Areas of Expertise
Ecologically Responsive Design
Building Technology Systems
Sandy Stannard’s teaching and research revolves around issues of ecological sensitivity. She teaches advanced design studios, building technology coursework, and advises master’s theses. Professor Stannard is one of the faculty advisors for Cal Poly’s upcoming Solar Decathlon 2015 entry; she also served as an advisor for Cal Poly’s 2005 entry, which received third place overall in this U.S. DOE/NREL sponsored international design/build competition. She was also part of the Carbon Neutral Design (CND) project, a nationwide collaborative project sponsored by the Society of Building Science Educators and the American Institute of Architects [http://www.tboake.com/carbon-aia/introduction.html]. Professor Stannard was a recent recipient of a USGBC “Green Innovation” honorable mention award for her work on an “outdoor classroom” for a local elementary school, a project intended to enhance environmental learning in an outdoor setting.
Professor Stannard is a licensed architect in the state of California. She has practiced in the Bay Area and in the Pacific Northwest, including a consultancy at the Pacific Energy Center in San Francisco; she currently consults on projects on a case-by case basis. Most recently she has been engaged in grant funded design/build projects with students.
Prior to coming to Cal Poly, Professor Stannard held teaching positions at the University of Idaho and the University of Washington. She also has international teaching experience, co-teaching summer programs at the Sede di Roma in Italy as well as teaching at the Universita degli Studi di Camerino in Ascoli Piceno, Italy.
Professor Stannard studied architecture at UC Berkeley (B.A. Architecture) and University of Washington (M. Arch), with study abroad experiences in Italy and Denmark.
M Arch, University of Washington [commendation award for her master’s thesis]
Research Fellowship, Copenhagen, Denmark
BA Arch, University of California, Berkeley [high honors]
Study Abroad [Firenze, Italia], Syracuse University
Professor, Architecture, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA 2009 -present
Professor, Architecture, Università degli Studi di Camerino, Ascoli Piceno - Scuola di Architettura e Design 2010
Associate Professor (with tenure), Architecture, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA 2005-2009
Assistant Professor, Architecture, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA 2001-2005
Visiting Assistant Professor, Architecture, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 2000
Assistant Professor, Architecture, University of Idaho, Moscow 1996-2000
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Architecture, University of Idaho, Moscow 1993-1996
Teaching Assistant, Architecture, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 1989-1991
Architectural Design, Firm and Private Practice | Licensed Architect 1987-Present
Lighting Consultant , Pacific Energy Center; San Francisco, CA 2000
Leadership in Energy + Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP), 2005–Present
Licensed Architect, California (#25596) (1995- present); Idaho (1996-2005)
U.S. Green Building Council [USGBC – C4, San Luis Obispo], American Solar Energy Society [ASES] Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE)
Professor Stannard’s scholarship revolves around the themes of environmentally sensitive architectural design
Selected Publications and Recent Research:
- “Learn, Explore and Be Inspired By Nature: A Design/Build Case Study,” ACSA Annual Conference, 2015 [submitted; pending]
- “Habitat Temporanei: Proposals for Post-Disaster Provisional Housing, “ ARCC Annual Conference 2015 [submitted; pending]
- “Eco-Fab: A Climatic Responsive Alternative to Manufactured Housing,” American Solar Energy Society Annual Conference, 2014.
- “Measuring Effectiveness: ECS Teaching Methodology,” Society of Building Science Educators Annual Retreat: “Measuring Design: Models and Metrics,” 2013.
- “A Modular Alternative: Responding to Climate,” Modular Building Institute “World of Modular” annual conference, Scottsdale, Arizona (invited presentation; with graduate student Blake Anton and undergraduate Tyler Bierce). 2013.
- “Habitat Temporanei: Proposals for Post-Disaster Provisional Housing.” ACSA Annual Conference 2012 [paper accepted].
- “Eco-Fab: A Climatic Responsive Alternative to Manufactured Housing.” ACSA Annual Conference 2012 [paper accepted].
- “Daylighting is Situational,” submitted for publication in Learning by….an Exchange Experience Between UNICAM and Cal Poly, Rossi, Monica, Ed., 2011.
- “Architecture + Nature: Seven Frames of Reference [a design studio case study],” The Constructed Environments International Conference, Venezia, Italia (abstract accepted), 2010
- Book proposal/consultation, Routledge Publishers. Consult to discuss a potential manuscript related to the topic of “architecture + nature,” proposal forthcoming 2016.
- U.S. Department of Energy, “Solar Decathlon 2015” [Principal Investigator; $50,000]
- Seeds of Change “Share the Good” Grant [$10,000]; design/build funding for outdoor green space, 2013.
- PGE “Bright Ideas” Grant [$5,000]; design/build funding for a local outdoor classroom, 2010.
- Lowe’s “Schoolbox for Education” Grant [$6,000]; design/build funding for a local outdoor classroom, 2010.
- U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Excellence in Green Building Education Incentive Grant, “Planting a Seed: Design/Build/Educate at Cal Poly’s Organic Farm” [finalist], 2009.
- American Institute of Architects (AIA) support for the Carbon Neutral Design (CND) Project, [Jim Wasley, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Principal Investigator]. Part of the international CND project team focused on the development of consensus based design case studies, guidelines, strategies, tools, and resource lists for carbon-neutral design in both the academic and professional education settings, 2008. (https://uwaterloo.ca/architecture/)
- Board Member, US Green Building Council, USGBC – C4, 2013 – 2014.
- Panel, “Energy: Make it, Move It, Use It”, CIE Center for Entrepreneurship, 2014.
- AIA + 2030 Professional Series Seminars, 2013.
- Solar Decathlon 2015. Department of Energy sponsored design/build competition for up to 20 groups of faculty and students to design, build and compete with a fully solar powered residence. Overall third place winner with specific contest placings: First place (tied): Commuting. Second Place: Market Appeal, Home Life. Third Place: Architecture.
- 2015 Cal Poly Distinguished Teaching Award. One of three honored faculty at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 2015.
- Green Innovation Award (honorable mention), Bishop Peak/Teach Outdoor Classroom, USGBC C4 chapter, 2012 Design award for design/build intervention project, completed with Cal Poly architecture students.