FRONTIERS: TEACHING BUILDING SCIENCE IN THE 21ST CENTURY
The SBSE 2019 retreat is titled FRONTIERS: TEACHING BUILDING SCIENCE IN THE 21ST CENTURY. It will convene July 22-25, 2019 at the Taft-Nicholson Center (TNC) in Montana’s Centennial Valley, a nearly untouched landscape located in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. TNC is a field campus for the College of Humanities, University of Utah <https://taft-nicholson.utah.edu/>. From this place of extreme beauty, solitude, and endless horizons, we will have the opportunity to consider the frontiers of knowledge and practice around teaching environmental building science in the 21st Century.
This retreat location offers unparalleled opportunities to explore the West with close proximity to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. We recommend flying into Bozeman, MT or Idaho Falls, ID (~3 hour drive) and spending some time in the region before or after the retreat. You may also fly into Salt Lake City (5 hour drive).
Topical areas for workshops and sessions include:
Digital & Technology Frontiers: how are we using data collection and visualization, BIM, modeling, programming, smart devices, etc in our teaching and research?
Disciplinary Frontiers: are we stepping outside our silos to engage disciplines such as computer programming, environmental sciences, engineering, art and literature?
Pedagogical Frontiers: how do we teach to this new generation of tech-savvy students?
Design Frontiers: what are methods to engage traditional design or construction faculty in teaching and researching building science?
Material Frontiers: what low carbon materials are emerging and how do we integrate them into our teaching and research?
Political Frontiers: are we addressing contemporary political issues such as climate change, the value of science, etc.?
Place and Experience: how does place and experience inform our teaching, research, and practice?
Ecosystems: how can building science education integrate a systems approach to analyzing and designing the built environment?
We invite proposals for a 30-minute presentation or a 60-minute workshop on any of the themes topics above. Proposals must include innovative pedagogical content that relates to teaching and learning for design studio, lecture, or seminar courses. Sessions will take place in parallel, and the venue will hold approximately 25 in each room. We are looking for 15–20 workshops and presentations for the retreat, selected through a review process that will balance content and schedule.
• October 2018 SBSE Retreat FRONTIERS Public Announcement & Call for Proposals
• January 15, 2019 Registration Opens
• March 20, 2019 Proposal Deadline (extended)
• March 1, 2019 Jeff Cook Scholarship applications due
• April 1, 2019 Proposal Notifications
• April 15, 2019 (Extended to May 3 at 8 PM PT) SBSE Student Scholarship applications due
• May 1, 2019 Presenters Registration deadline
• May 15, 2019 Registration deadline
• July 22-25, 2019, Retreat
Registration costs: (see breakdown from the venue)
$156 for meals
$66 - $300 for lodging (depending on desired accommodation)
$20 programming fee
Total $342 - $576
Judy Theodorson, WSU Interior Design Program
Julia Day, WSU Construction Management Program
Omar Al-Hassawi, WSU Architecture Program
Ryan Smith, SDC Director
Kevin Amende, MSU Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, IDL Lab
Jaya Mukhopadhyay, MSU School of Architecture, IDL Lab
Taft-Nicholson Center (TNC) in Montana’s Centennial Valley, a nearly untouched landscape located in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. TNC is a field campus for the College of Humanities, University of Utah https://taft-nicholson.utah.edu/. From this place of extreme beauty, solitude, and endless horizons, we will have the opportunity to consider the frontiers of knowledge and practice around teaching environmental building science in the 21st Century.
The call for proposals to present at the SBSE retreat 2019 is now open! The retreat will be held in Lake View, Montana from July 22-25, 2019 at the Taft-Nicholson Center; presentation/workshop proposals are due by Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
CALL OUTLINE: We call on faculty, practitioners, content experts, and students to share tools, case studies, and innovative studio exercises with attendees through workshop experiences. The retreat theme is centered around teaching building science in the 21st century and focuses on the multiple frontiers we need to take into consideration as we prepare future design professionals for addressing the pressing issues of this century. We invite proposals for a presentation via a workshop, activity, or discussion on numerous sub-themes as follows:
- Digital & Technology Frontiers: how are we using data collection and visualization, BIM, modeling, programming, smart devices, etc in our teaching and research?
- Disciplinary Frontiers: are we stepping outside our silos to engage disciplines such as computer programming, environmental sciences, engineering, art and literature?
- Pedagogical Frontiers: how do we teach to this new generation of tech-savvy students?
- Design Frontiers: what are methods to engage traditional design or construction faculty in teaching and researching building science?
- Material Frontiers: what low carbon materials are emerging and how do we integrate them into our teaching and research?
- Political Frontiers: are we addressing contemporary political issues such as climate change, the value of science, etc.?
- Place and Experience: how does place and experience inform our teaching, research, and practice?
- Ecosystems: how can building science education integrate a systems approach to analyzing and designing the built environment?
- Roundtable Discussions & Working Groups: "Hot topics,” which could include case studies, book and grant proposals, promotion/tenure/mentorship issues, contributions to the 2050 Imperative, and so on.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE AND REQUIREMENTS: Please email your proposals to email@example.com by Friday, March 1, 2019, 5:00 pm Pacific / 8:00 pm Eastern. Please build your proposal using the attached proposal template and clearly indicate whether you prefer a 1-hour workshop or 30-minute activity where projects, games, tools, and material demonstrations are shared.
- Registration at the Taft-Nicholson Center, 27700 S Valley Rd, Lima, MT 59739
- Reception before lecture
- Welcome and Evening Lecture – University of Utah, College of Humanities Lecturer on "Landscapes of the West".
- Dinner (all meals are catered at the TNC)
- Bird Watching
- Workshop 1 (60 min) [Pedagogical Frontiers]
- [Jonathan Woolley] [Teaching building energy simulation by developing new building energy simulation software tools – an inquiry-based pedagogy]
- Track A (30 min each) [Pedagogical Frontiers]
- [Mary Rogero and Alison Kwok] - [Teaching CPHC (Certified Passive House Consultant) Curriculum in the Classroom]
- [Tom Collins and Walter Grondzik] - [From Race to Zero to the Solar Decathlon Design Challenge: Continued Experiences with the DOE’s Net-zero Energy Student Design Competition]
- Open Time: Explore and Network, or
- SBSE Annual Meeting @ SBSE Retreat
If you can't make it to the retreat, you are invited to a Zoom meeting.
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- Workshop 2 (60 min) [Design Frontiers]
- [Norbert Lechner] - [Zero Energy Buildings are Solar Responsive Buildings that Work]
- Track B (30 min each) [Design Frontiers]
- [Sandy Stannard] - [When Performance Informs Design]
- [Ulrike Passe] - [Designing across 10 measures for Sustainability]
- Workshop 3 (60 min) [Place and Experience]
- [Mark DeKay and Gail Brager] - [Felt Form: Using Evidence to Design for Experience]
Track C (30 min each) [Digital and Technology Frontiers]
- [Kevin Amende] - [Off-Grid in Yellowstone National Park - Lamar Buffalo Ranch Education Campus]
- [Jaya Mukhopadhyay] - [Evaluating indoor environmental quality and energy performance of LEED certified buildings]
- SBSE Group Photo
- Evening Lecture by naturalists from the Taft-Nicholson Center
- Poetry Slam
- Bird Watching
- Workshop 4 (60 min) [Digital & Technology Frontiers]
- [Alison Kwok and Walter Grondzik] - [Signs of the Times: Analog Case Studies in a Digital World]
- Track A (30 min each) [Digital & Technology Frontiers] + [Design Frontiers]
- [Kristin Nelson and James Leach] - [Fixing Faults: Using DIALux for Analysis and Design]
- [Omar Al-Hassawi] - [AIA COTE Top Ten: The Tale of WSU Architecture Graduate Studio from Fall 2018]
- Open Time: Explore and Network
- [Andrzej Zarzycki] - [TAD Journal Session]
- Workshop 5 (60 min) [Material Frontiers]
- [Alex Rempel] - [Intrinsic Evaporative Cooling by Hygroscopic Building Materials]
- Track B (30 min each) [Political Frontiers] + [Pedagogical Frontiers]
- [Susanne Bennett and Mark DeKay] - [PREACHING TO THE PRE-RATIONAL: The Politics of Communicating Climate Change]
- [Alison Kwok and Georg Reichard] - [The SBSE Educational Resources Portal]
- Lunch (no host)
- Workshop 6 (60 min) [Roundtable Discussions & Working Groups]
- [Tom Collins and Jonathan Bean] – [Student Research Workshop]
- Workshop 7 (60 min) [Ecosystems]
- [Chitrarekha Kabre, Cook Scholar] - [Synergistic approach to designing the sustainable built environment]
- Snack / cookie break
- Cook Scholar Presentation (20min) [Fasika Sahlemariam Gebremeskel] - [the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development]
- Student Scholars Presentations (5 minutes each) [Jonathan Woolley, Kenner Carmody, Alexander Mitchell, Irmak Turan, Beniya Shakya, Niyati Naik]
- Evening Lecture by Jolie Kaytes from Washington State University
- Open Time: Explore and Network
- Evening Teaching Exchange (Omiyage)
- 2020 Retreat Proposals
|Alexander Mitchell||Illinois Institute of Technology||Student|
|Alison Kwok||University of Oregon||Professor|
|Andrejz Zarzycki||New Jersey Institut of Technology||Professor|
|Beniya Shakya||University of Idaho||Student|
|Chitrarekha Kabre||Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University||Professor|
|Gail Brager||UC Berkeley||Professor|
|Geno Brager||Dynamic Building Systems||Contractor|
|Georg Reichard||Virginia Tech University||Professor|
|James Leach||University of Detroit-Mercy||Professor|
|Jaya Mukhopadhyay||Montana State University||Professor|
|Jolie Kaytes||Washington State University||Professor|
|Jonathan Bean||University of Arizona||Professor|
|Jonathan Wooley||UC Berkeley||Student|
|Judy Theodorson||Washington State University||Professor|
|Kevin Amende||Montana State University||Professor|
|Kristin Nelson||University of Detroit-Mercy||Professor|
|Mark Dekay||University of Tennessee||Professor|
|Mary Rogero||Miami University||Professor|
|Megan Oaklief||Montana State University||Student|
|Omar Al-Hassawi||Washington State University||Professor|
|Paul Charpentier||Moscow Idaho||Naturalist|
|Robert Limanek||Zaman University||Professor|
|Ryan Smith||Washington State University||Professor|
|Sam Augustine||University of Utah||Professional/Professor|
|Tom Collins||Ball State University||Professor|
|Ulrike Passe||Iowa State University||Professor|
|Walter Grondzik||Ball State University||Professor|