Erik Olsen, PE
Lecture: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
5:30pm - Lawrence J. Plym Auditorium, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall
Sponsored by the Architecture Visiting Professional Lecture Fund
Lecture Title: "High Comfort, Low Impact: Climate-Responsive Design"
Erik is a managing partner at Transsolar Climate Engineering, an international climate engineering firm determined to create exceptional, highly comfortable indoor and outdoor spaces with a positive environmental impact. He leads the New York office in working collaboratively with architects worldwide to develop and validate low-energy, architecturally integrated climate and energy concepts. The result is celebrated projects such as the Angelos Law Center at the University of Baltimore that simultaneously enhance human experience and minimize resource use.
Erik has been lecturer and guest critic at universities including Harvard University, MIT, University of Pennsylvania, and Columbia University. In addition to his specialist work at Transsolar, he has worked as a consulting mechanical engineer on a wide variety of building types and launched and directed the City of Chicago’s Green Permit Program. Erik is graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Purdue University.