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Friday, May 13 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
The Ideas Competition for the First Living Building at Georgia Tech: What We Learned
Track: Case Studies

The Georgia Institute of Technology just concluded a remarkable ‘Ideas Competition’ exploring how to make Living Building Challenge certified buildings affordable and replicable in the hot, humid South. Given an entire precinct of campus as a potential site, three selected teams were challenged to produce specific design proposals testing how a building providing labs, classrooms, and offices could be integrated into a restored landscape on a modest budget. Georgia Tech’s staff, faculty, and students observed throughout, with the School of Architecture’s design studios paralleling the competition. What’s been learned will inform the ongoing design of the Living Building at Georgia Tech. 

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Speakers
avatar for Brian Court

Brian Court

Partner, Miller|Hull
A partner with The Miller Hull Partnership, architect Brian Court's award-winning body of work includes challenging design opportunities in the single and multi-family residential, urban infill, higher education and waterfront arenas. Brian led the design of the Bullitt Center--one of the most energy efficient buildings in the world, targeting Living Building certification. Brian is highly sought after to share his... Read More →
avatar for Joe Greco

Joe Greco

Principal, Lord Aeck Sargent
As president of Lord Aeck Sargent (LAS), Joe Greco leads the design efforts for many of the firm’s projects. A 25-year veteran of LAS, he promotes the firm’s core design values through his ability to integrate functional and technical program requirements into elegant design solutions. As a LEED Accredited Professional, Greco champions the firm’s sustainable design goals, espousing that responsive design must minimize the... Read More →
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Paula McEvoy

Associate Principal, Perkins+Will
As Co-director of Perkins+Will’s firmwide Sustainable Design Initiative, Paula McEvoy assures that sustainable ideas are an integral part of the firm’s projects and practices. She coordinates sustainability efforts across the international firm's offices, teaches sustainable design workshops and speaks frequently on sustainable construction, business practices and visioning. She has been instrumental in defining sustainability at... Read More →
avatar for Z Smith

Z Smith

Principal, Director of Sustainability & Building Performance, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
Z Smith is Principal and Director of Sustainability and Building Performance at Eskew+Dumez+Ripple. His built work includes academic, laboratory and residential buildings earning LEED Gold and Platinum certification, a winner of the 2015 AIA COTE Top Ten Award, the 2015 RAIC Green Building Award, the 2014 AIA Firm Award, as well as Living Building Challenge projects. He brings training and experience in physics (S.B., MIT) and engineering (PhD... Read More →
avatar for Howard S. Wertheimer

Howard S. Wertheimer

Director, Capital Planning and Space Management, Georgia Institute of Technology
Howard Wertheimer, FAIA, LEED AP, Director of Capital Planning & Space Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Howard has strategic oversight of the Campus Master Plan, Landscape Master Plan, Historic Preservation Plan, campus-wide sustainability initiatives and most things visually exposed. As part of the Space Management portfolio, Howard has strategic oversight of almost 15 million square feet of space in 200 buildings on 400... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Westin: Cascade 1