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Build Positive: Carbon Positive Buildings and the Global Impact Initiative

A Committee on the Environment Presentation

Thursday, September 20, 2018
6-7:30pm
Free and open to all.
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Build Positive: Carbon Positive Buildings and the Global Impact Initiative sponsored by Carbon Leadership Forum. Larry Strain, FAIA will give a brief presentation and lead discussion on decarbonizing the built environment, mostly focusing on building reuse and upgrading existing buildings – the big picture on why this is what we need to be focusing on. Also, he will report on the Global Climate Action Summit – week of September 10.

Larry is a founding Principal at Siegel & Strain Architects and co-author of the Total Carbon Study in 2016. He is on the research team for the Embodied Carbon Benchmarking project.

YAF Firm Tour: Gyroscope Inc.

Thursday, September 13, 2018
6-7:30pm
Free and open to all Young Architects
Location: 283 Fourth Street #201, Oakland
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Join the Young Architects Forum for a firm tour, drinks and light food and a round-table discussion at Gyroscope Inc. in downtown Oakland.

Gyroscope is an award-winning studio of creative designers who work closely with their clients to create innovative learning environments. They offer strategic planning, exhibit and graphic design, public art, and architectural services for museums, libraries, visitor centers and other cultural institutions.

Energy Modeling for Architects

Thursday, August 23, 2018
6-7:30pm
Free and open to all.
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Energy modeling is not just for engineers. Philip Luo, AIA of Shah Kawasaki Architects, will present examples of how architects can use energy modeling for achieving LEED V4 Integrative Process Credit, optimizing building envelope design, and answering critical design questions. Software used in case studies include eQuest, EnergyPlus, and Dialux. A group discussion will follow this 30 minute presentation.

YAF Presents ALR

Thursday, August 2, 2018
7pm
Free and open to all.
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Join the Young Architects Forum for a brief presentation, discussion, and refreshments with ALR Associated Lighting Representatives.

 

COTE: Resilient by Design Challenge

Thursday, July 19, 2018
6pm
Free and open to all.
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Ben Levi gives a presentation of Ratcliff Architect’s explorations into issues raised by the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge competition.

“Resilience,” like sustainability, is difficult to define, yet everyone is talking about how to build or maintain it. So, what is resilience really, and is it a useful concept or a meaningless buzzword?

Why is it that when we talk about resilience, we immediately think scary thoughts about disaster and disturbance? Can we think about resilience in terms of renewal and innovative thinking?

Inspired by the recent Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge competition, which took place in our own “Bay(k)yard”, a small group of us at Ratcliff embarked on a six-month long exploration to find answers to some of these questions. We invite you to join us for this presentation/conversation to discuss some of the things we’ve learned about the overwhelming complexity of issues and many dimensions of resilience, a surface of which we feel we’ve only began to scratch.

 

Transforming I-980: Regional Urban Design

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
6pm
Free and open to all.
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Brian Stokle, a founding member of Connect Oakland, will give a presentation on transforming I-980 to create new public land for housing, jobs, and open space, which could be catalyst for future transportation connections throughout the region. I-980 corridor is a priority of the community and the City and has been included in the Draft Downtown Oakland Specific Plan.

  • John King of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote, “With imaginative engineering and design, [I-980] could be replaced by a boulevard lined with housing at all price levels, reknitting the urban landscape.”
  • “Our I-980 is a cautionary tale,” says Mayor Schaaf. “It was proposed as a part of a plan to build another Bay Bridge and a shopping mall—but this broken promise leaves us with a scar across our city that separates our residents from opportunity. In its place, we want to reknit our community, building infrastructure that creates local economic opportunity, reconnects neighborhoods, and helps connect the region.”
  • The Congress for the New Urbanism in 2017 listed I-980 on the Top 10 Freeways Without Futures.

Case Study: Center for Environmental Studies at Bishop O’Dowd High School

Thursday, April 19, 2018
6pm
Free and open to all. RSVP to events@aiaeb.org.

1.5 CES LUs

Susi Marzuola, AIA of Siegel and Strain Architects discusses the 2017 AIA East Bay COTE Sustainable Design Honorable Mention winner, The Center for Environmental Studies at Bishop O’Dowd High School. Please note: this is a presentation at the chapter office, not a design tour.

 

Young Architects vs. Emerging Professionals Trivia Night

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
6-8pm
$3 AIA Members / $5 Nonmembers
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Win a ticket to the 2018 Home Tours before they even go on sale! Everyone is welcome to join the Young Architects and Emerging Professionals in a battle to test their architecture expertise. Pizza and beer will be provided – don’t miss this fun event and the chance to show off your skills.

Each member of the winning team will receive a ticket to the 2018 Home Tours – a $50 value!

DFA: Design for Aging Review Awards

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Noon-1pm
Free and open to all.
Location: AIASF, 130 Sutter Street, #600, San Francisco

Leslie Moldow, FAIA of Perkins Eastman will review the latest AIA Design For Aging Review Award recipients to the Design for Aging Regional Committee Meeting.

Low Carbon Architecture: COTE

Thursday, March 15, 2018
6pm
Free and open to all.
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David Arkin, AIA, will be giving a brief presentation and leading a discussion of Low Carbon Architecture—in particular example, incorporating photosynthetic and rapidly renewable resources. David is Chair of the Embodied Carbon Network’s Renewable Materials Task Force and Director of the California Straw Building Association (CASBA).