BT Lectures

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Lectures are held at 12:30-2:00 p.m. in Room 7-431 unless noted.

Sep 11, 2017 - 12:30pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

Energy simulation may be a key to unlocking the energy conservation potential of new and existing buildings.  However, a number of barriers hinder the efficacy of this tool.  This talk highlights research aimed at chipping away these barriers.  Solutions range from improving its integration into an early design workflow to unearthing and improving sources of model inaccuracy, such as occupant behavior and urban context.

Oct 26, 2017 - 6:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

At the intersection of art, engineering and architecture “Light in the Public Realm” will explore James Carpenter’s focus upon the phenomenological qualities of light as a central organizing principle of the public realm. Using infrastructural, cultural and civic projects, James Carpenter will outline some of his firms’ innovative strategies that merge program, performance, structure and light to reveal the unique characteristics of a place and to embody a deeper collective experience of nature.

Nov 13, 2017 - 12:30pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

Franca Trubiano is Associate Professor in the Architecture Department at PENN Design and a Registered Architect with l'Ordre des Architectes du Quebec. She teaches in theories of building, environmental design, construction technology, emerging materials, integrated design, and high-performance buildings.

Nov 30, 2017 - 6:00pm
Lecture Hall 10-250

Leslie E. Robertson and SawTeen See, a husband and wife team of 35 years, will share some of the highlights of their collaborations with architects in the design of museums, pedestrian bridges, convention centers, and some of the world’s tallest buildings. 

Jul 16, 2018 - 9:00am
Kresge Auditorium

In July 2018, the annual Symposium of the IASS – International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures – will take place in Boston, an American hub of academics and innovation. Hosted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the symposium aims to bring together leading designers and researchers working in the fields of structural engineering and architecture from around the world.