Kelly Winn


Kelly Winn

Office: Greene Building, 003
Phone: (518) 276-4060


Kelly Winn is an Adjunct Professor for the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an architectural researcher with the Center for Architecture Science and Ecology. His PhD dissertation focused on the application of digital parametric design optimization and fabrication tools for the performance modification of local climatically adapted architectural ceramic facades. His work with a collaborative team of RPI researchers and local industrial ceramic and tile manufacturers won the Grand Prize and Honorable Mention awards for technical design in the sustainable and energy conscious design of ceramic facade systems at the 2nd Annual BrickStainable Design Competition. His continuing research encompasses a full-scale façade mockup of the thermo-regulating Climate Camouflage façade system developed and fabricated in collaboration with Boston Valley Terracotta for the Innovate: Integrate exhibition at the Center for Architecture (AIA New York Chapter), and the high-performance masonry system (HpMS) prototype developed for the Nexus-NY New Energy Xcelerator program in collaboration with Tegula Tile. Before coming to RPI, he studied with the Emerging Material Technologies program at the University of Arizona where he focused on architectural applications of digital design and rapid prototyping fabrication technologies. He received his B.Envd from the University of Colorado and his M.Arch from the University of Arizona.



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