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Wednesday, May 11
 

8:30am

Tour of Bainbridge Island: Heron Hall and Grow Community
REGISTRATION IS FULL/CLOSED FOR THIS TOUR. Contact us at LF@living-future.org with questions.

Still want to check out Heron Hall? You're in luck! Heron Hall is hosting two rammed earth workshops following the Living Future unConference that are complimentary to this tour. Sign up if you want a deeper understanding of the rammed earth systems being used in the house and how they can be used on other projects.This is a unique opportunity to hear the founder of the Living Building Challenge discuss his philosophy in action.

RAMMED EARTH WORKSHOP at HERON HALL
Sat, May 14th - Sun, May 15th: 2 Day Practicum ($500)
-OR-
Mon, May 16th - Fri, May 20th: 5 Day Practicum ($1,000)
[REGISTER for the Rammed Earth Workshop here]

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PRICE: $30/person. Additionally all attendees will have to purchase their $8.10 R/T ferry ticket (if they are coming from Seattle). Lunch is not included.
LOCATION: All attendees must meet at the downtown Seattle ferry terminal (801 Alaskan Way) to Bainbridge Island. The ferry leaves Seattle at 8:45am. There is no transportation to and from the Westin.

Join us for a two-part tour on Bainbridge Island, visiting first Jason F. McLennan's Heron Hall and then touring the Grow Community with Jonathan Davis.

Heron Hall is the future Living Building home of Jason F. McLennan and his family. The home is pioneering new materials and a unique 100% rainwater system for all water needs and composting toilets. A highly ‘localist’ project - the majority of all building materials came from a tiny radius from and also features extensive salvaged materials. The house is currently under construction - so it will be a tour during the construction phase and not a completed building. The project is essentially a “solar barn” passive solar, natural ventilation, active solar grace this beautiful home. This unique tour is an excellent opportunity to hear the founder of the Living Building Challenge discuss his philosophy in action. Learn more: www.heronhall.com

There will be a mid-day break for lunch in Winslow (attendee's choice, lunch not provided) including Hitchcock Deli, Teriyaki Town, and T&C Market.

Jonathan Davis of Grow Community will lead us on a walking tour through the beautiful town of Winslow to Grow Community. Grow Community is the first residential community built in North America to receive a "One Planet Community" endorsement from the U.K. non-profit BioRegional. As the largest solar community in the State of Washington, the net-zero, zero carbon, multi-generational award winning, Grow Community on Bainbridge Island has been put forth as potentially “the most Sustainable Neighborhood in the U.S.” When complete this 8-acre site will include 50 single family homes, 81 multi-family units, a community center and a small day care center. Jonathan will share background on "micro-hoods" (clusters of homes), the community gardens, integrated cycle/foot paths, and more! 


Accessibility Note: This tour will include a bit of walking and touring of an active construction site. Please contact us at LF@living-future.org with specific accessibility requests to determine whether a visit to Heron Hall will meet your needs. 

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Davis

Jonathan Davis

Architect, davis studio Architecture + Design
Born in England, architect Jonathan Davis brings more than 27 years of sustainable building experience to his projects. Davis designed and built his first sustainable home, incorporating geo-thermal heat pumps, solar hot water, fireplace heat reclamation and recycled bricks in 1985... Read More →
avatar for Jason F. McLennan

Jason F. McLennan

Board President and Founder, International Living Future Institute
Considered one of the most influential individuals in the green building movement today and the recipient of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Prize, Jason F. McLennan’s work has made a pivotal impact on the shape and direction of green building in the United States and Canada... Read More →


Wednesday May 11, 2016 8:30am - 4:00pm
Ferry Terminal (to Bainbridge) 801 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101

9:30am

Tour: Bullitt Center (9:30am)
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/ 
Both conference (additional fees apply) and non-conference attendees may register for this event. Need help adding it onto your existing registration? Contact us at LF@living-future.org

Price: $30/person
Location: 1501 East Madison Street, Suite 150, Seattle 98122 
All attendees must meet outside the Bullitt Center. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

The Bullitt Center was developed with a single goal in mind: to show people what’s possible today, in order to influence the development and operation of other buildings around the world. In short, the Bullitt Center loves visitors. As the largest urban office building certified to the standards of the Living Building Challenge, tours of the Bullitt Center offer a chance to see the various operational systems, including mechanical, rainwater, constructed wetland, composting and electrical. During the tour, visitors will explore the building from the basement to the soaring “irresistible stairway,” and see how one floor has been finished into a comfortable open office plan. Come see for yourself during this “behind the scenes” tour led by project team members. 

Can't attend the 9:30am tour? Join us for one of the three other tours of the Bulllitt Center happening on Wednesday, May 11th!

Speakers
avatar for Brad Kahn

Brad Kahn

Founder, Groundwork Strategies
Brad Kahn is the communications director for the Bullitt Center and part of the project team since 2010. He brings an in-depth understanding of the vision, strategies and technologies used to develop and operate the building and was one of its first tenants. Brad’s work on the Bullitt... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Sigler

Deborah Sigler

Program Coordinator, University of Washington Center for Integrated Design Discovery Commons
Deborah's work serves to advance, both public and professional, awareness and support, for policies that favor high performance buildings, renewable energy and regenerative built environments using the UW Center for Integrated Design Discovery Commons at the Bullitt Center as a living... Read More →


Wednesday May 11, 2016 9:30am - 11:00am
Bullitt Center 1501 East Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98122

10:00am

Tour: Bullitt Center (10:00am)
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/ 
Both conference (additional fees apply) and non-conference attendees may register for this event. Need help adding it onto your existing registration? Contact us at LF@living-future.org

Price: $30/person
Location: 1501 East Madison Street, Suite 150, Seattle 98122 
All attendees must meet outside the Bullitt Center. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

The Bullitt Center was developed with a single goal in mind: to show people what’s possible today, in order to influence the development and operation of other buildings around the world. In short, the Bullitt Center loves visitors. As the largest urban office building certified to the standards of the Living Building Challenge, tours of the Bullitt Center offer a chance to see the various operational systems, including mechanical, rainwater, constructed wetland, composting and electrical. During the tour, visitors will explore the building from the basement to the soaring “irresistible stairway,” and see how one floor has been finished into a comfortable open office plan. Come see for yourself during this “behind the scenes” tour led by project team members.  

Can't attend the 10:00am tour? Join us for one of the three other tours of the Bulllitt Center happening on Wednesday, May 11th!

Speakers
avatar for Brad Kahn

Brad Kahn

Founder, Groundwork Strategies
Brad Kahn is the communications director for the Bullitt Center and part of the project team since 2010. He brings an in-depth understanding of the vision, strategies and technologies used to develop and operate the building and was one of its first tenants. Brad’s work on the Bullitt... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Sigler

Deborah Sigler

Program Coordinator, University of Washington Center for Integrated Design Discovery Commons
Deborah's work serves to advance, both public and professional, awareness and support, for policies that favor high performance buildings, renewable energy and regenerative built environments using the UW Center for Integrated Design Discovery Commons at the Bullitt Center as a living... Read More →


Wednesday May 11, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Bullitt Center 1501 East Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98122

1:00pm

Tour: A Willingness to Be Moved - A Gathering and a Shared Meal
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/ 
Both conference (additional fees apply) and non-conference attendees may register for this event. Need help adding it onto your existing registration? Contact us at LF@living-future.org

Pricing: $130/person

Join us for a re-imagined workshop: an interpersonal opportunity for broad thinking and creative co-speculation on the “practice” of an integrative design charrette. Begin your “unConference”: chopping, kneading, grating, folding, and mixing. Expect to be immersed in a sensory exercise of smells, flavors, textures, patterns. Expect to laugh, to toast, to discover, to dig a little deeper. All we ask, is a willingness to be moved. This edible engagement will be contemplative, companionable, and nourishing.

We will gather at Upper Bar Ferd’nand for a shared meal hosted by Jennifer Preston and James Wilson of BKSK Architects with Tristan Roberts of BuildingGreen, and James Beard Award-winning chef Matt Dillon. We will prepare together, locally foraged and grown ingredients and explore the Danish sense of hygge [hew-guh] - a readiness to be affected by the world around you. It will be personal, communal, consequential. We invite your enthusiastic and earnest participation.

This event has been pre-approved for 3 AIA CE's.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Preston

Jennifer Preston

Sustainable Design Director, BKSK Architects
Jennifer Preston leads the development of sustainable architectural solutions fostering wellness. As sustainable design director at BKSK Architects her priority is cooperative process. She integrates research with practice, attending to everything from specification and rating systems... Read More →
avatar for Tristan Roberts

Tristan Roberts

Executive Editor & Publisher, BuildingGreen, Inc.
In addition to his role at BuildingGreen, Inc. as Executive Editor and Publisher, Tristan Roberts is a guest researcher at Stanford University. He’s a little obsessive about connecting practitioners with tools so that their work can thrive environmentally, socially, and economically. Tristan is... Read More →
avatar for James Wilson

James Wilson

Design Research + Philosophy, BKSK Architects
James Wilson is an architectural researcher and philosopher at BKSK Architects in New York City, where he is currently engaged in the integration of parallel environmental analyses and social science research into the firm's design process. Independently, his current research interests... Read More →



Wednesday May 11, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Upper Bar Ferdinand 1424 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

2:00pm

Tour: Bullitt Center (2:00pm)
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/ 
Both conference (additional fees apply) and non-conference attendees may register for this event. Need help adding it onto your existing registration? Contact us at LF@living-future.org

Price: $30/person
Location: 1501 East Madison Street, Suite 150, Seattle 98122 
All attendees must meet outside the Bullitt Center. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

The Bullitt Center was developed with a single goal in mind: to show people what’s possible today, in order to influence the development and operation of other buildings around the world. In short, the Bullitt Center loves visitors. As the largest urban office building certified to the standards of the Living Building Challenge, tours of the Bullitt Center offer a chance to see the various operational systems, including mechanical, rainwater, constructed wetland, composting and electrical. During the tour, visitors will explore the building from the basement to the soaring “irresistible stairway,” and see how one floor has been finished into a comfortable open office plan. Come see for yourself during this “behind the scenes” tour led by project team members.  

Can't attend the 2:00pm tour? Join us for one of the three other tours of the Bulllitt Center happening on Wednesday, May 11th!

Speakers
avatar for Brad Kahn

Brad Kahn

Founder, Groundwork Strategies
Brad Kahn is the communications director for the Bullitt Center and part of the project team since 2010. He brings an in-depth understanding of the vision, strategies and technologies used to develop and operate the building and was one of its first tenants. Brad’s work on the Bullitt... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Sigler

Deborah Sigler

Program Coordinator, University of Washington Center for Integrated Design Discovery Commons
Deborah's work serves to advance, both public and professional, awareness and support, for policies that favor high performance buildings, renewable energy and regenerative built environments using the UW Center for Integrated Design Discovery Commons at the Bullitt Center as a living... Read More →


Wednesday May 11, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Bullitt Center 1501 East Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98122

2:00pm

Tour: Urban Healing - See the Olympic Sculpture Park through the Lens of a Salmon
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/ 
Both conference (additional fees apply) and non-conference attendees may register for this event. Need help adding it onto your existing registration? Contact us at LF@living-future.org

PRICE: $10/person
LOCATION: Meet the Salmon-Safe Tour Guides at the main entrance to the Park at the corner of the Park at Broad and Western Ave at 2pm (2901 Western Ave, Seattle, WA)

Join the team of Salmon-Safe and Stewardship Partners for a walking tour of Olympic Sculpture Park for a tour of this award-winning nine-acre park on Seattle’s waterfront. The sculpture park offers monumental contemporary sculptures and breathtaking views of t​he Space Needle, Olympic Mountains, and Puget Sound. Stroll along a 2,200-foot path that zigzags from the pavilion to the water’s edge to tour the park and its surroundings.

The Seattle Art Museum resolved to return the site as much as possible to a functioning ecosystem, while providing a unique setting for outdoor sculpture and public recreation. This design afforded a wide range of environmental restoration processes, including brownfield redevelopment, salmon habitat restoration, native plantings, and urban ecological design strategies which helped them achieve Salmon-Safe certification in 2008.

Bring practical walking shoes, water bottle and umbrella as needed.

GETTING TO THE PARK BY BUS:

There are 3 convenient bus routes getting to the Park from the Westin 5th Ave Lobby:

From the Westin Lobby, head NW towards Virginia Street. Turn left and head SW (towards the Sound). Turn right onto 3rd Ave. There will be a bus stop halfway down the first block where you will be get on.

Bus Times:
#2 @2:05
#13 @ 2:10
#24 @2L18

Once off the bus, go to the corner of 1st and Broad Street (you may need to backtrack half a block as the bus will be turning off of Broad Street). From that corner, head SW (towards the Sound) down Broad Street. The Olympic Sculpture Park will be on your right after walking 2 blocks.


Wednesday May 11, 2016 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Olympic Sculpture Park 2901 Western Ave, Seattle, WA

2:30pm

Tour: Bullitt Center (2:30pm)
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/ 
Both conference (additional fees apply) and non-conference attendees may register for this event. Need help adding it onto your existing registration? Contact us at LF@living-future.org

Price: $30/person
Location: 1501 East Madison Street, Suite 150, Seattle 98122 
All attendees must meet outside the Bullitt Center. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

The Bullitt Center was developed with a single goal in mind: to show people what’s possible today, in order to influence the development and operation of other buildings around the world. In short, the Bullitt Center loves visitors. As the largest urban office building certified to the standards of the Living Building Challenge, tours of the Bullitt Center offer a chance to see the various operational systems, including mechanical, rainwater, constructed wetland, composting and electrical. During the tour, visitors will explore the building from the basement to the soaring “irresistible stairway,” and see how one floor has been finished into a comfortable open office plan. Come see for yourself during this “behind the scenes” tour led by project team members. 

Can't attend the 2:30pm tour? Join us for one of the three other tours of the Bulllitt Center happening on Wednesday, May 11th!

Speakers
avatar for Brad Kahn

Brad Kahn

Founder, Groundwork Strategies
Brad Kahn is the communications director for the Bullitt Center and part of the project team since 2010. He brings an in-depth understanding of the vision, strategies and technologies used to develop and operate the building and was one of its first tenants. Brad’s work on the Bullitt... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Sigler

Deborah Sigler

Program Coordinator, University of Washington Center for Integrated Design Discovery Commons
Deborah's work serves to advance, both public and professional, awareness and support, for policies that favor high performance buildings, renewable energy and regenerative built environments using the UW Center for Integrated Design Discovery Commons at the Bullitt Center as a living... Read More →


Wednesday May 11, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Bullitt Center 1501 East Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98122