Vivian Loftness

03/20/23, 6:00PM

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2023
    Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center (Harris Hall 101)

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The Spring 2023 Lecture Series is presented with generous support from the USC Thomas J. Barrack and Gin D. Wong, FAIA Annual Lectures Fund.

Vivian Loftness, FAIA, is Paul Mellon Chair and University Professor at Carnegie Mellon. She is a  renowned researcher, author and educator, with over forty years of building science research for  industry and government. Editor of the 2020 Springer Encyclopedia on Sustainable Built  Environments, she has published on climate and regionalism, environmental sustainability,  advanced building systems integration, and design for performance in the workplace of the  future. She has served on 25 National Board of Directors, including EPA’s NACEPT, DOE’s  FEMAC, the AIA, ILFI and USGBC Boards, as well as on 14 National Academy of Science panels  on sustainable built environments.  

Vivian has been recognized as one of 13 Stars of Building Science by the Building Research  Establishment in the UK, received the Award of Distinction from AIA Pennsylvania and NESEA,  holds a National Educator Honor Award from the American Institute of Architecture Students,  and a “Sacred Tree” Award from the US Green Building Council. Vivian Loftness has a Bachelor  of Science and a Master of Architecture from MIT. 

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