The Interior Dimension

The authors have accomplished a masterful project, a book that is astonishingly rich in content and can well be called a magnum opus. The Interior Dimension is written clearly and concisely and is quite likely to become a ‘classic.’ It should be mandatory reading for all serious students and designers.
—Arnold Friedmann

…the authors believe in the value of multiplicity of influences, and the basic need for sensitivity…
—Claudia Skylar

Unusual synthesis, encyclopedic.
Special Mention, Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award for Humanities, The Honor Society of Jesuit Colleges and Universities


Sensory Design

This comprehensive, methodically developed study of the role of the senses in architectural imagery and experience is of great theoretical, educational, and polemical significance.
—Juhani Pallasmaa, architect and professor, Helsinki


Sensory Design is an excellent book, although I have to admit to being slightly confused by its title. Initially, I expected a rather prosaic discussion of why designers should concentrate as much on, for example, smell and soundscapes as vision and form. True, the book does exactly this in chapters called 'Sensory Cues' and 'Sensory Schematics', offering methods of understanding and designing architecture based on the full range of human senses. But there is so much more besides. more
—Bobby Open, The Architectural Review


new architecture on indigenous lands

The authors note that their scholarly process included identifying buildings that exhibit and personify Native cultures and the building traditions of those cultures; it is fair to say that Malnar and Vodvarka succeeded in their task. The authors have produced a scholarly record of twentieth and twenty-first century indigenous architecture projects that express the theme of social and cultural influence, past and present, on the architectural design process…Topics such as design more—Hillary B. Veeder, Public Services Librarian
Texas Tech University Libraries


This volume is a welcome addition to the growing body of literature devoted to the importance of the arts as a means of cultural expression and revitalization for indigenous peoples. Carefully edited by J. Malnar (University of Illinois) and F. Vodvarka(Loyola University), New Architecture on Indigenous Lands is a detailed exploration of 56 contemporary architectural projects more—Nuno F. Ribeiroa, Indigenous Peoples’
Health Research Centre, University of Regina,
Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change


In this recent examination of First Nations architectural projects, authors Joy Monice Malnar and Frank Vodvarka predict a new architecture is on the rise – with implications that stretch far beyond reserve boundaries. They cite the design sensitivities implicit in First Peoples’ world views, more
—Wanda Dalla Costa, Director of Redquill Architecture,
Canadian Architect