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Who we Are

The Institute for Health in the Built Environment was founded by three research laboratories at the University of Oregon: Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory, Biology and the Built Environment Center, and Baker Lighting Lab.  

 

The long-standing collaboration between these three seemingly disparate fields became the model for what the Institute hopes to achieve.  Not only do these research laboratories share workspace, research tools, and personnel; they share ideas and a new way of conceptualizing the solution to a problem.  Formed in the spirit of this collaborative strategy, the Institute for Health in the Built Environment seeks to broaden the network of researchers and practitioners such that issues concerning health, comfort, and sustainability in the human ecosystem are addressed in a way that benefits our work, our community, and our planet.

STAFF

Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg

Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg

Professor, Department of Architecture; Director, ESBL, BioBE, IHBE

Siobhan Rockcastle

Siobhan Rockcastle

Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture; Chair, Baker Lighting Laboratory

Mark Fretz

Mark Fretz

Associate Director of Knowledge Exchange, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture

G.Z. (Charlie) Brown, FAIA (1942-2020)

G.Z. (Charlie) Brown, FAIA (1942-2020)

Founding Director, ESBL

Jason Stenson

Jason Stenson

Senior Research Assistant I, ESBL

Gwynne Mhuireach

Gwynne Mhuireach

Post Doctoral Scholar, BioBE, ESBL

Dale Northcutt

Dale Northcutt

Senior Research Assistant II, ESBL

Paul Ward

Paul Ward

Research Assistant Professor, ESBL

Alen Mahic

Alen Mahic

Research Associate, ESBL

Leslie Dietz

Leslie Dietz

Research Assistant, Lab Manager, BioBE

Patrick Horve

Patrick Horve

Researcher, BioBE

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