In ‘The Design Logic of Decarbonization,’ our Director of Sustainability, Patrick Donnelly, calls for a decisive break from established design norms and challenges engineers and architects to work together as instruments of change to reduce the embodied carbon of buildings.
Offering historical examples of shifts in thinking to meet the moment, he offers practical examples of how keeping carbon metrics in the mix of design and engineering variables supports low-carbon decision-making that satisfies the architectural vision. Examples include our work with Tyee High School, and educational environments where small decisions add up to carbon savings.