• Aug 8, 2018
  • Port Chester, NY

Rational Building Design in an Irrational World

Description:Srikanth speaking at Murphy Brothers Contracting

We need to rethink how we value homes. Size and aesthetics are important, but why do we ignore health and comfort. Asbestos insulation, mold, or lead paint will provide a negative value to a home, but there is a lot more in our homes that can impact our health. Material and equipment selections that can mitigate health concerns of occupants should be valued accordingly. Similarly, comfort is not achieved by simply saying a home has central HVAC. We often adapt over time to the comfort quirks of homes, but why not value true comfort so that we don’t have to compromise on comfort.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify additional drivers, beyond square footage and aesthetics, that should be valued for our homes.
  2. Describe the building systems required to improve health, comfort, and noise abatement.
  3. Summarize to clients and/or project teams the benefits of incorporating health, comfort, and noise abatement in the design process.
  4. Identify four (4) lower cost options that should be part of any home design project.
  5. Discuss efforts in the industry to more rationally value homes.

Credit: 1 AIA LU

SpeakerSrikanth Puttagunta, Steven Winter Associates

When: Wednesday, August 8, 2018 | 5:15pm – 7:00pm

Location: Rye Ridge Tile Port Chester Showroom, 520 N Main Street, Port Chester, NY 10573

Registration: Contact Michael Murphy at or (914) 424-3422