Expertise: Sustainability; Energy efficient buildings; Health impacts of the built environment; Daylight and health; Architecture; Urban sustainability; Climate change and the built environment
Professor Kyle Konis, Ph.D, AIA is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Southern California with a background in professional practice and building science research. Dr. Konis’ research is centered on improving the feedback loop between design intent and the performance of buildings in use, with an emphasis on supporting evidence-based design practices and on examining the impacts of the indoor environment on occupant comfort, health and well-being. Dr. Konis’ interdisciplinary research has been sponsored by the American Institute of Architects, the California Energy Commission, and the National Investment Center. Dr. Konis’ research outcomes have been published in a number of prominent journals including Energy and Buildings, Building and Environment, Solar Energy, and Intelligent Buildings International, and he has recently completed a book (co-authored by Stephen Selkowitz) published by Springer entitled, Effective Daylighting with High-Performance Facades, Emerging Design Practices. Dr. Konis’ teaching has been recognized by national awards from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, the National Council of Architectural Registraiton Boards, and the Building Technology Educator’s Society. He is a member of the IESNA Daylighting Metrics Committee and serves on the USC Sustainability Steering Committee, the USC Senate Sustainability Committee, and the Advisory Board of the USC Center for Excellence in Teaching.