Ar. Mayank Shekhawat
Hey, I'm Mayank.
I am an architect, urban designer and a sustainability enthusiast. Holding a Master of Architecture in Urban Design and Housing from McGill University, Canada, I am presently working with Neuf Architectes in Montreal.I hold a M.Sc. in Sustainable Architecture and Landscape Design from Politecnico di Milano, Italy and a Bachelor of Architecture from SSAA, IP University, New Delhi, India.
I am also a LEED Accredited Professional specializing in Building Design and Construction that further reflects his in depth interest in green building design.
About the Workshop
Sustainability in architecture addresses the negative environmental and social impacts of buildings by utilizing design methods, materials, energy, and development spaces that are not detrimental to the surrounding ecosystem or communities. The philosophy is to ensure that the actions taken today do not have a negative consequence for future generations and comply with the principles of social, economic, and ecological sustainability.
The workshop provides a thematic overview of sustainability and green buildings, and emphasizes on sustainability concepts, practices and metrics related to the built environment which can be utilized by students for academic design projects. It focuses on how to incorporate sustainable design practices in one’s own design- encompassing strategies concerning site selection, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, and materials and resources, among others. Examples of academic design projects and professional architectural proposals will be used to discuss these strategies. The workshop will also briefly look at the tools and softwares used for climate analysis.
To allow for a healthy flow of information between the speaker and the participants, Q&A will remain open throughout the course of the presentation