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Lecture Series Fall 2020

Andrea Love
Performing Beautifully: Fusion of Design and Performance
August 18

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Lecture Series Fall 2020: Andrea Love

Performing Beautifully: Fusion of Design and Performance

Amherst College New Science Center

This lecture will focus on the performance of architecture and how sustainability can be used a design driver. Performance is often viewed as living in the technical minutia, not the napkin sketch - yet much of the building's impact on its occupants and the environment are born from early design decisions. This presentation will focus on the paradigm of how to design with the numbers to yield architecture that performs beautifully.

Architects: earn 1 LU/HSW by attending this lecture!
This webinar is approved by the AIA for 1 HSW credit. If you would like your attendance reported, please register for the event, attend the lecture, and afterwards email your full name and AIA member number to

About Andrea Love
As a building scientist, Andrea Love's interests are in pushing the performance and minimizing the environmental impact of her projects. At Payette, Andrea integrates performance modeling tools into Payette's design process at the very beginning to inform and push designs. Additionally, she leads a number of internal research projects, and was the Principal Investigator on the 2012 AIA Upjohn Research Initiative-funded "Thermal Performance of Facades," a research project focused on thermal bridging. She also leads the firm's efforts on the AIA 2030 Commitment, tracking and benchmarking the performance of projects across the firm.

Andrea received a Master of Science in Architecture Studies in Building Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was the recipient of the Tucker-Voss Award and focused her thesis on the thermal performance of facades. She is also a Lecturer at MIT in the Department of Architecture's Building Technology group where she teaches a class on building envelope performance. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the USGBC Massachusetts Chapter, as well as the national USGBC Chapter Steering Committee and Education Steering Committee, and is a member of the COTE Advisory Group to the Board.

andrea love's work
Amherst College New Science Center

andrea love work
Lafayette College Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center

*All designs are credited to Payette Architects.