PHA Live! Project Showcase, Kentucky Phius Project: Design and Offsite Fabrication (WED 10/5)

M. Walker

Biography

"I was born and raised a son of the Texas high plains, where I learned how to mend fences with the best (and worst) of the remaining cowboys. When it came time to matriculate, I found a new home at one of the state's finest research universities, Texas State University, where I studied English, Archaeology, Philosophy, and Art. I've worked in a robotics laboratory, in the tech industry, in the music industry, and I am currently building my career in the building science field. I have experience helping organizations develop multi-market presences, including building international operations.

I'm the director of many things at Positive Energy and I am co-creator/producer of The Building Science Podcast. I am also a co-founder of The Humid Climate Conference, a board member of the Austin chapter of Passive House Alliance U.S., former chair of the AIA Austin Committee On The Environment, a board member of the Texas Society of Architects Sustainability Task Force, as well as one of the co-founders of The Building Science Philosophical Society.

I compose and record my own music and produce music for other artists. The intersection of creative work and advocacy has always been important to me and has led to the ever important partnership between myself and the ecology-focused organization, Project Coyote, where I serve in their “Artists For Wild Nature” program.

I have been a guest speaker at the Passive House Northwest Conference, The AIA Austin Design Excellence Conference, The ATX Building Performance Conference, as well for architecture departments at The University of Texas, and Texas Tech University, the industrial engineering department at The University of Rhode Island, and the English department at my alma mater, Texas State University. I am an avid meditator, runner, reader, and a proud progressive Texan. I also speak Spanish."