Design Excellence Honors - Raising the Bar from East to West

When:  Jan 11, 2022 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM (ET)
Associated with  Committee on Design

Design Excellence Honors - Raising the Bar from East to West

1.5 LU/HSW

The Architecture Awards program celebrates the best contemporary architecture and highlights the many ways buildings and spaces can improve lives. The nine-member jury selects submissions that demonstrate design achievement, including a sense of place, purpose, history, and environmental sustainability. Through exploring three projects that received the 2020 AIA Honor awards, 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).

Learning objectives
After attending this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Investigate approaches that blend and translate complex or challenging programs into projects of excellence.
  2. Be inspired by projects that are a vehicle for connectivity in communities and campuses.
  3. Learn approaches to the technical challenges of cost, constructability, and sustainability for design excellence projects.
  4. Explore the ways in which architecture can improve health and well-being through built works in the public realm.

Takashi Yanai, FAIA
Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects
Los Angeles, CA

John Ronan, FAIA
Founding Principal
John Ronan Architects

Project: Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship, Chicago 

Thomas Phifer, FAIA
Founder, Director Thomas Phifer and Partners
New York, NY

Project: Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland

Yung Ho Chang, FAIA
Founding Partner and Principal Architect
Beijing, China
Project: Jishou Art Museum, Jishou, China