2018 Competition Recap

40 Graphics Submissions ————————— 12 Case Study Submissions

Meet the Judges for the First Annual 2018 Project StaSIO Competition!

Judging is happening on 2 paths and awards will be announced at the 2018 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild in Chicago.

1) Public Voting - the public will have a chance to rate each of the graphics that made it through to the second round between September 4th - September 23rd 11.59pm ET.

2) Judges Awards - our 5 judges will deliberate and award the top 3 entries of the case study and graphics categories.

  Mostapha Sadeghipour Roudsari - Ladybug Tools   Mostapha Sadeghipour Roudsari is a co-founder of Ladybug Tools LLC. he is also a designer, software developer, and educator focused on the integration of parametric environmental simulation with architectural design. He started the development of several open source projects including Ladybug Tools,  EPWmap , and  DesignExplorer . A fter receiving his Masters in Environmental Building Design (MEBD) from University of Pennsylvania, he worked as a Senior Designer for Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill in Chicago and as an Integration Applications Developer for Thornton Tomasetti  CORE-Studio  in New York. he was a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and now is working full time at Ladybug Tools. He lecturers and teaches frequently throughout Architecture and Engineering schools, the AEC community.  Mostapha is currently working on development of the  [+] libraries  to make ladybug Tools platform independent.

Mostapha Sadeghipour Roudsari - Ladybug Tools

Mostapha Sadeghipour Roudsari is a co-founder of Ladybug Tools LLC. he is also a designer, software developer, and educator focused on the integration of parametric environmental simulation with architectural design. He started the development of several open source projects including Ladybug Tools, EPWmap, and DesignExplorer. A fter receiving his Masters in Environmental Building Design (MEBD) from University of Pennsylvania, he worked as a Senior Designer for Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill in Chicago and as an Integration Applications Developer for Thornton Tomasetti CORE-Studio in New York. he was a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and now is working full time at Ladybug Tools. He lecturers and teaches frequently throughout Architecture and Engineering schools, the AEC community.

Mostapha is currently working on development of the [+] libraries to make ladybug Tools platform independent.

  Holly Wasilowski Samuelson - Harvard GSD   Holly Samuelson is an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She teaches architectural technology courses, specializing in the energy and environmental performance of buildings. Her research focuses on building performance simulation at the intersection of energy, occupant behavior, and health. Samuelson earned a Doctor of Design and Master of Design from Harvard Graduate School of Design. She earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon.

Holly Wasilowski Samuelson - Harvard GSD

Holly Samuelson is an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She teaches architectural technology courses, specializing in the energy and environmental performance of buildings. Her research focuses on building performance simulation at the intersection of energy, occupant behavior, and health. Samuelson earned a Doctor of Design and Master of Design from Harvard Graduate School of Design. She earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon.

  Paul Erickson - Affiliated Engineers   Paul leads the Building Performance Practice at Affiliated Engineers. Much of his wand new technologies and navigate the organizational transformation that needs to go along with them. Introducing them to the energy:water nexus, the shifting landscape around water, and resilience design has become their new normal. Leading them to understand how these can shape and enhance designs is an exciting change he sees in our profession.  Paul often speaks at industry conferences, including Tradeline, ASHE, I2SL, and ASHRAE. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Sciences from Michigan State University and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Building Sciences from the University of Colorado.

Paul Erickson - Affiliated Engineers

Paul leads the Building Performance Practice at Affiliated Engineers. Much of his wand new technologies and navigate the organizational transformation that needs to go along with them. Introducing them to the energy:water nexus, the shifting landscape around water, and resilience design has become their new normal. Leading them to understand how these can shape and enhance designs is an exciting change he sees in our profession.

Paul often speaks at industry conferences, including Tradeline, ASHE, I2SL, and ASHRAE. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Sciences from Michigan State University and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Building Sciences from the University of Colorado.

Sandy Mendler - Mithun

With 30 years of experience designing high performance buildings, campuses and urban neighborhoods, Sandy Mendler is a passionate advocate for the “next” sustainable design agenda, which integrates architecture and planning to find synergies between high performance buildings, infrastructure, and community development strategies that build equity and resilience.

Lead author of two editions of “The HOK Guide to Sustainable Design,” one of Wiley’s best-selling sustainable design texts, and with work widely published in print and on the internet, she speaks often at universities, conferences and industry events. Current research and writing focuses on the dual challenges of resilience and social equity.

  Vikram Sami - Olson Kundig   Vikram Sami has been working on high performance design for over eighteen years, combining technical expertise with a love of design. Since joining Olson Kundig in 2016, Vikram has infused the firm with his infectious curiosity about how buildings can best support the health and well-being of their occupants. Vikram is passionate about working with design teams to help imbue the design process with creative questions about building performance. Vikram’s current areas of research include natural ventilation, building simulation techniques, thermal comfort and post-occupancy evaluations.  Vikram often speaks at conferences and is currently serving on the AIA Committee On The Environment (COTE) Advisory Group, and is on the steering committee for the 2018 ASHRAE/IBPSA Building Performance Analysis Conference.

Vikram Sami - Olson Kundig

Vikram Sami has been working on high performance design for over eighteen years, combining technical expertise with a love of design. Since joining Olson Kundig in 2016, Vikram has infused the firm with his infectious curiosity about how buildings can best support the health and well-being of their occupants. Vikram is passionate about working with design teams to help imbue the design process with creative questions about building performance. Vikram’s current areas of research include natural ventilation, building simulation techniques, thermal comfort and post-occupancy evaluations.

Vikram often speaks at conferences and is currently serving on the AIA Committee On The Environment (COTE) Advisory Group, and is on the steering committee for the 2018 ASHRAE/IBPSA Building Performance Analysis Conference.