Short Bio

Doris Catharine Cornelie Knatz Kowaltowski became a Full Professor in 2009 at the University of Campinas, UNICAMP. She obtained her PhD in Architecture from the University of California, College of Environmental Design in Berkeley, UCB (USA) in 1980 and a Masters of Architecture also from UCB in 1970. In 1969 she graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture (with honors) from the University of Melbourne (Australia). The degree was revalidated in Brazil in 1985. Recently she became a Collaborating Professor in the Department of Architecture and Building, of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Urban Design (FEC) at UNICAMP, after her retirement. She was the Coordinator of the Undergraduate Program in Architecture and Urban Design several times between 1999 and 2006 and the Associate Director of FEC/UNICAMP between 2003 and 2006. She has coordinated various research projects, supported by FAPESP, CNPq, FINEP and FAEP/UNICAMP. She is a member of FAPESP’s coordination of projects in the area of Architecture and Urban Design. She teaches in both Civil Engineering and Architecture and Urban Design undergraduate courses of FEC. She is also involved in the graduate course activities of FEC in the program called Arquitetura, Tecnologia e Cidade (ATC). Her teaching focuses on architectural design and the design process. Specific interests include social housing projects and school building design. Research is in the areas of design methods and tools to support the process (Post-Occupancy Evaluation – POE, Architectural Programing, Design Evaluation) with special interest in humanization of the built environment and bioclimatic architecture. She has been the adviser of seven Ph.D. theses and 8 Masters Dissertations. Thirty (30) undergraduate students have developed their first research projects with her. At the moment she is the adviser of 2 postdocs, 3 PhD students and one undergraduate student. On the national level she is the leader of the research group called Metodologia de Projeto em Arquitetura (Architectural design methods Group) of CNPq and was up to November 2011 the leader of the ANTAC group called Qualidade de Projeto e Avaliação Pós-Ocupação – APO (Design Quality and Post-Occupation Evaluation – POE). Furthermore Doris acts as the scientific co-editor of three journals. Finally she holds the CNPq Scholarship for Productivity in research (level 1c) for the period of 2013 – 2017.

Professor of Architecture
Faculdade de Engenharia Civil, Arquitetura e Urbanismo,
Universidade Estadual de Campinas – UNICAMP Brazil, 2009

Associate Professor of Architecture
Faculdade de Engenharia Civil, Arquitetura e Urbanismo,
Universidade Estadual de Campinas – UNICAMP Brazil, 1997

PhD in Architecture
College of Environmental Design,
University of California, Berkeley, 1980

Master in Architecture
College of Environmental Design,
University of California, Berkeley, 1970

Bachelor of Architecture (with honours)
School of Architecture,
University of Melbourne, Australia, 1969
curriculum (lattes)