Steven A. Moore is Bartlett Cocke Regents Professor Emeritus of Architecture and Planning at the University of Texas at Austin. In May 2017 he stepped-down from teaching organized classes, but maintains a full research program from his home in Maine. He also works with selected PhD students in architecture, sustainability and planning.who are engaged in interdisciplinary research of the philosophy, history, and application of sustainable technology in the built environment.
Before completing his Ph.D. in 1996, Moore was the Design Principal of Moore/Weinrich Architects in Maine (1970-91). At UT, he served as Director of the Graduate Program in Sustainable Design (2000-2016), founded the Graduate Portfolio Program in Sustainability (2005), and is Co-founder of the University of Texas Center for Sustainable Development (2003). Moore is a Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts, a Loeb Fellow of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and recipient of an Individual Scholar Award from the National Science Foundation. He is the author of many articles, twenty-five book chapters and seven books on the topic of sustainable architecture and urbanism.
Moore’s most recent book, the second Edition of Pragmatic Sustainability: Dispositions for Critical Adaptation, appeared in July 2016. He is currently working as a member of the Algae Collaborative--a highly interdisciplinary group who investigate ecosociotechnical change in the intertidal zone of the North Atlantic.
Pragmatic Sustainability: Theoretical and Practical Tools. 1st Edition. New York, Routledge. (2010)
Available from Routledge
Sustainable Architectures: Natures and Cultures in Europe and North America. Simon Guy and Steven A. Moore eds. Routledge: London (2005)
Full text available on-line to UT students and faculty via NetLibrary
Available from Routledge
Alternative Routes to the Sustainable City: Austin, Curitiba, and Frankfurt
published 2007 Rowman & Littlefield
Philosophy of Design: From Engineering to Architecture
Coedited by: Peter Kroes, Andrew Light, Steven A. Moore, and Pieter Vermaas
published 2008 Springer
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. (2015).
Moore, Steven A. and Meghan Kleon, “Cities as Inhabited Infrastructure.” In, Routledge Companion to Environmental Ethics. Andrew Light and Ben Hale, Eds. London: In Press, Routledge. (2017)
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)
"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)
"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, 2004), pp 404-406.
Encyclopedia Entry (1.5mb PDF)
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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2015.1016379. 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. http://www.arcadejournal.com/. (23:8)24.
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)