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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.

Design for Aging Tour: Belmont Village

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Noon-1pm
This tour is sold-out. Please email events@aiaeb.org to be added to the waitlist.

The Northern California Design for Aging Committee tours Albany’s Belmont Village. Designed by HKIT, Belmont Village is the culmination of a collaboration begun in 2011 with UC Berkeley and the City of Albany to provide a unique housing experience for older adults in the Bay Area.

Firm Tour: Gensler Oakland

an Emerging Professionals event

Thursday, July 20, 2017
6:30-8:30pm
Location: Gensler Oakland, 2101 Webster St. #2000, Oakland, 94612
Cost: Free AIA Members; $5 BAYA/non-members
Sorry–this event is sold out. Please email events@aiaeb.org to be placed on the waitlist.

The AIA East Bay Emerging Professionals are pleased to announce a Firm Tour of Gensler Oakland led by Anna Han, AIA. Ms. Han will be joined by her colleagues Amy Wynott, Emilio Todescato, Fabiola Catalan and Dayton Mac, AIA.

Gensler’s award-winning Oakland office is characterized by function and flexibility. Perched on the top floor of a Class A office tower, the space provides a captivating 360-degree panoramic view of the East Bay hills, Downtown Oakland, the Bay Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the San Francisco skyline.  Organized into multiple components that support a multidisciplinary practice, the core-centric space has sit-stand desks, benching tables and drop-in stations around the perimeter, with conference and small meeting rooms around the core and a large flexible project area on the south end of the floor. Each area of the office is distinguished by its deliberate form and honest expression of materials.We are pleased to invite members of BAYA, the Bay Area Young Architects, to join us on this tour!

Beer and wine hosted by Gensler; cheese and other refreshments hosted by AIA East Bay. Space is limited; please register early.

COTE Happy Hour / Visioning Session

Thursday, June 22, 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.

Regional Urban Design Forum / Happy Hour

This happy hour is cancelled; see you next month!

 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
6pm
Free and open to all; RSVP to events@aiaeb.org

All who are interested about Regional/Urban Design are invited to join us for an RUD Happy Hour. We’ll chat about Bay Area issues and international innovations–what would YOU like to see a focus on?

YAF: Adrianne Steichen, AIA of Pyatok

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
6pm
Location: Pyatok Architects, 1611 Telegraph Ave # 200, Oakland, CA 94612
Free and open to all architects licensed in the past ten years.
Please RSVP to events@aiaeb.org

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The Young Architects Forum visits Pyatok this month to hear how Adrianne Steichen, AIA, became a principal while still officially a “Young Architect.” (There’s a reason she was honored by the AIA as the National 2015 Young Architect!) Space is limited; please RSVP to events@aiaeb.org. This event is open to all architects licensed in the past ten years.

As a principal, Adrianne brings more than 15 years of experience in student and residential developments. She is a highly skilled technical architect and project manager, who has led several large urban housing projects overseeing design work, construction documentation, permitting, and construction administration, while also leading the office in the advancement of BIM techniques and implementation. Adrianne also leads in-house staff development and training. Adrianne has been influential in leading Avalon Hayes Valley at Parcel P from the entitlement phase—resulting in a unanimous vote for approval by the San Francisco Planning Commission—to construction, and in leading the schematic design phases of Orchard Park Redevelopment at UC Davis for University Student Living and Bowles Hall Residential College Renovation at UC Berkeley for Education Realty Trust.

About the Young Architects Forum
The YAF is a forum to assist recently licensed architects (of all ages) in their practice of architecture. They meet at 6pm on the third Tuesday of each month.

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.

Young Architects Forum: 2017 Kickoff

Monday, February 13, 2017
6pm
Free and open to all Young Architects (licensed under 10 years)
Please RSVP to events@aiaeb.org

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.

We’ll set up an agenda of topics for the next few months based on what YOUR priorities are.