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College of Art and Architecture
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2451
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2451

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University of Idaho
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Diane Armpriest

Diane Armpriest


Office: AAN 205
Phone: (208) 885-7127
Email: dianea@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: Architecture Program
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2451
Moscow, ID 83844-2451

College of Art & Architecture
Architecture Program
Associate Professor
Chair

Campus Locations: Moscow
With UI Since 2001


  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Pedagogy of architectural building construction technology
    • Expression of structure and materials in northwest regional architecture
  • Biography
    Professor Armpriest's teaching and research interests include the pedagogy of architectural building construction technology, and the expression of structure and materials in northwest regional architecture. She is co-author Building Construction: Principles, Materials and Systems, which has been adopted for use in over 80 programs of Architecture or Construction Management in North America. She has served as Chair of the Architecture and Interior Design from 2008 – 11, and currently serves as Chair of Architecture. 

    Before joining the architecture faculty at the University of Idaho in 2001, she worked as an architectural project manager in Eugene, Oregon. While pursuing her M.Arch at the University of Oregon, she also worked as a project developer and construction manager for neighborhood non-profit housing providers. Prior to that, she was associate professor of landscape architecture at the University of Cincinnati. Highlights of her work there include research in resource-efficient design and construction, and working with students on design-build projects.

    On a more personal note, Diane has never met a building or construction site from which she couldn’t learn, continues to hone her skills on a never-ending string of personal construction projects, and strives to pass along this enthusiasm for materials, design and construction to her students
  • Selected Publications
    • Building Construction: Principles, Materials and Systems, 2nd Edition. Madan Mehta, Walter Scarborough, Diane Armpriest. Prentice Hall, January 2012,© 2013, ISBN13: 978-0-13-214869-6, (pp. 952).
    • Armpriest, Diane, Gulling, Dana K. (2010) Teaching Architecture Technology: Shifts in Subject Matter and Pedagogical Practices from 2006 to 2009. (Proceedings: ACSA National Conference, March 2010).
    • Armpriest, D., Gulling, D. editors, (2010). Assembling Architecture: Proceedings of the 2009 BTES Conference (pp. 390).
    • Building Construction: Principles, Materials and Systems. Madan Mehta, Walter Scarborough, Diane Armpriest. Prentice Hall, ©2008 (This new text has been adopted by over 80 programs in architecture and construction management in the U.S. and Canada)
    • Homework and Classroom Assignment Manual to Accompany Building Construction: Principles, Materials & Systems (pp. 42). Mehta, M, Armpriest, D. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall. ©2008.
    • Armpriest, D., Mehta, M. (2007). Instructor's Manual: Building Construction: Principles Materials & Systems (pp. 42). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall. ©2008.

    *See CV for full list of publications.
  • Research Projects
    • "Enhancing Teaching and Learning in Large-Enrollment Classes With Student Response Systems" Sponsored by Idaho SBOE, $140,000. Armpriest, Diane (Co-Principal), Davico, Gustavo E (Co-Principal), Fins, Lauren (Co-Principal), Gabel, Kathleen A (Co-Principal), Marshall, John D (Co-Principal), Robberecht, Ronald (Co-Principal), Krumpe, Edwin E., July 2006 - July 2008
  • Outreach Projects
    • "ICMA Student Design Competition" Moscow, ID, 1970-2007
    • "Proposals for the Design of a New City Hall" City of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho