Design on the Delaware is a collaborative conference examining the issues and opportunities of the built environment for design and building professionals in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
Programs of particular interest to contractors, designers, developers and owners include:
Pre-Fabrication from Owner's Perspective: A. I. duPont Hospital for Children
Please join the AIA/GBCA Joint Committee and an expert panel of design and construction professionals as we explore the current state of pre-fabrication in our industry, as utilized on a complex hospital expansion at Nemours’ A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. Panelist will discuss the challenges and opportunities afforded by pre-fabrication from an owner’s point of view. This session is a collaborative session that will seek audience participation.
Residential Development Trends and Challenges
Members of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Philadelphia Chapter who are some of the top developers will speak to the trends and challenges of residential development in the region. Learn what's hot and what's not, new ways to work with architects and designers, what buyers want and how to get financing.
Contracts-The Architect's and Owner's Perspectives
In the negotiation of an agreement with an Owner, there will be points of disagreement about the appropriate balance of risk and reward … sometimes resulting in take it or leave it postures. This seminar will provide a point counterpoint to the perspectives of the Owner and the Architect on the more important subjects of disagreement in an effort to understand when you should “take it” or “leave it”.
Stewardship of the North Broad Corridor: Past, Present and Future
This program will explore the past, present and proposed development activities along North Broad Corridor (from Spring Garden to Girard) from a variety of perspectives to understand the goals and rationales of the developers, the public institutions, the designers, and the politicians.
Architects, Landscape Architects, LEED Professionals, Planners and other building and design professionals can earn up to 25 professional continuing education hours. Learn more at www.designonthedelaware.com.
The 11th Annual conference will feature 36 programs, 11 tours, two general sessions, two evening parties, design charette and trade show October 29-November 1 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel and the Center for Architecture.
Registration for 25 AIA credits is just $340 for AIA members if registered by midnight October 4. Registration options include one day, two day or individual programs at lower fees. Registration includes conference parties, general sessions, breakfast, lunch and trade show. In addition to AIA credits, attendees can earn GBCI CM, AICP CM, LA CES and PDH continuing education credits. For more information and to register, visit www.designonthedelaware.com.
General Sessions Speakers are:
Thomas Christoffersen, an architect and partner at Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), has experience on every notable BIG project including the multi-award winning VM Houses, the Astana National Library and the 8 House, which was awarded the World Architecture Festival 2011 Award in the housing category and the 2012 AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture. He most recently oversaw the detail design and construction of the 861,100 sf mixed-used West 57th building in Manhattan which aims for LEED Gold Certification.
Ken Greenberg is an architect, urban designer, teacher, writer, former Director of Urban Design and Architecture for the City of Toronto. Founding partner of Urban Strategies Inc., and now Principal of Greenberg Consultants, he has worked in cities as diverse as Toronto, Hartford, Amsterdam, New York, Boston, Montréal, Washington DC, Paris, Detroit and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Cathleen McGuigan is editor-in-chief of Architectural Record, the nation’s leading architecture publication for more than a century. McGuigan, who is the second woman to serve as editor-in-chief, was named to the post in 2011. Under her leadership, Record won the 2012 Grand Neal award, the top American Business Media award for overall excellence.
Stacy Levy works collaboratively with architect, engineers and landscape architects on projects that show the presence of urban nature and clarify the patterns of natural processes at work on the site. She works with water of all sorts, from acid mine drainage, to rainwater, to urban streams and rivers. Her work registers the changes in nature over the course of a day, a season, or a several years. Often using industrial materials from surveying and construction trades, she creates ways of understanding the dynamic processes of nature. Many of her recent projects utilize stormwater runoff to make rainwater an asset to the site.
Selected Conference Programs & Tours:
Contracts-The Architect's and Owner's Perspectives
In the negotiation of an agreement with an Owner, there will be points of disagreement about the appropriate balance of risk and reward … sometimes resulting in take it or leave it postures. This seminar will provide a point counterpoint to the perspectives of the Owner and the Architect on the more important subjects of disagreement through two speakers who regularly negotiate such agreements on behalf of their respective clients, architects and owners, in an effort to understand when you should “take it” or “leave it”.
Transforming the Reading Viaduct
Philadelphia's abandoned Reading Railroad viaduct is being transformed into a unique, elevated linear park. This presentation explores the design approach, which involved extensive public outreach, and how the project could ultimately spark future community development.
Smart Design for a ‘SMART Working’ Environment
GlaxoSmithKline implemented a new design guide for facilities worldwide called SMART Working, with the goals of achieving a business that is sustainable, collaborative, and responsive. GSK employees in Philadelphia now have a LEED Platinum workplace environment which responds to their needs and supports them. This case study will emphasize the collaboration between the owner and the designers and the strategies involved to achieve the goals of the SMART Working System.
Penn's Krishna P. Singh Nanotechnology Center
Conceived as a seminal collaboration between two schools - The School of Engineering and Applied Science and The School of Arts and Sciences - The Singh Center for Nanotechnology creates a world class research facility bringing science and technology together in one place. This $91.5M project encompasses 80,000 GSF and is targeting LEED Silver Certification.
Re-imagining 8th and Berks - A Design Charrette
Asociación Puertorriquenos en Marcha (APM) Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI) for Eastern North Philadelphia was created to implement a long-lasting, sustainable, and comprehensive strategy to meet the challenges facing this community. Charrette participants will develop solutions for the redevelopment of a 1.8-acre, city-owned parcel at 8th and Berks
Member discount registration pricing available to APA, ASLA, GBCA, Engineers Club, Building Information Association, ULI, Associated Builders & Contractors and other design and building professions. Design on the Delaware is sponsored by: Microsol Resources, Architectural Glass Institute, O'Donnell & Naccarato, Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Urban Engineers, Keast & Hood Co. and AKRF.
For information, go to www.designonthedelaware.com.
On April 13 the Philadelphia Zoo—America’s first zoo—opened KidZooU: Hamilton Family Children’s Zoo & Faris Family Education Center. The Zoo’s largest construction project to date, KidZooU is a year-round destination with a multitude of indoor and outdoor experiences for animals and guests alike. Designed to LEED Silver standards and scheduled to complete certification this year, it occupies a 2.5-acre site and repurposes the former Pachyderm House with interactive exhibits, conservation stations and robust programming aimed at teaching toddlers to tweens how to become stewards of wildlife and the environment.
The design and construction team included Bruce E. Brooks & Associates Consulting Engineers, CVM Engineers, Arora Engineers, Viridian Landscape Studio, Meliora Environmental Design, David Nelson & Associates, Becker & Frondorf and W.S. Cumby.
BLT Architects announced today the hiring of four design staff members and an administrative assistant.
“BLT Architects has enjoyed plenty of growth this year, requiring us to increase our staff to meet demand,” said Michael L. Prifti, FAIA, Managing Principal at BLTa. “We look forward to the contributions our talented new staff members will make to our team.”
The new staff members include:
Lois S.K. Suh, a resident of Philadelphia, is a 2013 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Science degree in architecture and a 2005 graduate of Wellesley College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and architecture. She previously was a designer for Chan Mock Architects in Cambridge, Mass.
Ryan Sison is a 2013 graduate of Philadelphia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture and is a resident of Philadelphia
Andrea Polaski is a 2013 graduate of Philadelphia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in interior design and is a resident of Hillsborough, N.J.
Fay Leff, a resident of Philadelphia, is a 2013 graduate of Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science degree in interior design and a Master of Science degree in interior architecture and design.
Ann Margaret Durfee was hired an administrative assistant. A resident of Philadelphia, she completed an interior design professional certificate program at Moore College of Art and Design.
The Norwood Company has recently commenced construction on a 677,000 square foot warehouse distribution center in Lehigh Valley Industrial Park VII, a 40 acre site that was previously part of Bethlehem Steel’s main manufacturing plant. Serving as Construction Manager, Norwood is working collaboratively with developer Trammell Crow Company, investor Clarion Partners and designer KSS Architects. The new building, situated in a Local Economic Revitalization Zone (LERTA), will feature 32’ clear height, 190’ deep truck courts, ESFR sprinkler systems, ample parking and an excellent logistical location near the I-78 / Rt 412 interchange. Norwood’s Industrial Group has completed more than 20 million square feet of comparable warehouse/distribution facilities. Project completion is scheduled for Spring 2014.
Bill Kavanagh, AIA, NCARB, The Harman Group's Director of Parking Planning and Design is lending his expertise to a webinar panel discussion, "ADA and Parking" hosted by the International Parking Institute (IPI). The panel will discuss the parking regulations for the Americans with Disabilities Act, including political challenges in municipal parking, common mistakes that trigger non-compliance and recent changes that affect old and new spaces.
The webinar is moderated by Doug Holmes, the creator and editor of the CPARK-L parking listserv, a parking information source and clearinghouse for campus and municipal parking officials. The panelists include Mr. Kavanagh, a licensed architect with more than fifteen years of experience in the design of parking garages and mixed use buildings; Linda Kauffman, former executive director of the Allentown Parking Authority and past chair of the IPI Board of Directors; and Teresa Trussell, Parking Operations Supervisor for Ohio University.
The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21st at 2pm EDT. For more registration information visit www.parking.org. Information is listed on the Professional Development tab under Webinars.
Wohlsen Construction Company received nine awards from the Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) at the association’s Annual Excellence in Construction Awards Gala.
The Ben Franklin Skilled Nursing renovation project at Masonic Village at Elizabethtown located in Elizabethtown, Pa., won the Project of the Year Award. The project was designed by RLPS Architects Ltd., Lancaster, Pa.
Wohlsen received Green Building recognition by winning the first place Excellence Award in the Green GC Sustainable category for the Hamilton Health Center project located in Harrisburg, Pa. Advanced Building Design located in Johnstown, Pa., served as the design professional.
Winning First Place Awards of Excellence in Construction were the following:
• Ben Franklin Skilled Nursing Renovations located on the campus of Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, located in Elizabethtown, Pa. The project was designed by RLPS Architects Ltd., Lancaster, Pa.
• Unionville High School Additions and Renovations, located in Kennett Square, Pa. The project was designed by MM Architects, Inc. located in Lancaster, Pa.
• Gettysburg Energy and Nutrient Recovery Facility, located in York Springs, Pa, and constructed for EnergyWorks BioPower, LLC. Lewis & Associates Architects of Lancaster, Pa., served as the design professional.
• Jennersville Regional Hospital Patient Rooms, located in West Grove, Pa. Hart Freeland Roberts Inc. of Brentwood, TN served as the design professional.
Earning Awards of Merit were the following:
• Garrett Community Center located on the campus of Tel Hai Retirement Community in Honey Brook, Pa. The project was designed by RLPS Architects Ltd., Lancaster, Pa.
• Health and Wellness Center at Pleasant View Retirement Community in Manheim, Pa. RLPS Architects Ltd., Lancaster, Pa. served as the design professional.
• Hamilton Health Center Medical and Dental Clinic located in Harrisburg, Pa. Advanced Building Design located in Johnstown, Pa., served as the design professional.
"The Place Petal focuses on re-establishing balance between nature and the human constructed environment. It promotes land use and building forms that create human rather than mechanical habitat, favoring human-powered transportation and protection of wild areas." -International Living Future Institute
In March we'll dig into the Place Petal. We'll start off by reviewing the intent and documentation requirements for each of the 4 "Imperatives" while also hearing from a few guest speakers who can relate. We are really excited to have Natural Lands Trust, The Clean Air Council, and GreensGrow Farm joining us for the presentation! After the talk and some Q&A we'll break out into groups to evaluate at some sites through the lens of the Place Petal. We hope YOU can join us!
• HAPPY HOUR!
• In-depth Place Petal Review
o 01 Imperative: Limits to Growth
o 02 Imperative: Urban Agriculture
Guest Organization: GreensGrow Farm
o 03 Imperative: Habitat Exchange
Guest Organization: Natural Land Trusts
o 04 Imperative: Human Powered Living
Guest Organization: Clean Air Council
• Place Petal Site Assessments
Topic description: With reimbursement and patient satisfaction tied to scores earned through the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Care Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey, leaders are evaluating facility design and its impact upon experiences of care. However, designing to meet the standards encompassed in HCAHPS often does not fully address how facility design impacts perceptions of care.
Learning Objective 1 Participants will be able to explore aspects of a holistic view and define experience design and the role of “Place” through learning about the Holy Redeemer Case Study, which was “Mystery shopped” against Holy Redeemer’s similar facilities.
Learning Objective 2 Participants will acquire a deeper understanding of what is a “Patient’s Experience” and will then be able to apply that understanding, so that Quality & Safety and Service and Efficiency add up to a greater patient experience in their facility.
Learning Objective 3 Participants will learn how to justify experiential facility design that incorporates aspects of the organization’s character and reflects the unique value that the organization delivers to its patients, and further learn about metrics, such as mystery shopping, to measure experiential design.
Learning Objective 4 Participants will be able to assess the team: Chief Experiential Officer, the Architect, and the Contractor, and the importance of working together to deliver this project in record time, while still maintaining a high level of standard of finishes and attention to detail.
Now in its fifth year, this day-long symposium brings together industry, university and community leaders to share best practices, ask challenging questions, and provide cutting edge information about sustainability in the PA/DE/NJ Tri-State region. This event, to be held at Temple University, will draw over 800 attendees and will feature sessions covering diverse topics such as Net Zero, water conservation, green leasing, commercial real estate, art and sustainability, renewable energy, ENERGY STAR, LEED v4 and more.
Visit our event page for more information and to register: http://dvgbc.org/TriStateSS
Are you a creative high school sophomore, junior, or senior? If you are considering a career in architecture, design, or the industrial arts, bring a portfolio of the best creative work you've accomplished in the past five years to receive FREE feedback from talented artists, architects, and designers representing architecture + design programs from our region's colleges and universities.
While you're here, check out our exhibition Degrees of Design: Student Work from Local Architecture + Design Schools. There is no cost to attend this event or any of our exhibitions throughout the year.
Career options for those with degrees in architecture or design include:
Automotive + Transportation Design
Fashion + Footwear Design
Game + Multi-Media Design
Interior + Lighting Design
Product + Furniture Design
Urban Planning + Design
Web + User-Experience Design
The AIA Philadelphia Associate Committee welcomes Dominique M. Hawkins, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Partner and Managing Principal with Preservation Design Partnership to share her story about her career, work, and advice for emerging professionals.
In 1995, Dominique established Preservation Design Partnership as a planning and design practice focusing exclusively on offering high-quality professional services for nationally significant historic resources. Her projects include: the Master Plan for the Cincinnati Museum Center at the Cincinnati Union Terminal; Construction Documents for the Virginia State Capitol (as consultant); and Construction Document coordination for Independence Hall and adjacent buildings. Her projects and pioneering work in developing Design Guidelines for historic communities, including the Vieux Carré Historic District in New Orleans, Oak Park, and Ft. Lauderdale, have been recognized with several awards. Dominique chairs the Architectural Committee and is a member of the Philadelphia Historical Commission.
Join us to hear Dominique's story!
This is unprecedented event, where design and construction professionals are presented with the opportunity to learn directly from the craftsmen. For years, National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA) has had the Top Job Awards Competition, where craftsmen from 50 states and 7 countries enter their “top jobs” into an awards contest. This is the first year ever, that this is now being ASLA, ASID and AIA accredited for professionals to see the latest trends, cutting edge ideas and most current designs from architects, interior designers, landscape architects as well as the craftsmen themselves for design professionals to gain knowledge.
The judging is from NOMMA members themselves and will be ongoing while the educational event is taking place. This opportunity is similar to being able to sample the fare of a world class chef in a cooking contest before the judges themselves.
Mark your calendar for March 12th at 9:00 at the Valley Forge Resort Casino and Convention Center as this is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in.
Registration starts at 8:30 Coffee and Donuts provided by Julius Blum.
Session 1: 9:00-10:00
Session 2: 10:15-11:15
Session 3: 11:30-12:30
Lunch on Exhibit floor 12:30-1:15
Session 4: 1:15-2:15
Session 5: 2:20-3:20
Session 6: 3:30-4:30
Total 6 LU for AIA, ASLA and ASID
Cost: $59 for both sessions
Please save the date, March 12, 2015, for DVRPC's upcoming conference designed for local planning partners, practitioners, developers, and decision-makers to learn about programs and initiatives that are building livable communities in Greater Philadelphia now and for the future.
This one-day conference will feature an opening keynote by Harriet Tregoning, director of HUD's Office of Economic Resilience, and a lunch keynote on future retail and development trends by planning and retail specialist, Robert Gibbs, PLA, ASLA, CNU.
$75 (Breakfast and a buffet lunch are included in the registration fee)
For more information visit: http://www.dvrpc.org/breakingground/
The population of millennials in Philadelphia is growing. From 2007 to 2013, there was a 25 percent increase of this demographic in the area. These twenty- and thirty-somethings have plenty of reasons to flock to the Cradle of Liberty. Ranked one of the top most affordable housing markets in the country in recent years, Philly offers big city amenities while witnessing a significant drop in violent crime rates. Increasingly popular work-from-home arrangements also make it a viable housing option for New York City commuters whose flexible schedules are not forcing them to make the two-hour trip on a daily basis. Architectural Record examines how changing populations and lifestyles are shaping the streets of Philadelphia.
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Zip System Sheathing CEU session
Air, Water & Moisture Management in Light Commercial Building Envelopes
A study of how air leakage affects thermal performance and how moisture is managed in typical light commercial construction. The study focuses on roof and wall applications. The session will also include discussion about some of the shortcomings of traditional methods and introduces alternative solutions of protecting the structure from air and moisture intrusion.
6:00 - 7:15 PM
Architectural Record Editorial Panel Discussion on Design & Innovation in Multi-Unit Housing
The March ARE Study Session will focus on the Building Design and Construction Services (BDC) Vignette and the multiple choice portion of the Structural Systems (SS) exam. Attendees studying the vignette are encouraged to send their practice attempts to the email below for review with the group.
Schedule – March. 17th, 2015:
6:30-7:20 PM Building Design and Construction Services (BDC) vignettes
7:30-8:30 PM Structural Systems (SS) multiple choice
If you would like to join us online, please RSVP to AREstudysessions.firstname.lastname@example.org for the login info. RSVPs are encouraged if you are attending in person, but walk-ins are always welcome. If you have any questions, please use the email above.
ARE Study Sessions are held the third Tuesday of the month. Each month the group focuses on a specific section or sections. The program is presented and led by AIA Philadelphia's Young Architects Forum.
Please plan on joining the AIA Philadelphia Housing Committee for a 90-minute Lunch and Learn Presentation about designing to meet the requirements for Type A and Type B Dwelling Units, as well understanding the implications of the Fair Housing Act.
This presentation will focus on the 2012 IBC scoping requirements for residential occupancies and the technical requirements found in A117.1-2009 for Type A and Type B dwelling units. By highlighting the differences between Type A and B units with respect to the requirements and how Fair Housing components relate to the requirements set forth by the PA UCC, participants will have a better understanding of how the newest Building Code requirements measure up to our federal Fair Housing obligations for housing.
This event is free, although registration is required. Please plan to bring your own lunch.
The presenter will be Tim Perry of United Spinal Association's (USA) Accessibility Services program.
This presentation is pending approval for AIA/CES Learning Objectives.
Explore creative designs from the rising stars of AIA Philadelphia and celebrate their achievements at the On the Rise Opening Reception at the Center for Architecture.
On the Rise exhibit (march 16-April 23) features the work of the 2014 Philadelphia Emerging Architecture Prize (PEAPrize) winner, RKM Architects and 2014 Young Architect Award. winner, Joshua Otto, AIA..
The opening event will feature a presentation by the RKM Architects followed by a reception to celebrate the achievements of both RKM and Joshua Otto, AIA.
Thank you to our generous, exclusive sponsor of this event Keast & Hood Co.
PRESENTED BY CORA COATES & ROWENA HARRY, MICROSOL RESOURCES
Interested in finding out about the new Autodesk portal to track and manage all your Autodesk products? Trying to learn how to request the home use policy or previous software versions for your Autodesk software? Need to figure out how to download your software from the new Autodesk Account?
Join Microsol Resources for an hour long webinar as we show you some tips and tricks to boost the value of your Autodesk software investment with Autodesk Account; the most convenient and cost-effective way to access the latest tools, flexible licensing, technical support, and services in the cloud.
Autodesk Subscription Center will be retired after March 13, 2015. Subscription customers who currently go to Subscription Center to access their Subscription benefits will now go to Autodesk Account where you will have the ability to track and manage all of your products within the Autodesk Account portal.
Hear from our own Cora Coates and Rowena Harry as they show you how to access your Autodesk Account and discuss the following:
Download products and trials – including product updates and enhancements
Access technical support – get installation, configuration, troubleshooting, and other support
Manage permissions – grant users access to software and benefits
Track usage – of licenses, cloud credit consumption and trial downloads
BUILDPhilly (Built environment, Urban, Infrastructure, Land use, and Development) is a new coalition of professional organizations and nonprofits addressing issues in the City of Philadelphia related to the built environment. Please join us for a conversation with the 2015 Mayoral candidates, moderated by Plan Philly's Matt Golas.
The BUILDPhilly Coalition is:
AIA Philadelphia, Building Industry Association of Philadelphia, Center City Proprietors Association, Community Design Collaborative, Commercial Real Estate Women, Design Advocacy Group, Development Workshop, Delaware Valley Green Building Council, Hidden City, Lambda Alpha International, National Association for Industrial and Office Parks, Homeowners Association of Philadelphia, PennPraxis, Philadelphia Center for Architecture, Preservation Alliance, TriState Realtors Commercial Alliance, Urban Land Institute Philadelphia