Speakers/ Lecture Series –



Introductory lecture by Associate Professor Tarek Rakha

Tarek Rakha spoke to ECO members about the different ways in which climate change is alternating how we design. He then introduced the work of the High Performance Building Lab (HPBL) ta Georgia Tech that he leads.




Virtual Screen and Panel Discussion with MODA – instagram for graphics and dates

ECO Vice President, Rand Zalzala, joined in on a virtual screening and panel discussion of the movie “Ever the Land”. Rand and fellow GT architecture student Thomas Bray, spoke discussed the movie with the project architect Jerome Partington and film director Sarah Gornert. The movie documents the construction of the first Living Building in New Zealand commissioned and worked on with the Maori tribe.


Sammy Shams

Sammy Shams of HKS Atlanta joined ECO members for talk centered around sustainability and green design in the profession. Sammy is a leader of the “Design Green” group at HKS, which focuses on sustainable practices within the profession of architecture.



Student Org. Lecture: A conversation on justice within design and the environment
Watch the lecture here!