Originally educated as a nuclear and mechanical engineer, Addington started her career at NASA, where she tested materials for unmanned spacecraft. After stints as a process and design engineer at a power plant, she shifted to architecture. In her current role as a researcher and scholar, she lectures around the globe on energy and building.
For Addington, architecture is the perfect profession to embrace and integrate the teachings of other professions into the final built product. A bit of neuroscience, psychology, and thermal dynamics, with a dash of quantum physics, can help architects think beyond the building to the individual phenomena acting on the building and its occupants.
Michelle Addington on Why Architects Should Stop Thinking Like Architects Carrie Stallwitz MediaBistro 10/13/08
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