October 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
UMass Olver Design Building
Room 162

Fall 2018 BCT Lecture Series

Speaker: Jonathan A. Wright, Wright Builders
Location: 162 Olver Design Building

Living Building Challenge project goals are to achieve the highest standard of renewable and resilient design. Constructing these buildings presents the most rigorous of challenges. Under the direction of Mr. Wright two of these buildings exists in our Amherst neighborhood, R.W. Kern Center & Hitchcock Center for the Environment.

Mr. Wright, a graduate of Hampshire College, has been an active regional leader in sustainable design and construction since 1976. The firm he co-owns, Wright Builders, Inc., recently completed two Living Building Challenge projects (R.W. Kern Center & Hitchcock Center for the Environment) achieving the highest standard of renewable and resilient design and construction. His upcoming book Spirit of the Makers will be published by Ecotone Press in 2019. His journalism has spanned several decades, and in 2018 his poetry and photograph collection Season of Dreams joined the 2014 poetry collection, After the Rain.

Free and open to the public. AIA & USGBCI CES credits are available.