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Dr. B.J. Spencer, Architect

Ms. Spencer

Registered Architect, CSM Program Coordinator, Asst Professor of Practice, VDC Lab Director, Departmental Internship Coordinator

Education:

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

Biography

Dr. Spencer joined the Texas State faculty in 2007 after 23 years of industry experience in architecture and construction.  Dr. Spencer is the CSM Program Coordinator, 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, Dr. 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). Dr. Spencer acquired her PhD in Education with a focus on Adult, Professional, and Continuing Education from Texas State University in 2017.

Research Interests

Her research interests include Virtual Design & Construction (VDC), AR/VR education in online and virtual environments, building informational modeling, technology in construction, architectural professional and international education, and experiential education (study abroad and internships).