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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Website started and updated by faculty and students of Cal Poly Pomona's College of Environmental Design: Department of Architecture.

"A sustainable online forum for students

and young professionals of design."

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One of the most difficult challenges confronting architectural students who wish to incorporate sustainable principles of design lies in understanding what are the most appropriate tools to use and how and when to efficiently and effectively integrate them into the design process. This website aims to provide a practical overview of some of the available tools and methodologies for incorporating sustainable principles into the design process.

Toolsforsustainability.com is an online forum for students of Architecture - started and updated by faculty and students at Cal Poly Pomona's Department of Architecture. 

Juintow Lin is a Registered Architect and an Assistant Professor at Cal Poly Pomona and a founding partner in FoxLin. At Cal Poly Pomona, she teaches design and sustainability courses, and organizes the biennial Building Enclosures Sustainability Symposium (BESS) conference, designed to bring together professionals from academia, architecture, engineering and construction, as well as students, to discuss state-of-the-art sustainable building enclosure design. She created and maintains the TFS webiste, an online community for students and young practitioners to learn about and discuss design tools specifically as they relate to issue of sustainability. She has worked in the offices of Marmol Radziner and Associates in Los Angeles, Foster and Partners in London, and Pei Cobb Freed and Partners in New York. Lin received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from MIT. She was a pioneering member of the Kinetic Design Group at MIT investigating the design and application of behavioral kinetic systems in architecture. She also served as a Research Fellow at MIT working on Sustainable Urban Housing in China and co-edited and co-authored a book of the same title in 2006.