Graduate Architecture

The Abend Family Lecture: Anna Dyson

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 6:30pm
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Plaza Gallery, Meyerson Hall
210 South 34 Street, Philadelphia


Anna Dyson is the Hines Professor of Architectural Design at the School of Architecture, at Yale. She is the founding Director of the Center for Ecosystems in Architecture (CEA). Yale CEA is committed to collaborative models for sustainable building systems research that unite interdisciplinary academic research with building and development practices.

Anna founded the Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a new collaborative model for building systems research that unites interdisciplinary academic scholarship with building and development practices. In her work, she strives to connect scientific pursuits with the aesthetic, social, and conceptual aspirations of architectural design inquiry. Anna has been recognized with multiple international awards for her designs and innovations, and her work has been exhibited at venues including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), The World Future Energy Summit (WFES), The National Building Museum, and The Center for Architecture. She holds multiple international patents for building systems inventions and is currently directing interdisciplinary research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), and the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) to develop new building systems that integrate advances in science and technology from diverse research fields.

This lecture is sponsored by the Abend Family Endowed Lecture Fund.

If you require any accessibility accommodation, such as live captioning, audio description, or a sign language interpreter, please email news@design.upenn.edu to let us know what you need. Please note, we require at least 48 hours’ notice. If you register within 48 hours of this event, we won’t be able to secure the appropriate accommodations.