Bad Building: Architecture's Aesthetics Should Support, Rather than Sabotage, a Building's Function, Op-Ed in The Architect's Newspaper, June 9, 2022
Building Bad: How Architectural Utility is Constrained by Politics and Damaged by Expression June 2021
Commentary on Cornell University's Fine Arts Library design proposal Summer 2010 – December 2020
Palestine & Academic Censorship: An Open-Letter to the Dean of Cornell Architecture October 2020
Structural Elements for Architects and Builders, Third Edition Sept. 2020
Writings on Cornell University's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic July 2020 – August 2020
Utility's Evil Twin: The Function of Venustas and the Fear of Reality March 2020
Sullivan's Eagle: Form and Function Artistically Considered March 2020
Experiencing Urban Infrastructure in Tianjin Spring 2019
Flexibility and its discontents: Colquhoun's critique of the Pompidou Center Spring 2019
Revisiting Form and Forces: A Critique of Graphical Statics April 2017
Koolhaas proposes temporary toilets and fire exits in "flexible" Milstein Hall as Rand Hall closes for two years, unpublished parody, April 2017.
Cornell, inspired by Trump, ridicules regulations; creates "alternative facts", unpublished parody, March 2017.
A Fulbright Journal: Five months in Tianjin, Late December Press (self-published), March 2017.
Structural Elements for Architects and Builders, Second Edition, Common Ground Publishing, Aug. 2015.
Structural element calculators | Bldg. technology calculators
Architecture's Dysfunctional Couple: Design and Technology at the Crossroads July 2014 (PDF version 1.2 MB)
Summary and Critique of LEED Reference Guides:
Version 4 (v4) Summer 2014 | 2009 Version Summer 2010 | Version 2.2 Fall 2007
A Probabilistic Approach to Nonstructural Failure April 2013
Critique of Milstein Hall July 2012 (in progress)
Stirrup Spacing in Reinforced Concrete Beams June 2012
Parody of Paul Goldberger's review of the Barnes Foundation move May 2012
Minimizing Heat Loss through Tapered Insulation August 2011
Determining the Average R-Value of Tapered Insulation Spring 2011
How are holes made in floors (per IBC 2012)?, April, 2010.
Thoughts on Milstein Hall Spring 2009
Approximate Derivation of Critical Buckling Load Spring 2008
What Sustainability Sustains Fall 2007
Designing Building Failures Summer 2006
Overcoming Ambivalence Fall 2005
Reexamining function (Design notes for design-build addition) Summer 2005
Design Process as "Cause and Effect" | PDF version (as originally formatted)
Essays on 20th-century architectural technology:
Dis-integrating Technology and Design Spring 1999
Disembodied Technology and Design 1993
On the Disappearance of Monolithic Walls: Meditations on a Brick 1992
Structures Teaching Polarities: Seven Teachers' Responses 1992
Teaching Technology: What Do Architects Need to Know About Structures? 1990
Separating Science from Architecture: Why Technology is Taught Outside the Design Studio 1989-1990
Structure vs. the Expression of Structure 1989
Fashionable Building: The Purpose of Architectural Education 1983
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