Office BuildingSolberg Hall
Mailing AddressSolberg Hall 202C
Construction & Operations Management-Box 2223
Brookings, SD 57007
BiographyWorked in United States and in Bulgaria, the European Union as architectural consultant and university instructor. Taught at South Dakota State University since 2010.
CVAlbena_Yordanova CV-July 2017 .pdf
EducationDoctor of Technology, Emphasis in Sustainable Design & Construction University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, U.S.A.
Master of Arts in Architectural Studies, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, U.S.A.
Master of Architecture, University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia, Bulgaria, EU
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia, Bulgaria, EU
Academic Interests/ExpertiseSustainable Building Design and Construction
Academic ResponsibilitiesLecturer at South Dakota State University, 2010-present: Building Design & Evaluation Concepts; Sustainable Building Systems: Concepts & Analysis; Commercial Building Inspection; Construction Graphics; Construction Materials; Construction Materials Lab; Building Construction Methods & Systems; Advanced Cost Estimating; Engineering Design Graphics I
Instructor at University of Northern Iowa, 2007-2010: Construction Resources, Construction Graphics, Computer-Aided Design and Drafting, Structural Analysis in Construction
Instructor at University of Missouri, 1995-1998: Architectural Drafting and Working Drawings, Fundamentals of Environmental Design
Committee ActivitiesFaculty Search Committees for Department of Architecture and Department of Construction and Operations Management, South Dakota State University
Accreditation Assessment Committees for Department of Construction and Operations Management, South Dakota State University
- Sustainability in Building Design and Construction
Work Experience2007 StruXture Architects, Waterloo, Iowa. Consultant
2006 Architects, Shiffler Associates, PLC, Des Moines, Iowa. Consultant
2005 Baldwin White Architects, PC, Des Moines, Iowa.
2003-2004 Wetherell Ericsson Architecture, Des Moines, Iowa. Intern Architect
1999-2002 Christner Inc.,St. Louis, Missouri. Intern Architect
Creative Activities“The Best and not so: Experiences as an Architectural Professional”, Department of Architecture, South Dakota State University October 13, 2015
“A Study of the Building Information Modeling Implementation and Skill Expectations for New Hires”, Presented at the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) Conference November 2012
“The economic impact of the construction industry within the state of South Dakota, 4th Ed. (2010) Co-authors: Pannell, P., Nusz Chandler, N., (T. Hall, Ed.)
Area(s) of ResearchSustainable Materials in Construction; Sustainable Buildings Design
Dissertation topic: ”Corn Stover Biochar in Gypsum Board: Empirical Analysis of Thermal Conductivity and Flexural Strength”
Applications of ResearchImproving sustainable properties of gypsum board
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