Michelle Laboy

Affiliated Faculty,  Civil and Environmental Engineering
Assistant Professor,  School of Architecture

Contact

Office

  • 617.373.5320

Research Focus

Building and site systems integration; structures and landscape performance; building and urban resilience; green infrastructure; socio-ecological factors in design, transdisciplinary teaching and learning

Education

  • MArch, MUP, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2005

Research Overview

Building and site systems integration; structures and landscape performance; building and urban resilience; green infrastructure; socio-ecological factors in design, transdisciplinary teaching and learning

Selected Research Projects

  • Boston LightWells
    Principal Investigator, Boston Groundwater Trust and AutoDesk BUILD Grant
  • Community Resilience in Extreme Temperatures: Solutions for Citizens, Governments and Utilities Through Big Data and Community Engagement
    Co-Principal Investigator, Northeastern University
  • Future-Use Architecture: Design for Persistent Change
    Co-Principal Investigator, American Institute of Architects College of Fellows

Selected Publications

  • M. Laboy, 1-Inch Urbanism: An Architectural Agenda for Decentralized Storm Water Buffering, Future Praxis: Applied Research as a Bridge Between Theory and Practice: Journal of Proceedings of the 2019 ARCC International Conference
  • M. Laboy, A. Onnis-Hayden, Bridging the Gap Between Architecture and Engineering: a Transdisciplinary Model for a Resilient Built Environment, Proceedings of BTES 2019: Integration and Innovation, 2019 Conference of the Building Technology Educators Society
  • M. Eckelman, M. Laboy, LCAart: Communicating Industrial Ecology at a Human Scale, Journal of Industrial Ecology, 2020
  • M. Laboy, Physical Environments for Active Schools: Future Directions for Transdisciplinary Research, Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, 4(17), 2019, 155–64
  • M. Laboy, Temporal Reciprocities of Building and Site: Structural Patterns for Resilient Future-Use Structures, Structures and Architecture: Bridging the Gap and Crossing Borders, 2019, 1031–40

Faculty

Apr 11, 2020

FY21 TIER 1 Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 19 COE faculty and affiliates who were recipients of FY21 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 13 different projects.

Faculty

Feb 18, 2020

DURABLE: Sustainable Material Ecologies, Assemblies and Cultures

A  new exhibition at the BSA Space – DURABLE: Sustainable Material Ecologies, Assemblies, and Cultures, curated by CEE faculty David Fannon and Matthew Eckelman, as well as Architecture faculty Michelle Laboy and Peter Wiederspahn, explores the materials used to construct the built environment which are critical components to the sustainability of our cities.

Students

Oct 10, 2018

Civil and Environmental Engineering students place 3rd at Environmental Design Competition

A team of Civil and Environmental students from Northeastern University placed third in the WEF Environmental Design Competition, which saw the participation of 22 teams from across the 3 countries.

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