Areas of Focus:
Sustainability ( Building Materials, Built Environment Resilience, Sustainable Architecture and Design, Sustainable Construction, Sustainable Technology)
Primarily focused on high performance materials and assemblies, embodied energy, sustainable decision making in professional practice, building flexibility/longevity, and sustainability in construction.
Jason Alread, AIA, LEED AP is a Professor and the former Director of the School of Architecture at the University of Florida. He was educated at the University of Florida and Yale University, and has been a registered architect in professional practice for over 25 years. He was a founding partner in Substance Architecture and an Associate at HLKB Architecture, the 2001 AIA National Firm of the Year.
He is the author of Design-Tech: An Integrated Approach to Building Science and Technology with Thomas Leslie and Rob Whitehead and A Century of Iowa Architecture. Professor Alread has been recognized with over 40 design awards, including two National AIA Design Honor Awards, an AIA National Education Honor Award and two IIDA International Design Awards. The ACSA has honored him with New Faculty Teaching, Faculty Design and Creative Achievement Awards. In 2014 Design Intelligence named him as one of the 30 Most Admired Design Educators in North American Schools.
Professor Alread’s teaching and research focus on the integration of craft and technology, building performance, design methodologies and critical practice. He teaches beginning design and graduate comprehensive studios, methods and materials of construction, detailing and design history. He also coordinates the summer Design Exploration Program for high school students with Professor Emeritus, Martin Gundersen.