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Registration Information:

Attendee Pricing:
  • AIA Iowa Member- One Day Access- $170
  • AIA Iowa Member- Full Conference Access- $210
  • Non-Member- One Day Access- $205
  • Non-Member- Full Conference Access- $240
  • ISU Arch Full-time Faculty & Students- FREE 


Workshop 1 (1.25 HSW)

Advancing Carbon Neutrality through Renovation and Renewal: Arizona State University Hayden Library Reinvention
Elizabeth McLean, AIA, & Allison Wilson, AIA, Ayers Saint Gross& Ed Soltero, FAIA Arizona State University 

Arizona State University (ASU) achieved climate neutrality for scope 1 and 2 emissions in 2019, six years ahead of schedule, but the planet needs more. Join us to learn how ASU continues to improve its solutions by reinventing itself in place with deep green retrofits of existing campus buildings. Of note is the Hayden Library Reinvention, a LEED Platinum project which received multiple awards, including AIA COTE Top Ten, AIA/ALA Library Building Award, and SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture.

ASU is home to remarkable examples of campus architecture from every vintage of the last 100 years and has embraced deep green retrofits of prominent, mid-century buildings on the Tempe campus as a critical component of its climate neutrality strategy. Investments in existing buildings coupled with clean energy purchases have reduced and offset operational emissions while simultaneously preserving embodied carbon and campus character.

Workshop 2 (1 HSW)
Pathways to future proof buildings
Vinoth Sekar & Joel Logan, Willdan 

Architects have a key role in decarbonizing our economy to mitigate the impacts on human health and safety caused by climate change. There is no one single method to decarbonizing, and multiple strategies must be implemented.  This session will cover five top actions to implement in every project that will minimize operational carbon, improve resiliency and future proof the building.   

Workshop 3 (1 HSW)

The Top 10 Ways to Reduce Concrete's Carbon Footprint
Donn Thompson, AIA, National Ready Mix Concrete Association 

Design professionals have greater influence on concrete formulation than they do with other building products.  This presentation will discuss how design and construction teams can implement ten simple strategies to reduce concrete's carbon footprint today.  All are important strategies, meant to achieve lower carbon footprint without impacting other desired performance capabilities of concrete.

Workshop 4 (1.25 HSW)

More with Less: Modest Project with Powerful Impact

Andrea Love, AIA & Mark Oldham, AIA, Payette

Consciously subtle in its portrayal of sustainability, the Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center at Lafayette College is a confidently restrained, beautiful, high performance building that has set the bar for sustainable building on campus. LEED Platinum Certified and recipient of a 2021 AIA COTE Award, the Integrated Sciences Center provides robust spaces for science and is a welcoming campus wide destination.

Workshop 5 (1 HSW)

Materials Commitments at Scale: A Workshop
Lindsey Perez, AIA Heather Hughes, AIA & Jill Maltby-Abbott, AIA, DLR Group 

This session will focus on the A&D materials pledge (adopted by the AIA) alongside commitments involving materials goals. Often, planning the pursuit strategy is a major task, especially for practices in the large firm category. This share will preview creation of DLR Group's roadmap to addressing the five aspects outlined in the A&D pledge, overlays with additional commitments, and a resulting updated Sustainability Action Plan. 

Workshop 6 (1 HSW)

3D Affordable Innovative Technologies Housing - in Iowa

Pete Evans, AIA, Iowa State University  & Kevin Nordmeyer, AIA, BNIM

ISU has been awarded grants totaling $2.1M from the state of Iowa to help realize a comprehensive affordable residential housing proposal that includes 3D printing and other compelling technologies and concepts. This course will provide an inside look at the advances proposed for a demonstration project in Iowa anticipated later in 2022.

The Schedule


Thanks to these sponsors for making this conference possible

ISU Architecture- Keynote Speaker Sponsor, Enrica Oliva
Ball Team- Virtual Event Platform Sponsorship
Kings Material/Midland Concrete Products- Virtual Event Platform Sponsorship
Allen Consulting Group, Inc.- Virtual Lunch Sponsor 
DCI Group- Virtual Lunch Sponsor 

Willdan Group- Virtual Lunch Sponsor
IMEG- Audio Visual Sponsor 
Bluestone Engineering- Workshop Sponsor 
Hart Associates- Workshop Sponsor
Johns Manville- Workshop Sponsor
Raker Rhodes Engineering- Workshop Sponsor 
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