The Catholic University of America


Patricia Andrasik


Patricia Andrasik is an assistant professor and head of sustainability outreach at the School of Architecture and Planning at CUArch. Her background in architecture fused with her sustainability credentials in new building construction, operations, and maintenance, as well as her experience with BIM analytical software has become the foundation of her scholarly research and coursework.

Her practice and research stems in building performance analytics, human factors, and third party green certification as a means of improving sustainable building design potential. This course of work has since evolved to study facility performance evaluation. Ms. Andrasik has been invited to present her work in many local and national forums, including USC’s Façade Tectonics conference in Los Angeles. She has developed three new courses at CUA which offer quantitative and qualitative analysis: ARPL 530 Lighting Analysis, ARPL 539 LEED Lab and ARPL 540 Building Performance Analytics. She was nominated by her colleagues for the Building Technology Educators’ Society (BTES) Emerging Faculty Award and ACSA (Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture) New Faculty Teaching Award.

Ms. Andrasik holds a Master of Architecture degree from The University of Oklahoma. She then completed graduate work as a Fulbright Student Scholar at the Technical University of Slovakia, and taught as a Visiting Professor of Architecture in Beirut prior to returning the U.S. to practice.