Emeritus Professor Gary T Moore

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As a student at Berkeley, Gary Moore was the co-founder along with Marvin Manheim and Martin Krampen of the Design Methods Group (DMG), founded in 1966 at the University of Waterloo, but administered from the University of California, Berkeley, where Gary Moore was the DMG Chair from 1966-68 while completing his undergraduate architecture degree. At that time, he also founded the Design Methods Group Newsletter that led to the world’s first journal in that field, Design Methods and Theories.

At the DMG’s first international conference, at MIT in 1968, he was one of the three principle initiators and co-founders of the first professional association dealing with environment-behavior and design, the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA, along with Henry Sanoff and Sidney Cohn). He has served in a large number of EDRA rolls, including as Co-Chair of the initial Steering Committee from 1968-70, Chair of the Conference Committee 1978-80, member of the Board of Directors 1978-81, Vice Chair 1979-80 and Chair of the Board from 1980-81. He was also the Board Liaison to the US Interorganizational Task Force on Human-Environment Research and Applica¬tions, 1980-82, Co-Managing Editor with Ervin Zube and Robert Marans of the Advances in Environment, Behavior and Design series, 1984-97, and founder and coordinator with Selim Iltus and Patsy Eubanks Owens of the Network on Children Youth and Environments from 1995 to 2006.

He was also one of the co-founders of PaPER, the People and the Physical Environment Research Association in Australia and New Zealand and served on its Board of Directors from 1983-86. He also served on the Board of Directors of IAPS from 1988-92 and was the initiator and coordinator with the late Joost van Andel, Ine van Liempd and Maria Nordstrom of the IAPS Network on Children Youth and Environments.

Gary Moore has also served on a number of national and international committees furthering research and the utilisation of EBS and environmental design research in the professions. These have included the Committees on Architecture for Education, Child Care and the Environment, and Educational Facilities of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Board of the Directors and Executive Committee of the Board of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC), founding Chair of the National Student Research Competition of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), Chair of the Panel on Human and Socio-Technical Factors of the National Research Council, National Research Policy Working Party of the Royal Australian Institute of Architecture (RAIA) and others. Together with Gordon Holden and Michael Keniger, he initiated and was the first President of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia (AASA) and chaired their First International AASA Conference, Architecture + Education in Sydney in 2000. He was also the founding Chair of the Council of Deans of Architecture and the Built Environment for which he served from 2000 through 2005. He now serves as an International Advisor for EBRA, the Environment-Behavior Research Association of China.

In 2006, Gary Moore was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Architectural Science Review, the leading international journal in the field. Though the journal publishes primarily on the physical sciences of architecture, under his editorship, the journal is broadening to include the social sciences of architecture. He also serves as Associate Editor for Children Youth and Environments and on the editorial advisory boards of Environment and Behavior, Journal of Architecture Planning and Design, Journal of Architectural Education, Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering, and Journal of Environmental Psychology. From 1991 through 1997, he served on the Building Research Board and the Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment of the US National Research Council. He is also a regular reviewer of research proposals for several agencies including the Australian Research Council.