Earnest, Royce

(414) 229-4014
Arch & Urban Planning 493


RRoyce spent the first fifteen years of his career as a design architect for firms in Pennsylvania and Maryland before beginning teaching. His design work has been published in national magazines and has won awards. After ten years of teaching, he returned to school himself to receive his PhD in Architecture in Milwaukee. Royce’s interests include landscape history and construction history, and the possibilities of more ecologically sensitive contemporary design, and data-supported methods of documenting it. His academic research has resulted in numerous papers at specialized conferences from the Society of Architectural Historians to the Society of Industrial Archeology.

His teaching has included design studios at all levels from second year to graduate level, as well as teaching history courses, both general and landscape history, and professional practice courses. He has taught first at Judson University and then at UW-Milwaukee.


PhD, The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 2017
MArch, North Carolina State University, 1985
BS-Architecture, University of Virginia, 1979

Research Focus

Building Construction


ARCH 310
ARCH 320

Selected Work

Adirondack House at Lake George, NY (for Bohlin, Cywinski, Jackson)

Blair Academy Science Building, Blairstown NJ (for Bohlin, Cywinski, Jackson)

Carroll County Library and Senior Center, Maryland (for Cho, Wilks & Benn)

Bryn Mawr Library and Academic Building, Baltimore, MD (for Cho, Wilks & Benn)

Lincoln-Hay Sculpture Garden at Carthage College (for Architectural Associates, Racine)

Construction Issues in Palladio’s Villa Rotonda, Society of Architectural Historians Annual Meeting

Chaired session on Cross-disciplinary Influences, Society of Architectural Historians Annual Meeting

Jens Jensen, Benton MacKaye and a Land Ethic: presented at McGill University conference on the Poetics and Ethics of Architecture

Context and Accommodation: article in Oz Journal (Kansas State University)

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