Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich
  • M.Sc. Planning, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm
  • Master of Architecture, University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design and Planning
  • BA English and Environmental Studies, University of Kansas


Felkner, J., Schwartz, J., and Chatzi, E. “Multi-objective optimization of structural efficiency and operational energy for a tall building”, under review

Felkner, J., Schwartz, J., and Chatzi, E. “Tall Buildings: Structure and Energy”, to appear in Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA), Edinburgh, 2017

Felkner, J., Chatzi, E., and Kotnik, T. “Interactive Truss Design using Particle Swarm Optimization and NURBS curves”, Journal of Building Engineering, vol 4, pp. 60-74, 2015
doi: 10.1016/j.jobe.2015.08.004

Felkner, J., Chatzi, E., and Kotnik, T. “Interactive particle swarm optimization for the architectural design of truss structures.” In Proc. IEEE Symp. on Comp. Intelligence for Engineering Solutions (CIES), 2013, pp. 15-22,
doi: 10.1109/CIES.2013.6611723

Felkner, J., Chatzi, E., and Kotnik, T. “Architectural feedback in the structural optimization process.” In Proc. Structures and Architecture: Concepts, Applications, and Challenges, 2013
doi: 10.1201/b15267-95

Felkner, J., Chatzi, E. “Effect of Structure and Morphology on Natural Ventilation Potentials, Comfort, and Energy Use in Tall Buildings”, in Proc. 8th Windsor Conference: Counting the Cost of Comfort in a changing world, 2014

Felkner, J. "Multi-objective design balancing structural, environmental, and architectural considerations.", PhD Thesis, ETH Zurich, 2016
doi: 10.3929/ethz-a-010689078

Felkner, J. "Improving American Cities through Sustainable Transit: Lessons Embodied in Stockholm, Sweden", MSc Thesis, KTH Stockholm, 2009

photo of Juliana Felkner
  • Sustainable Design and Construction, Structural Design, Tall Building Structures, Smart Buildings and Cities