About

I am the Associate Dean for Research and an Associate Professor of Architecture at Penn State Altoona. With graduate degrees in architecture and structural engineering from UC Berkeley, I advocate for faculty and student research across all disciplines at the Altoona campus as well as oversee internal and external research funding. My own research focuses on how to make new and existing buildings healthier, more productive and resilient. As Principal Investigator, I have received nearly $1.5M in external funding from agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the W.M. Keck Foundation as well as various industry partners. As the founding director of the Building Science Laboratory to Advance Teaching (BUILT) at Portland State University, I connected students at all levels to meaningful research in green buildings in collaboration with industry partners. I recently served as a Fulbright Scholar to the National University of Ireland Galway, and I've taught architectural design and engineering courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at four different institutions. My awards include the Excellence in Teaching and Sustainability Award from the Institute for Sustainable Solutions, and I was the only architecture faculty member to ever win the Kamelia Massih Outstanding Faculty Prize in the Arts at Portland State.



Research

Zuhaib, S., Manton, R., Griffin, C., Hajdukiewicz, M., Keane, M. M., & Goggins, J. (2018). An Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) assessment of a partially-retrofitted university building. Building and Environment, 139, 69-85.

Griffin, C. T. (2017). Multi-performance retrofits to commercial buildings in seismic zones. Journal of Structural Integrity and Maintenance, 2(3), 133-142.

Vander Poel, K., Griffin C. (2017). Aligning the design intent with the actual use of a garden in a pediatric hospital. In Architecture of Complexity: Design, Systems, Society and Environment, the Proceedings of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) Annual Conference. Salt Lake City, Utah, 14-17 June 2017. pp. 129-137.

Vander Poel, K., Griffin C. (2017). Research-Based Design and Green Buildings: Interdisciplinary Collaboration Between Students, Faculty and Practitioners. In Intersections Between the Academy and Practice, Collaboration: Technology, Research, Practice; Proceedings of the 2017 AIA/ACSA Intersections Symposium. Orlando, Florida, 26 April 2017. pp. 41-47.

Griffin C.T. (2016). Multi-performance retrofits to existing buildings. In Proceedings of the Civil Engineering Research in Ireland Conference (CERI2016). Galway, Ireland, 29-30 August 2016. pp. 7-13.

Boon, C., Griffin C., Papaefthimiou, N., Ross, J., & Storey, K. (2015). Optimizing spatial adjacencies using evolutionary parametric tools: : Using Grasshopper and Galapagos to Analyze, Visualize, and Improve Complex Architectural Programming. Perkins + Will Research Journal, 7(2), 25-37.

Griffin, C.T. (2015). Research-based design as translational research between the academy and practice. In Proceedings of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) 2015 Conference. Chicago, USA, 6-9 April 2015.

Boon, C. & Griffin, C.T. (2015). Evolutionary parametric analysis for optimizing spatial adjacencies: A generative tool for architectural programming. In Proceedings of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) 2015 Conference. Chicago, USA, 6-9 April 2015.

Griffin, C.T., Douville, E., Thompson, B.A., & Hoffman, M. (2014). Using multi-performance criteria to evaluate long-span structural systems in schematic design. In Sustainable Structures: The Intersections of Structural Systems and Green Buildings, the proceedings of the 5th Annual School of Architecture Symposium. Portland, OR. 17-18 April 2014.

Griffin, C.T., Bynum, L., Green, A., Marandyuk, S., Namgung, J., & Burkhardt, A. (2013). Comparing the embodied energy of structural systems in parking garages. In Structures and Architecture: New Concepts, Applications, and Challenges, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Structures & Architecture (ICSA2013). Guimaraes, Portugal, 24-26 July 2013. pp. 945-952. ISBN: 9780415661959

Griffin, C.T., Douville, E., Thompson, B., & Hoffman, M. (2013). A multi-performance comparison of long-span structural systems. In Structures and Architecture: New Concepts, Applications, and Challenges, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Structures & Architecture (ICSA2013). Guimaraes, Portugal, 24-26 July 2013. pp. 1668-1676. ISBN: 9780415661959

McWilliams, H. & Griffin, C.T. (2013). A critical assessment of concrete and masonry structures for reconstruction after seismic events in developing countries. In Structures and Architecture: New Concepts, Applications, and Challenges, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Structures & Architecture (ICSA2013). Guimaraes, Portugal, 24-26 July 2013. pp. 857-864. ISBN: 9780415661959

Sedor, M., Griffin, C.T. & Konis, K. (2013). The role of structures in daylighing retrofits for existing buildings. In Structures and Architecture: New Concepts, Applications, and Challenges, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Structures & Architecture (ICSA2013). Guimaraes, Portugal, 24-26 July 2013. pp. 1748-1790. ISBN: 9780415661959

Schmidt, J. & Griffin, C.T. (2013). Barriers to the design and use of cross-laminated timber structures in high-rise housing. In Structures and Architecture: New Concepts, Applications, and Challenges, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Structures & Architecture (ICSA2013). Guimaraes, Portugal, 24-26 July 2013. pp. 2225-2231. ISBN: 9780415661959

Griffin, C.T. (2013). Urban Filtration | Architecture as Watershed. In Proceedings of the Annual ACSA Conference. San Francisco, 21-24 March 2013.

Griffin, C.T. (2012). The Paddington Terrace House: An Example of Incrementally Accommodating Change from the House to the City. In Proceedings of the EAAE/ARCC International Conference on Architectural Research. Milan, Italy, 7-10 June 2012.

Knowles, C., Theodoropoulos, C., Griffin, C., & Allen, J. (2011). Oregon design professionals views on structural building products in green buildings: implications for wood. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 41(2), 390-400.

Griffin C.T. (2011). Ordering the structure of light wood framed row houses to sustainably accommodate change: San Francisco's Sunset District as a cautionary tale. In Architecture in the Fourth Dimension: Proceedings of an International Conference of CIB W104: Open Building Implementation and CIB W110: Informal Settlements and Affordable Housing. Boston, MA, 15-17 November 2011. pp. 146-154.

Griffin C.T., Knowles, C., Theodoropoulos, C., & Allen. J. (2010). Barriers to the implementation of sustainable structural materials in green buildings. In Structures and Architecture: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Structures & Architecture (ICSA2010). Guimaraes, Portugal, 21-23 July 2010. pp. 1315-1323.

Griffin, C.T., Reed, B., & Hsu, S. (2010). Comparing the embodied energy of structural systems in buildings. In Structures and Architecture: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Structures & Architecture (ICSA2010). Guimaraes, Portugal, 21-23 July 2010. pp. 1333-1339.

Griffin, C. (2009). Integrated design: Collaboration and experimentation in Le Corbusier's Immeuble Clarte. In: Rizzuto T, Welty, C, editors. Le Corbusier: Architecture, Urbanism and Theory: Proceedings of Le Corbusier - The Annual Dean's Symposium 2009. Atlanta (GA): Southern Polytechnic State University. pp. 137-145. ISBN: 0974672483

Griffin, C. (2007). Defining permanence: Structuring housing for incremental change. In Proceedings of the Sixth China Urban Housing Conference, Beijing, 26-28 March 2007. pp. 541-552. ISBN: 9787507418453



Reports

Griffin, C., McWilliams, H., and Dacey, A. (2013) Using Infrared Thermography of Existing Masonry Walls to Target Retrofit Efforts and Lessons for Future Additions.

Griffin, C. (2005). Sustainability, Performance and Mix Design of High Volume Fly Ash Concrete. Master's thesis, Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Griffin, C. (2005). Defining permanence: Structuring housing for incremental change. Master's thesis, Architecture, University of California, Berkeley

Griffin, C. (2004). An introduction to biophilia and the built environment. RMI Solutions. 20(1): 7-11.



Select Grants

Leveraging University/Industry Partnerships to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Buildings. National University of Ireland, Galway - Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant, PI, 2016-2017, $44,000.

Energy Efficiency Validation of Smart Apartments. OregonBEST, PI, 2016-2018, $250,000.

Achieving Sustainable Urban Buildings with Seismically Resilient Mass Timber Core Wall and Floor System. NSF Award #1563612, CMMI, co-PI, 2016-2019, $410,000.

Research-based Design Teaching Laboratory. W.M. Keck Foundation, PI, 2015-2018, $300,000.

Interdisciplinary, Research-based Engineering and Design (IRED) Green Building Scholars Program. NSF, S-STEM Program, DUE, PI, 2014-2019, $630,978.

Research-based Design and Education. Van Evera and Janet M. Bailey Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation. PI, 2013-2018, $100,000.

Multidisciplinary Collaboration and Research-Based Design. NCARB Grant for the Integration of Practice and Education in the Academy. PI, 2012-2013, $16,000.

Extending Research Capability for Evaluation of Multi-performance Building Systems. Facility Investment Grant, Oregon Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies (BEST) Center. Co-PI, 2010-2011, $82,000.

Documenting Multi-performance Structural Systems to Reduce Cost and Increase Green Building Outcomes. Faculty Enhancement Grant, Portland State University. PI, 2010-2011, $8,370.

Sustainable Structural Materials: Gap Analysis Research in Support of Continuing Professional and Graduate Education. Oregon Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies (BEST) Center and Oregon Forest Research Institute (OFRI). Co-PI, 2008-2009, $60,000.

Labs + Projects

I've been involved with a number of offices, labs and research projects throughout my career. A selection of these can be found in the portfolio below.


Office of Research

EECC

nZEB-RETROFIT

Symposium

NSF S-STEM

BUILT

Contact

Corey Griffin

Associate Dean for Research
Associate Professor of Architecture