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A modern building behind grass.

The Power of Place

Brent Sturlaugson


Brent Sturlaugson, AIA, NCARB, is a lecturer in design, history and theory at the University of Kentucky College of Design. His research and design explores the intersection of architecture and political ecology in ways that promote social and environmental sustainability. Sturlaugson has received awards from the American Institute of Architects, the Society of American Registered Architects, and the Institute of International Education, and his work has been published in CLOG, Forward, and Constructs. Sturlaugson has exhibited work in Denmark, New York, Oregon, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, and has lectured and participated in conferences widely. Sturlaugson received his bachelor’s in architecture from the University of Oregon and a master’s in environmental design from the Yale School of Architecture, where he received the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Research Fellowship and the Carroll L.V. Meeks Memorial Scholarship. He has practiced architecture and urban design internation.