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2018 AIA Iowa Convention!

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Event

Location

Iowa Events Center

833 5th Ave.

Des Moines, Iowa

FAQ

Who can I contact with questions?

Visit us at the Information Desk on the Mezzanine Level.

What's the refund policy?

As with all AIA Iowa events, no refunds will be given after the early registration deadline, in this case August 23, 2018. To make a cancellation or for questions related to refunds please email Vicki Scott at vscott@aiaiowa.org.

Do I have to bring a printed ticket/registration form to the event?

Nope, we've got you covered! Your nametag will be waiting for you at the event. Check the back for your personalized schedule of events.

Schedule

Thursday September 20
7:00
a Registration Opens
7:00 Exhibit Hall Open/Continental Breakfast


8:00 Welcome
8:15 Speaker: Christiana Moss, AIA  (1.25 LU HSW)


9:30 Exhibit Hall Open / Refreshments 


10:45 Workshop Session 1: 1 LU or LU HSW 

1. Introduction to Ceramic 3D Printing in Architecture (HSW)

2. Building Envelope Technologies (HSW)

3. Risk Drivers: Understanding the Dynamics of Risk in the A/E Industry

4. Energy Modeling for Early Phase Design Collaboration (HSW)

5. Hard Questions - Critical Answers / Design Responsibilities in the Face of a Changing Climate (HSW)

6. Light and Color (HSW)


11:45 Lunch & Speaker- Frank Scanlan
*You must have indicated on your registration to attend


1:15 p Workshop Session 2: 1 LU or LU HSW 

7. iaWia Presents - Closing the Resume Gap

8. Achieving Net Zero on a Laboratory or Hospital (HSW)

9. The 2017 Changes to the AIA Contract Documents

10. Green Building Re-framed: The Business Case for Health Based Design Decisions (HSW)

11. FLOOD - A Community-Involved Design Collaboration (HSW) 

12. Case Study: Kerry James Marshall's "A Monumental Journey"


2:15 Exhibit Hall Open / Refreshments 


3:45 Speaker: Zena Howard, FAIA (1.25 LU HSW)


5:00 Cocktail Party/Exhibit Hall Open 
6:00 Door Prize Drawing 


7:00 Awards Celebration- Catholic Pastoral Center

Friday September 21
7:45
 a Registration Opens
7:45 Feed Your Future: Emerging Professionals Breakfast

7:45 Exhibit Hall Open/Continental Breakfast

 

8:15 Masonry Institute Architectural Design Awards
8:30 Speaker: Jeff Goldstein, AIA (1.25 LU HSW)


9:45 Exhibit Hall Open / Refreshments 


11:15 Workshop Session 3: 1 LU or LU HSW

13. Real World Uses of Machine Learning in Architectural Design

14. A Shifting Perspective on Energy & Windows (HSW)

15. Implicit Bias

16. "Serene, almost Impudent" - The Woodbury County Courthouse at 100 (HSW)

17. Learning from Columbia: Urban Design Interventions in Bogota and Medellin (HSW)

18. Technology & Prefabrication: Lean Project Team Integration (HSW)


12:15 p Lunch
*You must have indicated on your registration to attend

1:00 AIA Iowa Business Meeting/Legislative Forum
 

2:00 Break

2:15 Workshop Session 4: 1 LU or LU HSW  

19. Making Your Move
20. Technology Forward: Lighting a Path Through the Future of Energy Codes
21. AIA Contract Documents - ACD5 Training
22. Mass Timber Revitalization (HSW) 
23. "Movement is the Medium" : Gray Space to Green Space (HSW)
24. Station 121 Case Study: Driving Preservation - Mack-International Truck Co. (HSW)


3:15 Break/Refreshments 


3:30 Speaker: Juan Miro, FAIA (1.25 LU)

Keynote Speakers

Christiana Moss, AIA

STUDIO MA

Regenerative Environmental Design: Studio MA

Christiana Moss, principal of Studio Ma, will share the firm’s latest work and their vision of regenerative environmental design, one that gives back more energy, water and resources than it uses. Through work inspired by nature and higher-performing sustainability goals, Christiana will demonstrate that considering environmental concerns results in beautiful and practical buildings.  She will present concepts for a new triple net zero (energy, water and waste) building designed for Arizona State University.

 

Studio Ma delivers innovative, sustainable and unique designs to forward-thinking organizations and individuals nationally.  Their approach embodies the concept of ‘Ma’, the space between, where context, natural and experiential space are considered as much as the making of beautiful, functional objects.  Founded in 2003 in Phoenix, Studio Ma has received numerous honors, including recognition as an Architect 50 firm by Architect Magazine and as an Architectural Record Design Vanguard Firm.

By attending this keynote address participants will:

  • Explain how regenerative environmental design can impact the health, safety, and welfare of our communities by restoring, renewing and/or revitalizing sources of energy and materials, creating sustainable systems that integrate the needs of society with the integrity of nature.

  • Learn from case studies how natural and experiential spaces  can give back more energy, water and resources than they use through regenerative environmental design.

  • Describe how Studio MA utilizes triple net zero in their building techniques

  • Discover how nature and high performing sustainability goals influence the health and welfare of Studio Ma projects

Expo Education

Again in 2018, we'll have our Expo Education program, giving you the opportunity to earn up to 2 more CEUs during Exhibitor Showcase times!

To earn 1 LU, attend 4 coordinating (15 minute) presentations. You can attend all 8 presentations to earn 2 LUs. There will be a separate education form to complete for every course you attend. You can pick up an education form at any of the 8 participating exhibitor booths or at the registration desk.

Each presentation will take place at the following times and can be attended in any order. Just make sure you get to each presentation 1 time (4 sessions total) for each session you want to receive credit for. If you're going for gold and want to earn both LUs, you'll attend all 8 presentations.

Thursday September 20
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
2:30 PM - 2:15 PM
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Friday September 21
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
10:20 AM - 10:35 AM 

 

Presentations will be hosted by the following exhibitors:

Session 1- Navigating Construction, Codes, and Planning

System Works

Booth 124                       

Commissioning Requirements 

Story Construction

Booth 137  

 

Construction Production 2.0

McGough Construction

Booth 52

 

Early Team Alignment using a Lean Driven Process 

Schumacher Elevator Company 

Booth 142 

 

Reducing "buyers remorse" in your Vertical Circulation Planning  

Session 2- Navigating new technologies and techniques

Integrated Sales/GE Lighting/Lutron

Booth 8

 

LED and Color 101 

Glen-Gery Brick 

Booth 40

 

Aesthetics and Performance Capabilities of Glazed and Surface Coated Brick 

MEP Associates LLC 

Booth 54

 

Energy stewardship through re-purposing your own in the building 

Roof Top Sedums LLC

Booth 145

 

Biophilic Design- Strategies and Benefits 

 

Workshop Tracks

Emerging Professionals

1. Introduction to Ceramic 3D Printing in Architecture

7. iaWia Presents - Closing the Resume Gap

13. Real World Uses of Machine Learning in Architectural Design

19. Making Your Move

Above & Beyond Code Compliance

2. Building Envelope Technologies

8. Achieving Net Zero on a Laboratory or Hospital

14. A Shifting Perspective on Energy & Windows

20. Technology Forward: Lighting a Path Through the Future of Energy Codes

Best Business Practices

3. Risk Drivers: Understanding the Dynamics of Risk in the A/E Industry

9. The 2017 Changes to the AIA Contract Documents

15. Implicit Bias

21. AIA Contract Documents ACD5 Training

Built Environment & Energy Innovations

4. Energy modeling for early phase design collaboration

10. Green Building re-framed: the business case for health based design decisions

16. The Woodbury County Courthouse at 100 years

22. Mass Timber Revitalization

Engaging MOVEMENT

5. Hard Questions - Critical Answers / Our Responsibilities As Design Professionals In The Face Of A Changing Climate

11. FLOOD – A Community-Involved Design Collaboration

17. Learning from Colombia: Urban Design Interventions in Bogota and Medellin

23. ‘Movement is the Medium’: Gray Space to Green Space

Design Discovery

6. Light and Color

12. Case Study:  Kerry James Marshall's "A Monumental Journey"

18. Technology & Prefabrication: Lean Project Team Integration

24. Station 121 Case Study: Driving Preservation - Mack-International Truck Co. Building Converted to Residential

Workshop Descriptions

Workshop Session 1    

Thursday, September 20, 10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

1. Introduction to Ceramic 3D Printing in Architecture [Emerging Professionals Track]

This workshop will introduce historic precedents and contemporary case studies about ceramic 3D printing (additive manufacturing) in architecture. The presentation will discuss the opportunities and challenges of printing with clay and integrating these technologies into construction practices. There will be a  specific focus on the design and development  of ceramic 3D printed  facades. The workshop will conclude with a demonstration of ceramic 3D Printing with a *Potterbot Ceramic 3D Printer. Work flows and research demonstrated in this workshop were developed at the ISU Computation + Construction Lab (CCL) an initiative of the Department of Architecture at Iowa State University that works to connect developments in computation and emerging technologies to the challenges of construction through teaching, research, and outreach. 

By attending this workshop participants will be able to: Summarize the history of 3D printed ceramics and the present-state of ceramic 3D printing within the profession. Describe the present state of ceramic 3D printing and discuss three challenges and three opportunities for integrating these methods into construction. Identify two ways that computational design can be used to influence architectural design and digital fabrication. Describe an overview of the technology necessary to 3D print ceramics: software, hardware, and materials. 

 

Presented by: Shelby Doyle, AIA & Erin Hunt, Iowa State University (1 LU HSW)
 

2. Building Envelope Technologies [Above and Beyond Code Compliance Track]

 

The MOVEMENT is here and transforming everything around us - our designs, the clients we work with, and everyday life. Efficiency and performance are critical components to keep in mind as we all strive to achieve the demands of our new and ever-changing reality.   Building Envelope Technologies will be a focused presentation on current building envelope technologies, specifically Rainscreen Design Principles and methods to increase overall building envelope performance. During this course, you will learn more about the types of rainscreen designs and how to utilize them in preventing water infiltration and controlling condensation. 

By attending this workshop participants will be able to: Fundamentally define a rainscreen and identify the two different types of rainscreen cladding designs. Demonstrate ability to locate the air barrier. Demonstrate ability to locate the dew point. Describe correct methods of managing water: both condensation and infiltration.

Presented by: Brad Davison-Rippey, AIA, Architectural Wall Systems & Ryan Smart, Assoc. AIA, Architectural Wall Systems (1 LU HSW)
 

3. Risk Drivers: Understanding the Dynamics of Risk in the A/E Industry [Best Business Practices Track]

This seminar looks at how economic trends impact the design professions; explores how understanding your clients’ needs can improve your firm’s quality; demonstrates how the A/E and professional liability industries interrelate; and reveals the technical and non-technical causes of claims. Great for the emerging professional in starting their career off on the right foot and with the knowledge to avoid and manage major industry pitfalls!

 

By attending this workshop participants will be able to: Identify the technical and non-technical risk drivers for the A/E professional. Provide Risk Management techniques in regards to client selection, and other often overlooked areas of firm management. Highlight the claims statistics in regards to actual A/E claims to create a lessons learned resource guide. Apply lessons learned insights to your own firm management to improve risk management procedures within your firm.

 

Presented by: Nick Maletta, AIA Iowa Allied Member, Holmes Murphy & Associates (1 LU)

 

4. Energy modeling for early phase design collaboration [Built Environment & Energy Innovations Track]

As energy modeling tools continue to evolve we are finding ways to evolve the design process as well. Engaging engineers early in the process and getting realtime feedback on how envelope design, daylighting and massing affect the HVAC and lighting design can help to get projects on track to meet goals like LEED certification, the 2030 Challenge or Net Zero. This workflow can also help to reduce capital budgets and limit redesign costs later in the process. Together with a mechanical engineer, we will discuss workflow paths that deliver meaningful feedback to all collaborators.
 

By attending this workshop participants will be able to: Understand the overlap of enclosure related building performance modeling with mechanical/electrical energy modeling in early phase design. Identify where comparative studies can be done to better inform the whole building energy model to increase the speed of feedback. Understand how different workflow approaches between the architects and engineers can impact the design process. Describe timelines for when different types of energy modeling are best suited to the project delivery process.

 

Presented by: Simona Fischer, MSR Design, Sean Sonnabend, AKF Group, Chris Wingate, MSR Design (1 LU HSW)

 

5. Hard Questions - Critical Answers / Our Responsibilities As Design Professionals In The Face Of A Changing Climate [Engaging MOVEMENT Track]

Informed by her experience as a deployed, Active Duty Coast Guard Incident Manager during Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma in 2017, Renee Thomas returned to civilian life and began to confront the fundamental question of our responsibilities as design professionals in the age of climate change. This question (and many others) will form the topic of a symposium on the risks, ethics and economics of building in the 21st Century. Thomas and Distinguished Environmental Law Scholar Jonathan Rosenbloom will explore the broader concepts of Risk, Resilience and Hazard Mitigation.
 

By attending this workshop participants will be able to: Understand the definitions and significance of Risk, Hazard Mitigation and Architectural /Environmental Resilience as it regards the interface between the natural and built environment. Identify and employ best practices in the evaluation of climate science data to accurately inform trends in risk identification and mitigation in local and regional urban planning efforts. Explore the role and significance of national and international building codes as "lagging indicators" for efficacious models of architectural resilience. Investigate the economics of building, rebuilding or abandoning the land to allow for the re-creation of natural buffers to mitigate future environmental hazards.

 

Presented by: Renee Thomas, AIA, RDG Planning & Design & Jonathan Rosenbloom, Drake Law School (1 LU HSW)

 

6. Light and Color [Design Discovery Track]

Our eyes can play tricks on us when it comes to color and how the eyes adapt.  Lighting designs are affected, positively and negatively, by this.  Understanding basic vision science, and how the eye perceives colors of objects and the environment, are important elements in design considerations.  Comprehending color metrics that are used with conventional and LED sources will allow for a more thoughtful technical and artistic approach to the design.
 

By attending this workshop participants will be able to: Understand the basics of vision science, and how we see color in our environment. Describe current color metrics and terms such as: CRI and evolving color scales, Correlated Color Temperature, and trichromatic theory. Describe how lighting affects how we perceive the color of objects and the environment, and the tradeoffs between color rendering and efficacy. Understand these effects when designing lighting solutions, using conventional and/or LED sources.

Presented by: Sri Rahm, GE Lighting- Lighting Institute & Matt Wahl, GE Lighting (1 LU HSW)

 

 

Workshop Session 2    

Thursday, September 20, 1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.

 

7. iaWia Presents - Closing the Resume Gap [Emerging Professionals Track]

You've heard about the gender pay gap. But how about the gender resume gap?  Growing evidence indicates that women are less likely to promote themselves in comparison to men within professional disciplines, including architecture. Studies show that women who don’t advocate for themselves aren’t seen as competent leaders, resulting in fewer women in leadership positions.  So how can we close this gender resume gap? This presentation will discuss steps towards radical self-promoting, provide job resume boosters, review must-have presences online and in social media, and the rewarding job opportunities that are possible when you reach out of your comfort zone.
 

By attending this workshop participants will be able to: Summarize the current research on gender and self promotion and how it relates to architecture. Understand the critical realities about career advancement, such as the value of being visible and well-connected in an organization. Describe four fundamental steps in self promotion and strategies for applying these steps to personal career paths. Analyze current tools of self promotion and identify additional resources for career advancement.

 

Presented by: Leslie Forehand, Iowa State University & Danielle Hermann, AIA, OPN Architects (1 LU)

 

8. Achieving Net Zero on a Laboratory or Hospital [Above & Beyond Code Compliance Track]

This is a case study of two very energy-demanding building types: a laboratory and a regional critical access hospital. Both projects were recently completed and have been operational for several years. The case study will investigate and demonstrate the steps that could have been taken to yield a Net Zero energy and carbon footprint for the subject projects. Due to the characteristics of each project, various solutions emerged. The case study includes how to evaluate items to target, various strategies to achieve the required results, and cost versus benefit verification for savings for the various strategies.

 

By attending this workshop participants will be able to: Identify the systems to target to yield the desired result of a Net Zero building. Describe various thermal strategies and approaches to how energy is moving through the building on both the building and room levels. Explain the method for evaluating the performance and relative impact of different strategies on the energy and fiscal performance of the facilities. Understand whether or not it is possible to achieve Net Zero on high energy density building types using reasonable and responsible means.

 

Presented by: Lee Tapper, AIA Iowa Allied Member & Mike Luster, MEP Associates (1 LU HSW)

  

9. The 2017 Changes to the AIA Contract Documents [Best Business Practices Track]

In 2017 the AIA implemented various changes to the AIA contract documents including the B101 family of owner-architect agreements, new insurance certificate and sustainable projects exhibit.  This program will review the various changes and what architects will want to know going forward.
 

By attending this workshop participants will be able to: Understand the format of the AIA contract documents. Understand the scope of the changes implemented in 2017. Understand the use of the various alternative AIA contract document forms. Understand basic legal aspects of the changes implemented in 2017.

 

Presented by: Martin Kenworthy, Kenworthy Law, PC (1 LU)

 

10. Green Building re-framed: the business case for health based design decisions [Built Environment & Energy Innovations Track]

Health and happiness is not a “feel good” aspiration. It’s untapped economic potential. Employee compensation often represents 90% of an organizations operating budget, compared to 1% for energy costs.   Recent developments in public health research has spurred the emergence of new evidence based rating systems such as WELL and Fitwell.  Lessons from these rating systems can leverage our most valuable asset, us, to re-frame the case for green building.   By attending this presentation you will be able to:  describe the business case for design for health and happiness; identify opportunities for design in support of increased productivity; and to place health based rating systems in the context of whole-building rating systems.
 

By attending this workshop participants will be able to: Identify building features that enhance health, wellbeing and productivity. Gain familiarity of existing research into common metrics for measuring health, wellbeing and productivity in offices. Emphasize health without leaving other green building priorities behind in the process. Understand whole-building rating systems vs health-only programs.

 

Presented by: Martha Norbeck, AIA, C-Wise Design and Consulting LLC (1 LU HSW)

 

11. FLOOD – A Community-Involved Design Collaboration [Engaging MOVEMENT Track]

In this course, presenters will discuss how a community-involved and locally inspired Art/Architectural installation (placed within a forgotten urban infrastructure) can promote design awareness and serve as a catalyst for positive urban renewal.  FLOOD started out as an extension of AIA Omaha’s annual lecture series in 2017. Something that began as a typical lecture and showcase of previous work, quickly escalated when designers envisioned the potential of producing an art exhibition at an architectural scale: FLOOD. This became a project that would require partnerships with local industry manufacturers, the Omaha design community and AIA members to produce an interdependent project within the community. By utilizing traditional construction techniques in unfamiliar ways, FLOOD became a symbol of how different disciplines could work together to produce something that engaged, educated, and inspired the Omaha community and public. 

 

By attending this workshop participants will be able to: Illustrate the impact of a community-involved design project and its effects on the people interacting in the project’s environment. Explain the value of tools/techniques presented and their worth to the built environment. Examine work by scale as a means to alter representation and effect to the community. Compare ideologies that artists, architects, and designers share and how building and design techniques can serve as powerful sources of inspiration. Share how art, in both large and small scale affects psychology, and its contributions in promoting well-being.

 

Presented by: Ross Miller, Assoc. AIA, Mike Nesbit, Mike Nesbit Studio (1 LU HSW)

 

12. Case Study:  Kerry James Marshall's "A Monumental Journey" [Design Discover Track]

Explore the process from artist's concept through design and construction with a case study of Kerry James Marshall's "A Monumental Journey" to honor the founding of the National Bar Association in Des Moines, IA.  Inspired by the talking drum of West Africa, the sculpture incorporates a complex structural steel frame, hand made brick to accommodate geometric requirements, and a non-traditional application of masonry to capture the artist's intent.      This workshop chronicles each step of the process from the perspective of the designer, contractor, and subcontractors in the execution of the details necessary to turn the artist's vision into reality.
 

By attending this workshop participants will be able to: Describe the significance of the Kerry James Marshall Sculpture as it relates to the founding of the National Bar Association and the consideration given to its site selection in Downtown Des Moines. From initial concept, recognize the evolution of the artist's vision to the structural moment frame that would become the structural frame and foundation for the sculpture. Follow a chronological summary of events and understand the design considerations and custom fabrication necessary to ensure long-term performance of non-traditional masonry systems. Identify the challenges of environmental influences on the sculpture, and the means and methods utilized to resist the effects of thermal influence, precipitation, freeze-thaw cycles, and human interaction.
 

Presented by: Mark Guetzko, AIA Iowa Allied Member, Seedorff Masonry, Inc., Tim Hickman, AIA, Substance Architecture, Josh Brady, AIA Iowa Allied Member, Neumann Brothers (1 LU)

 

 

Workshop Session 3    

Friday, September 21, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

 

13. Real World Uses of Machine Learning in Architectural Design [Emerging Professionals Track]
Rapid growth and development of technology is positively influencing numerous industries today. Increasing access to machine learning (ML) algorithms has allowed architects, engineers, and contractors to influence iterative design processes.   This course boils down machine learning concepts and their relevance to the construction industry in an easy to understand way. Precedents will be used to describe the application and impact of ML on iterative design processes. Additionally, we will introduce recent use of commercially available products with ML that successfully impacted multifamily development unit mix design. Another example describes how predictive analysis can be used to influence the design of a healthcare facility given historical design data. Finally, we will discuss types of design and input data, like post occupancy evaluations and building performance, that can be used to generate feedback loops to help architects and owners make data-driven and evidence-based decisions during the design process.

 

By attending this workshop participants will be able to: Describe possible opportunities for using machine learning and artificial intelligence broadly within architectural design. Explain the definition and commercially available types of machine learning tools suited for the design process. Demonstrate how feedback loops from data points such as post occupancy evaluations and building performance analysis can impact design decisions to improve the safety and welfare of building users. Compare and contrast data sources and data collection methods available in architectural design and BIM.

 

Presented by: Stephen Sanda, AIA & Nathan Miller, Proving Ground (1 LU)

 

14. A Shifting Perspective on Energy & Windows [Above & Beyond Code Compliance Track]

The design of windows within a building has long been a balance between quantifiable building performance issues and qualitative human performance concerns. Many of the quantitative issues have been addressed through inclusion within building energy codes, while the qualitative measures remain a matter of practice and/or preference.    Utilizing the minimum energy code requirements as a point of departure, we will examine practical problems and methods for improving the energy performance of windows as well as tools to assist in evaluating these improvements. The energy cost savings associated with these advanced measures will be contrasted with the growing body of evidence that quantifies the benefits to human performance and health with the goal of understanding the relative importance of each. Ultimately, innovations in development of the next generation of glazings and frames will be reviewed as we look to the future for improvements in the flexibility and energy efficiency of windows.

 

By attending this workshop participants will be able to: Describe the paths to energy code compliance and their requirements as they apply to commercial windows. Compare opportunities for energy efficiency improvements in windows and assemblies along with methods to evaluate them. Identify impediments to successfully maximizing human performance with natural lighting strategies. Compare energy cost savings associated with windows to their productivity and health benefits.

 

Presented by: Karl Kaufman, AIA Iowa Allied Member, The Weidt Group (1 LU HSW)

 

15. Implicit Bias [Best Business Practices Track]

This course will first look at a general overview of implicit bias. Next, it will examine how implicit bias in regards to race or gender may impact potential decisions

 

By attending this workshop participants will be able to: Increase awareness of implicit bias. Develop ideas of how to improve interactions with clients where gender and race may be a factor. Describe how one could hiring and diversity in professional fields. Encourage further support for advancing our understanding of of bias and its impact on our daily lives.
 

Presented by: Thomas Newkirk, Newkirk Zwagerman PLC (1 LU)

 

16. The Woodbury County Courthouse at 100 years [Built Environment & Energy Innovations Track]

In 2017, The Franks Design Group, PC was selected to serve as the preservation consultant responsible for conducting a comprehensive exterior assessment of the National Landmark Woodbury County Courthouse. In this presentation, Pete Franks, AIA will review the intriguing history of the Courthouse’s design, including the roles and contributions of Executive Architect William Steele, and the associated Architects Purcell & Elmslie, with emphasis on George Grant Elmslie who is widely regarded as the building’s primary planner and designer. The presentation will also include an overview of the exterior assessment process conducted during 2017. Lastly, the presentation will cover the assessment’s major findings as well as the recommended treatments in response to the physical needs identified.
 

By attending this workshop participants will be able to: Summarize the history and significance of the Woodbury County Courthouse in the context of the Midwest Progressive Movement of the 19-teens and, more broadly, early 20th Century American Architectural History. Identify the primary exterior building systems and components used in the construction of the Woodbury County Courthouse and the effects of 100 years of existence and continued use on these systems and components. Describe the main proposed treatment recommendations developed in response to the exterior assessment’s findings with emphasis on historic openings, masonry, and Terra Cotta. Explain how the primary proposed treatment recommendations were developed, why they are appropriate to the conditions, and consistent with The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and informed by the related guidelines.

 

Presented by: Pete Franks, AIA, The Franks Design Group, PC (1 LU HSW)

 

17. Learning from Colombia: Urban Design Interventions in Bogota and Medellin [Engaging MOVEMENT Track]

Bogota and Medellin were some of the world’s most dangerous cities in the 1990’s. After years of conflict local governments implemented a series of urban design interventions that brought hope and increased opportunities to citizens. This course will explore how sustainable public transportation and infrastructure projects aided in creating safer and more equitable neighborhood.

By attending this workshop participants will be able to: Understand how years of conflict impacted the perceived safety and accessibility of public space in Bogota and Medellin. Explore how Bogota implemented the Ciclovia as a means to connect people to their neighbors and natural resources and to improve public health and air quality. Discover how Medellin’s unusual public transportation system - cable cars and escalators - has improved accessibility and security in struggling neighborhoods. Explore how mayors and city planners have used a network of urban design interventions, from libraries to transportation systems, for greater social and environmental impact.

 

Presented by: Kate Michaud, MSR Design (1 LU HSW)

 

18. Technology & Prefabrication: Lean Project Team Integration [Design Discovery Track]

Technology & Prefabrication: Lean Project Team Integration will explain how our team utilized lean practices throughout our building systems, materials and methods on the Hilton Des Moines Downtown project.  From value analysis in construction documents to our prefabricated bathroom PODS, we'll go through the details of creating a 322,000 SF hotel using collaborative lean approaches with the designer, builder and all our subcontractors.

 

By attending this workshop participants will be able to: Demonstrate using construction documents to complete a value analysis and schedule and to inform stakeholders. Explain how to use technology for project management including a model based layout, the "Big Room" Coordination Process, Virtual Reality, and drones. Evaluate various materials and methods including pull planning, solvent system, and aquatherm piping. Describe building systems including prefab PODS, electrical prefab, mechanical prefab, doors and hardware prefab, and evaluate delivery/turnover.

 

Presented by: Vince Ward, AIA, Ryan Tousley, The Weitz Company, Craig Bullis, AIA, RDG Planning & Design, Brian Murch, AIA, DLR Group (1 LU HSW)

 

 

Workshop Session 4 

Friday, September 21, 2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

 

19. Making Your Move [Emerging Professionals Track]

An invited panel of design professionals will share their varied experiences of launching in to new avenues of architecture and design. We will discuss early-career risks, community involvement, and professional and personal development.
 

By attending this workshop participants will be able to: Identify when career shifts make the most sense.  What are the signs I’m ready to move and how do I exit gracefully? Identify the benefits of community awareness and involvement.  How do I decide if a community or professional group is worth my personal and professional time? Explain the correlation between professional advancement and business operations.  If I was trained in architecture, how do I learn about business? Compare which ideas are worth pursuing and which are better left alone.  How do I know when it’s time to stop pursing a new venture?

 

Presented by: Matt Schultz, Assoc. AIA, Elevated Builders, Jamie Malloy, AIA, Studio Melee, Anna Jones, Assoc. AIA, MOD Design, Matt Ostanik, AIA, Charrette Venture Group (1 LU)

 

20. Technology Forward: Lighting a Path Through the Future of Energy Codes [Above & Beyond Code Compliance Track]

Energy efficiency continues to be a key driver for new construction. Iowa has a history of energy code changes in the last 15 years, and the ever more stringent energy codes may imply increasing efforts will be needed to go beyond them. However, over this period, commercial buildings have continued to average 30% savings relative to the energy code.   One area of advancement in this regard has been lighting technology and design practice. This session will illustrate how energy-efficient lighting strategies have evolved over time. A lighting designer and energy consultant will also look forward to the ways strategies, technology, and design practice in lighting may continue to keep ahead of future energy codes.
 

By attending this workshop participants will be able to: Examine how updating energy codes and advancing lighting technologies have interacted with each other over the last 15 years. Project how future energy codes may adapt to new lighting technologies and how lighting design approaches will need to evolve in order to find savings beyond new requirements. Compare and contrast lighting design strategies and technology options to strategize optimal energy efficiency outcomes early in design. Identify opportunities to include energy modeling in early lighting design considerations to achieve the lowest possible energy use and highest occupant satisfaction.

 

Presented by: Jacob Serfling, The Weidt Group, Renee Thomas, AIA, RDG Planning & Design (1 LU)

  

21. AIA Contract Documents ACD5 Training [Best Business Practices Track]

Join us for an informative session to learn about the new AIA Contract Documents online platform, ACD5, and its features- including enhanced search functions, a personal clause library, custom templates, easy contract collaboration, and administrative capabilities for multiple-user accounts. Attendees will follow along while the trainer demonstrates how to use key features, answers your questions, and shows you how to access resources and support for ACD5 online platform.
 

By attending this workshop participants will be able to: Become familiar with the AIA Contract Documents online platform, ACD5, in order to learn the primary features that allow you to draft, customize, review, and share contracts quickly and easily. Receive a live demonstration of the AIA Contract Documents website and online platform. Discuss how to access resources and education regarding AIA Contract Documents content- including information on the AIA contract document families and newly released 2017 revisions to the A201 family of documents. Learn tips and tricks on how to complete contract documents efficiently.
 

Presented by: Hasti Hejazi, The American Institute of Architects (1 LU)

 

22. Mass Timber Revitalization [Built Environment & Energy Innovations Track]

The aim of the course is to present the advantages and show what mass timber offers as a building material. Attendees will leave understanding its history, extraction and fabrication process, design and construction process, along with its long-term benefits.

 

By attending this workshop participants will be able to: Compare and contrast Environmental Material extraction in to conventional construction systems. Describe the process of material fabrication. Explain mass timber's applicability with the current code. Demonstrate the long-term benefits of a mass timber building for purposes of occupant comfort.

 

Presented by: Eric Neuhaus, Assoc. AIA & Cheung Chan, AIA, Neumann Monson Architects (1 LU HSW)

 

23. ‘Movement is the Medium’: Gray Space to Green Space [Engaging MOVEMENT Track]
New and established projects offer three distinct lenses on the forces of movement: an architectural type that co-evolves with movement, cities under the process of motion, and ideas on public space that inspire a movement. The first is a future city concept. Next, the soon visible territories of drone delivery and vertical take-off offer provocations of architectural responses that will influence the interlacing of architecture, landscape, and new fields. The final vignette is a ‘big idea’ to radically re-purpose a downtown elevated freeway that is planned for demolition and instead transform it into a park in the sky. This program will share the trajectory of the ‘Pierce Skypark’ concept and lessons learned.
 

By attending this workshop participants be able to: Apply experience in staging cities and public spaces to give consideration to a new lens on urban corridors. Describe how new aviation zones and flight regulations may need further oversight and engagement from architects and planners for safe program integration in urban to rural contexts. Evaluate how emerging technologies may influence the monetization of properties, and craft a sense of place for the young and the aging in place. Identify how the next transit and delivery evolution could shape healthy centers and new habitats.

 

Presented by: Marcus Martinez, Assoc. AIA, Associates UltraBarrio (1LU HSW)

 

24. Station 121 Case Study: Driving Preservation - Mack-International Truck Co. Building Converted to Residential [Design Discover Track]

The Mack-International Motor Truck Corporation Building (rehabilitated and renamed Station 121) occupies a prominent corner lot in the heart of the former automobile sales, service, and manufacturing district known formerly as “Auto Row”. Auto Row sat on the western edge of the downtown commercial core in what is now Des Moines' Western Gateway, whose centerpiece is the Pappajohn Sculpture Park. The successful rehabilitation of this under-utilized, but well-sited property required a dynamic, creative and collaborative design process involving the owner, architect and SHPO's review staff.
 

By attending this workshop participants will be able to: Explain the National Register criteria and how to evaluate integrity as related to the criteria. Using the former Mack/Lovejoy Trucking Building (rehabilitated as Station 121) as a Case Study, attendees will explore the intersection of the National Register criteria and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. Describe development criteria used to determine the feasibility of undertaking a historic rehabilitation project. Understand how challenges were resolved to provide a unique mix of apartments and shared amenities for residents to implement possible strategies for other adaptation building projects.

 

Presented by: Lori Jorgensen Unick, State Historic Preservation Office, Jennifer James, Jennifer James Comms. L.C., Kris Saddoris, Hubbell Realty Company (1 LU HSW)

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