John Quale, LEED-AP BD+C, is the Director of the Graduate Architecture program at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. He is an expert in sustainable design, prefabrication, the environmental impact of construction, and collaborative and integrated design. He initiated and serves as Director of the ecoMOD / ecoREMOD project (www.ecomod.virginia.edu), an interdisciplinary effort to design, build and evaluate sustainable housing units for affordable housing organizations. ecoMOD has received numerous national and international awards, including the USGBC Excellence in Green Building Curriculum Award, the NCARB Grand Prize, and finalist status for the UN World Habitat Award.
Quale coordinated the award-winning 2002 UVA Solar Decathlon Team. He has worked in several architecture firms including Architecture Research Office (ARO), Richard Meier & Partners, William McDonough & Partners, and Perkins & Will. From 2007 to 2011, he served on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Sustainable Building Network. He has spoken nationally and internationally at various venues, including the USGBC’s GreenBuild conference and universities including Princeton, Cornell, the Architectural Association, Oxford, Cambridge, and University of Tokyo.
Quale has received numerous teaching awards, including the UVA Alumni Association Board of Trustees Teaching Award and the AIA Education Honor Award. In 2010, he was the UVA nominee for Carnegie / CASE U.S. Professor of the Year Award. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Tokyo and the Thomas Jefferson Fellow at Downing College, Cambridge University. Quale is the author of: “Sustainable, Affordable, Prefab: the ecoMOD Project,” and “Trojan Goat: A Self-Sufficient House.”