SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI AT MĀNOA

Stephen Meder

 Associate Professor
Arch.D. University of Hawaii - M.Arch. University of Hawaii- BFA, University of Hawaii

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Office room number
ARCH 301-K

Email address
smeder@hawaii.edu

Phone number
956-4911

Through teaching and research, I strive to provide a comprehensive and synthesized understanding of architecture’s 21st Century opportunities.  Students entrust us with their open, eager minds.  From us they want information, guidance and fair, constructive criticism. Teaching is a profound responsibility, and a privilege.  We are assisting the best minds of the next generation create a new future. 

Profile

  • Areas of Interest

    High Performance Building Design

    Bioclimatic Design for Tropical and Subtropical Zones

    Renewable Energy Systems- Architecturally Integrated Photovoltaics

    Traditional Architecture of Oceania

  • Professional Experience

    Assistant Vice Chancellor Office of Physical and Long-Range Planning, University of Hawaii Manoa  2011-2013

    Assistant Vice Chancellor Office of Facilities and Planning, University of Hawaii Manoa 2013-2016

     

  • License(s)

    LEED AP

  • Selected Publications

    Edited Volumes  
    Meder, S., Olgyay, V., 2000 Building- Integrated Photovoltaic Designs for Commercial and Institutional Structures -  A Source Book for Architects National Renewable Energy Laboratories Publication,
     March 2000 (50% contribution)

    Ewell, A., Meder, S., Mullahey, R., Suzuki-Jones, G., et al, “Guide to Energy and Resource Efficient Building in Hawaii”
    Produced by the Hawaii Advanced Building Technologies Training Program
    Funded by the US Dept of Energy  (50% contribution) 

    Articles in International or National Refereed Journals
    Meder, S. Designing a Multi-functional, High-performance Envelope for a Classroom/Office Renovation
    7th International ENERGY FORUM on Solar Building Skins
    Preceedings (100% contribution)
    December 2012 Bressanone, Italy

    Meder, S., Pennetier, O.,  “A Study to Assess Solar Energy Potential Striking Existing Urban Rooftops in Honolulu, Hawaii” 2006 American Solar Energy Society Conference Proceedings (50% contribution)

    Meder, S., “Reassessing Residential Design In Hawaii: Design, Construction, Building Analysis and Publishing Design Guidelines for a Passive-Design, Model Home on Hawaiian Homelands” 2006
    Fifteenth Symposium on Improving Building Systems in Hot and Humid Climates conference proceedings 
    (100% contribution)

    Meder, S., “Merging Science with Design: Seeking Long-Term Solutions For Coastal Communities” 2006 Islands of the World Conference Maui Community College, Published abstract

    Meder S., Winans-Burns C., Hardcastle H., “Growing Global Citizens at Montessori School of Maui” 2006, Islands of the World Conference Maui Community College, 
    Published Abstract (30% contribution)

    Meder,S., Pennetier, O., Edinger, R., 2005 “The Energy and Environmental Impacts of Mega-Projects in Coastal Zones”
    Proceeding, Sixth International Symposium on Asia Pacific Architecture, Shanghai, China (80% contribution)

    Meder, Stephen, Gordon Grau, and John Carey. 2005 “Marine Laboratories for the 21st Century”. Voice of the Pacific, Pacific Congress on Marine Science and Technology, International (PACON International), Spring, vol. 21, No. 1 (33% contribution)

    Meder S., Pennetier O.,  “Assessment of Solar Energy Potential on Existing Buildings” 2004
    Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Technical Journal
     (50% contribution) 

    Olgyay V., Kobayashi K., Meder S., " Monitoring the Effectiveness of Natural Ventilation Design in a Hilo, Hawaii Medical Building" 2000
    American Solar Energy Society Conference, Proceedings Madison, Wisconsin, (40% contribution)

    Articles in Other Publications
    Meder, S.  “Now Is The Time For Rational Development”. June 9, 2006 
    Honolulu Advertiser editorial article,.

    Rockwood, D., Meder, S.,(Editors) “Design at the Edge of Waikiki, An International Design Charrette”, Fifth International Symposium on Asia Pacific Architecture Honolulu, HI 


    Meder, S. "Integrated Termite Control for Hawaii's Homes" June / July 2000
    Home Energy  Magazine cover story

    Meder, S., " Clean Power, Photovoltaics for Hawaii and the Pacific Islands" Nov 1996
    Hawaii Pacific Architecture Journal 

    Furuhashi J., Huddleston N., Meder S., O’Brien K. 2001
     “Field Guide for Energy Performance, Comfort and Value in Hawaii’s Homes” 
    Published by State of Hawaii Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism and the American Institute of Architects Honolulu Chapter,  
    Residential passive and energy conservation design book. 

  • Courses

    • Introduction to the Built Environment
    • Sustainable Systems 
    • Design Studios 
    • Environmental Research and Design Seminars
    • Mechanical Systems 
    • Lighting, Illumination and Power
    • Hydraulic Systems
    • Graduate Thesis Advising

     

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