Jan. 29, 2015

Contact: Brenda Flood

Cal Poly Hearst Lecture on Jan. 30 to Focus on Design and Energy

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Keil Moe, associate professor of architecture and energy at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, will speak on “Insulating Modernism” at 5 p.m.  Friday, Jan. 30, in the Business Building Rotunda (Building 3, Room 213) at Cal Poly.

Moe’s lecture, part of the College of Architecture & Environmental Design’s Winter Hearst Lecture Series, will focus on ideas about design and energy that are more ecologically and architecturally ambitious. His emphasis is on buildings as manifestations of large-scale energy systems.

At the Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Moe teaches and coordinates core design studios, seminars on forms of energy, and lectures on architecture and energy.

Moe is a registered practicing architect, researcher, author and recipient of numerous awards, including the 2013 Boston Design Biennial Award,  2011 Architecture League of New York Prize, 2011 American Institute of Architects National Young Architect Award, and numerous design awards for individual projects from the AIA.

He was the 2009-10 Gorham P. Stevens Rome Prize Fellow in Architecture and the 2012 Barbara and Andrew Senchak MacDowell Colony Fellow. This year he will become a member of the Arctic Circle expedition residency in Svalbard, a territory of Norway located at the northernmost tip of Europe.

Moe recently published “Insulating Modernism: Isolated and Non-Isolated Thermodynamics in Architecture.” He is also author of “Convergence: An Architectural Agenda for Energy,” “Thermally Active Surfaces in Architecture,” and “Integrated Design in Contemporary Architecture.” He was co-editor of “Building Systems: Design Technology & Society.”

The Hearst Lecture series is free and open to the public. The series is hosted by Cal Poly’s College of Architecture & Environmental Design through a grant from the Hearst Foundation.

For more information about the Winter Hearst Lecture Series

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