Sarah Keogh

Arch & Urban Planning 499


Sarah is a PhD candidate in the School of Architecture at the UW-Milwaukee. She earned her Master of Architecture from SARUP in 2008 and worked at American Design and then Rinka Chung Architects for a number of years before returning to UW to work toward her PhD. Sarah’s been a part of the teams that have created a number of Milwaukee projects including but not limited to: the Moderne in Milwaukee; Cafe Hollander in Wauwatosa; Cafe Central in Bay View; the redesign of Shorewood Opticians in Milwaukee; and the redesign of a number of Associated Bank branches in the area.

Sarah’s research looks at sustainable design through the lens of environment behavior studies and seeks to readdress the design of everyday built landscapes in order to help engender ecological behavioral learning and foster the growth of a more ecologically sustainable culture. Her dissertation focuses on the design of residence halls; she uses four UW-Milwaukee residence halls as case studies to examine the daily lives of undergraduate students and explore the relationships between the students’ sustainable behaviors, ecological behavioral learning, and the built landscapes that help or hinder these daily patterns.

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PhD Arch (current): UW-Milwaukee
M. Arch: UW-Milwaukee
B.A. Art History: UW-Madison

Research Focus

Ecological Behavioral Design
Environment Behavior Studies
Architectural Research Methods
Place Studies and Place-type Histories
Design Pedagogy


190: Architectural Design Introduction - LLC course
300: Western Architectural Theory and History - online
320: Fundamentals of Architectural Design II
410: Architectural Design I
550/750: Seminar in Building Types and Settings

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