National and Local Experts Galore!

Sandra Scallan, Reichel, Claudette Hanks  |  3/22/2005 1:36:46 AM

The LaHouse designs and plans are the culmination of an amazing collection of local and internationally recognized expertise – all offered gratis to the cause. We are deeply grateful to everyone who participated and to the key advisers who provided critical technical assistance, including:

Joe Lstiburek, PE, Ph.D. – principal, Building Science Corporation, a U.S. Dept. of Energy Building America Program consortium, author of acclaimed regional Builders Guides and moisture control handbooks, and internationally recognized building scientist, forensic engineer and speaker

  • Danny Parker, Ph.D., Janet McIlvane and other scientists of the Florida Solar Energy Center, the premier warm climate building research center and a U.S. Dept. of Energy Building America consortium
  • Marc Levitan, Ph.D. - LSU Hurricane Center director and wind engineer with LSU Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Roger Seals, Ph.D. - geotechnical engineer with LSU Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Wade Byrd - La. Dept. of Natural Resources energy consultant and founder of the state’s Home Energy Rating System
  • Edward Cazayoux – University of Louisiana at Lafayette Dept. of Architecture professor with specialized expertise in sustainable design for Louisiana
  • Ed Killingsworth - principal of The Architecture Group, universal design expert
  • Julia Beamish, Ph.D.; Kathleen Parrott, Ph.D.; and JoAnn Emmel, Ph.D.; Virginia Tech faculty, published experts in kitchen, bath and universal design

The epitome of gratitude and praise is extended to the pros who worked with the LaHouse team to synthesize all the expertise into actual building and site plans:

  • Trula and Chris Remson - principals of Remson-Haley Architects award-winning design firm and LaHouse architects
  • Roy Domangue - principal of Wooden Creations, recognized local energy-efficient home builder and future builder of the exhibit house
  • Neil Odenwald, Ph.D., and Tom Pope, Ph.D. – Louisiana legendary duo of landscape architecture and horticulture and LaHouse landscape designers

The LSU AgCenter design teams include specialists and scientists in housing, engineering, wood science, entomology, horticulture, flood mitigation, waste management and water quality.

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