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Charles MacBride

[Charles MacBride]

Assistant Professor, Architecture
Last Updated: October 28, 2021
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Research Interests

Research Interests
Building Performance / Passive House Investigation and advocacy for improved building performance in response to the increasing demands of climate change. Dissemination and promotion of passive house principles through teaching, practice, regulation and experimentation.
Tensile and Lightweight Building Research and teaching of tensile structures, lightweight building systems, material and design exploration through theory, history, and implementation. Teaching the balance between qualitative and quantitative methodology, spatial strategy, and form finding.
Urbanism and Community The teaching, design and research of cities, housing, infrastructure, geography, public space, and the physical architecture of the built environment. Academic and professional outreach with communities, design-build, planning, programming and student mentorship.
History / Architectural Postmodernism Research into the cultural, political, technological and representational modes of post-modern architecture. Advocacy for the preservation of the forces, ideas and examples that underpin this shift both away and within the expansion of modernism.

Research Keywords

Research Keywords
Building Performance, Passive House, Post-Occupancy Monitoring, Tensile Structures, Lightweight Building

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Integrated & Advanced Design Studio Graduate and upper level undergraduate studio instruction focusing on complex program, type, concept and site development, detailing, representation, building systems integration, and synthesizing precedent and theory.
Building Performance and Technology
Continued redevelopment of the course on High Performance Facade Systems presents a steady and productive series of lessons on building performance, theory, materiality, detailing, ethics, and design. This topic relates to issues presented in the studio and a broader research agenda.
Lightweight and Tensile Structures
Offers students the opportunity to learn foundational structural and systems design through physical modeling. This work frames the exploration of detailing, craft, and materiality with the goal of realizing a full-size assembly and underscoring the ethos of the sustainable and lightweight.
Previous Teaching
roles and development of courses in all areas of the curriculum including Architectural History, Urbanism, Professional Practice, Workshop, Beginning Design Studio, and Site Design.

Biography

Biography

Charles MacBride, AIA, NCARB, is an educator and practicing architect. Recent work initiated a self-sustaining program for the student design and construction of certified passive houses. This cross disciplinary scholarship anchored the development and accreditation for the new professional program in architecture at South Dakota State University, where he also established curriculum, pedagogy, studio culture, and mentorship. He co-founded the department’s Public Works program connecting students to underserved communities. Continuing work with passive house includes regional advocacy and research into post-occupancy monitoring of building performance, which is being designed for inclusion with ongoing design-build projects at UTA.

MacBride has earned awards for teaching, research, design and master planning, including a recent Sustainability Leadership and Innovation honor and an AIA South Dakota Honor Award. In addition to SDSU, he has taught previously at Iowa State University and the University of Colorado Denver.

Education

Education

    • 1994 MS in Architectural Urban Des & Plan
      Columbia University, New York, NY, United States
    • 1991 Bachelor of Architecture in Architecture
      Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, United States

Licensure and Certifications

Licensure and Certifications

    • 2019 Registered Architect, State of Texas
    • 2002 IDP / Intern Development Program Certification, NCARB
    • 2002 Registered Architect, State of Colorado
    • 1998 NCARB Certification, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
    • 1998 Registered Architect, State Of New York
    • 2011 Registered Architect, State of South Dakota
    • 2010 LEED Green Associate, US Green Building Council

Appointments

Appointments

    • Sept 2019 to Present Assistant Professor
      Architecture, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
    • 2002 to Present Principal
      macbridestudio / Charles MacBride Architect (Arlington, TX, United States)
      MacBride Studio is a collaborative and multidisciplinary practice formed to explore architecture through innovative design and research. We provide creative ideas and design services for diverse clients and communities, investigating multiple building types at many scales. The office is a collaborative studio which can handle any size or type of project. We are interested foremost in challenging design ideas and have worked in architecture, landscape, urbanism, planning, and graphic design. Active / Recent Projects: PH01:BRK Brookings, SD 2016-19; Roling Passive House Lake Herman, SD 2017-current; Yarger Residence Hot Springs, SD 2018-19; Wessington Springs Community Center & Wessington Springs School District Master Plan Wessington Springs, SD 2014-17; Nordby Center for Recreation, Renovation and Addition Huron, SD 2014-16; Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society Campus Masterplan, New Museum and Learning Center DeSmet, SD 2014-16; Beadle County Courthouse, Third Floor Renovations Huron, SD 2013-15; Riverfront Masterplan Mobridge, SD 2011-16;
    • Aug 2011 to June 2019 Associate Professor (with tenure)
      Architecture, South Dakota State University (Brookings, SD, United States)
    • Aug 2010 to June 2011 Assistant Professor
      Architecture, Iowa State University (Ames, IA, United States)
    • Jan 1998 to June 2010 Senior Instructor
      Architecture, University of Colorado Denver (Denver, CO, United States)
    • 2007 to 2009 Principal
      8 Track Architecrure, LLC (Denver, CO, United States)
      Established a collaborative, multi-disciplinary design practice undertaking urban, institutional, and housing projects. A connection to architectural theory, infrastructure, and urbanism drove both realized and proposed work.
    • 2005 to 2007 Principal
      Analog Architecture, Inc. (Denver, CO, United States)
      A colloborative practice working across Colorado on housing and development projects.
    • 1997 to 2002 Project Architect & Associate
      Arch 11, Inc. (Boulder, CO, United States)
      Arch 11 Inc grew from a four to nine person office during this early moment in the firm's history, exploring custom residential and restaurant projects, and emerging into one of the state's leading design studios. Led and expanded master planning, commercial, and development projects as a project architect and manager.
    • 1994 to 1996 Project Architect / Project Manager
      Eric J Smith Architects / David Anthony Easton (New York, NY, United States)
      Project manager and team leader for high-end custom residential projects in and around the New York metro. Led in-house production, construction supervision, and coordination with David Anthony Easton, the internationally recognized interiors studio.
    • 1991 to 1996 Project Manager / Design Consultant
      Thomas Clark Architects (Baltimore, MD, United States)

Memberships

    • Sept 2011 to Present American Institute of Architects
      The American Institute of Architects was founded in 1857 by 13 architects. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the organization has more than 200 chapters around the world and is more than 95,000 members strong. The AIA has a long history of requiring that its members adhere to the highest ethical standards.

      The AIA advocates for the value of architecture and gives architects the resources they need to do their best work, driving positive change through the power of design. In addition, the AIA has developed a series of “Where We Stand” statements that clarify its position on key issues facing the profession: Climate Change, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Immigration, Infrastructure, Licensure, School Design and Student Safety, Sexual Harassment, and Sustainability.

    • Aug 1990 to Present National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
      The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) is a nonprofit organization made up of the architectural licensing boards of 55 U.S. states and territories. While each jurisdiction is responsible for regulating the practice of architecture within its borders, NCARB develops and administers national programs for candidates pursuing architectural licensure and helps architects expand their professional reach through the NCARB Certificate.

Awards and Honors

    • Dec  2020 Top 10 Student and Graduate Projects of 2020 sponsored by Dezeen
    • Sep  2019 Honor Award, PH01:BRK / Passive House Brookings sponsored by AIA South Dakota chapter
    • Sep  2019 President's Award sponsored by AIA South Dakota chapter
    • Feb  2019 Outstanding Researcher, Scholar, Performer, or Artist sponsored by SDSU College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
    • Aug  2018 Brookings Mayor’s Sustainability Award: Sustainability Leadership / Innovative Best Practices sponsored by Brookings Sustainability Council
    • May  2017 Faculty Award of Excellence sponsored by SDSU Department of Architecture
    • Sep  2016 Merit Award, Wrigley Square, Mobridge sponsored by AIA South Dakota chapter
    •  2014 Award for Excellence in Outreach and Engagement (nominated) sponsored by South Dakota State University
    •  2013 Award for Excellence in Outreach and Engagement (nominated) sponsored by South Dakota State University
    • Sep  2013 Merit Award, Mobridge Riverfront Masterplan sponsored by AIA South Dakota chapter
    •  2008 Award for Excellence in Teaching, non-tenure track sponsored by University of Colorado Denver

News Articles

News Articles

    • Dec 2020 Dezeen
      Dezeen's top 10 student and graduate projects of 2020
      By Jennifer Hahn
      Continuing our review of 2020, we've rounded up 10 standout projects created by design and architecture students this year, from a high-altitude lavatory to ramen packaging that dissolves to flavour the broth.

      Passivhaus by South Dakota State University students
      A group of students in Brookings, South Dakota, worked with their instructors, architects Robert Arlt and Charles MacBride, to create this Passivhaus, which they claim is the first in the region to produce more energy than it consumes. Built using a grant from the state's Governor's Office of Economic Development, the building features solar panels on the roof and quadruple glazed windows. A gabled roof offers shading in summer while responding to the architectural vernacular of the surrounding neighbourhood.
    • Oct 2020 ARCHITECT Magazine
      PH01:BRK
      South Dakota State University Department of Architecture Students, Charles MacBride, Robert Arlt

      By Madeleine D'Angelo

      This article appeared in the October 2020 issue of ARCHITECT.
      It’s not only the charcoal-colored exterior, or lack of a traditional porch, that makes PH01:BRK stand out in its Brooking, S.D., neighborhood. In a state that has failed to adopt energy codes, the 2,013-square-foot residence is also South Dakota’s first custom-designed passive house and the first house in the region to sell energy back to the grid. Designed by students from the South Dakota State University Department of Architecture and their instructors Robert Arlt, AIA, and Charles MacBride, AIA, the three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath house is a showcase for environmentally conscious housing in the region.

      After receiving a grant from former governor Dennis Daugaard to launch an SDSU design-build studio in 2016—where the sale of one house would fund the construction of the next one—Arlt and MacBride worked with sixth-year graduate students to design a house for a narrow infill site near campus. After reviews and a final class vote, MacBride, Arlt, and their students selected a simple, gabled structure with fiber-cement lap siding and a detached garage in the rear.

      Due to the site’s size, the team chose a linear program with a front-facing entry and an exterior courtyard between the residence and garage. In lieu of a traditional front porch, they carved out a cantilevered, clear-finished cedar-lined entry from the structure’s south side. “Not only do you get the change in wood when you walk in, but it also provides the necessary shading on those south side windows,” Arlt says.

      The residence’s dark exterior contrasts with a light interior lined in white walls and wood accents. A double-height living and dining area is anchored by a CLT-and-solid-glulam stair; shaded windows offer south light with minimal heat gain.

      The house’s simple design lent itself to the technical challenge of meeting passive house standards in South Dakota’s continental climate. “The first thing with the passive house is that the whole point is to be dumb and to make it passive,” Arlt says. “The technology is actually what you do with physics.” The designers crafted an airtight envelope and specified systems such as an energy recovery ventilator, a mini-split heat pump, and a PV array that “almost, not quite, brings us to net-zero electrical usage” overall, says MacBride (who has since moved to the University of Texas at Arlington).

      After its completion, PH01:BRK was sold to a private owner who helps track the house’s energy use and output via an online portal for a whole-house energy modeling system. The construction of a second passive house by SDSU has since stalled, but Arlt has applied elements of the curriculum to retrofit studios, testing passive house construction strategies for cool climates. “We’re trying to build a body of research that checks a lot of boxes for what housing looks like here, and provides an alternative,” Arlt says.

      Project Credits
      Project: PH01:BRK, Brookings, S.D.
      Client: Governor’s Office of Economic Development
      Design Architect: South Dakota State University Department of Architecture (DoArch) Students, Brookings, S.D. . Anthony Dyk, Assoc. AIA, Beau Prest, Emily Hamer, Emily Nelson, Ethan Millar, Spencer Sommers, AIA (design team); Charles MacBride, AIA, Robert Arlt, AIA (instructors)
      Structural Engineer: Rise
      Mechanical Engineer: Luke Langals
      PV Consultant: Reinaldo Tonkoski, SDSU Department of Electrical Engineering
      Passive House Consultant: Passive House Institute US
      Passive House Verifier: David Holtzclaw
      General Contractor: Brookings Built Green
      Size: 2,013 square feet
      Cost: $420,000
    • May 2020 InHabitat
      Architecture students design award-winning Passive House in South Dakota
      By Lucy Wang

      In Brookings, South Dakota, a group of South Dakota State University architecture students designed and completed the Passive House 01, a home certified under the high-performance Passive House (PHIUS) standard. Funded by a housing grant from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the student-designed project was led by architects Robert Arlt and Charles MacBride to serve as a “case study house for the 21st century.” The architects said that the Passivhaus residence is not only 90% more efficient than a similar house built to code but is also the first house in the region to sell energy back to the grid.

      Located on a long-vacant infill site, Passive House 01 is within walking distance to both the South Dakota State University campus and Main Street. The airtight home’s gabled form and front porch reference the vernacular, while its clean lines and hidden gutters give the home a contemporary appeal. The 2,000-square-foot residence comprises three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms as well as a detached garage located behind an exterior courtyard.

      In contrast to the dark, fiber-cement lap siding exterior, the bright interior is dressed in white walls and light-colored timber. The double-height living and dining area in the heart of the home gives the interior an open and airy feel. This openness is emphasized by the open-riser stair, which the architects and students designed and constructed from custom cross-laminated timber and solid glulam with a locally harvested basswood slat railing.

      To meet net-zero energy targets, the team installed a 3.6 kWh solar system atop the garage. The home is oriented for passive solar — shading is provided along the south side — and quadruple-paned insulating glazing has been used throughout. Energy-efficient fixtures and appliances also help minimize energy use, which, in addition to air quality, is monitored through an online platform in real time. The project won an AIA South Dakota Honor design award in 2019.
    • Apr 2020 Dezeen
      Architecture students complete Passivhaus in South Dakota
      By Kristine Klein

      Architects Robert Arlt and Charles MacBride and a group of students in South Dakota have completed an experimental gabled Passivhaus, which they claim is the first in the area to "sell energy back to the grid".

      Arlt, an instructor in the South Dakota State University Department of Architecture, and MacBride worked with students to complete the house in Brookings near the school campus.

      As there is currently no statewide energy code that residential buildings must meet in South Dakota, the project is intended to highlight the possibilities for construction.

      "In a state that will not adopt energy codes, the design responds to showcase and demonstrate sustainable development to the region's public, contractors, and building officials through site selection, systems and assemblies," the team said.

      The group obtained a housing grant from the Governor's Office of Economic Development to design the project to meet standards set by the Passive House Institute.

      According to the team, the 2,000 square-foot house is also the first in the area to produce more energy than it consumes.

      "The residence is 90 per cent more efficient than a similar house built to code and is the first house in the region to sell energy back to the grid," it said.

      Energy-saving and environmentally friendly details include photovoltaic panels installed on the roof to generate energy, a built-in water heater with a more efficient heat pump and quadruple glazed windows.

      There is also a Zehnder HRV (Healthy Climate Heat Recovery Ventilation) ventilation system, which uses the heat of the stale air that is leaving the house to warm up the fresh air entering to reduce energy loss.

      The roof is designed to hang over openings on the south-facing facade to offer shading in warm weather and the gutter is built-in to reduce heat loss through thermal bridging. All of the walls inside the house are coated in a white non-VOC (volatile organic compound) paint, which means it doesn't contain any carbon.

      The house also has a striking appearance; dark grey fibre-cement lap siding covers the exterior and the windows and doorways are framed with cedar wood.

      A portion of the front of the gabled house is cut away to form a small entry porch. The inset entrance is entirely clad with cedar and features a bright red door.

      "A simple gabled massing responds to the neighbouring context and implements contemporary detailing to read as a single, subtracted volume with deep set apertures," the team added.

      At the rear of the house, an exterior courtyard covered in wood slats connects to the detached garage.

      Inside, the living and dining area features double-height ceilings to view activities on the upper level, which includes two bedrooms and a loft on the upper level. The master bedroom is located on the ground floor.

      The team designed a wooden staircase made from cross-laminated timber and glulam, materials that are deemed to be more sustainable than concrete and metal. These are among a number of wooden details, such as the basswood slat railings and ceiling beam, which are intended to contrast the plain interiors.

      There is also a black accent wall grid system made from painted MDF panels constructed on both floors to conceal the master suite, bathrooms and mechanical rooms.

      Residents can monitor and adjust the air quality and energy usage via an online platform that provides information on the areas of the house using the most energy.

      The property joins a number created to explore the possibilities for low energy and more sustainable design. Examples include a Kansas residence completed by students at the University of Kansas and architecture firm Snøhetta's ultra-efficient HouseZero at Harvard University.
    • Nov 2019 Blueprint South Dakota
      2019 AIA SD Honor Award
      Passive House – SDSU DoArch

      PROCESS:
      PH01:BRK is the most visible portion of the Passive House Initiative, an ongoing research project by the Department of Architecture at South Dakota State University to deliver high performance homes to the region that are faculty led, student designed, and contractor built. The initiative is seeking to become a regional leader and resource for design and building professionals in high performance strategies in cold climates.

      The first design studio was led by Charles MacBride, AIA, NCARB in the Fall of 2016 with Robert Arlt, AIA, CPHC consulting and assisting the student design team through the first phase of research and documentation. After the student’s final review, the project’s design, specifications, and energy modeling was audited, coordinated, and developed into a CD set for construction bidding and a PHIUS set capable of pre-certification. The project has just recently been fully certified by the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) and is sold with the new owners set to move in the next week.

      PROJECT TEXT:
      A housing grant from the from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) was obtained for the purpose of designing a single family, “case study house for the 21st century,” capable of meeting the high performance Passive House (PHIUS) standard and being net-zero energy ready. In a state that will not adopt energy codes, the design responds to showcase and demonstrate sustainable development to the region’s public, contractors, and building officials through site selection, systems, and assemblies.

      A long-vacant infill site was chosen to serve as a catalyst for revitalization within an established neighborhood, a short walk to both the South Dakota State University campus and Main Street. The residence is 90% more efficient than a similar house built to code and is the first house in the region to sell energy back to the grid.

      FORM + PROGRAM
      The design defers to the traditional front porch facing the sidewalk with detached garages behind. Splitting the linear program configuration allows an exterior courtyard to be formed between house and garage.

      A simple, gabled massing responds to the neighboring context and implements contemporary detailing to read as a single, subtracted volume with deep set apertures. A front porch and entry are defined by a cantilever articulated by a notch along the south face and further emphasized with a material change from dark fiber-cement lap siding to clear finished cedar. The subtraction also provides necessary summer shading for south glazing.

      The home contains three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms with service spaces adjacent to the heart of the design, a double-height living and dining area to allow views up, down, and through of the activities the home plays host to.

      INTERIORS
      The dark exterior is contrasted with an interior composed of whites and light woods to ensure plenty of warm light in winter months. Careful attention to the material palette and detailing reinforce the “case study” experimentation including fabrication of the CLT (cross-laminated timber) and solid glulam stair, steel and locally-harvested basswood slat railing, interior casement “peek-a-boo” window, clerestory panels allowing diffused natural light in the upper level bathroom, and with the exterior courtyard canopy between house and garage.

      Monitoring of air quality and energy usage linked to an online platform will quantitatively demonstrate the comfort and performance of the house in real time. Feedback will be tied to specific circuits in the electrical panel allowing the owner to view what aspects of the home are using the most energy and the opportunity to adjust behavior accordingly.
    • Oct 2018 Brookings (SD) Register
      Passive house unleashes creativity, innovation
      By Eric Sandbulte
    • Oct 2018 KDLT, Sioux Falls SD
      First 'Passive Home' In Brookings Opens Its Doors,"
      By Christine Manika

    • Jan 2018
      Mitchell (SD) Daily Republic
      Mitchell company takes part in SDSU project of high efficiency 'passive house'
      By Sara Bertsch

    • Dec 2017 Brookings (SD) Register
      SDSU passive house under construction: Students design house to ‘maximize gains, minimize losses’
      By Matthew Schmidt

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

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    • June 2021 to Aug 2022 Passive House Advocacy and Implementation in Hot and Humid Climates sponsored by  -  $10000
      Charles MacBride (Funded)

Publications


      2021
      • Conference Proceeding
        There Goes the Neighborhood: How a NZE Passive House Changed the Culture of a Community
        [MacBride, Charles]. ACSA Directory / Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture,.
        https://www.acsa-arch.org
      • Conference Proceeding
        Theory and Practice: The Formulation and Delivery of Teaching Professional Practice
        [MacBride, Charles, Garcia Fritz, Jessica, Garcia Lammers, Federico ]. ACSA Directory / Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture,.
        https://www.acsa-arch.org

      2019
      • Conference Proceeding
        A Case Study on the impact of PHIUS+ 2018 Standard on a Student Designed PHIUS+ House in South Dakota
        [Arlt, Robert, MacBride, Charles]. 14th Annual North American Passive House Conference Proceedings. 6. Chicago, IL: "PHIUS / Passive House Institute US".
      • Conference Proceeding
        Building in the Void: The Pursuit of Zero in the Unregulated Midwest
        [MacBride, Charles]. 14th Annual North American Passive House Conference Proceedings. 6. Chicago, IL: "PHIUS / Passive House Institute US".

      2018
      • Conference Proceeding
        Detailing and Coordinating Construction of a Student Designed PHIUS+ House in South Dakota
        [Arlt, RobertEdwin, Macbride, Charles]. 13th Annual North American Passive House Conference Proceedings . 6. Chicago, IL: "PHIUS / Passive House Institute US".
      • Conference Proceeding
        Progress and Speculation: Lessons from Integrating Passive House into Architectural Curriculum
        [Macbride, Charles]. 13th Annual North American Passive House Conference Proceedings. 6. Chicago, IL: "PHIUS / Passive House Institute US".
        http://www.phius.org/home-page

      2017
      • Conference Proceeding
        A statewide initiative: the expanding influence of Passive House in South Dakota
        [Macbride, Charles]. 12th Annual North American Passive House Conference Proceedings. 6. Chicago, IL: "PHIUS / Passive House Institute US".
        http://www.phius.org/home-page
      • Conference Proceeding
        Integrating Passive House teaching: an update from SDSU DoArch
        [Arlt, RobertEdwin, Macbride, Charles]. 12th Annual North American Passive House Conference Proceedings. 6. Chicago, IL: "PHIUS / Passive House Institute US".
        http://www.phius.org/home-page

      2016
      • Conference Proceeding
        The South Dakota Passive Housing Initiative: Establishing New Curriculum and Construction Models
        [MacBride, Charles]. 11th Annual North American Passive House Conference Proceedings. 108-113. Chicago, IL: "PHIUS / Passive House Institute US".
        http://www.phius.org/home-page

      In Process
      • Textbook
        PHIUS Student Workbook
        [Rogero, Mary, MacBride, Charles]. In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted.

      In Process
      • Abstract
        PH01:BRK: Expanding on the Passive House as Design-Build Pedagogy
        [MacBride, Charles, Arlt, Robert]. ACSA Directory / Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture,.
        https://www.acsa-arch.org Accepted.
      • Abstract
        Teaching lightweight and tensile structures: a pedagogy for beginning design students
        [MacBride, Charles]. Symposium on the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures / IASS 2020-21.
        https://www.acsa-arch.org Accepted.

Presentations

    • March  2021
      MacBride, Charles, "Passive House Design Build for Architecture Students", PHIUS / Passive House Institute US, online. (March , 2021).
    • October  2020
      MacBride, Charles (Moderator), Rogero, Mary (Moderator), "Why we do what we do: Educator's Hootenanny", PHIUS / Passive House Institute US, online. (October , 2020).
    •  2019
      MacBride, Charles, "PH01:BRK / Passive House Brookings", Brookings, SD, United States. ( , 2019).
    • October  2018
      MacBride, Charles, "PH01:BRK / Passive House Brookings Ribbon Cutting", SDSU Department of Architecture, Brookings, SD, United States. (October , 2018).
    • February  2018
      MacBride, Charles, "Residential Architecture and Design in the first half of the 20th Century ", SDSU School of Design, Brookings, SD, United States. (February , 2018).
    • January  2018
      Arlt, Robert, MacBride, Charles, "Passive House - PH01:BRK ", Sioux Falls Design Center, Sioux Falls Design Center, Sioux Falls, SD, United States. (January 18, 2018).
    • November  2017
      MacBride, Charles, "Plains Vernacular: Norwegian Influence in Regional Architecture", Sons of Norway, Watertown, SD, United States. (November , 2017).
    • September  2017
      MacBride, Charles, "A statewide initiative: the expanding influence of Passive House in South Dakota", Passive House Institute US / PHIUS, Seattle, WA, United States. (September , 2017).
    • September  2017
      MacBride, Charles, "The South Dakota Passive Housing Initiative Roundtable", AIA South Dakota, Sioux Falls, SD, United States. (September , 2017).
    • April  2017
      MacBride, Charles, "Recent Architecture: Performance, Materiality, and Civic Collaboration", SDSU Department of Visual Arts, Brookings, SD, United States. (April , 2017).
    • October  2016
      MacBride, Charles, Arlt, RobertEdwin, "The Emerging Passive House Initiative", South Dakota Housing Development Authority / SDHDA, Pierre, SD, United States. (October , 2016).
    • September  2016
      MacBride, Charles, Harsma, Mike, "South Dakota Affordable Incentive Programs", Passive House Institute US / PHIUS, Philadelphia, PA, United States. (September , 2016).
    • September  2016
      MacBride, Charles, "The South Dakota Passive Housing Initiative: Establishing New Curriculum and Construction Models", Passive House Institute US / PHIUS, Philadelphia, PA, United States. (September , 2016).
    • April  2015
      MacBride, Charles, "Ten (plus-one) Identifiers of Post-Modern Architecture", SDSU Department of Visual Arts, Brookings, SD, United States. (April , 2015).
    • March  2015
      MacBride, Charles, Garcia Fritz, JessicaMarie, Garcia Lammers, FedericoM, Rex, BrianT, "Writing as Place Making", South Dakota State University, Department of English, Brookings, SD, United States. (March , 2015).
    • April  2014
      MacBride, Charles, "A Eulogy In Three Parts, in memory of the American Folk Art Museum 2000 - 2014", SDSU Department of Visual Arts, Brookings, SD, United States. (April , 2014).

Students Supervised

    • Apr 2020
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      Xavier Zhapan, Faculty Mentor, UTA Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)
      Frei Otto's Institute for Lightweight Structures: Investigating Tensile Structures Through Physical Modeling
      Abstract: In architecture, several pedagogical strategies have evolved leading to the concepts that have helped modern architects develop techniques and discover new methods in lightweight, tensile, and shell structures. Often, discoveries are based on experimentation through trial and error and result in the implementation of new technologies, resulting in the most spectacular and complex structures. Examples by Frei Otto, Pier Luigi Nervi, Felix Candela and others display such advances. The objective of this research is to show the importance of hands-on experimentation in lightweight and tensile structures as part of the architects foundational training. This process is based on preliminary testing and by recreating a precedent structure completed by an acknowledged master architect. (Architecture)
      Frei Otto's Institute for Lightweight Structures
    • Apr 2019
      Undergraduate Honors Activities
      Alexander Boerema,

      (Architecture)
      Sounds of the City: An Analytical Study of Urban Acoustics
    • Apr 2017
      Undergraduate Honors Activities
      Cassie Pospishil, (Architecture)
      Courthouses in South Dakota: Respecting a Treasured South Dakota Building Typology

Courses

      • ARCH 5671-002 INTEGRATIVE DESIGN STUDIO I
        (Course Id: 113801)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 4395-003 SELECTED TOPICS ARCH
        (Topic: High Performance Façade System | Course Id: 100121)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 5395-003 TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE
        (Topic: High Performance Façade System | Course Id: 100225)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 2552-001 BASIC DESIGN AND DRAWING II
        (Course Id: 100031)
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 2552-001 BASIC DESIGN AND DRAWING II
        (Course Id: 100031)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • ARCH 5670-003 ADVANCED DESIGN STUDIO
        (Course Id: 100248)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 5672-002 INTEGRATIVE DESIGN STUDIO II
        (Course Id: 100250 | Mav Course: No)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 4395-003 SELECTED TOPICS ARCH
        (Topic: High Performance Façade System | Course Id: 100121 | Xlist Coursepre: ARCH | Xlist Coursenum: 5395 | Mav Course: No)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 5395-003 TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE
        (Topic: High Performance Façade System | Course Id: 100225 | Xlist Coursepre: ARCH | Xlist Coursenum: 4395 | Mav Course: No)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 5670-002 ADVANCED DESIGN STUDIO
        (Course Id: 100248 | Mav Course: No)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 4557-002 DESIGN STUDIO: ARCHITECTURE IV
        (Course Id: 100147 | Mav Course: No)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 4395-003 SELECTED TOPICS ARCH
        (Topic: Tensile+Lightweight Structures | Course Id: 100121 | Xlist Coursepre: ARCH | Xlist Coursenum: 5395 | Mav Course: No)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 5395-003 TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE
        (Topic: Tensile+Lightweight Structures | Course Id: 100225 | Xlist Coursepre: ARCH | Xlist Coursenum: 4395 | Mav Course: No)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 2341-001 DESIGN COMMUNICATION/ENGINEERS
        (Course Id: 113527 | Mav Course: No)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 5665-001 INTERMEDIATE DESIGN STUDIO
        (Course Id: 113157 | Mav Course: No)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 4395-003 SELECTED TOPICS ARCH
        (Topic: High Performance Façade System | Course Id: 100121 | Xlist Coursepre: ARCH | Xlist Coursenum: 5395 | Mav Course: No)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 5395-003 TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE
        (Topic: High Performance Façade System | Course Id: 100225 | Xlist Coursepre: ARCH | Xlist Coursenum: 4395 | Mav Course: No)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus

Service to the University

    • Aug 2020 to  Present Committee Member
      Academic Grievances committee
    • Jan 2020 to  Present Faculty Advisor
      American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) Freedom By Design
      Exodus women's housing improvements with UTA AIAS students, Dallas TX

    • Aug 2019 to  Present Committee Member
      Curriculum committee
    • Aug 2019 to  Present Committee Member
      Design-Build program ad hoc committee
    • Aug 2019 to  Present Committee Member
      Lectures, Exhibits, Publications and Events committee
    • May 2020 to  July 2020 Committee Member
      Graduate Thesis ad-hoc committee
    • Aug 2019 to  July 2020 Committee Member
      Principles of Community ad-hoc committee
    • Oct 2019 to  Apr 2020 Committee Member
      Faculty Search committee
    • Aug 2011 to  June 2019
      Service roles at South Dakota State University, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
      Selected list of service roles at South Dakota State University, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (formerly CAS) and the School of Design:

      • Five-year Review Committee Member, Professor Brian Rex 2017-18
      • School of Design Director Search Committee Member 2016-17
      • School of Design Standards Committee, Chair / Faculty Standards Document, written and coordinated 2014-15
      • School of Design Task Force and Operations Committee Member, 2012-15
      • CAS Faculty Council Member, 2013-14
      • CAS Vision Committee Member and Faculty Task Force Subcommittee Chair, 2011-12
    • Aug 2011 to  June 2019
      Service roles at South Dakota State University, Department of Architecture
      Selected list of service roles at South Dakota State University, Department of Architecture (DoArch):

      • Professional Program Coordinator, 2011-19
      • Student Advising and New Student Orientation (NSO) Coordinator, 2012-18
      • Scholarship and Professional Development Coordinator, 2011-19:
      The Harold Spitznagel Architectural Graduate Studies Fellowship and Scholarship, Coordinator & Chair, 2015-19;
      AIA South Dakota Merit Scholarship, and AIA South Dakota Enrichment Scholarship, Coordinator & Chair, 2012-19;
      TSP/DoArch Undergraduate Scholarship, Coordinator & Chair, 2011-19;
      • Faculty Coordinator, DoArch NAAB Accreditation Visit and APR, spring 2019
      • Lecture Series Coordinator, 2018-19
      • Studio Culture Committee Chair, 2013-19
      • SDSU NCARB AXP (Architecture Experience Program, formerly IDP) Education Coordinator, 2012-19
      • Faculty Advisor and founder, SDSU Chapter AIAS, 2011-19
      • DoArch Search Committee Chair:
      Tenure track and non-tenure track faculty searches, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016;
      Program Coordinator search, 2011;
      • Faculty Advisor, DoArch Student Advisory Board, 2011-19
      • Professional Advisory Board (PAB) Chair, 2011-14
      • Graduate Committee, 2015-19
      • Faculty Coordinator / Co-coordinator, DoArch NAAB Initial Accreditation Visits, fall 2012 and fall 2014
      • Departmental and Faculty Standards Document, written and coordinated, 2012

    • Aug 2011 to  June 2019
      Service roles at South Dakota State University, University level
      Selected list of service roles at South Dakota State University, University level:

      • SDSU First Year Experience Faculty, 2012-15
      • SDSU Landscape Architecture Program New Faculty Search Committee Member, 2014-15
      • SDSU Interior Design Program New Faculty Search Committee Member, 2011-12
    • Aug 2011 to  June 2019
      Student Advising service at South Dakota State University
      Student Advising service at South Dakota State University:

      • DoArch Student Advising and New Student Orientation (NSO) Coordinator, 2012-18
      • DoArch Graduate Student Advisor, 2013-19
      • Founder and Faculty Advisor, SDSU DoArch Chapter AIAS / American Institute of Architecture Students, 2011-19
      • Faculty Honors College Mentor: Alex Boerema (2016-19), Cassie Pospishil (2014-17), Daniel Bilka (2012-15)
      • SDSU Graduate Faculty Representative, 2013-19: Amanda Inouye (M. Chemistry / Chemistry Education, Mar 2017), Alex Anderson (M. Educational Administration, Dec 2016), Kelly Taylor (M.S. Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner, Aug 2016), Taylor Suess (M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Aug 2015), Kaitlynn Krack (M.S. Plant Science, Dec 2014), Shelby Steele (Doctor of Philosophy, Biochemistry, Dec 2014)
      • "Planning for Beresford, SD," independent study faculty advisor, Daniel Wevik, spring 2014
      • SDSU SAIGES (Strengthening American Indian Generational Educational Success): Role Play Faculty, 2011, 2012
      • Faculty Advisor and juror, Plain Green Student Competition, 2011-13

Service to the Profession

    • 2003 to  Present
      AXP Mentor and Advisor
      NCARB / National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
      Continuing activity as AXP (Architectural Experience Program, formerly IDP) Advisor and Mentor to students and emerging professionals.
    • Past to  Dec 2020
      Reviewer, Conference Paper
      ACSA / Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
      Reader, 2021 ACSA/EAAE Teachers Conference

    • Jan 2016 to  June 2019
      Committee Member
      AIA SD Convention Committee
      Coordinating member between DoArch, the Design Awards Committee, and the Annual Convention. Established and coordinated the DoArch sponsored Keynote Presentation for the 2016-19 Conventions.
    • Jan 2015 to  June 2019
      Committee Member
      AIA SD Design Awards Committee
      Worked to rewrite and expand the annual AIA SD Design Awards. The Awards Banquet has become part of the annual convention. Categories for awards have been expanded, and an increase in participation has been seen. Coordinated the design awards juror selection between 2016-19.
    • Jan 2012 to  June 2019
      Committee Member
      AIA SD Scholarship Committee
      Worked to rewrite the entire AIA SD scholarship program for the benefit and inclusion of SDSU students.
    • Aug 2011 to  June 2019
      Interaction with Industry
      AIA SD Professional Coordinator
      Professional coordinator between SDSU DoArch students and the AIA South Dakota, including advocacy for scholarships, internships, emerging professionals, and licensure.
    • Aug 2011 to  June 2019
      SDSU Education Coordinator
      NCARB / National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
      SDSU DoArch Education Coordinator. Attended national conferences and advocate for students and architectural education within the framework of licensure and professional development.
    • Past to  May 2019
      Workshop Organizer (Sioux Falls, SD, US)
      Ethnic Youth Day, Sioux Falls Multicultural Center
      Presenter and workshop leader. Bridge design workshop for Whittier and McGovern Middle School students. With Fang Xu.

    • Jan 2016 to  Aug 2016
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)
      Invited peer-reviewer for the 'SAH Archipedia'. Reviewed the first ever list and descriptions of historic South Dakota buildings and sites.
    • Aug 2012 to  May 2015
      Committee Member
      AIA SD design:SD Committee
      Worked to re-establish design:SD in its new capacity within the AIA SD. Design:SD previously operated under the direction of the now defunct Rural Learning Center. The Webster, SD design Charette (October 2014) was coordinated with this committee and DoArch Public Works.
    • Aug 2012 to  May 2015
      Committee Member
      AIA SD Emerging Professionals Committee
      Worked with the (former) IDP and recently graduated architectural interns as they move toward professional licensure. This committee was discontinued as part of the 2015 overall AIA SD organizational realignment. The role of the AIA alongside young professionals continues as part of the connection to NCARB and the new AXP program.

Live Performances

Live Performances

  • 2018
    • Nov 2018
      University
      Orange Driver 2
      South Dakota State University Department of Architecture, Brookings, SD, United States
    • Jan 2018
      Regional
      PH01:BRK / Passive House Brookings
      Sioux Falls Design Center, Sioux Falls, SD, United States
  • 2017
    • Aug 2017
      University
      Outfitting: Acrylic Entry Screen
      South Dakota State University, Department of Architecture, Brookings, SD, United States
      Charles MacBride

Other Creative Activities

Other Creative Activities

    • Architecture
      • Roling Passive House

        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      • 2019
        PH01:BRK / Passive House Brookings
        Architect and faculty coordinator for a single family Passive House. Designed by students as part of a graduate studio, and funded by a GOED grant (see Grants), this will be the first PHIUS+ Certified custom house in South Dakota. Pre-certification is underway, and construction is scheduled to begin in October 2017.
        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      • 2017
        Wessington Springs Community Center & School District Master Plan
        Initially a proposal for an 11,000sf community center and building addition, this FEMA approved multi-purpose facility and was proposed and designed following a June 2014 tornado. A master plan and feasibility study for the facilities belonging to the school district has followed, and will include new construction along with the full restoration of the 1920s high school.
        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      • 2016
        Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society Campus Masterplan, New Museum and Learning Center
        The Laura Ingalls Wilder Masterplan describes both short-term and long-term goals for the physical campus and buildings, phasing of construction, and the educational and experiential outcomes desired as an internationally recognized museum and learning center. The concept design also describes initial ideas for additions/alterations to the Surveyor's House, recognized on the National Historic Register.
        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      • 2016
        Nordby Center for Recreation, Renovation and Addition
        A complete interior renovation and 12,000sf addition for a non-profit recreation center. The two story expansion increases public visibility, and adds new group rooms, an enlarged running track, consolidated workout, aerobics and weight-lifting areas, and an administrative suite.
        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      • 2016
        Mobridge Riverfront Masterplan
        A concept masterplan for 30+ acres of city-owned waterfront, including a full urban, programmatic and infrastructure analysis, and proposals for both "smart growth" and "big ideas" that vary in scale, implementation, and public/private use. The second phase included platting, zoning, covenants, feasibility, and adoption by the City Council. 2013 AIA South Dakota Merit Award recipient.


        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      • 2015
        Beadle County Courthouse Renovation
        Interior renovations to the courtrooms, chambers and offices of the 1920 building. The majority of work includes the restoration of the historical spaces back to their original design, and complete new millwork packages for both courtrooms.


        [Non-refereed/non-juried]