overview

Progressive Era Planners and New Towns, Architecture Ornament of Louis Sullivan, Historic Wood Construction, Community Design, Tectonics in Architecture, Architecture Education, The Abstract nature of the Texas Landscape, Single Wall Construction, Parklets for Public Health, Freedom Colonies,

Colorado County Texas, Prefabrication, New Deal Housing Projects, Subsistence Homesteads, Tiny Houses, SRO Housing, Shipping Container Housing, Architecture Tectonics

selected publications
Academic Articles10
  • O’Brien, M. (2020). Architecture as Ornament: Louis Sullivan's Late Work. ATHENS JOURNAL OF ARCHITECTURE. 6(2), 97-128.
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  • De Araujo, V. A., Vasconcelos, J. S., Morales, E., Savi, A. F., Hindman, D. P., O’Brien, M. J., ... Garcia, J. N. (2020). Difficulties of wooden housing production sector in Brazil. Wood Material Science & Engineering. 15(2), 87-96.
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  • O'Brien, M. (2019). After the “Starchitect:” Wright Finds his Voice after Being Fired. ATHENS JOURNAL OF ARCHITECTURE. 5(3), 301-318.
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  • O'brien, M. J. (2019). "Federalized prefabrication" Southeast Missouri Farms self-help housing in the 1930s. Construction History. 34(1), 43-58.
  • O’ Brien, M. (2017). Remodeling the American Suburb, Obesity, Parklets and Social Media. Athens Journal of Architecture. 4(1), 85-114.
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Books6
  • (2014). Texas Landscapes. Lulu.com.
  • OBrien, M. (2013). Finger Paints... Envisioning. Lulu.com.
  • OBrien, M. (2012). Beginning Thoughts on Materiality. Lulu.com.
  • Obrien, M. (2011). Leaves in Life. Lulu.com.
Chapters1
  • Obrien, M (2019). Learning By Observing. Luhan, G. (Eds.), Dayton Eugene Egger The Paradox of Place in the Line of Sight. 162-163. Oro Editions.
Conference Papers3
  • Obrien, M. (2017). From Nano to Clusters: Neighborhood Retail Centers and Population Health: The Renovation of American Suburbs. Abstract Book: 7th Annual International Conference on Architecture, 7th Annual International Conference on Architecture. 69-70.
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  • O'Brien, M. J. (2015). Boxed houses: A simple method for housing. IMPLEMENTING INNOVATIVE IDEAS IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT. 1223-1227.
  • O'Brien, M. J. (2015). Success and failure in industrialized prefabricated housing. IMPLEMENTING INNOVATIVE IDEAS IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT. 1217-1222.
Internet Publications4
  • Obrien, M., & Wakefield, R. (2012). Industrializing the Residential Construction Site Phase IV: Production Simulation. - Report published with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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  • Nowak, M., Obrien, M., & Wakefield, R. (2005). Developing a Calculator for Evaluating Physical Design Characteristics and Whole House Performance: A Preliminary Method. - Report published with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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  • Obrien, M., & Wakefield, R. (2002). Industrializing the Residential Construction Site Phase III: Production Systems. - Report published with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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  • Obrien, M., Wakefield, R., & Beliveau, Y. (2000). Industrializing the Residential Construction Site. - Report published with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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chaired theses and dissertations
Email
mjobrien@tamu.edu
First Name
Michael
Last Name
O'Brien
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Architecture; 3137 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3137
USA