Dennis R. Holloway, Architect & Urban Designer

Brief Biography

Dennis Robert Holloway - native of Michigan, received his Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) Degree from the University of Michigan College of Architecture and Design in 1966, and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design (MAUD) Degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 1967. During 1968-1969 he studied housing design and housing system building in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands under a Fulbright Scholarship. After receiving his license to practice architecture in 1970, he began a career in university teaching and research, while maintaining his private practice. From 1970 to 1977 Mr. Holloway taught at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture; and in 1973 Mr. Holloway pioneered the University of Minnesota Solar House, Project Ouroboros--the first solar house in the upper Midwest USA. This visionary applications-research project was internationally recognized as a prototype for future holistic-sustainable-environmental architecture. In 1988 at the University of Colorado/Boulder, he demonstrated how solar architectural principles could be applied to the traditional Navaho Indian home, the hogan. Beginning in 1990, after moving to New Mexico, he submerged himself into the cybernetic architectural possibilities of his Macintosh computer; since then, he no longer uses manual tools. All design work and imaging is now done on state-of-the-art virtual reality 3D software. By VR modeling and imaging the ancient Indian architecture of the southwest, Holloway learned the indigenous architectural language of the contemporary native people. Through his computer-aided investigations of ancient space, he generated a whole new regional interest in the indigenous architecture of the most ancient American people. Dennis Holloway's writings and architecture have been published widely and internationally and may be viewed on his Web Site.

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