Carnegie Mellon University

Vivian Loftness

Vivian Loftness

University Professor in the School of Architecture


Vivian Loftness has served on seven National Academy of Science panels as well as being a member of the Academy's Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment.

She's given three Congressional testimonies on sustainable design. And Loftness has influenced both national policy and building projects, including the Adaptable Workplace Lab at the U.S. General Services Administration and the Laboratory for Cognition at Electricity de France. She received the 2003 Sacred Tree Award from the US Green Building Council.

Loftness' research addresses:

  • environmental design and sustainability — advanced building systems and systems integration
  • climate and regionalism in architecture — design for performance in the workplace of the future

For an interview, email Pam Wigley or call her at 412-268-1047.