Author Talk: Ian M. Shapiro & Francis D.K. Ching

Continuing Education Credits

Approved for 1.5
Approved for 1.5
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In this Author Talk, Ian Shapiro and co-author Francis Ching will review their recently released book, Green Building Illustrated. The discussion will explore the essentials of sustainable building design and strategy, while focusing on the importance of detailed illustrations in developing high-performance buildings.

Join Urban Green in discovering the true significance of drawings in communicating the complexities of sustainability, from passive design and building shape to water conservation and minimum-impact materials.

Ian M. Shapiro
Founder, Taitem Engineering

Ian is the founder of Taitem Engineering, an award winning consulting firm. Furthermore, Ian has been a visiting lecturer at Cornell University and Syracuse University, has worked on several LEED projects, has led energy research projects, and is a contributor to ASHRAE Journal and Home Energy Magazine.

Francis D.K. Ching
Professor Emeritus, University of Washington

Francis is the bestselling author of Building Construction Illustrated, among other books, published by Wiley. His works have been translated into more than 16 languages and are regarded as architecture classics. Additionally, Francis recently retired after spending more than 35 years teaching at the University of Washington.

Steven Baumgartner
Associate Principal, Buro Happold

Steven leads design, research and consultancy projects focused on energy and sustainability for the built environment. Steven bridges multiple scales at Buro Happold, impacting buildings, infrastructure, cities and policy, consulting his clients throughout the world on the business case for sustainability.