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Jana VanderGoot

Assistant Professor, Architecture Program
University of Maryland

Jana VanderGoot holds a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, a Master of Architecture from University of Virginia, and a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Notre Dame. She is a registered architect, founding partner of VanderGoot Ezban Studio, and 2011 recipient of the Rieger Graham Prize, ICAA affiliated fellowship at the American Academy in Rome.



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Journal of Architectural Education

Considering Dry Rot: The Co-evolution of Buildings and Serpula lacrymans

Published: Feb 16, 2018 by Journal of Architectural Education
Authors: Jana VanderGoot
Subjects: Built Environment, Environment and Agriculture , Environment and Sustainability, Urban Studies

Overshadowed by grievances with dry rot fungus is an untold story of mutually beneficial co-evolution between the building parasite known as Serpula lacrymans and architecture. This article argues that building fungi, in particular S. lacrymans because of its close relationship to human domiciles, offer architects both a meditation on impermanence and an ever-evolving lesson on ingenuity and craft when it comes to protecting wood buildings from decay.