Performance and Style 2012

Architecture and Energy

Architecture and Energy: Performance and Style (pre-order from Routledge, May, 2013) This volume includes refinements of the presentations made at that event and some additional essays solicited to address other aspects of the topic. Style is something of a forbidden term among contemporary designers, and this collection is meant to provoke a reconsideration of the [...]

Architecture and Energy 2012 – Videos

  The Symposium was divided into three themed sessions: Systems, Style, and Performance. Each of the three sessions featured four speakers and concluded with a moderated segment for questions, answers, and expansions on the presentations. Video recordings of individual lectures can be found at the addresses listed with each talk, and the whole symposium is available [...]

Live Streaming

The 2012 Architecture and Energy event Performance and Style was streamed live through the TC Chan Center. It may also be seen on archive.


ON-LINE REGISTRATION Public Symposium: Architecture and Energy: Questions about Performance and Style Meyerson Hall. School of Design. University of Pennsylvania 1:30 PM   Welcome/Introductions 2:00 PM  Session 1: Moderator: TBD William W. Braham    Architecture, Style, and Power Kiel Moe                         Forms of Energy [...]


Thomas Abel Tzu Chi University, Taiwan William W. Braham University of Pennsylvania Dean Hawkes Cardiff University and Cambridge University   David Leatherbarrow University of Pennsylvania Vivian Loftness Carnegie Mellon University Ali Malkawi University of Pennsylvania Kiel Moe Harvard University John Thackara Doors of Perception Franca Trubiano University of Pennsylvania Simos Yannas Architectural Association, London Richard [...]

William W. Braham

Dr. William W. Braham FAIA is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is Director of the Master of Environmental Building Design. He received an engineering degree from Princeton University and an M. Arch and Ph.D. Arch. From the University of Pennsylvania, where he has taught since 1988. At Penn he [...]

Dan Willis

Dan Willis is a Professor of Architecture and Science, Technology, and Society at Penn State University. Willis is a practicing architect and artist, and a past winner of the Hugh Ferriss Prize for architectural drawing. Between 2002 and 2009, he served as the Department Head of Architecture at Penn State. He is the author of [...]

Simos Yannas

Director of the Environment & Energy Studies Programme at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, where he is responsible for the MSc and MArch in Sustainable Environmental Design and the AA School’s PhD Programme. He has been involved in environmental design research and teaching since the late 1970’s, has lectured in many countries [...]

Franca Trubiano

Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania. She is a registered architect with research areas in construction technology, materials, tectonic theory, and architectural ecologies. While teaching design studios and electives, she also teaches ‘construction’ with the aim of re-conceptualization its curricular structure given the larger professional demands of ‘integrated practice.’ She has taught most recently at the [...]

John Thackara

He studied philosophy, and trained as a journalist, before working for ten years as a book and magazine editor. John was the first Director (1993-1999) of the Netherlands Design Institute. He was programme director in 2007 of Designs of the time (Dott 07) a new biennial in North East England. In 2008 he was commissioner [...]