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BIM Strategies for Collaboration and Data Management in SFO Airport Project

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
11:30am-1pm
Free and open to all. Lunch provided by Ideate.
Registration Info Coming Soon.

As part of San Francisco International Airport $2.4 Billion Redevelopment project, multiple design and consultant teams including Woodsbagot, HKS, Gensler, Kuthranieri, and others worked together for the redevelopment of SFO Terminal 1. The main challenge of utilizing BIM in a project of this scale is collaboration and efficient management of data. This session presents how Autodesk C4R is used to enable the teams to collaborate live in Revit, BIM 360 Docs and Glue used to share and coordinate effectively, and how Ideate tools were used to link large amount of data from Excel files to Revit more efficiently.

About the Presenters:

Pardis Mirmalek is an architect and programmer who’s work focuses on the overlap of design, data and technology. She has worked on a diverse range of projects in New York, San Francsico and Dubai. She received her master of architecture from Princeton University and is currently working as the BIM manager for Woodsbagot-HKS Joint Venture Partners for the SFO International Airport Project.

Sam Tahmasebi, PMP, LEED GA is the BIM Manager from Gensler San Francisco who holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Construction Management from Columbia University. Prior to SFO project, Sam’s experience includes delivering and managing large scale BIM projects in New York including MTA East Side Access.

ADA/MCE Day – July 14, 2017

MCE/ADA Day: Accessibility for California Architects

Friday, July 14, 2017
8:30am-3pm
Cost: $110 AIA Members / $150 non-members.
Includes coffee and lunch.
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5 CES/HSW/MCE LUs

This ADA/accessibility presentation on public accommodations pertinent to California architects provides the full five hours required by the CAB for licensure renewal. The focus will be on public accommodation, Chapter 11B.

Presenters: Saul Pichardo, AIA, CASp (Pichardo Architecture Inc.) and others.

Learning Objectives: Forthcoming

 

Tour of Mueller Nichols Builders

Thursday, June 15, 2017
3-5pm
Location: MN Builders, 2400 Union Street, Oakland
$5 AIA members / $10 Guests
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1.5 CES LUs

Join us for a tour of this popular, Oakland-based custom cabinetry/millwork company, where we’ll take a shop tour through the CNC machinery and discuss interrelation between designer and builder.

Mueller Nichols Builders is a leader in the cabinet and construction industries. They specialize in mid-sized to large comprehensive remodels, with turn-key solutions: everything from design assistance and permit expediting – to complete construction and installation capabilities. At MN Builders, they develop relationships with architects, designers, and other consultants; with staff;  with clients;  and with sub-trade contractors.

The Changing Rules for Accessory Dwelling Units

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Noon-1:30pm

Free AIA members / $3 Guests
Brown bag lunch (BYO Lunch)

1.5 CES LUs

SFF Host: Andus H. Brandt, Architect

This will be a round-table discussion on the changing rules regarding Accessory Dwelling Units, the official term for “Granny-Flats” and “In-Law Units.” Many architects in the area now have varying experiences, both good and bad, around these new rules. It’s time we share our newfound wisdom with each other!

Our discussion on “Accessory Dwelling Units in the East Bay” will roughly cover issues in eight categories:
1) Off- Street Parking

2) Public Transportation

3) Conversion of Existing Buildings

4) Setbacks

5) Floor Area

6) Roof and Wall Heights

7) “Efficiency Unit” requirements for small spaces

8) Other

The last category is a catch-all for issues the participants want to bring to the table. Much of the discussion will be about the parameters set by local planning departments, but this is not the only tack.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this program, attendees will…

  1. Learn the range of local requirements for ADUs.
  2. Gain a perspective of unexpected challenges other architects have faced in building ADUs.
  3. Develop a broader knowledge of successful ADU solutions.
  4. Learn about pending ADU requirement changes.

 

2017 Grant for Housing Innovation: Affordability by Design

The AIA East Bay confers grants to address contemporary challenges by promoting design innovations that are relevant and transferrable. These funds may be used for research, prototypes, projects, exhibits or programs. Funds may be used for innovations that are already underway or as seed money to support new work. Because one of the goals of the grant program is to share innovative approaches, the development of a best practice or other method of teaching the application is necessary. The topic for 2017 is Affordability by Design.

There is a maximum limit of $1,750 per grant in 2017, however, some grants awarded may be less than the amount requested. Grants for normal worktime compensation, operating overhead, travel or meal reimbursements will not be funded. Proposals with funds and/or the participants’ time as a matching contribution will be favorably considered.

Applicant must be a current AIA East Bay member and must be the principal contact.

Evaluation Criteria:

Special attention will be paid to:

Purpose: Is the purpose of your proposal to consider Affordability by Design in an innovative way? Will products succeed in teaching others about best practices at the completion of the program?

Budget and schedule: Are these realistic for the project? Are their matching funds? Will the project realistically see completion with the proposed schedule and funding?

Key participants: Are key participants’ skills and the number of participants sufficient to complete the project successfully?

Innovation: Is your proposal for a “breakthrough” approach or idea? Has this been done before? Can the results be easily transferred?

Deadlines and Notification Schedule

Applications for funding in 2017 must be received no later than Monday, July 31, 2017. The AIA East Bay Board of Directors will review all applications in June; applicants will be notified of their decision by Thursday, August 31, 2017.

Final products, which may be reports, exhibit boards prototypes, and/or events will be due by Friday, March 2, 2018.

Application

Please submit all materials as one PDF no larger than 4 MB, five pages maximum, including the following information:

  1. Proposal Summary
    1. Title of program
    2. Applicant name, address, phone number and email
    3. Concise abstract (150 words or less)
  2. Proposal
    1. Purpose and description
    2. Graphics (if applicable)
    3. Budget—income and expenses, in-kind support, matching funds, etc.
    4. Grant requested
    5. Schedule: please include how much time is anticipated to be spent by each participant, as well as a calendar schedule.
    6. Key project participants: name, project responsibility, email address.
    7. Brief description of team’s relevant skills, expertise, etc.

Submission

Please email application packets to info@aiaeb.org by Monday, July 31, 2017

Questions: Please submit any questions in writing to info@aiaeb.org  not later than Monday, June 29.  Written responses to questions will be posted not later than Friday, June 30.

The Concord Reuse Project and New Town Planning

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
5:30-7:30pm
Early registration (by June 4): Free AIA members / $10 Guests
Late registration: $10 AIA members / $15 Guests
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1.5 CES LUs

Come hear the story of the Concord Reuse Project and how the plan has evolved over the last ten years.  The project will redevelop the former Concord Naval Weapons Station to become a model for transit-oriented sustainable design.  North Concord BART serves as a gateway to the 2,300-acre site.  The project will include 12,200 housing units, over 6 million square feet of commercial development and hundreds of acres of parks, open space and greenways.

FivePoint and Hart Howerton are working with the City of Concord to develop a Specific Plan and EIR by the end of 2018.  Rachel Flynn, AIA, Vice President with FivePoint Communities and Eron Ashley, Managing Principal at Hart Howerton will present plans for this exciting project.

About the Presenters:

Rachel Flynn, AIA joined FivePoint in 2016 as Vice President of Planning where she oversees Lennar’s redevelopment of the former Concord Naval Weapons Station.  Prior to this, she was Director of Planning and Building for the City of Oakland. Rachel is the recipient of numerous awards and recognition from organizations such as the Jobs and Housing Coalition of Oakland, the SF Business Times, the Sierra Club of Virginia, the American Institute of Architects, the American Planning Association, and the Governor of Virginia.

Eron Ashley is a Managing Principal with Hart Howerton in San Francisco and his skills span from early master-planning, design and construction. Eron has led a variety of assignments including: community master plans in Abu Dhabi, Utah, Arizona, Colorado and Hawaii; full-service design of Pearl Island, Panama; a master plan for San Francisco’s Olympic Club; new clubhouse facilities in Phoenix and Park City; the mixed- use Emeryville Public Market; and The Island House boutique hotel in Lyford Cay, Bahamas.

 

Simpson Garden Design Tour

Saturday, June 3, 2017
11am-12:30pm
$10 AIA Members / $15 Guests
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SPACE IS LIMITED

Sharon Simpson and her late husband Barclay, founder of Simpson Strong-Tie, have created a unique and extraordinary garden at their Orinda home. As committed supporters of the arts, they have collected an impressive selection of sculptures from internationally renowned as well as local artists.  Over the years, the garden and the art have evolved together, resulting in a magical environment. Join us for a special tour of this private garden.

On a one acre site with multiple elevation changes, there is no shortage of “oh my” moments. Upon entering, the artistic tone is set by a playful abstract metal gate leading to the lower garden with its boxwood spheres and gently arching pergola. This part of the garden has a more formal structure, organized as rooms of color, with plants and sculptures creating the partitions. Meandering to the upper garden you pass weathered steel-clad walls, shade-loving perennials and, of course, more wonderful sculptures. The upper garden is a stone and steel terraced hillside abundantly planted in a mesmerizing palette of textures, colors and shapes. Viewed from the kitchen and adjoining deck, this garden is an ever-changing source of beauty and tranquility throughout the year.

For the past 18 years David Manlove, owner of Indian Rock Landscapes, has been involved in the design and renovation of the Simpson garden. As a licensed landscape and building contractor for over 26 years, his design/build firm has participated in all aspects of renovating and maintaining the landscape.   Whether working with plants, stone, water or wood, there is always an eye on detail and preserving the artistic integrity of the garden’s legacy.

Young Architects Forum – May 16, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
6pm
Free and open to all Young Architects (licensed under 10 years)
Please RSVP to events@aiaeb.org

About the Young Architects Forum:

Have you been licensed in the past ten years? Are you getting more responsibilities within your firm? Who is your peer group that you share best practices and knowledge with? If you don’t have one, or want another one, come have a beer or glass of wine (and other refreshments) with other Bay Area Young Architects.

SMPS Market Share: East Bay

A Society for Marketing Professional Services Program, cosponsored by AIA East Bay

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Noon-1:30pm
Free SMPS/AIA East Bay members / $40 Guests
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Implementing a strategic marketing plan is an essential part of sound business practice. In this interactive session, you’ll learn a step-by-step methodology for developing a simple, straightforward plan that includes all aspects (marketing, communications, and sales/BD). Receive practical advice on how to implement and track accountability as well as tips for marketers on how to use the plan as a tool for maintaining pursuit focus. Denise Youmans, CPSM has helped A/E/C firms and non-profit organizations develop achievable goals with actionable initiatives. This session is suitable for all, from practitioners to beginners looking to understand the process.

Market Share is a bi-monthly gathering where SMPS SFBAC members get together to share knowledge across all levels of marketing and business development. From entry level coordinators to seasoned marketing directors…Market Share has something for everyone.

ARCHnews May 2017

ARCHnews has gone digital! Click the links below to read each article:

Project Profile: The Architects Office
Building Code IssuesRatchet Up Your Parking
CoolTechStuff: Zera
Members in the News
Firm Profile: Shelterwerk
Member ProfileDavid Green, AIA
The AIA Releases the 2017 AIA Contract Documents