Julie Rogers Varland

Architecture, urban design professor


  • B.A., Spring Arbor University, 1982
  • M.Arch., Columbia University, 1991


Receiving an educational grant for studies at Harvard University in liberal arts, architecture and visual arts

Awards, recognitions and honors

  • Presidential Fellowship Grant, "Interdisciplinary Research of Japanese Architecture, Materiality, Space and Design: Translations of the Traditional into the Contemporary," SCAD, 2008.
  • Presidential Fellowship Grant, "Choreography of Space," SCAD, 2003.
  • "Homogenization"; installation and performance along with Joel Varland, ARTillery Punch and RenaZance, for the STARland Arts Complex, Savannah; Fall 2004.
  • "Amphibious" exhibition for Main Street/Art Street (competition winner). Installation in downtown Buffalo, New York, storefront; 1998. Exhibition 1998-2000.
  • Faculty Award, voted by AIAS - State University of New York at Buffalo, 1994.


Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture; U.S. Green Building Council; Southeastern College Art Conference; Creative Coast Alliance; Savannah Citizen Advocacy Project; Coastal Heritage Society

Publications and Presentations


  • "the SPACE of Robert Wilson's Theatrical Works," Intersight, Spring 1997
  • "The Qualitative and Quantitative World of Robert Wilson's Theater," Conference Proceedings, Bridges 2010, Pecs, Hungary
  • "Homogenization", Drain Magazine, Issue 01: Silence, 2004


  • "Story Savannah: Ethnography + Design," SECAC, Southeastern College Art Conference, Richmond, Virginia, October 21-24, 2010
  • "The Qualitative and Quantitative World of Robert Wilson's Theater," Bridges 2010, International Conference, Pecs, Hungary, July 23-28, 2010
  • "Engawa and More: Japanese Concepts and Architectural Behaviors of Liminal Spaces," SECAC 2009 Annual Conference, Mobile, Alabama, October 22-24, 2009
  • "The Color Room: A Phenomenological Approach to Color," at the Annual College Art Association Conference (CAA), Toronto, Ontario, February 25 - 28, 1998
  • "The Electronic Sanctuary," at the Sixth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Built Form & Culture Research, Making Sacred Places, the University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, October 16 - 19, 1997