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Thursday, May 12
 

10:30am

The Truth about Glass Transparency
Track: Truth + Transparency

To modern designers, “transparency” in architecture has usually meant “more glass.” Large expanses of glass were intended to bring the outside in, to allow a connection to the natural environment, to promote daylighting. Yet the glass box model of architecture is now under attack: expensive to build, poor thermal and visual comfort for occupants, large carbon footprint, deadly for birds, and actually not all that transparent. This session will take a fresh look at glass, transparency, human health and the health of the environment, and look at alternative paths forward.

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Speakers
avatar for Ilana Judah

Ilana Judah

Principal, Director of Sustainability, FXFOWLE
Ilana Judah, Int'l Assoc. AIA, OAQ, LEED AP BD+C, is Principal and Director of Sustainability at FXFOWLE Architects. An architect with seventeen years of experience, Ilana leads sustainability strategies for local and global projects of multiple scales and typologies, and is a recognized... Read More →
avatar for Luke Leung

Luke Leung

Director of the Sustainability Engineering Studio, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Luke is a LEED Fellow; He is also a Centennial Fellow from The Pennsylvania State University Architectural Engineering Department; Board of Directors for USGBC (United State Green Building Council), Illinois; Chairman of the ASHRAE Committee on “Tall Buildings”; Chairman of the... Read More →
avatar for Z Smith

Z Smith

Principal, Director of Sustainability & Building Performance, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
Z Smith is Principal and Director of Sustainability and Building Performance at Eskew+Dumez+Ripple. His built work includes academic, laboratory and residential buildings earning LEED Gold and Platinum certification, a winner of the 2015 AIA COTE Top Ten Award, the 2015 RAIC Green... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Pine

1:30pm

Truth and Transparency Comes from Within
Track: Truth + Transparency

The Living Building Challenge community is a tough arena to play in. All involved are pushed, pulled, and stretched to be creative, innovative, fresh and practical. And then there is – life. Are we required to balance or integrate our family, career, faith, health, and sanity with our work? This session speaks to the need for community to not only celebrate our successes… but also share our deep struggles, especially for those considered taboo in our society. We believe the truth and transparency of the health and wellness of our community is vital to the success of our industry.

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Speakers
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Skip Backus

CEO, Omega Institute
For more than 20 years, Skip has helped run the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, a wellness and personal growth nonprofit organization offering diverse and innovative educational experiences that inspire an integrated approach to personal and social change. Skip has laid the... Read More →
avatar for Pete Muñoz

Pete Muñoz

Senior Engineer, Biohabitats
Pete is a licensed engineer and certified wastewater treatment plant operator. Pete has been lucky enough to work with some of the most influential green built schools and learning centers in the United States to create inspirational infrastructure and assist reconnecting our communities... Read More →
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Lori Singleton

Landscape Architect, SmithGroup JJR
Lori has spent the last 15 years working with clients to develop vital community places. With extensive experience in higher education, public open spaces, downtown environments, and natural system corridors, she fosters consensus based solutions that address the spectrum of issues... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Pine

3:15pm

Mindfulness as Survival Equipment in the Quest for a Living Future
Track: Truth + Transparency

The challenge of building a living future is has never been just a technical challenge. This conference draws talented people who understand that we must tap the deepest reservoirs of heart as well as mind in meeting the technical challenges we face. As these challenges grow more urgent and complex, our ability to meet them as whole people has never been more essential. It constitutes a new kind of “survival equipment” that may well be as important to our success as the technical expertise we also seek to offer.  In this session, Kurt Hoelting of Cascadia Mindfulness Institute will share practical mindfulness tools for cultivating well being and resilience in the heart of our most daunting challenges.  

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Speakers
avatar for Kurt Hoelting

Kurt Hoelting

Founder and Co-Director, Cascadia Mindfulness Institute
Kurt Hoelting is a mindfulness teacher, and is a founder and co-director of Cascadia Mindfulness Institute. A Zen student for many years, his passion is to bring the benefits of mindfulness into the heart of daily life and work. He teaches mindfulness in a variety of contexts... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Westin: Pine

3:15pm

Stories Are Power: How to Leverage Your Personal Story in Service of Your Work
Track: Truth + Transparency

Join nationally renowned story-based organizing experts from the Million Person Project to explore the power of your personal story as it relates to what you are doing in the world. The workshop will give you tools to help you better connect with your audiences and move them to action. The workshop uses a specific public speaking method developed by President Obama’s Advisor Marshall Ganz. We will focus on personal story exploration while teaching you the components for how to powerfully share your personal story.

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Speakers
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Heather Box

Co-Founder/CEO, Million Person Project
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Julian Mocine-McQueen

Director of Education and Outreach, Green For All/ The Dream Corps
Julian serves as Director of Education and Outreach for Green For All. His career is fueled by a strong belief in authentic movements that are powered by people. To this end, he’s engaged thousands of young people in the climate movement, by going on tour with Drake and Wiz Khalifa... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Westin: Elliott Bay
 
Friday, May 13
 

10:30am

Petals to Pedagogy: Integrating Living Building and Community Concepts into Architectural Education
Track: Truth + Transparency

The University of Arizona School of Architecture is the first accredited program in the nation to implement a sustainability protocol across an entire five-year studio curriculum – and makes use of the imperatives set out by the Living Building Challenge to craft the content of this initiative.  The Living Community Challenge has been used within studio courses at Judson University to tackle complex problems of master planning.  Our interactive panel of university educators will investigate the status of sustainability within academia and where the vision for a future of regenerative designers situates within current architectural education, practice, and our​ communities. 

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Speakers
avatar for Courtney Crosson

Courtney Crosson

Assistant Professor of Practice, University of Arizona School of Architecture
Courtney is a registered architect and Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Arizona School of Architecture.  Her work has spanned many scales and locations including Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America. She worked for Foster + Partners in Hong Kong; UN Habitat... Read More →
avatar for Robin Randall

Robin Randall

Vice President and Director of K­12 & Adjunct Professor, Legat Architects and Judson University
Architect, educator, and environmentalist Robin Randall leads Legat Architects' K-12 Education practice. She has led planning and design for over 100 K-12 and higher education projects during her 25 years in the industry. Robin founded EDlab, a research engine aimed at achieving... Read More →
avatar for Shane Ida Smith

Shane Ida Smith

Assistant Professor, University of Arizona School of Architecture
Shane Ida Smith, PhD is an architect, designer, educator, and philosopher developing interdisciplinary design theory for robust frameworks to inform applied research in emergent environmental building technologies.  With over twelve years of experience in professional architecture... Read More →
avatar for Siri Trumble

Siri Trumble

Lecturer, University of Arizona School of Architecture
Siri Trumble is a registered architect in the State of Arizona, and has been practicing in the Sonoran desert since graduating from the University of Arizona in 2003.  Concurrent with professional practice, she has taught Design in the School of Architecture at the University of... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Pine

1:30pm

Data Transparency: How Custom BIM Visualization Tools are Leveraging Truth in Energy, Water, and Materials
Track: Truth + Transparency

The accelerating trends in Transparency are transforming our awareness in all facets of how we consume- from health implications of chemicals used in building products, to the environmental impacts of energy sources, to the community impacts of the way we grow our food. With this exponential growth in the Truth behind our resources comes a need for holistic-yet-curated accounting to help us navigate the data glut. This session will explore powerful custom tools and dynamic BIM interfaces developed by leading planning and design firms. These tools provide transparency and context to the otherwise complex web of design impacts and tradeoffs.

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Speakers
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Roderick Bates

Associate and Senior Researcher, Kieran Timberlake
Roderick is an Associate and Senior Researcher at KieranTimberlake, where he interprets ecological, economic, climate, social, and site data to inform sustainable building design. He assists architectural teams with simulation and monitoring-driven design evaluations, using the results... Read More →
avatar for Colin Booth

Colin Booth

Associate Designer, Sasaki Associates
Colin is an Associate in Sasaki’s Architecture Discipline, with experience at all scales of planning and design, contributing to a number of award-winning teams since joining Sasaki in 2006. He currently coordinates interdisciplinary research initiatives within Sasaki as well as... Read More →
avatar for Vikram Sami

Vikram Sami

Sustainable Design Analyst, ZGF Architects
Vikram Sami, Associate Partner at ZGF Architects, specializes in sustainable design. He has been working on high performance building design for over 14 years, combining technical expertise with love of design. Vikram is passionate about working with design teams to integrate analyses... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Pine

3:15pm

REVEAL: Energy Transparency
Track: Truth + Transparency

The International Living Future Institute’s REVEAL label for energy efficiency transparency highlights high performing buildings and a snapshot of their energy profile for a wide audience. Available for all building types, learn about REVEAL buildings ranging from high rises to headquarters, understand why transparency in energy greens buildings matters and how the labels are a critical tool for your project. This session will describe the basic elements of the REVEAL certification and walk through the various projects, metrics and communication strategies in energy efficiency.

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Speakers
avatar for Katherine Anderson

Katherine Anderson

Energy Analyst and Auditor, Glumac
Katy is an energy analyst and auditor at Glumac in San Jose, CA. She works with architects and MEP designers to maximize energy savings by focusing the analysis effort early in the design process; her experience includes new construction and existing building renovations in healthcare... Read More →
avatar for Brendan Cook

Brendan Cook

NZE Manager, International Living Future Institute
Brendan is an entrepreneurial, renewable energy expert who finds creative solutions for communities, buildings and organizations. His previous work and education have taken him around the world living in Europe, Asia and North America, influencing his perspective on the planet and... Read More →
avatar for Brian Goldsmith

Brian Goldsmith

Energy Analyst, Glumac
Brian is a Professional Engineer and Energy Analyst at Glumac, a consulting engineering firm based on the West Coast. Brian first became interested in the energy analysis field in college when he learned how much energy buildings consume in the United States. He was intrigued by the... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Westin: Pine