Hugo A. Sheward

School of Architecture & Design - Architecture
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
Marvin Hall, 112
University of Kansas
1465 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045


Hugo Sheward is a professional architect with three major degrees in architecture. A design computation Ph.D. candidate at Georgia Institute of Technology, he has worked in the development of design tools and software specification for the United States General Services Administration and for the implementation of BIM tools for the purpose of laboratory design. His current work focuses in the development of automation of ventilation systems performance estimation for early stages of laboratory design.

His research interest concentrates in the development of Building Information Modeling (BIM) technologies. Mr. Sheward is particularly interested in the development of design performance evaluation tools for early stages of design.

Teaching Interests

  • BIM
  • Design
  • Computation
  • CAD
  • Parametric Modeling


KU School of Architecture Curriculum Committee; KU SADP IT task force

Selected Publications

Sheward, Hugo. 2014. “Knowledge Based Building Information Modeling.” Book Chapters. In Building Information Modeling: BIM in Current and Future Practice.