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Architect Magazine: Education and the Performance Imperative

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In a recent interview with Architect Magazine, CGBC’s Ali Malkawi and Gordon Gill, founding partner at Chicago-based Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, discussed their CGBC-supported studio entitled “Zero Energy Residential High-Rise.” Taught in Spring 2017 at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the course’s integrated approach to design and data blended the expertise of Malkawi and Gill. The two spoke about the need for heightened climate awareness in architecture schools, and about how to prepare the next generation of practitioners to design for climate change. “This is a very critical moment,” says Malkawi, “where environmental considerations are becoming highlighted now more than ever. We have the capacity to [teach] this in a way that would allow a new generation to take those issues very seriously.” Read the entire interview here.