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Cecilia Lewis Kausel NCIDQ certified
Professor, Interior Design (Faculty)
Phone: 617-928-4639; CH #127
Primary Department: School of Design
Prof. Cecilia Lewis Kausel is a tenured professor of Interior Architecture at Mount Ida College, where she teaches Architectural History, Studio Renovation and Reuse, Theory & Criticism, and Building Construction. She is certified by the NCIDQ Board and also holds the CID license of the State Board of Architects of Kentucky. Lewis Kausel holds a Bachelor degree in Biology and Physical Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts, and an SM in Architecture, Art, and Environmental Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has been a visiting professor and guest professor at international universities in Spain, England and Germany.
Her book, DESIGN & INTUITION: Structures, Interiors and the Mind, expands the line of research of the author’s published an unpublished original studies of 1982, 1986, and 2007. Lewis Kausel’s art work is of a revealing depth, and many of her original drawings are contained in this book.
In 1992 Prof. Lewis Kausel worked in Madrid and Granada with research funds from the Spanish government. She has over twenty publications, including a report published by the Ministry of Public Works of Spain on the historic renovations and structural conditions of the tower Comares of the Alhambra. As a result of a 1995 studio she taught on the1920's Haus Am Horn –the Bauhaus’ model house—she won a Guest Professorship in architectural theory and built form at the Bauhaus’ School of Architecture of Weimar. She lectured to Bauhaus students and faculty. In 1997 and 1998, Mount Ida hosted lectures on the Haus Am Horn offered by Bauhaus faculty and Prof. Lewis Kausel.
Service in Professional Organizations
In 1983 Prof. Lewis Kausel started participating in IFRAA, the religious art and architecture chapter of the AIA (American Institute of Architects). In 1994 she was nominated to the national IFRAA Board, and from 1996 to 2002 held Advisory leadership posts in AIA Washington DC and BSA, Boston. She created professional workshops and was active in the Editorial Committee of the Journal of IFRAA. In 2000, she hosted the national IFRAA conference Images of Paradise, jointly with Andover Newton Theological School.
In December 1998 Prof. Lewis Kausel was invited to put in book form the lectures of Santiago Calatrava. The project was a joint venture of the Departments of Architecture and Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT. The Department of CEE gave Cecilia a Research Affiliate position in June 1999. The book, Santiago Calatrava: Conversations with Students was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2002 with a website at MIT. The book has had remarkable sales and was translated into Asian and European languages.
Article: The Image of Architecture in Objects. by Cecilia Lewis Kausel.
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