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Scholarly Interest Report
Christof Spieler
Lecturer in Architecture
  • M.S. Civil Engineering (1999) Rice University, Houston, TX
  • B.S. Civil Engineering (1997) Rice University, Houston, TX
Primary Department
   School of Architecture
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Department Affiliations
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • School of Architecture
    Research Areas
     Architectural Structures, Building Information Modeling, Sustainability, Urban Planning, Transportation
    Teaching Areas
     Architectural Structures
    Selected Publications

    David Crossley, Jay Crossley, Zakcq Lockrem, Christof Spieler "Houston's 2nd Transit Era." Tomorrow, vol 3/ issue 1 (Summer 2011)


    Douglas Oliver and Christof Spieler "Visualize-Simulate-Fabricate: A Look at Where Building Information Modeling Could Take Us." Cite Magazine, 84 (Winter 2011)


    Christof Spieler "“Hidden Machine,” “Maps,” “Control Rooms,” “Heroic Engineer"." Cite Magazine, 79 (Fall 2009)


    Christof Spieler ""Dealing with Density", "Street Talk"." Cite Magazine, 72 (Fall 2007)


    Christof Spieler "Terminal Approach." Cite Magazine, 67 (Summer 2006)


    William F. Stern and Christof Spieler "35 Years of One Shell Plaza." Cite Magazine (Summer 2006)


    Christof Spieler "Down the Line." Cite Magazine, 59 (Winter 2004)


    Christof Spieler "METRO: What’s Next?." Cite Magazine, 61 (Summer 2004)


    Christof Spieler "Trains of Thought: Six cities, six light-rail systems, six visions.." Cite Magazine, 58 (Summer 2003)

    Creative Works
     Architectural Designs - Houston Pavilion for the 8th China International Garden Expo
     Member of the design team under Douglas Oliver, Chongqing, China (November 2011)
     Invited Talks

    "The Fallacy of Design Intent." BimForum, Chicago. (July 19, 2011)


    "From Ellington to Galveston: Opportunities in the Gulf Freeway Corridor." Urban Land Institute Houston, Houston, TX. (Feb 23, 2012) With The Honorable Matthew Doyle, Mayor, Texas City Bob Mitchell, President, Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Sue Lovell, Project Manager, McCormack Baron Salazar