Event Sunlighting for Architects

October 16, 2014 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

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Austin Center for Architecture
801 W. 12th Street
78701 Austin , TX

AIA Austin and its Building Enclosure Council (BEC: Austin) are very pleased to present a special half-day daylighting workshop with keynote speaker Lisa Heschong presenting the latest principles to optimize the energy performance and visual comfort from cost-effective top lighting and side lighting techniques in both new and retrofit construction. Also with case studies presented by Austin architects and UT School of Architecture Professors Adam Pyrek and Matt Fajkus.

Ms. Heschong is the author of the well-known book Thermal Delight in Architecture.    Her books will be available for sale at this event. 

Note: This in in lieu of BEC's October 1st lunch meeting.

Sunlighting for Architects, Lisa Heschong
Sunlight is a powerful source of illumination for building interiors.  In this two hour workshop, Lisa Heschong will cover the principles to optimize the energy performance and visual comfort from cost-effective top lighting strategies for new construction (especially via skylights), and new options to take better advantage of sunlight in buildings with existing windows, especially retrofit opportunities for office buildings.

Lisa Heschong is currently VP, Chief Building Scientist for TRC Energy Services.  Located in Sacramento California, Ms. Heschong spent 30 years as a registered architect, and has devoted her career to a balance between research, writing and building design.  She has served on the Board of Directors for the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and as Chair of the IES Daylight Metrics Committee.  She is especially well known for her research showing a link between daylight and student performance, and she was recently awarded the James Haecker Award for Distinguished Leadership in Architectural Research by the Architectural Research Centers Consortium.  She has a B. Sc. from UC Berkeley, a Master’s in Architecture from MIT, and is author of Thermal Delight in Architecture.

Introductory Comments, Adam Pyrek
Adam Pyrek received his masters degree from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London in Environment and Energy Studies and his Bachelor of Architecture degree from The University of Texas at Austin where he currently lectures. His professional career spans across Europe and USA, and includes work with Andersson•Wise, Cotera+Reed, and Santiago Calatrava.

The Science and Phenomenology of Light, Matt Fajkus
Matt Fajkus is a graduate of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas School of Architecture, where he teaches sustainable design studios and lecture courses on construction and lighting. He previously worked at Foster and Partners in London, and he also runs an award-winning architectural practice named MF Architecture.

October 16th, 8am - 12pm
3.5 LU/HSW

$65 Earlybird (Sept 15 - Sept 30)
$80 Standard (starting Oct 2)
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