News archive - 2023

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Miniature building façades- a transdisciplinary lab

A row of installed facades

This February, the second year Architectural Engineering students designed, constructed, and tested miniature façades with the aim to reduce electricity consumption due to heating but also avoid overheating due to excessive solar gains through windows.
Students were assigned a window-to-wall ratio and challenged to consider the effects of both heat loss and solar heat gains on indoor occupant comfort. This resulted in some interesting façade material choices and some innovative shading device designs.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Another Milestone- Calling of an Architectural Engineer

Group of AE students with their Iron Rings

On February 4th, the first Architectural Engineering graduating class participated in the Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer (Iron Ring Ceremony) where they received their Iron Rings.
This event marks another milestone achieved by the AE class of 2023. Congratulations!