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Professor Erich Connell



Erich Connell has had an inherent interest in solving problems from an early age. What started with building forts, redesigning a bicycle, and creating a behind-the-boat submarine matured into designing buildings, land plans, logos, and creating innovative designed projects and curriculum innovation.

Erich has resided in 7 of the U.S. states and traveled to all but 9. He has also resided in Germany and Malaysia, while having traveled to 24 different countries around the world.

His dissertation topic is related to 'experiential learning' a critical component of the design process for architects and architectural education.

Erich practiced for 10 years in the profession of Architecture before entering academia. He has worked with professional architects that include; Irving Phillips, Frank Welch, William Peña, Charles Moore, and Sam Rashkin. In academia; Rodney Hill, Ken Yeang, Manfred Sabatke, Karljosef Schattner, and Maarten Min.

He received the Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 1996.

  • PHD - Texas A & M University-College Station (1996)
  • MARCH - University of Texas at Austin (1986)
  • BARCH - CUNY City College (1980)
  • BA - Texas A & M University-College Station (1979)

Fundamental Design (Basic)
Synthesis Architecture Studio
Architectural Design Process + Theory
Living Green: Sustainable Study Abroad to the Netherlands
Construction Cost Estimating
Architecture Experiential Learning Studio: Oklahoma

  • American Institute of Architects
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
  • English (Native or Bilingual)
  • German (Native or Bilingual)

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Areas of Expertise

Architecture, Design, Design-Build, Naturalistic Inquiry, Experiential Learning