HED at AIA Convention 2016

May 18, 2016

HED at AIA Convention 2016

HED will have two presentations at this year's AIA Convention 2016, May 19-21 in Philadelphia, PA at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

COTE Top Ten: Performing Beautifully... a Restorative Future (TH303) Michael Bulander, Associate, Architecture + Design

Michael will present HED's COTE Top Ten winning project -- The West Branch of the Berkeley Public Library.

The AIA Committee on the Environment Top Ten and Top Ten+ Awards are the profession's foremost recognition for integrated, holistic design. This program celebrates projects that exemplify high-performance architecture with stories from the winning design teams.

Juror comments will serve as an introduction to each of the design teams, who will then take the stage to:
• Offer personal overviews of the design and sustainability goals that drove such exemplary features
• Share their approach to creating a restorative future through beauty and performance
• Discuss lessons learned and technical solutions to comprehensive high-performance design

The session will take place on Thursday, May 19 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET in Room 113AB.


How Educational Environments Impact Learning (FR209): John Dale, Pre K-12 Schools + Community Education Studio Leader

As an architect, you know the benefits of natural light in classrooms and how well-designed spaces can positively influence learning. But how do you help a cost-minded client buy in?

In this session, environmental research experts will define the challenges, opportunities, and potential impacts of new research in educational design, including:
• Evaluating the many contributing factors to student performance (economic, social, and cultural) and isolating the specific impacts of the physical environment
• Their perspectives on what constitutes effective research
• How their research could shape educational spaces moving forward

Additional presenters for this session are:

Diana Sorenson, Associate at VMDO Architects

Jeff Vincent, Deputy Director, Center for Cities+Schools at Institute for URban + Regional Development, Univeristy of California , Berkeley

Karen Dobkins, Professor, Department of Psychology at University of California, San Diego

The session will take place on Friday, May 20 from 2-3 p.m. ET in Room 126.