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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.

 

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
Click here to register.

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.

 

Architectural Glass Systems Day

Title 24, NFRC Labeling Program and Dynamic Electrochromic Glass

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
8:30am-1pm
Free. Limited seating, RSVP required.
Location: 
Embassy Suites Walnut Creek, 1345 Treat Blvd., Walnut Creek
Click here to register.

3 CES LUs

This continuing education program includes three information-packed presentations.  We’ll begin with identifying Title 24 Part 6 code requirements for fenestration and understanding the changes from the 2013 to the 2016 code cycle.  You will be able to describe what NFRC is and how it is applied to Title 24, Product Certification Process (PCP) and Component Modeling Approach (CMA) and how the NRFC’s Label Certificate is achieved.  Lastly, you will be able to understand the impact of dynamic electrochromic glazing on the design of facades and evaluate the benefits, determining placement, and implementation in new building construction and retrofit applications.

Schedule:

8:30am – 9:00am Registration/Refreshments

9:00am – 11:00am Presentations

11:00am – 11:45am

Buffet Lunch

11:45pm – 12:45pm Presentations/Q&A

12:45pm – 1:00pm Networking/Q&A

YAF: A Conversation with Matt Baran, AIA

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
6pm
Free and open to all Young Architects (licensed under 10 years)
Please RSVP to events@aiaeb.org

Matt Baran, AIA of Baran Studio joins the YAF for a casual discussion about building an award-winning firm and the value architects bring to the community.

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.

Façade Performance Workshop

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Noon-1pm
Free and open to all. Lunch provided by Interface.
RSVP required to events@aiaeb.org.

1 CES/HSW LU

Steve Gross, PE of Interface Engineering‘s Building Science Team will discuss the key attributes of façade performance. The presentation and discussion will focus on optimizing energy consumption and thermal comfort by balancing heat gain, heat loss, and daylight availability. The implications of window-to-wall ratio, glazing performance, opaque wall performance, and shading will be discussed in the context of various climate zones and building types. Several case studies, both real-world and hypothetical, will be presented.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this program, attendees will…

  1. Gain an understanding of why different climates require different façade treatments.
  2. Learn about the various analyses that can be used to optimize façade performance.
  3. Understand how the optimal window-to-wall ratio changes by climate zone.
  4. Understand how the optimal window-to-wall ratio changes by climate zone.

Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance and Water Conservation Executive Order Update

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Noon-1:30pm
Free AIA Members / $3 Guests

1.5 CES LUs

The Updated Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance and most recent Water Conservation executive order is being implemented by every community in California and affects big and small building projects with new and renovated landscapes. Peter Wolfe, Allied Member and landscape architect, will review the updated MWELO and Recent Water Conservation Executive Order and how it effects the work of architects, designers, and their client’s projects.

Topics include:

  1. Is the Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO) applicable to my project?
  2. How does the updated WELO affect my project?
  3. Some important terminology: MAWA, ETWU, ETF, Landscape Area as defined by the model ordinance, plant factor, WUCOLS, hydrozones.
  4. What’s in a “Landscape Documentation Package” and when is it required?
  5. Are there any MWELO site planning considerations?
  6. Are there any costs issues affecting project proposals and project implementation?
  7. What are post construction requirements of MWELO?
  8. What’s the most recent Drought State of Emergency Executive Order and how does it affect water use and conservation in the State?

About the Speaker

Peter Wolfe, Allied Member and Landscape Architect began his career over 30 years ago, after travels throughout the world. He is a Bay-friendly qualified designer and rater. His current practice focuses on place-making and sustainable environments for private, public and institutional clients throughout the Bay Area.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this program participants will be able to…

  1. Identify when the Updated Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO) is applicable to a project.
  2. Learn what a Landscape Documentation Package is. What’s in it and when is it required?
  3. Identify what the post construction requirements of MWELO are.
  4. Learn at least three site planning considerations required to accommodate MWELO.

Towards a Photosynthetic Architecture

Renewable Buildings for the Circular Carbon Economy

Thursday, May 4, 2017
5:30-7:30pm
Free AIA Members / $10 Guests before 5/2
Late Registration (after 5/3): $10 AIA Members / $15 Guests
At the Door: $20 all
Click here to register.

1.5 CES LUs

We’re pleased to host visiting lecturer Craig White, RIBA from White Design, an innovative design practice and sustainability consultancy based in Bristol, UK. Developer, architect and renewable material entrepreneur, Craig synthesizes a number of roles to help deliver sustainable outcomes in the built environment. Craig is currently leading the work for a new model of community-led and financed housing to meet the housing crisis challenge using ModCell. Craig’s ambition is to recast our relationship with carbon from one of negativity to positive innovation. A wine and cheese reception follows the lecture.

About the Lecture:

The need to reduce CO2 emissions from the operational energy use in buildings is more pressing as we seek to mitigate the effects of climate change. As we do so, the ratio of  emissions embodied in the materials we use increases compared to those of operational energy. The use of biobased materials in construction allows us to tackle both operational and embodied emissions to degree not possible using inorganic materials.

The ModCell Straw Technology system uses this natural carbon capture and storage process (CCS) to exploit the physical properties of straw and timber to effectively build with carbon. ModCell’s use of renewable materials not only delivers a 90% reduction in emissions from heating and cooling, it also delivers an effective carbon capture and storage solution.

Design Considerations for Durable Wood Structures

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
8-11am
Cost: $20
Click here to register.

2 CES/HSW LUs

With proper design, detailing and specification, wood structures can provide long and useful service lives while also offering a reduced environmental footprint. The key is careful planning and understanding of environmental loads and other external factors likely to impact a building over its lifetime. This presentation provides an overview of considerations related to durable wood design, including moisture management techniques, preservative treatment specification, and details for controlling termites.

Speaker: Janelle Leafblad, PE, West Coast Central Regional Director, WoodWorks

Information Modeling’s Role in Sustainable Design Decisions

A technical presentation

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
6pm
Please RSVP by April 24 for wine and cheese counts

1.5 CES LUs

Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Site Information Modeling (SIM) applications provide us with the necessary tools to carry out well-designed and well-planned projects that save both time and money. These same BIM and SIM tools can also be used to help make informed decisions and create responsible, sustainable designs. This presentation will look at case studies of both architecture and landscape architecture projects that utilized intelligent BIM objects and tools to achieve low-impact, sustainable designs.

About the Presenter:
David DenglerAs a Regional Account Manager, David Dengler promotes the Vectorworks brand through consultative sales, marketing, promotion, education, and outreach across California. He also conducts CEU presentations and enables educational institutions to bring the Vectorworks platform into their classrooms. David is well suited for the task because he possesses extensive CAD software experience, including first-hand knowledge of Vectorworks software and its rendering capabilities. Before joining Vectorworks Inc. in 2013, David was a designer with Adler Display. Prior to that, he founded his own company and developed apps for iPhone/iPad. He has worked as a project designer/manager with various architectural firms in California for over 15 years where he completed both residential and commercial projects. He holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a better understanding of Information Modeling and how it can be used for both building and site design.
  • Learn how designers can use building information modeling software to make informed design decision to help achieve their project’s sustainability goals.
  • Discover what tools are available to understand the outcome of design decision such as building orientation and material selection.
  • See how designers are achieving success with intelligent tools and applications through a number of case studies.

MacArthur Annex / Shipping Container Architecture

This tour is sold out, please email events@aiaeb.org to be added to the waitlist.

A Small Firm Forum Tour

Thursday, April 6, 2017
12-1:30pm
Location: 644 40th Street, Oakland

Free and open to all.

1.5 CES LUs

This month, we will tour the MacArthur Annex Project and discuss how shipping containers operate as a building material. The project tour will focus on the various challenges encountered with the use of containers from design, to permitting, to construction.

The project is mixed use, and acts as an open architectural framework for a local community of creative entrepreneurs and makers. The occupants range from artists and craftsmen to professionals and small businesses. Included in the mix are a local coffee shop and a new beer garden.

The conception of the project began with the notion of using the shipping container as the basic module for development. This is in part because shipping containers are ubiquitous in the Bay Area, and Oakland in particular due to proximity to the port. The studio has a history of working with conditions and materials that have gone neglected or been discarded. The containers presented a perfect opportunity.

About the Presenter:

Matt Baran, AIA founded Baran Studio Architecture in 2010 at the peak of the Great Recession. Prior to that, he worked on concepts for architectural robots that shifted their form and location to adapt to various contexts which became the beginning of Baran Studio. Currently the studio extends those efforts, working closely with staff and clients to further explore architecture that is closely adapted to various contexts.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this program, attendees will…

  1. Learn conceptual design opportunities in using shipping containers as a building material.
  2. Be able to identify the programmatic opportunities and constraints unique to shipping container construction.
  3. Identify the planning, zoning and building code issues associated with the use of shipping containers as building material.
  4. Be introduced to the construction and cost concerns regarding the use of shipping containers.