Kennedy & Violich Architecture (KVA) is an interdisciplinary design practice that works at the intersection of architecture, sustainable building technologies and emerging public needs and lifestyles. Central to the work of KVA is the idea that the necessary infrastructure of buildings and cities can be transformed by design to enhance the experiences and activities of daily life. KVA offers clients professional services in urban design and architecture, construction documentation and administration, as well as creative programming and strategic planning for technology integration.
Architects know how to manage the energy generated and consumed by a building during its working life, but what about that used to create it? A recent conference at Columbia University explored that question.