UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Alexandra Staub, a professor in the Department of Architecture, has been elected to the 2019-20 Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) board of directors.
Staub, who is an affiliate faculty member of the Rock Ethics Institute where she was awarded a 2019-20 Faculty Fellowship, has been an active member of the AARC since 2006.
Her research interests focus on how the built environments shapes, and is shaped by, our understanding of culture. Through her research and teaching, Staub explores design processes and their social implications; the economic, ecological and social sustainability of architecture and urban systems; interpretations of private and public spaces; architectural ethics understood as questions of power and empowerment; and how social class and/or gender shapes people’s expectations for the use of space.
She has presented her work at international venues, including most recently the ARCC annual conferences, the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin, the Technical University of Berlin, the University of Stuttgart and the University of Bremen.
Founded in 1976, the AARC is an international association of architectural research centers committed to the expansion of the research culture and a supporting infrastructure in architecture and related design disciplines. ARCC members are traditionally schools of architecture that are engaged in sponsored research and in graduate studies “intended to develop a more comprehensive research infrastructure for architecture.”