In the past few weeks in St. Louis, we have experienced record drought, record heat and record rainfall. We know extreme weather events like this are exacerbated by the climate crisis and will likely accelerate further. How should we be building – or not building – to address climate mitigation and adaptation? How can we pursue new and different solutions now?
FEATURED GUEST: Wyly Brown, Founding Partner, Leupold Brown Goldbach Architekten and Assistant Professor, Washington University in St. Louis, Sam Fox School
Wyly Brown is a Founding Partner of Leupold Brown Goldbach Architekten, and the partner responsible for the projects conducted in North America. He holds a Bachelors of Art in Anthropology, and spent a number of years researching the connection between cultures and monuments through the reconstruction of full-scale, functional objects, often using historically accurate methods. After receiving a Masters of Architecture from Harvard University in 2006, he spent two years conducting research at the Institute of Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design, University of Stuttgart on the topic of rapidly deployable disaster relief structures. In 2014, he founded LBGO architects in Munich, with Andreas Leupold and Christian Goldbach. He approaches design through a process of analysis and optimization, searching for simple unified solutions to complex, and often contradicting, requirements. Wyly is a licensed architect in both Germany and in the United States, and continues to practice architecture while also conducting research on innovative natural building materials as a professor at Washington University in St. Louis.