Dr. C. A. Debelius


  • BA Degree, Dartmouth College. Double major: Engineering Sciences and Visual Studies. [Graduated With Distinction]
  • Master of Architecture Degree, Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
  • Editorial Staff, Harvard Architecture Review IV, "Monumentality and the City"

Teaching Specialties: 

  • Foundation Level Design 
  • Statics/Building Structures 
  • Computer Modeling 
  • Architecture, Commercial and Educational Projects 
  • Architecture, Campus Planning and Design 
  • Visualization and Representation 
  • Sustainable Design (LEED and HPSB) 
  • Construction Materials and Methods 
  • Painting and Architecture, 20th C

Professional Affiliations or Organizations: 

  • LEED AP (BD + C)
  • Licensed Architect in the State of California
  • AIA Member


Recent publications, lectures,and exhibitions include:

  • “Prefabricating Charles Moore: Reinterpreted Saddlebags and Aediculae [w/ Chad Everhart and James Russell]; 2012 ACSA Fall Conference, Philadelphia, PA, September 2012
  • “Landscape with Human Figure,” 2011 ACSA Fall Conference, Houston, TX, October 2011
  • Integrating Technology: Reflections on Pollan’s A Place of My Own: The Architecture of Daydreams,” National Conference on the Beginning Design Student, University of Nebraska/Lincoln, April 2011
  • “Hinging: Revit as a Tool for the Study of Kieran and Timberlake’s MANUAL,” National Conference on the Beginning Design Student, Georgia Tech, March 2008. 
  • “C. A. Debelius: Recent Work,” Exhibit, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN, June 22 - October 14, 2007. 
  • “Reflections on Simultaneity, Ambiguity, and the ‘Jellyfish’ Drawings of Daniel Castor,” 2007 ACSA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 2007. 
  • “Painting Toward Architecture: Transparency, Simultaneity, and Variational Thickness in the Paintings of Robert Slutzky,” Public Lecture, University of Kentucky, February 2007. 
  • “.lightness.,” The Catholic University of America’s Summer Institute for Architecture Journal 2005. August 2005. 
  • “The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys: On the Pedagogic Weight of the Constructed Perspective Drawing,” ACSA Central Regional Conference, Judson College, October 2004. 
  • “El-Lissitzky, Irrational Space, and the Proun Studies“, ACSA Northeast Regional Conference, McGill University, October 2002; 2003 ACSA Annual Meeting, March 2003, Louisville, KY; 2003 International ACSA Conference, Helsinki, Finland, July 2003.

Courses Taught: 

  • TEC 3738: Statics
  • TEC 4728: Commercial Building Design
  • INT 1002: Visual Literacy II
  • TEC 4738: Senior Architectural Design Studio I
  • TEC 4748: Senior Architectural Design Studio II
Title: Associate Professor, STBE Honors Coordinator
Department: Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6575

Office address
Katherine Harper Hall 162