SCE Receives NCARB Innovative Architecture Curricula Award


SCE’s Architecture Program has been selected as 2014 NCARB Award recipients for developing innovative curricula that merge practice and education. The proposal – Student-Practitioner Partnerships in Building Performance Evaluation – will enable the purchase of new tools for students and practitioners to work together during seven-week assignments to evaluate the real-world energy performance of buildings. Equipment purchased with the Award includes environmental meters for the measurement of temperature, humidity, air velocity, light level, sound pressure, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and other performance factors.

Many of the buildings are LEED or net-zero buildings, and this program will provide us with a cadre of information and data on whether or not these buildings are doing what they are supposed to be doing,” according to jury chair Wendy Ornelas.