Adjunct Assistant Professor and Senior Research Fellow, Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR)
Center for Sustainable Building Research
1425 University Avenue SE, Suite 140
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
Bachelor of Architecture, North Dakota State University 1973
Masters of Urban Planning, McGill University 1976, Thesis Topic: Expansion and Growth of the CBD of Montreal – what form will it take?
Masters of Design Studies, Harvard University 1990, Thesis Topic: How much is urban green space worth?
Richard Strong is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Building Research where, since 2006, he has conducted primary research in the realm of Sustainable Building practices. He is involved in sustainable practices at a site, campus and city scale. In 1994, while working for Hennepin County, he initiated Minnesota's first sustainable building rating system called the Minnesota Sustainable Design Guide - MSDG. He currently coordinates the Minnesota Sustainable Building Guidelines, the second version MSDG for the State of Minnesota. In the past, he has taught architectural studios at the School of Architecture as a studio critic with David Graham and Tom Hodne as well as eco-house classes at Carleton College. He is particularly interested in the interactions between recent human developments in the relation to the natural cycles and health of the urban ecosystems.
- Arch 8565: Materials Performance in Sustainable Buildings, School of Architecture, University of Minnesota, Spring 07-08
- Arch 8567: Site and Water in Sustainable Design, School of Architecture, University of Minnesota, Fall 07-08
- Sustainable Cities in Europe- Compleat Scholar Course, University of Minnesota, Spring 07
- New Urbanism - Compleat Scholar Course, University of Minnesota Spring 08
- ENTS 228: Design and Construction of an Eco-House – Carleton College, Spring 03-06