I love to teach—the interaction with young people and the idea of education or when you see that a student can actually blossom or find something out about themselves and the progress students make—basically is a big reward for the work I do here at Texas Tech.
- Upe Flueckiger
Research Interests: Architectural design with a focus on affordable and sustainable housing. Minimalism in architecture, especially the architectural work of Donald Judd in Marfa.
Teaching Interests: Architectural design, Architectural drawing, media, representational methods in the electronic age, and building construction.
Architecture impacts everyone, but perhaps not everyone is aware of architecture's impact. I regard it as my obligation to make the public aware of the power of architecture.
Inspiration can come from anywhere, so I am trying to be open to anything. Often inspiration can come from sources we expect the least.
Service to the community at large, especially to those in need.
My students and I just completed a design build project called the Sustainable Cabin. I am also in the process of designing an art gallery and adjacent residence, an adaptive re-use project.
Follow your passions, follow through with your projects, and care for others with what you are doing.