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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.

In April 2019, COD was in San Francisco for it's annual domestic conference. Check out the conference resources and the pictures!

Open Building for Resilient Cities Conference: Dec 6-8 in Los Angeles

  • 1.  Open Building for Resilient Cities Conference: Dec 6-8 in Los Angeles

    Posted 11-07-2018 14:12
    Join us to learn how the Open Building concept can create long-term value and generate immediate return on investment.
    The Open Building for Resilient Cities Conference, (December 6th-8th, 2018 at the A+D Museum in the Arts District of Los Angeles) is an international conference for the design and construction professions, public officials, building owners and researchers hosted by the Open Building Council leaders John Dale and Steven Kendall. This conference and exhibition aim to expand the discourse of Open Building by bridging practice and academia. 
    Open Building demands efficiency, variety and the capacity to adapt to evolving societal and technical realities.
    Held at the A+D Museum in the Arts District of Los Angeles, the conference will bring together thought leaders in the building industry and from centers of research and public agencies around the world in lectures, panel discussions, research presentations and a curated exhibition. This event brings to Los Angeles the 21st International Open Building conference, linking an active network of practitioners and researchers from around the globe.
    Our featured speakers include:
    • Chester Widom, State Architect of California
    • Mehrdad Yazdani, Design Principal, Yazdani Studio, Cannon Design
    • Jia Beisi, Managing Director and Partner, Baumschlager Eberle (Hong Kong)
    • John Ruble, Principal, Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners
    • Byan Eyck, Senior City Planner, City of Los Angeles
    • Renee Chow, Chair, Department of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley
    If you'd like to learn more, please visit the sites below for the conference schedule and to register.
    Conference schedule:
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    Questions? Please contact John Dale
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