2°C 2019 Schedule

Breakfast + Networking

Welcome :

LADWP Representative

AIA|LA 2019 President
Barbara Bouza, FAIA
– Co-Managing Director, Gensler

Tighe Lanning, Assoc. AIA – 
2019 Chair – Associate, CO Architects
James E. Donaldson, AIA LEED AP BD+C – 2019 Vice Chair/2020 Chair-Elect – Principal, Johnson Fain
Simone Barth-Auster, Assoc. AIA – Past Chair – Senior Associate, Moore Ruble Yudell Architects + Planners

Opening Keynote :

Kevin de León – President pro Tempore Emeritus, California State Senate

Keynote 1 :

Building as a Conscious Act: Finding Opportunity in Health, Resiliency and Community
Eric Corey Freed, RA, LEED Fellow – Sustainability Disruptor at Morrison Hershfield; Architect, Speaker, Author & Thought-Leader in Deep Green Buildings
An inspirational look at the global crises facing the world and lessons from work with hundreds of municipalities, agencies, and companies to reduce their carbon, boost their performance, slash their operational expenses, and provide healthy spaces for everyone.

Panel 1 :

The Carbon Panel : The Pathway to a Carbon-Negative World
We need new models that inspire the everyday hero and provide unprecedented prosperity based on sustainable strategies. This panel will explore the way forward to a carbon negative planet, reversing global warming and healing the planet’s ecosystems.

Fabian Kremkus, AIA – Design Principal, CO Architects
Eric Corey Freed – Sustainability Disruptor, Morrison Hershfield
Ramé Hemstreet – Vice President of Operation & Chief Sustainable Resources Officer, Kaiser Permanente
Kirsten Ritchie, PE, LEED AP O+M – Principal|Director of Sustainable Design, Gensler
Erin Moore, AIA – Head, School of Architecture & Environment and Associate Professor, Architecture at the University of Oregon

Coffee Break

Keynote 2 :

[y]our Future : 10 Trends | 10 Technologies
Dr. Chris Luebkeman – Arup Fellow and Director of Global Foresight + Research + Innovation
Luebkeman will share the Ten Megatrends and Ten Emerging technologies which he and the Foresight Team at Arup are looking at which will change our lives….forever.

Panel 2 :

The Energy Panel: Doubling Down on Size
The permanence of what we build locks in emission patterns for decades; if we build with efficiency in mind now, we can avoid the worst of climate change later. This issue will be addressed through current legislative precedents, energy saving design strategies and methods to convince building owners, designers, and developers to prioritize these issues.

Brenden McEneaney, LEED AP BD+C – Principal, Urban Innovation, Integral Group
Tim Kohut, AIA, LEED AP H BD+C, CEA – Director of Sustainable Design, National Community Renaissance
Sylvia Wallis, AIA, LEED BD+C, CPHC – Design Architect, Architecture for Education
Dr. Chris Luebkeman, Arup Fellow – Fellow at Director for Global Foresight, Research + Innovation, Arup
Dr. Andrew McAllister – Commissioner, California Energy Commission

Lunch Think Conversations :

How can design positively impact climate change?
How can we foster positive change through meaningful design choices? Each table will focus on a specific lens of design within the built environment, and will be facilitated by a leader on a specific topic who will be seeking your input on the one big way design could positively impact climate.
View list of lunch tables + leaders HERE

Presentation :

[urban] Mining, [bio] Mimicry, [solar] Chemistry
The perpetual value of building materials, explored through three lenses: urban dynamic, building composition, and human experience.
Avideh Haghighi, AIA – Architect, ZGF
Patricia Bijvoet, IFMA – Landscape Architect, KSA Design Studio
Michael Bulander, AIA – Design Principal, HED

Keynote 3 :

Moving from Water Scarcity towards Abundance: A New Paradigm
David Hertz, FAIA LEED AP – Architect / Founder S.E.A. – Studio of Environmental Architecture & Skysource.org
David Hertz and Laura Doss-Hertz were grand prize winners of the $1.5M Water Abundance XPRIZE last October. David will present the award winning solution that creates enough water for 100 people every day by making an artificial cloud inside a shipping container—a strategy for climate resilience, self reliance and disaster relief.

Panel 3 :

The Water Panel: Discovering, Capturing and Conserving this Life-Giving Resource
The management of water and respect for this life-sustaining element will set the trajectory for our ability to course correct climate change. The panel will speak to the limited access to water in Southern California and reveal design solutions for Architects, Builders and Owners.

James E. Donaldson, AIA LEED AP BD+C – Principal, Johnson Fain
Hadley Arnold – Owner, Divining Lab LLC + Executive Director, Arid Lands Institute
Josiah Cain – Director of Innovation, Sherwood Design Engineers
Inge Wiersema – Vice President + Regional Planning Manager for Southern California + National Water Resources Practice Lead, Carollo Engineers
Delon Kwan – Manager, Resources Development Group, LADWP Water System
David Hertz, FAIA LEED AP – Architect / Founder S.E.A. – Studio of Environmental Architecture & Skysource.org

Presentation :

2018 AIA|LA COTE Honor Award :
Arizona State University Biodesign Institute C – Tempe, AZ
Sean McGreal, AIA
 – Principal, ZGF Architects LLP

Keynote 4:

Commitment-Phobia: The Architect’s Evolving Relationship with Design
Anthony Brower, AIA, LEED Fellow – Director of Sustainable Design, Gensler
Review the current issues and challenges facing architects today, from increasingly stringent code requirements to how professional services might respond and adapt. As the architect’s role continues to evolve, clients will increasingly look toward our profession for input on how to do more with less.

Closing Remarks


Happy Hour
Kendall’s Brasserie
135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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