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Lecture Series

The Department of Architecture + Interior Design organizes lectures in bringing innovative voices in architectural practice and education to create a holistic dialog about critical work of architecture within our community. Unless otherwise noted, the lectures will take place on Mondays in Room 1, Alumni Hall and are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Lectures

Designing Net Zero Buildings
Heapy Engineering

March 29, 2017
4pm Lecture: "Designing Net Zero Energy Buildings"
5pm Cage Gallery Opening: "Welcome to LoHi," Low-Energy/High-Performance design work in progress by ARC 602 and the Miami OH Race to Zero Team.

Michael BerningMichael Berning PE, CEM, LEED Fellow
Heapy Engineering, Sr. Principal, Sustainability Director
Michael is responsible for the strategic integration of sustainability across Heapy’s services and markets with the firm involved in nearly 400 LEED and Living Building Challenge projects. He is a Fellow for the Hobart Center for Food Service Sustainability, and is a former EDC Magazine Editorial Board member writing a regular column on sustainability. Michael has presented at a number of National, Regional and Local Conferences. He leads sustainability efforts as: Co-Chair of the Dayton (Ohio) Regional Green Initiative and Chair of USGBC Ohio. As a LEED Fellow, Michael has been recognized as an individual who has made a significant contribution to green building and sustainability.

Ryan HoffmanRyan Hoffman PE, CEM, BEAP, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
Heapy Engineering, Principal, Building Optimization Practice Operations Manager
Ryan’s career began over 10 years ago as one of the very first members of Heapy’s LEED & Energy Services Department. His work has produced a positive impact on hundreds of buildings totaling well over 20 million square feet. As Operations Manager, he guides 30 highly technical staff who provide Heapy clients with Sustainability, Energy and Commissioning Services. His efforts are the front line when it comes to Heapy Engineering continuously fulfilling its Mission and Vision to be “A World Leader in Reducing the Energy Impact of the Built Environment.” With a professional and engaging attitude, Ryan leads both his team and clients toward a more sustainable and energy efficient future.