2011 - Daylight Symposium
DAYLIGHT PERFORMANCE TO INFORM ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN by Marilyne Andersen
Designing spaces that are able to balance human comfort, energy-efficiency and well-being in a given climate is a real challenge, yet a problem faced every day by architects and building designers., Within the overall framework of promoting linkages between the engineering and design fields, this talk will discuss new approaches in research and education that are being developed to better integrate building performance considerations in the architectural design process. Daylighting is chosen as a strategic focus for this effort, being inherent to architectural design and one of the main drivers of a building’s technical performance and resulting human comfort and health. The talk will present research and teaching perspectives for the recently founded Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Performance-Integrated Design (LIPID) at EPFL, which include new calculation methods, evaluation tools, instruments and metrics that aim to support this integration effort in the course as well as the lab environments.
Marilyne Andersen is an Associate Professor of Sustainable Construction Technologies at the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering of EPFL, and the Head of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Performance-Integrated Design (LIPID) that she launched in the Fall of 2010. Before joining EPFL as a faculty, she was an Associate Professor in the Building Technology Group of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning and the Head of the MIT Daylighting Lab that she founded in 2004. She is the author of more than 50 papers published in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences and the recipient of several grants and awards including: the Taylor Technical Talent Award granted by the Illuminating Engineering Society (2009), the Mitsui Career Development Professorship (2008) and the EPFL prize of the Chorafas Foundation awarded to her PhD thesis in Sustainability (2005).