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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Gordon G. Wittenberg
Professor
Professor of Architecture and Director of Technology, Professional Practice and the Environment
 
e-mail:ggwitt@rice.edu
 
  • B.S. (1969) Trinity College, Washington University, Hartford, Conneticut
  • Masters of Architecture (1972) Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
 
Primary Department
   School of Architecture
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Research Areas
 Architectural Design, Technology, and History of Technology
 
Teaching Areas
 Architectural Design, Technology, and History of Technology
 
Selected Publications
 Articles
 

Gordon Wittenberg and Mark Oberholzer "Foam Home." Cite Magazine, Quarterly Publication of the Rice Design Alliance, 44 (Spring, 2000)

 
 

Gordon Wittenberg and Mark Oberholzer "Sustainable Architecture Supplement." Texas Architect Magazine (March, 2000)

 
 

Staff "Townhouse on the Edge." Architecture Magazine (March, 1992)

 
 

Gordon Wittenberg "John Hancock Center in Chicago: Twilight Urban Technology." Design Book Review (December, 1988)

 
 

Gordon Wittenberg ""Ises Convention: Low Architect Turnout, Talk of DOE's Demise." Texas Architect (July/ August 1982)

 
 

Gordon Wittenberg "Heavy Rail Transit System Proposed for Houston." Texas Architect (December, 1982)

 
 

Gordon Wittenberg "Morgan's Point, Bayridge Survives." Cite Magazine; Quarterly Publication of the rice Design Alliance (Summer, 1982)

 
 

Gordon Wittenberg "Design For Climate, Adaptations to Meet Texas Extremes." Texas Architect (October, 1981)

 
 

Gordon Wittenberg "Houston Freeway Mountain." Skyline Magazine (December, 1979)

 
 Books
 

Gordon Wittenberg "Climate Based Passive Cooling."  (August, 1982)

 
 Other
 

Staff "Rooftop Deck." Southern Living Magazine, Volume 34, number 4 (April 1999) : 154.

 
 

Staff "Storage On the Side." Southern Living Magazine, Volume 33, Number 7 (July 1998) : 98.

 
 

Jonathan Hagood "Living on the Edge." Texas Architect, 48 (1998, February) : 45-48.

 
 

Staff "Building on the Edge." Southern Living, 33 (1998,February) : 98-99,145.

 
 

Staff "Industrial Light and Magic." West U. Monthly, 11 (1998, April) : Cover and pages 10-13.

 
Presentations
 Invited Talks
 

"WO Architects, Current Work,." School of Architecture, University of Texas, Austin, Texas. (February, 2006)

 
 

"WO Architects, Current Work." University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. (December, 2004)

 
 

"Wittenberg Partnership, Current Work." School of Architecture, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico. (April, 2003)

 
 

"Wittenberg Partnership, Current Work." University of Houston, Houston, Texas. (March 2002)

 
 

""resouce and Design on the American Prarie"." Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. (October, 1977)

 
 

"Resource and Design on the American Prarie." Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. (October, 1977)

 
 

"Solar Heating Applications in the Midwest." University of Missouri, Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri. (November, 1977)

 
 Keynote Speaker
 

"Sustainability and Masonry Construction, Golden Trowel Awards ." Associated Masonry Contractors of Texas Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas. (5/24/2001)

 
 Lectures
 

"New Housing Trends." American Institute of Architects, Houston, Texas. (October 4, 2001)

 
 

"New Housing Prototypes." University of Houston, School of Architecture, Houston, Texas. (April 17, 1998)

 
 

"Wittenberg Partnership Current Work." Prarie View A&M College of Architecture. (October 21, 1998)

 
 Other
 

"Sustainability and the Built Environment." Rice University Continuing Education Course: "State of the Earth: The View From Rice University", Houston, Texas. (April 21, 1999)

 
 

"Utilizing the Texas Climate." TexasState Radio Network, Austin, Texas. (September, 1981)

 
 Panelist
 

""Energy and Curriculum", Panel Discussion,12th Annual Conference, International Solar Energy Society." American Society of Aircoditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Engineers, Houston, Texas. (March, 1982)

 
 

""Energy Conservation in Texas"." KLOL and KTRH Radio Stations, Houston, Texas. (October, 1980)

 
Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Rice Design Alliance 2012 Home Tour, 2002 Mason Street, Rice Design Alliance (March 23,2012)

 Parks for the People National Competition, Van Alen Institute (December, 2011)

 First Place Award, Downtown Port Arthur Revitalization Plan Competition, City of Port Arthur, Texas (October, 2009)

 Rice Design Alliance 2006 Houston Home Tour, "Hughes Residence", Rice Design Alliance (March, 2006)

 Design Honor Award, "Hunt Residence", American Institute of Architects, Houston Chapter (April, 2005)

 TSA Design Honor Award, "Yoakum Townhouses", Texas Society of Architects (July, 2004)

 Design Honor Award, "Yoakum Street Townhouses", American Institute of Architects, Houston Chapter (April, 2004)

 Rice Design Alliance 2004 Home Tour, "Yoakum Street Townhouses", Rice Design Alliance (March, 2004)

 Design Honor Award, "Mason Street Residence", American Institute of Architects, Houston Chapter (April, 2003)

 American Institute of Architects 2003 Home Tour, "Mason Street Residence", American Institute of Architects, Houston Chapter (March, 2003)

 American Institute of Architects 2001 Home Tour, "Kantarjian Residence", American Institute of Architects, Houston, Chapter (March, 2001)

 Design Honor Award, "Kantarjian Residence", American Institute of Architects, Houston Chapter (April 2001)

 Design Honor Award, "Jansen Residence", American Institute of Architects, Houston Chapter (April , 1999)

 Rice Design Alliance Home Tour, 1998, "Mixon Residence", Rice Design Alliance (March, 1998)

  Southern Living House of the Year, "Mixon Residence", Southern Living Magazine (February, 1998)

 Design Honor Award, Mixon Residence", American Institute of Architects, Houston Chapter (April, 1997)

 Design Honor Award, "Saddlewood Residence", American Institute of Architects, Houston Chapter (April, 1996)

 Design Honor Award, "Finnel Residence", American Institute of Architects, Houston Chapter (April, 1992)

 Design Honor Award, "Galleria Area Study", American Association of Landscape Arcitects (February, 1989)

 Research Citation, Progressive Architecture Magazine, Progressive Architecture Magazine (September, 1985)

 Design Honor Award, Neighborhood Revitalization Plan", American Institiute of Architects, Kansas City Chapter (March, 1979)

 AIA Design Honor Award, "Neighborhood Revitalization", American Institute of Architects, Kansas City Chapter (April, 1978)

 Design Honor Award, "Neighborhood Revitalization", American Institute of Architecture, Kansas City Chapter, American Institute of Architects, Kansas City Chapter (April, 1978)

Juries
 Jury
 Design Review, University of Houston. Jury for Thomas Colbert (May, 2011)
 Design Review, University of Texas. Design Reviews for Vincent Snyder and David Heymann, Austin, Texas. (May, 2011)
 Design Review, University of Virginia. Juries for W.G. Clarke, Edward Ford, and Peter Waldman, Charlottesville, Virginia. (December, 2010)
Positions Held
 Juror, 2006 Design Awards, American Institute of Architects, Austin Chapter. (2006 - 2006)

 Juror, 1999 Design Awards, American Institute of Architects, Arkansas Chapter. (1999 - 1999)

 Juror, 2006 Southern Magazine Home of the Year Award, Southern Living Magazine. (2011 - 2011)