Joe Wheeler, AIA, Professor of Architecture
School of Architecture + Design, Virginia Tech
Joe Wheeler, AIA is a Professor of Architecture at the School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech. He is deeply involved in research, with practical application. His research focus is in environmental and sustainable design, and he assumes a leadership position in the implementation of design theory and ideas. Because he believes that there’s a distinct advantage exposing students to the direct making of Architecture, he engages in multidisciplinary full-scale research projects. As co-director of School of Architecture + Design’s Center for Design Research, Joe has led multiple interdisciplinary projects which include the 2005, 2009 and 2010 Solar Decathlon house projects, the latter of which won first place overall in international competition in Madrid, Spain.