Bartlett Cocke Regents Professor in Architecture

Steven Moore is Bartlett Cocke Regents Professor of Architecture and Planning at the University of Texas at Austin where he teaches design and interdisciplinary courses related to the philosophy, history, and application of sustainable technology. He is co-Director of the Graduate Program in Sustainable Design and Co-founder of the University of Texas, Center for Sustainable Development. Moore is a Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts, a Loeb Fellow of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the recipient of an Individual Scholar Award from the National Science Foundation. He is the author of many articles, book chapters and seven books on the topic of sustainable architecture and urbanism. Moore’s most recent book, co-authored with Barbara B. Wilson, is Questioning Architectural Judgment: The Problem of Codes in the United States. The second Edition of Pragmatic Sustainability: Theoretical and Practical Tools, will appear in July 2016.



Pragmatic Sustainability: Theoretical and Practical Tools. Vol. II. New York, Routledge. (In Press, July 2016).

with Barbara B. Wilson. Questioning Judgment in Architecture: The Problem of Codes in the United States. London and New York, Routledge. (2013)

Pragmatic Sustainability: Theoretical and Practical Tools. New York, Routledge. (2010)
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Technology and Place
Available from UT Press ($25.00)
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Sustainable Architectures
Full text available on-line to UT students and faculty via NetLibrary
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Alternative Routes to the Sustainable City: Austin, Curitiba, and Frankfurt 
published 2007 Rowman & Littlefield 
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Philosophy of Design: From Engineering to Architecture
Coedited by: Peter Kroes, Andrew Light, Steven A. Moore, and Pieter Vermaas 
published 2008 Springer 
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 Book Chapters

Moore, Steven A. “Tecnología Sustentable y Cambio Social en la Zona Fronter.”Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juarez and Consorcio de Universidades Mexicanas (CUMex). Alejandro Gonzales Milea, Ed. Traducido del Inglés por Ariadna Reyes. (In Press, 2015).

Moore, Steven A. and Meghan Kleon, “Cities as Inhabited Infrastructure.” In, Routledge Companion to Environmental Ethics. Andrew Light and Ben Hale, Eds. London:             Routledge. (2016)

Moore, Steven A. “Post-Occupancy: Implementation and Evaluation.” In, Public Interest Design Practice Guidebook. Abendroth, Lisa M. and Bryan Bell, Eds. New York,Routledge. pp. 81-92.

Moore, Steven A. “Enframed Perspectives: the social Construction of the Canon of Architecture.” In, Architecture and Sustainability: Critical Perspectives for Integrated Design. Ahmed Z. Khan and Karen Allacker (eds. 2015, January).  Leuven (Belgium) / Den Haag (Netherlands): ACCO. 456 pages. ISBN: 978-94-  6292-088-0. D/2015/0543/17. pp. 45-49.

with Elizabeth Walsh. “Reframing Architectural Judgment as Public Conversation: The Problems of Exclusion and Narrowness.” In, Preiser, W.F.E., Davis, A.T, and Salama, A.M. (Eds.) Architecture Beyond Criticism: Expert Judgment and Performance Evaluation. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. (2015

"Models, Lists, and the Evolution of Sustainable Architecture," in The Green Braid. Rafael Longoria and Kim Tanzer, eds. (London and New York: Routledge, 2014). 
Book Chapter (86k PDF)

Steven A. Moore. In ,Sustainability Ethics: 5 Questions, Evan Selinger Ed. (Copenhagen; Automatic Press / VIP, pp 131-142)

"Technology, Place and Nonmodern Regionalism" in Architectural Regionalism, Vincent Canizaro, Ed. (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2010).
Book Chapter (180k PDF)

“Building Codes.” In, Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering: An International Resource, 2nd edition. Carl Mitcham, Ed. (New York: Macmillan, 2014.

“Architectural Production and Sociotechnical Codes: A Theoretical Framework. In, Building Systems: Design, Technology and Society. Kiel Moe and Ryan E. Smith, Eds. London: Routledge, 2012. pp. 212—229.

“Technology, Place and the Nonmodern Thesis.” In, Writing Urbanism, Douglas Kelbaugh and Kit Krankel McCollough, Eds. (New York; Routledge 2008).

“Architecture, Esthetics, and the Public Health,” in The Hand and the Soul: Ethics and Aesthetics in Architecture and Art, Sanda Illescu, Ed. (Charlottesville, VA. University of Virginia Press: 2007).

With Nathan Engstrom, “The Social Construction of ‘Green Building’ Codes: Competing models by industry, government, and NGOs,” in Sustainable Architectures: Natures and Cultures in Europe and North America, Guy and Moore, Eds. (London: Routledge/ Spon) pp. 51-70.
Book Chapter (304k PDF)

Encyclopedia Entries

"Building Codes," in The Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics, Carl Mitcham, Ed. (New York: Macmillan, 2005), pp. 262-266.
Encyclopedia Entry (83k PDF)

"Environmental Issues," in The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Architecture, R. Stephen Sennott, ed. (New York: Routledge, 2006), pp. 408-411.
Encyclopedia Entry (2mb PDF)

"Energy Efficient Design," in The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Architecture, R. Stephen Sennott, ed. (New York: Routledge, forthcoming), pp 404-406.
Encyclopedia Entry (1.5mb PDF)

 selected Articles

Moore, Steven A.; Sam Gelfand and Dason Whitsett. “Epistemological conflict: modern and nonmodern frameworks for sustainability.” In, Building Research & Information. DOI: 10.1080/09613218.2015.1016379. Available at: 12 March 2015.

“Units of Production and Consumption: Reframing Social Housing as Sustainable Infrastructure.” In, Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports. Springer. (DOI) 10.1007/s40518-014-0013-6. 2014.

"Contested Construction of Green Building Codes in North America: the case of The Alley-Flat Initiative," Steven A. Moore and Barbara B. Wilson, 2009. In, Urban Studies 46(12) 2617–2641, November, 2009.
Article (89k PDF)

"Sustainable Architecture in Context: STS and Design Thinking," with Andrew Karvonen in Science Studies, 2009. 
Article (89k PDF).

“Picturing Air,” in ARCADE: Architecture and Design in the Northwest (23:8)24.

with Barbara Wilson, “Contested Construction of Green Building Codes in North America: the case of The Alley-Flat Initiative, in Urban Studies 46(12) 2617–2641, November, 2009.

with Andrew Karvonen, “Sustainable Architecture in Context: STS and Design Thinking.” In Science Studies, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 29-46.

with Simon Guy, "Sustainable Architecture and the Pluralist Imagination.” In The Journal of Architectural Education, (60:4), pp. 15-32. 

with Ralf Brand,The Banks of Frankfurt and the Sustainable City,"  In, Journal of Architecture (Vol. 8, No. 1, Spring 2003): pp. 3-24. 
Article (259k PDF)

"Technology, Place and the Nonmodern Thesis," in the Journal of Architectural Education, (Spring 2001): pp.130-139.
Article (365k PDF)


 "Reflecting on a Society of Bridges" 
Travelogue (1.1mb PDF)

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