Year 1

2014 - 2015

  • 2014

    Planning and Preparation

    From July to October of 2014, the Design Lab focused on background research, course planning, and book planning and preparation.

  • 2014

    Technologies and Typologies

    From July 2014 to January 2015, the design lab conducted research on Waste-to-Energy history, technologies, and plant typologies

  • 2015

    Context and Drivers

    From September 2014 to April 2015, the lab analyzed the Waste-to-Energy facilities context in Sweden and internationally. From October through July 2015 (in year 2) lab research focused on Waste-to-Energy context and drivers in the United States. This research included energy production, and projected Waste-to-Energy outputs in the future.

  • 2015

    Design Elements

    From March 2015 and continuing into Year 2 of the project, the lab reviewed architecturally interesting Waste-to-Energy facilities (precedent analysis), to determine more general design opportunities and methods.