SHORT BIO

Dr. Emanuele Naboni (BArch, MArch, MPhil, PhD in Building Science, LEED AP, Licensed Architect) is, since 2010, Associate Professor at The Institute of Technology of the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen, School of Architecture. He teaches and researches in the field of Architectural Technology and Environmental Sustainable Design and he is visitng professor at EPFL in Lausanne. He was a Researcher at the Center for the Built Environment, College for Environmental Design, University of California Berkeley (USA) (2012), the Environment and Energy Technology Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) (2011) and Visiting Teacher at the Architectural Association in London (2013) and Nottingham University (2014). In 2007, he was awarded a PhD at University of California, with a collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and Politecnico di Milano (thesis focused on the simulation of sustainable architecture).

Previously, he had his Masters in Architecture (2002) (cum laude) at Politecnico di Milano with a specialization in Sustainable Design. He consults foremost international architectural and urban design. He supports the development of high performances cities, buildings and technologies. In addition he consults for the development of Building Performance Simulation Tools. Emanuele was sustainable design specialist and analyst at the “Performance Design Studio” of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP (2006-2010). Between his works, we can mention green master plans in US and China, commercial towers in mostly every climate with SOM. In addition he has developed prefabricated green building prototypes, including one exposed at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry (with Michelle Kaufman Design - 2005). 

He has consulted for the implementation of sustainable strategies for a series of adaptive buildings in USA, Europe and Asia (2005-2013) and developed new façade types for various manufacturers that are now in the market (2003-13). He consulted Autodesk (2009-11) for the development of Environmental Perfromance Tools. In 2011 and 2013 Dr. Naboni obtained two grants from FP7 EU programs for sustainable design with the implementation of energy simulation in cloud computing environments and the development of sustainable design APPs. 

Dr. Naboni worked together with humanitarian agencies to develop ecological and affordable houses in Tanzania and Thailand (2012). He has won international architectural competition for new buildings and masterplans. His projects and researches are published in magazines such as DETAIL, Architectural Record, Domus. He is author of several publications related to sustainable architecture, including a co-authored book “Green Buildings Pay” for Routledge with Brian Edwards (2012) and contributions for RIBA publications. His main area of interest is Environmental Creative Sustainable Design (Vision, Principles, Strategies, Methods and Tools).