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BIOPHILIA: HEALTHY BUILDINGS & THE WISDOM OF NATURE
Tuesday, DECEMBER 14, 2021
10am-2:30pm Eastern Time*

*Includes a 30 minute break

 

 

 Accreditation  

AIA # DAS442-21 - 4 HSW LUs
IDCEC #115167 - 4 HSW CEUs
  4 HSW CE Credits

 Includes 1 sustainable design credit.

  Where  

This is a live webinar. Attend from anywhere on any computer (and most mobile devices) with internet access. If you miss the live session, we will send you the recording for you to complete on-demand at your convenience.

 Course Description  

Defined as “a love of the living world,” biophilia starts with accepting Einstein’s invitation to “Look! Look! Deep into nature [to] understand everything.” For millennia, humans have turned to nature in our quest for health, healing, and survival. Over the past century, however, we seem to have shunned nature-based solutions in favor of high-tech solutions. While we are reaping the benefits of many of these technological advances, we also see their limitations and dire unintended consequences. With the future of our species at stake, we are witnessing a renewed interest in the wisdom of nature to restore balance. This session is an opportunity to take a closer look at the frameworks that nature provides to help design professionals solve complex issues in the built environment. Organic design is not a trend or style. It is design based on programmatic needs of healing modalities. It’s about turning to nature for cues on how to design healthy buildings that promote all life forms by restoring symbiosis between our built environment and the natural ecosystems within which it is embedded.

 Learning Objectives   

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Discuss basic tenets of human sustainability in ways the built environment impacts our human biology. 
  • Explain the healing power of nature to enhance the user experience, reduce stress, improve cognitive performance and support health and wellness.
  • Implement architectural and design applications of nature’s geometry, as seen in structure, shape, color and  light. 
  • Utilize new nature-based design tools to provide design for improved health outcomes.

Instructor   

Barbara Huelat19126Barbara J. Huelat, AAHID, FASID, EDAC, is nationally recognized for work in patient-centered design, Healing Environments, Biophilic Design, WELL Building Standards and Evidence-Based Design. Her three decades as a design practitioner cover virtually all types, components and sizes of domestic and international healthcare.
She is a past president of the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers and a fellow of the American Society of Interior Designers where she also served on the National Board. Barbara has been honored with numerous design awards for projects of excellence Ms. Huelat has authored two books: Healing Environments, Design for the Body Mind & Spirit, Healing Environments, What’s the Proof?

INSIDE OUT DESIGN: TRANSITIONAL SPACES
Wednesday, DECEMBER 15, 2021
9:30am-11:30am Eastern Time

 

 

 Accreditation  

AIA # DAS444 - 2 HSW LUs
IDCEC #115695 - 2 HSW CEUs
  2 HSW CE Credits

 Includes 1 barrier-free design credit.

  Where  

This is a live webinar. Attend from anywhere on any computer (and most mobile devices) with internet access. If you miss the live session, we will send you the recording for you to complete on-demand at your convenience.

 Course Description  

For most of history, mankind has lived in harmony with the rhythm of nature. However, Americans have evolved into a nation that spends 90% of its time isolated indoors. The result of this disconnect has proven to impact on both physical and mental health.

This course will examine the use of architecture, accessibility, lighting and finish materials to bring the outdoors to the interior space. Furthermore, we will consider how the principles of interior design can be applied to the outdoors. We will examine how blurring the line between indoor and outdoor spaces can contribute to a safer, healthier and more universal beautiful environment.

 Learning Objectives   

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Understand five different ways to add natural light to improve safety, comfort and energy efficiency.
  • Identify five ways to use architecture to promote safety while connecting the indoors to the outdoors.
  • Identify how to select materials and finishes to cross-pollinate the interior and exterior designs while reducing barriers and increasing functional accessibility.
  • Understand how to apply the elements of design to six key areas of outdoor design to increase safety, access and enhance well-being.
  • Identify the three primary outdoor areas and how to reduce safety hazards and improve barrier free design outside.

Instructor   

Speaker_Lynne Wilkinson_b_wLynne Wilkinson, RID, NCIDQ, NAHB, is Principal Interior Designer for the firm Draco Designs. Her passion for design developed during 12 years working and traveling abroad in over 150 countries studying and lecturing on the art, architecture, and history of hundreds of cultures. These influences fused with an innate artistic aesthetic and technical abilities allow Lynne to create and oversee unique designs that are as individual as the clients. Lynne is a licensed Interior Designer and holds an NCIDQ National Certificate for Interior Design Qualification.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT BY DESIGN: 4 Pillars for Building Better
Wednesday, DECEMBER 15, 2021
12pm-1pm Eastern Time

 

 

 Accreditation  

AIA # DAS437-21 - 1 HSW LU
IDCEC #115098 - 1 HSW CEU
  1 HSW CE Credit

 Includes 1 sustainable design credit.

  Where  

This is a live webinar. Attend from anywhere on any computer (and most mobile devices) with internet access. If you miss the live session, we will send you the recording for you to complete on-demand at your convenience.

 Course Description  

Out of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals, four are core. Join us as we delve into these foundational goals that support all of the other SDGs. Rediscover how everything in the world of Design and Architecture is connected to the health and biodiversity of the planet. Take away simple, actionable changes that can improve the lives of your clients and our world today, tomorrow, and into the future.

 Learning Objectives   

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Describe Biodiversity and understand how human interaction impacts people’s health and sustainability at large.
  • Understand which four sustainable development goals are the pillars that form the foundation for all of the other goals.
  • Identify the Key Targets and Solutions to implement the four pillar goals in the built environment to improve wellbeing for all users.
  • Explain what the global greenhouse is and explain how the Architecture and Design industry can move towards safer building practices.

Instructor   

Speaker_Lynne Wilkinson_b_wLynne Wilkinson, RID, NCIDQ, NAHB, is Principal Interior Designer for the firm Draco Designs. Her passion for design developed during 12 years working and traveling abroad in over 150 countries studying and lecturing on the art, architecture, and history of hundreds of cultures. These influences fused with an innate artistic aesthetic and technical abilities allow Lynne to create and oversee unique designs that are as individual as the clients. Lynne is a licensed Interior Designer and holds an NCIDQ National Certificate for Interior Design Qualification.

SUSTAINABLE CITIES & COMMUNITIES BY DESIGN: The 15-Minute City
Wednesday, DECEMBER 15, 2021
1:30pm-2:30pm Eastern Time

 

 

 Accreditation  

AIA # DAS432-21 - 1 HSW LU
IDCEC #114020 - 1 HSW CEU
  1 HSW CE Credit


  Where  

This is a live webinar. Attend from anywhere on any computer (and most mobile devices) with internet access. If you miss the live session, we will send you the recording for you to complete on-demand at your convenience.

 Course Description  

What is a Net Zero Energy Building and why should you care?

Well for one, new federal mandates will be coming into play very soon that will create enormous changes. Also, global demand for energy is rising at exponential rates and will become even more scarce and expensive.

Net zero design allows you to create buildings that have lower energy demands and can generate their own energy requirements on site. Sounds great right? This course will give you some of the basics for how to go about adding net zero features to your projects to create better structures, happier clients and a better world.

 Learning Objectives   

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Define Four different metrics for defining Net Zero.
  • Explain how to Construct a the Building Envelope for maximum energy efficiency.
  • Describe Five sources of Passive Net Zero Energy.
  • Identify and utilize Four sources of Active Net Zero Energy.
  • Understand the Four main methods to generate sustainable, onsite energy.

Instructor   

Speaker_Lynne Wilkinson_b_wLynne Wilkinson, RID, NCIDQ, NAHB, is Principal Interior Designer for the firm Draco Designs. Her passion for design developed during 12 years working and traveling abroad in over 150 countries studying and lecturing on the art, architecture, and history of hundreds of cultures. These influences fused with an innate artistic aesthetic and technical abilities allow Lynne to create and oversee unique designs that are as individual as the clients. Lynne is a licensed Interior Designer and holds an NCIDQ National Certificate for Interior Design Qualification.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT BY DESIGN: Using Nature-Based Solutions to Support all Global Goals
Thursday, DECEMBER 16, 2021
9am-10am Eastern Time

 

 

 Accreditation  

AIA # DAS433-21 - 1 HSW LU
IDCEC #114446 - 1 HSW CEU
  1 HSW CE Credit

 Includes 1 sustainable design credit.

  Where  

This is a live webinar. Attend from anywhere on any computer (and most mobile devices) with internet access. If you miss the live session, we will send you the recording for you to complete on-demand at your convenience.

 Course Description  

Cities face many challenges while trying to become more resilient: water and food security, climate change, human health, sustainable economic development and disaster risk reduction. Bringing nature back into our cities has been gaining media attention, largely due to the pandemic crisis and growing sustainability challenges. How can designers engage? In this course you will learn about the immense potential of nature-based solutions - which mimic the processes of natural ecosystems - and how they can provide effective, multi-faceted benefits to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Nature-Based Solutions refers to a wide range of innovative, cost-effective and integrative approaches to address societal and environmental challenges. This is done by limiting the impacts of climate change, enhancing biodiversity and improving environmental quality while contributing to economic activities and social well-being.

 Learning Objectives   

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Understand the concept of nature-based solutions and how their enormous potential can help us respond to a range of sustainability challenges.
  • Identify applied examples of nature-based solutions (green roofs and green walls, rain gardens, urban forests, community gardens, sustainable urban drainage systems, etc.) and understand their manifold contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Assess urban challenges and related socio-environmental effects to analyze how nature-based solutions can address them.
  • Discuss how nature-based solutions can promote transformative change in cities by approaching them with a multi-functional mind set.

Instructor   

Daniela Rizzi is an architect and urban/landscape planner (Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, University of Sao Paulo), holds a doctoral degree in landscape architecture (Technical University of Munich), is licensed by the Brazilian Council of Architecture and Urbanism. She is the Senior Officer at ICLEI Europe for Nature-based Solutions and Biodiversity promoting peer-learning and partnerships between civil society, businesses and all levels of government to help cities plan and deliver nature-based solutions. Cities can dramatically improve their resilience via NBS to adapt to challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, air pollution, ecosystem services degradation, water quality/scarcity, fostering collaborative governance, inclusive urban regeneration and socio-environmental justice.

CLIMATE ACTION BY DESIGN: Climate Adaptation Thinking & Resilient Cities
Thursday, DECEMBER 16, 2021
10:15am-11:15am Eastern Time

 

 

 Accreditation  

AIA # DAS435-21 - 1 HSW LU
IDCEC #114732 - 1 HSW CEU
  1 HSW CE Credit


  Where  

This is a live webinar. Attend from anywhere on any computer (and most mobile devices) with internet access. If you miss the live session, we will send you the recording for you to complete on-demand at your convenience.

 Course Description  

Thinking about climate adaptation is an integral part of designing resilient cities. Question is: What are the best practices to advance the resilience of urban areas? In our “Climate Adaptation Thinking and Resilient Cities” Change by Design session, you’ll learn how early adaptation planning leads to innovative recovery responses and opportunities for creating resilient cities that can adapt to the impacts of socio-economic and climatic challenges. We’ll also delve into urban health, climate justice, inclusive stakeholder engagement and gender mainstreaming considerations. As a design professional, you’ll leave with actionable steps you can take to collectively co-design, co-implement and co-monitor your city’s or community’s resilient future - by design.

 Learning Objectives   

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Gain understanding of the global and national frameworks and methodologies to that help build resilience.
  • Learn about demonstrated local adaptation planning and implementation through practical examples.
  • Discuss the role that the built environment plays in adaptation strategies.
  • List actionable steps you can take in your own practice, community or city.

Instructor   

Vasileios Latinos works for ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability, being responsible for developing and implementing projects and services in the topical areas of climate change adaptation, urban resilience, disaster risk reduction and green infrastructure, as well as supporting the strategic development of ICLEI in this field. Vasileios has extensive experience in stakeholder engagement, co-creation, capacity building and planning for resilient cities. Previously to ICLEI, Vasileios has worked for consultancies (e.g. 100 Resilient Cities pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation) or universities (e.g. Technical University of Berlin). From 2011 to 2013 he founded and managed his own consultancy as well.

RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION & PRODUCTION BY DESIGN: The Art of Urban Mining
Thursday, DECEMBER 16, 2021
11:30am-12:30pm Eastern Time

 

 

 Accreditation  

AIA # DAS438-21 - 1 HSW LU
IDCEC #115177 - 1 HSW CEU
  1 HSW CE Credit


  Where  

This is a live webinar. Attend from anywhere on any computer (and most mobile devices) with internet access. If you miss the live session, we will send you the recording for you to complete on-demand at your convenience.

 Course Description  

“Waste is nothing but a symptom of failed relationships.“ - Quote by J. Chapman We are in the midst of a fundamental shift in the relationship between design professionals and the materials they use to build. So far, it has mainly been a matter of extensively mining raw materials, which has led to the depletion of these resources. In response to the increasing scarcity of raw materials, architects and designers are turning to Urban Mining as one way to bring Responsible Consumption and Production practices to the building industry. In “The Art of Urban Mining,” you’ll meet Rasa Weber, who is a co-founder of the Berlin-based design and architecture collective They Feed Off Buildings. Rasa will use case studies to share circular design strategies you can implement to integrate “waste” (reused materials and recycled resources) into your building practices.

 Learning Objectives   

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Understand the concept of "Urban Mining."
  • Explore available “waste“ materials in your surrounding.
  • Analyze and sketch a material lifecycle.
  • Examine potential applications for your individual practice.

Instructor   

Rasa Weber is a designer and researcher based in Berlin. Her design concepts are driven by a strong narrative approach and innovative material research. In her works she creates a link between the creative industries, research and design. She works across the disciplines of architecture, product design and film. Her passion for visual story-telling and her background in theatre made film a key element of her design strategy. In her work she engages with new ecologies, bio-based materials and their lifecycle. In collaboration with L. Rubisch she founded ‘They Feed off Buildings‘, a design and architecture collective based in Berlin. With textile designer E. Glomb she researched on microalgae under the name of ‘Studio Blond & Bieber‘. She has lectured at the University of the Arts Berlin, University Anhalt Dessau, OCAD University Toronto a.o

REDUCED INEQUALITIES BY DESIGN: Accessible Architecture is Just Good Design
Thursday, DECEMBER 16, 2021
1pm-2pm Eastern Time

 

 

 Accreditation  

AIA # DAS441-21 - 1 HSW LU
IDCEC #115711 - 1 HSW CEU
  1 HSW CE Credit

 Includes 1 barrier-free design credit.

  Where  

This is a live webinar. Attend from anywhere on any computer (and most mobile devices) with internet access. If you miss the live session, we will send you the recording for you to complete on-demand at your convenience.

 Course Description  

This course will enable you to extend your understanding of design by learning the principles and art of universal design or “inclusive design”. You will come to think of design in new ways by becoming aware of the impact universal design has had on the past, present, and future of the built environment. We will focus on maximizing utility with the ultimate goal of looking at design projects that accommodate people’s needs, regardless of age, ability, or circumstances.

 Learning Objectives   

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Define universal design and understand how to design to simultaneously satisfy users with a variety of abilities and boost mental health."
  • Discover strategies to design for accessibility that goes beyond the bare minimums of the Building Code.
  • Implement accessible architecture as part of the design process right from its inception increasing safety in the process.
  • Discuss how accessible architecture is sustainable, adaptable, and flexible.

Instructor   

Ron Wickman is an Architect, Author and Activist who specializes in Accessible Architecture. He was born in Edmonton, Alberta, and in 1991 received his Master of Architecture at the Technical University of Nova Scotia. He set up his own Edmonton based practice in January 1995. Ron’s interest and expertise lie in accessible design, that is accommodating the needs of individuals with disabilities; he also has a special interest in multi-family housing and urban and community planning. He provides consulting services for persons with disabilities and design services for projects focused on affording individuals with disabilities greater choices for independent movement. He is responsible for over 150 new home or home renovation projects designed to accommodate residents with disabilities. Ron has firsthand “lived” experience with creating accessible environments because he grew up with a father who used a wheelchair. He is the author of numerous articles, and two books: Accessible Architecture: A Visit from Pops and Accessible Architecture: Beyond the Ramp. Ron has experience as an expert witness in cases involving persons with disabilities and has also been a guest speaker and participant in numerous sessions focused on accessibility, innovative housing, and urban and community planning. He has also won over 25 awards for his design work.