School of Architecture College of Design

Lance LaVine, Professor

Lance LaVine

Professor Emeritus


Lance LaVine


  • Technology and Design
  • Elemental Form
  • Philosophical Premises: Pattern in Seminal Architecture


Lance LaVine taught (1991) in the School of Architecture a broad range of design studios, a number of technology classes concerning building energy use and mounted three design theory classes. He was the principle investigator in a large research project ($1,600,000 from 1988-94) which created a successful design assistance program with the Weidt Group. He initiated and directed the School’s study abroad program in Oaxaca, Mexico from 1998-2014. Professor LaVine is the author of four books, Five Degrees of Conservation, Mechanics and Meaning in Architecture, Constructing Ideas, and Architecture, Place, Empathy, and recently completed the text of a fifth, Architectures in Tension. He was short listed for the University of Minnesota Morris Award for teaching excellence in 2012.



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