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Adaptive Reuse Excellence – Models to Define Value
Successful adaptive reuse projects can maximize the potentials for existing buildings to both redefine themselves and their context, while honoring history. Through exploring several case studies as potential prototypes to consider, be inspired by creative, high-quality design, learn innovations of sustainability, and come away with a greater understanding of the built environment’s role in communities. Hosted by Committee on Design (COD).

Learning objectives
After attending this program, participants will be able to:

1. Investigate approaches that blend and translate histories to expand their life and give them new relevance.
2. Be inspired by design excellence projects in adaptive reuse that are a vehicle for positive change in communities.
3. Learn approaches to the technical challenges of cost, constructability, and sustainability for adaptive reuse projects and the role of data in these approaches.
4. Explore the ways in which architecture can improve health and well-being through sustainable approaches to existing buildings.

Sep 29, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Craig Brandt, AIA, LEED AP, AFAAR
Principal @HBRA Architects
Craig Brandt, AIA, LEED AP, is a principal with HBRA Architects and an executive member of the AIA Committee on Design Advisory Group. He has guided the design and execution of collaborative public projects with a focus on sensitive adaptation and sustainability, and has participated as design critic, lecturer, and moderator internationally. His various activities promote a wide gamut of design excellence and preservation with leadership roles in the American Institute of Architects and Docomomo US/Chicago. He is a member of the Society of Fellows at the American Academy of Rome, a General Services Administration (GSA) National Peer, and has served as adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Douglas Farr, FAIA, LEED AP
President and Founding Principal @Farr Associates
Doug Farr is founding partner of Farr Associates Architecture and Urban Design, Inc., a sustainable architectural and planning firm in Chicago formed in 1991. He co-chaired the development of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) and has served on the boards of urban sustainability organizations including the Congress for the New Urbanism, Bioregional, EcoDistricts, and Elevate Energy. Based on his pioneering sustainable design practice, Doug authored the urban planning best-seller Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature in 2008 with a new follow-up, Sustainable Nation: Urban Design Patterns for the Future.
Todd Poisson, AIA
Partner @BKSK Architects
As a Partner at BKSK with over 25 years of experience, Todd has been responsible for the design and construction of some of BKSK’s most ambitious projects, including residential, mixed-use, and institutional types. Recent award-winning, sustainable, NYC projects include The Jefferson and Citizen, two LEED Gold Certified high-end condominium projects, and 470 Columbus, a Passive House multifamily development on the Upper West Side. Todd also is the Partner-in-Charge for recent, special LPC-approved projects, 44 Union Square/Tammany Hall, a contemporary glass dome addition to the storied landmark building on Union Square’s northeast corner; and 16 East 16th Street, the conversion and expansion of a historic Ladies Mile building into a hotel. Todd’s interest in the tools of architectural practice, as well as his steadfast commitment to excellence in project delivery, result in his teams being at the forefront of today’s design technologies and processes. Todd received a Bachelor of Archit
Calli Verkamp, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Architect @Wheeler Kearns Architects
Calli joined Wheeler Kearns in 2013. A native Arkansan, she received her Bachelor of Architecture from the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas. During college, Calli spent a semester at the University of Arkansas Rome Center in Rome and participated in a Latin American Urban Studio in Cuzco, Peru, where she learned about local architecture and hiked the Inca Trail. Before moving to Chicago, Calli interned at Architecture Plus, Inc. in Arkansas, where she worked on several residential projects and a Middle School in Sallisaw, Oklahoma.