Chief Architect addresses American Institute of Architects
Angus Macdonald spoke at Architecture Exchange East 2019 hosted by the AIA in Richmond, VA. on 8 Nov. 2019. His talk is titled Sustainability the New Form Giver. This talk is a discussion of how the design requirements of 3 main sustainability factors can influence building appearance:
Making building construction sustainable through material choice and building design
Designing disaster resistant structures for safety and survival during extreme events: hurricanes, floods, storm surge, wildfire, and earthquakes
Architectural forms for integration of energy conservation and renewable power generation: passive solar, passive geothermal, active solar, rainwater harvesting.
During the discussion period, other architects in the group contributed their concepts for architectural forms pertinent to sustainability.