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What’s a Forensic Architect? a talk by Kristina Raupach, AIA

an OWA talk

Saturday, March 25, 2017
12:30-1:30pm
Madsen, Kneppers & Associates, Inc., 100 Pringle Ave, Suite 340, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free and open to all
Click here to RSVP.

What’s a Forensic Architect?
. . is the typical response Kristina Raupach, AIA receives when she tells people what she does, so she has decided to give a talk about it. This will not be an advice session, rather it will cover the practice of forensic architecture within the larger context of construction consulting and expertise specialization. This includes not only litigation work, but investigation, testing, insurance property loss, and more.

However, it is a field dominated by men and Kristina’s professional mission this year is to encourage women to consider entering this field. She will provide some information on organizations, firms, and certifications for those interested in pursuing this aspect of the profession.

Join us for what should be a fascinating and informative talk!

2017 AIA East Bay/UC Berkeley Joint Lecture

Thirty-Third Annual AIA East Bay/UC Berkeley Joint Lecture:  Amale Andraos, WORKac, New York City; Dean, Columbia University GSAPP

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Wurster Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
Cost: Free, open to all, seating is limited
1.5 CES/LUs

Reception and Dinner
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: The Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Contact: 510/464-3600
Cost: $200 for sponsorship/includes one dinner ticket; $55 for extra dinner tickets
All dinner attendees enjoy reserved lecture seating. Click here to register.

Amale Andraos is Dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) and co-founder of WORKac, a New-York based architectural and urban practice focused on re-imaging architecture at the intersection of the urban, the rural and the natural.

The practice has achieved international recognition for projects such as the Centre de Conferences in Libreville, Gabon and the Edible Schoolyard at PS216 in Brooklyn, NY. Current projects include the Miami Collage Garage and a residential conversion of a historic New York cast-iron building. WORKac was named the AIA New York State Firm of the Year in 2015.

Prior to Columbia, Andraos taught at universities including Princeton University School of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design and the American University in Beirut. Her publications include Architecture and Representation: The Arab City co-edited with Nora Akawi as well as 49 Cities and Above the Pavement the Farm! co-authored with her partner Dan Wood, FAIA.

Weiden+KennedyNYC

Weiden+KennedyNYC

Lecture Dinner

Each year we ask East Bay firms to help underwrite the expense of bringing in a renowned architect to Cal. Through the firms’ generosity we are able to present international architects such as Andrea Leers, Fuhimiko Maki, Craig Dykers and Merrill Elam without charging for the lecture. One benefit of sponsorship is attendance at the lecture dinner. The traditional wine reception and dinner precedes Ms. Andrao’s lecture. Dinner guests have reserved seats at the lecture hall–a must for this popular lecture series!

Funds to underwrite the costs of this program are provided by the following 2017 sponsors:

Byrens Kim Design Works

Carol Shen, FAIA

Dahlin Group Architecture + Planning

Dealey, Renton & Associates

Devi Dutta Architecture

ELS Architecture & Urban Design

Fischer Architecture

Gensler

Glass Associates, Inc.

Goring & Straja Architects

Graff Architects

Harriman Kinyon Architects

Haviland Associates Architects

Ideate

JRDV Architects

Kava Massih Architects

Lowney Architecture

Madsen, Kneppers & Associates

Moen

murakami/Nelson

Noll + Tam Architects and Planners

Powell & Partners Architects

Ratcliff

Siegel & Strain Architects

Swatt Miers  Architects

Taylor Design

Tile and Stone Council of Northern California

Tolbert Design Architects

Urban Field Studio

 

Interested in sponsorship? Contact Sidney at sidney@aiaeb.org

2016 Energy Standards Overview

Friday, September 16, 2016
10am-3pm
$25-$60; Prices vary, see below
Click here to register

2-4 AIA CES/HSW LUs

California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards are updated on an approximately three-year cycle, and the new standards take effect January 1, 2017. Representatives from the California Energy Commission will present a two-part, four-hour program on what to expect with the new standards. Registrants may choose to attend the whole program (residential and non-residential), or, just half of it. Either way, everyone is encouraged to have lunch with us!

This four-hour course will provide an overview of the new requirements in the 2016 Energy Standards for both residential and nonresidential buildings. All project types will be covered, including newly constructed buildings, additions, and alterations. The new requirements for residential buildings that will be addressed include: high performance attics and walls; instantaneous water heaters; high efficacy lighting; and much more. The new requirements for nonresidential buildings that will be addressed include: elevators and escalators; window and door HVAC lockout sensors; direct digital controls (DDC); and much more.

About the Presenter:

Javier Perez has over five years of experience at the California Energy Commission working as a Student Assistant on the Energy Standards Hotline fielding questions from the design, building, and enforcement agency industries.  Recently, Javier was hired as an Energy Analyst in the Outreach and Education Unit of the Efficiency Division where he supervises the Energy Standards Hotline.  Javier specializes in the mechanical and lighting Standards requirements, and he helps develop training, tools, and resources to assist enforcement agencies verify compliance with the Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6).

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss the direction of the Energy Standards for 2016 and beyond
  • Discuss the major changes for both residential and nonresidential buildings
  • Highlight the different requirements for newly constructed, addition, and alteration projects
  • Provide resources that will assist in complying with the Energy Standards

Schedule:

10-Noon
Residential ($25 AIA Members and Employees of Chapter Member Firms; $35 Non-members)

Noon-1pm
Lunch

1-3pm
Non-residential ($25 AIA Members and Employees of Chapter Member Firms; $35 Non-members)

FULL Day: $40 AIA Members and Employees of Chapter Member Firms; $60 Non-members

Stanford University Spring Lecture Series 2016

April 6, 2016 – June 2, 2016
6:30pm

Free and open to all.
For more information, click here.

The University Architect / Campus Planning and Design Office sponsors a spring lecture series in architecture and landscape architecture. The purpose of the series is to bring together community enthusiasts, students and staff from across different disciplines to hear the latest innovations in building and design. The lectures provide the Bay Area architectural and design communities an opportunity to hear nationally and internationally renowned experts in the field. The lectures are free of charge and open to the public.

The theme for this year’s series is “LIVE, WORK, PLAY.” A cultural shift is clearly well underway, where the boundaries between these three phases of a conventional working day have been eroded. Some would argue that there is no such thing as a work-life balance, because a growing portion of the modern workforce does not distinguish between work and life. We have asked our esteemed lecturers to discuss how their work addresses this evolution.

Wednesday, April 20, 6:30pm
Mark Jensen, Jensen Architects
@McMurtry Building
380 Roth Way, Stanford, CA 94305
First Floor, Oshman Hall

Wednesday, May 04, 6:30pm
Keving Conger, CMG Landscape Architecture
@McMurtry Building
380 Roth Way, Stanford, CA 94305
First Floor, Oshman Hall

Wednesday, May 18, 6:30pm
Odile Decq, Studio Odile Decq
@Lathrop Library
518 Memorial Way, Stanford, CA 94305
First Floor, Bishop Auditorium

Thursday, June 02, 6:30pm
Gregg Pasquarelli, SHoP Architects
@Lathrop Library
518 Memorial Way, Stanford, CA 94305
First Floor, Bishop Auditorium

Knowing is Half the Battle: Identifying Risk in Contracts

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
5-6:30pm
Free and open to all. RSVP here.

1.5 CES LUs

This presentation will go in-depth to give you the tools you need to identify risk in your contracts. We’ll discuss the options of having good contracts in place, clauses and language that are uninsurable and the differences between owner-generated contracts and AIA contracts. Attorney Liam Malone of Collins, Collins, Muir & Stewart and insurance broker James Murphy, Allied Member, of Dealey Renton will be our experts on hand to lead the discussion and answer questions.

About the Presenters:

Liam Malone’s practice focuses on professional liability and risk management, including
representation of architects, engineers, and other professionals. He also counsels his clients
regarding service agreements, contracting issues, and general risk management matters. His practice areas include Trial, Professional Liability and Commercial Transactions and Corporate.

James Murphy joined Dealey, Renton & Associates in 2004 and is currently an Account Executive in the design professional practice. With 14 Years of experience in the insurance industry, James is well informed with regards to the unique insurance and risk management needs of design firms. By focusing exclusively on design firms, James is able to stay abreast of important trends impacting the design industry.

2016 AIA/CED Joint Lecture: Meejin Yoon + Eric Höweler

Meejin Yoon + Eric Höweler – Höweler + Yoon, Boston
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
7:30pm
Location: Wurster Hall, College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley
Free; all are welcome, limited seating. Reserved seating for Lecture Sponsors.

1.5 CES LUs

Höweler + Yoon is an internationally recognized architecture and design studio, founded by principals Eric Höweler, AIA and Meejin Yoon, AIA. Their multidisciplinary practice operates in the space between architecture, art, and landscape. Their work has been awarded the Audi Urban Futures Award in 2012, the United States Artist Award in Architecture and Design in 2008, Architecture Record’s Design Vanguard Award in 2007, the Architecture League’s Emerging Voices Award in 2007, and the Rome Prize in Design in 2005.

Meejin and Eric are the authors of Expanded Practice: Projects by Höweler + Yoon and MY Studio (Princeton Architectural Press 2009), Public Works: Unsolicited Small Projects for the Big Dig (MAP Book Publishers 2008), and Absence, a World Trade Center Memorial artist book (Printed Matter and the Whitney Museum of Art 2003).

Höweler + Yoon’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, the Institut Valencia d’Art Modern in Spain, and the National Art Center in Tokyo.

J. Meejin Yoon, AIA

Meejin Yoon, AIA, FAAR (b. Seoul, Korea) is an architect, designer and educator. She is a Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she received the Irwin Sizer Award for the Most Significant Improvement to MIT Education. Recently, Meejin was awarded Architectural Review’s New Generation Design Leadership Award. Prior to founding Höweler + Yoon, Meejin received a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University with the AIA Henry Adams Medal in 1995, a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design with Distinction from Harvard University in 1997, and a Fulbright Fellowship to Korea in 1998.

Eric Höweler, AIA

Eric Höweler AIA, LEED AP (b. Cali, Colombia) is a registered architect with over 15 years of experience in practice. He received a Bachelor of Architecture and a Masters of Architecture from Cornell University. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Prior to forming Höweler + Yoon Architecture, Eric was a Senior Designer at Diller + Scofidio where he worked on the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and the Juilliard School/ Lincoln Center in New York. As an Associate Principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Eric acted as the senior designer on the 118 story ICC Tower in Hong Kong.

Funds to underwrite the costs of this program are provided by the following 2016 sponsors:

Byrens Kim Design Works

Carol Shen, FAIA

Dealey, Renton & Associates

Dolan’s Windows & Doors

ELS Architecture & Urban Design

Gensler

Glass Associates, Inc.

Goring & Straja Architects

Graff Architects

Harriman Kinyon Architects

Haviland Associates Architects

HKIT Architects

Ideate

Kava Massih Architects

Lowney Architecture

LPAS Architecture + Design

Moen

murakami/Nelson

Noll + Tam Architects and Planners

Pacific Coast Building Products

Powell & Partners, Architects

Pyatok

Ratcliff

Richard Avelar + Associates

Siegel & Strain Architects

Swatt I Miers Architects

Taylor Design

Tolbert Design Architects

Urban Field Studio

 

 

Interested in sponsorship? Contact Sidney at sidney@aiaeb.org

Charles Renfro, AIA Lectures in Berkeley, 1/27

Charles Renfro: Hyperception
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Noon
Location: First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way at Dana, Berkeley
Admission free

Lecture by Charles Renfro, AIA partner at Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the New York–based interdisciplinary design studio that designed the new BAMPFA. Renfro will present the design of BAMPFA in the context of several other DS + R projects that challenge our standards of perception in often surreal ways, including Blur Building, The High Line in New York, Museum of Image and Sound in Rio de Janeiro, and Moscow’s Zaryadye Park. Renfro will also consider resonances between the BAMPFA design and works on view in BAM’s inaugural exhibition, Architecture of Life.

This is the first presentation in the UC Berkeley Big Ideas course inspired by the BAMPFA exhibition Architecture of Life.

Perspectivas 2015 Lecture and Exhibit Opening

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
6pm
Free event, all are welcome. Please RSVP for reception food counts.
Presented by Latinos in Architecture.

About the presentation:
Ronald Rael, Associate Professor at University of California, Berkeley, presents from his book Borderwall as Architecture, a series of designs that challenges the intrinsic architectural element of a wall charged by its political context. Rael’s work is a protest against the new border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

About the presenter:
Ronald Rael, 
Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, established his creative practice, Rael San Fratello, in 2002. Rael San Fratello is an award-winning studio, co-founded with Virginia San Fratello, whose work lies at the intersection of architecture, art, culture, and the environment. In 2014 Rael San Fratello was named an Emerging Voice by The Architectural League of New York. Rael is the author of Earth Architecture (Princeton Architectural Press, 2008) and the forthcoming Borderwall as Architecture.

About the exhibit:

Rael’s presentation coincides with the opening of Latinos in Architecture’s “Perspectivas 2015: Playing with Urban Fabric,” an exhibit which aims to showcase the work and talent of architects, urban planners, interior designers, artists, and related fields practicing in the Bay Area. The body of work not only addresses and defines PLAY within an architectural context, but also how PLAY can be integrated into the urban fabric, such us public spaces or objects that can bring the concept of Play to the viewer or spectator.

Sustainable Flooring, a Pleasanton Program

a Pleasanton Program

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Noon-1:30pm
Location: Dahlin Group, 5865 Owens Drive, Pleasanton, CA 94588
All are welcome,  no cost to attend.
Click here to RSVP

 

Join Simon Stadtmiller, Allied Member of Patcraft for a presentation about their officially certified Cradle to Cradle flooring products and how these can exceed your clients needs.

Cradle to Cradle Certification is one of the world’s most rigorous product sustainability certifications and includes categories such as material health, material reutilization, renewable energy, water stewardship and social fairness.

Simpson Strong-Tie’s Lateral Systems and Connectors

Friday, May 29, 2015
12-1:30pm
Free; all are welcome. Please bring your lunch!
Please RSVP for Room Setup

Bring your lunch and questions as Derrick Dinelli, Allied Member addresses details on Simpson Strong-Tie‘s Lateral Systems Product Line and other newly released connector products.

Derrick’s presentation will also include information on how Simpson Strong-Tie’s StrongFrame Moment Frames lend themselves to Soft/Weak Story retrofit applications as well as new construction for both residential and commercial projects.

About the presenter:

Derrick Dinelli, Allied Member, Simpson Strong-Tie. Derrick  started in 2007 as Simpson Strong-Tie’s Territory Sales Representative for Alameda and Contra Costa Counties in California. He graduated from Santa Clara University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and later earned his Master’s degree from Santa Clara University in 1996. He has worked in the East Bay territory for many years and is familiar with the territory.