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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.

Introduction
9:30AM
Amale Andraos, Dean, Columbia GSAPP
David Benjamin, Assistant Professor, Columbia GSAPP

Defining Embodiment
9:45AM
Jorge Otero-Pailos, Associate Professor, Columbia GSAPP

Keynote
10:00AM
Michael Specter, Staff Writer, The New Yorker

Session 1: Scale

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

System
11:25AM-12:10PM
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
1:30-2:15PM
Mason White, Associate Professor, University of Toronto; Partner, Lateral Office
Michelle Addington, Hines Professor of Sustainable Architectural Design, School of Architecture, Yale University

Duration
2:25-3:10PM
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
3:20-4:05PM
Michael Braungart, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Construction, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Vijay Modi, Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University

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

Closing Keynote

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

Organized by David Benjamin, GSAPP. Sponsored by Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®.

This conference is free and open to the public. RSVP here.

Embodied Energy Introduction: Amale Andraos and David Benjamin