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Thursday, May 12 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Pillars of Sustainable Education: Harnessing the Power of Student-Led Design
TRACK: Place + Locus

Learn how universities are teaming with local non-profits to execute community-based projects, expand learning opportunities for students through professional engagement activities, and create a pathway for the next generation of architects to learn about and thrive in the industry. Seven university programs from five countries received a grant from Pillars of Sustainable Education, a $1.5 million program created by Alcoa Foundation.  Administered originally by Architecture for Humanity and more recently by the International Living Future Institute, the goal of the program is to support graduate education in sustainability and to explore the use of sustainable materials in architecture and community design. Professors and students from three universities, Georgia Tech, Carnegie Mellon, and Purdue will present their projects and outcomes.

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Kathleen Smith

Vice President, Living Building Challenge, International Living Future Institute
As Vice President of the Living Building Challenge, Kathleen oversees all aspects of the program including its continued evolution as the most innovative green building standard in the world.  In addition, she leads the Institute’s strategic and technical consulting services with... Read More →

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Artur Vasconcelos Cordeiro

PhD Student, University of São Paulo
Artur is architect and works at São Paulo City Hall as technical advisor of the public network of digital fabrication laboratories Fab Lab Livre SP. He is involved in the democratization of access to digital fabrication. Artur has a master degree and currently is a doctoral student... Read More →
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Lucas Kanyó Dutra

PhD Student, University of Toulouse, France
As architect since 1999, Lucas Kanyó has participated as owner of an architecture office on many temporary constructions in Brazil. Since 2014 he collaborates with the NOAH Research Group in the Apis Project – Emergency bathrooms for use following rain-related disasters. In this... Read More →
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Michael Gamble

Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology
Michael is a registered architect, director of graduate studies at Georgia Tech’s School of Architecture, and creative director at Gamble + Gamble Architects in Atlanta.   His design-driven research operates at a variety of scales, from house to city, with emphases on innovation... Read More →
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Iason Konstantzos

Civil Engineering PhD Student, Purdue University
Iason Konstantzos is a senior PhD student and Research Assistant in the School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University. His research interests include daylighting, glare and other aspects of visual comfort and energy in buildings. He completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees... Read More →
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Marina Lima Medeiros

Architect MSc. in Urban Design, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Marina Lima Medeiros (MSc in Urban Design at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian architect and teacher at Ibirapuera University. Since August 2015, she takes part as a voluntary researcher at NOAH Research Group in University of São Paulo - lead by Professor... Read More →
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Alice Truscott

Program Manager, Alcoa Foundation
Alice is a program manager at Alcoa Foundation where she manages the signature environmental programs portfolio. In addition, she works with Alcoa regional leads in Australia, Europe, Guinea, Iceland and Russia to design meaningful local grantmaking investment plans. Alcoa Foundation... Read More →

Thursday May 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Westin: Puget Sound