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Great Expectations: Architecture in the Age of Neuroscience

Alison Whitelaw, FAIA LEED ap BD+C

May 25, 2011
47 minutes
Alison Whitelaw


Sustainable design practices and metrics have focused on designing and measuring "High Performance Buildings." As neuroscience research increasingly informs us about how the human brain responds to the built environment, how can architects increasingly design for, and measure, "High Performance Occupants?"

This talk was followed by commentary by Eduardo Macagno, which can be found here.

Alison Whitelaw, FAIA LEED ap BD+C is the Senior Principal of the firm Platt/Whitelaw Architects, located in North Park, San Diego. She received her architectural degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. During her 30 years of architectural practice in the San Diego region, Ms. Whitelaw has become recognized for her award winning work on sustainably designed projects for private, governmental and institutional clients. For ten years she has taught Sustainable Design classes at the NewSchool of Architecture & Design and has lectured on Sustainable Design across the country. She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the current President of the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture. She is also Past President of the AIA San Diego Chapter, Past
President of the San Diego Architectural Foundation, and a member of the NewSchool of Architecture & Design Advisory Board.