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221 - Living Wall

• Danelle Briscoe, Assoc. AIA | Associate Professor | The University of Texas at Austin
Date: 11/10/2017 | Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: 8A
LUHs: 1 | HSW: Yes | ADA: No | GBCI: No | SD: Yes
Capacity: Unlimited
Through October 02: $0.00
Through November 03: $0.00
Onsite November 03: $0.00

A living wall comprises plants rooted in growing media suspended vertically and hold environmental benefits potential for buildings. The design of extensive green walls, in a hot, dry climate like Austin however can pose many challenges. In response, the University of Texas School of Architecture installed its first living wall pilot on the west fa├žade of Goldsmith Hall in 2016. This case study, includes full design, research and installation of a 10 x 20' freestanding wall with 148 plant and habitat cells that act as a living laboratory for observation and study. The success of the project was dependent on interdisciplinary relationships at the UTSOA, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, the Department of Integrative Biology, and Facilities Services.

*Course marked "SD" may qualify for Sustainable Design for the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners.