Dr. Oswald Jenewein is an architectural and urban designer, researcher, and teacher in the field of Ecological Design and Urban Sustainability. His cross-disciplinary projects focus on climate adaptation of the built environment on the territorial, urban, and architectural scale and include participatory processes developing smart and connected communities.
Oswald is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington. He founded and directs FUELED - the Future Environments Lab for Ecological Design at UT Arlington – a design and research lab focusing on topics of sustainable architecture and urban design. Furthermore, Oswald oversees international initiatives in his role as International Studies Coordinator fostering academic partnerships and global relations. Oswald is also a Visiting Lecturer of Architecture at the Institute of Design, Department of Spatial Design at the University of Innsbruck, and served as a reviewer at the Technical University of Delft, University of Tallinn, Texas A&M University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and as 2019 HKS Top Projects Juror. Oswald is a certified fellow at the American Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) and was a 2022 Piper Professor Nominee.
Oswald won several research grants over the past years, exceeding 2.5 Million Dollars in funding. He is the co-chair of the Smart Coast Initiative focusing on climate adaptation of vulnerable communities and cities along the Texas Coast, which received a Smart & Connected Communities Grant from the National Science Foundation.
Recent publications include “Developing Climate Adaptation Pathways with Communities impacted by Sea-level Rise and Industrial Development” and “The Frequency of (in-)Dependence: A Post-Oil Future in a Post-Pandemic World.” Oswald’s work got exhibited internationally, most recently he contributed the project “A Conflict of Settlement: Oil vs. Water” to the 2021 European Culture Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in Italy and "Spatial Regimes in Coastal Landscapes of Oil" at the Architecture Center of Tyrol in Innsbruck, Austria.