Anne Marie Duvall Decker to be Speaking at Facades+ in Nashville, TN

Anne Marie Duvall Decker has been invited to be a guest speaker at Facades+ in Nashville, TN presented by The Architect’s Newspaper. The topic: sustainable and high-performance building enclosures.

In many cities and rural areas across the southeast, economies can be depressed. When a public institution identifies the limited funds to build-function, durability, and performance are the highest priorities. For architects, social and environmental health are also priorities. In places where needs are great and resources are minimal, a singular focus on energy performance or experimentation with expensive, novel materials or methods is neither appropriate nor responsible.

In these difficult circumstances, designing enclosures to perform comprehensively, to promote both social and environmental health, is imperative. Designing high-performance enclosures that are composed of common, economical materials and administered through an educational construction process can engage and build the capacity of owners and contractors. Building enclosures that are mature, efficient, and durable in both material and memory can build community.

Follow the link below to read more about the themes of the discussion and get to know the esteemed design professionals Anne Marie will be in conversation with.

Nashville, April 19, 2024