brian sinclair selected publications


 

“Agility, Adaptability + Appropriateness: Conceiving, Crafting & Constructing an Architecture of the 21st Century”.  Jointly Authored with Somayeh Mousazadeh + Ghazaleh Safarzadeh.  Enquiry – The ARCC Journal of Architectural Research.  Volume 9, Issue 1.  Pages 35-43.  2012.

“Contemplating Change | Executing Transformation: Psychological Constructs + Behavioral Considerations in the Pursuit of Open Building”. Long Lasting Building in Urban Transformation: Open Building International Congress.  CIB W104. Beijing, PRC. 2012. Proceedings pp 211-220.

“Envelope Plasticity: Designing the Building Skin or Shaping the Urban Fabric?”. Jointly Authored with Somayeh Mousazadeh.  Long Lasting Building in Urban Transformation: Open Building International Congress.  CIB W104. Beijing, PRC. 2012. Proceedings pp 388-399.

“Post-Disaster Reconstruction in Coliumo Chile: Considering Resiliency, Agility & Appropriateness from Initiative to Implementation”. Jointly Authored with Shalisha Senkow.  Long Lasting Building in Urban Transformation: Open Building International Congress.  CIB W104. Beijing, PRC. 2012. Proceedings pp 487-500.

“Disaster Relief and Architectural Resiliency: Crafting a Conceptual Framework for Community Reconstruction Before Disaster Strikes”. Public Long Lasting Building in Urban Transformation: Open Building International Congress.  CIB W104. Beijing, PRC. 2012. Proceedings pp 501-511.

“Agile Architecture: Considering, Conceiving and Constructing Environment Design for the 21st Century”. Public Lecture, University of Hawaii School of Architecture, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 2012.

“desire determination doctorate: exploring plans, processes + products”, Invited Keynote Address, University of Missouri PhD Summer Workshop, Columbia, Missouri, USA, 2012.

 “Greed to Grace + Self to Other: Critical Reflections + Considered Projections Concerning the Academy”. Keynote Address, 24rd International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics, Germany, 2012.

“Mindfulness, Thoughtfulness, Thankfulness: Opening Head + Heart to the Art of Relational Living.” Co-Authored with Rei Kurosawa.  Keynote Address: 2nd International Symposium on the Art of Relational Living, Germany, 2012.

 “viva|CITY: Caveats Considering Conscience in Environmental Design Education + Practice”.  13th Symposium on Sustainable Development: Theories, Strategies and Global Governance Systems, Germany, 2012.

“Flexible | Adaptable | Accommodating: Advocating + Invocating Amplified Agility in Architecture”.  5th International Symposium on Architecture of the 21st Century: In Search of New Paradigms, Germany, 2012.

“valuing culture, context, ethics and sustainability: design and planning via an integrative holistic framework”. Invited presentation at the Sustainable Design & Planning Forum, Mengzi City, Honghe Prefecture, Yunnan Province, Peoples Republic of China, 2012.

 “Advocating for Agility, Adaptability + Appropriateness: Innovations + Inspirations for an Environmental Design of the 21st Century”. Co-authored with Safarzadeh, G., and Mousazadeh S. Bi-Annual Joint Conference: Architectural Research Centers Consortium + European Association for Architectural Education, Milano Italy. 2012.

 “Exploring Connectivity + Seeking Integration: A Framework for Heightened Agility + Adaptability”.Co-authored with Safarzadeh, G., and Mousazadeh S. Joint Conference of CIB W104 (Open Building Implementation) + W110 (Informal Settlements & Affordable Housing) in Boston, Paper presented & included in Proceedings, pp 92-99. 2011.

“Beyond Tolerance to Respect, Beyond Caring to Compassion, Beyond Contentment to Happiness”.  7th International Symposium on Strategic Planning for the Future: Visions and Challenges, Marianske LaznÄ›, Czech Republic, 2011

“Bridging Head and Heart: Critical Reflection on Education and Research in an Era of Complexity, Contradiction and Complication”. Keynote Address, 23rd International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics, Germany 2011.

“Contemplating the Spiritual Ethos within a Holistic Framework for Design + Planning”.  12th Symposium on Sustainable Development: Theories, Strategies and Global Governance Systems, Germany, 2011.

“Agility, Adaptability + Appropriateness: Considerations for Architecture of the 21st Century”.  4th International Symposium on Architecture of the 21st Century: In Search of New Paradigms, Germany, 2011.

“Sustainable Community Design & Development”.  Bhutan National Government, Ministry of Education, Thimphu, Bhutan, 2011.

“Sinclair Research Directions, Initiatives and Aspirations”.  Architectural Institute of Japan, Tokyo, 2011.

“Integrated Design and Planning in Complex Times”.  Royal Bhutanese Institute of Architects, Thimphu, Bhutan, 2011.

“Valuing Culture, Context, Ethics, Sustainability: Design and Planning Via and Integrated Holistic Framework”. Opening Invited Lecture in the Inaugural Lecture Series on Sustainability.  Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2010.

“Valuing Culture, Context, Ethics, Sustainability: Design and Planning Via and Integrated Holistic Framework”. American University of Dubai, Dubai, United Arabl Emirates, 2010.

“Valuing Culture, Context, Ethics, Sustainability: Design and Planning Via and Integrated Holistic Framework”. Abu Dhabi Municipal Government, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2010.

“Connecting Disparate Dots: Architecture + Education in Landscapes of Uncertainty”.  Keynote Address, 22nd International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics, Germany, 2010.

“City + Country: Descriptive Explorations & Critical Considerations of Modern Mongolia”. 7th Symposium on Personal and Spiritual Development in a World of Cultural Diversity, Germany, 2010.

“An Innovative Comprehensive Framework for Integrated Architecture, Design + Planning”. 3rd International Symposium on Architecture of the 21st Century: In Search of New Paradigms, Germany, 2010.

 ‘Urban Japan: Considering Homelessness, Characterizing Shelter and Contemplating Culture’. Bi-Annual Joint Conference: Architectural Research Centers Consortium + European Association for Architectural Education, Washington DC, June 2010 

‘Cultures, Conditions, Considerations: Explorations + Reflections of Modern Mongolia’. Invited Public Lecture, Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary, Canada. November 2009.

 ‘From Wild West to World Class: Architecture, Design & Branding’.  Panel member on Keynote Panel, 10th Annual Buiildex Calgary Conference, Calgary, Canada, November 2009.

‘Experience, Engagement and Exposure to the Other: Reflections on Internationalization of Higher Education’, Invited Keynote Address at Jornadas 2009: Canada, United States and Mexico: Trends, Assessment and Challenges for International Education. Escuela Estudiantes Extranjeros, Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Mexico, Oct 2009. Funded Government of Canada DFAIT.

‘Valuing Culture, Context and Sustainability: Design + Planning Via An Integrative Holistic Framework’, Invited Lecture, USBI, Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico and Universidad Catolica Santa Domingo (via videoconferencing), Dominican Republic, October 2009. Funded by Government of Canada - DFAIT.

‘Cultura, Contexto y Sustenabilidad’.  Invited Conferencia Magistral, El Colegio de Veracruz, Xalapa, Mexico, October 2009. Funded by Government of Canada - DFAIT.

‘Culture, Context, and the Pursuit of Sustainability’. Cover Article in Planning for Higher Education (PHE) Journal.  Issue #38, October-December 2009. Pages 6-22.

‘Architecture in Realms of Uncertainty, Difficulty, Complexity + Diversity: Honouring Yesterday, Celebrating Today, Imagining Tomorrow’.  Feature Article in T-Square Journal, Issue #7, Fall 2009. Pages 64-67.

‘conversations + explorations: trends in global design practice’,  Invited Keynote Address. Al Shaab Al Bahri, Kuwait City, June 2009.

‘valuing culture, context + sustainability: design + planning via an integrative holistic framework’.  Invited Guest Lecture, Kuwait University Kuwait, Nanjing University PRC, Shenzhen University PRC, and other institutions globally, 2009

 ‘leadership in architectural research: vital, tactical & timely’.  Organized, presented within and moderated panel on research in design fields.  Included panel members Ted Flato (Lake/Flato), Michel Mounayar (ARCC), Richard Hayes (AIA), and Taeg Nishimoto (UTSA).  Architectural Research Centers Consortium 2009 Conference, San Antonio Texas, April 2009.

‘sustainable by design - urbanity, architecture, culture & place’.  Invited Lecture, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA, March 2009.

‘campus design + planning: culture, context and the pursuit of sustainability’ – editor|author (211 pp book; ISBN 978-0-9736610-8-8 English & French versions produced), Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), Ottawa, Canada, February 2009.

“Culture, Context and the Pursuit of Sustainability:  Contemplating Problems, Parameters + Possibilities in an Increasingly Complex World”. 7th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts + Humanities.  Honolulu, HI, January 2009.

“Ger Districts: Chronicles, Explorations and Considerations of Mongolia’s Informal Settlements”. 7th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts + Humanities.  Honolulu, HI, January 2009.

‘A Shift in Perspective: Design + Construction for Long Life, Loose Fit + Low Energy’. Keynote Panel, BuildEx Calgary, Nov 2008.

Contemporary Mongolia – Transitions, Developments and Social Transformation.  Conference Session Chair.  UBC  Nov 2008.

‘different by design’ – Invited Address, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University, Halifax, Canada, Sept 2008.

‘extraordinary by design: cities, ingenuity and the pursuit of place’ – Invited ‘Big Idea’ Address, International Downtown Association, 54th Annual Conference, Calgary, Canada, September 2008.

“The Falkridge Manifesto: Paradigm, Potential and Possibilities for Transcending Complexity in Contemporary Design + Construction”.  4th International Symposium on Urban Revitalization and Social Sustainability, Germany, July 2008.

“Modern Mongolia: Considering Integrated Design, Planning and Sustainability Approaches for Addressing Complicated Spheres of Informal Urban Settlement”. 9th Symposium on Sustainable Development,, Germany, July 2008.

‘planning and design in the realm between campus and city’ – presentation with Janne Corneil of Sasaki Associates; Society for College and University Planning, 43rd Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, July 2008.

 ‘educating for sustainability’ – Shifting Into the Mainstream; Canada Green Building Council National Summit, Toronto, June 2008.

‘recasting steps to untold sustainability’ – Keynote Address Grand Opening of Haworth Inc Headquarters, USA, May 2008

“Mongolia: Magic Meaning Mystery – The Photography of Brian R. Sinclair”. Invited Exhibition, Calgary International Airport, International Arrivals Concourse, Calgary AB, May 2008-present.

“Fact or Fiction? Achieving a Net Zero Footprint in Design, Architecture and Construction”. Panelist.  Architectural Roundtable.  Design Northwest, Vancouver, BC, February 2008.

“Design and Sustainability Matter: Realms, Responsibilities and Responses on Complex Projects in Challenging Times”. Invited Keynote Address. Young Presidents Organization, Calgary, Canada, January 2008.

“The Falkridge Manifesto: Realities, Responsibilities, Risks and Raising the Design Bar on Complex Projects in Uncertain Times”. 6th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts + Humanities.  Honolulu, HI, January 2008.

“Spatial Character, Composition and Conditions of Informal Sector Constructions and Communities in the Japanese Metropolis”. 6th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts + Humanities.  Honolulu, HI, January 2008.

“Design and Sustainability Matter: Investigation, Innovation and Integration of Realms, Responsibilities and Responses at a Comprehensive Research University”. Invited Keynote Address. Sustainable Buildings 2007 Hong Kong Conference.  Hong Kong, December 2007.

“The Falkridge Manifesto”.  Invited Keynote Address.  Haworth Calgary Showroom Opening.  Haworth Corporation. Calgary, Canada, November 2007.

“Fact or Fiction? Achieving a Net Zero Footprint in Design, Architecture and Construction”. Moderator and Panelist.  Architectural Roundtable.  BuildEx Calgary, November 2007.

“Design Futures Council Leadership Summit”. Invited session team leader.  DFC, Austin, TX. October 2007.

“checking out the rear view mirror | glancing into the looking glass”.  Invited Keynote Address.  Herman Miller NDA Leadership Summit.  Banff Canada, September 2007.

“Buddhism: Overview, Origins, Inspirations, Manifestations”.  4th Symposium on Personal and Spiritual Development in the World of Cultural Diversity, Baden-Baden, Germany, August 2007.

“Buddhist Architecture: Form, Function, Symbol, Space + Spirit”.  3rd International Symposium on Urban Revitalization and Social Sustainability, Baden-Baden, Germany, August 2007.

“Tokyo Homelessness: Disengagement, Design and the Space of Dignity”. 5th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts + Humanities.  Honolulu, HI, January 2007.

 “Mongolian Ger Settlements: Considering City, Context, Culture + Criteria”.  3rd Symposium on Personal and Spiritual Development in the World of Cultural Diversity, Baden-Baden, Germany, August 2006.

“Interdisciplinarity | Diversity | Sustainability | Creativity: Pursuing Invention, Innovation + Ingenuity in Environmental Design Education”.  Education Symposium, InterSymp'2006: The International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics 18th Annual Conference, Baden-Baden, Germany, Aug 2006.

“Japan, Homelessness, Design and the Space of Dignity”.  2nd International Symposium on Urban Revitalization and Social Sustainability, Baden-Baden, Germany, August 2006.

 “Strategic Eco-Innovation: Integrating Health and Environment Into Sustainable Urban Practices”.  Invited Panelist: Canadian Environmental Network.  United Nations World Urban Forum III. Vancouver Canada, June 2006.

“Research and Education Panel”.  Invited Moderator.  International Joint Meeting of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium and the European Association of Architectural Educators, Philadelphia PA, June 2006.

“Pulse | Punctuation | Place:  Cities and Potential for the Extraordinary”.  Keynote Address, Urban Development Institute.  Calgary, Canada.  May 2006.

“Design + Culture | Complexity, Simplicity + [un]Sustainability Case Study: Mongolian Gers and UB Ger Settlements”.  4th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts + Humanities.  Honolulu, HI, January 2006.

“Amplifying the Two Cultures Tale: Adding Spirituality to the Science-Humanities Mix”. 2nd Symposium on Personal and Spiritual Development in the World of Cultural Diversity, Baden-Baden, Germany, August 2005.

“Fragmentation, Separation, Bureaucratization & Sustainability: A Holistic Approach for Connecting the Dots”. 6th Symposium on Sustainable Development: Theories, Strategies and Global Governance Systems, Baden-Baden, Germany, August 2005.

“Environment: Sustainable By Design”. Leading Business, Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2005.

“People Priority in Planning”. The Calgary Herald, March 2005, 1 (OpEd piece concerning innovative 'People & Place' initiative | co-authored with Gayla Rogers).

“Greed Indeed: Modernity, Multiplicity and a Call for Manifold Metrics”.  1st Symposium on Personal and Spiritual Development in the World of Cultural Diversity.  InterSymp'2004: The International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics in Baden-Baden, Germany July 29th to August 5th, 2004.

“Interdisciplinarity, Systems and the Pursuit of Solutions Incomprehensible”.  Keynote Address. InterSymp'2004: The International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics in Baden-Baden, Germany July 29th to August 5th, 2004.

“Space, Time, Culture, Sustainability: Gazing at the Globe via Different Lenses”.  5th Symposium on Sustainable Development: Theories, Strategies and Global Governance Systems.  InterSymp'2004: The International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics in Baden-Baden, Germany July 29th to August 5th, 2004.

 “Comprehension + Comprehensive: The Environmental Design of Spaces & Places.” Keynote Address. First National Capital Colloquium on the Governance of Sustainable Development. Centre on Governance, University of Ottawa; Commissioner for the Environment & Sustainable Development; Office of the Auditor- General Canada; and the Privy Council Office. Ottawa, Canada, May 2004.

“A Canadian Perspective on Changing Design Education”. Design Intelligence, Volume 9, Number 11, November, 2003.

“Environmental Design at the University of Calgary: A Model for Educating Professionals in an Ever Complex World”. Invited address to the Annual Administrators Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Honolulu, Hawaii. November 2003.

“Face Typeface or Face-2-Face”. AWARD Magazine, Volume 16, Number 6, 2002.

“Globalization: Building Richness or Watering Down”. Keynote Address: American Institute of Architects – Indianapolis Chapter. Annual Meeting, November 2002.

“International Education Post 9/11”. Presentation at the International Education Panel, International

Education Week, Ball State University, November 2002. Moderated panel in addition to delivering a presentation.

“Globalization versus Localization”. Presentation at Globalization Panel, Focus on Asia Week, Ball State University, November 2002. Moderated panel in a presentation.

“Short-Term Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs”. Co-developed and co-presented with Moses Fritz, Hanover University and Yuki Kurosawa, Ball State University. NAFSA Region VI Conference, Lexington KY, Nov 2002.

 “Educating Architects in a Post 9/11 Era”. AWARD Magazine, Volume 16, Number 5, 2002.

 “A/E/C Systems 2002: Mickey Meets Infotech”.

AWARD Magazine, Volume 16, Number 4, 2002. “Global Directions, Local Dimensions and Place Identity: An Environmental Design Perspective +Tapestry Theorem”. Paper co-authored with Dorothee Dettbarn. Keynote Address, International Symposium on the Culture of Peace, UNESCO/IIAS, Germany, 2002. Published in IIAS Conference Proceedings.

 “Research and Design”. AWARD Magazine, Volume 16, Number 3, 2002.

 “Foreign Study and Higher Education: Reaching Outside and Growing Inside”. Inaugural Newsletter of the Center for International Programs, Ball State University, Spring 2001.

 “Work, Work & More Work”. AWARD Magazine, Volume 16, Number 2, 2002.

 “Technology… On The Road”. AWARD Magazine, Volume 16, Number 1, 2002.

 “Napkin Sketching Made Easy”. AWARD Magazine, Volume 15, Number 6, 2002.

 “Science, Technology, Industry: Is More Less?”. AWARD Magazine, Volume 15, Number 5, 2001.

 “China: Capitalism, Technology and Uncertainty”. Sketches- Journal of AIA Indiana, 2001.

“A/E/C Systems 2001 – High Tech Blows Into the Windy City”. AWARD Magazine, Volume 15, Number 4, 2001.

 “Global Meets Local: Contradiction and Compromise of Values in the Built Environment”.  Paper co-authored with Asli Oner.  Keynote Address, International Symposium on the Culture of Peace, UNESCO/IIAS, Germany, 2001.

“The Global Village: Monolithic or Mosaic?”. AWARD Magazine, Volume 15, Number 3, 2001.

 “China at the Threshold”. AWARD Magazine, Volume 15, Number 2, 2001.

 “Design Communication Media: Building a Solid Foundation”. AWARD Magazine, Volume 15, Number 1, 2001.