Michelle Addington, Hines Professor of Sustainable Architectural Design at the Yale University School of Architecture, is trained as both an architect and an engineer whose teaching and research explore energy systems, advanced materials and new technologies. Originally educated as a nuclear and mechanical engineer, she began her career at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, where she developed structural data for composite materials and designed components for unmanned spacecraft. She then spent a decade as a process design and power plant engineer as well as a manufacturing supervisor at DuPont, after which she turned to the study of architecture.
She serves as an advisor on energy and sustainability for many national and international organizations, and her chapters and articles have appeared in many books, reference volumes and journals. Her books include Smart Materials and Technologies for the Architecture and Design Professions and the recently published Emerging Technologies. She joined the faculty of Yale University’s School of Architecture in 2006, and holds a joint appointment at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Prior to teaching at Yale, she taught at Harvard University for ten ye ars. She received a B.S.M.E from Tulane University, a B.Arch from Temple University, an M.Des.S. and a Dr.Des from Harvard University. In 2009, Architect magazine selected her as one of the country’s top ten faculty in architecture.