Bruce Race, FAIA, FAICP, PhD joined the Gerald D. Hines School of Architecture and Design to establish the Center for Sustainability and Resilience (CeSAR). He teaches the ARCH 5500–QUAD ZERO Studio (net zero energy, GHG, waste, and water) and the Eco-Districts seminar. These courses provide an opportunity for students to explore designing high performance cities and buildings. Prior to joining UH, Dr. Race was an Associate Professor of Practice and a full-time faculty for Ball State University’s Master of Urban Design program in Indianapolis. His design talent, practice experience, and research interests intersect in his classroom studios where he emphasizes community engagement and design innovation grounded by real world experience. Dr. Race’s research focuses on development of low-carbon cities.
Dr. Race is the principal and founder of RACESTUDIO and is responsible for all aspects of project planning, design and delivery. Since founding RACESTUDIO in Berkeley, CA in 1994, his clients’ projects have received 33 design and planning awards including national awards from the American Institute of Architects, American Planning Association, Environmental Protection Agency and Society of College and University Planning. The Long Range Development Plan for UC Merced received a national 2012 AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects Award, and the Owings Award for Environmental Excellence, from the California Architectural Foundation in 2013. The Downtown Estes Park Plan received a 2018 APA Colorado award for planning for resilience.