Brent Sturlaugson is an architect and assistant professor in the College of Design at the University of Kentucky. His research contributes to a more critical understanding of sustainability in architecture by explaining how design mobilizes a cascade of social, cultural, economic, political, and environmental effects. 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 Places, CLOG, Constructs, and Journal of Architectural Education. He has exhibited work in Denmark, New York, Oregon, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont, and has lectured and participated in conferences widely. Sturlaugson received a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Oregon and a Master of Environmental Design from the Yale School of Architecture, where he was awarded a Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Research Fellowship and the Carroll L.V. Meeks Memorial Scholarship. He has practiced architecture and urban design internationally, and maintains a collaborative research and design practice.