Robert Condia, AIA, Architect
Bob Condia, AIA, is an architect and design partner with Condia+Ornelas Architects, Manhattan, KS. A professor of architecture at Kansas State, he teaches architecture as an art form with due considerations to: neuroscience and architecture; the real; the ancient works of man; a building’s terrestrial and celestial alignments; metaphysics and poetics of architectural design. He has been a studio critic for 30 years in both architecture and interior design. In 2008 he received the Commerce Bank Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award and in 2015 AIAKansas’ Schirmer Award for service. His publications range from monographs on the works of progressive architects to theoretical articles on the experience of space as well as a catalogue of his own surrealist illustrations. Of particular attention are his recent work on neuroscience and architecture, the biological basis of aesthetic experience, and the craft of teaching architects to teach. Prof. Condia earned his Master in Architecture and Building Design at Columbia University 1983, and a Bachelor of Architecture at California Polytechnic State University, 1980.