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Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall


College of Environmental Design


WEEKLY LECTURE ON FRIDAYS: 10:00am to 11:00am, 112 Wurster Hall

This weekly lecture series will bring presentations by leaders in the Bay Area professional community on a variety of topics related to green buildings, offering perspectives from the fields of architecture, engineering, consulting, urbanism, and research. We have a stellar line-up of dynamic speakers who have been keynote speakers at a variety of venues - it is as if we are bringing the conference to you! So why not end the week with a bit of decompression by enjoying some insights from some of the leading professionals in our industry.

All Presentations are on Fridays from 10:00am to 11:00am. These presentations are open to the public. This colloquium is course #ARCH142/242 for students who wish to sign up for it for credit.


Week 1 - Aug 25
Gail Brager, Professor and Director, Center for Environmental Design Research
Design for Sustainability: an introduction

Week 2 - Sep 1
Lisa Matthiessen, Principal, Urban Fabrick
Drawdown: a holistic look at climate catastrophe mitigation

Week 3 - Sep 8
Chris Pyke, Chief Strategy Officer, Acclima
Disrupting the disruptors: evolution of green building in the era of Big Data

Week 4 - Sep 15
Naomi Porat, Principal, Alpha Group
The case for prefab modular multifamily housing

Week 5 - Sep 22
John Klopf, Principal, Klopf Architecture
Modernizing Midcentury Moderns: Recycling Homes For a New Generation

Week 6 - Sep 29
Bill Leddy, Principal, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
Designing for Change

Week 7 - Oct 6
Stephen Engblom,
Senior Vice President and Global Director, AECOM Cities
What’s next in making cities resilient?

Week 8 - Oct 13
Michelle Frey, Executive Director, Urban Land Institute San Francisco
The messy and transformative path of collaboration

Week 9 - Oct 20
Fred Clarke, Senior Design Principal, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Humanizing Infrastructure: The Salesforce Transit Center and Tower

Week 10 - Oct 27
No class

Week 11 - Nov 3
Liz Ranieri, Design Principal, Kuth Ranieri Architects
Harnessing resiliency

Week 12 - Nov 10
No class (Veterans Day)

Week 13 - Nov 17
John Straube, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo
The role of building science in sustainable building design

Week 14 - Nov 24
No class (Thanksgiving week)

Week 15 - Dec 1
Poster Session, 1st floor lobby, Wurster Hall


mdwylde@berkeley.edu