Credits: 1 AIA LU; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations.
This webinar is part of the Daylighting Academy.
This webinar will explore a variety of innovative strategies for designing commercial building spaces with enhanced daylighting and automated shading features, focusing on aesthetics, functionality, and energy-savings potential. In addition to a general overview of the concept of daylighting, the webinar will highlight two iconic New York City projects that successfully incorporated daylighting into their building design.
Stephen Selkowitz is a senior advisor for building science and the group leader of the Windows and Envelope Materials group in the Building Technology and Urban Systems Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. As an internationally recognized expert on window technologies, facade systems, and daylighting, he collaborates with R&D teams worldwide. He will discuss the overall benefits of incorporating daylight into the construction of modern building projects and will also present on the innovative use of daylighting in The New York Times building.
Victor Chang, MA Dipl Arch (Cantab), RIBA AIA, a partner at Grimshaw Architects, will present on the Fulton Center in New York City, an ambitious project where designers tackled the challenge surrounding the central architectural concept of redirecting natural light deep into a transit environment, and which features a dramatically skylit glass-and-steel pavilion approximately 140 feet square and 100 feet tall.
Matt Noblett, AIA, NCARB, is the partner in charge of the Behnisch Architekten Boston office and lectures extensively worldwide on sustainable architecture and design excellence. Matt will present on the John and Frances Angelos Law Center at the University of Baltimore, where daylight has a starring role. The design employs building skins of varying porosity and massing to represent the programs housed within the 190,000-square-foot, 12-story structure.
The presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion focused on how ambitious projects using daylighting address several key issues, including:
- Cost: What tradeoffs, if any, are required to achieve design excellence, functionality, and energy savings by incorporating daylighting features as a main element of these projects? Did daylighting design add costs that needed to be recouped in other areas of the project, or did it actually reduce overall costs?
- Regulatory barriers: Were there any regulatory or other legal barriers that the project needed to overcome? If so, what strategies did the design team use to overcome them?
- Drivers and data: Did the owner request the large-scale incorporation of daylighting features, or did the architects propose it? If the latter, what led to the suggestion of the particular design elements? Were daylighting benefits studied and/or quantified? If so, how?
- Design constraints and opportunities
Learning Objectives- After viewing this webinar, you should be able to:
- Define the aesthetic and energy-saving benefits of designing with daylight, as well as ways in which occupant well-being, safety, and productivity can be optimized.
- Describe several innovative daylighting design strategies employed in two high-profile projects.
- Discuss architectural considerations of incorporating daylighting design elements into modern buildings.
- Explain the basic focus of the overall design and construction process behind the highlighted projects.