2020 AIA/ACSA Intersections Research Conference: CARBON


See the material innovation happening in top architectural research labs across the country and how they’re being implemented in pilot projects. From low-carbon concrete, to algae walls that absorb CO2, to straw-based panels for single and multi-family residential buildings this course presents both high and low-tech solutions to dealing with carbon.

Learning objectives

  • Discover high-tech and simple low-tech solutions on how to deal with carbon reduction.
  • Learn how architecture research labs have designed innovative materials that can be used in projects to reduce carbon dioxide.
  • Understand how architecture research creates new materials that help reduce climate change.
  • Explore new materials, from leading sustainable design experts, that are being implemented into pilot projects across the country.

The AIA/ACSA 2020 Intersections Research Conference was dedicated to the INTERSECTION of Education, Research and Practice, the conference sought to strengthen the INTERSECTION between academia and design practice, especially when it comes to research and innovation, focused on climate action and carbon management strategies. The virtual conference raised awareness of research happening in both academia and design practice and created opportunities for new partnerships, sources of funding, and collaborations. The conference took place live online September 30-October 2, 2020.

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 $25  member
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  • Corey Griffin Headshot

    Corey Griffin

    Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor of Architecture | Penn State Altoona

    Corey Griffin advocates for faculty and student research across all disciplines and oversees all...
  • Kyoung Hee Kim Headshot

    Kyoung Hee Kim


    Associate Professor, School of Architecture | UNC Charlotte

    Dr. Kyoung Hee is director of the Integrated Design Research Lab (IDRL), an interdisciplinary...
  • Wil V. Srubar III Headshot

    Wil V. Srubar III


    Associate Professor | University of Colorado Boulder

    Dr. Wil Srubar is an associate professor of architectural engineering and materials science at the...
  • Frances Yang Headshot

    Frances Yang


    Sustainable Structures & Materials Specialist | Arup

    Frances specializes in how environmentally preferable and healthier materials contribute to whole-...