Content below is for DesignColumbus 2022. All learning credits are pending.

8:00am

101 Go Slow to Go Fast: How OSU Improved Its HVAC Systems and Re-Opened for Full Capacity In-Person Learning

Learn how, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, OSU leveraged existing research and a collaborative approach to improve its existing HVAC systems to open for full-capacity, in-person learning for the 2021-2022 academic year.

1 GBCI CE, 1 AIA LU/HSW

COVID-19 orders dramatically impacted academic institutions, as fully remote instruction is still an emerging technology and not always feasible – or desirable. Bringing students and faculty safely back into classrooms became the utmost priority for The Ohio State University (OSU). OSU undertook a university-wide classroom assessment to analyze air quality and make improvements to reduce infection risks. Their objective was to maximize indoor air quality before students returned for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Representatives from the project team will discuss how, in a few short months, they assessed and implemented solutions for 1,106 classrooms in 113 buildings across six campuses. In August 2021, OSU opened to full-capacity in-person learning, with only three classrooms not approved for use. The team will share how they used the available research and standards to determine acceptable HVAC operating thresholds, such as the number of air changes and filtration requirements. Attendees will review the essential team characteristics, including technical and management capabilities, for successful implementation. They will learn the team’s process for implementing such a massive project on such a tight deadline, including piloting the process on a small scale to avoid future roadblocks – and how they can apply it in their own setting. 

8:00am

102 ELEVATE Alum Creek - Leveraging Infrastructure for Social Change

How to transform underutilized and neglected natural resources into equitable infrastructure opportunities

1 GBCI CE, 1 AIA LU

AECOM’s work on The RAPID 5 vision, entitled ‘ELEVATE Alum Creek,’ engages the community in meaningful and impactful ways, and intentionally imagines a future mindful of a history of broken treaties and a past of racial discrimination. Learn about how our vision for the future that identifies, course-corrects, and proactively addresses the impacts of infrastructural and other barriers.

https://issuu.com/aecom_design/docs/rapid_5_elevate_alum_creek_aecom_final

8:00am

103 The AIA’s New Sustainable Consultant Scope of Services and Revised Guide

Owners are realizing the value of incorporating sustainable design and materials into their facilities has on the environment, building efficiency, and occupant health. Many Owners are now shifting traditional sustainability coordination efforts from Architects of Record to Consultants who specialize in sustainability and may or may not be architects.

1 GBCI, 1 AIA LU/HSW

During this presentation, attendees will learn about the AIA’s new C204™-2020 Scope of Services for Consultants providing Sustainable Project Services, including: responsibilities of the Sustainable Projects Consultant; involvement during Procurement; flow- down of sustainability requirements to other parties; and the expansive table of Supplemental Services. The presenter will also share updates about the Sustainable Projects Guide, D503™-2020.

https://www.aia.org/coursecatalog/providers/46a5b747-6dd4-41d3-9acc-f582f115d6f2/course-listing/6291809

8:00am

104 2022 Global Color and Design Forecast

National Color and Design Manager
IP ASID, IIDA, NKBA
Provisional IACC

 

Ruthanne has been in the field of design since graduating in 1994 from FIDR accredited Villa Maria College located in upstate NY.  Her career includes experience in kitchen and bath design, custom furnishings and space planning.  Ruthanne has focused specifically on color specifications since 2000 as a representative of PPG Paints and has consulted on commercial and residential projects along with historic restorations using the powerful influence color has in transforming a space, creating an atmosphere and providing the personalization and character everyone strives for.  Ruthanne’s understanding of the depth and power of color is reflected in her work.

Ruthanne travels North America and the Caribbean speaking to groups of interior designers, architects and students to conduct PPG’s accredited CEUs and homeowners to offer expert advice on choosing color and utilizing it with ease and confidence in, or on, your home. 

2022 Color & Design Forecast uncovers the influencers and direction for a variety of segments

1 GBCI CE, 1 AIA LU/HSW, 1 IDCEC C

The 2022 Global Color and Design Forecast exposes the most significant color and design directions for the coming year, including discussions of influencers, attitude, styling, materials, textures, finishes and surface treatments as they apply to various residential and commercial market segments.

9:20am

201 Looking through Real-Time Rendering to Design Architecture and Interiors for VR

leed ap id+c

With over 28 years as an NCARB registered architect, Dan Barringer has technical knowledge in all aspects of architecture and urban design from design strategies through final construction. From my first class in the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee School of Architecture using AutoCAD version 1.4 to present 8 ½ x 11 drawings for an architectural crit, to founding VRADII to create Virtual Reality Immersions for architects, technology has always been my focus. The knowledge I have gained from international projects while working for SOM and ARCOM to local restaurant design as principal of studioAPEX, has given me a grasp of the industry in both the big and small world. Through my involvement with Ohio’s USGBC / CSI DesignColumbus Education Day and Expo for the past 10 years, I believe in the importance of continual learning and engagement with others to sustainably transform our built environment.

Chris is the co-founder of VRADII, the leading face of the Virtual Reality development industry in Columbus Ohio. He leads a dynamic team of dedicated individuals to create novel VR experiences and furthers Virtual Reality development industry within Ohio. He is also the Director of Operations for Game-U, an educational company where industry professionals teach kids how to develop video games using industry software, STEM learning techniques and soft skill development. Lastly, he is an Adjunct Professor at Columbus State Community College, teaching Introduction to the Game Development Industry.

Chris is enthusiastic about creative technology and innovation, and stays up to date on the latest industry trends in software and devices. He is also strongly focused on building and supporting the growing developer community in Columbus. He spearheads the Central Ohio GameDev Group (COGG) which surpassed 1,300 members in 2017, and is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of GDEX which attracts thousands of developers, artists, designers, and more from across the country to take place in a weekend of networking, learning, and sharing their work.

Chris is proud to act as the face of the emerging creative technology industry in Columbus and Ohio and strives to work collaboratively with other thought leaders in the state to establish Columbus and Ohio as leaders in this space in the Midwest and beyond.

 

Technical Lead | VRADII & Multivarious

Tom has been the technical lead and primary developer of a video gaming and technology startup since 2014. He teaches the skills he has developed as an adjunct professor at Columbus State Community College since Autumn of 2018. Tom has deep knowledge in a wide variety of tools, languages, and general software development practices, with C# and game development engines as a primary focus. His past projects from the Columbus Zoo Augmented Reality Giraffes to creating VR (HTC Vive) applications for promoting therapeutic movement, has guided VRADII through its new endeavor.

Technical Presentation discussing how designing in Revit changes when using real-time rendering (gaming software) such as Unity, Unreal, Twinmotion, Prospect, The Wild, and Enscape for egress studies, construction systems, lighting including sun and shadow, exterior views, material and finish selection, understanding human scale and human interaction.

1 GBCI, 1 AIA LU/HSW

Join a discussion with Dan, an architect, and Tom, a programmer and Chris, a games developer, as we technically explore how designing 3D geometry changes when using real-time rendering (gaming software).  Using case studies, including a Tito’s Bar & Grill, Phoenix Community, Sawmill Town Center, and Fairfax Residence. Techniques will be demonstrated that assisted in egress studies, construction systems, lighting including sun and shadow, exterior views, material and finish selection, understanding human scale and human interaction. Case study projects were created in Revit and converted into Unreal Engine and viewed through the Oculus Quest VR headset. These same skills can be used with Unity, Twinmotion, Prospect, The Wild, and Enscape and other real-time softwares.

https://youtu.be/vo5kIgABe-0

https://youtu.be/zvTfFG8f9Fc

9:20am

202 Indianola Informal: A student-led case study on Energy, Air, and Water

At Indianola Informal, students have participated in the Building Learners Program through USGBC during the 2021-2022 school year. Only 1 of 6 schools to participate in the U.S, the 7th and 1st grade students are using the building as a learning laboratory to study Energy Consumption, Water Use, and Air Quality.

1 GBCI CE, 1 AIA LU/HSW

At Indianola Informal, students have participated in the Building Learners Program through USGBC during the 2021-2022 school year. Only 1 of 6 schools to participate in the U.S, the 7th and 1st grade students are using the building as a learning laboratory to study Energy Consumption, Water Use, and Air Quality.

During the Fall of 2021, the students collected and analyzed data from the past and present, including studying how an occupied building compared to an unoccupied building affects energy use. Real-time data during the pandemic allowed for an unprecedented case study for city school buildings from April 2020 to April 2021.

In the Spring of 2022, the students will initiate action plans to help mitigate energy and water use and produce better air quality within the building. They will then study the affect it has on the habits, health, and wellness of the users and whether energy consumption can be reduced through their actions. These results can help students initiate a plan moving forward for their school and potentially other local schools.

Students will be presenting their analysis, plans, and outcomes along with the support of local industry professionals. 

9:20am

203 Columbus Inspires: What's Next on the Road to Best in Class Sustainability?

Join leaders from local higher education, healthcare, and corporate organizations for a session that's sure to inspire action and bring clarity on forward-thinking, yet practical sustainability initiatives.

1 GBCI CE LEED specific BD+C, 1 AIA LU/HSW

What role is your organization playing in the race toward carbon emissions reduction at an impactful level?  What would it take to step up and do more?

Making steps toward mitigating climate change through carbon reduction requires tangible ideas, often inspired by a vision, then executed by a leader within an organization.

In this session, we’ll celebrate 3 of these local leaders from unique organizations, providing an opportunity for you to learn and be inspired.  

9:20am

204 Improving the Human Experience in Behavioral Health Settings

How to create comfortable, safe, and inviting spaces through smart design

1 GBCI CE, 1 AIA LU/HSW, 1 IDCEC CE

In this presentation we will examine the current state of behavioral health in America, an overview of behavioral health facility types, therapy methods, patient safety considerations, and guidelines for facility design. This course will showcase principles to guide design including how to create safe social spaces, leverage biophilic design principles, phenomenology and tap into color theory, textures, and lighting to enhance healing. Additionally, this course features real life examples of implementing these principles to assist in the healing process, preserve patient dignity, and balance the safety of patients and staff. 

noon

Keynote Lunch Presentation

Amy Edwards Taylor has more than 20 years of experience in the field of operations, public policy and communications. Currently, she serves as the President for the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation and Capitol South. In her role, she is responsible for the internal operations of the two organizations, leading multiple lines of business. She has played a lead role in the development of city-changing projects, such as the Scioto Mile, Columbus Commons, the Scioto Greenways river revitalization project and the National Veterans Memorial and Museum. She currently serves as the project executive for the Scioto Peninsula mixed-use development.

In addition to her position at CDDC/Capitol South, Ms. Taylor serves as an adjunct professor at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at Ohio State University.

Prior to her current role, Ms. Taylor was the Vice President of Public Affairs at the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board of Franklin County, Director of Communications with the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and Community Relations Specialist with the City of Dublin.

She has played a lead role in the development of city-changing projects, such as the Scioto Mile, Columbus Commons, the Scioto Greenways river revitalization project and the National Veterans Memorial and Museum. She currently serves as the project executive for the Scioto Peninsula mixed-use development.

1 AIA LU/HSW

Amy Edwards Taylor has more than 20 years of experience in the field of operations, public policy and communications. Currently, she serves as the President for the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation and Capitol South. In her role, she is responsible for the internal operations of the two organizations, leading multiple lines of business. She has played a lead role in the development of city-changing projects, such as the Scioto Mile, Columbus Commons, the Scioto Greenways river revitalization project and the National Veterans Memorial and Museum. She currently serves as the project executive for the Scioto Peninsula mixed-use development.

In addition to her position at CDDC/Capitol South, Ms. Taylor serves as an adjunct professor at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at Ohio State University.

Prior to her current role, Ms. Taylor was the Vice President of Public Affairs at the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board of Franklin County, Director of Communications with the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and Community Relations Specialist with the City of Dublin.

She holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from The Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree in English and Political Science from The Ohio State University. 

 

1:30pm

301 Sustainability Storytelling: Leaning Into Your Values

Telling a strong sustainability and ESG story is a powerful tool for marketing your brand.

1 GBCI CE, 1 AIA LU/HSW

Telling a strong sustainability and ESG story is a powerful tool for marketing your brand. Consumers are also demanding more from the brands and businesses they support, and customers are raising expectations for sustainability initiatives from their suppliers and business partners. Organizations that integrate positive/demonstrated corporate actions into existing value propositions are creating new opportunities to tell dynamic stories. When you tie sustainability into the core of your business, you send a message that is authentic, believable and credible to your audience.

In this session you will learn how to help your client or organization establish authenticity in telling its sustainability story, whether it is the promotion of a new LEED or WELL certified office or retail space, unveiling a corporate sustainability report or ESG goals or sharing corporate energy and environmental metrics and standards for your business.

1:30pm

302 Hough Rising :: Using Sustainability and Resiliency to Revitalize a Cleveland Neighborhood

Moody Nolan

 

Cleveland Public Library

Three unique sustainable projects come together to revitalize Cleveland's Hough neighborhood with innovative strategies!

1 GBCI LEED specific BD+C | ND, 1 AIA LU/HSW

Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood has a rich history and has always been at the forefront of critical societal actions and discussions. Established as a working-class neighborhood, Hough welcomed individuals with different economic and class backgrounds. Hough became widely known in the 1960s as a center of civil rights uprisings, and Hough became the epicenter of mass foreclosing and vacancies in 2008. After several years of hardships, Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood is using innovative sustainability strategies to reinvigorate the community. Vacancy in the community is seen as an opportunity to restabilize and invest in the area, its people, and its culture.

The session will profile three high-profile unique sustainable projects in Hough: • The University Hospital Women’s and Children’s Pavilion. As the first LEED Platinum healthcare project in the State of Ohio, the facility is improving health outcomes in a neighborhood that previously experienced the highest infant mortality rates in the country. Design features are integrated into the facility to decrease the facility’s carbon footprint and promote long-term resilience. • Cleveland Public Library’s new Hough Branch. The new Cleveland Public Library branch is seeking LEED silver certification with seamless integration of the branch into the community through multi-modal connections, making stormwater management system into a centerpiece of a reading garden, and having ongoing community engagement and dialogue. • Chateau Hough: The only urban vineyard in the United States built on land reclaimed from vacant structures by a resident of Hough. Chateau Hough has been credited as the first project in Cleveland to successfully convert vacancy into opportunity while yielding a profit. Through these stories, we look forward to engaging the DesignColumbus audience in a conversation of the opportunities of vacancy to restabilize a community for the benefit of its citizens and culture while underlining that social equity is critical for project success.

https://vimeo.com/607985315

1:30pm

303 Columbus Apartments Case Study: Driving Density Through Innovative Unit Design and Contemporary Amenities

The new 228,000 sf mixed-use student housing project at 76 East Ninth Avenue in Columbus, Ohio, officially broke ground in late September and has an anticipated opening date in summer 2023.

1 GBCI CE, 1 AIA LU/HSW

In his presentation, Brett Rhode, the Founding Director of Rhode Partners, will explore how innovative unity design and contemporary amenities drive density using the studio’s Columbus Apartments as a case study. The new 228,000 sf mixed-use student housing project at 76 East Ninth Avenue in Columbus, Ohio, officially broke ground in late September and has an anticipated opening date in summer 2023. As respected leaders in residential design, Rhode Partners’ project represents the firm’s third student housing building in the city. Situated in Columbus’ vibrant university district, the apartments provide tenants with modern amenities such as a community café, gym, and study area, as well as walkable access to the Ohio State University campus.

The five-story, 143-unit residence features floor plans ranging from studios to five bedrooms, each outfitted with contemporary fixtures and finishes. Rhode Partners designed the ground floor walk-up units on East Ninth Avenue to enhance the pedestrian experience and relate to the existing neighborhood to help fortify the importance of the site’s position within the campus’ corridor. The building is projected to have a 1-star NGBS green labeling, and the façade of brick, metal paneling, and wood cladding is punctuated by large picture windows.

1:30pm

304 Three Lenses of Health & Materials

Joey Shea joined Interface in 2018. As manager of mission activation, he relies on his background in the environmental nonprofit sector to share how Interface pursues business success and deep sustainability impact at the same time. Collaboration and collective impact are at the heart of our approach to Climate Take Back, the business plan to reverse global warming, and Joey’s job is to get as many people excited to take on the challenge as possible. He currently serves on the advisory board for the Lifecycle Building Center, Atlanta’s leading building material reuse nonprofit; and as a board member for ChattahoocheeNOW, an organization dedicated to revitalizing and unlocking the potential of the Chattahoochee River that flows through north Georgia.

This presentation offers a more holistic approach to material evaluation – the Three Lenses of Health & Materials.

1 GBCI CE, 1 AIA LU, 1 IDCEC CE

This course is packed with information that will further the participants’ understanding of sustainability criteria. Taking a full life cycle approach to building products, from design to end of life, the course discusses a holistic approach to evaluating a product’s sustainability attributes. The Three Lenses framework goes beyond product certifications. The first lens, Embodied Carbon, focuses on the product’s impact on climate change; the second, Green Chemistry, looks at the product’s impact
on human health; and finally Circular Economy evaluates the product’s impact on resource use and waste. This approach can allow specifiers to find creative solutions that improve the health, safety and welfare for the product, material, occupants, and the built environment.

What makes a product or material “healthy” or “sustainable?” This presentation offers a more holistic approach to material evaluation – the Three Lenses of Health & Materials. Each lens examines a key impact of building products on our health and the environment: embodied carbon, green chemistry, and circular economy. In addition to identifying these impacts, this course offers questions we can ask to move the market toward better products for ourselves, our clients, and the world.

3:00pm

401 Fairwood Commons: An Affordable LEED Platinum Passive House

Learn how Fairwood Commons, Ohio’s first Multifamily Passive House, was able to achieve its sustainability targets within the tight constraints of affordable housing.

1 GBCI CE LEED HOMES, 1 AIA LU/HSW

Fairwood Commons is an affordable senior living community in Columbus, Ohio. The project is the first multifamily Passive House in Ohio, and also earned LEED for Homes Platinum, Energy Star, Zero Energy Ready Homes, and Indoor AirPLUS certifications. It was named Green Building of the Year in 2020 by the Ohio USGBC.

This presentation discusses the synergies between LEED for Homes and Passive House certification, and explores the strategies utilized to meet the project’s ambitious goals on budget, including a truly integrative design process, use of off-the-shelf materials, and construction-stage testing and verification. The project earned 26.5 out of 34 points for energy performance based on a 63% reduction in energy use; and earned 17 out of 21 points in Indoor Environmental Quality because of Indoor AirPLUS certification. This presentation will review the envelope design and systems that were used to achieve these goals within the project’s budget.

https://solconsults.com/projects/fairwood-commons

3:00pm

402 Case Study from a new University research building in Wooster, OH

Can a lab building located on a rural campus achieve LEED certification?

1 GBCI LEED specific BD+C CE, 1 AIA LU/HSW

The Ohio State University is committed to addressing sustainability in the design of all new construction and substantial renovations of existing buildings and structures.  This project, a new 60,000 S.F. research building located on a rural campus tested the design team, University and Construction Manager to make the right choices to obtain LEED certification while not compromising the budget to do so. Join key members of the design team in this presentation to review the project, site constraints and how the team moved forward to meet the University’s needs in reaching a measurable LEED certification. https://hasenstabinc.com/

3:00pm

403 Might as WELL: A College's Vision to Make Student Wellness a Priority

AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Associate Principal, Higher Education, Chicago

Principal, Sr. Interior Designer, DesignGroup

The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine's vision for holistic health resulted in a world-class education facility seeking WELL certification which supports a newly-branded curriculum focused on enhancing health and wellness of the students as they journey through the demand of medical education.

1 GBCI CE, 1 AIA LU/HSW, WELL

The new Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (HCOM) at the Ohio University Athens Campus represents a fundamental change in the way people learn and work, while extending the boundaries of modern medical education. The three pillars of holistic health — mind, body, and spirit — are fundamental to the building design, expressed beautifully through the facility’s openness, infusion of light, and focus on wellness that encourages greater connections between individuals and supports healthy daily habits.

Perkins&Will and DesignGroup partnered with HCOM to deliver a flexible facility that supports the college’s new Pathways to Wellness curriculum and anticipates emerging learning technologies. The new, 120,000 SF facility is on target to become the first WELL Building Certified college of osteopathic medicine in the nation. The presentation will share key takeaways in designing a new WELL facility from start to finish and highlight the role of the Owner in achieving certification.

https://designgroup.us.com/work/education-medical-education/heritage-college-osteopathic-medicine

3:00pm

404 Next Generation Green Building: Connecting People & Place

 Alexis GerhartAlexis is an Interior Designer focused on making a positive impact on both people and the environment. Her continued commitment to material transparency has led her to focus on advocating for professionals acknowledge the highly influential nature of our field. As a board member for IIDA (International Interior Design Association) she talks to other like-minded individuals or groups and focuses on advancing mindfulness in material selection from the traditional aesthetics and durability to human health and environmental impact.

1 GBCI LEED specific BD+C & ID+C, 1 AIA LU/HSW, 1 IDCEC CE