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Colin Oglesbay, Adjunct/Visiting Faculty‎

Colin Oglesbay

Adjunct/Visiting Faculty‎

Colin Oglesbay

Workshops: Material Limits: Wood | Material Limits: Wood | Metal in Architectural Design


Colin is a lead designer at Shelter Architecture specializing in sustainable architecture and landscape. He studied landscape architecture and South Asian studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and received his Masters’ degree in Architecture from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

Colin loves innovative modern design and his work, research and writing is based on finding new and interesting ways to link science and architecture. He has written about these ideas and issues for T/here Journal of Architecture + Landscape published by the University of Minnesota, Scape Magazine and; is a regular contributor to Threshold, the AIA-MN Blog. Colin has worked in the field of sustainable design for 12 years on projects ranging from campus planning to sustainable outhouses.


Computational craft, building science & ecological based design.



Master of Architecture 2005; College of Architecture– University of Minnesota

Bachelor of Science 2003- Major: Architecture;  College of Liberal Arts – University of Minnesota

Bachelor of Science- Landscape Architecture; College of Life Sciences- University of Wisconsin- Madison

Bachelor of Arts- South Asian Studies
1997- 2002 Degrees Not Completed


Associate Member American Institute of Architects

LEED-H Training Certification, 2006

Professional Experience

Shelter Architecture, LLC 2004-current – Associate, Lead Designer

Lazor Office, 2004 – Intern Architect

Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd- 2001-2002- Intern Architect

The Green Institute, 2002-2003- Green Building Consultant

Earthly Designs, Inc, 1997-2002- Principal

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