Dr. B.J. Spencer, Architect AIA
Senior Lecturer - Construction Science and Management Internship Coordinator - Dept. of Engineering Technology Architect - State of Texas license 2009
Ph.D. of Education – Texas State University, San Marcos, TX - 2017
Dissertation: Reflection on the Pursuit of Professional Identity: Study Abroad,
Creativity, and the Professional Education of Architecture
Master of Architecture – Texas A&M University, College Station, TX - 2007
Thesis: Italian Swiss Architecture – A Study in Tectonic Form and Critical Regionalism
B.S. in Home Economics (Interior Design) – Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX - 1984
Ms. Spencer joined the Texas State faculty in 2007 after 23 years of industry experience in architecture and construction. Ms. Spencer teaches Architectural Design I: Construction Documents, Architectural Design II: Technology in Construction, and serves as the Internship Coordinator for the department. A registered architect in the State of Texas, Ms. Spencer received a master of architecture degree from Texas A&M University, where she participated in a study abroad semester at the Universita della Svizzera italiana, Accademia di architettura in Mendrisio, Switzerland where her atelier was with the Milan architect, Antonio Citterio and her theory course was with Stanislaus von Moos and Elia Zenghelis (an original partner of the architectural firm, OMA).
Her research interests include architectural professional education, study abroad, international education of architects, education in online and virtual environments, building information modeling, technology in construction education, internships, and sustainable construction practices.