John K. Dobbins | School of Architecture | SIU

Southern Illinois University



John K. Dobbins

Interim Director of the School of Architecture, Associate Professor of Architectural Studies

Dobbins Faculty Photo

413 Quigley Hall
Mailcode 4337
Phone: 618.453.1114
Fax: 618.453.1129

At SIU Since 1990


  • Master of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986
  • Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1984

Courses Taught

  • Architecture 342: Building Technology III: Metals
  • Architecture 361: Architectural Structures I
  • Architecture 362: Architectural Structures II
  • Architecture 462: Architectural Structures III
  • Architecture 502: Special Projects in Architecture
  • Architecture 541: Systems + the Environment
  • Architecture 554: Thesis Design Studio II
  • Architecture 599: Thesis
  • Architecture 601: Continuing Enrollment


Dobbins, J. K. (2008, November). Laminated Bamboo: A Sustainable Structural System.  Presented at AIA Illinois, Breaking New Ground, Moline, IL.

Dobbins, J. K. (2004, January). The Architectural Work of Brother Adrian Wewer, O.F.M.: Structural and Aesthetic Aspects. Presented at the Hawaii International Conference on the Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI.

Dobbins, J. K. (2000, December). Religious Architecture of Murphysboro, Illinois. Presented at the 21st Illinois History Symposium, Springfield, IL.

Dobbins, J. K.  (2000, January).  Teaching Design Communication in the Digital Age.  Presented at Design Communication Association, DCA Y2K, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Dobbins, J. K.  (1999, December).  At Worship in Southern Illinois.  Presented to Illinois State Historical Society, Illinois History Symposium, Springfield, IL.

Dobbins, J. K.  (1999, September).  The Ubiquitous Laboratory of Architecture.  Presented at Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture West Central Regional Meeting:  In Your Backyard, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND.

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