Galen Cranz
Professor of Architecture
Department of Architecture
(510) 658-9330

Research Expertise and Interest

architecture, sociology of space, urban parks, Alexander Technique, chairs, ergonomics, somatics, body conscious design, social research methods for architecture and urban design, ethnography, programming, post occupancy evaluation and assessment, sociology of taste, housing for the elderly


Sociology of space; chairs, seating and body-conscious design; ergonomics/somatics, Certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, a system of posture and movement; architectural consultant on parks and public space; housing for the elderly; ethnography for designers and architectural programming; post occupancy evaluation research; aesthetic taste; writer; designer; learning-centered educator.

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