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09.06.18 – New faculty at Daniels: Bomani Khemet & Tei Carpenter

The Daniels Faculty is pleased to present two new faculty members starting this fall: Bomani Khemet and Tei Carpenter.

Assistant Professor Bomani Khemet is a registered professional engineer in the province of Ontario. He earned his Bachelors degree in Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ottawa, a Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering at Howard University, and a Master of Building Science at Ryerson University. His research interests include resilient architecture, low energy building enclosures, airtightness in residential buildings, HVAC & environmental controls, building energy modeling, and district energy systems.

Khemet has had several years of experience teaching both building science, and HVAC courses to practicing architects and engineers within the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto. He has also taught graduate and undergraduate students building science at the University of Toronto’s Department of Civil Engineering and has delivered lectures in advanced building envelopes, and sustainable environmental control systems to undergraduate architectural students at Ryerson University.  

Professionally, Khemet has over a decade worth of engineering experience, where he has worked either as a designer or manager in a variety of fascinating construction and transportation projects. These projects include the design of emission reduction technologies in heavy vehicles, as well as Reduction of Hazardous Substances initiatives for industrial products. Most notably, he has had the opportunity to work in Toronto’s Union Station Revitalisation project under a comprehensive transit re-signalling construction contract.

Khemet is currently completing his Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering at Ryerson University where he is developing a methodology for estimating building performance in residential homes.

Assistant Professor Tei Carpenter is an architectural designer, educator and founder of Agency—Agency, an award-winning New York City-based architecture and design studio that seeks out an expanded role for architecture by engaging buildings, objects, interiors, infrastructures, speculations, and environments. She is Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and Director of the Waste Initiative, an applied research and design platform.

Carpenter’s design and research work has been supported by the New York State Council on the Arts and has been exhibited at the Storefront for Art and Architecture and at the 2016 Venice Biennale. In 2018, Agency—Agency was named one of the New Practices New York by the American Institute of Architects. Recent design work and writing have appeared publications including Architect, The Avery Review, Oculus and RIBA Journal. Previously she has taught at Brown University, Cornell University, City College of New York and at Rice University as the Wortham Visiting Lecturer. Carpenter earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Brown University and her Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University where she was awarded the Howard Crosby Butler Traveling Fellowship in Architecture.

This fall Carpenter is teaching an Option Studio that will explore an expanded definition of the environment, including shifting ideas of nature between the natural and artificial.