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Richard Graves Named New Director of Center for Sustainable Building Research

Richard Graves, AIA, LEED BD+C, was announced today as the Director of the Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR), in the College of Design, at the University of Minnesota.  Graves takes over the role previously held by John Carmody, founding director, who retired at the end of last year.  Graves will also hold the title of Associate Professor in the School of Architecture.  He officially assumed both new roles this week.   “I am very excited and honored to direct the Center for Sustainable Building Research at the University of Minnesota,” said Graves.  “Minnesota has earned a reputation as a North American leader in progressive environmental practice and policies. The potential for the Center for Sustainable Building Research to identify…

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Conner joins Braun Intertec as building sciences specialist

Megan Conner (BS Architecture, 2002) has joined Minneapolis-based Braun Intertec as a building sciences specialist in the company’s Building Sciences Group. The Building Sciences Group specializes in forensic investigations and quality assurance reviews to enhance the long-term performance and energy efficiency of buildings. Conner will be involved with building envelope commissioning projects. Past projects she has worked on have included the Hopkins fire and police stations, the Como Conservatory restoration, and the Block 19 Parking Ramp in Saint Paul. Additionally, she studied architecture in India, Denmark, and Spain and has worked extensively in California on projects ranging from hotels to government buildings.

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