Vivian Loftness Receives NESEA 2018 Professional Leadership Award


The School of Architecture congratulates Vivian Loftness on receiving the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) 2018 Professional Leadership Award. The award was presented during the NESEA Night event at BuildingEnergy Boston this past month on March 8. The annual Professional Leadership Award is given to someone who demonstrates exemplary professional practice and exceptional humanity.

“Vivian Loftness never ceases to remind us that buildings are, first and foremost, for people,” reads the award inscription. “She is a brilliant advocate for providing human comfort and well-being through elegant design. She is always generous in sharing her expertise with students, practitioners, and policymakers around the world, and she has had a profound impact on the NESEA community.”

Vivian is a University Professor at CMU and former Head of the School of Architecture. She is an internationally renowned researcher, author, and educator focused on environmental design and sustainability, climate and regionalism in architecture, and the integration of advanced building systems for health and productivity.