Architects aspire to make beautiful projects that perform well. We're getting better at measuring what we mean by "high performance"--whether it's an EUI or a LEED scorecard. But "beauty" is still assumed to be subjective, immeasurable. What if it we could begin to measure how the appearance of spaces affects us? What if we could express performance in ways that connect with us emotionally? When working with clients, how can we represent projects in ways that represent beauty and performance not as unrelated aspects of a project but as an integral whole?
Z Smith presented at HKS Greenweek to discuss how both beauty and performance can be measured in new and innovative ways.