Christina Bollo and Amanda Donofrio: "Trauma Informed Design: From Research Through Practice"
Trauma Informed Design: From Research Through Practice
Christina Bollo, an Assistant Professor at the Illinois School of Architecture, teaches design and applied theory courses focused on health and wellbeing in the built environment. Her research investigates the role of housing policy in shaping housing design, and the role of housing design in the health and wellbeing of residents. Christina’s recent research has been published by The Journal of Property Management, “Reducing Apartment Vacancy Duration: Lessons from Affordable Housing”; and Buildings Research and Information, “Decoupling climate-policy objectives and mechanisms to reduce fragmentation.”
In 2020, Christina was awarded funding from the AIA Housing and Community Development Knowledge Community for a study entitled, “Measuring Success,” that examines the role of varying forms of post-occupancy evaluation in the professional practice of housing design. Christina has presented peer-reviewed papers at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and the Architectural Research Center Consortium (ARCC) conferences on her current research, which focuses on the design of Permanent Supportive Housing in the United States and Canada. She is an at-large board member of ARCC.
Amanda Donofrio is a Principal at Bergsund DeLaney Architecture & Planning, PC, which she joined in 2010. After relocating to Eugene from Chicago, she was happy to find that her years of previous experience in affordable housing were an ideal fit for Bergsund DeLaney. In her years dedicated to the creation of well designed affordable housing options throughout Oregon and Illinois, she has been involved in projects varying in size from single family homes to a 106 unit project for independent seniors. Her projects have been in both rural and dense urban areas. Regardless of the project size or location, she is committed to investigating the most appropriate sustainable strategies to increase energy efficiency and create tighter building envelopes while staying within the project budget. Amanda is also the go-to for accessibility questions within the office and enjoys discussing ways to go beyond ‘code’ depending on the population served in her housing projects.
Amanda graduated from the University of Illinois in Chicago with her Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies in 2004 and received her Master of Architecture from the same institution in 2006. She is a licensed architect in both Oregon and Illinois.