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Billie Faircloth, Coleman Partners Architects Sponsored Lecture – Canceled
April 18, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Billie Faircloth, partner and research director at KieranTimberlake, will lecture at the LSU College of Art & Design at noon on Monday, April 18, 2016, in the LSU Design Building Auditorium (room 103). This lecture is sponsored by Coleman Partners Architects.
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.
At KieranTimberlake, Faircloth oversees deep investigations that initiate and inform each project. 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 TallyTM, 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.
Faircloth lectures at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design and Harvard Graduate School of Design and is a visiting professor at the Royal Danis Academy of Fine Arts. Prior to joining KieranTimberlake, 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 she conducted seminars on emerging construction and fabrication technologies.
Her articles have been published by the Journal of Architectural Education, Princeton Architectural Press, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and ACADIA. Her book, Plastics Now: On Architecture’s Relationship to a Continuously Emerging Material, was published by Routledge in spring 2015. She lectures internationally to academic and industry audiences, including the Australian Institute of Architects, University of Nottingham, University of Washington, Harvard University, and the University of Texas at Austin.
Read more at kierantimberlake.com.