Ray Cole

Shifting Performance Expectations: Net Positive Buildings

Ray Cole is a Professor and past-Director of the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia where he has been teaching environmental issues in building design in the Architecture program for more than thirty-five years. Dr Cole holds the UBC designation of Distinguished University Scholar and is a past Director member of the Canadian Green Building Council. Dr Cole has received a number of academic and professional awards and distinctions for his activities in green building. He was selected as a North American Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Distinguished Professor in 2001and in 2003 he received the US Green Building Council’s Green Public Service Leadership Award. In 2008, Dr Cole was the recipient of the Sustainable Buildings Canada’s Life-time Achievement Award and the Canada Green Building Council’s 2009 Lifetime Leadership Award. In 2012, he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

Tatsuo Oka

Annex 57 – Evaluation of Embodied Energy and Carbon Dioxide Emissions for Building Construction

Dr. Tatsuo Oka is an Emeritus professor at Utsunomiya University. He was born in February, 1948, worked for Obayashi Corporation between 1972 and 1986, before that at Lund Institute of Technology (Sweden) between 1975 and 1977, at Utsunomiya University between 1974 and 2013. Dr Oka works as an operation agent of Annex 57 between 2011 and 2015.

Rasmus Radach

Waste or Resource? Thoughts about our Industrial Inheritance

Rasmus Radach (*1970 in Hamburg, Germany) studied architecture at the Technical University of Darmstadt/Germany after starting his professional career as a model maker. Parallel to his studies, he worked with Rolf Höhmann‘s Büro für Industriearchäologie and planinghaus architekten BDA to develop maintenance strategies for several blast furnace plants. After graduating in 2004, he concentrated his efforts on the preservation, maintenance and re-use of industrial heritage as a project leader for planinghaus architekten BDA in Darmstadt/Germany. He has realised several projects at large-scale plants of former heavy industries in the federal state of North-Rhine Westphalia, including the safeguarding of the iron works in Dortmund PHOENIX-West, the continuous maintenance of the landscape park in Duisburg-Meiderich as well as concepts for the preservation and reuse of technical facilities at the coking plant at the world heritage site Zollverein in Essen/Germany. Since 2011, he has assumed a project leadership with Wegener Architekten BDA, Neustadt in Holstein/Germany, focussing on the adaptive reuse of industrial and civil monuments in Northern Germany. He is currently engaged in the conservation and reuse of a wool spinning mill in Bad Segeberg and a former youth prison in Hamburg.

Serge Salat

The Life of Urban Forms

Presently founding President of the Urban Morphology and Complex Systems Institute, Serge Salat is an architect, a graduate of École Polytechnique and ENA. He holds a PhD in economics from Paris IX Dauphine, a PhD in Architecture, and a PhD in art history from EHESS. He is the founding Director of the Urban Morphology Laboratory. Serge Salat is the author of more than 20 books on art and architecture, as well as more than one hundred publications and communications. He is a recognized scientist in complexity theory and in urban morphology as well as a city planner and a practicing architect. He has been project director of large infrastructure projects such as international airports and TGV train stations. He teaches urban planning in several universities and is advising China at State Council governmental level on its urbanization spatial strategy in order to make it more economically efficient, more inclusive and more sustainable. He is an adviser on policy frameworks to international organizations such as the United Nations and the World Bank, to governments and city mayors and to development banks such as AFD (French Agency for Development) and CDC (Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations).

Peter Walker

Development of Prefabricated Construction Products to Increase Use of Natural Materials

Pete Walker is BRE Chair of Innovative Construction Materials and Director of the BRE Centre for Innovative Construction Materials at the University of Bath in the UK. Pete is a chartered professional civil engineer with research interests including renewable construction materials, earthen construction, lime mortared masonry and use of natural materials to improve indoor air quality. He has won research contracts worth over €15M from national and European funding bodies and published over 150 papers.