#89 Prof Gail Brager – Experiential Design Schemas
March 15, 2024

Our guest this episode is Prof Gail Brager of UC Berkeley talking about built environmental design, the Center for the Built Environment and her new book, Experiential Design Schemas

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In this episode, we discuss:

  • Enhancing positives rather than reducing negatives
  • Open source problem solving
  • “T” shaped people
  • Re-framing the climate crisis

And much more…….

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Gail S. Brager, PhD, is Professor of Architecture at UC Berkeley. Gail is CBE’s Associate Director, and leads research efforts in mixed-mode buildings, which combine natural and mechanical ventilation. Gail also leads CBE’s research into dynamic comfort and worker performance in alternative office environments.

Gail received PhD and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley, and a B.S. in Mechanical and Environmental Engineering from UC Santa Barbara. Other research interests include thermal comfort and adaptive mechanisms, task/ambient conditioning systems, climate-responsive building design, and curriculum materials development. Prof. Brager currently serves as the Chair of the US Green Building Council’s Research Committee. She is also an active member of ASHRAE, serving as Past-President of the S.F. Bay Area Golden Gate Chapter, and Past-Chair of TC 2.1 (Physiology and Human Comfort). She is also a member of ASES and SBSE.

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