EVENTS
2°C: A COTE|LA SYMPOSIUM
ON CLIMATE CHANGE
PHOTO: LADWP John Ferraro Building. AC Martin and Associates. Detail of image by Kirstin Jensvold-Rumage.

CALLING ALL 2019 2°C ATTENDEES – give feedback, share your thoughts. What parts of the symposium did you connect with? What would you change in 2020? Take the short survey here.

The 2°C Symposium is an opportunity to learn essential technologies, strategies and tools that address climate change at a critical time for our collective future.

Climate Change is a reality; it is imperative that we educate, develop innovative strategies, and implement changes to mitigate its advance.

Organized by COTE AIA|LA, 2°C is a unifying platform for the public, the architectural design community and the building industry to discuss and address the sustainability issues challenging our society today. 2°C will embrace current innovations in the industry and advance the dialogue occurring within these communities.

The symposium’s name references the Paris Climate Agreement which called for holding the increase in global average temperature to below 2°Celsius above pre-industrial levels in hopes of preventing irreversible and damaging climatic patterns.

About AIA|LA COTE
COTE is dedicated to preserving the earth’s capacity to sustain a shared, high quality of life, and reflects the architecture profession’s commitment to provide healthy and safe environments for people, while preserving our natural resources. The committee’s directive is to lead and coordinate the profession’s involvement in environmental and energy-related issues and to promote the role of the architect as a leader in preserving and protecting the planet and its living systems.

PREVIOUS YEARS

Keynotes include:

+ Kevin de León – Senate President pro Tempore Emeritus
Eric Corey Freed, RA, LEED Fellow – Sustainability Disruptor, Morrison Hershfield
+ David Hertz, FAIA LEED AP – Architect/Founder, S.E.A. – Studio of Environmental Architecture / Skysource.org
+ Dr. Chris Luebkeman – Fellow and Director of Global Foresight + Research + Innovation, Arup
+ Anthony Brower, AIA, LEED Fellow – Director of Sustainability, Gensler

VIEW FULL SCHEDULE


WHEN | WHERE

Friday, March 1, 2019

7:30AM-4:00PM

LA Department of Water & Power

DTLA

FULL SCHEDULE

See full schedule HERE

Review list of Lunch Think Conversation Tables HERE

 


TICKETS

$95 for AIA Members

INCLUDES BREAKFAST + LUNCH

$135 to the public


CONTINUING EDUCATION

CES Learning Units: 7.0 H|S|W LU

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

To support 2°C as a sponsor, with visibility and tickets for your firm, click here.


2019 SPEAKERS
CONSCIOUS BUILDING + CARBON PANEL
Eric Corey Freed, RA, LEED Fellow
Sustainability Disruptor, Morrison Hershfield
WATER & RESILIENCY + WATER PANEL
David Hertz, FAIA, LEED, AP
Architect / Founder S.E.A.- The Studio of Environmental Architecture, Skysource.org
TECHNOLOGY TRENDS + ENERGY PANEL
Dr. Chris Luebkeman, ARUP Fellow
Arup Fellow and Director of Global Foresight + Research + Innovation
ARCHITECTURE & ZERO NET ENERGY
Anthony Brower, AIA, LEED Fellow
Director of Sustainable Design, Gensler
GREEN LEADERSHIP
Kevin de León
Former President pro tempore, California State Senate
CARBON PANEL
Erin Moore, AIA
Head, School of Architecture & Environment and
Associate Professor, Architecture
University of Oregon

AIA|LA COTE AWARD CASE STUDY
Sean McGreal, AIA
Principal, ZGF Architects LLP
CARBON PANEL
Kirsten Ritchie, PE, LEED AP O+M
Principal|Director of Sustainable Design, Gensler
CARBON PANEL
Ramé Hemstreet
Vice President of Operation & Chief Sustainable Resources Officer, Kaiser Permanente
ENERGY PANEL
Tim Kohut, AIA, LEED AP BD+C & Homes, CEA
Director of Sustainable Design, National Community Renaissance
ENERGY PANEL
Brenden McEneaney, LEED AP BD+C
Principal, Integral Group
+
Pacific Region Director, U.S. Green Building Council
ENERGY PANEL
Andrew McAllister, Ph.D.
Commissioner, California Energy Commission

WATER PANEL
Hadley Arnold
Owner, Divining Lab LLC
+
Executive Director, Arid Lands Institute
WATER PANEL
Josiah Cain
Director of Innovation, Sherwood Design Engineers
WATER PANEL
Inge Wiersema, P.E.
Vice President + Regional Planning Manager for Southern California + National Water Resources Practice Lead, Carollo Engineers
CARBON PANEL
Fabian Kremkus, AIA
Design Principal, CO Architects
WATER PANEL
James E. Donaldson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Principal, Johnson Fain
WATER PANEL
Delon Kwan
Manager, Resources Development Group, LADWP Water System

ENERGY PANEL
Sylvia Wallis, AIA, LEED BD+C, CPHC
Design Architect, Architecture for Education
[URBAN] MINING, [BIO] MIMICRY, [SOLAR] CHEMISTRY
Avideh Haghighi, AIA LEED
Architect, ZGF Architects
[URBAN] MINING, [BIO] MIMICRY, [SOLAR] CHEMISTRY
Patricia Bijvoet, IFMA
KSA Design Studio
[URBAN] MINING, [BIO] MIMICRY, [SOLAR] CHEMISTRY
Michael Bulander, AIA LEED AP BD+C
Principal, HED

LUNCH THINK LEADERS
EXCEPTIONAL BUILDINGS - TABLE 7
Joel Cesare
Sustainable Building Advisor, City of Santa Monica
BUILDING MATERIALS - TABLE 5
Patricia Bijvoet, IFMA
KSA Design Studio
LIVING BUILDINGS + COMMUNITIES - TABLE 6
Avideh Haghighi, AIA LEED
Architect, ZGF
WATER AND LANDSCAPE PRACTICES - TABLE 3
Gary Lai, RLA, ASLA, SITES AP BD+C
Principal, AHBE
POLICY AT THE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY LEVEL - TABLE 10
Dominique Hargreaves, LEED-AP
Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles
RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION - TABLE 1
Samantha Hill, AIA
Principal, Design With Skill

BUILDING MATERIALS - TABLE 5
Michael Bulander, AIA LEED AP BD+C
Principal, HED
EXCEPTIONAL BUILDINGS - TABLE 7
Joseph Coriaty, FAIA
Partner, Frederick Fisher and Partners
BUILDING INTELLIGENCE + TECH - TABLE 12
Ben Stapleton
Executive Director, U.S. Green Building Council - Los Angeles Chapter
INDIVIDUAL WELLNESS - TABLE 13
Hasti Khodabakhsh, AIA LEED AP BD+C, AP ND
Gensler
PASSIVE DESIGN + ENERGY PANEL - TABLE 14
Sylvia Wallis, AIA, LEED BD+C, CPHC
Design Architect, Architecture for Education
POLICY + LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES - TABLE 9
Lauren Faber O'Connor
Chief Sustainability Officer, Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

EDUCATION + ADVOCACY - TABLE 8
Drew Shula, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, GGP
Founder & Principal, Verdical Group
MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION - TABLE 2
Moe Fakih, LEED AP, CCP, GPR, BPI, Fitwel
Principal, VCA Green
BUILDING RESILIENCE - TABLE 11
Eric Corey Freed, RA, LEED Fellow
Sustainability Disrupter, Morrison Hershfield
RESPONSIBLE WATER PRACTICES - TABLE 4
David Hertz, FAIA, LEED AP
Architect / Founder S.E.A.- The Studio of Environmental Architecture, Skysource.org

WHY 2°C?

2°C’s name is based on the need to keep the global average temperature from rising more than 2 °Celsius above pre-industrial levels in hopes of preventing irreversible and damaging climatic changes.

ABOUT COTE

COTE is dedicated to preserving the earth’s capacity to sustain a shared, high quality of life, and reflects the architecture profession’s commitment to provide healthy and safe environments for people, while preserving our natural resources.  The committee’s directive is to lead and coordinate the profession’s involvement in environmental and energy-related issues and to promote the role of the architect as a leader in preserving and protecting the planet and its living systems.


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PHOTO: Banner: LADWP John Ferraro Building. AC Martin and Associates. image by Kirstin Jensvold-Rumage.