MDes, Harvard Graduate School of Design
BArch, Roger Williams University, School of Architecture, Art, & Historic Preservation
Associate Professor Seth Holmes joined the University in fall 2013. He received his Master of Design Studies at Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Architecture from Roger Williams University, School of Architecture, Art, & Historic Preservation. He has a strong interest in global warming and his research focus is climate change adaptation in the built environment. He is interested in studying the effects on a building due to loss of power, lack of affordable air conditioning, and natural weather events. The new architectural design + technology curriculum incorporates the topic of sustainability in the design studio to provide students with a greater awareness of sustainability and green living. Holmes is excited to bring more course content in sustainable design to both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Seth Holmes is also a practicing architect and principal at Benefit Street Design.
Additional Education Background
- Graduate Thesis: “Climate change risks from a building owner's perspective: Assessing future climate and energy price scenarios”
- Undergraduate Thesis: “Exploratory Assemblage: Integrating design with the unknown place”
- Sustainable Design
- Climate Change Adaptation
- Resilient Design
- Net-zero building and neighborhood design
- Community and recreational spaces
Holmes, S.H; Phillips, T; and Wilson, A. “Overheating and passive habitability: indoor health and heat indices.” Building Research & Information. Building Research & Information, April 2015. Taylor & Francis. London, UK. Learn more.
Holmes, S.H and Reinhart, C. F. (2013). “Assessing future climate change and energy price scenarios: institutional building investment.” Building Research & Information, March 2013. Taylor & Francis. London, UK. Learn more.
“Climate change risks from a building owner’s perspective: Assessing future climate and energy price scenarios.” Paper presented at the International Building Performance Simulation Association’s Building Simulation 2011 conference. Sydney, Australia. Learn more.