PHOTO: Venter Institute. ZGF. Detail of photo by Nick Merrick

2018 Schedule
(This event has already been held)

8:30A Catered Breakfast & Networking

9:00A  Welcome & Introduction
Tania Van Herle, AIA – AIA|LA President
Simone Barth-Auster, Assoc. AIA – COTE LA Chair
Tighe Lanning, Assoc. AIA – Co-Chair

9:15A AIA COTE National Welcome & Overview

Angela Brooks, FAIA, LEED AP – Managing Principal, Brooks + Scarpa.
Carl Elefante, FAIA, LEED AP, FAPT – President, AIA & Principal, Quinn Evans Architects.
Moderator: Tighe Lanning, Assoc. AIA, LEED GA- Designer, CO Architects

9:45A Policy and Advocacy – The Pathway to a California’s Climate Goals
How do we as architects react to the US leaving the Paris Climate Accord on a National and State level?
Lauren Farber O’Connor- City of L.A. Chief Sustainability Officer
Joel Cesare- Director of the City of Santa Monica Office of Sustainability & Environment Ellen Greenberg- Deputy Director for Sustainability Cal. Dep. of Transportation
Debbie Raphael- City of San Francisco
Laura Friedmann- Assembly Member, 43rd District
Moderators: Angie Brooks / Will Wright

10:15A Q&A

10:30A Coffee Break

10:40A Academia – University Strategies & Challenges To Meet Carbon Neutrality By 2030

Jon Christensen- Adjunct Assistant Professor, UCLA
David Herd – Partner, BuroHappold Engineering
Moderator: Nurit Katz- Chief Sustainability Officer, Executive Officer, & Facilities Management, UCLA

11:10A  Q&A

11:20A Demystify ROI: Define Return of Investment for Sustainable Applications
Daniele Horton- Verdani
Michael Echols-Nvision
Sara Neff- Kilroy Development Group
Moderator: Jed Donaldson

11:50A Q&A

12:10P Catered Lunch

1:00P Keynote Conversation: Global Trends of Sustainability
Herbert Dreiseitl- Founder, Atelier Dreiseitl & Director, Ramboll’s Liveable Cities Lab

1:45P Summary / Action Items

2:00P Catered Aperitivo Outside on the LADWP Moat

PHOTO: J. Craig Venter Institute La Jolla. Designed by ZGF Architects LLP. Detail of photo by: Nick Merrick © Hedrich Blessing.