Events

Research Based Design Initiative Spring Symposium
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:30am to Friday, May 25, 2018 - 1:30pm
Research Based Design Initiative Spring Symposium

Portland State University School of Architecture Presents
Research Based Design Initiative Spring Symposium: Designing for Performance: High-Tech Meets Low-Tech

In this symposium, architecture firms participating in the School of Architecture's Research Based Design Initiative, with their student research teams, present collaborative research projects and discuss the role of computer-aided research in design.

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Morning Workshop, 9:30 to 11:45am

Focus on the Occupant: Pre- and Post-Occupancy Evaluation
Heather DeGrella of Opsis Architecture, with student presenters Gwen Ward, Jenny Rodriguez, and Wayny Le, Master of Architecture candidates 2019

Tightening the Feedback Loop: How Parametric Modeling Tied to Performance Analytics Can Inform Design Decisions
Scott Mooney and Stan Barter of SRG Partnership, with Matt Sedor, PSU Master of Architecture alumnus (2013)

Designing with Data: Intelligence and Evolutionary Based Design
Sean Wittmeyer and Jonah Hawk of ZGF Architects, with student presenter Amy Peterson, Master of Architecture candidate 2018

Keynote Lecture, 12 noon to 1:30pm

Eike Roswag-Klinge, Technical University of Berlin
"Natural Building Lab: Constructive Design and Climate Adaptive Architecture"

Eike Roswag-Klinge is the founder of the Natural Building Lab at the Technical University of Berlin and co-initiator of ZRS Architecture and Engineering (2003). With his teams he undertakes research, planning and realization projects in diverse global contexts with a focus on holistic, climate adaptive design solutions that allow the reduction of technology. The focus of current research is the development of healthy low-tech building shells that can control humidity levels through the use of natural building materials such as earth and timber, as well as the development circular construction elements.

As co-founder of the DieNachwachsenseStadt Network, he pursues the resource positive development and densification of urban contexts with a focus on Berlin. Eike Roswag-Klinge and ZRS have been recognized by a number of international prizes and awards including the Aga Kahn Award for Architecture 2007, the KAIROS European Kulturpreis 2015, the Holcim Award in Gold 2011 Asia-Pacific and the BDA-Preis Berlin.

Portland State University School of Architecture’s Research Based Design Initiative is made possible by a grant from the Oregon Community Foundation and participating firms, SRG Partnership, ZGF Architects, Opsis Architecture, Bassetti Architects, Bora Architects, and Hacker Architects.

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Free and open to the public.

Attendees can earn 3 AIA CES HSW learning units.




Shattuck Hall Annex
1914 SW Park Avenue
SW Broadway at Hall Street
School of Architecture
Portland State University
www.pdx.edu/architecture