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101 Catching Up Columbus
Erin Reilly-Sanders has a Bachelor of Arts from Miami University and a Master from the Ohio State University (OSU) in Architecture. At Wiencek + Zavos Architects in Gaithersburg, MD, Erin contributed to education, low-income multi-residential, and commercial projects in between her undergraduate coursework. While working on her master degree, Erin headed the architectural part of the 2009 Solar Decathlon Team as the Fabrications Project Manager. This two-year project constructing a 600 square foot solar powered house culminated in a two week showcase on the National Mall in Washington, DC while competing in ten competitions. Since 2010, Erin has been an architect at Feinknopf Macioce Schappa Architects, BDT Architects and Designers, and is now a Project Architect at Schooley Caldwell. During this time period, she also completed her PhD in Education at OSU. Her doctoral work bridged between education and architecture by looking at how depictions of houses in children’s picture books affect our ideas of residential architecture. She is currently the Chair of the AIA Columbus Committee on the Environment (COTE).
Central Ohioans have a long way to go to becoming good environmental stewards- how are we doing now and what can we do to close the gap?
Where is Columbus in the great race, or rather slow plod, towards sustainability? Information about current initiatives in sustainability and general support within the Central Ohio region provide some different ways of assessing how good our community is at being environmental stewards. Demonstrated by AIA’s revised Code of Ethics and AIA National Committee on the Environment (COTE)’s support of the 9/20/19 Climate Strike, one of the big questions in the field of architecture is how to be a sustainable professional. Furthermore, AIA Columbus COTE is in the process of surveying sustainable practices for architecture firms in order to create a benchmark for the Central Ohio region. This initiative hopes to provide resources for filling in the gaps between typical practice and practice of architecture that will meet the AIA 2030 challenge. This session will explore these events as well as climate opinion data (Marlon et al, 2019) as different measures of sustainability. Given the greater contexts of the country, world, and climate change science, understanding where we stand is crucial to making the changes necessary to meeting our future on the best terms possible. The session will conclude with identifying ways in which we can work as individuals and organizations to address the challenge of being sustainable.
102 The Game of Zones: Using Gaming Theory to Explain Commissioning Paths
Using a fun and interactive board game, attendees get to play through different phases (i.e. “Zones”) of a new construction project.
103 Higher Education Challenges and Opportunities & The Future of Energy Infrastructure
This presentation will explore the challenges and opportunities facing higher education institutions as they attempt to balance the need to modernize critical energy and building infrastructure while also achieving campus sustainability goals and high performance environments for campus stakeholders.
104 Design with Responsibility
As a flooring industry expert, Tim Conway is focused on the positive affects that sustainable flooring products have on our buildings, and more importantly, the people that occupy and live in the spaces we design. Tim has worked closely with Bill McDonough and the internal team at Shaw for the past twelve years developing and maintaining Shaw’s Cradle to Cradle certifications, HPDs and EPDs. His unique role at Shaw enables him to drive the communication between clients’ requirements and the product development team at Shaw. He has presented at GreenBuild, Living Future, and Design Future Council and has been an integral part in the development of healthy carpet specifications for clients all over the world.
Tim is passionate about collaborating with clients to develop flooring specifications that are safe throughout a product’s entire supply chain, from raw material chemical building blocks to end of life replication. He has a unique ability to translate complex systems like Cradle to Cradle and HPDs into simple stories that empower change and deliver buildings that have a positive impact to our people and our planet.
How can Columbus join the Global Design Movement to support the health and wellness of building materials.
How can manufactures and design professionals collaborate to address the global challenge we have to the health and wellness of our planet and our population through the building materials that we specify? This session will show how the our industry is moving to from building material transparency into understanding building material carbon,health, and wellness impacts. This will be explained thorough the following industry programs like LEED v4.1, WELL, LBC, as well as new national programs like the Healthcare Without Harm Healthy Hospital Initiative and the Harvard Healthy Campus Initiative. We will also show how industry programs like Mindful Materials, Brightside Materials tool, and the LP 50 (Living Product 50) will help simplify this work.
201 Mitchell Hall: Servin’ Up Student Success with a Side of Sustainability
Columbus State’s new Mitchell Hall delivers leading-edge culinary education with intentional sustainable practices from curriculum to program and design.
202 Sustainable Historic Preservation
Joe has been working in the field of Architecture for nearly two decades, joining Berardi Partners Inc. in 2008 alongside the firm’s founding Partner and Uncle, George Berardi. Joe’s primary focus includes project management of various building types, conceptual design planning, program development, project quality control, historic renovations and green/energy efficient design methodologies.
Since joining the firm, Joe has become the office liaison with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and the National Park Service (NPS). As a result, Joe has developed an expertise in the State Historic Tax Credit process with numerous published articles pertaining to the benefits of the State HTC program.
As a resident of historic Over-the-Rhine (OTR), Mr. Rathod has promoted green historic preservation since 2005. He spearheaded the residential component of the 2008 Green Historic Study by Over-the-Rhine Foundation which explored synergies and conflicts between historic preservations and green renovations. This study led to a life-cycle analysis demonstrating the environmental benefits of renovating historic buildings versus building new. His firm recently earned first place in the Over-the-Rhine Infill Design Competition.
Dan’s industry experience includes various types of construction projects in residential, retail/mixed-use, auto dealerships, hospitality, and industrial. His most recent work for Cleveland Construction includes the management of the new construction of a multi-building CarMax Auto Superstore on a 16-acre site in Raleigh, North Carolina, the renovation and rebranding of a 219-room Holiday Inn Express in Fort Belvoir, and the construction management of a Tanger Outlet Center located north of Columbus in Sunbury, Ohio.
Dan received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Bowling Green State University in Construction Management and Architecture and is an active member of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA), OSHA 30-Hour Safety Training Course and is a LEED® Accredited Professional.
In this panel discussion, attendees will gain insight through the presentation of various case studies that explore the intersection of preservation and sustainability.
Our expert panel with representatives from the architecture, construction and energy design industry will draw upon past projects to illustrate a holistic approach to sustainable historic preservation. Having worked together as a team to revitalize the historic fabric of downtown Cleveland including the Halle Building, Residences at 668, East Ohio, the Hanna Building, and the Leader Building, this panel understands the solutions necessary to meet both Historic and Sustainability requirements. Navigating the Historic Tax Credit process while striving to meet LEED standards requires innovation and the ability to infuse historic projects with green building technologies. In this presentation, our team will outline several strategies to develop a green building while maintaining the building’s vital historic features.
203 Creating Space for Change: How The Ohio State University is Changing College Campus’ Response to Mental Health through Design for [WELL]-being
Designed to become the first WELL certified building at The Ohio State University, the expansion to Newton Hall will serve as a laboratory for how college campuses can better support mental wellness through attention to aspects of the physical environment.
204 Designed for Life: Methods for Optimizing Human Performance
Explore how Well concepts and brain science can influence design decisions and bring about more purposeful spaces that are designed for all life.
301 26 E Park Drive: Floodway Constraints Lead to Creativity
A principal at BDT Architects & Designers, Don has designed in the United States and abroad since 1998, with projects ranging from large retail to medical to higher education. He has a Master of Architecture from Miami University and a Bachelor of Architecture from The Ohio State University. Don lives on a farm in Athens, Ohio with his wife and dogs.
The design of an 18,000 square foot medical/professional building meets stringent floodway requirements yet adheres to modern architecture principles.
26 E Park Drive is an 18,000 square foot medical/professional office building located in Athens, Ohio. The project won a 2019 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Columbus Chapter merit award in the “large project” category for its creative response to the building’s site: the floodplain of the Hocking River. The design meets FEMA’s “ﬂoodway” deﬁnition, a designation even more stringent than “floodplain.” It is raised on 42 concrete piers to permit ﬂood waters to ﬂow through the building site. The Athens Planning Commission granted a variance to build on the delicate site based on BDT Architects & Designers’ minimally invasive design. The aesthetics of 26 E Park were derived from the site’s practical requirements yet adhere to modern architecture principles. Design features include a dramatically curving roof, shiplap cedar siding and full-height windows. Clerestory lites that run the entire south length of the mezzanine level contribute to the building’s passive solar design, warming the interior in the winter and daylighting workspaces.
302 Midwest Mixed-Use
With 11 years of experience in Seattle and six years in Shanghai, Daniel Ayars has become a design leader in mixed-use developments around the world. Now based in Columbus, he is building an international commercial practice with a local presence in Central Ohio.
As the design leader for NBBJ’s Shanghai office, he integrated urban design, planning, landscape and architecture to deliver large-scale mixed-use developments at high quality despite tight schedules. This has given him an insight into how live-work-play environments influence the urban realm beyond the boundaries of their given sites. While leading the Shanghai studio he focused the design culture around computation and data-driven design.
The Future of Mixed-Use development in the Midwest.
With Rising prices for land and need for more density the Midwest is leading the way with innovative approaches to Mixed-use Development. We will review projects from 250 High Street, 80 on the commons, Gravity and Market Tower. Each taking a different approach to Design, Mix and Sustainability. Each of these projects being a TRUE Mixed-use with office, residential, retail and hotels. Mixed-use projects make our cities more sustainable by bringing 24 hour activity to our cities.
303 Mid-Century Engineering Lab Renovation/Addition: An Energy-Efficient Model
Mike was the kid who loved buildings. He talked about them, took pictures of them, and built them out of Legos. But it was at a junior-high leadership camp at Saint John’s University that Mike’s eyes were opened to the impact that a building can have on a place. He was struck by the way the unusual and experimental beauty of Marcel Breuer’s modern Abbey Church made Saint John’s campus feel so different from any other place he’d been.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Notre Dame, and his Master of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a registered architect in Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, but his projects have taken him all over the country and the world. In his 35 years of experience he has become particularly skilled at building relationships, ensuring smooth project delivery, and leading highly complex projects for educational, civic, and corporate institutions.
Greg Tamborino, Senior Associate, Senior Project Architect, joined Perkins and Will in 2005 and has over 20 years of professional experience collaborating on a wide range of project types including high-rise mixed-use and residential development, corporate/commercial/civic, healthcare, K-12, and higher education. His design skill and technical expertise allow him to advance complex and demanding projects in all phases of design and construction.
Laura enjoys understanding what a client’s challenges are in order to provide solutions that meet them. Clients have stated that they like working with Laura because she will carefully explain why she might suggest they do something differently in a way that meets their specific needs. Laura learns something new on every project – there is always something different and interesting to learn, whether it’s about the client’s operational side or from the researchers that bring their viewpoints.
As a result of her heavy concentration on research facilities, Laura has developed a critical mass of knowledge about their specialty spaces, such as vivariums and clean rooms. She regularly speaks at the annual AALAS Conference about the newest trends in vivarium design evolving around energy and water efficiencies.
This program will discuss strategies to sustainably improve aging engineering and research buildings on college campuses.
Creating a sustainable, energy-efficient building expansion/renovation has become one of the most important goals of Phase 1 of the Ohio State University Advanced Materials Corridor project. The project can be considered an instructive prototype for improving the many aging engineering and research buildings throughout Ohio and the Midwest. The Mars G. Fontana Laboratories, currently under construction at a prominent location on The Ohio State University’s main campus, is a complete renovation and large addition to a 1960s lab building. When completed, it will be a 127,000 SF biomedical and materials engineering building. It is the first phase of the Biomedical and Materials Engineering Complex, which will be an interconnected series of existing renovated buildings and new construction providing efficient teaching and research spaces. As a result of co-locating two highly ranked engineering departments, the new lab has been designed to a high level of operational and energy efficiency. Pursuing a goal of LEED Silver, the predicted EUI of 190 kbtu/sf/yr results in an energy savings exceeding 40% when compared to national benchmarks for the building type. In recognition of water as a valuable resource the users were educated about the impacts of cooling scientific equipment with once-through domestic water and opted for a process chilled water system to meet the scientific equipment needs.
304 Is a WELL Platinum renovation with a Tight Budget possible? You Betcha!
Yasha Ogg is an interior designer, speaker, and advocate for healthy, sustainable building design, both interior and exterior. As a WELL faculty, Yasha leads the movement to improve health and well-being in buildings and communities across the world. Using his expertise in WELL, Fitwel, LEED and Living Building along with industry research, Yasha strives to create healthy, productive environments for building occupants through the design of sustainable human-centric spaces.
With a background in higher education campuses, laboratory facilities, multi-family housing, and medical office buildings, Yasha understands that the well-being of employees directly impacts the bottom line of businesses. As such, he enjoys working directly with end users to understand their needs to make their businesses successful and productive.
Dawn provides leadership and strategic management for Enriching Spaces, a certified woman owned company specializing in the design and project management of inspired workspaces for business, learning and healthcare environments.
Enriching Spaces partners with the most respected global leaders in developing sustainable human-centered solutions including: Herman Miller, OFS Brands, Exemplis, Vitra and Interface. Enriching Spaces services customers regionally and nationwide.
WELL Building principles inform our designs, selections and culture. In our own showroom and studio, the images, textures and patterns of nature inspire a variety of spaces that nurture community, creative thinking and well-being.
Dawn’s interests include the study of environmental psychology, WELL Building, Biomimicry, Biophilia, Feng Shui, Vastu, Sacred Geometry and other forms of Nature Inspired Design.
Witness the trials and tribulations of pursuing the WELL Platinum dream on a tight office budget.
401 From Private to Public: Reclaiming Euclid’s Waterfront
Allison Lukacsy-Love is a licensed Architect with a professional degree from Carnegie Mellon University. She previously worked as a Project Manager with Geis Companies and StudioTECHNE Architects in Cleveland in addition to architecture firms in Pittsburgh and Shanghai. Allison is nationally recognized for her temporary and permanent public art installations that partner with non-profits to advance a social cause. Allison currently serves on the Cleveland Leadership Center’s Leadership Council, as the Chair of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank’s Young Professionals Council, the Alliance for the Great Lakes
Jason’s portfolio includes award-winning projects built on community engagement and responsive to the unique ecological, environmental and cultural frameworks. Jason regularly speaks at conferences nationwide and is sought out as a resource to help waterfront communities advance strategies that build partnerships and attract funding that help get projects built. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Once recognized as the birthplace of zoning due to its role in the landmark zoning case of ‘Euclid v. Ambler Realty’, this community now stands poised to achieve national acclaim for this innovative, precedent-setting public access project.
In 2009, the Euclid Waterfront Improvement Plan established a $30M vision for the city’s Lake Erie shoreline, of which only six percent was publicly accessible. Through a public consensus-building process, the first phase of improvements – a fishing pier and ADA-accessible trails linking the lakefront to downtown – were constructed in 2013. Phase II is currently under construction, featuring a three-quarter mile public all-purpose trail at the water’s edge, erosion mitigation, shoreline stabilization and habitat/beach reclamation, providing for environmental tourism and recreational opportunities. This milestone represents a decade public-private partnerships to bring from concept to reality one of the longest coastal projects permitted by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Through land donations and easement agreements from nearly 100 land owners, the vision reinforces regional goals for healthy communities and sets a precedent for catalytic economic development along Lake Erie. Euclid is the 17th largest city in Ohio, with a diverse population. Historically, the lakefront was publicly accessible, but a 20th-century housing and industrial boom changed the landscape. Now, the city is reclaiming its best natural asset for the benefit of all. This project is positioned to transform not only the deteriorating shoreline and natural habitats of Lake Erie, but to elevate property values, quality of life and overall attractiveness of the lakefront city to new investment, and to serve as a model for other lakefront communities.
402 Existing Buildings (Can Be) Green Buildings
Working with a building’s existing assets, whether it be large windows and high ceilings or an urban site and existing mechanical pathways, can result in a sustainable building.
Existing buildings may not be built with the latest and greatest insulation, air barriers, and other newer technologies but they provide a ready stock for sustainable construction. The former Lazarus department store, Clinton Elementary School, and OSU South Campus Highrises are all very different types of buildings built at different times but have one thing in common – they are all certified LEED gold. This course will examine how working with a building’s existing assets, whether it be the large windows and high ceilings or urban sites and existing mechanical pathways, can result in a sustainable building. Accounting for the benefits of historic preservation and adaptive reuse, the concept of embodied energy helps quantify benefits of using materials longer. These buildings are also typically in ideal locations for development – their incorporation into urban fabric lands all the benefits of existing utilities and public transportation. One concern one might have is how to update the buildings to be more energy efficient without disturbing the historic fabric. We’ll review some best tips for context-appropriate renovation.
403 From LEED Gold to NetZero: A Practical Approach to Getting There
As a Senior Project Administrator, Bryan is responsible for energy analysis, energy auditing, and is a leader numerous sustainability and health/wellness projects in the built environment. He is credentialed as a WELL APTM, LEED AP® BD+C, TRUE Advisor, and Fitwel Ambassador.
Bryan’s leadership and experience has been integral to energy projects that to-date have paid over $4M in utility incentives to HEAPY clients and supported the fundamental design and construction of facilities that contribute to a more resilient and sustainable society. His responsibilities include leading the HEAPY Energy team in Southwest Ohio and Indianapolis. He has served as the President of Dayton ASHRAE (2018-2019) and is the current Chair of the Southwest Ohio Regional Leadership Team for USGBC Ohio.
This presentation demonstrate how Net Zero Energy can be achieved in a typical public school building.
The speakers will introduce a real OH school project that has achieved LEED Gold. They will show and step by step process to achieving Net Zero with the same building program showing budget, schedule, and maintenance impacts to the project. The presentation will include: Improved orientation and site design; Improved the building envelope design including increased insultation in walls, roofs, and foundation; Improved systems design including more efficient alternatives; Improved evaluation of improvements; Creating the balance of needed energy with renewable sources; Proving it over a one-year application; Calculate pay back cycle and return on your investment.
404 Tackling Transparency
In her role at Moody Nolan, Lindsey is responsible for facilitating integrated design processes to advance project goals, client values, and firmwide commitments associated with sustainability, health and wellness. With over 10 years of experience converging the worlds of technology, design, and sustainability, she leverages a diverse professional background and global education to advance internal early design processes and facilitate multi-disciplinary stakeholder discussions. Lindsey is a representative to the AIA Large Firm Roundtable’s Sustainable Design Leader and a key strategist for Moody Nolan’s AIA 2030 Commitment goals.
Alexis 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.
This presentation demonstrate how Net Zero Energy can be achieved in a typical public school building.
LEEDv4 has introduced new concepts for furthering material selection to support stronger health and environmental outcomes. While some view these concepts This session focuses on defining key concepts related to material transparency and exploring different strategies for having related conversations with clients. We will also explore strategies to ensure successful implementation of healthy, environmentally responsible materials in projects, both certified and not.