Historic Preservation

Evan Oskierko-Jeznacki

Research Associate

Evan Oskierko-Jeznacki graduated with honors from the Illinois Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and a specialization in architectural history and theory in 2013. He continued to practice as an architect in training at John DeSalvo Design architects before attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Design where he completed his Master of Science in Historic Preservation and Master of Environmental Building Design degrees with honors in 2016.

His focus during his time at Penn was building & environmental diagnostics, simulation, and embedded systems for building monitoring. Evan supplemented his academic work as a graduate research assistant investigating, simulating, and visualizing environmental behavior at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello with Professor Michael Henry, as well as designing and implementing a climate-based risk assessment and monitoring protocol for the adobe ruins at Fort Union National Monument, NM with Professor Frank Matero.

These interests and experiences directly influenced his graduate thesis, Recapturing the Breeze: Computational Simulation of Natural Ventilation in a Raised Creole Cottage which focuses on the application of state-of-the-art means and methods, including energy and computational fluid dynamic simulation, to historic structures to better understand and visualize their capability to maintain thermal comfort prior to the advent of modern mechanical systems.

Evan has continued to pursue his interests following graduation as a full-time research associate at the Center for Environmental Building Design and Architectural Conservation Lab and at PennDesign. He continues his work including implementing his research at Fort Union and studying regional embodied energy and resource flows for the nine county Delaware River Valley region, energy management protocol developing for the Penn campus, the application of embedded monitoring and diagnostic data analysis on projects within the region and abroad.

Evan will continue his research as a PennDesign Fellow in the Ph.D. in Architecture program in Fall of 2017.

  • In the field at Fort Union National Monument

  • In the field at Fort Union National Monument