Donna Duerk

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Position Professor
Phone 805.756.5608
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M. Arch, Advanced Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980
B. of Arts, Psychology, North Carolina State University, 1972
B. of Architecture, North Carolina State University, 1971

Teaching Experience

Professor, Dept. of Architecture, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, 1981-present
Teaching Assistant, MIT, 1980-1981
Teaching Assistant, North Carolina State University, 1971


Architect, State of Texas,


ACSA, member 1981-present
1972 Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Board of Directors for three years and two years as Secretary/Treasure and Member since 1970.
AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics), Space Architecture Technical Committee (SATC)


  • Author of "A curriculum for Aerospace Architecture: With Emphasis on Lunar Base and Habitat Studies," NASA/CR—2004—212820
  • Author of programming chapter published in John Kelly’s book, "Best Practices in Construction,"
  • 2001 Presentation of CD-ROM, "Enabling Environments — People, Wheelchairs, and Architecture," accepted for EDRA 30, Spring, 1999.
  • Authored, "Architectural Programming: Information Management for Design," published 1993, and used in many universities today.

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