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William W. Braham

Associate Professor of Architecture; Director, Master of Environmental Building Design
Architecture

Biography

B.S.E., Princeton University
M.Arch, Ph.D. Arch., University of Pennsylvania

Dr. William W. Braham FAIA is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as Chair from 2008 to 2011 and is currently Director of the Master of Environmental Building Design and Director of the TC Chan Center for Building Simulation and Energy Studies. He received an engineering degree from Princeton University and an M. Arch. and Ph.D. Arch. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he has taught since 1988. At Penn, he teaches graduate courses on ecology, technology, and design. At the Chan Center, his most recent projects have been the Sustainability Plan, Carbon Footprint, and Carbon Reduction Action Plan for the University of Pennsylvania.

As a contribution to the DOE Energy-Efficient Building HUB, he has organized a series of symposia on Architecture and Energy (www.architectureandenergy.com). The first is now available from Routledge. A final event, called Energy Accounts: Designing the Future, is scheduled for early 2014. In 2006, he published a book called Rethinking Technology: A Reader in Architectural Theory, and he is currently completing a book called Environmental Building Design: Thermodynamic Principles.

Modern Color/ Modern Architecture; Ashgate Publishing Company (October 2002)

Rethinking Technology: A Reader in Architectural Theory (with Jonathan Hale); Routledge (December 2006)