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Mahadev Raman / ARUP

Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall
March 9, 2016 - 5:30pm

Mahadev Raman will present a lecture titled "Meeting the Carbon Challenge" in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The talk is free and open to the public. The lecture explores the issues related to climate change and the responsibilities of building designers to reduce carbon emissions through the work that they do.

Raman is a mechanical engineer by profession and has been in practice for 35 years, providing engineering design leadership for multi-disciplinary teams on a wide variety of global projects. A director of Arup Group Limited, chairman of Arup Americas and an Arup Fellow, he has expertise in the design of sustainable, high-performance, energy efficient buildings and has pioneered the use of sophisticated analytical techniques to improve the performance of low-energy designs.

Arup has engineered many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment. Selected work includes the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York; Simmons Hall at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the United Nations Capital Master Plan; the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France; the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia; Terminal 4 at JFK International Airport in New York; Kansai International Airport in Osaka, Japan; the Cleveland Botanical Garden; the Corning Glass Center in Corning, NY; The Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City, MO; The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, MA and the Jubilee Church in Rome, Italy.

Raman is a member of the faculty of Princeton University School of Architecture and a director of the Architectural League of New York. He also serves on the boards of British American Business and Cecily’s Fund, and is a member of WPI Architectural Engineering Program’s advisory board and The Partnership for New York City.