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Tom Rusher

[Thomas V Rusher]

Senior Lecturer, Architecture
Last Updated: October 28, 2021
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Research Interests

Research Interests
Large Scale Design and Building Typologies. Digital Design Animation/3D Modeling/CGI Digital Tectonics Animate Space

Research Keywords

Research Keywords
Digital Design, Digital Tectonics, Design, Architectural Design, Architecture

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Development of Dynamic Techniques Spatial Theories Digital/Analogue Hybrid strategies for Design of Tectonic, Spatial, and Generative Systems. Conceptual Drawings Digital Tectonics Program

Biography

Biography

Lecturer at UT Arlington since 2002. Recipient of the Ronald E. McNair Graduate Research Fellowship: Architectural Design 1993-1994. Advanced Standing acceptance to Columbia Universitiy GSAPP, 1994. Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize -Greg Lynn Studio: Columbia University, 1996. Graduate Teaching Assistant: Second Year Design Studios: Columbia University GSAPP. Principal Investigator: Form_Z Joint Study Program 2002-2016, UT Arlington. Professional experience at Columbia University Planning Department, Polshek & Partners: NYC, B-Five Studio LLP: NYC, and Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill LLP, NYC and RTKL Dallas. Works published in Abstract, Interior Design, Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill: Architecture & Urbanism 1995-2000, Texas Architecture, Tex Files, & Autodessys Joint Study Annual Report. Articles Published: Digital/Analogue Methodologies: Integration and Abstraction, pp.90-93 Joint Study Program Report 2004-2005.

Education

Education

    • 1996 MARCH in Architecture
      Columbia University
    • 1993 BS in Architecture
      The University of Texas at Arlington

Licensure and Certifications

Licensure and Certifications

    • 2010 Registered Architect, Texas Board of Architectural Examiners
    • 2011 Licensed Real Estate Professional, Texas Real Estate Commission

Memberships

    • Jan 2010 to Present Texas Society of Architects
      Member
      Organization for the Promotion of Architecture and Architects in Texas.

Publications


      2019
      • Other
        Quantum Fissure: Temporal Strands
        [Rusher, Tom]. Fairy Tails Competition.

Courses

      • ARCH 3343-007 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 3343-008 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 4556-004 DESIGN STUDIO: ARCH III
        (Course Id: 100146)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 4557-003 DESIGN STUDIO: ARCHITECTURE IV
        (Course Id: 100147)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 4557-900 DESIGN STUDIO: ARCHITECTURE IV
        (Course Id: 100147)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • INTD 4344-001 INT DESIGN COMMUNICATION IV
        (Course Id: 112288)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • INTD 4344-900 INT DESIGN COMMUNICATION IV
        (Course Id: 112288)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 3343-003 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 3343-004 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 4556-005 DESIGN STUDIO: ARCH III
        (Course Id: 100146)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 5343-001 ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS II
        (Course Id: 100206)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 4557-003 DESIGN STUDIO: ARCHITECTURE IV
        (Course Id: 100147)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 3343-001 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 2551-007 BASIC DESIGN AND DRAWING I
        (Course Id: 100030)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 5343-001 ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS II
        (Course Id: 100206)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ARCH 2552-003 BASIC DESIGN AND DRAWING II
        (Course Id: 100031)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ARCH 3343-001 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ARCH 3343-002 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ARCH 2551-005 BASIC DESIGN AND DRAWING I
        (Course Id: 100030)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ARCH 5343-001 ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS II
        (Course Id: 100206)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ARCH 2552-003 BASIC DESIGN AND DRAWING II
        (Course Id: 100031)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ARCH 3343-001 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ARCH 3343-002 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ARCH 2551-006 BASIC DESIGN AND DRAWING I
        (Course Id: 100030)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ARCH 5343-001 ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS II
        (Course Id: 100206)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ARCH 2552-003 BASIC DESIGN AND DRAWING II
        (Course Id: 100031)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ARCH 3343-001 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ARCH 3343-002 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ARCH 3343-003 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ARCH 3343-004 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ARCH 3343-005 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • INTD 3343-001 INTR DESIGN COMMUNICATION III
        (Course Id: 100322)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ARCH 5343-002 ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS II
        (Course Id: 100206)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ARCH 4356-001 BASIC AUTOCAD
        (Course Id: 111830)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ARCH 5356-001 Basic AutoCAD
        (Course Id: 111896)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ARCH 5329-001 COMPUTERS AND DESIGN
        (Course Id: 100194)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • INTD 4344-001 INT DESIGN COMMUNICATION IV
        (Course Id: 112288)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ARCH 4329-001 TOPICS IN COMPUTERS AND DESIGN
        (Course Id: 100097)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ARCH 3343-001 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ARCH 3343-002 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ARCH 3343-003 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ARCH 3343-004 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ARCH 3343-005 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ARCH 5343-001 ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS II
        (Course Id: 100206)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ARCH 5329-001 COMPUTERS AND DESIGN
        (Course Id: 100194)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ARCH 4329-001 TOPICS IN COMPUTERS AND DESIGN
        (Course Id: 100097)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ARCH 3343-001 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ARCH 3343-002 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ARCH 3343-003 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ARCH 3343-004 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ARCH 5343-001 ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS II
        (Course Id: 100206)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ARCH 5329-001 COMPUTERS AND DESIGN
        (Course Id: 100194)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • INTD 3345-001 INTR DESIGN COMMUNICATION IV
        (Course Id: 100323)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ARCH 4329-001 TOPICS IN COMPUTERS AND DESIGN
        (Course Id: 100097)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ARCH 3343-001 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ARCH 3343-002 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • INTD 3343-001 INTR DESIGN COMMUNICATION III
        (Course Id: 100322)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ARCH 5329-001 COMPUTERS AND DESIGN
        (Course Id: 100194)
        Summer - Summer Intersession - 2013
      • ARCH 5391-001 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 100222)
        Summer - Summer Intersession - 2013
      • ARCH 4329-001 TOPICS IN COMPUTERS AND DESIGN
        (Topic: Cntmp Architects:3D mod+anim | Course Id: 100097)
        Summer - Summer Intersession - 2013
      • ARCH 3343-001 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ARCH 5343-001 ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS II
        (Course Id: 100206)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ARCH 5329-001 COMPUTERS AND DESIGN
        (Topic: Digital Operatives | Course Id: 100194)
        Spring - Winter Intersession - 2013
      • ARCH 4329-001 TOPICS IN COMPUTERS AND DESIGN
        (Course Id: 100097)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ARCH 3343-001 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ARCH 3343-002 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • INTD 3343-001 INTR DESIGN COMMUNICATION III
        (Course Id: 100322)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ARCH 5329-001 COMPUTERS AND DESIGN
        (Course Id: 100194)
        Summer - Summer Intersession - 2012
      • ARCH 4329-001 TOPICS IN COMPUTERS AND DESIGN
        (Topic: Cntmp Architects:3D mod+anim | Course Id: 100097)
        Summer - Summer Intersession - 2012
      • ARCH 3343-001 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ARCH 5343-001 ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS II
        (Course Id: 100206)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ARCH 5329-001 COMPUTERS AND DESIGN
        (Course Id: 100194)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ARCH 4329-001 TOPICS IN COMPUTERS AND DESIGN
        (Course Id: 100097)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ARCH 3343-001 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ARCH 3343-002 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • INTD 3343-001 INTERIOR DESIGN COMM III
        (Course Id: 100322)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ARCH 3343-001 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2011
      • ARCH 4329-001 COMPUTERS & DESIGN
        (Course Id: 100097)
        Summer - Summer Intersession - 2011
      • ARCH 5329-001 COMPUTERS AND DESIGN
        (Course Id: 100194)
        Summer - Summer Intersession - 2011
      • LARC 5391-001 CONF COURSE IN LAND ARCH
        (Course Id: 100409)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2011
      • ARCH 3343-001 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ARCH 5343-001 ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS II
        (Course Id: 100206)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ARCH 4329-001 COMPUTERS & DESIGN
        (Course Id: 100097)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ARCH 5329-001 COMPUTERS AND DESIGN
        (Course Id: 100194)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ARCH 3343-001 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ARCH 3343-002 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ARCH 3343-003 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • INTD 3343-001 INTERIOR DESIGN COMM III
        (Course Id: 100322)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ARCH 3343-001 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2010
      • ARCH 3343-001 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ARCH 3343-002 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ARCH 5343-001 ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS II
        (Course Id: 100206)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ARCH 3343-001 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • ARCH 3343-002 ARCH COMPUTER GRAPHICS
        (Course Id: 100049)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • ARCH 5391-004 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 100222)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • INTD 3343-001 INTERIOR DESIGN COMM III
        (Course Id: 100322)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009

Service to the University

    • Oct 2019 to  Aug 2020 Committee Member
      Senate
      Be the Representative of the Faculty on the University Senate Committee.
    • Aug 2018 to  Aug 2020 Committee Member
      Studio Culture Committee
      Define the Studio Culture Policy for the School of Architecture.
    • Aug 2015 to  Aug 2020 Committee Member
      Scholarship Committee
      Aid with the Dissemination of TAF Scholarship information, promoting awareness, reviewing design portfolios and working with the committee members and chair in deciding which student should move forward for the competitive scholarships.