One distinctive feature of the School of Architecture is our commitment to improving the knowledge base of the planning, design, and construction professions through research. The School of Architecture has one of the most active research programs in the country. Research activity happens through the school’s formally organized research centers, institutes, and various laboratories.


Center for Health Systems & Design (CHSD)
Director: Ray Pentecost

Center for Heritage Conservation (CHC)
Director: Kevin Glowacki

Center for Housing & Urban Development (CHUD)
Director: Galen Newman

CRS Center for Leadership & Management in the Design & Construction Industry
Director: Mark Clayton

Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center (HRRC)
Director: Michelle Meyer


Institute for Sustainable Communities (IfSC)
Director: Jorge Vanegas


Director: Mark Clayton

Data Analytics & Artificial Intelligence Lab for Construction (DAC)
Director: H. David Jeong

Innovations for Infrastructure Deploying, Excellence, Acceleration, and Sustainability (i2dEAS) Lab
Director: Kunhee Choi

Resource-Based Design Research Lab
Director: Ahmed Ali

Sensing and Analytics for Sustainable and Resilient Environments Lab
Director: Youngjib Ham

Smart and Sustainable Construction (SCC) Research Group
Director: Ryan Ahn

T4T Lab
Director: Gabriel Esquivel