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Michael Ermann


Michael Ermann has won 13 awards for his teaching, research, and design; published more than 60 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference presentations; and been awarded seven externally funded grants (four solo grants for $125,000+). Amber Book, the course he created to help architects study for their licensure exam, has enrolled more than 20,000 professionals and its YouTube channel has more than 7 million views and more than 35,000 subscribers. The Bubble Wrap house he designed won an international Architizer A+ design award and he authored the book Architectural Acoustics Illustrated (Wiley) to translate the science of architectural acoustics into the graphic language of architecture. In 2019, AIA Virginia recognized Professor Ermann with a lifetime achievement award.

Architectural acoustics, Design studio, Building systems, Architectural education, Energy

ARCH 3015: Studio (every level)
ARCH 4055: Environmental Building Systems
ARCH 4414: Advanced Architectural Acoustics

  • Architectural Acoustics Illustrated (Wiley, 2015), Architizer International Design Award for Bubble Wrap House

AIA Virginia Award for Distinguished Achievement, 2019: Lifetime achievement award “For contributions to the profession as an educator and researcher”


M-Arch, Architecture, University of Florida (focus in architectural acoustics)

B.S., Math, Tulane