineering
University of Wyoming
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Office Phone: 307.766.5256
Fax Number: 307.766.2221
External Website: www.solarhousehistory.com
B.A., Journalism, University of California, Berkeley, 1991
M.Arch., University of Kansas, 1998
Ph.D., Architecture (history/theory), University of California, Los Angeles, 2005
LEED Accredited Professional, U.S. Green Building Council, 2007
Sustainable Engineering Education Scholar, National Science Foundation, 2006
Professor, University of Wyoming, 2021-Present
Associate Professor, University of Wyoming, 2011-2021
Assistant Professor, University of Wyoming 2005-11
Instructor, Woodbury University, 2002-05
Tolkin & Associates Architecture, Pasadena, CA, 1999 - 2004
Current Courses Taught
ARE 4600: Architectural Design Studio IV
ARE 3030: Architectural History
ARE 2600: Architectural Design Studio II
Summer Study Abroad in London, Paris, Barcelona
Past Courses Taught
ARE 4040: Historic Preservation and Sustainability
ARE 4030: Green Building History & Theory
The Solar House: Pioneering Sustainable Design Rizzoli International Publications (2013).
Gregory Ain: The Modern Home as Social Commentary Rizzoli International Publications (2008).
Anthony Denzer. "Gregory Ain: Under Surveillance," in Notes from Another Los Angeles: Gregory Ain and the Construction of a Social Landscape, MIT Press.
Anthony Denzer. "No Coincidence: Whitney Smith and Japanese Influences at Midcentury," in Outside In: the Architecture of Smith and Williams [Museum Catalog], Getty Publications, 2015.
Keith Hedges, Anthony Denzer, Christopher Livingston & Mark Hoistad, “Socially responsible collaborative models for green building design,” in Report on University Research Volume 4, George Elvin, ed., American Institute of Architects, 2010.
"The Suburban Critique at Mid-Century: A Case Study," in The Green Braid: Towards an Architecture of Ecology, Economy and Equity, Kim Tanzer and Rafael Longoria, eds., Routledge Press, 2007.
Papers and Presentations (Swedish Homebuilding)
Anthony Denzer, "Bruno Mathsson’s Solar Architecture," nonsite.org, issue 40, September 2022.
Anthony Denzer, "What Can the U.S. Learn from the Best Made Homes in the World?" webinar for Green Builder Media, May 2021
Anthony Denzer, “Energy Efficiency and the Swedish Catalog House” 2020 ASHRAE Annual Conference, July 2020.
Anthony Denzer, “What Can We Learn from Swedish House Factories?” Invited talk for Retooling the U.S. Housing Industry, Executive Builder Workshop, November 2019.
Anthony Denzer, “A Historical Perspective on Today’s Swedish Homebuilding Technology,” Invited seminar at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), April 5, 2019.
Papers and Presentations (Greenhouse Design/Indoor Farming)
"Architectural Engineering and Existing Buildings," 2021 ASCE Architectural Engineering Conference.
Emmanuel Iddio, Liping Wang, *Yara Thomas, *Gabrielle McMorrow, Anthony Denzer, “Energy Efficient Operation and Energy Modeling for Greenhouses: A Literature Review,” Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 117 (January 2020).
Liping Wang, Yara Thomas, and Anthony Denzer, “Energy Savings Analysis of a Greenhouse Heated by Waste Heat,” Building Simulation 2017 (IBPSA-USA).
Anthony Denzer, Liping Wang, Yara Thomas, and Gabrielle McMorrow, “Greenhouse Design with Waste Heat: Principles and Practices,” AEI 2017, Architectural Engineering Institute, 440-455.
Papers and Presentations (history/theory)
(with Robert Boyce) “Keck’s House of Tomorrow,” Elmhurst Art Museum (online lecture), April 7, 2022.
(with Jon Gardzelewski), "The Solar Architecture Taxonomy: A Historical Analysis" 2019 ASCE Architectural Engineering Conference.
(with Jon Gardzelewski, Emma-Jane Alexander, Andrew Apodaca), "Virtual Reality Takes Over: Assessing the Impacts of VR on Architecture and the AEC Industry" 2019 ASCE Architectural Engineering Conference.
“In Service,” Technology|Architecture + Design 1, no.1 (2017): 19-20.
"The Thermostat Age: Questions of Historiography," 2016 American Society of Environmental History (ASEH) Annual Conference.
"Work and Teamwork: Notes on Collaborative Practice in the 20th Century," 2015 ASCE Architectural Engineering Conference.
"Modern Architecture and Theories of Solar Orientation," 2014 ASES National Solar Conference.
"Villa Girasole and the Limits of Biomimicry" Cameracronica magazine (online), March 2014.
"Banham's Gamble," 2014 Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) annual conference, Austin, TX.
"George Löf House, 1956-2013," Solar Today 27, no. 6 (September/October 2013), 53.
"Prefab + Solar at Midcentury." OFFSITE: ACSA Fall Conference, 2012.
"George Löf: Denver's Solar Pioneer," 2012 ASES National Solar Conference, Denver, CO.
"Crombie Taylor/Ira Rakatansky," [book review], Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 71, no. 1 (March 2012), 122-24.
(with Keith Hedges), "The Limitations of LEED: The Xanterra Houses," Journal of Green Building 6, no. 1 (Winter 2011): 25-33.
(with Kendra Heimbuck) “Hands-On Green Building Activities for Beginning Students,” 2011 ASCE Architectural Engineering Conference, Oakland, CA.
(with Polina Novikova-Kinney) “Arthur T. Brown: Pioneer of Solar Architecture,” 2010 ASES National Solar Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
"California's Postwar Suburban Cooperatives: Race, Design and the FHA," 2009 Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH) Conference, Oakland, CA.
"The Halliburton House and its Architect, William Alexander" Southern California Quarterly 91, no. 3 (Fall 2009): 319-341.
"The Solar House in 1957," 2009 ASES National Solar Conference, Buffalo, NY.
"Notes on the History of the Solar House," 2009 ASHRAE Winter Conference, Chicago, IL.
"The Solar House in 1947," Eco-Architecture 2008 international conference (Wessex Institute of Technology), The Algarve, Portugal.
"Towards a Critical History of the Solar House," (poster) 2008 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) national conference, Houston, TX.
"Bertram Goodhue: His Life and Residential Architecture" [book review], Southern California Quarterly89, no. 4 (Winter 2007/2008), 424-426.
(with Keith Hedges), "The Solar Decathlon: The Aesthetics of the Solar House," 2007 ASES National Solar Conference, Cleveland, OH.
(with Keith Hedges and Cenk Yavuzturk), "The Solar Decathlon: Lessons Learned in the Construction Management of a Transportable Solar House," 4th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ISEC-04), Melbourne, Australia, 2007.
(with Keith Hedges), "Sustainable Construction in Yellowstone Park: A Case Study," Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies conference, Coventry, UK, 2007.
"Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin as an Intentional Community," 2006 Communal Studies Association annual conference, Marshall, CA.
"Gregory Ain and the Politics of Transculturation," 2006 Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) annual conference, Savannah, GA.
"Community Homes: Race, Politics and Architecture in Postwar Los Angeles," Southern California Quarterly 87, no. 3 (Fall 2005): 269-285.
"Gregory Ain: Drawings against Photographs," ArcCA 05.3 (Fall 2005), 20-25.
"Community Homes: Race, Politics and Architecture in Postwar Los Angeles," 2005 American Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) national conference, Chicago, IL.
"The Death of the Exhibition House," 2005 Savannah College of Art and Design symposium.
"L. A.'s Early Moderns" [book review], Southern California Quarterly 86, no. 3 (Fall 2004), 299-301.
"Usonia without Utopia: The Suburban Housing of Gregory Ain," 2003 Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy conference, San Francisco, CA.
"Picture-Building: Louis Kahn, Le Corbusier, and the Problem of Representation," 2002 American Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) national conference, New Orleans, LA.
"Gregory Ain," in American National Biography; Oxford University Press, July 2001.
"The Aesthetics of Recycling: Storefront Churches in Los Angeles," 2000 American Folklore Society national conference, Columbus, OH.
"Pioneer Romanticism: The Ballard Schoolhouse," Material Culture 31, no. 2 (Summer 1999): 55-6.
Papers and Presentations (BIM)
(with Jon Gardzelewski) “Drawing and Modeling: Analog Tools in the Age of BIM,” 2011 ASCE Architectural Engineering Conference, Oakland, CA.
(with Jon Gardzelewski and Gang Tan) “Integrated Design Studio Utilizing a Multi-disciplinary Design Team,” Ecobuild America 2010 (National Institute of Building Sciences), Washington, DC.
“Long-distance multidisciplinary collaboration: Some lessons learned,” 2010 Capstone Design Conference, Boulder, CO.
(with Keith Hedges, Christopher Livingston, and Mark Hoistad) "Socially responsible collaborative models for green building design," AIA 2009 National Convention and Design Exposition, San Francisco, CA.
(with Keith Hedges), "From CAD to BIM: Educational strategies for the coming paradigm shift," 2008 Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) national conference, Denver, CO.
(with Keith Hedges), "How a Collaborative Architecture Influences Structural Engineering Education," 2008 Structures Conference (ASCE/SEI), Vancouver, BC.
(with Keith Hedges), "Structural Expression: How BIM Influences Design Choices," International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures 2007 Symposium, Venice, Italy.
(with Keith Hedges), "In Process: Visualization and Sustainable Building Design in the Architectural Engineering Studio," 2007 Design Communication Association (DCA) Conference, Muncie, IN.
(with Keith Hedges), "From Integrated Practice to Integrated Academics: BIM in the Classroom," 2007 Design Communication Association (DCA) Conference, Muncie, IN.
(with Keith Hedges), "The Solar Decathlon: The Aesthetics of the Solar House," 2007 ASES National Solar Conference.
(with Keith Hedges), "Visualizing Energy: How BIM Influences Design Choices," 2007 ASME International Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
(with Keith Hedges), "Shifting the Curve to the Left: Student Response to BIM in the Classroom," 4th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ISEC-04), Melbourne, Australia, 2007.
2020. Outstanding Architectural Engineering Educator Award, Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI).
2015. "Top Prof," University of Wyoming Mortar Board.
2011. AIA Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) honorable mention (with Jon Gardzelewski).
2011. 2010. Nominee, University of Wyoming John P. Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award.
2010 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, UW College of Engineering (Tau Beta Pi)
2009 AIA Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) honorable mention (with Keith Hedges, Christopher Livingston & Mark Hoistad)
2009 John and Sally Steadman Endowment grant for Undergraduate Teaching
2008 AIA Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) award (with Keith Hedges)
2008 AIA RFP Program grant recipient for "IPD and BIM as Catalysts for Socially Responsible Collaborative Models in Green Building Design." (with Keith Hedges and Christopher Livingston)