Western Kentucky University

AMS Faculty & Staff - Neal Downing

Mr. Neal Downing

Mr. Neal Downing

Associate Professor

Office:  Environmental Science & Tech 222
Phone:  270-745-6302
Email:  neal.downing@wku.edu

Bio

Education / Academic Degrees:

Master of Architecture; University of California, Los Angeles [UCLA]

Focus: Design: Application, Theory and Methodology

Class Rank: Second

Awarded: American Institute of Architects Certificate of Merit for Scholastic Achievement (1987) Henry Adams Fund

Bachelor of Arts; Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri

Major: Architecture  

Honor Graduate: Cum Laude

 

Courses taught:

AMS 102 – Technical Graphics

DMT 152 – History of Architecture & Interiors II

AMS 180 – Architecture & Civilization

AMS 180 - Honors Architecture & Civilization

AMS 261 – Construction Methods & Materials

AMS 273 – Architectural Detailing / Lecture - Lab

AMS 305 – Building Codes

AMS 320 – Architectural Documentation / Lecture - Lab

AMS 369 – Architectural Design Studio I (formally AMS 360) / Lecture - Lab            

AMS 372 – Commercial Floor Planning / Lecture - Lab

AMS 375 – Special Architectural Problems

AMS 380 – Independent Study in Industrial Sciences

AMS 398 – Internship I

CFS 447 – History of Architecture & Interiors III

AMS 469 - Architectural Design Studio II (formally AMS 460) / Lecture – Lab

AMS 475 – Selected Topics in Industry

AMS 480 – Comprehensive Design / Lecture - Lab

AMS 490 – Senior Research / Lecture - Lab

AMS 505 – Graduate Design Studio / Lecture - Lab

Research

Publications:

Peer Reviewed:

  • Downing, N. E., Dinwiddie, L.R. (2013). Mentoring: A Case Study. The Mentoring Institute at University of New Mexico. Accepted Summer 2013 for publication in Fall of 2013.

 Non-Peer Reviewed:

  •       Downing, N.E., (April/May 2011). Ball Residence - Bowling Green,
  •       Kentucky. Bowling Green Home & Lifestyle ; Cover “All the Right Angles”
  •       Downing, N.E., (May/June 2008). Natcher Residence - Bowling Green, Kentucky. Cover Kentucky Home & Gardens.
  •       Downing, N.E., (October 2007). J.R. Downing Residence - Warren County, Kentucky. Cover  from House to Home.
  •       Downing, N.E., (December 2006).  Howerton Cabin / Overlook - Edmonson       County, Kentucky. Cover  from House to Home.

 

 Grants:

  • Meier, Ouida, PhD (PI), Chris Groves PhD (Co-PI), Albert J Meier PhD (Co-PI), Scott Grubbs PhD (Co-PI), Bruce Schulte PhD (Co-PI), Jason Polk PhD (Senior Personnel), and Neal E. Downing MArchI (Senior Personnel). National Science Foundation, DBI - Biological Field Stations and Marine Labs: Increasing Capacity for Research at the Green River Preserve. $339,544.00 Unfunded (2013).
  • Downing, N.E., (principle), P.I.E.: ‘STUDENT PRIZES / WKU Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center Student Design Competition. Awarded: $500.00  (2006).
  • Downing, N.E., (Co-principle), Gelderman, R.F. (Co-principle), P.I.E.: ‘Design & Installation of Celestial Pipes - Interactive Sundial’, $14,160.00, Awarded (start: 9/30/2005, end: 5/16/2008).
  • Khatir, K. (Principle), Downing, N.E. KSEF: Applications & Advancement of SolarTechnology, $149,500.21 Awarded. (2002-2005).

 

Competitions / Exhibitions:

November 2010 - April 2011

  • 3rd Annual Holcim Awards Design Competition for Sustainable Construction - Zurich, Switzerland. Design Team: Rijad Heldic – Leader

Neal Downing, AIA, Hannah Sellers, Andrew Skinner, Jonathan Thompson

August 1989

  • National Peace Garden Competition - Washington, D.C.

Design Team: Howard Switzer - Leader

       Chris Bryant, Steve Clendenin, Neal Downing, Bill Mims, Greg Steck

August 1988

  • Olympic West Competition - Los Angeles, California

Design Team: Neal Downing and C. Douglas Johns

May 1988

  • Interpretive Center for the Audubon Society - Chattanooga, Tennessee

Design Team: Neal Downing – Leader; Yvette Johns, Charles Warterfield, Jr.

Awarded: Honorable Mention

September 1983 - December 1982

  • Architectural Design: International Doll’s House Competition

Design Team: Neal Downing and Alison B. Snyder

1 of 50 finalists selected from 300 entries representing 24 countries

Exhibited: Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) - London, England / Sotheby’s Gallery - London, England

Published: AD: Design Profile #46 - Fall 1983

Auctioned: Sotheby’s Gallery - London, England - Fall 1983

October 1981

  • Chicago River Housing Project (Washington University Studio Project)

Exhibited: American Institute of Architects National Convention

Chase Park Plaza, Saint Louis, Missouri

Architectural Built Works

Architectural Built Works: Downing as Architect of Record

            ARC =  WKU Architecture Resource Center Director / Principle Architect

            AMSI  =  WKU Architectural & Manufacturing Sciences Institute Director / Principle Architect

            ASI  =   Architecture Studio, Inc. CEO / Principle Architect

2013    Downing, N.E. (architect), Dinwiddie, L.R. (intern architect), Larkin, C. (student),“AMSI 2013.10: 1215 College Street”. Bowling Green, Kentucky. Renovation /Code compliance. R-2 Residential Occupancy.                    

2013    Downing, N.E. (architect), “ASI 1312: Doctor’s Office”. Bowling Green, Kentucky. Tenant Build out / Business Occupancy.                  

2013    Downing, N.E. (architect), Shah, H.A. (student). “AMSI 2012.35: WKU Grise Hall #128. WKU Main Campus Bowling Green, Kentucky. Renovation to Study Abroad Offices. Educational Occupancy.

2013    Downing, N.E. (architect), Dinwiddie, L.R. (intern architect), Larkin, C. (student), “AMSI 2012.25: WKU Hay Barn“. WKU Farm, Warren County, Kentucky.

2013    Downing, N.E. (architect), Dinwiddie, L.R. (intern architect), Larkin, C. (student), “AMSI 2012.24: WKU Picnic Shelter“. WKU Farm, Warren County, Kentucky.

2013    Downing, N.E. (architect), Dinwiddie, L.R. (intern architect), Larkin, Clay (student), “AMSI 2012.21: BG Humane Society Surgical Center”. Bowling Green, Kentucky. Spay & Neuter Clinic / Business Occupancy.

2013    Downing, N.E. (architect), Dinwiddie, L.R. (intern architect), Shah, H.A. (student), “AMSI 2011.35WKU Cravens Library 4th Floor Information Commons”. WKU Main campus Bowling Green, Kentucky. Renovation /Educational Occupancy.

2012    Downing, N.E. (architect), Dinwiddie, L.R. (intern architect), Shah, H.A. (student), “AMSI 2012.19: Simpson Residence”. Bowling Green, Kentucky. Cabana, Recreation, Bath. Residential Occupancy.

2012    Downing, N.E. (architect), Dinwiddie, L.R. (intern architect), Larkin, C.(student), “AMSI 2012.12: Lenoir Pool House”. Warren County, Kentucky. Cabana, Recreation, Bath. Residential Occupancy.

2012    Downing, N.E. (architect), Dinwiddie, L.R. (intern architect), “AMSI 2012.08:911 Memorial:” Richardsville, Kentucky. Richardsville Fire Station WTC steel memorial.

2012    Downing, N.E. (architect), Dinwiddie, L.R. (intern architect), Carrico, Z. (student), “AMSI 2012.06: Kaul Medical Building”. Bowling Green, Kentucky.12,600 square feet Professional Office / Business Occupancy        

2012    Downing, N.E. (architect), Dinwiddie, L.R. (intern architect), “AMSI 2011.33:Bowling Green Visitor Bureau”. Bowling Green, Kentucky. Remodel /Renovation .Business Occupancy.             

2012    Downing, N.E. (architect), Heldic, R. (student), “AMSI 2011.32: WKU~HonorsCollege Addition”. WKU Main Campus, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Educational Occupancy.

2012    Downing, N.E. (architect), Bradford, T. (student), “AMSI 2011.25: WKU~CEC Offices”. WKU Main Campus, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Educational Occupancy.

2012    Downing, N.E. (architect), Heldic, R. (student), “AMSI 2011.23: Sensora Labs:              WKU~CRD laboratory”. WKU Center for Research, Bowling Green, Kentucky.Business Occupancy.

2012    Downing, N.E. (architect), Dinwiddie, L.R. (intern architect), Carrico, Z.A. (student), “AMSI 2011.21: Vance Residence”. Warren County, Kentucky. Addition of 2800 square feet / Residential Occupancy.           

2012    Downing, N.E. (architect), Heldic, R. (student), “AMSI 2011.18: PurePower Laboratory: WKU~CRD laboratory”. WKU Center for Research, Bowling Green,Kentucky. Business Occupancy.

2012    Downing, N.E. (architect), Heldic, R. (student), “AMSI 2011.07: PurePower Offices: WKU~CRD”. WKU Center for Research, Bowling Green, Kentucky.Business Occupancy.

2012    Downing, N.E. (architect), “ASI 1114: SHELTON OUTDOOR LIVING / POOL”. Warren County, Kentucky. Outdoor Living-Dining-Kitchen Fireplace /Hot Tub / Pool Addition to Private Home.

2012    Downing, N.E. (architect), “ASI 1015: SIGMA CHI FRATERNITY”. WKU Bowling Green, Kentucky. 10,500 square feet / 14 bed capacity / R-2 Residential Occupancy.

2012    Downing, N.E. (architect), Carrico, Z.A. (student), Heldic, R. (student), Sellers, H.M. (student), “AMSI 2008.28: Burch Residence Phases I, II & III”. Bowling Green, Kentucky. Master Plan Overview/Addition of 2500 square feet. 

2012    Downing, N.E. (architect), Heldic, R. (student), “AMSI 2011.32: Honors College Office Renovation / Addition”. WKU Main Campus, Bowling Green, Kentucky.  Conference Room, Offices,Entry Vestibule and Storage / Educational Occupancy.

2012    Downing, N.E. (architect), Bradford, T. (student), “AMSI 2011.25: WKU~CEC Office Addition”. WKU Main Campus, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Educational Occupancy.

2011    Downing, N.E. (architect), Heldic, R. (student), “AMSI 2011.11: Sample-Brown Residence”. Warren County,  Kentucky. Addition of 1200 square feet.                                

2011    Downing, N.E. (architect), “ASI 1110: Home Market Café”. Bowling Green,Kentucky 1500 square feet Gourmet Restaurant / A-2 Assembly Occupancy.                               

2011    Downing, N.E. (architect), Sellers, H.M. (student), “AMSI 2011.06: Pulsinelli Residence”. Bowling Green, Kentucky. Kitchen Renovation / Residential Occupancy.

2011    Downing, N.E. (architect), Skinner, A. (student), “AMSI 2010.47: Gormley Sunroom”. Warren County, Kentucky. 650 square feet Addition  / Residential Occupancy.

2011    Downing, N.E. (architect), Heldic, R. (student), “AMSI 2010.36: Bent Creek  Farms”. Warren County, Kentucky. Addition of 1800 square feet / Residential Occupancy.

2011    Downing, N.E. (architect), Carrico, Z.A. (student), “AMSI 2010.04: Grise  Lake House”. Barren County, Kentucky. Custom Lake Home.

2011    Downing, N.E. (architect), “ASI 0907: NATCHER HOMESTEAD”. Bowling Green, Kentucky. Historic Stabilization / Restoration of 1796 family

Professional Experiences/Certifications/Licensures/Service

Professional experience in schools, government, and/or private sector at International, National, or State and local levels:

Present – 2013

  • WKU Architecture Resource Center (ARC) Bowling Green, Kentucky Director / Principle Architect

2013 – 2002

  • WKU Architectural & Manufacturing Sciences Institute (AMSi) Bowling Green, Kentucky. Director / Principle Architect

2002 – 2001

  • WKU Architectural & Manufacturing Sciences Institute (AMSi) Bowling Green, Kentucky. Co-Director / Principle Architect

Present - 1994

  • Architecture Studio, Inc.(ASI) Bowling Green, Kentucky/ Nashville, Tennessee
  • Principle Architect / President

1994 - 1990

  • Neal Downing, A.I.A. / Architect Nashville, Tennessee
  • Principle Architect / Sole Proprietor

1990 - 1988

  • Mims Design Group Nashville, Tennessee
  • Intern Architect - Project Architect

1988 - 1987

  • Warterfield-Goodwin Associates, Architects Nashville, TN
  • Intern Architect / Project Designer

1987

  • Donald Mills, A.I.A. / Architect Los Angeles, California
  • Project Designer / Draftsman

1987 - 1985

  • Knapp & Downing Los Angeles, California
  • Partner of Design Build Firm / Design, Construction and Production

1984

  • Warterfield-Goodwin Associates, Architects Nashville, Tennessee
  • Designer / Draftsman

1983 - 1982

  • Crouch Architect Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • Senior Designer

1981

  • Crouch Architect Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • Designer / Summer Apprentice

1980

  • Crouch Architect Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • Designer / Summer Apprentice

1978

  • Nash & Stewart General Contractors Lexington, Kentucky
  • Laborer

1978 - 1977

  • Joseph Wilk, A.I.A. / Architect Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • Draftsman

1977

  • B&C General Contractors Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • Laborer

Current Professional Certifications:

a. National Council of Architectural Registration Boards 1990 – Present

 Current Professional Licensure :

a.   Registered Architect / Texas  (#21269) 2009 – Present

b.   Registered Architect / Kentucky (#3986) 1992 – Present

c.   Registered Architect / Tennessee (#22165) 1991 – Present

d.   Registered Architect / Florida (#AR13035) 1989 – Present

 

Current Professional and Academic Association Memberships:

a. AIAS – American Institute of Architectural Students 2007 – Present

b. AIA - American Institute of Architects 1989 – Present

 

SERVICE

 Non-teaching Professional Activities and years of service:

  • WKU Architectural Science Program Coordinator                           2010 – Present
  • AMS Department T&P Committee                                                 2010 – Present
  • WKU Served on Search Committee for Department Head               2011 – 2012
  • WKU Architectural Generalist Search Committee                           2010 – 2011
  • WKU Architectural Generalist Search Committee                           2008 – 2009
  • WKU Architectural Generalist Search Committee                           2006 – 2007
  • WKU Construction Management Candidate Search Committee      2005 – 2006
  • AMS - Architectural Science Curriculum Committee                      2004 - Present
  • WKU member of the Department of Facilities Management           2004

      Contract Review Committee                                     

  • WKU Transportation and Parking Committee                                  2002 – Present

      Presidential Appointee - permanent member

  • WKU Long Range Master Planning Committee                               2001 - Present

      Presidential Appointee

      Architect Selection Committee:

  • Preston Center Addition / Renovation
  • Health Services Facility
  • College of Education
  • College of Business Site Evaluation
  • College of Business
  • Alumni Center
  • Chapel - Site selection and Designer selection
  • Chapel Building Committee

      1 of 18 Co-authors of the 2010-2022 Campus Master Plan Update

 Other Service Activities:

  • TIF / Gateway to Bowling Green Design Review Committee    2009 – Present
  • Faculty Sponsor / Advisor: American Institute of Architectural Students (AIAS) 2005 - Present
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