KIRK'S PANEL DISCUSSION: Make Every Drop Count: Kirk Dimond, Aletheia Ida and Michael Kothke
What can architecture and landscape architecture research and design practices in the Sonoran Desert teach us about environmentally sensitive built spaces across the globe? How can we build smarter and in alignment with the natural world to minimize our impact? Moderated by John Malmborg.
Kirk Dimond, LEED AP is an assistant professor of landscape architecture and teaches graduate level design studios and technical implementation courses. His research involves landscape performance by evaluating social and ecological synergies and tradeoffs in design decisions relating to ecology, energy, and water. Kirk is currently working on the integration of solar PV infrastructure into the urban landscape through design strategies and exploration of social and environmental colocation opportunities.