2016 Symposium

Transforming Design and Energy for a Sustainable and Resilient Future

Advances in research and technology are catalyzing transformations in education and practice for sustainable and resilient built environments. In SyracuseCoE’s 16th Annual Symposium, presentations will address emerging innovations across many scales, from high-performance buildings to human-centered urban design, from nanoscale-enabled energy systems to cyber-physical interactive environments, and from smart grids and power system resiliency to adaptive building systems and performance augmentation materials.


Day one, Wednesday, September 21st
Afternoon keynote presentations will kick off the Symposium on Wednesday at 1:30pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The student poster session and a networking reception are planned from 5:00 to 7:00pm at SyracuseCoE Headquarters. 

Day two, Thursday, September 22nd
Keynotes and 3-track technical program from 8:00 to 5:30pm

Keynote Presenters:
Michelle Addington,
Hines Professor of Sustainable Architectural Design, School Of Architecture, Yale University
Jennifer Gerbi, Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E)
Gurdip Singh, Associate Dean for Research and Doctoral Programs, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Syracuse University
Skylar Tibbits, Lecturer, Research Scientist, Department of Architecture, MIT
Fei Wang, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Syracuse University

Session Topics Include:

Design Energy Futures
Dynamic and Adaptive Building Systems for Environmental Control Smart Grids: Transformation in Generation Profiles, Technology, and Power System Structure Future Materials, Methods, & Environments
Multiscale Materials for Building Performance Augmentation Power System Resiliency and Security

Innovation for Municipal Infrastructure

Nanoscale/Microscale-Enabled Energy Systems Design Data Analytics and the Electric Grid Future Cities
Bio-design for Engineering Energy and Health Demand Response from Policy, Economic, and Consumer Behavior Perspectives Leaping to Net-Zero Energy Futures for Existing Buildings

Sponsorships are available! Please view the 2016 Symposium Prospectus for more information.


Keynote Sponsor 



“STEAM” Student Sponsor

King + King Architects


Media Sponsors 

WRVO Public Media
VisTech (visual technologies)
CNY Business Journal