The University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture
Meadows Foundation Centennial Fellow in Architecture "Recent Work: Resisting the Myth of the Monolithic"
Location: Clearscapes 311 West Martin St. Raleigh, N.C.
Reception @ 6:30pm and lecture at 7:00pm
Many paradigms of architectural design rely heavily on formal abstractions such as solid-void building mass relationships and the conception of walls as a monolithic spatial boundaries capable of extrusion and deformation. These abstractions are often resisted by the realities of achieving buildable and high-performing building envelopes and their primacy in design thinking can be usefully augmented during the design conception of a project with other conceptual models, especially those derived from the ways we construct buildings. The inherently (and increasingly) layered condition of contemporary exterior envelope assemblies is one such example which has influenced the design expression of a series of recent projects designed by Gomes and Staub Architects
1. Understand how construction technique can be exploited during the design process to further building envelope efficiency and buildability.
2. Learn how intensity of use influences the balance between embodied and operating energy in sustainable building design.
3. Through case study experience, observe the spatial conditions and architectural expression as influenced by multi-layered, high performance building envelopes.
4. Understand how small projects are particularly appropriate for the study of boundary conditions.
5. Participate in question and answer session with presenter and facilitator.
Cisco received his undergraduate degree in Architecture at the University of Virginia and his Master in Architecture degree from Harvard University's School of Design. He worked for O'Brien/ Atkins Associates and Kenneth Hobgood Architects before starting his own practice, Gomes and Staub with partner Dabney Staub in 1999.
Each lecture provides CE Credit All are Welcome- Space is limited, so arrive early!