Dianah Katzenberger

Dianah Katzenberger

Charleston, SC, US

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Clemson University, Clemson, SC, US, MArch, Graduate Program, Master of Architecture

Aug 2009 - May 2012

Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Aug 2001 - Aug 2005


2012 International Sustainable Laboratory Student Design Competition Winner, 1st Place

This competition enabled architecture and engineering students from around the world to provide new and innovative thinking in the creation of energy-efficient and environmentally-sustainable laboratories. The competition focused on the proposed Salt River Bay Marine Research and Education Center (MREC), to be located within Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve (SARI) a unit of the National Park Service on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Project Awarded: Winner

Jury Comments:
Project demonstrates sensitive site planning and architectural design, including a compact use of the site. It takes advantage of natural resources in its use of solar thermal design, photovoltaic panels, day lighting, and rainwater collection. The project also adapts to extreme weather conditions and incorporates passive design with a clear building performance analysis. There is a logical hybrid system approach to natural and conditioned spaces.


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