Chad R. Kraus

School of Architecture & Design - Architecture
Associate Professor
Primary office:
785-864-4129
Marvin Hall
Room 211
University of Kansas
1465 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045


Summary

Chad Kraus teaches architectural design, architectural theory, and the designbuild Dirt Works Studio at the University of Kansas. His approach to architecture is grounded in phenomenology. His scholarship concentrates on designbuild pedagogy and material research that strives to push the boundaries of and expand knowledge on earthen architecture as a highly sustainable and aesthetically potent approach to architecture. Prior to teaching, Chad studied architectural history and theory under Alberto Perez-Gomez and worked as a designer and project architect at Shigeru Ban Architects.

Teaching Interests

  • Architectural design
  • Design build
  • Earthen architecture
  • Timber construction
  • Sustainability
  • Community engagement
  • Architectural theory
  • Phenomenology
  • Tiny houses

Research Interests

  • Design build
  • Earthen architecture
  • Phenomenology

Selected Publications

Kraus, C. (2017). Designbuild Education (C. Kraus, Ed.). New York: Routledge.

Kraus, C. & Gore, N. (2016). Educating for an Embodied Culture of Building. In 104th Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Meeting 2016, Shaping New Knowledges.

Kraus, C. Hosid, C. & Davis, A. (2016). Iron-Stabilized Ferrimagnetic Rammed Earth. In Earth USA 2015 Proceedings (pp. 244-249). Santa Fe: Adobe in Action.

Kraus, C. (2016). The Mud Hut Rebirth, Part 1: A Once and Future Earthen Experiment. In Earth USA 2015 Proceeedings (pp. 110-115). Santa Fe: Adobe in Action.

Kraus, C. Hirmas, D. & Roberts, J. (2014). Compressive Strength of Blood Stabilized Earthen Architecture. In C. Mileto, F. Vegas Lopez-Manzanares, L. García Soriano, & V. Cristini (Eds.), Earthen Architecture: Past, Present, and Future (pp. 217-220). London: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group.

Kraus, C. (2014). Fitness of Earthen Architecture. In C. Mileto, F. Vegas Lopez-Manzanares, L. García Soriano, & V. Cristini (Eds.), Earthen Architecture: Past, Present and Future (pp. 209-215). London: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group.

Kraus, C. Hirmas, D. & Roberts, J. (2013). Microbially Indurated Rammed Earth: A Long Awaited Next Phase in Earthen Architecture. In C. Jarrett, K. Kim, & N. Senske (Eds.), Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC). The Visibility of Research (Vol. 2013, pp. 58-65). Charlotte, North Carolina: University of North Carolina.

Kraus, C. & Hill, J. (2013). 50x50: 50 States in 50 Weeks. Roth Trailhead. https://www.world-architects.com/en/architecture-news/reviews/roth-trailhead

Kraus, C. (2012). From the Ground Up: Building the Dirt Works Studio. In C. Mileto, F. Vegas Lopez-Manzanares, & V. Cristini (Eds.), Rammed Earth Conservation (pp. 151-156). London: CRC Press / Balkema, Taylor & Francis Group.

Kraus, C. (2012). On Perceptions of Rammed Earth. In C. Mileto, F. Vegas Lopez-Manzanares, & V. Cristini (Eds.), Rammed Earth Conservation (pp. 157-162). London: CRC Press / Balkema, Taylor & Francis Group.

Sanguinetti, P. & Kraus, C. (2011). Thinking in Parametric Phenomenology. In J. Cheon, S. Hardy, & T. Hemsath (Eds.), Proceedings of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture . Parametricism: SPC (pp. 39-48). Lincoln, Nebraska: Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture.


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