The Urban Works Agency, supported by a NSF Grant to encourage Science in the Studio, is pleased to present a guest lecture by environmental engineer, Bry Sarte.
Bry Sarte, founder of Sherwood Design Engineers, leads an international practice of civil and environmental engineers based in San Francisco, New York and Houston. As a leading designer and academic in ecological and sustainable engineering, he has been published internationally and has made significant contributions to contemporary research involving global environmental issues affecting water supply, urban design, material science and energy use. Sarte has built an international reputation by providing engineering services and design solutions that reflect a deep commitment to executing well-planned, sustainable projects worldwide.
Mr. Sarte has served as lead engineer for hundreds of the worlds leading sustainable engineering projects. Many of the projects were the first-of-their kind in applying green engineering systems, strategies and concepts. From innovative planning projects on one end of the spectrum to implemented construction projects on the other, much of Sarte’s work has been highly integrated, highly collaborative design developed in tandem with many of the worlds leading architecture and landscape architecture firms.
Sarte’s has led the engineering design for numerous completed construction projects that have changed the direction of how we build. The projects range from institutional buildings to civic infrastructure and include many LEED Platinum and Gold projects, more than a dozen Living Building Challenge Projects, three of the selected pilots for the Sustainable Sites Initiative, in addition to various other international green building standard rated projects. Projects of note that are currently underway include: comprehensive integrated stormwater reuse systems for New Yorks Water Treatment Plant at Croton, sustainable engineering design for Relateds Hudson Yards in New York, work for tech headquarters in Silicon Valley, San Francisco Better Streets implementation, and UC Berkeley Student Center among others.
Since 2013, Mr. Sarte has served as Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture at Columbia Universitys Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation in the Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design program. He is currently teaching the course Infrastructure, Resilience and Public Space. He regularly serves as a guest lecturer/speaker at the University of California Berkeley and Stanford University, as well as conferences around the world, presenting on environmentally-sensitive design and construction.
October 19, 2015: 1:00pm
Location: N5, CCA SF
Open and free to the public
*Part of the Infrastructural Territories Lecture Series, tied to a seminar led by Neeraj Bhatia