john brittingham

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John C Brittingham, AIA NCARB is a registered architect and full professor of architecture. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowdoin College in 1979, a teaching fellowship from Bowdoin College in 1980, an internship with Peter Eisenman at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in 1981, and a Masters in Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University in 1987. John has practiced architecture in Boston with Machado-Silvetti, Antoine Predock Architect, FAIA in New Mexico and Los Angeles and has an additional twenty years of professional experience in Colorado, Montana and Texas.

Professor Brittingham's research and creativity has been widely recognized and published in five international design competitions and includes original research on Richard Neutra's Helburn House in Bozeman, Montana. This work has been published in Architectural Digest and exhibited at the Chicago Architecture Foundation. He has spent the last fourteen years working in collaboration with Yellowstone National Park and JLF & Associates of Bozeman developing a new paradigm for approaching design work in the park system and has produced three books that have been instrumental in planning and design in Yellowstone. In addition, he has produced award winning work with graduate students for The Kohala Center on the Big Island of Hawaii, and Grand Canyon National Park. John is currently working with graduate students and internationally acclaimed Zahner - Design & Fabrication developing a sense of entry to the creative arts complex at MSU.

Brittingham has taught at the University of New Mexico, the University of Texas at Austin, The University of Arizona, and has spent the last twenty  years teaching at MSU. While at MSU he has directed the graduate program for five years and co-directed the School for two years. John has been the recipient of the President's Excellence in Teaching Award and the Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship.