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Michael L. Zaretsky

Title: Associate Professor
Office: 5470J Daa Addition
Tel: 513-556-1614

Michael Zaretsky is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Interior Design in DAAP and the Director of the MetroLAB Design/Build program. He is also a licensed Architect and a LEED Accredited Professional. He is deeply engaged in research, teaching and practice in Public Interest Design, Humanitarian Design, Design/Build, Sustainable Design and Passive/Bio-climatic Design strategies. 

Research Information

Research Interests

Sustainable Design Humanitarian Design Culturally-Responsive Design Appropriate Technology

Research Support

  • (PI), Zaretsky, Michael, NCARB Prize for Creative Integration of Practice and Education in the Academy - See more at:, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. $7500.00. 06/01/2008 to 06/01/2011. Status: Completed.


Published Books

  • Zaretsky, Michael (2009). (In Press). Precedents in Zero-Energy Design: Architecture and Passive Design in the 2007 Solar Decathlon. Routledge Press. [Link]
  • Parr, Adrian and Zaretsky, Michael (2011). (In Press). New Directions in Sustainable Design. Routledge Press (Co-Author). [Link]