Perkins+Will Shares Findings at the “Future of Architectural Research” Conference

The 2015 Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) Conference “The Future of Architectural Research” will take place April 6-9, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, Illinois. The event is being organized by Perkins+Will and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The conference will address several important areas of architectural research: advanced materials and building technologies; environmental, energy and building performance factors; computational design; design delivery; social and behavioral research in design; building types and design methods; and research in practice and academia.

Perkins+Will researchers will share their findings on a variety of topics including:

April 7
Tyrone Marshall will present “Bi-Directional Thermo-Hygroscopic Facades: Feasibility for Liquid Desiccant Thermal Walls to Provide Cooling in a Small Office Building”
Janice Barnes will present “UCSF School of Medicine Workplace Research Project”
Jimmy Smith will present “Salahaddin University in Erbil”
Leo Alvarez, Dan Watch, Mark Joyner, and Regal Leftwich will present “Fundamental Science Building Research”

April 8
Elizabeth Turner will present “Integrating the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) into the Campus Master Planning Process”
Elizabeth Ward will present “Mission Zero Corridor”
Suzanne Drake and Michel Dedeo will present “Bridging the Gap: Transparency in Building Materials”
Leigh Christy, Diana Davis, Mark Walsh, and Brian Weatherford will present “The Innovation Incubator: Micro-Grants and A Culture of Innovation”
Shawna Hammon will present “Tall Wood | The Obstacles of Perception”

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