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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

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
  • 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
  • D. Fannon, M. Laboy, P. Wiederspahn, Dimensions of Use: From Determinism to a New Humanism, Enquiry, The ARCC Journal of Architectural Research, 15(1), 2018
  • D. Fannon, M. Laboy, Resilient Homes Online Design Aid: Connecting Research and Practice for Socially Resilient Communities, Design and Resilience: Proceedings of the 2018 AIA/ACSA Intersections Symposium, Washington, DC, 2018
  • M. Laboy, On Groundwater: Invisible Architectural Environments, Journal of Architectural Education, 71(2), 2017

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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