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Russel Fortmeyer Faculty Portraits
Applied Studies

Russell Fortmeyer is an electrical engineer and sustainability consultant with the Los Angeles office of the global engineering firm Arup. In this capacity, he is involved in master planning, building projects and advanced digital modeling analysis, sustainability framework development, and strategic consulting. He holds a B.S. in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University and an M.A. in Architecture from the University of California at Los Angeles. Fortmeyer is interested in the intersection between people, architecture, and technology. His recent research has focused on building systems in early Modernism, as well as building control systems and networks. His key projects have included the Seattle Public Library, TreePeople Center for Community Forestry in Los Angeles, Kinghorn Cancer Center in Sydney, Australia, and Banner Estrella Medical Center and Barrows Neurological Institute, both in Phoenix, among many others. Fortmeyer is the American correspondent for the magazine Architectural Review Australia. He wrote Active Envelopes, which explores recent developments in kinetic and thermally active facades and building enclosures, and has contributed to several books including Emerald Architecture: Case Studies in Green Building.