- M.Arch., High Distinction, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
- B.Arch., Tulane University
Dana Buntrock's research and teaching address how architects engage the construction industry, with a special interest in architectural practice in Japan. Buntrock worked professionally in offices in Japan and the United States, and has taught in the United States, Japan, and Australia. At UC Berkeley, Buntrock teaches undergraduate and graduate classes that visit fabricators, construction sites, and professional offices; students interview architects, engineers, and contractors. Learning by linking abstract knowledge to on-site application is at the heart of her work, both research and teaching. In addition, she makes an aggressive effort to bring Japan-based architects to the campus to teach and lecture, including Toyo Ito, Jun Aoki, Kengo Kuma, Klein Dytham's partners, Yui and Takaharu Tezuka, Waro Kishi, and Hitoshi Abe.
Buntrock's first book, Japanese Architecture as a Collaborative Process, was published by Spon Press in 2001. The topic of time in contemporary Japanese architectural practice is covered in her second book, Materials and Meaning in Contemporary Japanese Architecture (Routledge, 2010), and she is developing a third book with students, derived from their research in the ARCH 265 seminar on Japanese Craft and Construction.
- Courses Taught
- ARCH 160/260 Introduction to Construction
- ARCH 264 Off-Site Fabrication
- ARCH 265 Japanese Craft & Construction
- ARCH 269 Special Topics Related to Construction
- Selected Publications
Dana's book talk on Materials and Meaning (and a lot of other lectures by others) here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/architecture-ait-triangle/id450780582