2018 Keynote Speakers

2018 ARCC-EAAE International Conference
Architectural Research for a Global Community

May 16-19, 2018  |  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hosted by Temple University in partnership with Jefferson University and Drexel University
Chair: Kate Wingert-Playdon, Temple University

Billie Faircloth, Partner, Research Head, Kieran Timberlake Architects

Billie Faircloth leads a transdisciplinary group of professionals leveraging research, design, and problem-solving processes from fields as diverse as environmental management, chemical physics, materials science, and architecture. She fosters collaboration between disciplines, trades, academies, and industries in order to define a relevant problem-solving boundary for the built environment.

Billie oversees the deep investigations that initiate and inform each project at KieranTimberlake. During design, she guides teams in questioning and answering through empirical experiments, prototypes, and custom analysis tools created by the research group. She participates in the development of technology to inform high-performance design, including Wireless Sensor Networks, Predictive Temperature Modeling tools, and Tally™, an application for Revit that provides accurate life-cycle data and reporting tools to designers. She is leading the development of Ideal Choice Homes, an affordable, quick-to-build housing solution for India.

Billie lectures at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design and Harvard Graduate School of Design, and is a Visiting Professor at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Prior to joining Kieran Timberlake, she was an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, where she instructed research studios exploring applications for conventional and emerging material technologies and conducted seminars on emerging construction and fabrication technologies.

Sean Griffiths, Professor, University of Westminster:

Sean Griffiths is the director of the provocative art-architecture collaborative FAT whose design work and art projects have been widely and internationally published, exhibited and discussed. Besides his prolific architecture and design projects, art work, media work and his regular curation of group exhibitions and installations, Sean Griffiths has taught extensively both in this country and as visiting critic and professor and as invited lecturer in institutions around the world. He has also contributed to books, journals and magazines worldwide.


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