For design professionals today, we have entered a new era of design challenges - a time of transition in our need to confront complex and critical environmental issues of today and tomorrow.
In response to pressing design challenges that include turbulent economic conditions, deterioration of infrastructure and consequences of global warming, we have an opportunity to rethink traditional design methods and approaches to design problem solving in the built environment allowing for innovative solutions to evolving issues.
This forum will draw on the experience and vision of legacy design professionals in rethinking opportunities and directions towards synergy-oriented design that incorporates innovative concepts such as net zero energy technologies, effective use of embodied energy and material resources, and integrated structural solutions.
A thoughtful dialogue amongst all design professionals - students, researchers and practitioners - is sought to advance the current state of practice to new design paradigms in a time of change.
Jerome Hajjar , Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
Sponsored by ASCE/SEI Aesthetics in Design Committee
Chair:Peter Lee; Coordinating Members: Peter Quigley & David Shook