Woodbury University Dean Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter presented at AIA Santa Fe’s Biennial New Mexico Convention titled RECAST on Friday, September 22nd. Her presentation focused on ethical imperatives and creativity in sustainable and resilient design.
Exposure: From Transformative Building Envelopes to Ethical Imperatives
Friday, September 22nd, 2017, 3:00 pm – 3:50 pm
Santa Fe Railyard, 332 Read St., Santa Fe, NM 87501
Ingalill’s presentation explored the experimental applications of glass in architecture and innovative façade systems, and she reflected upon the multiple ethical imperatives in architectural practice today. Using a series of case studies, she presented on built and speculative investigations that push the envelope of sustainable and smart building skins, structural and experimental glass applications, renewable and experiential materials, accessibility and inclusivity, resilient landscapes, and ultimately, the transformational possibilities of ethical architecture that “performs and delights in equal measure.”
The theme for this year’s AIA Santa Fe Convention explores architecture that is RECAST as a transformative idea. It’s held in the Santa Fe Railyard, an award winning public space that contains a Farmer’s Market, the Railyard Performance Center, world-renowned galleries, and is surrounded by walkable architecture. The Railyard celebrates the cultural roots of Santa Fe and the dynamic exploration and new design ideas that are emerging from these traditions. Focusing on how architects and architecture shape the public realm while improving the environments where people live, work, and play, the convention focuses on creativity in sustainable and resilient design, and the impact of community design.