Stephen Meder

Stephen Meder

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Physical Environment and Long-Range Planning
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

Stephen Meder is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Physical Environment and Long-Range Planning for the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. He also holds a joint academic appointment there as he serves as the Director of the School of Architecture’s Environmental Research and Design Lab and as the Director of the Center for Smart Building and Community Design at the UH Sea Grant College Program in the School of Earth Science and Technology (SOEST). He is a member of the Hawai‘i Clean Energy Initiative’s Energy Efficiency working group, the Chancellor’s Commission for Climate Change and the University of Hawai‘i Council for Sustainability.

Stephen Meder received his Doctor of Architecture degree from the University of Hawai‘i. He serves on the Hawai‘i Clean Energy Initiative’s Energy Efficiency Task Force, the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Chancellor’s Commission on Climate Change, and the UHM Sustainability Council. He assists the UHM administration on issues of sustainable building design and setting university energy goals.

His research, teaching and publications are focused in the areas of solar design and sustainable building design practices. In 2007 he received a national American Institute of Architects Eco-Literacy Award for combining his classroom teaching with community outreach. He was awarded the University of Hawaii, Hung Wo and Elizabeth Lau Ching 2008 Community Service Award. Students from his classes and lab have won the 2010 US Green Building Council’s Emerging Talent National Design competition and the 2012 UHM Student Team Excellence Award for their work from the Environmental Lab.