Schedule

SUBTROPICAL CITIES 2013
October 17-19, 2013, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Host School: Florida Atlantic University
Co-chairs: Anthony Abbate, Florida Atlantic University; Francis Lyn, Florida Atlantic University; Rosemary Kennedy, Queensland University of Technology

   

Following is a conference schedule, printed schedules will be distributed to all attendees onsite. Presentation Sessions are linked to full presentation information below.
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 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
 12:00pm - 6:00pm  Registration 
 12:00pm - 6:00pm  Exhibition Display
 6:30pm - 7:30pm  Opening Keynote: David Waggonner
 7:30pm - 8:30pm  Opening Reception 
 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2013
 8:00 am - 5:30pm
 Registration 
 8:00am - 6:00pm   Exhibition Display 
 8:30am - 10:00am

 10:30am - 12:00pm

 
 2:00pm - 3:30pm
 4:00pm - 5:30pm
 6:00pm - 7:30pm  Moving Screening: "Shored Up"
 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2013
 8:00am - 5:30pm  Registration 

 8:00am - 1:00pm

 Broward College: Tree Giveaway
 8:00am - 4:30pm   Beyond the Horizon: Design Workshop 
 8:30am - 10:00am
 10:30am - 12:00pm
 2:00 pm - 3:30pm
 5:15pm - 7:30pm
 Closing Keynote: Tony Fry
 Closing Plenary: Rosemary Kennedy &  Anthony Abbate (Moderators)
 7:30pm - 8:30pm   Closing Reception 


Following is a full presentation schedule including all paper and project authors.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2013

Friday
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Friday
08:30am -
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         Rising Currents Presentation Session
Moderator: Jori Erdman, Louisiana State University

Communicating Sea Level Rise Risk with a Coastal Vulnerability Index
Keren Bolter, Florida Atlantic University

City of Water: Architecture, Infrastructure and the Floods of Phnom Penh
Shelby Elizabeth Doyle, Louisiana State University

Raised structures: Reclaiming the interstitial as a means acclimatization
Alice C. Guess, Louisiana State University

Projecting Retreat and Rebuilding: Sea Level Rise and Climate Smart Design for Southern Florida’s Future Built Environments
John Sandell, Florida Atlantic University

Between Land and Water: Sustainably Inhabiting the Changing Landscape of Deltaic Plains, A Case Study for Southeastern Louisiana*
William Joseph Doran, Louisiana State University

Vernacular Traditions Presentation Session 
Moderator: 
Thomas Colbert, University of Houston

Vernacular Architecture and Climate Change
Vandana Baweja, University of Florida

Bioclimatic Design in Casablanca: Decision Support through Building Performance Simulation
Shady Galal Attia , Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Goeffrey van Moeseke , Architecture et climat

Exploring the environmental, social, and economic impact of vernacular architecture in East Africa
Aimee P.C. Buccellato, University of Notre Dame
Megan Elizabeth Reineccius, University of Notre Dame

Fieldwork Tahiti: Houses of Flux
Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, Woodbury University

Tools for Adaptive Designs Presentation Session
Moderator: Samia Rab, American University of Sharjah             

Building Simulation Strategies to Push Design Thinking
David R. Beach, Drury University

Interact or Die: Evolutionary Computing and the Potential for Urban Resilience
Pasquale De Paola, Louisiana Tech University

The Unflat Pavilion: A New Contingent Materialism
Nick Gelpi, Florida International University

Combining Old and New Tools for Visualizing Environmental Factors: Heliodon and Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence           
John McDermott, University of Texas at Arlington
Taner R Ozdil, University of Texas at Arlington
Mitch Stepanovich, University of Texas at Arlington

Materials Investigations*
Donna Kacmar, University of Houston

Friday
10:30am - 12:00pm














  

Friday

10:30am - 12:00pm

 

Coping with (climate) Change Presentation Session 
Moderator: John McDermott & Mitch Stepanovich, University of Texas at Arlington

Posthumanizing Sustainability
Pasquale De Paola, Louisiana Tech University
William T. Willoughby, Kent State University

Sustainability Art: Architecture, Aesthetics, and Encounters with Climate Change
William T. Willoughby, Kent State University

Mythic Operations
Katherine C. Harvey, Woodbury University

The sun will shine brighter everywhere: architectural responses to ozone depletion and increased UVR levels – implementing Toronto’s Shade Policy
George Thomas Kapelos, Ryerson University

Toward a Net Zero Presentation Session 
Moderator: Keith Van der Riet, Florida Atlantic University

Mitigate, Adapt, Sustain: Emerging Workflows and Design Protocols for Subtropical Carbon Neutral H2 Cities
Thomas Spiegelhalter, Florida International University

Does PassiveHouse have a Home in the Deep South?
Corey Saft, University of Louisiana - Lafayette

Strategic Decision Making For Zero Energy Buildings In Jordan
Shady Galal Attia, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Friday
02:00pm - 03:30pm
















                     


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02:00pm - 03:30pm






















Friday

02:00pm - 03:30pm

  Sustaining Culture Presentation Session
Moderator: James Gall, Queensland University of Technology

Post-Vernacular “Geography” Network: A Tool to Build and Rebuild Sustainable Cities in Latin America
Diana Maldonado, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico

Tactics of Engagement: A discursive view of architectural tactics within informal urbanisms of Latin America & South Asia
Sarosh Anklesaria, Syracuse University

The Path to a Better Integration: Idaho Refugee’s Resettlement Housing Preference
Xiao Hu, University of Idaho

Kennedy Homes, Affordable Housing _A new Paradigm*
Margi Glavovic Nothard, Glavovic Studio

Camino Nueva Vida*
David R. Beach, Drury University
Sam McBride, Drury University

Material Understanding Presentation Session 
Moderator: Francis Lyn, Florida Atlantic University

Materials Research
Donna Kacmar, University of Houston

Laminated Bamboo Structures for a Changing World
Hollee Hitchcock Becker, Catholic University of America

Returning to Earth: analyzing and designing earthen structures for sustainable design   
Daniel Butko, University of Oklahoma
Kianoosh Hatami, University of Oklahoma
Lisa Holliday, University of Oklahoma
Matthew Reyes, University of Oklahoma
Chris Ramseyer, University of Oklahoma

Mocking The Museum - Full Scale Mockups as Design Laboratory for Negotiating Local Climate and Craft
Nick Gelpi, Florida International University

Bambooklet: A Guide to Bamboo*
Marta Anna Nowak
Iman Ansari, AN.ONYMOUS

Complexities of Adaptation Presentation Session
Moderator: Hasan Khan, Roger Williams University

Plantation Geography to Global City: Density in Barbados
Clifton Fordham, Temple University

Architecture + Adaptation, Jakarta: Inundation 2
Meredith L. Miller, University of Michigan
Etienne Turpin (Research Partner), University of Michigan
Adam Bobbette (Research Partner), The University of Hong Kong

Trans-disciplinary collaboration to solve Trans-disciplinary problems.        
JoAnne DeRouen, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Kari Jasmine Smith, University of Louisiana – Lafayette
Michael McClure, University of Louisiana - Lafayette
Whitney Broussard, University of Louisiana - Lafayette

Friday
04:00pm - 05:30pm











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04:00pm - 05:30pm














Friday

04:00pm - 05:30pm

  Subtropical City Presentation Session
Moderator: Rosemary Kennedy, Queensland University of Technology

Restructuring a global identity: Branding Shanghai by “De-politicization”  & “Windowism”
Xiao Hu, University of Idaho

Miami-Singapore: establishing a high-rise dialogue between unlikely tropical sisters 
Eric Firley, University of Miami
Philippe Honnorat, University of Miami

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla: Radical Urban Structures Past and Future
Damon Caldwell, Louisiana Tech University 

Learning from the Past Presentation Session
Moderator: William Tilson, University of Florida

Encountering Ecological, Urban Solutions for the Future
Matthew Teti, North Carolina State University

Plenums: The Civic Quality of Air
Kevin Moore, Auburn University
Robert Sproull Jr., Auburn University

At Home in the Subtropics: Richard Neutra and the Hispanic Patio
Brett Tippey, Kent State University

Skin Treatment: subcutanious and superficial enhancements to a legacy curtain wall*
Gabriel Kroiz, Morgan State University
Pavlina Ilieva Morgan State University

Coastal Currents Presentation Session
Moderator: Anthony Abbate, Florida Atlantic University

Non-Structural vs. Structural:  Strategizing Long-Duration Coastal Protection in Southern Louisiana
Meredith Sattler, Louisiana State University

Designs For Texas Coastal Security: Structural and Non-Structural Protection for the Houston-Galveston Coastal Region
Thomas Colbert, University of Houston

[IN]Flux Territories and Passive Structures: Lessons from Designing for Sea-Level Change in Maryland
Luis Diego Quiros, University of Maryland

Miami 2100: Envisioning our Second Century
Marilys R. Nepomechie, Florida International University
Marta Canaves, Florida International University




SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2013

Saturday
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08:30am - 10:00am
        
         Natural and Artificial Presentation Session 
Moderator: Katherine Harvey, Woodbury University

What the Birds of the City tell us about Sustainable Design

Gray Read, Florida International University

Soil and Surface – A Place of Inhabitation through a Process of Reclamation
Bradford Watson, Montana State University
Sean Burkholder, Kent State university

Delta Ranch -- A Model for Resilient Housing on a Deltaic Coast    
Carrie Knott, Louisiana State University
Jori A. Erdman, Louisiana State University
James Sullivan, Louisiana State University
Steven Hall, Louisiana State University

Edge Conditions and the Centrality of Architecture: Emerging Technologies, Multi-Disciplinarity And Design Responses To Challenges Facing The Texas – Louisiana Gulf Coast
Jeff Carney, Louisiana State University
Thomas Colbert, University of Houston

Learning from Environmental Energies and Building Form in the Gulf Region*
Joe Colistra, University of Kansas
Nilou Vakil, University of Kansas

Recycling/Waste Presentation Session
Moderator: Marilys Nepomechie, Florida International University

Coastal Hybrids: Coupling Ecological Productivity with Anthropocentric Waste Streams to Regenerate and Enhance Coastlines
Keith Van de Riet, Florida Atlantic University

Trash Tectonics: Experimentations in the Transformation of Waste
Seth McDowell, University of Virginia

Dirt, Garbage, Water, and Steel: Architectural Entrepreneurship in South Africa
Nathan L. Richardson, Oklahoma State University

Mining Landscapes of Waste: Finding Imaginative Potential in Discarded or Salvaged Materials*
Daniel Butko, University of Oklahoma 

Metrics and Rating Systems Presentation Session
Moderator: Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, Woodbury University

Engaging a Critical Metric:  New Strategies in Energy Literacy
Thomas Bradley Deal, Louisiana Tech University

Leed Green and Mean
Randy Atlas, Florida Atlantic University

On Tightness and Looseness
Bradley Walters, University of Florida

The usability of green building rating systems in hot arid climates: A case study in Siwa, Egypt
Shady Galal Attia, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Marwa Dabaieh, Lund University, Sweden 

Saturday
10:30pm - 12:00pm
 



















         



 
            

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10:30pm - 12:00pm
 














 
Saturday

10:30pm - 12:00pm
 
  Form Follows Performance Presentation Session
Moderator: Ming Hu, Catholic University of America

Exploring the Potential for Simultaneous Energy Production + Wave energy dissipation through applications of Architecturally-Integrated Reverse Electrodialysis [RED]

Demetrios Comodromos, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Anna Dyson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Christina Lynn Puerto, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Jason Vollen, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Distributed Subtropical Coastline Emergency Energy: Generation using Building Integrated Wind Technology
Nina M Wilson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Jason Vollen, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
David Menicovich, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Ajith Rao, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Anna Dyson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Thermo-regulating Future City Envelopes with Multivalent Surfaces           
Anna Dyson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Jason Vollen, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Kelly Winn, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Embedded Hydrologies - Combatting Water Scarcity through Local Water Capture*
Miriam Ho, University of Waterloo

Designing from Disaster Presentation Session
Moderator: Jeff Carney, Louisiana State University

Visions of a Subtropical City Four simultaneous urban paradigms for New Orleans
Scott Bernhard, Tulane University

Lessons from Leogane - 3 Case Studies from Haiti's Reconstruction
Mark Stephen Taylor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Strong Winds and Rising Currents: A Design Proposal for the Grand Bahama International Airport
Michelangelo Sabatino, University of Houston
Serge Ambrose, University of Houston

Surge City
Charlton Lewis, University of Texas at Austin
Simon Atkinson, University of Texas at Austin

Special Focus Session A: High Tide on Main Street
John Englander
Special Focus Session B: The Benefits of Urban Trees in a Subtropical Clime
Daniel Suman, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

Saturday
02:00pm - 03:30pm


















Saturday
02:00pm - 03:30pm















 
Saturday
02:00pm - 03:30pm

  Students & Communities Engage Presentation Session
Moderator: Rocco Ceo III, University of Miami

Emilio Sanchez in Cuba: Mid-Century Modernism and the Search for Cultural Identity
Victor Deupi, New York Institute of Technology

Lal Dawarza Bath House: Bioclimatic Design and Water Management in Historic Ahmedabad
Nicholas Roberts, Woodbury University

Subtropical Futures: Victoria Park Re-imagined       
Peter Richards, Deicke Richards

Re: Covering Shelter
Rob Whitehead, Iowa State University

Geometric Flood Control System (GFCS)*
Wendy W. Fok, university of Houston
Megan Hartensteiner, University of Houston

Weather & Atmosphere Presentation Session
Moderator: Eric Firley, University of Miami

The New Sub-tropical Cities
Hollee Hitchcock Becker, Catholic University of America

Facade Design for Super HIgh-rise Building in Subtropic Region in China
Ming Hu, Catholic University of America

Next-Generation Sustainable Construction: Buildings as Active Air pollution Remediators  
Nik Nikolov, Lehigh University
John T. Fox, Lehigh University

Farming Freeway Corridors
Carey Clouse, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The urbaRn Project; We are what We Grow*
Timothy Gray, Ball State University

Places & Landscapes Presentation Session
Moderator: George Kapelos, Ryerson University

Place Talking: A new possibility for preserving sites of cultural significance
Alice C. Guess, Louisiana State University 

Local Urban Ecologies: Conserving indigenous knowledge and urban continuities in Persian Gulf Port Cities
Samia Rab, American University of Sharjah

The subversive Eruv and the Sacred Procession: Ethno-manifestations of Religious Spatial Propinquity in Miami-Dade County
Armando Montilla, Clemson University

The Garden, Elevated*
Elizabeth Grant, Virginia Tech
Tess Thompson, Virginia Tech 


 
* Design + Research Project Presentation