This is the world architect and building scientist Bradley Guy—assistant professor of sustainable design at The Catholic University of America School of Architecture and Planning, as well as author of Unbuilding: Salvaging the Architectural Treasures of Unwanted Houses—has been slowly, arduously advocating for since the mid-1990s, when he was introduced to the idea of designing for deconstruction. Design for deconstruction (or disassembly, sometimes abbreviated DfD) is a design philosophy and set of strategies that acknowledge that the vast majority of buildings have a life span.
Reclaim + Remake Symposium
“Waste is a Resource in the Wrong Place”
April 11-13, 2013,Washington, DC
Crough Center for Architectural Studies
School of Architecture and Planning
The Catholic University of America
Dr. Charles J. Kibert, Professor and Director of the Powell Center for Construction and Environment at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. USA
Mr. Jan Jongert, Founder, 2012Architecten, Rotterdam, NL.
Mr. Scott Boylston, Professor and Coordinator of the Masters in Sustainable Design Program, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA. USA
This conference is proposed to bring together the most innovative practices in education and research for current and future reuse and recycling of material resources in the built environment. Its location in Washington, DC affords the opportunity for interactions and exposure for designers, educators, researchers, and students to national and international governmental and non-governmental organizations concerned with material resource environmental impacts and waste. It also provides ease of access from major centers in the Eastern US via air and rail, and internationally.
The Center for Building Stewardship at The Catholic University of America School of Architecture and Planning welcomes abstracts for presented papers and designs from designers, educators, researchers and university students who are engaged in knowledge creation and dissemination for the responsible use and end-of-life management of building material resources. A two-stage blind review process will be used for abstract submittals and for full paper submittals. A proceeding will be produced from accepted papers and presentations.