Joseph Bilello's Picture Joseph Bilello, AIA, Ph.D, Dean of the College of Architecture and Planning, Ball State University

Dr. Joseph Bilello, FAIA, is a Professor and former Dean of Architecture at the College of Architecture and Planning, at Ball State University. Dr. Bilello was formerly Associate Dean for Research, Coordinator of the Post Professional Program, and Director of the Architectural Research Center at the Texas Tech University College of Architecture.

Prior to that, he served as Director of Educational Programs in Washington D.C. for the American Institute of Architects. He has taught at Ball State University, Texas Tech University. The Catholic University of America, the University of New Mexico, California College of Arts and Crafts, and King Faisal University in Saudi Arabia. Dr. Bilello also served as a visiting critic at numerous other institutions.

He has been a frequent lecturer at universities and professional conferences on his research work on design for resilience, design decision-making, sustainable community development, building performance particular to windstorm mitigation design, historic preservation, and architectural education.

Dr. Bilello has served on the Boards of Directors for the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Architectural Centers, and Research Centers Consortium. The Initiative for Architectural Research, Minnetrista Cultural Center, Indianapolis Regional Development, the Indiana Architectural Foundation, and others.

Dr, Bilello holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, Washington University, and University of Maryland.

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Educating Architects for a Sustainable Environment (EASE)