"The study of building science is an architecture of the infinitesimally small, a molecular architecture in the same sense that the study of genetics is a molecular biology. This aspect of a building's life is often difficult to visualize, either because the rate of change is very fast or very slow, or because the exchanges of energy are occurring at such a minute scale that they are invisible to our senses. Much of my creative effort as a teacher has been devoted to finding ways to make this architecture of the infinitesimal tangible to my students."
Stephen LeSourd is a LEED Accredited Professional, and Lighting Certified (LC) by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP). He has a B.A. in Architecture and Master of Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. He served as a Research Assistant in the US Department of Energy Building Technologies Program, Windows & Daylighting Group, at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). He has worked in the glazing industry as an Estimator for Pilkington Glass, specializing in their Planar point-supported frameless glazing system. He has been an Energy Analyst for Steven Winter Associates, where he prepared DOE-2 building energy use simulations. He was a Project Manager at Southern California Edison in Los Angeles, overseeing $1 million of Emerging Technology Showcase projects sponsored by the California Energy Commission to produce "state-of-the-art" green building demonstrations. And he has taught building science to graduate and undergraduate students at the New School of Architecture and Design in San Diego.