Julius J. Chiavaroli
Julius J. Chiavaroli
B.Arch., University of Notre Dame; MBA, Rochester Institute of Technology
Julius teaches a variety of courses in the Master of Architecture program at RIT. His areas of interest are in sustainability, urbanism, community engagement, and publishing. In 2015 he was presented with the Medal of Distinction from the American Institute of Architects, and in 2016 he was nominated for the Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching. His students value his emphasis on problem solving, industry application, and sustainable solutions. When Mr. Chiavaroli is not busy with his students, he enjoys golfing, biking, skiing, hiking, gardening, and home improvement projects.
Prior to coming to GIS, Mr. Chiavaroli was a professor at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at RIT. He received his MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology and his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame.
Architecture is a wonderful blend of art, science, and technology. Thus students of architecture must be ready to approach building design from each of these perspectives. In studio courses, I encourage the creativity that is expected and appropriate, however all design decisions must be substantiated with research. In technical courses students learn by solving the technical design aspects of building via a term project, not by exam. Often the term project is the same or similar to the studio project. As our program literature states; “The design studio is about dreaming dreams. Architectural technology is about making dreams come true. Neither one is useful without the other.”
I have long been involved with professional and community based organization. I try to leverage my professional credentials, teaching connection, and scholarship activities to benefit students, the profession, and the community via ongoing community engagement.
I have published and continue to publish textbooks, and educational monographs on a variety of topics on architecture and graphics. I am currently working on a new textbook that will outline the process required to create and examples that demonstrate integrated and comprehensive design projects.
In the News
December 6, 2021
RIT students to design Community Center in Farmington
WROC-TV features a project partnering Cobblestone Arts Center with graduate students from the Golisano Institute for Sustainability.
August 6, 2018
Students designing city’s future sustainablyA research and design collaborative between RIT architecture students and faculty with community partners in and around the city of Rochester is bringing new thinking to neighborhoods in need.
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