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Siobhan Rockcastle

21 March 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Organized by: MIT Department of Architecture
Venue: MIT Department of Architecture, 7-429/Long Lounge
77 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge
02139

Siobhan Rockcastle is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Oregon, Director of the Baker Lighting Lab, and co-founder of OCULIGHT dynamics, a company offering specialized daylight design support to promote healthy indoor occupation. She explores topics at the intersection of architectural design, environmental dynamics, human perception, and daylight performance with a focus on well-being. Siobhan’s current work uses simulation and virtual reality to model and design experiential lighting environments. She serves on the Board of SimAUD (Simulation in Architecture and Urban Design) and is the general chair for SimAUD 2019 in Atlanta, GA. She received her PhD in 2017 from the LIPID lab in the Doctoral Program in Architecture and Sciences of the City (EDAR) at the Swiss Federal Polytechnic in Lausanne, Switzerland (EPFL). Her doctoral dissertation was awarded a ‘special distinction’ as one of 9 dissertations short-listed for the Top Thesis Prize from across all EPFL doctoral programs in 2017.