Embodied Energy and Design

Fri, Apr 22, 2016    9:30am

This event frames embodied energy—defined as the sum of all energy required to extract raw materials and then produce, transport, and assemble the elements of a building—in the context of broader design ecosystems and architectural issues.

This conference is free and open to the public, RSVP is suggested - RSVP here

light breakfast provided

OPENING

Introduction
9:30 a.m.
Amale Andraos, Dean, Columbia GSAPP
David Benjamin, Assistant Professor, Columbia GSAPP

Defining Embodiment
9:45 a.m.
Jorge Otero-Pailos, Associate Professor, Columbia GSAPP

Keynote
10:00-10:25 a.m
Michael Specter, Staff Writer, The New Yorker

SESSION 1: SCALE

MATERIAL
10:30-11:15 a.m.
Blaine Brownell, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, School of Architecture, University of Minnesota
Eben Bayer, CEO and Co-Founder, Ecovative

SYSTEM
11:25 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
Stephanie Carlisle, Associate and Environmental Researcher, KieranTimberlake
Sheila Kennedy, Professor of the Practice of Architecture, MIT, and Founding Principal, KVA MATx

SESSION 2: SPACE AND TIME

LOCATION
1:30-2:15 p.m.
Mason White, Associate Professor, University of Toronto; Partner, Lateral Office
Michelle Addington, Hines Professor of Sustainable Architectural Design, School of Architecture, Yale University

DURATION
2:25-3:10 p.m.
Jonathan Massey, Dean of Architecture, California College of the Arts
Forrest Meggers, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton University

SESSION 3: QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE

METRICS
3:20-4:05 p.m.
Michael Braungart, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Construction, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Vijay Modi, Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University

NARRATIVES
4:15-5:00 p.m.
Dirk Hebel, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Construction, ETH Zürich
Andrew Dent, Vice President, Library & Materials Research, Material ConneXion

CLOSING KEYNOTE

5:30-6:30 p.m.
Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture & Design, Director of Research & Development, Museum of Modern Art

Embodied Energy Introduction: Amale Andraos and David Benjamin