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Kurt Brandle
Regents' Proceedings 337

Kurt Brandle, professor of architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, will retire from active faculty status on May 31, 1997.

Professor Brandle was born in Binningen, Switzerland, and later moved to Germany, where he received his Dipl. Ing. (1958) and his Dr. Ing. (1967) degrees in architecture from the Technical University of Berlin. He was an associate professor and then professor of architecture at the University of Utah from 1969-81. He joined the University of Michigan faculty as professor of architecture in 1981. Within the college, Professor Brandle has taught graduate-level courses in environmental technology, building design, and energy conservation. He has also served as chair and co-chair on many dissertation committees and has been an active member of many program, college, and University committees.

Professor Brandle is professionally registered in the state of Wisconsin and has been a member of the board of the Huron Valley Chapter of AIA since 1996. He is a member of a number of professional societies and is a board member of the Washtenaw Affordable Housing Corporation (WAHC). He has designed a chancel area in the First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor and has designed prototypes for energy efficient housing for WAHC. He has also been an expert witness in many cases related to roof construction and thermal systems.

Professor Brandle consults as a member of the University's Energy Conservation Committee and has recently completed a research project on the cost effectiveness of energy conservation measures related to the Model Energy Code in Michigan. In 1986 and 1987, he received the ASHRAE Energy Award. Professor Brandle has clearly had an impact on the building systems and energy management, performance, and applications of many buildings, especially on the University of Michigan campus. Under his guidance, students have become passionate in their respect for the environment and in their desire to promote energy conservation.

The Regents now salute this faculty member by naming Kurt Brandle professor emeritus of architecture.