With the Fall 2015 Semester completed, keep checking back for updates soon showing off student work!
JOIN US IN THE STUBBINS GALLERY TODAY AT 5:30.
This exhibit includes work developed over the past four years, with students problem solving together in a seminar and design studio setting on how to expand 21st century housing options to meet the needs of changing urban demographics, sustainability targets and alternative energy requirements, all through smartly researched and elegantly designed urban housing and public space solutions.
LOCATED IN THE COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE - THE SHOW WILL BE UP THROUGH JANUARY 8TH
The United States Department of Energy reports that our buildings account for forty percent of all energy consumed nationally. Our focus on high performance buildings at the Georgia Tech College of Architecture aims to reduce that percentage and meet the rising demand for design and building performance professionals to evaluate the environmental impact of design decisions. Continuing a twenty-five-year trajectory of research leadership, Tech students and faculty are leading the way in design, and building simulation.
Our autumn semester is up and running - the fifth consecutive upper level design studio at Georgia Tech focused on housing, energy, demographics and urban settlement patterns.
We've just completed a visit to San Francisco where we joined friends at Resource Furniture, DPR Construction, AutoDesk and the University of California San Francisco as part of our collective work on the Architecture at Zero Urban Housing competition:
Special thanks to Eva, Amelia and Katia at Resource Furniture for sharing their new showroom, super cool furniture and providing lunch for us; Ted, Andrew and Jeremy at DPR for the fantastic walk through of their new, cutting edge, energy positive office space (be on the lookout for CV's!); Geraldine, Don and Margie for taking the time to show our studio and other interested parties the competition site on the UCSF Mission Bay Campus.
Be sure to see the Zero Energy Housing exhibit at the AIA National Convention in Atlanta, May 14-16.
We will be sharing work from the past year which demonstrates our ambitions related to housing and energy, and most importantly, the changing face of architectural education in relation to alternative energy capture, higher efficiencies, rapid evolution of upstream technologies and applications, and more robust software platforms. The definition of sustainability is evolving, moving to transform integral parts of architectural practice and education from a purely tectonic trajectory to a more thermodynamic comprehension of the design project in total.
Graduate students in High Performance Building and Architecture are working in teams this semester to develop proposals for new campus housing defined as Living/Learning Communities. We have 11 site under way.
This semesters class represents the most diverse group thus far, with students from Korea, Greece, Croatia, China, Turkey, India, and all parts of the US.
The work from the previous year serves as the foundation for advanced studies at all scales. We will challenge some of the assumptions made thus far, invent new ones where needed, and refine each proposal by describing in detail various systems and environments.