About Stuart Baur

Stuart Baur

Prof, asoc
Civil, Arch & Environ Engr
329 Civil Engineering

573-341-7236 | baur@mst.edu


A registered architect and civil engineering doctorate, joined the faculty of the University of Missouri, Rolla in 2002. Prior to beginning his graduate studies, Dr. Baur spent seven years in the architectural firms of Arquitectonica, The Nichols Partnership, and Bermello Ajamil and Partners in South Florida. Baur's notable projects included the American Embassy in Lima, Peru which won the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Award for Excellence in Architecture, the Banque of Luxembourg which also won the AIA Award for Excellence in Architecture, the Sawgrass Mills Mega Mall which won the Florida AIA Award for Excellence in Architecture and was featured in Architectural Record, and the American Airlines Concourse A expansion at the Miami International Airport. Baur's joint project between the University of Miami and Habitat for Humanity during the 1992 Hurricane Andrew aftermath peaked his interest in stability and sustainable buildings and guided him back to complete a masters and doctoral degree in civil engineering.

In 2002 Baur became part of the university's solar house project and since then has continued working with the 2005 solar house and on the 2007 solar house project as their main faculty advisor. He continues to work with the solar house team as a faculty advisor for the 2009, 2013 and 2015 solar decathlon as well. Some of his related endeavors include the development of a solar village which also serves as a student housing and research facility that educates the public about renewable energy technology and environmentally-friendly landscaping. This facility also assists in developing and monitoring existing integrated systems with the intent of improving the designs and developing better integrated systems for the new homes to be built. Baur's goal is to educate and develop integrated renewable systems and materials for the use of producing more energy efficient 'green' buildings.

As an educator dedicated to his students, Baur serves as an advisor to the Missouri S&T Solar House Team and was one of the first recipients in Missouri of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency P3 Award: People, Prosperity and the Planet. He is also the recipient of one of only ten Accent on Architecture Awards conveyed by the American Architecture Foundation. Baur's commitment to education is noted through his participation as an American Society of Civil Engineers' Excellence in Civil Engineering Education Fellow. He co-authored a book entitled, 'Civil Engineering and Architecture' to be used as a textbook for all Project Lead the Way CEA curriculum.

In 2010 Dr. Baur became the program coordinator for the architectural engineering program at Missouri University of Science and Technology. As program coordinator and assistant chair to the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department, he is currently developing a graduate program in architectural engineering with plans to have its first graduate in 2016.

As a professional serious about sustainability, Baur is a founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council Heartland Chapter (Mid-Missouri). Baur is a 2002 Missouri Chamber of Commerce Leadership Missouri Graduate.


Research interests

Architectural Engineering, Solar Energy, Energy Cost Savings, Thermal Energy, Passive Solar Heating, Photovoltaic-Thermal Systems, Energy Modeling, Solar Building Benchmark, Life-Cycle Analysis

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