Tore Banke is Director of Sustainability at BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group and is responsible for developing and executing the Sustainability strategies at BIG CPH. Leading a group of interdisciplinary specialists (Architects, engineers, researchers, and computational designers), Tore and his team assist the many design teams at BIG (CPH, NYC, LON, BCN) on projects globally. The sustainability team conducts a wide range of performance & environmental analysis (including daylight, energy, outdoor comfort, indoor climate, wind, rain, snow, water flow etc.) as well as LCA (Life Cycle Assessment), material research and a broad range of global sustainability certification standards and guidelines (e.g., DGNB, BREEAM, LEED, Miljöbyggnad, WELL & China Three star). Tore joined BIG in 2014 and prior to his role as Director of Sustainability Tore was Head of Computational Design and co-founder of the tech-driven R&D department at BIG. Tore’s vast experience in Computational Design allows him to customize digital toolsets and workflows in BIG’s projects. He has had an important role to a number of BIG’s key projects, such as Google HQ, Mars City, Hopkins Student Center, The Plus, Oppo R&D HQ, and Toyota Woven City. Tore holds a PhD in Computational Design and building performance analysis and have through his career been involved in a large number of research and teaching activities previously as external associate professor at the CITA Studio Master’s Program at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture.

Google Bay View
The Plus – Vestre
The Spiral – New York