Faculty Notes for February 2012
Professor of Architecture Georgia Bizios and Architecture Alumna Katie Wakeford’s book “Bridging the Gap: Public-Interest Architectural Internships” was reviewed by AIACC. Read the review at: http://aiacc.org/2012/02/16/bridging-the-gap-public-interest-architectural-internships/
Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture Andrew Fox was profiled on Raleigh Obscura. Read the profile at: http://raleighobscura.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/andy-fox/
Architecture Professor Patrick Rand delivered two invited presentations to architects attending the Kansas Masonry Institute in Kansas City on February 1, 2012.
The “Masonry Sustainable Design: Beyond LEED” presentation focused on “how masonry can contribute to sustainable design in general, how it has qualified under LEED™, and how current developments in green rating systems are opportunities and challenges for designers.” Rand’s presentation established key concepts regarding Life Cycle Assessment, and identified strategies that LEED currently does not reward.
Rand’s second presentation focused on “Embodied Energy & Carbon Dioxide ‘Costs’… Masonry vs. other Cladding Materials” and Rand discussed his recently completed research concerning life cycle assessment which focuses on the energy and carbon dioxide needed to manufacture and maintain common exterior wall materials. The presentation also reviewed AIA 2030 goals regarding Life-Cycle Assessment, which were then applied to the analysis of embodied energy and embodied carbon of exterior wall materials.
Former Ph.D. student Umut Toker (Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at California Polytechnic State University) of Professor of Architecture Emeritus Henry Sanoff has written a book on Community Design. “Making Community Design Work” was published by the American Planning Association