Education & Training

Education is a core mission of the Institute, shaping the marketplace through education. Thus, the education committee is a key group of the Institute charged with developing and implementing educational programs with the aim of advancing the art, science and technology of the building skin, this as a means to catalyze transformation to truly resilient and sustainable buildings and urban habitat. This effort must embrace the Institute’s strategy of inclusiveness and bridging the fragments that populate the AECO industry. This involves academia, of course, but also the profession, industry and trades; indeed, educational needs across the broad spectrum of the building design and delivery process must be considered.

Committee Members

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Ajla Aksamija

Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Committee Chair

Gabrielle Brainard

Professor, Columbia GSAPP

Committee Member

Timothy Brown

Clemson University

Committee Member
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Bob Cangemi

Renaissance Building Products

Committee Member
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James Doerfler

Deakin University

Committee Member
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Winfried Heusler

Schüco

Committee Member
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Omar Khan

Associate Professor, University at Buffalo (SUNY)

Committee Member
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Ted Kesik

Professor of Building Science, University of Toronto

Committee Member
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Mikkel Kragh

Professor; Head of Section, University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

Committee Member
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Sameer Kumar

SHoP Architects

Committee Member
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John Neary

HOK

Committee Member
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Becher Neme

Principal, Neme Design Studio

Committee Member

Scott Norville

Texas Tech University

Committee Member
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Mathew O'Malley

DPR Construction

Committee Member
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Mic Patterson

Ambassador of Innovation & Collaboration, Facade Tectonics Institute

Committee Member
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Chris Stutzki

Stutzki Engineering

Committee Member

Doris Sung

Committee Member

Alex Terzich

Senior Associate, HGA Architects & Engineers

Committee Member

Want to get involved?

The Education Committee is currently full but new members are considered annually or as deemed appropriate by the committee chair. Expressions of interest are always welcome.

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