Regin Schwaen
Associate Professor of Architecture
Phone: 701-231-5793

Research and Interest:

Seven years of professional practice with more than twenty years experience in architectural education, lectures, work-shops, and applied research with a focus on minimal structures in concrete, ferro-cement, and fabric form.

Educational Credentials:

M. Arch. Arkitektskolen i Aarhus, Denmark, 1992
H. F. (Higher Preparatory Examination) Aarhus Seminarium, Denmark, 1985
T. A. (Technical Assistant in Building and Construction) Horsens Tekniske Skole, Denmark, 1982

Selected Publications and Recent Research:

"Structure & Pedagogics - or how to teach structure in architecture," in Convergence + Confluence, BTES Conference (Building Technology Educators' Society), Toronto (2011) pp. 283-290
"1000 bricks or how can a modular system address knowledge, craft, art and pedagogy at the same time?"
Poster Presentation, ACSA, 2009 Southeast Fall Conference at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
The poster was published in the book Architecture is a Thing of Art. Savannah College of Art and Design (2009) pp. 374-375
"Ivan Léonidov and the Parachute Pavilion" in Coney Island: The Parachute Pavilion Competition, Princeton Architectural Press (2007)
"Systems, proportions, blocks and shadows" an installation was published in the The Secret of the Shadow – Light and Shadow in Architecture, Deutsches Architektur Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (2002) p.199


MAA (Danish Architects' Association), Copenhagen, Denmark

Professional Experience:

Director and owner of K.A.L.K. in Copenhagen, Denmark. 1995 – 2000
Project architect at the office of Oswald Mathias Ungers GmbH in Berlin, Germany. 1993 – 1995
Founding director and trustee of the architectural magazine B. 1987 – 1997

Professional Memberships:

Member of BTES (Building Technology Educators' Society), Moscow, Idaho
Member of Society of Art (Kunstnersamfundet)
Royal Academy of Fine Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

Courses Taught:

ARCH 344 Architectural Structures I
ARCH 371 Architectural Design III
ARCH 372 Architectural Design IV
ARCH 471 Architectural Design V
ARCH 724 Architectural Technology
ARCH 772 Fifth year thesis

Teaching Experience:

Studio Design Lecturer, School of Architecture, Royal Academy of Fine Art, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1995-2000
Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, 2000-2007
Associate Professor, NDSU, Fargo, North Dakota, 2007-present