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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.

1 CES LU

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.”

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.

Home Tours 2017

2017 AIA East Bay Home Tours

Saturday, August 12, 2017
10am-4:30pm
$50 / $60 day-of. Please note tickets have sold out most years.
Click here for tickets

Featuring Houses By:

Fischer Architecture
Jack Backus Architects
Cecily Young, AIA with Moore Ruble Yudell
ODS Architecture
Turnbull Griffin Haesloop
Chris Parlette, AIA with WA Design

Each year the AIA East Bay Home Tours feature a diverse selection of contemporary homes designed by the Bay Area’s leading architects. We choose from a wide range of project sizes and types which have included finely-detailed in-law units, exuberant historic renovations and stunning modern masterpieces.

Through the AIA East Bay Home Tours, we offer the community an opportunity to experience the impact of collaboration between homeowners and AIA architects, by being inside the houses themselves and talking with the architects who designed them.

The 2017 Houses:

Grizzly
Fischer Architecture

Berkeley

Skyline
Jack Backus Architects

Oakland

Tilden
Cecily Young, AIA with Moore Ruble Yuddell

Berkeley

Kensington
ODS Architecture

Kensington

Elmwood Cottage
Turnbull Griffin Haesloop

Berkeley

Gilman District
Chris Parlette, AIA with WA Design
Berkeley

Questions? Please contact Sidney Sweeney, executive director at 510/464-3600 or sidney@aiaeb.org.

Path to Licensure

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

Want to get licensed, but not sure how to get started? Confused about IDP/AXP/ARE/CAB/NCARB? Have all the recent changes in the process left you flummoxed? Come to AIA East Bay for a presentation on the Path to Licensure. Please RSVP to events@aiaeb.org so we can have snacks and chairs for all! If you have specific questions please include them in your RSVP.

Transforming Spaces: The Power of Public Art

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
5:30-7:30pm
Early registration (by June 26): Free AIA members and employees of chapter member firms / $10 Guests. Registration after June 26: $10 AIA members / $15 Guests.
Includes a wine & cheese networking reception.
Click here to register.

1.5 CES LUs

Eric Powell, Allied Member transforms environments through creating compelling, beautiful, unique works of art.  These works are responsive to the places where they reside.  They bring magnetism and unique character and businesses flourish.  His work marks and distinguishes these places by incorporating aspects of their history, natural surroundings and other relevant phenomena.

He will present images of his work and describe the arc of his creative journey and career, his sources of inspiration and the challenges of merging art with business. He will describe the richness and expansiveness of creating a personal language through art.

Eric will also discuss the collaborative process of public art and how the cross-pollination between art and architecture can enhance the outcome of a project.

About the Presenter:

With twenty-seven years of experience and five hundred completed commissions, Powell is well versed and highly experienced in the public art process and in working with cities, architects, landscape architects, designers, developers, arts commissions and other stakeholders. He is an effective problem solver, a skilled collaborator and a proactive and clear communicator.

Powell’s work is well rounded, comprehensive and site-responsive to the real needs of the client and of the project context. His body of public art works includes freestanding sculpture, wall-based sculpture and integrated architectural works such as gates, railings and sculptural screens. Powell finds that the diversity and range of his work allow him to respond to and take on virtually any project to create unique, timeless and enlivening works of art.

 

BIM Strategies for Collaboration and Data Management in SFO Airport Project

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
11:30am-1pm
Free and open to all. Lunch provided by Ideate.
Click here to register.

As part of San Francisco International Airport $2.4 Billion Redevelopment project, multiple design and consultant teams including Woodsbagot, HKS, Gensler, Kuthranieri, and others worked together for the redevelopment of SFO Terminal 1. The main challenge of utilizing BIM in a project of this scale is collaboration and efficient management of data. This session presents how Autodesk C4R is used to enable the teams to collaborate live in Revit, BIM 360 Docs and Glue used to share and coordinate effectively, and how Ideate tools were used to link large amount of data from Excel files to Revit more efficiently.

About the Presenters:

Pardis Mirmalek is an architect and programmer who’s work focuses on the overlap of design, data and technology. She has worked on a diverse range of projects in New York, San Francsico and Dubai. She received her master of architecture from Princeton University and is currently working as the BIM manager for Woodsbagot-HKS Joint Venture Partners for the SFO International Airport Project.

Sam Tahmasebi, PMP, LEED GA is the BIM Manager from Gensler San Francisco who holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Construction Management from Columbia University. Prior to SFO project, Sam’s experience includes delivering and managing large scale BIM projects in New York including MTA East Side Access.

ADA/MCE Day – July 14, 2017

MCE/ADA Day: Accessibility for California Architects

Friday, July 14, 2017
8:30am-3pm
Cost: $110 AIA Members / $150 non-members.
Includes coffee and lunch.
Click here to register.

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: Craig Williams, CASp.

Learning Objectives: Forthcoming

 

Tour of Mueller Nicholls Builders

Thursday, June 15, 2017
3-5pm
Location: MN Builders, 2400 Union Street, Oakland
$5 AIA members / $10 Guests
Click here to register.

1.5 CES LUs

Join us for a tour of this popular, Oakland-based custom cabinetry/millwork company, where we’ll take a shop tour through the CNC machinery and discuss interrelation between designer and builder.

Mueller Nicholls Builders is a leader in the cabinet and construction industries. They specialize in mid-sized to large comprehensive remodels, with turn-key solutions: everything from design assistance and permit expediting – to complete construction and installation capabilities. At MN Builders, they develop relationships with architects, designers, and other consultants; with staff;  with clients;  and with sub-trade contractors.

By the end of the program, attendees will:

  1. Be able to state what a computer-controlled table saw is, and how it is operated.
  2. Be able to state what a large edge bander is, and how it works.
  3. Be able to state what a computer numeric control machine is, and how it operates.
  4. Be able to describe the overall process for building custom-designed cabinetry.

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
Click here to register.

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, AIA 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, AIA 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.