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Solar Decathlon China 2021: Adaptive Building Envelope Panel Discussion

Solar Decathlon China 2021: Adaptive Building Envelope Panel Discussion

Friday, October 8, 2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Faculty and alumni of Jefferson’s College of Architecture and the Built Environment, along with partners at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University and Zhejiang University/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (ZJU-UIUC) Institute will discuss the vision and challenges of developing an integrated, adaptive building envelope for a Solar Decathlon competition entry that is being constructed in Zhangjiakou, China, in September 2021. Graphical material and video documentation will supplement the panel discussion.

Kihong Ku, Y-Project Faculty Advisor for Adaptive Façade Design
Dr. Ku is an Associate Professor and Director of the PhD in Architecture and Design Research Program at Thomas Jefferson University. He has doctoral and master’s degrees in design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and bachelor's and master’s degrees in architectural engineering from Seoul National Unviversity. His research has been funded by various public and private funding entities including NCARB, NIOSH, Skanska USA Building, Virginia Tech, and Philadelphia University.

Marco Cimillo, Faculty Lead of Y-Project, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching of the School of Design at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. He was awarded his Master’s Degree in Architecture and PhD in Environmental Design by Sapienza University of Rome and is also a fully registered architect, a LEED Green Associate and a member of IBPSA (International Building Performance Simulation Association) and SITdA (Italian Society of Technology of Architecture).

Cristoforo Demartino is an Assistant Professor at the Zhejiang University/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Institute at the Zhejiang University, International Campus. He is also Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S. Dr. Demartino is particularly interested in structural engineering with a multidisciplinary approach, with an emphasis on investigating the dynamic behaviour of structures under natural and man-made loading.

Olivia Birritteri, facade team student lead of the Y-Project, is a recent B.Arch graduate from the College of Architecture and the Built Environment at Thomas Jefferson University. She is currently employed at Stanev Potts Architects, who participated in the Solar Decathlon China as advisors to the facade team. Olivia is interested in the exploration of architecture through materials, modeling and methods of fabrication that guide her design process.

Cynthia Baublitz, student member of Y-Project adaptive façade team, is a recent B.Arch graduate from the College of Architecture and the Built Environment at Thomas Jefferson University. She is interested in the fabrication of materials within the built environment and is experimenting and testing with different methods and techniques to find new material strategies including textiles.

Matthew Ledner, student member of Y-Project adaptive façade team, is an M.S. Sustainable Design student at Thomas Jefferson University. He recently graduated from the Bachelor of Architecture program. He is drawn to the technical aspects of design and fabrication of the built environment, and enjoys analyzing architectural tectonics in relationship to the environment through experimentation.

Mengfan Jin, Student Team Coordinator of Y-Project
Mengfan is a PhD student and Teaching Assistant at XJTLU. She was awarded her Master’s Degree in Sustainable Environmental design in architecture by the University of Liverpool. Her main research interest is the energy modeling of existing buildings.

Xi Chen, Student Lead of Y-Project
Xi is a PhD candidate and teaching assistant the School of Design at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. She was awarded the Master’s Degree in Sustainable Architecture Studies in the University of Sheffield. Her research focuses on the energy retrofit of the existing residential building stock in Jiangsu Province, China.