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Design Awards Sustainability Submission Clinic

June 7, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

Design Awards Sustainability Submission Clinic

This session is geared for design firms who are submitting for this year’s Design Awards and provides simple steps to complete the 2021 submission process which includes new norms the profession has adopted in sustainability.

With greater awareness of architecture’s significant contribution to climate change comes our responsibility to do something about it. Since 2006, the 2030 Challenge, and the aligned AIA 2030 Commitment, has provided a roadmap to tracking, understanding and ultimately reducing GHG emissions.

The session will cover:

+ The new minimum sustainable design, firm and project level, requirements for all design award submissions

+ How to sign up to be a signatory to the AIA’s 2030 Commitment with detailed steps of signing the  signatory letter template until you can develop a custom one of your own.

+ How to develop an action plan

+ Uploading your project data into the AIA’s ddx platform.

This session is geared toward one or more staff who facilitate marketing functions coupled with expertise on the sustainable design aspects of the project(s) being submitted and or firm’s work. In small firms this may be one staff member, in larger firms, more often two or more.



Anthony Brower, AIA
Global Sciences Practice Area Leader, Gensler

Anthony is a LEED Fellow focused on Gensler’s sustainable design practice, within which he champions the craft of high-performance and net zero energy building solutions. His work spans all of Gensler’s market expertise, and includes a primary focus on office buildings, education, civic and culture, mixed-use, sports, and media projects. As a co-author of Gensler’s Impact by Design publication, Anthony has the unique ability to see the big picture while working through the details. Anthony is currently on the board of directors for the U.S. Green Building Council’s Los Angeles Chapter and Los Angeles METRO’s Sustainability Council. He is also a content editor for Green Building & Design magazine. He is driven to expand his impact by sharing his unique point of view, on ethical and responsible architecture, out to a broad and diverse audience. He focuses on education and mentoring to lead others to a better understanding of how to integrate sustainable design into our work. He has shared his approach to sustainable design through more than fifty speaking engagements at local and national conferences that include the AIA Los Angeles 2dC Symposium, Dwell on Design and others. He is also a contributing writer for Metropolis Magazine among other periodicals with more than thirty published and re-published works. His voice has also been requested for feature articles in the (Australia) AIA’s Architecture Bulletin.



June 7, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
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