Sustainable Architecture and Urban Development, Amman

Keynote Speakers  


  Prof. Dr Raymond J Cole

Dr Raymond J Cole
Professor, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of British Columbia

Ray Cole is a Professor in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) at the University of British Columbia. Where he has been teaching environmental issues in building design in the Architecture program for the past thirty years. Dr Cole is past Director of SALA and its Design Centre for Sustainability - the focus of sustainability related research within the School. He was co-founder of the Green Building Challenge - an international collaborative effort to benchmark progress in green building performance and environmental assessment - and has served on numerous national and international committees related to buildings and the environment. Dr Cole is currently a Director member of the Canada Solar Buildings Research Network, a past Director member of the Canadian Green Building Council, and holds the UBC designation of Distinguished University Scholar.

Dr Cole has received a number of academic and professional awards and distinctions for his activities in green building. He was selected as a North American Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Distinguished Professor for “sustained commitment to building environmental research and teaching” in 2001. In 2003 he received the Architectural Institute of British Columbia Barbara Dalrymple Memorial Award for Community Service and the US Green Building Council’s Green Public Service Leadership Award. In 2008, Dr Cole was recognized as a Fellow of the Cascadia Chapter of the US/Canada Green Building Councils and the recipient of the Sustainable Buildings Canada’s Life-time Achievement Award. Most recently received the Canada Green Building Council’s 2009 Lifetime Leadership Award.