Loren Abraham - a compilation of Significant Work 1991-2013

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This presentation reviews the most significant accomplishments and contributions of Architect, Industrial Designer, Researcher and Educator, Loren Abraham in the fields of Architecture, Product Design and Innovation, including Software and publications. It also reviews several major research and development initiatives including a Biomimetic Concept for Retractable Stadium Roof and the Ark-Angel, a self-stustaining emergency response catamaran for coastal areas.

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  • Presentation for Annual Stormwater Review December 18, 2009 8:30 AMCentral Corridor1080 University Ave   Green Roof Garden Classroom Green Roof Basic informationExamples of GRT optionsProject OverviewGoals and ObjectivesHistoryDesign Functional AreasWater featurePlant PallettesGreen wallIrrigation & rainwater harvestingComponents – Intensive vs. extensiveEducation PrecedentsEducation/interpretive curriculumImplemetation and learning opportunitiesInitial and Ongoing Maintenance MonitoringValuePrecedentsProgram DescriptionTempPrecipMoisture contentEffluent Rate and QualityConclusionQ & A 
  • Abstract An integrated system for selecting, ordering and manufacturing art glass panels is provided. An artistic art glass design is combined with a set of design rules specifically applicable to such art glass design to produce a digitized data file uniquely identifying the art glass design. The digitized data file information is used to reconfigure the initial art glass design, according to the entered set of design rules, to conform the art glass design to the unique panel size and shape requirements of a customer. A data file of the reconfigured art glass panel information is forwarded to the manufacturer. The digitized reconfigured file data includes all of the information regarding component sizes, shapes and cutting and assembly instructions required to enable automated assembly and costing for the art glass panel fabrication. Remote input terminals are provided for customers, enabling customized customer design and selection of art glass panels at remote locations, on-line visual review of the customized panels and their calculated costs, and direct ordering from the remote terminals.
  • Abstract An integrated system for selecting, ordering and manufacturing art glass panels is provided. An artistic art glass design is combined with a set of design rules specifically applicable to such art glass design to produce a digitized data file uniquely identifying the art glass design. The digitized data file information is used to reconfigure the initial art glass design, according to the entered set of design rules, to conform the art glass design to the unique panel size and shape requirements of a customer. A data file of the reconfigured art glass panel information is forwarded to the manufacturer. The digitized reconfigured file data includes all of the information regarding component sizes, shapes and cutting and assembly instructions required to enable automated assembly and costing for the art glass panel fabrication. Remote input terminals are provided for customers, enabling customized customer design and selection of art glass panels at remote locations, on-line visual review of the customized panels and their calculated costs, and direct ordering from the remote terminals.
  • Abstract An integrated system for selecting, ordering and manufacturing art glass panels is provided. An artistic art glass design is combined with a set of design rules specifically applicable to such art glass design to produce a digitized data file uniquely identifying the art glass design. The digitized data file information is used to reconfigure the initial art glass design, according to the entered set of design rules, to conform the art glass design to the unique panel size and shape requirements of a customer. A data file of the reconfigured art glass panel information is forwarded to the manufacturer. The digitized reconfigured file data includes all of the information regarding component sizes, shapes and cutting and assembly instructions required to enable automated assembly and costing for the art glass panel fabrication. Remote input terminals are provided for customers, enabling customized customer design and selection of art glass panels at remote locations, on-line visual review of the customized panels and their calculated costs, and direct ordering from the remote terminals.
  • Abstract An integrated system for selecting, ordering and manufacturing art glass panels is provided. An artistic art glass design is combined with a set of design rules specifically applicable to such art glass design to produce a digitized data file uniquely identifying the art glass design. The digitized data file information is used to reconfigure the initial art glass design, according to the entered set of design rules, to conform the art glass design to the unique panel size and shape requirements of a customer. A data file of the reconfigured art glass panel information is forwarded to the manufacturer. The digitized reconfigured file data includes all of the information regarding component sizes, shapes and cutting and assembly instructions required to enable automated assembly and costing for the art glass panel fabrication. Remote input terminals are provided for customers, enabling customized customer design and selection of art glass panels at remote locations, on-line visual review of the customized panels and their calculated costs, and direct ordering from the remote terminals.
  • Loren Abraham - a compilation of Significant Work 1991-2013

    1. 1. Light work Loren Abraham 1991-2013
    2. 2. Past and future past …the future is going to be a lot like the past… …only more so. _Faith Popcorn
    3. 3. Loren Abraham Timeline Past Present Future
    4. 4. Loren Abraham Initiatives and Organizations • Sustainable Buildings Industries Council Chair 1991-93 • Initiated ASTM Green Buildings Committee (E51) 1992 • AIA National COTE scientific advisor ERG 1990-92 • Greening of the White House Initiative 1992-1996 • Founding member US Green Building Council 1993 • LEED Guidelines Committee 1993-1995
    5. 5. 1991-2011 Critical Work Loren Abraham, AIA, LEED AP Adjunct Assistant Professor C2C designtex fabric
    6. 6. loren abraham architecture with WM+P
    7. 7. HERMAN MILLER “GREENHOUSE” OFFICES & FACTORY William McDonough + Partners School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    8. 8. 901 Cherry GAP Office Building William McDonough + Partners • • • • Green Roof Raised Floor – Displacement Ventilation Daylighting Life Cycle Cost Analysis Model School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    9. 9. Loren Abraham, AIA, LEED AP Adjunct Assistant Professor School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    10. 10. Gap Combined LCCA Summary of Cost Benefit Analysis Initial Costs $ Reduced HVAC Costs Net First Costs Annual Energy Savings Annual Operation Savings Simple Payback Green Roof 434,550 4,250 430,300 24,000 4,250 11 Underfloor Plenum 532,000 75,000 457,000 19,000 155,400 2.6 Daylighting 414,392 2,035 412,357 19,070 3,430 18 81,285 1,299,657 62,070 163,080 5.8 Combined 1,380,942 Loren Abraham, AIA, LEED AP with William McDonough + Partners School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    11. 11. 100000000 10000000 1000000 100000 10000 Productivity $ Best Absenteeism $ Worst Most Likely Gap Combined LCCA Most Likely Productivity Gains Benefit to Owner Absenteeism Productivity % Improved % Improved Cost Benefit $ 4 9 1,581,000 Daylighting 4 9 1,581,000 Combined 8 18 3,162,000 Underfloor air distribution (UFAD) Loren Abraham, AIA, LEED AP with William McDonough + Partners School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    12. 12. A.J.L. CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES William McDonough + Partners Net-Zero Energy building Living Machine Full Daylighting Building as Teaching laboratory Indoor and outdoor relationships integrated green infrastructure Loren Abraham, AIA, LEED AP Adjunct Assistant Professor School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    13. 13. abraham + associates architects public architecture Hennepin County Brookdale Regional Center Brooklyn Center, Minnesota In association with Buetow & Associates, Inc., St. Paul, Minnesota Loren Abraham, AIA, LEED AP abraham + associates architects School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    14. 14. Loren Abraham, AIA, LEED AP abraham + associates architects School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    15. 15. Loren Abraham, AIA, LEED AP abraham + associates architects School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    16. 16. Minneapolis Central Library Green Roof Architects: Pelli and Architectural Alliance Landscape Architect: Kestrel Design Group Loren Abraham, AIA, LEED AP abraham + associates architects School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    17. 17. Green Roof Interpretive Center and Garden Classroom Loren Abraham, AIA, LEED AP abraham + associates architecture School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    18. 18. Final Design Scheme GREEN ROOF PLAN Loren Abraham, AIA, LEED AP abraham + associates architecture School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    19. 19. Grand Opening 2010 Loren Abraham, AIA, LEED AP abraham + associates architecture School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    20. 20. Loren Abraham Design Research and Product Development • Product Design - 9 Patents • Ecological Product Development – C2C Protocols, MBDC, 1996 – Designtex Fabric, MBDC, 1996 • Software and Publications – Energy 10 Software, 1996 – DOE Energy Design Tools, 1996 – Sustainable Building Technical Manual, USGBC, PTI, 1996 – Living Spaces: Ecological Building and Design, 1999 – Whole Building Design Guide School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    21. 21. Loren Abraham, IDSA Product Design Including 9 Patents while with Andersen Corporation R&D
    22. 22. Daylight collection and distribution system Patent no. 5467564 An apparatus designed to capture and direct daylight to a target area in a building or other structure. A housing provides an aperture and passive directing structure which directs daylight entering the apertures towards the target area. The passive directing structure can also direct daylight towards reflecting surfaces in the housing which, in turn, direct the daylight towards the target area.
    23. 23. Skylight Patent No. D374087
    24. 24. Daylight Collection and Distribution System Patent No. 5,408,795
    25. 25. Rule Based parametric design apparatus and method US Patent 5548698
    26. 26. Rule Based parametric design apparatus and method US Patent 5548698
    27. 27. Integrated method and apparatus for selecting, ordering and manufacturing art glass panels US Patent 5570292
    28. 28. Andersen Art Glass Customizable Panels
    29. 29. Handle Trim Set Assembly US Pat. no. D312565
    30. 30. Loren Abraham Timeline Past Present Future
    31. 31. Zero Impact Sustainable Strategies Showcase Home Barott House Columbus Township, Minnesota Loren Abraham, AIA, LEED AP abraham + associates architects
    32. 32. Retractable Roof Concept B Roof Closed Optimized for Winter Sun Loren Abraham, AIA, LEED AP abraham + associates architects
    33. 33. Retractable Roof Concept B Roof Closed Optimized for Summer Sun Loren Abraham, AIA, LEED AP abraham + associates architects
    34. 34. Retractable Roof Concept B Roof Open Loren Abraham, AIA, LEED AP abraham + associates architects
    35. 35. Retractable Roof Concept B Roof Closed Loren Abraham, AIA, LEED AP abraham + associates architects
    36. 36. Loren Abraham Current Research and Writing Software Development – Game show as a teaching tool: Solar Jeopardy - developed for MRES and the Minnesota State Fair Eco-Expo Sustainability Stage – Integrated Energy/Water Calculator – Zero+ Toolkit - tools for achieving netzero Current Publications – 2013-2014 (5774) Hebraic Pocket Calendar - from a messianic worldview – Make Each Day Count – a Messianic Guide to Counting the Omer – Building Performance Assessment for Dummies School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    37. 37. Solar Jeopardy Solar 101 History of Solar Solar Tech Dollars & Sense In the News $100 $100 $100 $100 $100 $200 $200 $200 $200 $200 $300 $300 $300 $300 $300 $400 $400 $400 $400 $400 $500 $500 $500 $500 $500 Final Jeopardy
    38. 38. Timeline Past Present Future
    39. 39. Research Project: Bio-mimetic Concepts for a Retractable Stadium Roof
    40. 40. Bio-mimetic Concepts for a Retractable Stadium Roof Loren Abraham, AIA, LEED AP abraham + associates architects School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    41. 41. Target Field and TCF Bank Stadium – Open Air? Loren Abraham, AIA, LEED AP abraham + associates architects School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    42. 42. Case example: Shanghai Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center Loren Abraham, AIA, LEED AP abraham + associates architects School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    43. 43. Shanghai Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center Loren Abraham, AIA, LEED AP abraham + associates architects School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    44. 44. Example of Biosynthesis: Iris of an Eye Loren Abraham, AIA, LEED AP abraham + associates architects School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    45. 45. Rotating Retractable Roof: Loren Abraham, AIA, LEED AP abraham + associates architects School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    46. 46. Biosynthesis: Flowering Plants Loren Abraham, AIA, LEED AP abraham + associates architects School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    47. 47. Example of Bio-morphic: Fibonacci Spirals Loren Abraham, AIA, LEED AP abraham + associates architects School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    48. 48. Ark-Angel Thursday November 15, 2012 www.Ark-Angel.org School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    49. 49. The Need Ark-angel.org School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    50. 50. Ark-angel.org School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    51. 51. Ark-angel.org School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    52. 52. Rising sea levels Ark-angel.org School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    53. 53. Tsunami Ark-angel.org School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    54. 54. School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota ..Disaster-AidBanda_Aceh_Tsunami_Damage.pdf Ark-angel.org
    55. 55. The response… Ark-Angel A sustainable technology emergency response shallow draft vessel Ark-angel.org School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    56. 56. Concept The Ark-Angel Sustainable Technology Catamaran is: – a quick response vessel intended for coastal areas impacted by natural disasters or other emergency situations. – Provides drinking water, emergency power, medical assistance and emergency aid or evacuation. – A greenhouse that recycles water and wastes and provides food and fuel for the hydrogen powered cruiser. – the central open space can be extended five feet on each side extending the dining and great room – functions as a fully self-contained and self-sufficient living environment – all major systems and functions are autonomously controlled and monitored Ark-angel.org School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    57. 57. Precedents  HSV-2 Swift  Solar Sailor Ferry  Have-Blue XV-1 HSV-2 Swift,stationed in Little Creek,Va sailed to the waters off Louisiana to provide support. Ark-angel.org School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    58. 58. Ark-angel.org School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    59. 59. Hull Designer Consultant: Kurt Hughes Sailing Designs http://www.multihulldesigns.com/ Ark-angel.org School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    60. 60. Ark Angel Concept Sustainable Technology 85’ Length 40’ Beam Ark-angel.org School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    61. 61. Ark Angel Disaster relief Minimal draft allows vessel access to stricken areas in a first responder mode Emergency water filtration – individual family to community scale systems Temporary shelter can be fabricated quickly from Emergency medical supplies and trained medical volunteers. Communications systems to assist in coordinating relief efforts. Ark-angel.org School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    62. 62. Ark Angel Power and propulsion Systems: Two 25 kW solar hydrogen power plants, twin 25 hp whisper quiet electric drives and lithium batteries. Hull construction: with experimental extremely strong and yet ultra lightweight structural composite so that sufficient water storage capacity (along with the associated ballast) is available in the hulls. Rainwater harvesting, desalinization and gray water recycling as well as advanced filtration and purification technologies are all employed to provide the high volume of pure potable water that may be needed during emergency relief operations. Wastewater is purified and reused for plant irrigation in the greenhouse bio-filtration and hydroponic planting ponds. School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota Ark-angel.org
    63. 63. Ark Angel Technologies • Acoustic Hydroponic food production • Dual hull design providing water storage/ballast compartments • Stabilization system –to stabilize boat during rough seas and when sailing under high wind • Powered Slide expands beam of boat from 30-40’ • “Set-and-forget” rigging design for sails and mast • Advanced GPS navigation and satellite communications systems • Regenerative battery charging under sail • The 'artificial leaf,' uses sunlight to split water into hydrogen and O2. • Wind turbine, Solar PV sailcloth and other Renewable Energy sources Ark-angel.org School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    64. 64. There is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless splendid plans: That the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never have otherwise occurred. A whole stream of events issue from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would come his way. School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota
    65. 65. Whatever you can do or dream you can, BEGIN IT. Boldness has genius and magic in it. BEGIN IT NOW. _Goethe School of architecture | Adjunct Slam 2012 College of Design | University of Minnesota

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