BROCHURE
Anton C. Harfmann is a Professor,University of Cincinnati,United States

Anton C. Harfmann

Professor

Organizing Committee Member

United States

University of Cincinnati

BIOGRAPHY

Anton Harfmann is a licensed architect and builder who teaches BIM, construction and structures, at the University of Cincinnati. He is currently the Director of Facilites and Technlogy in the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning and the Director of the Architectural Engineering program in the College of Engineering and Applied Science. He was the lead faculty member for the University’s participation in the 2007 Solar Decathlon competition and has taught net-zero energy capstone design studios since. His research interests include net-zero architectural design as well as Building Information Modeling (BIM) at the component level and he has published many papers on this approach since the early 1990s. He is an early adopter of computing in practice and education that was recognized by Apple who inducted him into the Apple Distinguished Educator program in 2004. His commitment to teaching has also been recognized by the American Institute of Architects who named him one of the top ten educators in architecture in 2009 as well as receiving an honorable mention award from the AIA’s Technology in Practice group in 2013 for his introductory class on teaching the logic of construction and structures through BIM. 

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Publications, Book Entries

2014

COMPONENT-BASED BIM: A
Comprehensive, Detailed, Single Model Strategy.

A.C. Harfmann

Chapter in "BIM in Current and Future Practice", Chapter 14, pg 187- 196 Wiley Publishers 2014

 

2012

Linking detailed solar collection data to a parametric model for accurate performance analysis throughout the design process

A.C. Harfmann

International Journal of Architectural, Engineering and Construction, Volume 1, Issue 1, pg 37-46

 

2007

Class [re] union: Course corrections in response to coop employer feedback,

A.C. Harfmann, P. Akins, M. Hatter, J. Kelpe, S. Krivanka, D.A. Schonhardt

Journal of Cooperative Education and Internships

 

2004

Component-Based Design: A Summary and Scheme for Implementation

A.C. Harfmann and P.J. Bauser

International Journal of Architectural
Computing, Multi-Science Publishing, Volume 2, Issue 2

 

1998

ACADIA 1997, Special Issue Guest Editor

A.C. Harfmann, editor

Automation in Construction Journal,
Elsevier Publishers, Volume 8, Number 1

 

1998

Product Modeling, Special Issue Guest Editor

A.C. Harfmann, editor

Automation in Construction Journal,
Elsevier Publishers, Volume 8, Number 3

 

1993

A Component-Based Approach to Building Product Representation and Design Development

A.C. Harfmann, B. Majkowski, S.S. Chen

CAD Futures '93, Elsevier Science Publishers pg 437-452

4 citations

1993

Component-Based Building Representation for Design and Construction

A.C. Harfmann, S.S. Chen

Automation in Construction Journal, Elsevier Publishers, Volume 1, Number 4,

14 citations

1987

The Rationalizing of Design

A.C. Harfmann

Principles of Computer Aided Design: Computability of Design, Y.E. Kalay, editor, Wiley & Sons

7 citations

1987

A Knowledge-Based Computable Model of Design

Y.E. Kalay, L.M. Swerdloff, A.C. Harfmann

Expert Systems in Computer-Aided Design, North Holland Publishing

8 citations

1985

Computer-Aided Design Education in the School of Architecture & Environmental Design

Y.E. Kalay, A.C. Harfmann

Pioneers of CAD in Architecture,
A.M. Kemper editor, Hurland/Swenson Publishers pg 531-

 

Significant Peer Reviewed Publications and Presentations

2019

Course Corrections: A 15-year chronology of pedagogical adjustments in response to technology changes and feedback

A.C. Harfmann

2019 LT@UC conference

2019

It's all Structural: Teaching Construction Logic with Parametric Modeling

A.C. Harfmann

International Conference on Structures and Architecture proceeedings, Lisbon Portugal

2018

Approaching Net-Zero Energy in an 1834 Farm House Through Integrating Multiple Energy Strategies.

A.C. Harfmann

Architectural Engineering Institute 2019 Conference

2017

Using Lean Construction Means to Assess Individual Student Work in Group Efforts

A.C. Harfmann, G.A. Rassati, A. Albrecht

2018 LT@UC conference

2014

Quantifying and Qualifying the Aesthetic Assessment, Curricular Reform and Reassessment: University of Cincinnati Case

A. Christophoridis and A.C. Harfmann

Assessment in Creative Institutions:
David Chase, Jill Furguson, and J. Joseph Hoey IV, editors, pg 141-145,

2013

Smart Light: Enhanced Fenestration to Improve Solar Distribution in Buildings

A.C.Harfmann and J. Heikenfeld

Proceedings of the 8th Energy
Forum on Solar Building Skins, Bressanone, Italy, November 2013

2013

Defragmenting the AEC Industry through a
Single, Component-Based Building Information Model

A.C. Harfmann, J. Bray, C. Carlo, S.
Carl, T. Gentry, J. Russell

Proceedings of the 2013 Structures
Congress, Pittsburgh, PA May 2013

2012

Building Relationships: Introducing
construction and structural logic through detailed modeling

A.C. Harfmann and T. Newell

The Sixth Annual USC BIM
Symposium, Los Angeles, CA July 2012 and AIA KnowledgeNet

2006

Class [re] union: Course corrections in
response to coop employer feedback

A.C. Harfmann, P.Akins, M. Hatter,
J.Kelpe, S.Krivanka, D.A.Schonhardt

2006 CEIA Conference Proceedings

2004

Implementing Component-Based Design: A Pedagogical and Actual Case Study

A.C. Harfmann

ACADIA 2004 Conference Proceedings

2000

The Composite Building Sketch

A.C. Harfmann

ACADIA 2000 Conference Proceedings

1997

Representation and Design

J.P. Jordan, B. Mehnert, A.C. Harfmann, editors

ACADIA 1997 Conference Proceedings

1994

Reconnecting

A.C. Harfmann, M. Fraser, editors

ACADIA 1994 Conference Proceedings

1993

Component-Based Working Drawings

A.C. Harfmann

ACADIA 1993 Conference Proceedings

1992

Component-Based Spatial Reasoning

A.C. Harfmann, B. Majkowski

ACADIA 1992 Conference
Proceedings

1990

Building Representation within a Component- Based Paradigm

A.C. Harfmann, S.S. Chen

ACADIA 1990 Conference Proceedings

1989

Component-Based Computer-Aided Learning for Students of Architecture and Civil Engineering

A.C. Harfmann, S.S. Chen

ACADIA 1989 Conference Proceedings

1986

The Terminal Crit

A.C. Harfmann, L.M. Swerdloff, Y.E. Kalay

ACADIA 1986 Conference Proceedings

1985

ALEX: A Knowledge Based Computer Aided Design System

Y.E. Kalay, A.C. Harfmann, L.M. Swerdloff

ACADIA 1985 Conference Proceedings

EDUCATION

1982

Post Graduate Studies, Civil Engineering

SUNY at Buffalo

1981

Master of Architecture

SUNY at Buffalo

1979

Bachelor of Professional Studies

SUNY at Buffalo

1977

Applied Associates Degree in Architecture

Onondaga Community College

RESEARCH INTEREST

Construction Technology Computer Modeling/Digital Construction Architectural Databases Electronic Technology in Architecture

HONORS AND AWARDS

2020

University of Cincinnati - Trimble Technology Lab Designation

Trimble

Multi-million-dollar gift of software and hardware to programs in Design, Architecture and Engineering

2019

Hoyes Field Elementary – A Net Zero Energy School; Integration of Sustainable Design in an Interdisciplinary Capstone

NCEES Education Award

$10,000 honorable mention award for curriculum innovation

2015

Faculty Award for Exemplary Contributions in University Service

University of Cincinnati

 

2013

Honorable Mention: American Institute of Architects Technology And Practice
2013 BIM Award

Building Information Modeling Award for the Building Relationships

http://network.aia.org/TechnologyinA rchitecturalPractice/Home/BuildingInf ormationModelingAwardsProgram/2 Architect Magazine, December 2009

2009

Named as one of top ten educators in architecture

Sophomore Design Class curriculum

 

2006

Special Dean's Award

Recognition for leadership in UC 2007 Solar Decathlon House

J. Koroscik, Dean

2004

Apple Distinguished Educator - Class of 2004

 

 

2000

Special Dean's Award

Recognition for leading the DAAP/Meyer-Jackson Habitat for Humanity House project

J. Chaterjee, Dean

1987

Finalist, Artist Live/Work Space Competition

D.S. Friedman, A.C. Harfmann

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