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Friday, May 3 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Racing to Zero: Community Regeneration in a Low-Income Neighborhood in Houston, Texas

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The Prairie View A&M University School of Architecture works in a Public Interest Design framework with the Independence Heights neighborhood in Houston, Texas. For the past four years, PVAMU teams have developed net zero, affordable infill housing solutions for the neighborhood through the Department of Energy’s Race to Zero Competition, winning the Grand Award in both 2018 and 2016.

Throughout the process, the Passive House Institute U.S. 2015 and 2018 certification standards have been tested for hot and humid climates. Students from the 2018 team will present their project, The Fly Flat, discussing the results of their research.

This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 1.25 LFA credits
  • 1.25 AIA LU|HSW credits

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Shelly Pottorf

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Prairie View A&M University
Shelly Pottorf, AIA, CPHC, LEED AP BD+C is a practicing architect and the Principal of Architend, a firm committed to catalyzing a living future through architecture, community design, sustainable consulting, and research. She further serves as an Assistant Professor in the Prairie... Read More →
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Ledell Thomas

Student, Prairie View A&M University
Ledell Thomas is a fourth-year student at Prairie View A&M University in both Architecture and Construction Science programs. His interest is in integrated design that will educate builders and communities towards net-zero features and enhance their environment to a more sustainable... Read More →
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Shannen L. Martin

Sustainable Design Specialist, HOK
Shannen L. Martin, CPHC is a recent graduate of Prairie View A&M University’s Architecture and Construction Science programs. Her time at PVAMU exposed her to sustainability and Public Interest Design, setting her academic and professional career trajectory. She earned her professional... Read More →
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Cynthia Suarez-Harris

Student, Prairie View A&M University
Cynthia Suarez-Harris is a fourth year student in the Prairie View A&M University School of Architecture. Her current studies focus on applying sustainable practices and building science knowledge to address socio-economic issues while improving health, performance and durability... Read More →
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Kennia Yajaira Lopez

Student, Prairie View A&M University.
Kennia Yajaira Lopez is currently a fourth year student in the undergraduate architecture program at Prairie View A&M University. She is interested in building comfort that enhances occupant cognition, emotion, and connectivity to the natural environment. Her studies have focused... Read More →

Friday May 3, 2019 3:30pm - 4:45pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Hoh Room #609