Building Performance & Design Computation

The Building Performance & Design Computation concentration examines the crossroads of building science (lighting, acoustics, thermal, energy conservation, air quality) and design.  Studies in this area seek to advance knowledge improving building occupant well-being and environmental sustainability through optimized building design.  Research may require both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, often involving both physical testing and numerical simulation of the built environment.

Courses within the department are augmented by courses offered in other university units such as engineering, psychology, planning, and computer science.  

The faculty members serving on the committees of our students in this area are:

  • Dr. Jae Chang
  • Prof. Robert Coffeen, FASA
  • Dr. Paola Sanguinetti
  • Prof. Hugo Sheward