Aletheia Ida
Aletheia Ida
Assistant Professor, School of Architecture
(520) 621-8130
PhD, Architectural Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2014

Aletheia Ida is an architect, designer, educator, and philosopher. She has over fifteen years experience in professional architecture practice and is fluent with building performance analytics. She holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Architectural Sciences from the Center for Architecture, Science, and Ecology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is currently an Assistant Professor in Architecture at the University of Arizona conducting design research on emerging environmental building technologies for regionally adaptive material and energy systems. Further information on her work can be found here.

Selected Citations: 

“Energetic Forms of Matter” in Reusable and Sustainable Building Materials in Modern Architecture, Ed. Gulsah Koc. Pennsylvania: IGI Global Press, November 2018.

“Multivalent Hygrothermal Material System for Double-Skin Envelope Dehumidification Cooling and Daylighting” BEST (Building Enclosure Science and Technology) 2018 Proceedings Building Research Information Knowledgebase (BRIK) website, sponsored by AIA and NIBS (National Institute of Building Sciences), April 2018.

“Superporous Intelligent Hydrogels for Environmentally Adaptive Building Skins” MRS Advances, Cambridge University Press, June 2017.

"Machine Learning Integration for Adaptive Building Envelopes: An Experimental Framework for Intelligent Adaptive Control" with C. Lasch, ACADIA (Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture) Conference Proceedings, October 2016.

"Interscalar Entropy of Dynamic Medium Flows for Metabolic Building System Design Efficacy" in BTES (Building Technology Educators Society) Conference Proceedings, June 2015.

"Interscalar Design and Health Research Partnership: Research Integration Into Curriculum and Practice" with E. M. Sternberg, A. C. Nelson, and M. C. Hardin, ACSA-AIA Intersections Conference Proceedings, May 2015.

"Framework for Tetra-functional Control of Viscoelastic Entropy in Biopolymeric Hydrogel Dynamics for Environmentally Responsive Metabolic Processes in Morphological Architectural Membranes" with A. H. Dyson, MRS (Materials Research Society) Symposium Proceedings, April 2015.

"Dynamic window daylighting systems: electropolymeric technology for solar responsive building envelopes” with E. A. Krietemeyer and A. H. Dyson, SPIE (International Society for Optics and Photonics) Conference Proceedings, December 2011.

Research Themes: 
Environmental Arts and Humanities
Urban Environment
Air quality
Building technology
Climate change impacts
Modeling and simulation
Renewable energy and water treatment

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