Cindy Urness
Associate Professor of Architecture


Courses Taught:

ARCH272 Architectural Design II

ARCH371Architectural Design III

ARCH450 Architectural Detailing

ARCH771 Advanced Archtectural Design


B.Arch. and B.A.,North Dakota State University, 1980


Teaching Experience:
Associate Professor, North Dakota State University, 2009-2011

Assistant Professor, North Dakota State University, 2003-2009

Adjunct Professor, North Dakota State University, 2002


Professional Experience:
Foss Associates, Fargo, ND Project Manager, 2003
YHR Partners, Moorhead, MN Designer, 2002-2003

The Modern Building Company, Fargo, ND Partner, 1998-Present

Cindy L.Urness, Architect, New York, NY Principal, 1994-1998

Daniel Pang + Associates, NewYork, NY Projec tManager, 1987-1994

Francoise Bollack Architect, New York, NY Designer ,1986-1987

WZMH Group, Inc., Dallas, TX Project Manager and Job Captain–1983-1985

LaVere Brooks and Associates, Dallas, TX Job Captain and Drafts person, 1980-1983


New York, License #019183
NCARB Certified, 1986


Selected Publications and Recent Research:

Society of Building Technology Educators Annual Conference/Retreat. LasVegas, NV, 2010

"Water and Invention"

Society of Building Technology Educators Annual Conference/Retreat. Quebec City, QC, 2009

"Zero Energy Design Planning in 1960's Minnesota"

Northern Great Plains History Conference. Brandon, MB, September, 2008

"The Minnesota Experimental City: Utopian City Planning on the Plains"


Professional Memberships:
The American Institute of Architects
AIA North Dakota
Society of Building Science Educators
Building Science Educators Society


Experience and Qualifications:

Cindy Urness is a registered architect with 23 years of professional experience in all aspects of design and practice in metropolitan areas. Her research interests include utopian cities, student success, interior space making, and building systems.