Dr. Adam Rysanek is Assistant Professor of Environmental Systems at the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA). He is an expert in green building design, construction and operation, with over 10 years of experience engaging with high-performance building projects in Canada, Europe, and Asia. At SALA, Dr. Rysanek’s research specialisations include the study of parametric tools (I.e., Rhino/Grasshopper) for performative building design, the application of emerging technologies for design optimisation and performance evaluation (particularly augmented reality and machine learning), the evaluation of building performance using Internet-of-Things (IoT) sensors and data analytics, and the study of future trends in community-scale energy systems – such as building-integrated transportation energy systems (BITES).

Dr. Rysanek holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, and a BASc and MScE from Queen’s University. Prior to joining UBC, Dr. Rysanek led research out of the ETH Zurich Institute of Technology in Architecture, the ETH Zurich Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore, and the Energy Efficient Cities Initiative at the University of Cambridge. 

Dr. Rysanek supervises full-time post-doctoral researchers and graduate research students out of UBC SALA and the UBC Department of Mechanical Engineering. For more information about current research projects and opportunities, please visit the Buildings Decisions Research Group (BDRG) website: http://bdrg.io/