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Getting to Zero: The AIA 2030 Commitment and Other Strategies

Thursday, February 15, 2018
6pm
Free and open to all.
RSVP to events@aiaeb.org.

AIA East Bay COTE members Alice Sung, AIA (Greenbank Associates) and Larry Strain, FAIA (Siegel and Strain Architects) present: Getting to Zero: The AIA 2030 Commitment and Other Strategies. Some of us have heard about Architecture 2030 and/or the AIA’s partner program, the 2030 Commitment, but how many of us are walking our talk about getting to zero energy or carbon, and reporting on performance with every project?  Whether you are already a signatory firm (it’s free!) but struggle with fulfilling your AIA 2030 Commitment, OR want to learn more about the topic and real world approaches to getting to zero energy and zero carbon, this evening meeting is for you. Come learn about the AIA 2030 Commitment and other strategies to get us to zero carbon, including: the value of embedded carbon, materials selection (2030 Palette) , district-scale approaches, and de-carbonization /electrification of our EXISTING buildings.  Share your thoughts, join in in the discussion.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand what Architecture 2030 and the AIA 2030 Commitment programs are.
  2. Understand what it means to “sign-on,” and learn best practices for reporting performance towards zero carbon.
  3. Learn a variety of approaches within architectural practice, to get to a zero carbon built environment.
  4. Better walk your “sustainable design” talk.

CEI PACE Center, A Design for Aging Tour

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Noon-1:30pm
Free and open to all. Space is limited.
Location: CEI PACE Center, 1850 Fairway Drive, San Leandro
Click here to register.

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The NorCal Design for Aging Committee tours the Center for Elders’ Independence, the premier provider of The Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). The San Leandro center was designed by Kava Massih Architects.

Center for Elders’ Independence
has been serving seniors since 1992. They are a premier provider of PACE, which is the nation’s only integrated acute and long-term care program for low income frail seniors. Center for Elders’ Independence (CEI) provides high quality, affordable, integrated health care services, which promote autonomy and quality of life for seniors, while keeping them in the community and living at home. CEI provides transportation from participants homes to the Center.

CEI selected a 15,660 square feet existing commercial office building in San Leandro for this unique senior adult day activity center and clinic. We worked with a steering committee on the architectural programming to insure the design respected participant’s dignity while providing enough stimulus and activities.

The orientation of the building takes advantage of natural daylight and large windows provide views of the outdoors. The dining, lounge and activity spaces are oriented to views of the courtyard. Nature elements are incorporated are the interior design for improved health and well-being of both participants and staff.

The design is inviting and comfortable, encouraging participant’s engagement socially and through activities. The center provides a large lounge and multiple activity rooms plus a large dining and a serving kitchen. Also included are spaces for rehabilitation services and support.The clinic is set up for four providers with six exam rooms and is accessible from the outside through an internal passageway. The clinic was designed to OSHPD 3 requirements.

AIA EB : BE AIA, a Member Mixer (and Brainstorming Session!)

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
5:30-8pm
Cost: Free AIA Members / $10 Guests; After 1/29: $10 AIA Members / $15 Guests
Click here to register.

At our January kick-off and Member Mixer, have a drink and share your thoughts on interesting people, programs and places we might feature in 2018. In addition, representatives from our committees and forums will join us to hear your feedback and answer questions. This is your chapter–be a part of its successful programs and services (and help make them even better)!

YAF: Augmented Reality CES Recap

Thursday, January 25, 2018
6-9pm
Free and open to all.
Location: Google Launchpad Space (4th floor), 301 Howard Street, San Francisco
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Join the Young Architects Forum at Google Launchpad & fellow Augmented Reality + Computer Vision folks for their fun-packed event! This event is sponsored by Pixy. Pixy is a stealth AR + AI + Blockchain social commerce platform.

Agenda:
6:00pm – 6:30pm: Registration and Networking
6:30pm – 6:35pm: Opening remarks by Anna Cho
6:35pm – 6:45pm: CES Video & Recap
6:45pm – 7:10pm: AR + CV Demos

• uSens
uSens Inc. creates 3D Human-Computer Interaction solution for augmented and virtual reality. As a domain expert in 3D graphics, Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence, uSens is one of the first companies to provide inside-out 3D hand tracking as well as 6DOF head position tracking for both mobile and tethered AR/VR systems, allowing end users to immerse in the most naturally interactive digital experience named as “Super Reality.”

• Ultrahaptics
7:10pm – 7:35pm: Jon Peddie, Author of Augmented Reality: Where We Will All Live

7:35pm – 8:05pm: Zenka, AR + Futurist Artist. Zenka is an artist and futurist social engineer. She is a thought leader in the future of augmented reality technology and exponential change. Her focus is creating meaningful conversations around what is possible in the future using emerging technology and crowd participation. Her work can be seen in the permanent collection of Delta at JFK, Accenture Interactive in Soho, The Museum of Tech and Innovation, and tech startups in the US and Europe. She has spoken at TEDx and tech conferences around the country about the importance of leveraging our unique place in time.

8:05pm – 9:00pm: Networking

YAF: A Conversation with Hayes Shair, AIA and Tyler Kobick, AIA

Thursday, November 30, 2017
6pm
Free and open to all Young Architects (licensed under 10 years)
RSVP to events@aiaeb.org.

This month the Young Architect’s Forum opens its doors to Hayes Shair, AIA of Wanmei Properties and Tyler Kobick, AIA of Design Draw Build to talk about their careers and professional choices that led them to become successful young architects and young developers in the Bay Area. Please join us for drinks and light dinner while participating in a short panel discussion.

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.

COTE Happy Hour

Thursday, November 16, 2017
6pm
Free and open to all. RSVP to events@aiaeb.org.

All are welcome at this 2017 Committee on the Environment meeting. We’ll review results from a recent member survey focused on embodied carbon, discuss what we learned from last month’s COTE, and more!

Design on Tap: A Drinking Tour

Hosted by the Young Architects Forum & the Design Tours Committee

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
5:30pm
Beginning location: Comal, 2020 Shattuck, Berkeley
$5 AIA Members & employees of Chapter Member Firms/$10 Non-members
Space is limited; click here to register.

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Studio KDA kicks off our first Design on Tap event, leading a tour of three popular Berkeley restaurants…with great bars! We’ll learn about the design of Comal, Tender Greens & Makers Common while enjoying small bites and no-host drinks. Space is limited and refunds not provided.

About the Speakers:

Marites Abueg, principal, Studio KDA. A licensed architect, Marites designed her first restaurant,  A Cote, in 2000  (with Mark Becker Inc.) and was hooked on restaurant design’s perfect combination of food, communal gathering and sensory experience.  Since then, she and husband Keith Morris formed Abueg Morris Architects designing over 40 food-related projects before combining forces with Charles Kahn, AIA to create Studio KDA. Marites is design obsessed and focuses her work on beautiful and balanced lighting, conversation-allowing acoustics, “right” color, ergonomics, and brand-supportive look, feel and fit.

Highspeed Rail in Europe: Lessons Learned

A Regional Urban Design Program

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Noon-1pm
Free and open to all. RSVP to events@aiaeb.org.

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At a time when the new administration is promising huge investments in infrastructure, tech companies are constantly evolving the mobility scenario and California moves ahead with its contested $64 billion plan for highspeed rail (HSR), what are the lessons we can learn from the European experience? The session will explore the aspects of successful multimodal transit stations and describe the role this infrastructure can play in American cities.

About the Presenter:

Luca Giaramidaro, Perkins+Will, is an design professional, urban designer and planner who leads the design, planning, and programmatic services for a diverse range of projects, including transit stations, airports, transportation enhancement, mixed use, infill and brownfield urban development.

Luca’s interest in transit led to the development of a research trip to study successful European transit stations with a special focus on HighSpeed Rail. Luca is currently leading the design of the station site layout, accessibility, and connectivity for the California HighSpeed Rail proposed Bakersfield F Street Station Alignment Supplemental EIR/EIS and the Master Plan for the Sacramento Valley Station, future terminus of HighSpeed Rail.

Luca works at Perkins+Will, a global architecture and design firm considered a leader in sustainability, resilience, health and wellness, and mobility. Before moving to the US, Luca obtained his doctorate degree in sustainable design from the University of Rome “La Sapienza.”

COTE Happy Hour

Thursday, August 17, 2017
6pm
Free and open to all. RSVP to events@aiaeb.org.

The Committee on the Environment would like to hear what environmental issues (existing and potential) are most important to you. We encourage all chapter members to attend this happy hour and  share your thoughts on program ideas, discussion topics, group mission and anything else you’d like to see this year.

COTE Happy Hour / Visioning Session

Thursday, July 20, 2017
6pm
Free and open to all. RSVP to events@aiaeb.org.

AIA East Bay’s Committee on the Environment is reconvening. We encourage all chapter members to attend this visioning session and help shape the future of this new group. Come prepared to share your thoughts on program ideas, discussion topics, group mission and anything else you’d like to see this year.