Category Archives: Research + Publications

“Oculata Manus” published by Routledge

The essay “Oculata Manus: On the Role of the Body in the Making of Creative Minds” was published as a chapter in Developing Creative Thinking in Beginning Design, edited by Stephen A. Temple and published by Routledge, an imprint of

“Oculata Manus” published by Routledge

The essay “Oculata Manus: On the Role of the Body in the Making of Creative Minds” was published as a chapter in Developing Creative Thinking in Beginning Design, edited by Stephen A. Temple and published by Routledge, an imprint of

Quinlivan Net-Zero Energy House included in 2018 National Solar Tour

The Quinlivan Net-Zero Energy House was included in the 2018 National Solar Tour, organized by the American Solar Energy Society and Solar United Neighbors. Visitors toured the house and were able to study the ground-mount photovoltaic system as well as

Quinlivan Net-Zero Energy House included in 2018 National Solar Tour

The Quinlivan Net-Zero Energy House was included in the 2018 National Solar Tour, organized by the American Solar Energy Society and Solar United Neighbors. Visitors toured the house and were able to study the ground-mount photovoltaic system as well as

“Here be Dragons: On the Value of Incompleteness in Drawing” published in Representation Journal

The essay “Here be Dragons: On the Value of Incompleteness in Drawing” was selected for publication in Representation, the Journal of the Design Communication Association, edited by M. Saleh Uddin, Ph.D. This essay was originally prepared for the 2014 Conference

“Here be Dragons: On the Value of Incompleteness in Drawing” published in Representation Journal

The essay “Here be Dragons: On the Value of Incompleteness in Drawing” was selected for publication in Representation, the Journal of the Design Communication Association, edited by M. Saleh Uddin, Ph.D. This essay was originally prepared for the 2014 Conference

Oculata Manus

Oculata Manus On the Role of the Body in the Making of Creative Minds Bradley Walters and Lisa Huang Young designers and beginning design students are often motivated more by emotion, immediacy, and sensuality than by ideologies, theories, or abstract

Oculata Manus

Oculata Manus On the Role of the Body in the Making of Creative Minds Bradley Walters and Lisa Huang Young designers and beginning design students are often motivated more by emotion, immediacy, and sensuality than by ideologies, theories, or abstract

Walters Curates UF Superstudio Exhibit at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017

Bradley Walters curated and prepared the Superstudio exhibit of student work from the University of Florida at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 in Orlando, Florida. Citation: Walters, Bradley. 2017. “Superstudio: University of Florida.” AIA National Convention on Architecture, Orlando,

Walters Curates UF Superstudio Exhibit at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017

Bradley Walters curated and prepared the Superstudio exhibit of student work from the University of Florida at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 in Orlando, Florida. Citation: Walters, Bradley. 2017. “Superstudio: University of Florida.” AIA National Convention on Architecture, Orlando,

“Oculata Manus” published in Vorkurs Journal

The essay “Oculata Manus” was included in the inaugural edition of the Journal Vorkurs, edited by Zachary Wignall and Elizabeth Cronin. The essay probes pedagogies based in materiality and making, with particular reference to a new curricular structure introduced in

“Oculata Manus” published in Vorkurs Journal

The essay “Oculata Manus” was included in the inaugural edition of the Journal Vorkurs, edited by Zachary Wignall and Elizabeth Cronin. The essay probes pedagogies based in materiality and making, with particular reference to a new curricular structure introduced in

Vicenza 3.0: Imparando dal Passato International Exhibition of Student Work

Working with Giancarlo Busato and Sotirios Papadopoulos, Bradley Walters co-curated an international exhibition of work prepared by students from the University of Florida School of Architecture. The exhibition included prints and engravings prepared by students in the Vicenza Institute of

Vicenza 3.0: Imparando dal Passato International Exhibition of Student Work

Working with Giancarlo Busato and Sotirios Papadopoulos, Bradley Walters co-curated an international exhibition of work prepared by students from the University of Florida School of Architecture. The exhibition included prints and engravings prepared by students in the Vicenza Institute of

Visiting Critic, University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Bradley Walters served as an Invited Visiting Critic at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville for the Fall 2014 reviews. Walters, Bradley. 2014. “Final Undergraduate and Graduate Studio Reviews.” School of Architecture, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee. ARCH

Visiting Critic, University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Bradley Walters served as an Invited Visiting Critic at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville for the Fall 2014 reviews. Walters, Bradley. 2014. “Final Undergraduate and Graduate Studio Reviews.” School of Architecture, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee. ARCH

The End of Innocence

“Ralph looked through him. Here at last was the imagined but never fully realized place leaping into real life. Ralph’s lips parted in a delighted smile and Piggy, taking this smile to himself as a mark of recognition, laughed with

The End of Innocence

“Ralph looked through him. Here at last was the imagined but never fully realized place leaping into real life. Ralph’s lips parted in a delighted smile and Piggy, taking this smile to himself as a mark of recognition, laughed with

Here be Dragons: On the Value of Incompleteness in Drawing

As a warning to unwary seafarers, the Lenox Globe (ca. 1503-07) included the following cautionary inscription on the eastern coast of Asia: “HC SVNT DRACONES” (hic sunt dracones). The Latin phrase offers an ominous warning, translated directly as “here be

Here be Dragons: On the Value of Incompleteness in Drawing

As a warning to unwary seafarers, the Lenox Globe (ca. 1503-07) included the following cautionary inscription on the eastern coast of Asia: “HC SVNT DRACONES” (hic sunt dracones). The Latin phrase offers an ominous warning, translated directly as “here be

Dead Letter Office

To speak of “live” projects is also to acknowledge the presence of “dead” projects, those for whom there is no client and at the end of which there is no plan to implement or full-scale project to occupy. The dead

Dead Letter Office

To speak of “live” projects is also to acknowledge the presence of “dead” projects, those for whom there is no client and at the end of which there is no plan to implement or full-scale project to occupy. The dead

Ends and Means: Inquires Into the Role of the Solar Decathlon in Architectural Education

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery Architectural education

Ends and Means: Inquires Into the Role of the Solar Decathlon in Architectural Education

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery Architectural education

On Tightness and Looseness

Unique amongst sustainable building programs, the Passive House Building Energy standard is both a building energy performance standard and a set of design and construction principles used to achieve that standard.  Buildings that meet this standard use 80 percent less

On Tightness and Looseness

Unique amongst sustainable building programs, the Passive House Building Energy standard is both a building energy performance standard and a set of design and construction principles used to achieve that standard.  Buildings that meet this standard use 80 percent less

Urban Seams and Sutures: Strategies for Intervening in Pre-Industrial Urban Landscapes

The urban condition has become “a space of spontaneous self-organization and emergence, it is inherently dynamic, connected, interactive, a messy assemblage of networks, systems, ecologies, all competing with and contaminating, each other” (Furján 2008, 52).  While these conditions and phenomena

Urban Seams and Sutures: Strategies for Intervening in Pre-Industrial Urban Landscapes

The urban condition has become “a space of spontaneous self-organization and emergence, it is inherently dynamic, connected, interactive, a messy assemblage of networks, systems, ecologies, all competing with and contaminating, each other” (Furján 2008, 52).  While these conditions and phenomena

Detours and Denouements

Architectural education is challenged by the pressing needs of a changing profession. With increasing costs and diminishing fees, firms deploy digital tools and/or outsource work to more efficiently deliver design services. Schools are similarly streamlining processes, responding to charged professional

Detours and Denouements

Architectural education is challenged by the pressing needs of a changing profession. With increasing costs and diminishing fees, firms deploy digital tools and/or outsource work to more efficiently deliver design services. Schools are similarly streamlining processes, responding to charged professional

Sketch

Sponsored by the Fordham University School of Visual Arts in association with New York-based curators d3, the Sketch. exhibition for 2013 seeks to investigate this discourse by embracing the full range and potential of sketching in conceptual design. Individual work

Sketch

Sponsored by the Fordham University School of Visual Arts in association with New York-based curators d3, the Sketch. exhibition for 2013 seeks to investigate this discourse by embracing the full range and potential of sketching in conceptual design. Individual work

Drawing Space

To say that the drawing has been displaced by building may be all too self-evident, both in practice and in academia. It is interesting that the displacement has been caused in part by the success of architectural drawings, drawings that

Drawing Space

To say that the drawing has been displaced by building may be all too self-evident, both in practice and in academia. It is interesting that the displacement has been caused in part by the success of architectural drawings, drawings that

Unmoored Architecture: On Modules, Mobility and Manufacturing

In many classic variants on design/build as implemented in our schools, architects learn how to build or builders learn how to design, with individuals expanding their skill sets laterally such that they are able to understand more aspects of the

Unmoored Architecture: On Modules, Mobility and Manufacturing

In many classic variants on design/build as implemented in our schools, architects learn how to build or builders learn how to design, with individuals expanding their skill sets laterally such that they are able to understand more aspects of the

Speculative Making: Engaging Mass and Matter

Young designers and beginning design students are often motivated more by emotion, immediacy, and sensuality than by ideologies, theories, and/or abstract principles. Close and/or causal relationships that are remote in perception, time, and/or space are less relevant than those that

Speculative Making: Engaging Mass and Matter

Young designers and beginning design students are often motivated more by emotion, immediacy, and sensuality than by ideologies, theories, and/or abstract principles. Close and/or causal relationships that are remote in perception, time, and/or space are less relevant than those that

Figures and Fields

Figures and Fields: A Lecture by Bradley Walters This lecture weaves together professional work, research, and student work within a narrative that engages space, field theories, surface, landscape, environment, and ecology. Poster background image: Mapping of bee movements, responding to specific environmental

Figures and Fields

Figures and Fields: A Lecture by Bradley Walters This lecture weaves together professional work, research, and student work within a narrative that engages space, field theories, surface, landscape, environment, and ecology. Poster background image: Mapping of bee movements, responding to specific environmental