brian schermer, Ph.D.
Brian Schermer, Ph.D. is a licensed architect and associate professor of architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is also a principal at Workshop Architects, a nationally known firm that specializes in the design of student life facilities for higher education. His research and creative practice focus on understanding the college campus as a social ecology and the planning and design of campus places that foster community, learning, work-life balance, and sense of belonging. His research on campus capital mapping received the 2017 Certificate of Research Excellence from the Environmental Design Research Association. He is a co-recipient of the 2018 Certificate of Research Excellence from the Environmental Design Research Association for research on the architecture of social learning and knowing: creating change in the workplace. He is a regular presenter at academic conferences, conferences for higher education professionals, and is a participant in the Association of College Unions International’s national study of college unions as places for student engagement for learning. He is the co-author of two books, Law and Practice for Architects and Building Bridges, Blurring Boundaries: The Milwaukee School of Environment-Behavior Studies. His teaching received the 2011 National Architectural Registration Boards award for Creative Integration in Practice and the Academy.