On the last episode of Burning Down the House in 2011, Curtis B. Wayne has a conversation about low budget, high tech architecture with Chris Benedict, R.A.. Chris discusses her work with friend and business partner Henry Gifford, tells the story of how she helped implement ventilation code in NYC and explains why she thinks a holistic approach to architecture trumps all others. What role should science play in our built environment? What are the best ways to insulate and ventilate buildings? Listen in as Curtis & Chris discuss all things related to making sure a building serves its function as efficiently as possible. This program was sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons.

"I don't drink, I don't do drugs and I don't do LEED."

"An energy model gives a very false view of a building."

"There are fundamentals to making buildings perform well....rules and rating systems are not as effective as somebody who can take a holistic approach."

--Chris Benedict, R.A. on Burning Down the House