Jason Brown

Jason Brown

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture

Phone: (404) 385-2913Office location: Hinman Research Building, Rm. 358B 723 Cherry Street NW

Jason Brown is originally from Arcadia, Florida.  He received his BS in Engineering from Baylor University and his MS in Mechanical Engineering and Ph.D. in Architecture degrees from Georgia Tech. Prior to working in architecture, he engaged in experimental fluid mechanics with applications in biological cell culture, the sensory ecology of marine plankton, and the carbon cycle in the oceans.

His current research activities include energy performance based decision-making, particularly during early architectural design, the modeling of physical systems in buildings, and calibration of energy models in support of building retrofits.  His further research ambition involves investigating the roles of buildings in the larger context of coupled human and natural systems.  He teaches the two Environmental Systems courses, Building Physics Modeling, and Facades Engineering.

Educational Background

  • 1995 - Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Baylor University
  • 1998 - Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 2010 - PhD in Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology

Fields

  • Thermal-fluid physics in buildings
  • Building energy use
  • Integrated modeling of building physics and controls

Research Ambitions

To enable the design and analysis of innovative building systems solutions using multi-domain modeling and computation.

Recent Publications

  • Brown, J., Augenbroe, G., Paredis, C., and Choudhary, R. “Computational Fluid Dynamics in an Equation-Based Modeling Environment.” 11th International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, 27-30 July 2009.
  • Augenbroe, G., Brown, J., Heo, Y., Kim, S., Li, Z., McManus, S., and Zhao, F. “Lessons from an Advanced Building Simulation Course.” Third National Conference of IBPSA-USA, Berkeley, ca, 30 July - 1 August 2008.
  • Peponis, J., Allen, D., French, S., Scoppa, M., and Brown, J. "Street Connectivity and the Measurement of Urban Density." Sixth International Space Syntax Symposium, Istanbul, Turkey, 12-15 June 2007.
  • Brown, J., and Choudhary, R. “CFD Study of Natural Ventilation Between Multiple Spaces with Stratification.” Third International Building Physics Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 27 - 31 August 2006.
  • Park, C.S., Augenbroe, G., Makarechi, S., and Brown, J.  “Normative Thermal Comfort Assessment." Third International Building Physics Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 27--31 August 2006.

Recent Courses

  • ARCH 3231 – Environmental Systems I, Spring 2008-2010
  • ARCH 4231 – Environmental Systems II, Fall 2009-2010
  • COA 8833 – Building Simulation in Design Practice (with Godfreid Augenbroe), Spring 2010
  • ARCH 8833 - Fundamental Building Physics, Fall 2010