Alan and Terri Spoon Professor of Architecture and Climate
Department of Architecture, MIT
Opening Keynote: Close Hauled - Preparing Architects for the Energy Transition
Christoph Reinhart is a building scientist and architectural educator working in the field of sustainable building design and environmental modeling. At MIT, he is the director of the Building Technology Program and head of the Sustainable Design Lab (SDL), an interdisciplinary group with a grounding in architecture that develops design workflows, planning tools, and metrics to evaluate the environmental performance of buildings and neighborhoods. He is also a managing member at Solemma, a technology company and Harvard University spinoff, and served as strategic development advisor for MIT spinoff mapdwell until it joined Palmetto Clean Technology in 2021. Planning tools originating from SDL and Solemma are used in practice and education in over 90 countries.