Over 100 speakers from around the world will present cutting edge research in the field of architectural science across the three days of the conference.
Professor Brian Dunbar
Brian Dunbar is Executive Director of the Institute for the Built Environment (IBE) and Professor Emeritus at Colorado State University. Professor Dunbar holds two degrees in architecture from the University of Michigan and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Professor Dunbar has taught Interior Design, Construction Management, and Sustainability courses at Colorado State, created the graduate emphasis in sustainable building, professional certification courses in green building, and sustainable design and construction courses offered in Costa Rica and on the island of St. John, USVI. Brian also serves as Chairman of the Board for CLEAR, the Center for Living Environments and Regeneration, a non-profit associated with the university that developed and disseminates the LENSES guiding framework for regenerative design.
Through IBE, Brian has guided project work and facilitated design charrettes for the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, American Institute of Architects, cities, school districts, and the Colorado Energy Office. Since 2004, Brian has annually been selected as a LEED faculty member. Brian is co-author of 147 Tips on Teaching Sustainability and his sustainable building teaching and research has been honored and recognized by the AIA, the Colorado Governor, Alliance for Sustainable Colorado, communities, businesses and universities. In 2012, Brian was one of the first professionals in the nation to be awarded “LEED Fellow” by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Professor Donald Bates
Director, LAB Architecture Studio
Donald Bates is a registered architect in Australia and the UK, and is the Director of LAB Architecture Studio. LAB Architecture Studio are the architects of Melbourne’s award-winning Federation Square. LAB have completed projects in the UK, China, Singapore, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, as well as Australia. The works of LAB have been exhibited in museums and exhibitions across Australia, Europe and the USA, and have been published in more than 50 international publications.
Professor Bates is a frequently invited juror on international design competitions, for projects in China, Vietnam, Europe, Libya, Lebanon, Armenia, and Australia. He was recently appointed as a juror to the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction, 2014. He is currently a member of the Victorian Design Review Panel, and has been an advisor to the School of Architecture, American University of Beirut and Department of Architecture, RMIT University. He is an External Examiner to the School of Architecture at Hong Kong University, and has been an External Examiner at the Bartlett School of Architecture and University of East London.
Founder and Principal, John Wardle Architects
John Wardle founded JWA in 1986. John has led the growth of the architectural practice from small dwellings to university buildings, museums, public spaces, high-density housing and large commercial offices. He has an international reputation as a designer who understands both the detail of human occupation and the big picture of civic ideas. John leads the conceptual design of all projects in collaboration with a close knit team.
Highly perceptive to the unique character of every project, John also has an innate understanding of the finer scale of materials. His conceptual sketches are known for their densely overlaid nature, a search for the right line for each and every circumstance.
John is an Adjunct Professor in Architecture at both the University of Melbourne and the University of South Australia. He is a frequent lecturer and speaker, guest critic, AIA Awards jury member and contributor to the architecture community locally and internationally.