Assistant Professor, Construction Management
Office: EME 202B
Dr. Julia Day joined the WSU Construction Management program in August 2017, where she teaches building science courses (Cst M 332 and Cst M 333) to construction management and architecture students. Day also serves as the Director of the Integrated Design Lab | Inland Northwest. The WSU Integrated Design Lab (IDL) conducts sponsored design research activities. The IDL advances innovation in practice as part of an allied regional network of university labs (UO, UW, WSU, UI, MSU) that provides technical assistance, energy efficiency outreach, and market diffusion services. The network seeks to transform design, construction, and building operational practices to advance high-performance building designs that are more comfortable for people, require less carbon and energy to construct and maintain, and enhance the health and productivity of inhabitants.
Day’s interdisciplinary Ph.D. from Washington State University, current research, professional service, and consulting expertise primarily focus on the intersection of occupant education, behaviors, and energy use in high-performance buildings. Previous experience includes teaching (both building science and design studios) and research at Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology, where she also served as the Director of The Energy, Behavior, and Built Environment Laboratory (EBBEL) and the Director of the Energy Efficiency & Human Behavior Program at the Institute of Environmental Research (IER).
Day's professional experience includes retail design work at Callison Architecture in Seattle, Washington, editorial assistant for "Interiors: Design, Architecture, Culture," and project manager at both Washington State University and the University of Idaho's Integrated Design Labs, where she worked closely with Idaho Power Company (IPC) and Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) on energy efficiency outreach, training, and market transformation. Day is actively involved in several international and national organizations including the IEA (International Energy Agency) Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme (EBC) Annex 66: an international effort to define and simulate occupant behavior in buildings, the ASME National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Coordination Network (RCN) on Sustainable Human-Building Ecosystems (SHBE), as well as several ASHRAE technical committees.
Ph.D. in Architecture, Interior Design and Education (Interdisciplinary doctoral program), Washington State University
M.A. in Interior Design, Washington State University
M.B.A. in Sustainability, San Francisco Institute of Architecture
B.A. in Interior Design, Washington State University
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