High-Performance Design and Execution: Principles to Application and Net Zero and the Design-Build Studio

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Keith Boswell, Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill,
James Rose, UT College of Architecture and Design
Energy and Environmental Sciences Directorate/Energy and Transportation Science Division
Governor’s Chair for High-Performance Energy Practices in Urban Environments: Seminar Series
Building 4500-N, Wigner Auditorium
Email: Karen Triplett

Keith Boswell is a specialist in designing and executing technically complex building systems, such as curtain walls, elevator systems, and special construction. He is actively engaged in the research and application of materials and systems for use in urban designs. Mr. Boswell’s presentation will focus on High Performance Design and Execution, which is more than just visual appearance – it is the integration of the science of physics with the science of materials.

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is one of the largest architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban planning firms in the world. Founded in 1936, SOM has completed more than 10,000 projects across 50-plus countries and are renowned for their iconic buildings and steadfast commitment to design excellence, innovation, and sustainability.

James Rose is a licensed architect and Interim Director of the Institute for Smart Structures and has co-authored numerous papers on building technology with colleagues at UT and ORNL. He has received numerous awards for his teaching and built work and was faculty advisor and architect of record for the 2011 UT Solar Decathlon team. Mr. Rose’s talk will highlight design-build projects that explore the intersection of passive and active technologies in net zero energy buildings, particularly the UTZero Prototype and the Living Light Solar Decathlon house.

Since 2008 the College of Architecture and Design at the University of Tennessee has embarked upon a series of design-build projects exploring the intersection of passive and active technologies in net zero energy buildings. Based in a multi-disciplinary studio environment and following a recursive method of design, build, evaluate, students and faculty have developed proven strategies for creating structures that produce more energy than they consume.



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