Designing the Next-Generation Facade for Human Performance

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Studies suggest that the building façade system can play a major role in enhancing employee health and well-being. This seminar will introduce participants to the human and environmental benefits of dynamic facades. Presenters, including keynote Vivian Loftness, FAIA, University Professor and Paul Mellon Chair in Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, and Phillip Anzalone, AIA, Professor of Architectural Technology, New York City College of Technology – CUNY, will discuss the importance of creating facades that ensure daylight without glare, natural ventilation in collaboration with mechanical systems, shading without the loss of biophilic views, facades that load balance from core to perimeter and day to night, and facades that integrate HVAC and renewable energies. Featured will be case studies from around the world, including the submissions of finalists named in the Metals in Construction magazine 2018 Design Challenge. It will conclude with the naming of the Challenge's $15,000 grand prize winner.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn the importance of creating facades that ensure daylight without glare, natural ventilation in collaboration with mechanical systems, shading without the loss of biophilic views.
  2. Become familiar with the research showing facades influencing gains in increased well-being of the human visual, endocrine, respiratory, and musculo-skeletal systems and the effect of these gains on decision-making and productivity.
  3. Be able to assess the advantages of dynamic facades over static facades in creating human and environmental benefits.
  4. Develop familiarity with the research showing facades influencing gains in increased well-being of the human visual, endocrine, respiratory, and musculo-skeletal systems, and the effect of these gains on human decision-making and productivity.

Credits:

3 AIA LU/HSW

 

 

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