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Professor Earns Second Fulbright Grant

Architecture professor has received a Fulbright Grant to teach and conduct field research this spring at Makelle University in Ethiopia.

Written by Cory Chandler

Fulbright recipient Joseph Aranha examines a Tonga grainery as part of his research into non-western vernacular architecture.

Fulbright recipient Joseph Aranha examines a Tonga grainery as part of his research into non-western vernacular architecture.

Joseph Aranha, professor of architecture in the College of Architecture, will teach a design studio and a lecture course covering architectural theory, and also will conduct field research on traditional and vernacular buildings and settlements in the Tigray region and the Omo River Valley in Ethiopia. This is Aranha’s second Fulbright Grant; in 2000 he was a Fulbright professor at the National University of Science and Technology in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Aranha’s research and scholarly publications deal with the study of traditional and vernacular architecture in non-western societies.  He has lectured and participated in architectural design studio reviews and workshops at universities around the world. Recently he was invited to Hoi An, Vietnam to participate in an international field research workshop for architecture students from Thailand, China, Vietnam and Laos. At Texas Tech, Aranha has initiated and developed university exchange programs and activities and taught collaborative architectural design studios with the Universidad de las Americas in Puebla, Mexico and Universidad de Sevilla in Seville, Spain. He has documented, studied and photographed contemporary as well as traditional built environments in countries such as Egypt, Yemen, Zanzibar, South Africa, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Nepal, Vietnam and Cambodia. An exhibition of Aranha’s photographs from around the world will be on display beginning Jan. 26 at Texas Tech’s International Cultural Center.
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