Charles Darwin University (CDU) graduate Ben Luppino has attracted national attention for his vision of architecture for environmental sustainability.
The 23-year old award-winning architecture student already holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Architecture from CDU, and is currently studying at the University of South Australia’s Louis Laybourne Smith School of Architecture and Design.
Recently awarded a traveling scholarship for his visionary and functional building concepts, Ben believes that the task of environmental education among occupants of buildings of the future may not be as difficult as some people expect.
‘Until the turn of the century, most people viewed the issue of environmental sustainability as something forced upon them, and to which they would need to adapt,’ he explained.
‘However, embracing the environment in the way we live and work will be a way of life for future generations. Architects and builders are planning for the way we live in the decades to come and they will find most people willing participants in strategies to preserve our natural resources.’
Ben believes that architecture for environmental sustainability is predicated to become an increasingly important aspect of the construction sector as new energy technologies and designs are embraced.