This Ezra series profiles recently hired faculty members across Cornell’s colleges, schools and units. In their own ways, these researchers, scholars and teachers embody the university’s creative and collaborative vitality.
Felix Heisel: designing buildings for future centuries
In a sustainable economy, circular construction is straightforward.
“While creating a building design, one might think, ‘This is my masterpiece. It’s going to be here until the end of time,’” said Felix Heisel, assistant professor of architecture in the College of Architecture, Art and Planning. “The reality is that in today’s world, buildings are not forever. The service time for buildings around the world has been decreasing, and we are not building for eternity.”