The Committee on Design (COD) was founded to promote design excellence among members of the AIA, the broader design community, and the public at large, both nationally and internationally.
This year COD will offer two domestic design conferences investigating The Authenticity of Place. The first conference was held in New Orleans, LA. View the short video of the venue tours and download the conference program book. The second will take place in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, September 21-24, 2023.
Adaptive Reuse Excellence – Models to Define ValueSeptember 29, 2021 | 1-2:30pm ET1.5 LU/HSWRegister nowSuccessful adaptive reuse projects can maximize the potentials for existing buildings to both redefine themselves and their context, while honoring history. Through exploring several case studies as potential prototypes to consider, be inspired by creative, high-quality design, learn innovations of sustainability, and come away with a greater understanding of the built environment's role in communities. Hosted by Committee on Design (COD) and Historic Resources Committee (HRC).Learning objectivesAfter attending this program, participants will be able to: -Investigate approaches that blend and translate histories to expand their life and give them new relevance. -Be inspired by design excellence projects in adaptive reuse that are a vehicle for positive change in communities. -Learn approaches to the technical challenges of cost, constructability, and sustainability for adaptive reuse projects and the role of data in these approaches. -Explore the ways in which architecture can improve health and well-being through sustainable approaches to existing buildings.ModeratorCraig Brandt, AIA, Principal, HBRA ArchitectsSpeakersTodd Poisson, Partner, AIA, BKSK ArchitectsCalli Verkamp AIA LEED AP BD+C, Architect, Wheeler Kearns ArchitectsDouglas Farr FAIA, LEED AP, CNU-A, Founding Principal, Farr Associates
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