Kenneth L. Carper
College of Art & Architecture
Campus Locations: Washington State University | Pullman, Wa
Architecture and Interior Design program
Architectural structure systems: timber, steel, reinforced concrete and masonry
Multi-hazard design: seismic, wind, flood and fire
Kenneth L. Carper is a registered Architect with a professional Bachelor of Architecture degree and a Master’s degree in Structural Engineering. He is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Carper is a founding member and past Chairman of the national ASCE Committee on Dissemination of Failure Information. He is past Chairman of the Executive Committee of the national ASCE Technical Council on Forensic Engineering (TCFE) and is Chairman of the TCFE Publications Committee. In 1986, he was named the founding Editor-in-Chief of the ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, a position he continues to hold. He also served as member and Chairman of ASCE Management Group A, which coordinated five society divisions and the technical activities of approximately sixty national committees.
Currently, Carper is a member of the Board Committee on Publications of the national ASCE Board of Directors, a five-member committee that sets policy for all publications of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the largest publisher of civil engineering resources in the world. Carper is a Professor in the School of Architecture & Construction Management at Washington State University, where he has responsibility for all Architectural Structures courses taught to students in the Architecture and Construction Management programs. Carper has lectured extensively about structural failures to students, faculty and professional groups of architects, engineers and building officials in the United States, Canada, Europe, UK, Ireland, India, China, Taiwan and Japan.