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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.
RSVP to events@aiaeb.org.

1 CES 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. A wine and cheese reception follows the lecture.

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.

Design Automation for Prefab Construction

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Noon-1pm
Free and open to all. BYO Lunch.
RSVP to events@aiaeb.org.

1 CES LU

For architects, prefab design can box you in.  Many modular systems are inflexible and can be hard to work with to meet the desired design intent.  In addition, manufacturing limitations often result in a lower quality look and feel. Fortunately, there is a new way to design for prefab – a cloud-based design automation engine for mass-customization, enabling architects to quickly configure and finish permit-ready building designs.

Join Project Frog for a presentation on this new tool that puts architects back in the driver’s seat and features:  instant structural validation of a Type-V core and shell building kit, flexibility to meet a wide array of design needs, seamless integration with Revit, the ability to deliver portfolio-worthy projects in a fraction of the time of stick-built, and the ease of working in the cloud.

Learning Objectives:

After completion of this course, participants will understand how design automation for prefab construction can help solve typical design challenges in Type V commercial construction, including specific strategies for:
1. Instantly validating structural design across various CA seismic conditions and geographies
2. Achieving better daylight autonomy in prefabricated buildings
3. Meeting building flexibility demands for challenging programs like activity-based learning, and
4. Integrating model outputs within a Revit-based workflow

My Architecture: COTE Top Ten

A Monthly Program

Wednesday, April 5, 2017    DATE CHANGE!
5:30pm-7:30pm
Early registration (by April 3): Free AIA members and employees of chapter member firms / $10 Guests. Late registration: $10 Members / $15 Guests. At the Door: $20 all.
Click here to register.

1.5 CES LUs

The AIA COTE (Committee on the Environment) Top Ten Awards is the industry’s best-known awards program for sustainable design excellence. Each year, only ten innovative projects earn the prize for setting the standard in design and sustainability.

The Exploratorium (EHDD), Jacobs Hall at UC Berkeley (LMS) and West Berkeley Library (HED) are all 2016 COTE Top Ten winners, and we’ve asked the CLIENTS to come talk about these award-winning projects from their point of view. Join us for our monthly program as a selection of owners and clients from these projects present and discuss how the architecture and design of the project affects, supports, advances and represents their work and the mission of their program. A wine and cheese reception follows the panel presentation.

Speakers:

The Exploratorium: Located in San Francisco, the Exploratorium is a public learning laboratory exploring the world through science, art and human perception. The museum creates tools and experiences that help attendees become an active explorer: hundreds of explore-for-yourself exhibits, a website with over 50,000 pages of content, film screenings, evening art and science events for adults, and much more.

  • Heidi Dolamore, Director of Library Services, City of Berkeley, on the West Berkeley Library and Elliot Warren, Deputy Director, City of Berkeley, on the West Berkeley Library

West Berkeley Library: Part of the Berkeley Public Library System, the West Berkeley Library is the first Net Zero Public Library in California. In 2016 they became a recipient of the prestigious COTE Top Ten Award.

  • Emily Rice, Director of Programs & Operations, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation is UC Berkeley’s interdisciplinary hub for learning and making at the intersection of design and technology. From their home in Berkeley’s College of Engineering, they extend broadly across campus, serving as a welcoming hub: engineers, artists, and makers of all kinds can gather and collaborate.

ADA/MCE Day: March 31, 2017

MCE/ADA Day: Accessibility for California Architects

Friday, March 31, 2017
8:30am-3pm
Cost: $110 AIA Members / $150 non-members.
Includes coffee and lunch.

Click here to register. 

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. This month’s topic is barrier-free multifamily/residential design.

Presenters: Erick Mikiten, AIA (Mikiten Architecture), Marcial Chao, AIA (Pyatok) and Michael Schneider, AIA, CASp (Endelman & Associates).

Learning Objectives: Forthcoming