Professor Kuppaswamy "Kuppu" Iyengar is at the UNM Bookstore on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. to sign copies of his book, Sustainable Architectural Design (Routledge, 2015). This event is free and open to the public.

Sustainable Architectural Design serves as a guide to the sustainable design process that moves from theory, to site and energy use, to building systems and finally to evaluation and case studies. Iyengar shows readers how to get it right the first time, use free energy systems and utilize technologies that minimize fossil fuel use.

Each chapter has a sustainable design overview, technical details and strategies marked by clear sections and a summary with further resources. Heavily illustrated with charts, tables, drawings, photographs and case studies, the book shows technologies and concepts integrated into cohesive project types, from small and large office spaces to single residences, hospitals, schools, restaurants and warehouses to demonstrate implementing designs to meet clients’ needs now and for the future.

Iyengar is an associate professor, associate director, and Regents Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico. He has degrees in civil and structural engineering, in addition to architecture, and more than 50 years of practical experience. Iyengar has designed seminars in professional settings, bringing his expertise to students in academic, governmental and commercial locations around the world.

 The UNM Bookstore is located at 2301 Central Ave. NE at the intersection of Cornell and Central.