Lecture: Stratton Newbert
Stratton Newbert, Buro Happold Engineering
As the demand for high performance buildings increases there has been a shift in the role of engineering and technology in the design process. Modern design tools and analytical capabilities improve the understanding of design decisions and enhance the visualization of these decisions. Early technical involvement in the design process informs building orientation and massing, allowing for greater integration with the building environment. The result is reduced energy consumption through efficient solar shading, improved natural light, and the use of renewable resources. Case studies include the recent expansion of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Living Building Challenge awarded Energy Lab at Hawaii Preparatory Academy, and the ongoing design on PNC’s new tower in Pittsburgh, which aspires to be the greenest tower in the world.