Suncica Milosevic (she/her)
ARCH 3213 Intensive Survey of Architectural History
ARCH 6213 Intensive Survey of Architectural History
Suncica (Sunny) Milosevic has 10 years of experience working in large- and small-scale architectural design firms in Chicago (Solomon Cordwell Buenz, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, Hirsch MPG, and Perkins and Will), where she worked on numerous typologies of both new construction and retrofit buildings, including mixed-use/residential high rises, hospitality, k-12 / high education, and senior housing facilities. She is currently working on her PhD. Her research focuses on sustainable and energy-efficient retrofits of historically significant existing buildings. Her passion for academia stems from her interests in researching methods that can contribute to continued and sustainable function and resilience of neglected, yet historically significant buildings and urban plans. She specifically focuses on different typologies of Brutalist style buildings and urban centers of the former Yugoslavia that are neglected and under threat of unregulated degradation or demolition due to their rapid privatization and disassociation with the former, yet deeply embedded socialist ideology in their design and organization.
Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies w/ High Honors, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2009
Master of Architecture, University of Cincinnati, 2013
Current PhD Student in Metropolitan Planning, Policy and Design, University of Utah
Architectural / Planning Design, History, Theory
Historic Preservation and Retrofitting
Sustainable Design, Building Systems and Technologies
Applied Research in Architecture and Planning
Selected Peer-Reviewed Articles
Milosevic, S., and Aksamija, A. 2022. “Sustainable Retrofit Strategies for an Existing Laboratory Building: Analysis of Building Performance”, Proceedings of Facade Tectonics Institute: Facade World Congress 2022, Los Angeles, CA, October 12-13.
Aksamija, A., Milosevic, S., Sanders, H., and Blakeslee, A. 2022. “Condensation Study of Windows: Comparative Analysis of Different Window Systems under Various Exterior Conditions”, Proceedings of Facade Tectonics Institute: Facade World Congress 2022, Los Angeles, CA, October 12-13.
Milosevic, S., and Aksamija, A. 2022. “Sustainable Retrofit Strategies for an Existing and Historically Significant Residential Complex: Environmental Response and Facade Performance Analysis.” In: Tufek-Memišević, T., Arslanagić-Kalajdžić, M., Ademović, N. (eds) Interdisciplinary Advances in Sustainable Development, Proceedings of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian American Academy of Arts and Sciences (BHAAAS) International Conference on Sustainable Development – ICSD 2022. Springer, Cham. Vol 529. pp. 237–252.
Milosevic, S., and Aksamija, A. 2022. “High-Performance Retrofit Strategies for Existing Science and Laboratory Buildings within Academic Institutions: Considerations and Design Strategies”, Perkins and Will Research Journal (PWRJ), Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 35-59.
Milosevic, S., and Aksamija, A., (2021). “Performance Study of a Historically Significant Brutalist Building: Thermal and Moisture Analysis of Building Skin”, Proceedings of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) 2021 Conference: Performative Environments, University of Arizona, April 7-10.