Speaker

Matt Fajkus
MODERATOR

Matt Fajkus, AIA, holds a Master of Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where he completed his thesis work with Pritzker Prize-winning architect Rafael Moneo. Matt was a visiting critic and lecturer at Lund University in Sweden, The Architectural Association in London, and The Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris before joining the faculty at The University of Texas at Austin. His teaching and research are focused on sustainable building technology, including the relationship of building envelopes, structures, and lighting. His teaching received the 2012 Cale McDowell university-wide award for innovation, and he was selected for the 2012 ACSA New Faculty National Teaching Award. Matt is a licensed architect in Texas, a member of the American Institute of Architects, a LEED Accredited Professional, and is the Principal Architect of Matt Fajkus Architecture, LLC, founded in 2010. Matt is a Fellow of the Center for Sustainable Development and co-director of the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture’s state-of-the-art Thermal Lab, an interdisciplinary design tool that tests the thermal and light properties of full-scale facade mock-ups as part of a larger body of building envelope research. His designs, research and writings have been published extensively, including but not limited to Architectural Record, Dwell Magazine, Texas Architect, Azure Magazine, and Metropolitan Home, as well as international publications such as the Light in Engineering, Architecture, and the Environment, and the International Journal of Design, Nature, and Ecodynamics.