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Panelists:
William W. Braham, FAIA

Professor, Director Environmental Building Design, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Architecture, Swarthmore, PA

presenter photoWilliam W. Braham, PhD, FAIA is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, where he previously served as Chair, and is currently Director of the Master of Environmental Building Design and of the Center for Environmental Building + Design. He has worked on energy and architecture for over 30 years as a designer, consultant, researcher, and author of numerous articles and books. He recently published a book, "Architecture and Systems Ecology: Thermodynamic Principles for Environmental Building Design, in three parts" (2015). He also co-edited "Energy Accounts: Architectural Representations of Energy, Climate, and the Future" (2016), "Architecture and Energy: Performance and Style" (2013), and "Rethinking Technology: A Reader in Architectural Theory" (2007). He is currently working on a project called, The City Always Writes in the Plural: Narratives of Urban Self-Organization.

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Lance Hosey, FAIA

., ., San Diego, California

presenter photoAn internationally recognized authority on sustainable design, architect and author Lance Hosey currently chairs the design excellence program at Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED), where he oversees design for the San Diego office. From 2015-2017, Lance served on the national AIA Committee on the Environment Advisory Group, and he is the former chair of the USGBC's national LEED Advisory Committee. As of 2016, he is one of only thirty people in the world who are Fellows with both the AIA and the USGBC. He is the 2018 recipient of the AIA's Sarah Booth Conroy Prize. Lance’s latest book, 'The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design,' the first to study the relationships between sustainability and beauty, won a 2013 New York Book Show award, was a 2014 finalist for "Book of the Year" with the UK's Urban Design Awards, and in 2017 was listed among three dozen books “all designers must read” (Environmental Building News). Eco-pioneer John Elkington calls Lance “an inspirational guide to a future we can't wait to embrace,” and Builder magazine says Lance “is on a crusade to revolutionize what it means to be sustainable.”

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Varun Kohli, AIA

Principal & Sustainable Design Leader, HOK, New York, NY

presenter photoVarun Kohli is a Principal & sustainable design leader based in HOK’s New York office. He leads global design projects and is also responsible for all sustainable design and management efforts in the office. With over 20 years of experience, Varun has been a strong proponent of leveraging an integrated design process and environmental analytics to create smarter design solutions. He has led various award winning projects including an office complex in India, which was awarded the Asia-Pacific Regional Bronze Prize for sustainable construction by the Holcim Foundation in 2008. In 2010, Varun was honored with a Professional Achievement Award by the Society of Indo-American Engineers and Architects based in New York. He sits on numerous committees and boards including the advisory board for Architect & Interiors magazine in India. He also currently serves on the AIA Committee on the Environment advisory group. Varun has taught courses at Harvard GSD and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and also participated in various events at City College of New York, University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. A frequent speaker at industry events, he has presented papers at international conferences including PLEA, PALENC and Indian Green Building Congress. Varun holds a M.Sc. degree in Sustainable Environmental Design from the AA School of Architecture in London and a B.Arch from the City College of New York.

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Moderator: Tate Walker

Director of Sustainability , OPN Architects, St. Paul, MN

presenter photoTate Walker, AIA, LEED Fellow, is the Director of Sustainability at OPN Architects and leads projects and initiatives across the firm’s four offices. His experience is rooted in the architectural design process, but also includes program and project management, and the development of technical guidelines for high performing buildings. He has served many organizations over the course of his career, including cities and universities, AIA’s Committee on the Environment and the USGBC’s Energy & Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group. Tate firmly believes that the nexus between architecture and energy provides leadership opportunities for architects as creative problem solvers, particularly for those willing to stretch their practice beyond its traditional boundaries.

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FR301 Building Skins: Convergence of Beauty & Thermodynamics

calendar6/22/2018

clock8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

1.00 LU HSW RIBA

clockJavits Center

clockRoom 1E09

address iconW 35th Street & 11th Avenue

High-performance buildings are more relevant today than ever before, and building skins are a large contributor to this performance. They represent the transitionary zone between external and internal environments, continuously negotiating the dynamics of energy transfer. Buildings skins are also a primary medium of design expression and aesthetics.

In this session, you'll learn how imperative it is for the design community to re-examine the definition of aesthetics. You'll hear how the convergence of performance and aesthetics affects the current context of emerging technologies, increasing performance goals, and emphasis on occupant comfort and health.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn why redefining aesthetics to include performance qualities is essential.
  2. Use real project examples to understand a tangible design process that truly integrates design and aesthetics.
  3. Discover available software and design tools that assist in an integrated and parametrically driven process.
  4. Explore the impact of passive design strategies as well as current and future façade technologies on both building energy use reduction and indoor occupant comfort.

Panelists:
William W. Braham, FAIA

Professor, Director Environmental Building Design, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Architecture, Swarthmore, PA

Lance Hosey, FAIA

., ., San Diego, California

Varun Kohli, AIA

Principal & Sustainable Design Leader, HOK, New York, NY

Moderator: Tate Walker

Director of Sustainability , OPN Architects, St. Paul, MN

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