Kiel Moe is practicing architect and the Gerald Sheff Professor of Architecture at McGill University.
He was previously associate professor of architecture and energy in the Department of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where also served as co-director of the MDes degree program in the Advanced Studies Program, co-coordinator of the Energy and Environments MDes concentration and director of the Energy, Environments and Design research unit at the GSD.
In recognition of his design and research, he was awarded the 2017-2019 Mellon Foundation/Canadian Centre for Architecture Project on Environmental Histories of Architecture, the 2016-17 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Helsinki, Finland, the 2009-10 Gorham P. Stevens Rome Prize Fellow in Architecture and three fellowships at the MacDowell Colony in 2012, 2014 and 2016.
He is the author of ten books on architecture. Recent publications include What is Energy & How (Else) Might We Think About It? with Sanford Kwinter (Actar 2020) and Wood Urbanism: From the Molecular to the Territorial, with Jane Hutton and Daniel Ibanez (Actar 2020). He has also authored Empire, State & Building (ACTAR, 2017); Insulating Modernism: Isolated and Non-Isolated Thermodynamics in Architecture (Birkhauser 2014); The Hierarchy of Energy in Architecture: Energy Analysis with Ravi S. Srinivasan, 2015; Convergence: An Architectural Agenda for Energy (2013); Thermally Active Surfaces in Architecture (2010); and Integrated Design in Contemporary Architecture (2008).
Moe's talk was made possible by the CAPLA Grassroots Initiatives Grant in support of the School of Architecture Climate Change and Design Studio spearheaded by Associate Professors Aletheia Ida and Susannah Dickinson.