Principal Blair Satterfield is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of British Columbia School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Vancouver, where he serves as Intirim Chair of Architecture. Satterfield holds a Chair of Wood Building Design of Construction at UBC. His ongoing research centers on material behavior and production processes. He is currently conducting research on vacuum forming and paper pulp forming and was awarded a 2015 Hampton Grant to perform research on the latter. He has been a Visiting Critic at Rice University and a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Houston where he directed the development of projects for the U of H Green Building Components initiative. Blair has also been a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota. Marc and Blair were the Micheal Owen Jones Fellowsat the University of Virginia in 2009. Satterfield received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Illinois in 1991, and a Master of Architecture from Rice University in 1995.
Prior to joining UBC, Satterfield worked for Atelier Fei Chang, Michael Bell Architecture (now Visible Weather) and Oliver + Ray Architects. Satterfield joined Bricker + Cannady Architects in 1999 and became Design Director in 2002. While at BCA, Blair produced designs for the Harris County Youth Services Center, Jim and Joanne Fonteno Park and Conroe Heritage Park. All won AIA awards and the Youth Services Center and Fonteno Park also won national SARA design awards. In 2005 BCA merged with PSP Houston. During his tenure as a senior studio director at PSP Blair led many projects including a collaboration on the new Houston Discovery Green Park with Larry Speck, FAIA and Hargreaves and Associates in San Francisco. Blair currently focuses on HouMinn Practice full time and is an advising designer in a new web-based modern home plan / architectural magazine company called Hometta.