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The Concord Reuse Project and New Town Planning

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
5:30-7:30pm
Early registration (by June 4): Free AIA members / $10 Guests
Late registration: $10 AIA members / $15 Guests
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1.5 CES LUs

Come hear the story of the Concord Reuse Project and how the plan has evolved over the last ten years.  The project will redevelop the former Concord Naval Weapons Station to become a model for transit-oriented sustainable design.  North Concord BART serves as a gateway to the 2,300-acre site.  The project will include 12,200 housing units, over 6 million square feet of commercial development and hundreds of acres of parks, open space and greenways.

FivePoint and Hart Howerton are working with the City of Concord to develop a Specific Plan and EIR by the end of 2018.  Rachel Flynn, AIA, Vice President with FivePoint Communities and Eron Ashley, Managing Principal at Hart Howerton will present plans for this exciting project.

About the Presenters:

Rachel Flynn, AIA joined FivePoint in 2016 as Vice President of Planning where she oversees Lennar’s redevelopment of the former Concord Naval Weapons Station.  Prior to this, she was Director of Planning and Building for the City of Oakland. Rachel is the recipient of numerous awards and recognition from organizations such as the Jobs and Housing Coalition of Oakland, the SF Business Times, the Sierra Club of Virginia, the American Institute of Architects, the American Planning Association, and the Governor of Virginia.

Eron Ashley is a Managing Principal with Hart Howerton in San Francisco and his skills span from early master-planning, design and construction. Eron has led a variety of assignments including: community master plans in Abu Dhabi, Utah, Arizona, Colorado and Hawaii; full-service design of Pearl Island, Panama; a master plan for San Francisco’s Olympic Club; new clubhouse facilities in Phoenix and Park City; the mixed- use Emeryville Public Market; and The Island House boutique hotel in Lyford Cay, Bahamas.

 

Young Architects Forum – May 16, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
6pm
Free and open to all Young Architects (licensed under 10 years)
Please RSVP to events@aiaeb.org

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.

SMPS Market Share: East Bay

A Society for Marketing Professional Services Program, cosponsored by AIA East Bay

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Noon-1:30pm
Free SMPS/AIA East Bay members / $40 Guests
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Implementing a strategic marketing plan is an essential part of sound business practice. In this interactive session, you’ll learn a step-by-step methodology for developing a simple, straightforward plan that includes all aspects (marketing, communications, and sales/BD). Receive practical advice on how to implement and track accountability as well as tips for marketers on how to use the plan as a tool for maintaining pursuit focus. Denise Youmans, CPSM has helped A/E/C firms and non-profit organizations develop achievable goals with actionable initiatives. This session is suitable for all, from practitioners to beginners looking to understand the process.

Market Share is a bi-monthly gathering where SMPS SFBAC members get together to share knowledge across all levels of marketing and business development. From entry level coordinators to seasoned marketing directors…Market Share has something for everyone.

2017 Chapter Recognition Party

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
6-8pm
Free for chapter members and employees of chapter member firms / $25 Guests
Location: Lowney Architecture, 360 17th St. #200, Oakland
Click here to register.

Since we like parties AND recognizing all of the people who make AIA East Bay great, we are pleased to invite the AIA East Bay community to the 2017 chapter recognition party. Come celebrate what makes our chapter great – our members, sponsors and friends!

MCE/ADA Day – May 19, 2017

MCE/ADA Day: Accessibility for California Architects

Friday, May 19, 2017
8:30am-3pm
Cost: $110 AIA Members / $150 non-members.
Includes coffee and lunch.

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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. The focus will be on public accommodation, Chapter 11B.

Presenters: Claudia Falconer, AIA, CASp (Richard Avelar & Associates) and Jan Garrett, Esq. (Pacific ADA Center)

Learning Objectives: Forthcoming

Symposium on Resilient Design for Buildings, Communities and Cities

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
1-5pm
Location: PG&E Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard St., San Francisco
Free and open to all.
Click here to register for the live event.
Click here to register for the live broadcast.

This event is co-sponsored by UC Berkeley’s Center for the Built Environment (CBE) and the PG&E Pacific Energy Center. We invite you to attend in person or via the web.

Dangers from climate change, more frequent extreme weather events and resulting power outages represent growing concerns for government agencies, building owners and design professionals. This session will explore how stakeholders are addressing resilience at multiple scales, assessing risks and responding through design strategies the scale of individual buildings, and at the city scale through infrastructure and waterfront design. The session will also present the inherent synergies between resiliency and sustainability.

Considering the scale of individual buildings, speakers will discuss approaches such as passive survivability, which allows buildings to remain usable in “unplugged mode” primarily through passive means (which enable efficient energy performance under normal operations). Speakers will also present new LEED pilot credits for resilient design. At the scale of urban and community design, speakers will examine resiliency concerns for infrastructure, fluvial processes and waterfronts, including policy concerns and design challenges underway in many cities around North America. The program will allow time for discussion and audience participation.

About the Speakers:

David Dixon, FAIA
Senior Principal, Urban Design Group Leader, Stantec

Residential Architecture Magazine named David to their Hall of Fame as “the person we call to ask about cities.” Having a focus on urban transformations, in recent years he’s led planning in post-Katrina New Orleans, and has initiated a broad reappraisal of the role of density in building more livable, resilient, and equitable communities. A Fellow of the AIA, David was honored with their Thomas Jefferson Medal for “a lifetime of creating livable neighborhoods, vibrant civic spaces, and vital downtowns.” He is co-author of  “Urban Design for an Urban Century: Shaping More Livable, Equitable, and Resilient Cities.”

Ariane LaxoAriane Laxo, CID, LEED AP ID+C, EDAC
Senior Associate, HGA Architects and Engineers

Ariane Laxo is an interior designer and co-chair of HGA’s Sustainability Council. She leads the firm’s resilient design task force, an inter-disciplinary firm-wide group that conducts primary and secondary research in order to deepen the firm’s expertise in the field of resilient design. Her work in resilience includes leading resilience risk assessment workshops for clients and at conferences across the country. As a designer, she works on corporate and cultural projects, infusing sustainable design principles throughout her practice. Ariane is founding chair of the Minnesota Resiliency Collaborative, and represents HGA in the AIA National Resilience Initiative, Upper Midwest Hub. She currently serves on USGBC’s LEED Resilience Working Group.

Luke Leong photoLuke Leung, PE, LEED Fellow
Director, MEP + Sustainable Engineering Studio, SOM

Luke Leung has been recognized with multiple awards including eight ASHRAE “Excellence in Engineering” awards, several AIA sustainable design awards, and others. His project highlights include the Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest man-made structure; Roche Diagnostics in Indianapolis; and more than 40 LEED-certified or registered buildings, including Pertamina Tower – the tallest and largest building to target net-zero energy. He is a part-time professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, and he is active with many organizations developing standards related to sustainability, resilience, and natural ventilation in high-rise buildings, including the current LEED Pilot Credit on Resiliency, and as a presidential appointed member on ASHRAE Environmental Health Committee.

Claire Moore photoClaire Moore, SE, PE, LEED AP
Engineering Practice Leader, HOK

Claire Moore is a structural engineer and engineering practice leader based in HOK’s San Francisco office. Claire’s approach to each project is to focus on the client’s goals and tailor the structural solution to achieve an integrated building design that responds to those goals. Her professional work includes a wide range of experience in structural engineering design, project management and construction administration services. Her technical expertise encompasses both linear and nonlinear analysis, seismic evaluations and retrofits, structural design and BIM modeling. With completed projects ranging from large iconic buildings to small-scale art installations, she has experience in a variety of project types, including higher education, healthcare, justice and aviation.

Dave Ramslie
Principal and Head of Planning Research & Sustainability, Integral Group

Dave Ramslie is an urban planner by training, and his area of focus is on resilience and sustainable development. His work on policy, standards, and masterplans has won numerous international awards and last year he was recognized by the NRDC as one of 9 global leaders fighting climate change in cities. He has recently led the development of high performance building standards for the Province of BC, The City of Vancouver and City of Toronto that are all targeting net zero emissions strategies. Dave has also worked on energy policy issues with multiple US Cites and the US Department of Energy, and is a technical advisor to the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Initiative.

Brian StrongBrian Strong
Chief Resilience Officer and Director, City of San Francisco

Brian Strong has spent over 15 years working with government organizations to develop and implement practical solutions and policies that improve the lives of the people they serve. He was appointed to his current position in 2016 by Mayor Ed Lee, and now leads resilience policy, programs, and initiatives at the City of San Francisco. This includes oversight for development of the 10-year capital plan, capital budget, and associated projects and programs to identify, fund, and address infrastructure needs.  Previously he served for over ten years as Director of Capital Planning Program for the City and County of San Francisco.

Façade Performance Workshop

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Noon-1pm
Free and open to all. Lunch provided by Interface.
RSVP required to events@aiaeb.org.

1 CES/HSW 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
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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. Developer, architect and renewable material entrepreneur, Craig synthesizes a number of roles to help deliver sustainable outcomes in the built environment. Craig is currently leading the work for a new model of community-led and financed housing to meet the housing crisis challenge using ModCell. Craig’s ambition is to recast our relationship with carbon from one of negativity to positive innovation. A wine and cheese reception follows the lecture.

About the Lecture:

The need to reduce CO2 emissions from the operational energy use in buildings is more pressing as we seek to mitigate the effects of climate change. As we do so, the ratio of  emissions embodied in the materials we use increases compared to those of operational energy. The use of biobased materials in construction allows us to tackle both operational and embodied emissions to degree not possible using inorganic materials.

The ModCell Straw Technology system uses this natural carbon capture and storage process (CCS) to exploit the physical properties of straw and timber to effectively build with carbon. ModCell’s use of renewable materials not only delivers a 90% reduction in emissions from heating and cooling, it also delivers an effective carbon capture and storage solution.

Design Considerations for Durable Wood Structures

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
8-11am
Cost: $20
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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