Barbara Kenda, Ph.D.
Affiliate Faculty

B.A., University of Ljubljana

M.Arch, Cornell University

M.Sc., University of Pennsylvania

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

B.A., University of Ljubljana

M.Arch, Cornell University

M.Sc., University of Pennsylvania

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Barbara Kenda is an architect, author, and educator. Her interdisciplinary research explores the history and theory of architecture as well as current and future issues of our built environment and health. She focuses on the integration of architecture, urbanism, landscape architecture, health, and other sciences to support preventive medicine, to create healthy buildings and cities, and to improve people’s lives.

Her publications and contributions include: Aeolian Winds… (2006); Green Living: Architecture and Planning (2010); and “Pneuma in Villa Eolia…” (RES 34, Peabody Museum, Cambridge).

She has taught architecture at Virginia Tech, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Pennsylvania and elsewhere. Barbara has also served as a director of education at The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment and has held other positions as a scholar and architect. She has organized international conferences such as “Academia Eolia Revisited” in Costozza, Italy, and has lectured and presented her research worldwide at Harvard GSD, UC Berkeley, and elsewhere.

For her research, publications, design, and teaching, Barbara has received a Dumbarton Oaks Fellowship from Harvard, a Graham Foundation Grant; a Shreve Award for Excellence in Architectural Design from Cornell; a Penfield Scholarship from the University of Pennsylvania; Kress, Delmas Grants; and other recognition.

bkenda@vt.edu