David Saile , PhD, University of Newcastle upon Tyne MArch, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Dipl.Arch, Leicester University

Professor, Coordinator of the MS.Arch. Degree Program

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Professional Summary

Professor Saile is interested in students understanding architecture as a cultural phenomenon and teaches studios and courses in theory and research which explore this perspective. In alternate years he takes a section of students for a spring quarter in Arizona and New Mexico investigating the cultures, histories and spaces of the Southwest. Recent research on the everyday life histories of architectural practitioners in the Ohio valley region resulted in an exhibition and a 40-minute documentary film called "Voices of Practice".

Research and Practice Interests

Worldview and Spatial Organization Ritual & Space; Rituals of Construction & Dedication Meanings in Architectural Settings Temporal Dimensions of Person/Environment Relations Social Power/Politics of Architectural Settings Pueblo Architecture