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4th Annual Climate Adaptive Design Symposium: Where Building Science Meets Climate Science

November 1, 2018 @ 5:00 PMNovember 2, 2018 @ 7:30 PM EDT

$175 – $235

The American Institute of Architects Asheville Section continues its series Where Building Science Meets Climate Science, one of the most important symposiums in the country about where climate and architectural design interface.

This year’s ymposium theme is “Deep Retrofit” – renovation of existing buildings to promote sustainable design.

Early Bird Registration is now OPEN!
Thursday evening’s public lecture is free, and all community members are invited to attend. Friday’s conference is geared toward design and construction professionals. Six credit hours of professional development will be offered for Friday’s conference and one credit hour will be offered for Thursday’s lecture. Continuing education certifications will be provided upon request. American Institute of Architects CEUs are pre-approved; other professions may self-report to obtain credit.

Confirmed speakers include two senior associates from the award-winning global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm HOK. HOK’s Director of Sustainable Design, Anica Landreneau, will discuss the importance of sustainable design in the adaptive reuse of existing structures. Kyle Prenzlow, Senior Associate with HOK’s San Francisco office, will describe the firm’s sustainable design of NOAA’s Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center, one of AIA’s 2017 COTE (Committee on the Environment) Top 10 Award winners. This facility features the adaptive reuse of two World War II era airplane hangars linked by a new glass and steel structure. CASE Consultants International Senior Climate Policy Advisor Eileen Shea will provide a client’s perspective on the Inouye Center. Ms. Shea is the former Deputy Director of NOAA’s Climate and Global Change program and was directly involved in the Center’s conception and design while with NOAA.

Other confirmed speakers include two cutting-edge academics from the University of Pennsylvania whose talks will focus on the conference theme of Deep Retrofit:

William W. Braham,FAIA is a Professor of Architecture at Penn Design where he is currently Director of the Master of Environmental Building Design and of the Center for Environmental Building + Design. He has worked on energy and architecture for over 30 years as a designer, consultant, researcher, and author of numerous articles and books, the latest of which is Architecture and Systems Ecology: Thermodynamic Principles of Environmental Building Design, in Three Parts.

Daniel A. Barber is an Associate Professor of Architecture at Penn Design. He is an architectural historian researching the relationship between the design fields and the emergence of global environmental culture across the 20th century. He is the author of the recently published book A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War.

Also invited to speak is a senior climate scientist from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information who will discuss the current state of the climate.

The conference is a collaboration between the Asheville Section of American Institute of Architects (AIA Asheville) and CASE Consultants International.

Thursday, 1 November
5:00 pm till 7:30 pm

On Thursday evening, there will be a a pre-conference public lecture by architectural historian Daniel A. Barber who will discuss his recent book, A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War, an account of solar energy experiments during the Cold War. Dr. Barber will describe how architecture has engaged with environmental issues, combining architectural history with geopolitical considerations. His talk will also help illuminate current issues involving energy, architecture, and climate.

The event takes place at The Collider and is free and open to the public and includes a reception with refreshments, including local beer and food.

Friday, 2 November
The Friday conference is also held at The Collider with registration from 8:15 am to 8:45 am. The conference will conclude at 4:45 pm. A catered lunch is included in the registration fee,


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For more information, please contact Scott Shuford at shuford@caseconsultantsinternational.com

What’s the refund policy?

Full refunds will be provided up to seven days prior to the event start date (November 2, 2018).


November 1, 2018 @ 5:00 PM EDT
November 2, 2018 @ 7:30 PM EDT
$175 – $235
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