Lecture: Kate Simonen

Kate Simonen
The Edward and Mary Allen Lecture in Structural Design
Presented with the Building Technology group as part of the MIT Fall 2023 Architecture Lecture Series.

Kate Simonen is the founding director of the Carbon Leadership Forum and Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington. Licensed as an architect and structural engineer, she connects significant professional experience in high performance building design and technical expertise in environmental life cycle assessment to spur collective action to bring net embodied carbon to zero through cutting-edge research, cross-sector collaboration, and the incubation of new approaches.

She is an honorary fellow of the UK’s Institution of Structural Engineers and was named Engineering News Record Top 25 Newsmaker in 2020 for her impact rallying industry to reduce embodied carbon. Under her leadership, the Carbon Leadership Forum has grown to become globally recognized for advancing embodied carbon data, methods and policy as well as inspiring and empowering collective action in the building sector through advances in low carbon data, methods and policies.

Lectures are free and open to the public.

Learn more: https://architecture.mit.edu/events/kate-simonen



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