Designing Sustainable Solutions for a Better Built Environment

With mounting evidence of the impact of human activity on the global climate, the built environment is increasingly understood as a critical site for applied and conceptual research in questions of energy and ecology. In light of the increasing imperative … Read more

Paving the Way for Circular Architecture

This event will take place in-person at 12pm noon ET in 112 Stubbins, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy St.

How can digital transformation be the catalyst for a shift towards circular architecture? The construction sector is known to be fragmented, with … Read more

On Natural and Artificial Optimization

For centuries engineers have taken inspiration from nature for design and problem solving. Today’s computing capabilities present the possibility to approach design optimization not from the perspective of imitating existing natural forms, but from the perspective of deploying effective algorithms … Read more

Residential Energy Consumption and NREL Resources

Buildings are responsible for the majority of electricity consumption in the U.S. and are a substantial contributor to carbon emissions. Understanding how buildings use energy and how that may change in the future is important for utilities, governments, and other … Read more

Eco Folly Exhibition Opening Reception

Environmental implications ground the twelve projects of this exhibit, which is the outcome of a studio and seminar jointly taught by a designer and a historian, Professors Grace La Professor of Architecture and Principal of LA DALLMAN, and Erika Naginski, … Read more