Brook Muller is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon. He is Associate Professor in the Architecture Department, core faculty member in environmental studies, and Director of the Ecological Design Certificate Program. His research bridges design theory and ecologically responsive architectural practice.
Muller worked at Behnisch & Partner Architects in Stuttgart, Germany (1993-1996). He served on several competition teams and was co-project leader for the design of the National Institute for Forestry and Nature Research (IBN) in Wageningen, The Netherlands, a $30 million, 120,000 s.f. European Union pilot project for environmentally friendly building. The IBN was awarded the 2002 Trophee Sommet de la Terra et Batiment and has been featured in Architectural Record, New York Times, Landscape Architecture, and the Architectural Review. In collaboration with landscape architect and ecologist Josh Cerra, Muller developed the guidelines and project descriptions for the 2008 Portland Metro design competition “Integrating Habitats.” Juror Susan Szenasy, editor of Metropolis, described Integrating Habitats as “a breakthrough in the annals of design competitions” in her monthly editorial. Brook was awarded the Oregon Campus Compact Judith Ramaley Faculty Award for Civic Engagement in Sustainability in 2009.
Muller is the author of Ecology and the Architectural Imagination (Routledge 2014).