C. A. Debelius, AIA

Adjunct Associate Professor

Bachelor in Visual Studies and Engineering Sciences, Dartmouth

M.Arch., Harvard Graduate School of Design

Ed. D in Leadership in Higher Education, Appalachian State University

Bachelor in Visual Studies and Engineering Sciences, Dartmouth

M.Arch., Harvard Graduate School of Design

Ed. D in Leadership in Higher Education, Appalachian State University

Chip Debelius is a licensed architect (California) and holds an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College (Double major: Visual Studies and Engineering Sciences), a Master of Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, an Ed.D degree (Leadership in Higher Education program) from Appalachian State University, and a Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics degree, also from Appalachian State. He and his partner Channing Lynn Debelius are the co-founders of the design practice Bar Napkin Studio.

As a professional architect, Chip has worked in the offices of SOM/San Francisco, The FWA Group (Charlotte), and The Lewis Group (Knoxville). His most recent completed project is Knoxville’s newest high school, Hardin Valley Academy. In 2007, his design work was the subject of a solo exhibition at The Knoxville Museum of Art. As a data scientist, Chip’s research interests focus on the applications of Bayesian inference in sustainable building design, construction, materials, and performance.

His publication record includes papers on a broad range of topics: architectural history and theory (“ANNUIT COEPTIS: National Identity, Aspiration, and Latrobe’s Invention of the American Order”, 2012); studio pedagogy (“Landscape with Human Figure,” 2010, and “Making and Thinking”, 2013); representation (“Reflections on Simultaneity, Ambiguity, and the ‘Jellyfish’ Drawings of Daniel Castor”, 2007, and “Speculation, Intention, and Imagined Lives: Design Drawing Games and Qualitative Research”, 2018); and architecture and 20th C painting (“El-Lissitzky, Irrational Space, and the Proun Studies”, 2003).