Michelle Addington is Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin. She formerly held the Hines Chair in Sustainable Architectural Design at the Yale University School of Architecture. Prior to teaching at Yale, she was on the faculty of Harvard University Graduate School of Design for ten years.
Originally educated as a mechanical/nuclear engineer, she worked for several years as an engineer at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center and for E.I DuPont de Nemours before she studied architecture. Her teaching, research and professional work span across these disciplines with the overarching objective of determining the strategic intersections between the optimal domains of physical phenomena with the practical domains of spatial, geo-political, economic and social systems. Her books, chapters, essays, journal papers and articles address topics ranging from fluid mechanics to the History of Technology to smart materials and she has consulted on projects as diverse as the Sistine Chapel restoration to development in the Amazon.
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