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Dennis A Chiessa

Name

[Chiessa, Dennis A]
  • Lecturer, School of Architecture

Professional Preparation

    • 2009 Master of Architecture in (Architecture)The University of Texas Arlington
    • 2007 B.S. in (Architecture) (Urban and Public Affairs),  University of Texas at Arlngton  University of Texas Arlington

Appointments

    • Aug 2009 to Present Lecturer
      Organizational Network for Teaching as Research Advancement & Collaboration (ON-TRAC)   The University of Texas at Arlington

Memberships

  • Professional
    • Jan 2017 to Present American Institute of Architects

Awards and Honors

    • Sep  2018 2017 Enlaces People's Choice Award sponsored by AIA/DallasTexas Society of Architects American Institute of Architects
      Achievements: Designed house for a client in rural town outside of Dallas, TX.
    • Jun  2018 IDEAS Faculty Fellow sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington IDEAS Center
    • May  2018 Blueprint for Better Communities Champion sponsored by AIA National
      Achievements: Nominated by AIA Fort Worth and selected by national committee on May 22, 2018.
    • Jan  2018 AIA Fort Worth Community Award sponsored by AIA Fort Worth
      Achievements: Service to the profession through projects that engage the community.  Chair of Latinos in Architecture FW Committee.
      Award Details
    • Oct  2017 AIA Fort Worth 2017 Studio Award sponsored by AIA Fort Worth
      Achievements: Lead Designer.
      Award Details
    • Sep  2017 2017 Enlaces Honor Award sponsored by AIA Dallas Latinos in Architecture
      Achievements: Designer of The Tandy Hills Pavilion which was selected for the Exhibition and received an Honor Award and a Peoples Choice Award
    • Sep  2017 2017 Enlaces People's Choice Award sponsored by AIA Dallas Latinos in Architecture
      Achievements: Designer of Tandy Hills Pavilion with Dennehy Architects. 
    • Sep  2017 Fort Worth Weekly Best of 2017 - Architecture sponsored by Fort Worth Weekly
      Achievements: Designer for award winning project - Tandy Hills Pavilion
    • Jan  2017 Tandy Hills Competition 1st Place sponsored by Friends of Tandy Hills Natural AreaAIA Fort Worth
      Achievements: Designer of the Pavilion with Dennehy Architects.
      Award Details
    • Sep  2016 2016 Enlaces Jury Award sponsored by AIA Dallas Latinos in Architecture
      Achievements: Designer for Urban Reserve House that received the Jury Award
    • Apr  2009 "University Scholar" at President’s Convocation for Academic Excellence sponsored by The University of texas Arlington
      Achievements: Academic performance, selected by the faculty.

Research and Expertise

  • Design

    Designer.

Presentations

    • March  2017
      Affordable House - Undocumented Immigrant Workers + Family
      Presentation at ACSA 105th Annual Conference 'Brooklyn Says, "Move To Detroit"

Support & Funding

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    • Aug 2018 to Present IDEAS Faculty Fellow sponsored by  - $4000

Exhibitions

  • 2018
    • Sept 2018 Enlaces 2018

      Latinos in Architecture juried exhibition.  Built project selected for the exhibition.

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Apr 2018 Curator - Organizer

      PERSPECTIVAS FW 2018 - Organized 1st anual Latinos in Architecture exhibit in Fort Worth.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 2017
    • Apr 2017 Tandy Hills Competition at Fort Worth Community Arts Center

      Tandy Hills Pavilion first place winner.

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • June 2017 Biennial 600 - Architecture - Amarillo Museum of Art

      Architecture Biennial in the AMoA.  Tandy Hills Pavilion selected.

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Nov 2017 Texas Society of Architects Conference LiA Exhibit, Austin TX

      Exhibit of selected projects from Latinos in Architecture Chapters from around the country.  Tandy Hills Pavilion selected for the exhibit.

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Oct 2017 2017 Perspectivas DosMil 17

      Juried exhibit in Austin, TX.  Tandy Hills Pavilion selected.

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Sept 2017 2017 Enlaces

      Tandy Hills Pavilion Selected for juried exhibition.  This project also received Honor Award and People's Choice Award.

      [Refereed/Juried]
  • 2015
    • Oct 2015 2015 Perspectivas DosMil 15

      Juried exhibit in Austin, TX.  Barn House selected.

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Sept 2015 2015 Enlaces

      Barn House selected for this juried exhibition.

      [Refereed/Juried]
  • 2014
    • Sept 2014 2014 Enlaces

      Housing Prototypes selected for juried exhibition.

      [Refereed/Juried]
  • 2016
    • Sept 2016 2016 Enlaces

      Casa Luna, a single family residence in the Urban Reserve in Dallas was selected for the exhibit.  This project also received an Honor Award.

      [Refereed/Juried]

Courses

      • ARCH 3554-001 DESIGN STUDIO: ARCHITECTURE II

        A continuation of ARCH 3553, with an increased complexity and scale of projects, incorporating a variety of design theory and technical/site considerations.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • INTD 3322-001 INTERIOR MATERIALS II

        A course to build student understanding of interior construction. Distribution systems such as power, mechanical, and plumbing will be evaluated with respect to their contribution to a sustainable environment. Building codes affecting fire and life safety, and federal/state laws affecting accessibility will be introduced. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in INTD 3323 and junior standing in the program.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ARCH 5665-001 INTERMEDIATE DESIGN STUDIO

        Advanced architectural design problems in programming schematic organization, synthesis and design of buildings in their environmental context.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ARCH 3343-005 ARCHITECTURAL COMPUTER GRAPHICS (DESIGN COMMUNICATION III)

        An advanced course to develop visual sensitivity and awareness of digital techniques to enable the student to study design ideas and present those ideas in the various design disciplines.  Emphasis on the relationship of computer graphics with the design process.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • INTD 3343-001 INTERIOR DESIGN COMMUNICATION III

        This is an introductory digital design course that strives to develop visual sensitivity and awareness of the digital environment enabling students to present ideas graphically.  This survey course focuses on general exposure to computer visualization software from 2D Vector and 2D Raster based programs to an introduction of basic 3D modeling.  Emphasis is placed on the relationship of digital skills and graphic communication of ideas and presentation in both digital and printed media.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ARCH 5592-001 DESIGN STUDIO II

        A continuation of ARCH 5591.  Studio course emphasizing the interrelationship of formal/spatial ideas, use, and the building fabric.  Prerequisite: ARCH 5591.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • INTD 3322-001 INTERIOR MATERIALS II

        A course to build student understanding of interior construction. Distribution systems such as power, mechanical, and plumbing will be evaluated with respect to their contribution to a sustainable environment. Building codes affecting fire and life safety, and federal/state laws affecting accessibility will be introduced. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in INTD 3323 and junior standing in the program.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ARCH 3343-005 ARCHITECTURAL COMPUTER GRAPHICS (DESIGN COMMUNICATION III)
          An advanced course to develop visual sensitivity and awareness of digital techniques to enable the student to study design ideas and present those ideas in the various design disciplines. Emphasis on the relationship of computer graphics with the design process. Prerequisite: Junior standing in program. Restricted to Architecture majors.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • INTD 3343-001 INTERIOR DESIGN COMMUNICATION III
        This is an introductory digital design course that strives to develop visual sensitivity and awareness of the digital environment enabling students to present ideas graphically. This survey course focuses on general exposure to computer visualization software from 2D Vector and 2D Raster based programs to an introduction of basic 3D modeling. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of digital skills and graphic communication of ideas and presentation in both digital and printed media. Prerequisite: Junior standing in the program.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ARCH 4556-003 DESIGN STUDIO: ARCHITECTURE III

        Advanced architectural design problems in programming schematic organization, synthesis and design of buildings in their environmental context.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • INTD 3322-001 INTERIOR MATERIALS II

        A course to build student understanding of interior construction. Distribution systems such as power, mechanical, and plumbing will be evaluated with respect to their contribution to a sustainable environment. Building codes affecting fire and life safety, and federal/state laws affecting accessibility will be introduced. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in INTD 3323 and junior standing in the program.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ARCH 4557-002 DESIGN STUDIO: ARCHITECTURE IV

        Advanced architectural design problems in programming, schematic organization, synthesis and design of buildings in their environmental context. Prerequisites: ARCH 3324, ARCH 3337, ARCH 3343 and ARCH 3554. Restricted to Architecture majors.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ARCH 2551-005 BASIC DESIGN AND DRAWING I

        ARCH 2551 - An introduction to design, design drawing, and color theory utilizing lectures and studio exercises. Two- and three-dimensional studio exercises develop a sensibility to design fundamentals and vocabulary. Emphasis on form, color, texture, and spatial determinants. Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in ARCH 2303. Restricted to Architecture-intended, Interior Design-intended.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ARCH 5594-001 DESIGN STUDIO IV

        Continuation of ARCH 5593. Emphasis on complex building designs in urban environments. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ARCH 2552-003 BASIC DESIGN AND DRAWING II

        A continuation of ARCH 2551 with emphasis on three-dimensional design fundamentals with small-scale spatial and architectural applications. Prerequisite: ARCH 2551. Credit or concurrent enrollment in ARCH 2304. Restricted to Architecture-intended and Interior Design-intended majors.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ARCH 3554-003 DESIGN STUDIO: ARCHITECTURE II

        A continuation of ARCH 3553, with an increased complexity and scale of projects, incorporating a variety of design theory and technical/site considerations. Prerequisites: ARCH 3343 and 3553 and credit or concurrent enrollment in ARCH 3324 and 3337

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ARCH 2551-004 BASIC DESIGN AND DRAWING I

        ARCH 2551 - An introduction to design, design drawing, and color theory utilizing lectures and studio exercises. Two- and three-dimensional studio exercises develop a sensibility to design fundamentals and vocabulary. Emphasis on form, color, texture, and spatial determinants. Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in ARCH 2303. Restricted to Architecture-intended and Interior Design-intended majors.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ARCH 5594-001 DESIGN STUDIO IV

        Continuation of ARCH 5593. Emphasis on complex building designs in urban environments.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ARCH 2552-004 BASIC DESIGN AND DRAWING II

        A continuation of ARCH 2551 with emphasis on three-dimensional design fundamentals with small-scale spatial and architectural applications.  Prerequisite: Arch 2551.  Credit or concurrent enrollment in ARCH 2304.  Restricted to Architecture-intended and Interior Design-intended majors.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ARCH 2551-004 BASIC DESIGN + DRAWING I

        An introduction to design, design drawing, and color theory utilizing lectures and studio exercises. Two- and three-dimensional studio exercises develop a sensibility to design fundamentals and vocabulary. Emphasis on form, color, texture, and spatial determinants.  Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in ARCH 2303. Restricted to Architecture-intended and Interior Design-intended majors.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ARCH 2551-005 Basic Design + Drawing I

        An introduction to design, design drawing, and color theory utilizing lectures and studio exercises. Two- and three-dimensional studio exercises develop a sensibility to design fundamentals and vocabulary. Emphasis on form, color, texture, and spatial determinants.  Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in ARCH 2303. Restricted to Architecture-intended and Interior Design-intended majors.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ARCH 2552-004 Arch 2552-004

        A continuation of ARCH 2551 with emphasis on three-dimensional design fundamentals with small-scale spatial and architectural applications.  Prerequisite: Arch 2551.  Credit or concurrent enrollment in ARCH 2304.  Restricted to Architecture-intended and Interior Design-intended majors.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ARCH 5592-001 Arch 5592-001

        A continuation of ARCH 5591 with emphasis on the interrelationship of formal/spatial ideas, use, and the building fabric.  Prerequisite: Arch 5591.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ARCH 2552-003 BASIC DESIGN AND DRAWING II
        No Description Provided.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 2552-005 BASIC DESIGN AND DRAWING II
        No Description Provided.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus