Chad  Schwartz Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Chad Schwartz

Assistant Professor
Kansas State University

I am an Assistant Professor in the College of Architecture, Planning and Design at Kansas State University. For the past fifteen years, I have taught architectural design studio along with building construction. I also spent a decade practicing architecture in Phoenix before shifting my career to full time teaching. My research centers on investigations of the tectonic in architecture and on the development of pedagogy for integrating the teaching of design and construction.

Subjects: Built Environment


    M. Arch, Arizona State University, 2003
    B.A. Arch, University of Illinois-Chicago, 2000

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Architectural Design Studio
    Building Technology
    Architectural Tectonics
    Architectural Curriculum and Pedagogy
    Critical Making



Featured Title
 Featured Title - Introducing Architectural Tectonics SCHWARTZ - 1st Edition book cover


Introducing Architectural Tectonics Cited with Honorable Mention

By: Chad Schwartz

Introducing Architectural Tectonics, by author Chad Schwartz, was awarded honorable mention in the 2017 Building Technology Educators' Society's Book of the Year Awards. From the jury:

Introducing Architectural Tectonics is an excellent resource for practitioners and students to explore the expression and techniques behind the poetry of designing space. More than simply a compilation of case studies, Chad Schwartz’s book presents a clear and systematic outline of the development of tectonics in architecture. This book is a robust guidebook that emphasizes the acumen contemporary architects must have to reaffirm their role not simply as master builders but as holistic designers of the built environment.

The press release from the BTES can be found here: 

Taking a New Position

By: Chad Schwartz

In August 2017, I will be starting a new position teaching in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design at Kansas State University.