Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg

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Associate Dean for Research; Director, School of Architecture & Environment; Interim Department Head, Historic Preservation; Professor
Institute for Health in the Built Environment (IHBE) Director, Energy Studies Building Lab (ESBL) Director, Biology of the Built Environment (BioBE) Co-director
Phone: 541-346-5647
Office: ESBL
City: Eugene
Research Interests: integrated design principles, daylighting, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, indoor microbiology, acoustics

PhD, Education, University of Washington, 2012
MArch, University of Washington, 2002
BS Architectural Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2000

Dr. Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg is a Professor of architecture at the University of Oregon. He founded the Institute for Health in the Built Environment (IHBE - and directs Biology and the Built Environment Center (BioBE Center and the Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory (ESBL - in Portland and Eugene. His work seeks to facilitate integration amongst a broad network of researchers and practitioners on issues concerning health, comfort, and sustainability in the human ecosystem in order to support human, community, and planetary health.  He has a PhD in the Built Environment from the University of Washington.  He has consulted on several hundred new construction and major renovation projects with architects and engineers and several of these projects have been recognized with AIA’s Committee on the Environment Top 10 Awards. He has been invited to speak at the National Academy of Sciences Engineering and Medicine, the US House of Representatives, and many scientific and design conferences.  He has authored over 100 articles related to building design, operation and performance.  He has completed secured over $15M in funded research on topics of energy and indoor environmental quality for organizations such as the National Science Foundation, United States Environment Protection Agency, United States Department of Energy, United States Department of Agriculture, The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and several others. In 2020, he began serving as scientific advisor to EnviralTech, an environmental health surveillance and services company.

Dr. Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg served as Assistant and Associate Professor in the College of Art and Architecture in Boise from 2004-2015. He was the founding Director of the Integrated Design Lab in Boise (UI-IDL) and served there as professor from 2004-2015, completing over $7M in funded research and outreach before joining the University of Oregon.