Enclosure Engineering is the multi-faceted discipline focused on optimizing design and performance at any building’s first line of defense: the envelope.
A relatively new specialization, Katherine Chan came to her career in Enclosure Engineering through studying Structural Engineering and wanting to leverage her interest in architecture.
This presentation will touch upon Katherine’s path to Enclosure Engineering and a recent project thyssenkrupp’s Innovation Qualification Center (IQC). IQC is an elevator test and qualification center complete with an observation venue at 440 ft tall and is located outside Atlanta, GA in Cobb County. Katherine led the enclosure design to think beyond the box and push the envelope to perform well in the project’s climate while realizing the design intent.
Video courtesy of Walter P Moore