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Jennifer Shields

Jennifer pursues research, teaching, and practice that speculate on the broader implications of representation on form-making and spatial experience. Her representational investigations consider the fragmentation, aggregation, and synthesis fundamental to collage-making as a corollary to physical and temporal conditions of place. An outcome of this research is the book entitled Collage and Architecture, which was published by Routledge in December 2013. She is currently pursuing interdisciplinary scientific research (with computer science and psychology) in the subjectivity and perception of various modes of representation. 

Educational Credentials:

MArch, University of Virginia  2004
BS in Architecture, University of Virginia  2000
Syracuse University Florence Program  1999

Teaching Experience:

Assistant Professor, Cal Poly SLO  2015-Present
Visiting Assistant Professor, UNC-Charlotte  2008-2015
Study Abroad in Scandinavia program  2013

Licenses/Registration:

Licensed Architect in North Carolina, NCARB

Bryan Shields

Since migrating to the West Coast, Bryan has taught in the 3rd Year (2015-16) and 5th Year (2016-17) Design Studio sequences at Cal Poly. Prior to teaching at Cal Poly, Bryan taught Design Studios in Second, Third, and Thesis Years at the UNC Charlotte School of Architecture. In his practice, research, and teaching, Bryan strives to be an agent of change, prioritizing the human scale and human experience. This method involves investigating and interpreting cultural, spatial and environmental characteristics of a site in order to create a rich interface between the occupant and the existing context. Bryan has published both domestically and internationally on matters of abstraction and the diagram.

Educational Credentials:

MArch, University of Virginia  2004
BS in Architecture, University of Virginia  2000

Teaching Experience:

Lecturer, Architecture Department, Cal Poly SLO  2015-Present
Lecturer, UNC-Charlotte  2008 - 2015

Professional Experience:

Owner, flux DESIGN, San Luis Obispo, CA
Project Architect, Andrew Goodwin Designs, San Luis Obispo, CA
Project Architect, Liquid Design, Charlotte, NC 
Project Manager, Hall Architects, Charlotte, NC 

Licenses/Registration:

Licensed Architect in North Carolina, NCARB