Georgia Tech

Doctoral Symposium

Event Details

Date/Time:

  • Saturday, April 6, 2013 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Atlanta, GA

For More Information Contact

Lucie Andre (404) 894-1095

The inauguration of the Georgia Tech School of Architecture Doctoral Student Symposium is intended to identify critical intersections between research and design to inform and guide our future directions. New enabling and end-product technologies and the increasing sophistication of clients are being addressed by the growth of fundamental and translational research in design. This creates new opportunities and places new demands for the creation of an architecture that better represents and serves society and supports human well-being. The symposium is structured around distinct themes which resonate with major emphases of research and scholarship in our School: high performance buildings, design computation, evidence based design. The symposium aims to generate a focused and intense conversation with contributions from across the diverse fields of inquiry that animate the intellectual life of the School and the professional community. In this way, we hope to place in the foreground the creative tensions between rigor and imagination, research and design that are at the core of the School’s pursuit of innovation and integrity in architecture.

 

PANEL ONE [ 10.00 AM - NOON ] SETTING STANDARDS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDING DESIGN

A normative approach to building energy performance rating: foundation and verification 
Godfried AugenbroeGeorgia Institute of Technology 

Environmental Challenges and Impacts: The Development of a Regional Rating System
Ali Malkawi, University of Pennsylvania

The Arabian Building Boom: Sustainable Future or Madness?
Brian Wait, Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Lunch break [ 12.00 noon - 1.00pm ] 

PANEL TWO [ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ] FROM DESCRIPTION TO CONSTRUCTION

Post-Cartesian Geometry and Project Description
Dennis SheldenGehry Technologies and MIT

Towards an understanding of the nature of research and development in the context of building design and engineering practice
Marc Simmons, FRONT and Georgia Institute of Technology

Architectural form driven by structure
Chris WilliamsUniversity of Bath

Coffee break [ 3.00pm – 3.30pm ]

PANEL THREE [ 3.30 PM – 5.30 PM ] DESIGNING TO IMPROVE HUMAN PERFORMANCE IN HOSPITALS

Fort Belvoir Community Hospital – why is architecture important?
Col Charles CallahanMIL DOD CAPMED FBCH

Deliberate by Design: Interior Architecture and Design Development
Barbara DellingerHDR

Deliberate by Design: Form-making and Schematic Design
Jeff GettyHDR

Thriving in the age of value: Applying evidence to design
Craig ZimringGeorgia Institute of Technology