Nov 15th 2018

LECTURE: Carly Coulson (Presented by iitAIAS)

Please join IIT Architecture and iitAIAS for a lecture by IIT Architecture alumni Carly Coulson (B.Arch '97) as she delivers a public lecture on Invisible Sustainability. 

Mon, Nov 19 | S. R. Crown Hall

5:30 pm - Reception | North Core

6:00 pm - Lecture | Upper Center Core

Architect Carly Coulson integrates the diverse disciplines that combine to make contemporary building into beautiful, humane, and sustainable environments. She is the design principal and founder of the architecture firm COULSON. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree and is a Crown Scholar from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Carly has worked on highly innovative, sustainable solutions since she first started practicing as an architect at Foster + Partners designing the Gherkin in London.

Ms. Coulson has received numerous awards for design excellence including national and regional AIA Honor Awards, Architectural Record Good Design is Good Business, Architect Home of the Year, and Residential Architect RADA Honors. Carly was recognized with an AIA COTE Top Ten Green Building Award for the Bagley Classroom, the first LEED Platinum Certified and passive house building at the University of Minnesota. She was recently awarded two Green Good Design Awards from the Chicago Athenaeum.

COULSON is an AIA 2030 Signatory Firm and all design work meets the 2030 Challenge with a firm portfolio average 89% EUI reduction. This high performance is invisible, without impacting the poetry of place and the design excellence they strive for. It is accomplished with simple low-tech components and passive strategies with innovation in advanced energy modeling and integrated design. Their work also meets the international Passive House Standard, showing this can be accomplished without sacrificing budget, aesthetic creativity, or transparency, even in the most challenging climates.