USACE Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) | Thomas Douglas
Douglas, Ph.D., is a research chemist and senior scientist at CRREL in Alaska. His research is focused on the environmental characterization of permafrost, snow, and ice to support infrastructure development and to understand the response of Arctic and sub-arctic terrains to climate warming.
NREL Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC) | Aaron Cooke
Cooke is an architect, project manager, and researcher at the CCHRC in Fairbanks Alaska. He designs, builds, and monitors experimental prototype buildings in challenging physical environments across Alaska, and has collaborated with design groups in Greenland, Russia, Canada, Scandinavia and Antarctica to test new methods of building durable and energy-efficient homes in the circumpolar regions.
TRIBN | Lars Nelson
Nelson is President of TRIBN and former Deputy Director of Housing in North Slope Borough. Born in Alaska and raised in Utqiagvik, he has been involved with Arctic projects professionally since 1999. He remains focused on project developments in the Arctic and helping guide ambitious solutions to real world applications.
Gerken, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the School of Integrated Sciences at James Madison University. His research focuses on the surface flux dynamics of water, energy, and trace gases between ecosystems and atmosphere and their impacts on weather and climate. He earned a Diplom (BSc & MSc equivalent) in environmental science and a doctorate in environmental and atmospheric science at the University of Bayreuth, Germany.
Taġiuġmiullu Nunamiullu Housing Authority (TNHA) | Griffin Hagle
Hagle is Chief Executive Officer at TNHA. Before joining TNHA, Mr. Hagle managed home-upgrade programs for the North Slope Borough. His passions include building science, workforce development, and communicating the benefits of healthy, sustainable homes for all.
North Slope Borough (NSB), Department of Planning and Community Services
Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC)
Beaufort Lagoon Ecosystems Long-Term Ecological Research (BLE-LTER)
Arctic Youth Ambassadors
Various projects led by ARC PIs have been supported by and/or collaborated with:
National Science Foundation
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik
The World Bank
La Biennale di Venezia
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
American Geophysical Union
American Institute of Architects
American Society of Landscape Architects
University of Virginia Environmental Resilience Institute
University of Virginia Jefferson Trust
University of Virginia Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation
University of Virginia Institute for the Humanities and Global Cultures
University of Virginia School of Architecture