Linda Reeder, FAIA, LEED AP, DBIA
Professor
Manufacturing & Construction Management
Construction Management, BS
Construction Management, MS
Office
Applied Innovation Hub
214-07
Tuesday
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Thursday
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Biography

Prior to joining CCSU’s Construction Management faculty full-time in 2008, Linda Reeder practiced architecture for eleven years. Projects included a $54 million mixed use development, $12 million academic building, $3.4 million hospitality center, and several public school renovations and custom homes. As principal of her own firm beginning in 2005, Reeder worked on residential projects in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, and Tennessee and also consulted with other architecture firms on a museum, school, and private residences. Her research at CCSU has primarily focused on sustainable design and construction; collaboration within the design and construction industry; and construction history in the Grand Canyon region.

Education
  • MArch - Architecture, Yale School of Architecture, 1997
  • BA - , Oberlin College, 1988
Publications, Research & Presentations

Books:

  • Reeder, L., Net Zero Energy Buildings: Case Studies and Lessons Learned. Routledge, 2016.
  • Reeder, L., Guide to Green Building Rating Systems: Understanding LEED, Green Globes, ENERGY STARthe National Green Building Standard, and More. John Wiley & Sons, 2010.
  • Reeder, L., “Save Energy with a Cool Roof,” in For Pros By Pros: Siding, Roofing, and Trim. Taunton Press, 2014, pp. 158-163.
  • Manack, M. and Reeder, L., Editors, OUT OF SCALE: Ten Years of the AIA Small Project Award. ORO Editions, 2015, 12 - 13.
  • Klein, R.M., Executive Editor, and Reeder, L., Associate Editor, The Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice, 15th John Wiley & Sons, 2014.

Articles, Papers, and Book Chapters:

  • Reeder, L. “Understanding Mary Colter’s Contributions in the Context of Architectural Practice.” The Ol’ Pioneer: The Magazine of the Grand Canyon Historical Society, 32, 4 (Fall 2021): 3 – 10.
  • Reeder, L. “Architect Mary Colter and the Arts and Crafts Movement.” Journal of the Southwest 61, 3 (Autumn 2019): 609–635.
  • Reeder, L. “Case Studies in Resource Efficiency: Design and Construction in the Grand Canyon, 1921 – 28.” Construction History: International Journal of the Construction History Society, 2019 (Vol. 34, No. 1), pp. 21-42.
  • Reeder, L., “Small-Firm Collaboration,” The Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice, 15th Wiley, 2014, pp. 252-262.
  • Reeder, L., “Build It Right: Lessons from New Orleans,” Fine Homebuilding, Issue #226, April/May 2012 issue, pp. 52-57. 
  • Reeder, L., “Save Energy with a Cool Roof,” Fine Homebuilding, Issue #218, May 2011, pp. 48-52.

Conference Presentations and Papers:

  • Reeder, L., “Continuity and Parkitecture: The Lookout of the Grand Canyon.” ACS Forum: Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality Symposium, Scottsdale, AZ, May 2019.
  • Reeder, L., “Accidental Environmentalists: Building Construction on the Rim, 1931 – 1936.” Sixth Annual Conference of the Construction History Society, Cambridge, UK, April 2019.
  • Reeder, L., “Creating Space for a Spiritual Experience: Mary Colter’s Indian Watchtower at the Grand Canyon.” ACS Forum: Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality Symposium, Deer Isle, ME, May 2017.
  • Lee, N. and Reeder, L. “Building Information Modeling Education for Construction Management Upper Level Undergraduate and Graduate Students.” American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, LA, June 2016.
  • Klein, R. and Reeder, L., “Net Zero Energy in Practice: The Business of Sustainability.” The AIA National Convention, Philadelphia, PA, May 2016.
  • Manack, M. and Reeder, L. (co-presenter), “2014 AIA Small Project Design Awards: Designing Resourcefulness—Doing More with Less.” The AIA National Convention, Chicago, IL, June 2014.
  • Barkin, D., Klein, R., Manack, M., Reeder, L. (co-presenter and session organizer), and Simpson, D., “Profitable Project Management for Small Projects.” Four hour pre-convention program at the AIA National Convention, Chicago, IL, June 2014.
  • Reeder, L. (co-presenter and session organizer), Deuschle, W., and Milby, M.S., Esq., “Avoiding or Reducing Architect-Builder Conflicts in Small Projects.” The AIA National Convention, Chicago, IL, June 2014.
  • Frederick, L.J., FAIA, Milby, M.S., Esq., Lewis, Randy, and Reeder, L. (co-presenter), “How to Team with Other Firms: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” The AIA National Convention, Denver, CO, June 2013.
  • Kady, L. and Reeder, L. (co-presenter and session organizer), “AIA SPP Awards: Small Projects, Big Ideas.” The AIA National Convention, Denver, CO, June 2013.
  • Reeder, L. (co-presenter), and Klein, R.M., “Emerging Practices Overview.” The AIA PMKC Practice Management Knowledge Community Fall Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, September 2012.
  • Reeder, L. (co-presenter and session organizer), Ford, A., and Klein, R.M., “Emerging Small Firm Business Models: Staying Lean while Working Large.” The AIA National Convention, Washington, DC, May 2012.
  • Reeder, L. (presenter and session organizer), “Rating Systems for Sustainable Residential Projects.” The AIA National Convention, Miami, Florida, June 2010.
    Awards & Grants

    Teaching Awards:

    • CCSU 2020 – 21 Excellence in Teaching Award Honor Roll Recipient
    • CCSU 2018 – 19 Excellence in Teaching Award Honor Roll Recipient
    • CCSU 2016 – 17 Excellence in Teaching Award Honor Roll Recipient
    • CCSU 2011 – 12 Excellence in Teaching Award Honor Roll Recipient

    Research Awards:

    • Board of Regents 2017 System-Wide Research Award for the Connecticut State Universities
    • Board of Regents 2017 Research Award for Central Connecticut State University
    • SEST Dean’s 2017 Outstanding Faculty Award for Research

    Other Award:

    • 2018 Distinguished Honoree, CCSU Women of Influence Award 
    Memberships & Affiliations

    American Institute of Architects College of Fellows

    American Institute of Architects and Connecticut AIA

    Associated Schools of Construction

    Connecticut Green Building Council

    Grand Canyon Historical Society

    Courses Taught

    CM 145 CAD and BIM Tools

    CM 155 Construction Documents

    CM 465 Construction Internship

    CM 485 Senior Capstone

    CM 535 Sustainable Buildings

    CM 560 Architecture for Construction Managers