104th ACSA Annual Meeting

Shaping New Knowledges

March 17-19, 2016  |  Seattle, WA

Keynote Speakers


Toshiko Mori

Tau Sigma Delta (TSD) Honor Society in Architecture and Allied Arts 
2016 TSD Gold Medalist

Toshiko Mori Architect is known for over thirty years of innovative and influential work in a diverse body of projects that have received numerous design awards. Mori’s intelligent approach to ecologically sensitive siting strategies, historical context, and innovative use of materials reflects a creative integration of design and technology. Her designs demonstrate a thoughtful sensitivity to detail and involve extensive research into the site conditions and surrounding context. The work of TMA combines a strong conceptual and theoretical approach with a thorough study of programmatic needs and practical conditions to achieve a design that is both spatially compelling and pragmatically responsive.

Toshiko Mori Architect has worked on a broad range of programs including urban, civic, institutional, cultural, residential, museum and exhibition design. Recent work includes New York City theater, library, and museum projects, the Hudson Yard Park and Boulevard, and a park visitor center in the Bronx. Mori designed institutional projects for Brown University and Syracuse University, and is included on the design team for New York University’s strategic master plan.  The firm was selected twice for the New York City’s Department of Design and Construction’s Design and Construction Excellence program, and won four competitions for the program’s public and urban infrastructure projects.  TMA was also recently selected as the architect of a laboratory building for Novartis’ extended Cambridge campus. Toshiko Mori Architect continues to engage in an architecture of material exploration, technological invention and theoretical provocation.


Daniel S. Friedman

University of Hawai’i

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Michelle Addington

Yale University

Ms. Addington, who also holds a joint appointment with the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, is educated as both an architect and engineer. Her teaching and research explore energy systems, advanced materials, and new technologies. Building on her dissertation research on the discrete control of boundary layer heat transfer using micro-machines, she has extended her work to defining the strategic relationships between the differing scales of energy phenomena and the possible actions from the domain of building construction. Ms. Addington’s articles and chapters on energy, system design, HVAC, lighting, and advanced materials have appeared in several journals, books, and reference volumes. She coauthored the bookSmart Materials and Technologies for the Architecture and Design Professions and just recently published “Emerging Technologies.” Ms. Addington taught at Harvard University for ten years before coming to Yale in 2006. Her engineering background includes work at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and she spent a decade at Dupont as a process design and power plant engineer. In 2009 Architect magazine selected Ms. Addington as one of the country’s top ten faculty in architecture.


Billie Faircloth


Billie Faircloth is a partner at KieranTimberlake, a prominent architecture firm established in 1984 and a leader in practice-based architectural research and innovative buildings. She 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.

In addition to her practice, Billie lectures at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design and Harvard Graduate School of Design, and is a VELUX Visiting Professor at the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture at the Royal Danish 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 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.


John Haymaker


John Haymaker, Ph.D., AIA, LEED AP serves as Perkins+Will’s Director of Research, overseeing areas of inquiry including materials, design process, building technology, resiliency, and regeneration for their education, workplace, laboratory, healthcare, and urban design practices. John works closely with the firm’s principals, knowledge managers, and designers to advance the firm’s knowledge-bases to enable state of the art of design. He collaborates with researchers and donors outside the firm to expand and communicate Perkins+Will’s knowledge. He oversees the firm’s Innovation Incubator, practice-based knowledge centers and research initiatives. John also leads AREA Research, a non-profit organization that conducts research related to the built environment for public benefit.


Kiel Moe

Harvard University

Kiel Moe is a registered practicing architect and Associate Professor of Architecture & Energy, Harvard University Graduate School of Design. In recognition of his design and research, he has been awarded the 2016-17 Fulbright Distinguished Chair at Aalto University in Finland, the 2009-10 Gorham P. Stevens Rome Prize Fellow in Architecture as well as the Barbara and Andrew Senchak Fellowhip at the MacDowell Colony in 2012 and 2014. He is author of several books, including Insulating Modernism: Isolated and Non-Isolated Thermodynamics in Architecture.

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