Erik Olsen / Transsolar Climate Engineering

Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall
November 4, 2015 - 5:30pm

Erik Olsen will present a lecture titled "Connect Ideas, Maximize Impact: Climate-Responsive Design through Collaboration" in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Olsen, PE, is a managing partner at Transsolar Climate Engineering, an international climate engineering firm determined to create indoor and outdoor spaces with a positive environmental impact. Erik will review how the firm's unique approach rooted in humane spaces,  engineering physics, and design collaboration has resulted in celebrated climate-responsive buildings across all scales with internationally leading architects. He leads the New York office in working collaboratively with architects worldwide to develop and validate low-energy, architecturally integrated climate and energy concepts. He is responsible for projects such as the Angelos Law Center at the University of Baltimore, a building that that enhances human experience while minimizing resource use.

Olsen has been a lecturer and guest critic at Harvard University, MIT, University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University, among other institutions. In addition to his work at Transsolar, he has worked as a consulting mechanical engineer on a wide variety of building types and launched and directed the City of Chicago’s Green Permit Program.

Olsen is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Purdue University.