Performative Praxis Lab

DSCN30901Tarek Rakha, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Architectural Design and Building Technology
Syracuse University

Welcome to the Performative Praxis Lab (PPL)[pee–puh l]. This is a Syracuse Architecture research lab housed at the Syracuse Center of Excellence. Our trans-disciplinary research aims at influencing the practice of architecture and urban design through basic and applied research, with the goal of making it a more sustainable and energy efficient enterprise. This is achievable through the development and validation of workflows that enable designers to comprehend design decision impacts on energy efficiency, carbon emissions, human comfort and health through performance-based design in the fields of 1) daylighting and energy in buildings, 2) urban modeling and sustainable urban mobility and 3) advanced building inspection techniques using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS aka drones).

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