Associate Research Scientist
Masters of Landscape Architecture,
Outdoor Human Thermal Comfort Research: Includes the ongoing development and evolution of predictive model to assist urban designers in improving thermal conditions of outdoor spaces.
Sustainable Communities: Curriculum development research in planning, addressing water and energy conservation, air quality, waste cycling, and including concepts of bio-regenerative systems, industrial ecosystems and other means of environmentally sustainable community development. The objective is to develop course work that addresses these issues as they relate to regional and global practice.
Technology Transfer: Integrating energy, water and other resource conservations technologies and strategies into development projects. Working with architects, engineers, and planners to translate research into practice in ways that facilitate public understanding. Working with the community to encourage and facilitate the adoption of sustainable design practices into projects of various scales; from individual residences to neighborhoods, from suburban center to urban infill.
Masters of Landscape Architecture, University of Arizona, Environmental Psych. Minor, 1983.
Environmental Planning, University of Arizona, 30 credit hours Ph.D. level, 1982-1984.
Bachelors of Arts, Geography, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 1973.
Engineering Curriculum, West Liberty State College, Weirton, WV, 1967 - 1969.
University of Arizona, College
of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Dept. Soils, Water and Environmental
University of Arizona, College
of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture,
University of Arizona, College
of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Environmental Research Laboratory,
University of Arizona, 1983 - 1995.
University of Arizona, Interdisciplinary Planning Program, Adjunct Faculty, 1993 - 1995.
Planetary Design Corporation, Consultant/Contract Manager, 1988 - 1990.
University of Arizona, College of Agriculture, Landscape Architecture, Adjunct Faculty, 1984 - 1988.
Military: 1st Battalion Third Infantry, Honor Guard Company, Sentinel, Tomb of the Unknown, Rank E-4, Washington, DC, 1970-1971.
1999 Residential Energy Award, Association of Energy Engineers, 2nd Place, Agua Blanco Ranch Design. Tucson Arizona. Martin Yoklic, Designer.
11th International PLEA Conference Student Design Competition, Dead Sea, Israel. First Prize and Honorable Mention for Student Projects, Martin R. Yoklic, Instructor.
US Department of Energy, 1988 Energy Innovation Award for the Hodges Residence, Martin R. Yoklic, Project Designer.
Valley Forward Association, Phoenix, Arizona 1988. Environmental Action Award for the Solar Oasis a Summer Invitation, the Environmental Research Laboratory, Martin R. Yoklic, Project Coordinator.
Tucson Institute for Sustainable
Communities (TISC), Board of Directors, 1996 - Present
Tanque Verde School District, High School Site Selection Committee, 1999-2000
Boy Scouts of America, Cub Den Leader, 2000 - Present
Southern Arizona Green Building Alliance, Steering Committee, 1999
Tucson Coalition for Solar, TISC Representative, 1999
Arizona Solar Energy Association, Board of Directors, 1996 - 2000
Solar and Renewable Resource Adventure, Organizer, Fall 1996 - 1998
Tucson Energy Consortium Planning Committee, 1995 -1996.
City of Tucson, Cultural Planning Task Force, 1990 - 1991.
Solar Village Planning Committee, Pima County, 1988 - 1989, 1994 - 1996.
Carnegie Library Planning Committee, City of Tucson, 1989 - 1992.
Urban Landscape Committee, American Society of Landscape Architects, 1988 - 1994.
Land Use Planning Committee, American Society of Landscape Architects, 1988 - 1994.
City of Tucson Landscape Advisory Committee, 1990 - 1992.
Arizona Solar Oasis Foundation Executive Committee, 1990 - 1992.
Earth Materials Building Workshop, Organizer, Environmental Research Laboratory, 1990.
Third Earth Materials Conference, Coordinator, Environmental Research Laboratory, 1983.
Sustainable Design: A Planbook for Sonoran Desert Dwellings. E. Alduenda, D. Confer, J. Laswick, M.R. Yoklic. Tucson Institute for Sustainable Communities, Tucson 1999.
Mechanical and Electric Equipment for Buildings. 9th Ed. G. Stein and J. S. Reynolds. John Wiley and Sons, New York, 2000, pp. 240-244 and 312-316. (Chapter contributor)
Thompson, T.L., N.V. Chalfoun and M.R. Yoklic. Estimating the Performance of Natural Draft Evaporative Coolers. Energy Conversion and Management. Vol. 35, No. 11, pp 909-915, 1994.
Yoklic, M.R. Landscaping for Energy Conservation. Desert Plants. Vol. 3 - No. 3, p.119, 1981.
Conference Papers (peer reviewed published proceedings):
Yoklic, M. R., Randall, S. Midtown Green Retrofit Program Revisited. International Green Building Conference. US Green Building Council, Austin, Texas, November 13 -15 2002.
Yoklic, M. R., Bautz, C. Water, Landscape, and Urban Development: A case Study of Tucson, Arizona, USA. International Landscapes of Water: History, Innovation, and Sustainable Design, Politicnico Di Bari, Monopoli, Italy, September 26-29, 2001.
Yoklic, M. R. Climate Analysis and Comfort Simulation Tools: A Methodology for Urban Design in Arid Regions. Cooling Frontiers Symposium. ASU, Architecture and Environmental Design, Phoenix, AZ. October 4-7, 2001
Yoklic M. R. Integrating Community Based Research to Stimulate Neighborhood Reinvestment: A Prototype Green Retrofit Program in Tucson Arizona. Associated Collegiate Schools of Planning, Cleveland, OH. November 7-9 2001.
Yoklic, M. R. Human Thermal Comfort : A Catalyst for More Sustainable Urban Design. PLEA '01, Florianopolis, Brazil, November 7 - 9, 2001.
Yoklic, M.R., and M. Layseca. Earth Construction, Courtyards, Verandahs, and Cooltowers: An Arizona Ranch House with Middle East Vernacular. American Solar Energy Society. Anbuquerque, New Mexico. June 14 - 17, 1998.
M. Layseca, and M. R. Yoklic. Building Code Adaptations and Thermal Characteristics of Vernacular and Natural Building Systems in the Southwest USA. PLEA '98 Environmentally Friendly Cities. Lisbon, Portugal. June, 1998.
Yoklic, M. R. Interpreting Solutions to Environmental Issues: The Design of a Demonstration Garden to Address Ministry Level Agendas for Community Development in Saudi Arabia. Architectural Research Centers Consortium. Tucson, Arizona. April 26 - 28, 1996.
Yoklic, M.R. Urban Ecology
and the Didactic of Sustainability in Planning. Florence International
Conference for Teachers of Architecture, Florence, Italy. September,
28 - 30, 1995.
Yoklic, M.R., N.V. Chalfoun and G. Davis. The Botswana Technology Center: Energy Performance Modeling to Assist in the Development of an Innovative Commercial Building in Southern Africa. PLEA 11 International Conference on Architecture of the Extremes, Dead Sea, Israel. July 3-8, 1994.
Pinnas, J.L. and M.R. Yoklic. Perception of Pollen Allergenicity within an Urban Desert Community: A Model for Policy Determination. Proceedings of the American Academy of Allergy & Immunology. 1993.
Chalfoun, N.V., M.R. Yoklic and T.L. Thompson. Using the MRT, An Original Computer Model in Assessing Outdoor Thermal Comfort Strategies for the Arizona Solar Oasis Project. The First International Design for Extreme Environments Assembly, IDEEA ONE, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, November 12-15, 1991.
Yoklic, M.R., N.V. Chalfoun, T.L. Thompson, D. MacLeod and B. Myers. Planning for Visitor Comfort, Outdoors, at the United States Pavilion, EXPO '92. Proceedings of the Ninth International Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA), Architecture and Urban Space, Seville, Spain. September 24-27, 1991.
Hicks, N.G., T.L. Thompson, M.R. Yoklic, N.V. Chalfoun and K.J. Kent. Evaporative Cooling for Large Exhibition Spaces: A Methodology for System Design/Engineering Based on Human Comfort. Proceedings of the Ninth International Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) Conference, Architecture and Urban Space, Seville, Spain. September 24-27, 1991.
Chalfoun, N.V., M.R. Yoklic and K.J. Kent. Passive Solar and Energy Optimization for a Residential House Type in Tucson, Arizona: A Case Study for the Solar Village Project. ISES Solar World Congress, American Solar Energy Society, Denver, Colorado. August 17-24, 1991.
Chalfoun, N.V., T.L. Thompson and M.R. Yoklic. "MRT" Update: A Study on the Thermal Effect of Dry and Wet Paving and Landscape Materials on Restoring Human Thermal Comfort Conditions at Outdoor Spaces. ISES Solar World Congress, American Solar Energy Society, Denver, Colorado. August 17-24, 1991.
Yoklic, M.R., N.V. Chalfoun, L. Thompson and K.J. Kent. "MRT": An Original Computer Program for Predicting Thermal Conditions of Outdoor Spaces. Proceedings of 1st World Renewable Energy Congress, Energy and the Environment, Reading, UK. September 23-28, 1990, Volume 4, pp. 2244-2249.
Carter, S., M. Yoklic and C. Schaefer. Salt Tolerant Plants for Functional and Aesthetic Use. Segunda Reunion Nacional Sobre Halofitas, Memorias Tomo I, Cd. Obregon, Sonora, Mexico. Junio 22 al 24 de 1988.
Yoklic, M.R. Public Space Climate Control: A Solar Oasis For A Desert City. Proceedings of Passive Solar Architecture 1988, Bled, Yugoslavia. March 21-25, 1988.
Kessler, H.J., R.L. Medlin and M.R. Yoklic. Community Concepts for Living in Arid Regions--Solar Oasis. Proceedings of the Third International Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) Ecotechniques Applied to Housing, Mexico City, Mexico. August 6-11, 1984.
Professional Reports and
Yoklic, M.R., 1998, Outdoor Comfort at Magic World Theme Park, Dubai, UAE. Bechtel International.
Yoklic, M.R., Editor, 1997, Discovery Park, (a program summary document) Mt Graham International Science and Culture Foundation.
Yoklic, M.R., Editor, 1989, Ecology and the City Commons, Environmental Research Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
Yoklic, M.R., et al, 1987, Landscape Halophyte Catalogue, Environmental Research Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
Yoklic, M.R., Editor, 1986, Desert Seacoasts: An Integrated Vision of Community Productivity and Sustainability. Environmental Research Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
Yoklic, M.R., et al, 1985, Precepts for the Design of an Environment for the Aging. Robert Gibson, Desert Life Institute, Tucson, Arizona.
Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, Environmental Rowdah (meadow), A living exhibition of sustainable planning and community design concepts for the Saudi Community. Features include, passive cooling, aquaculture and bio-remediation of wastewater, drought tolerant landscape and irrigation, salt tolerant plant materials, and urban food production. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1994. Martin Yoklic, Exhibit Designer.
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, A series of 4 exhibits describing natural processes, including, the nitrogen cycle, photosynthesis, carbon in earths atmosphere, and soil metabolism and respiration. Portland, Oregon, 1992. Martin Yoklic, Exhibit Design.
The Summer Invitation, A major exhibit (6000 sq. ft.) introducing the Solar Oasis program to the City of Phoenix. Phoenix Civic Plaza, July and August, 1988. Martin Yoklic, Project Coordinator.
ERL's Solar Oasis Prototype. Tucson, 1985. Martin Yoklic, Design and Construction.
Population, Poverty, and Politics in the Middle East, University of Arizona Geography Symposium, "Population Growth and Environmental Challenges in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia", March 1993.
Arizona State University, College of Environmental Design, Tempe Arizona, Guest Lecturer, Cool Connections Design Studio, Fall 2000
Arizona State University, College of Environmental Design, Tempe Arizona, Guest Lecturer, Passive Solar Design Course, Fall 2000
University of Arizona, College of Architecture Planning and Landscape Architecture, Guest Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Design Studio, Fall 2000
University of California, Los Angeles, California, Guest Lecturer, Architecture Graduate School, Exposition Design, Fall 1990.
University of Baja California, Mexicali, Mexico, Guest Lecturer, Architecture and Environmental Design, 1990, 1989.
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, Guest Lecturer, Energy Efficient Planning and Design, Architecture Graduate School, 1987.
Hot Topic: Cool Conference 2 Conference, Tucson, Arizona. "From Alternative Technology to Healthy Communities: the Semantics of Sustainability", November 1999.
Arizona Solar Energy Association, "The Three Fronts of Sustainable Development in Tucson: Finge, Infill, and Neighborhood Retrofit". October 1999.
Desert Horticulture '94, "Outdoor Comfort and Sustainable Landscape Design", May 1994.
Energy Conservation Forum, Tucson Electric Power and University of Arizona College of Architecture, "Community Planning, Energy and Human Comfort", October 1992.
Taliesan West, Evening Under the Stars Lecture Series, "Sustainability and the Future of Desert Cities", May 1992.
Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) Study Tour, "Arizona Solar Oasis: The Future of Desert Cities", August 1991.
Arizona Planning Association Panel, "Solar Village: Tucson's Suburban Future", September 1990.
Arizona Planning Association Panel, "Future of Suburban Development in Arid Communities", September 1989.
American Society of Landscape Architects, Panel Chair, "Tomorrow's Urban and Suburban Spaces, Theory & Reality", Orlando, Florida, 1989.
Association of Energy Engineers, "Energy in the Arizona Solar Oasis", Phoenix, Arizona, April, 1989.
Xeriscape Conference, "Salt/Drought Tolerant Plants for Tucson's Future", Tucson, Arizona, 1988.
Arizona Planning Association Conference, panel member "Changing Downtown's Image, and Arid Regional Response", September 1988.
AIA, Arizona Chapter, Solar Oasis Technology as Applied to Arid Cities, September 1987.
Journal of Environmental Management,. Guest Reviewer, Fall 2000.
Phoenix Valley Forward Association: Jury Ninth Annual Environmental Excellence Awards Program, 1989.
Phoenix Arts Commission, Artist Selection Committee, Phoenix, AZ. Wastewater Treatment Facility, July, 1993.
University of Arizona, Instructor,
Planning 560, Preservation Planning, Spring 2002
University of Arizona, Landscape
Architecture Graduate Committee, Chairman for Ms. Christina Schaeffer,
La Cantera Center, Outdoor Comfort Technical Assistance, Alamo Architects, San Antonio, TX. PI, 20%, $40,000, 2003 - 2003.
Petaluma Junior High School, Passive Cooling Technical Assistance, KWOK Architects, Petaluma, CA, PI, 2%, $3500, 2002
Redhawk Revegetation Planning,
Pinnacle West Energy, Phoenix, AZ.
Zion National Park Visitors Center, Zion, Utah, Outdoor Comfort and Energy Performance, with National Renewable Energy Laboratory and National Park Service, PI, 5%, $10,500, 1995 -1996. Dedication, 2000
Estancia Yerba Buena, Environmental Consultant, for Civano Development LLC. Tucson, AZ. $10,250, 2000.
Lakeview Branch Library, Cooltower Technical Assistance, with Fields Devereau Arch. $3000, 2000.
Catalyze Tucson's Green Retrofit Program: A Midtown Prototype.. UA Community Partnership (Kellogg Foundation) Grant. Tucson AZ, PI, 10%, $25,000, 1999-2000.
YMCA's Triangle Y Master Plan, with Merry, Carnell, Schlect Arch. Tucson AZ. PI, 2%, $4800, 1999.
Rio Salado Park & Open Space Master Plan, with Walace, Roberts and Todd. Tempe, AZ, PI, 3%, $18,000, 1998.
Magic World City, Outdoor Comfort and Community Design, with Bechtel International, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, PI, 10%, $66,000, 1998-1999. (Client terminated fall 1998)
Magic World Theme Park Outdoor Comfort, with Bechtel International, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, PI, 10%, $60,500, 1997-1998.
Animal Foundation, Passive Cooling, with Holmes/Sabatini Assoc. Las Vegas, Nevada, PI, 2%, $1,800, 1997.
Wilderness Edge Wildlife Park, Kingman Arizona, Planning Consultation, Bechtel International, PI, $4,000, 1996.
DOE, Rebuild America Proposal, Tucson/Pima County Metropolitan Energy Commission, PI, $3,000, 1996.
Rest Stop Cooltower Assessment and Performance Improvements, Arizona Department of Transportation, Co-PI, 5%, $10,000, 1996.
Discovery Park, Technical Assistance, Discovery Park Foundation, PI, 10%, $50,000, 1996.
Discovery Park, Technical Assistance, Discovery Park Foundation, PI, 5%, $20,000, 1996.
Valley of Kings, Conservation Center, Luxor, Egypt, Technical Assistance, American Luxor Foundation, PI, $10,000, 1995 - 1996 (Canceled).
Oil Refinery, Jamnagar, India, Community Planning Consultation, Bechtel International, PI, 50%, $2000, 1995.
Rest Stop Cooltower Assessment and Performance Improvements, Arizona Department of Transportation, Co-PI, 5%, $10,000, 1995.
Arizona Public Service, Wastewater Mitigation with Halophytes, Co-PI, 5%, $47,000, 1995.
Discovery Park, Vision Planning and Technical Assistance, Discovery Park Foundation, Safford, Arizona, PI, 25%, $125,000 1994-96.
Fantasticks, Plant Materials Production for Movie Set, Co-PI, 2%, $40,000, 1994-95.
Sunnyslope Canal Master Plan, Outdoor Comfort and Planning, with Friedberg and Associates, Phoenix, Arizona and Phoenix Arts Commission, PI, 2%, $4,000, 1994-95.
Urban Oasis Plan, Sustainable Systems Technical Assistance, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, PI, $1,700. 1994.
Environment and Natural Resources Building, Environmental Systems and Energy Performance, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, PI, 5%, $15,000, 1994.
Lincoln School District, Site Planning and Building Energy Performance, with Wolff Lang Christopher Architects, Stockton, California, PI, 5%, $8,000, 1994.
Education Oasis Design and Construction, Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Planetary Design Corporation, Phoenix, Arizona, PI, 10%, $45,000, 1994.
Theme Park Outdoor Comfort, with Bechtel International, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, PI, 10%, $30,000, 1993.
Solar Oasis at the Phoenix Science Museum, with Cornoyer Hedrick, City of Phoenix, Arizona, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, PI, 10%, $17,000, 1993.
Environmental Learning Center, with Halprin and Associates, Irvine Ranch Water District, Irvine, California, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, PI, 10%, $17,000, 1993.
Riyadh Environmental Exposition, Program and Concept, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Development Authority, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, $25,000, 1991 - 1993.
Environmental Education Oasis Master Plan, Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Planetary Design Corporation, Phoenix, Arizona, $50,000, 1993.
Oregon Museum of Science
and Technology, Educational Exhibit Design, Exhibit Designer, 5%, $80,000,
Technology Center Headquarters Building, Site planning and energy performance; Botswana Technology Centre, Botswana, Africa, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, PI, 10%, $18,000, 1991-92.
Tucson Carnegie Library Master Plan, with Hargreave and Associates, San Francisco, California, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, PI, 10%, $20,000, 1991.
Scottsdale Arizona Canal Master Plans, Environmental/Human Comfort with Sasaki and Associates, Dallas, Texas, Planetary Design Corporation, Phoenix, Arizona, 1990.
Saudi Arabian Pavilion, Expo '92, Seville, Spain, Outdoor Comfort, with SITE, New York, Planetary Design Corporation, Phoenix, Arizona, 1990.
United States Pavilion, Expo '92, Seville, Spain, Outdoor Comfort Design and Evaluation, Barton Myers, Los Angeles, California, Planetary Design Corporation, Phoenix, Arizona, PI, 5%, $20,000, 1990.
Solar Village, Energy Performance Analysis, P&D Technologies, Tucson, Arizona, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, PI, 2%, $5000, 1990.
Urban Plaza at Deck Park, Plaza Thermal Comfort Evaluation, City of Phoenix, Arizona, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, PI, 2%, $10,000 1989.
Campus Planning, Energy, Comfort and Design Consultation, Saudi Arabia, Planetary Design Corporation, Phoenix, Arizona, 1988-1989.
Tucson Energy Office, Energy Analysis, Site and Building Performance Improvements, City of Tucson, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1988.
The Shops at Arizona Center, Assessment of Comfort in the Public Space Design, The Rouse Corporation, Planetary Design Corporation, Phoenix, Arizona, PI, 2%, $4,000, 1988.
Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning
American Society of Landscape Architects
American Solar Energy Society
International Solar Energy Society
American Planning Association