Chris Jarrett

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Director, UNC Charlotte School of Archtecture
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Chris Jarrett is Professor and Director of the UNC Charlotte School of Architecture. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon and a Master of Science in Architecture from Columbia University. His research focuses on environmental theory and integrated design. He led the 2007 Solar Decathlon Project for Georgia Tech, which received the BP Solar Award for Innovation and an AIA COTE Award. He was co-curator of "Terrain Vague: Photography, Architecture and the Post-Industrial Landscape," an exhibit of contemporary urban landscape photographers at the Heinz Architectural Center, Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. He was also US Director of the International Architectural Educational Exchange, a global cities initiative jointly funded by the US Department of Education and the European Union. He has also received grants from the US Department of Energy and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and has won several design awards, including First Place in the Shinkenchiku-Sha International Design Competition, sponsored by the Central Glass Company in Tokyo, Japan; Second Place in the House for the Next Millennium Competition sponsored by the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati; and a Young California Architect's Award from the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco. His teaching traverses a range of environmental design issues including green tectonics, eco-criticism, environmental art, post-modern environmentalism, and new media + ecology. He has previously taught at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Southern California.