YLG Charlottesville: The Future of Housing and Prefabrication with Joseph Wheeler
June 29, 2018
7:30 am – Registration
8:00 am – Program with Q&A
9:00 am – Adjourn
Room: Vinegar Hall North
206 West Market Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Non Members $50
(Onsite Registration fees increase by $10)
Pre-registration fees based on RSVPs received prior to or on the June 27th deadline.
Joseph Wheeler, AIA, Professor of Architecture at Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design & Co-Director, Center for Design Research
Joseph Wheeler is a Professor of Architecture in Virginia Tech’s School of Architecture + Design. He pursues professional research in environmental and sustainable design and assumes leadership positions in the implementation of design theory and ideas.
As co-director of School of Architecture + Design’s Center for Design Research, he has led multiple interdisciplinary projects which include the 2005, 2009 and 2010 Solar Decathlon house projects, the latter of which won first place overall in international competition in Madrid, Spain. He’s currently gearing up the 2018 Solar Decathlon competition in Dubai.
Virginia Tech’s FutureHAUS team has earned worldwide recognition for their modular building system, in which home components, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and audiovisual walls, are made in a factory. The process allows all electrical, plumbing, and digital technologies to be integrated, installed, and tested in a controlled environment before being transported in cartridges to the building site. It also simplifies the construction process by eliminating complex coordination of tradesmen on site, reducing construction time and costs, and improving quality, sustainability, and safety practices.