Seminar - Drexel Smart House: Better Living Through Smart Design and Technology
Date: April 13, 2012
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, Room: 120
Kevin Malawski, LEED AP
6th-year Architecture Student
The Drexel Smart House (DSH) is a multidisciplinary student-led, faculty/staff supported initiative to develop translational student research in the fields of energy, health, environment, lifestyle, and interaction. Founding in 2006, the DSH program has achieved many major accomplishments, including being published in the Forbes blog on two occasions, being featured in United Airlines magazine, an article in the journal of the American Society of Civil Engineers, an article in Architectural Record, and numerous others. Leading the way on sustainable student research, the group has also pursued and achieved numerous grants totaling more than $300,000 to develop student-led projects, predominantly by undergraduates. With the goal of empowering students and putting them at the forefront, DSH has also worked within Drexel to host several interdisciplinary classes with the help of industry professionals to develop the architectural design of the Smart House. What started as an idea six years ago has developed into an established organization with many accomplishments, and even more potential for future development.
Kevin Malawski is a 6th-year architecture student at Drexel University currently working as an architect-intern at the firm of Kieran Timberlake Associates. Interested in sustainability early in his college career, Kevin now is a LEED-accredited professional specializing in new construction. As the current president of Drexel Smart House (DSH), he has been involved in both the research and architectural design of the Smart House. Working as part of a team of undergraduate researchers, he has continued the development of the DSH concept of a lightweight green roof. The project has received major EPA grants. Opportunities for new, interdisciplinary research and coursework across all Drexel colleges also are being developed. The potential of Drexel Smart House has been discussed at numerous conferences, and most recently, was featured in Architectural Record.
The Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building is located on the northeast corner of 33rd and Chestnut Streets