CGBC Research & Innovation Talks: “Architecture-d Materials for Envelope Heat Recovery”

The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities will present a series of Research & Innovation Talks. Given by members of the CGBC Research Team, talks will highlight and discuss projects underway at the Center.

On Tuesday, December 15th, CGBC Research Associate Sal Craig will present: “Architecture-d Materials for Envelope Recovery.”

1:15 pm – 2:15pm
20 Sumner Road, Room 1D
Lunch will be provided.
Talks are open to members of the Harvard community. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Jeff Fitton (

Salmaan Craig, Eng.D., Research Associate »

sal2Sal currently runs courses in materials science and energy at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and conducts research on new types of ‘architecture-d materials’ for the thermoregulation of future buildings. Salmaan studied Product Design before undertaking an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) hosted by Brunel University and Buro Happold consulting engineers. During this time, he designed and tested a biologically inspired material for protecting buildings from solar and ambient heat, while allowing them to cool through radiation to the sky and outer space. After completing his doctorate, Salmaan continued at Buro Happold as a Facade Engineer, specializing in the design of material systems in extreme climates, such as the perforated, multilayer dome of the Louvre Abu Dhabi. He then moved to the Specialist Modeling Group at Foster + Partners, continuing to develop his research interests in the context of a number of high profile building projects, such as the Masdar Institute, Apple Campus, and Bloomberg Place.