Biography

Professor Böttger’s interests lie at the intersection of structural materials engineering and architecture, and she created and has been directing the Architectural Engineering minor program within the Department of Art + Architecture. She has also taught international immersion courses and project courses in which students work with community partners. She joined the new Engineering program curriculum development efforts in 2015, became interim director in 2018, and will be the first chairperson of the department.

Böttger has been a teacher for 20 years. In her architecture and engineering courses at USF, she emphasizes low-carbon, environmentally sustainable approaches to designing for the built environment, and especially the effect of these decisions on under-served communities. She doesn’t separate good design from seeking social justice.

Appointments
Chair, Dept of Engineering (2020- )
Interim Director, Engineering program (2018-2019)
Promotion to Associate Professor (2017)
Program Director, Honors in ARCD (2015-2019)
Program Director, Architectural Engineering minor (2012- )
Program Director, Architecture & Community Design (2012-2017)
Education
MArch, MS, Structural Materials Engineering, UC Berkeley
BS, Civil Engineering, UC Berkeley
Research
Structural materials engineering
Seismic strengthening techniques for natural building material construction
3D laser scanning for structural analysis and documentation
Engineering education
Awards & Distinctions

USF Faculty Service-Learning Award, 2018