KEYNOTE & PRESENTATIONS
Monday, April 26
8:30 AM - Monday, April 26
101 Achieving Carbon Neutrality via Adaptive Reuse
The rehabilitation of existing buildings is considered by many to be the ultimate recycling project, and focusing on historic buildings has added benefits for the larger community.
10:30 AM - Monday, April 26
102 Resiliency in Midwestern School Design
Highlights include: designing for emotional and psychological well being, implementing a campus approach to energy efficiency, and incorporating benefits of biophilia and natural playscapes all within the context of a 21st 1/2 Century school.
1:30 PM - Monday, April 26
103 Columbus Hilton Downtown Expansion Project Profile and Case Study
This presentation will focus on the challenges of designing a structure on a complex site and how the Design Team has taken advantage of the irregular site to strengthen the circulation and connectivity in and around the Hotel Destination.
North High Street and Ohio Center Way in Columbus is an elevated roadway that raises the pedestrian level of the city above the lower service and rail level. This creates a roughly pie shaped hole between the Ohio Center Way and the Convention Center. At the bottom of the hole there is Convention Center Way, a bike path, a rail line, service and egress for the Convention Center, water mains, telecommunications trunk lines, and a small piece of land. The Columbus Hilton Downtown Expansion will be on, under, over, and through all of the site complexities as we squeeze a 343 foot tall tower into the wedge. Ultimately, hotel guests that come to the hotel destination may never know what’s down there as they experience a vibrant pedestrian friendly experience on High Street, all leading to a 1000 room Hilton hotel, two premier food and beverage destinations, and 75,000 SF of meeting and conference space, all located at the Columbus Hilton Downtown.
This presentation will focus on the challenges of designing a structure on a complex site and how the Design Team has taken advantage of the irregular site to strengthen the circulation and connectivity in and around the Hotel Destination. Through the use of Building Information Modeling, the Design Team has coordinated multiple structural framing methods in order to provide the most economical structural solution for both foundations and superstructure, while also navigating the complicated surroundings. The final product will be the region’s largest hotel destination, and has been designed with sustainability as a primary goal. The presentation will outline the LEED rating system as it relates to this project and some strategies the Design Team has used to achieve our sustainability goals.
3:00 PM - Monday, April 26
104 Getting Decisions That Stick! (IDCEC)
In “Getting Decisions That Stick!” you will learn ten techniques you can use today to reduce costly changes by helping others make better-informed decisions.
Tuesday, April 27
8:30 AM - Tuesday, April 27
201 Innovation in Engineering Education at ONU
The presentation will illustrate the importance of the collaborative design process that was applied and was the basis for the project success.
10:30 AM - Tuesday, April 27
202 Biophilic Design: An Opportunity for Sustainable Healthcare Resiliency
Biophilic design has been used within healthcare settings to increase patient connectivity to the natural world.
Biophilic design has been used within healthcare settings to increase patient connectivity to the natural world. This kind of design, used at a variety of scales, has health, environmental, and economic benefits for patients and the surrounding environments, with few drawbacks. This presentation will focus on one aspect of biophilic design specifically: light. Through the lens of 2020 and what has been witnessed by many in the healthcare setting, we will dive deeper into the concepts and evolution of humans and our response to light. We will dissect the mental and emotional benefits of light and its ability to help heal. Finally, we will demonstrate ways in which these concepts can be pulled into practical application of design from both natural daylighting to artificial lighting. We feel this will help healthcare institutions to be more “resilient” as they look to the future of their healthcare environments.
Link to more background: https://designgroup.us.com/expertise/resiliency-healthcare-look-nature-q-and-judith-heerwagen
3:00 PM - Wednesday, April 28
204 Universal Education: Key Design Factors in Therapeutic, Inclusive, and High Performance Spaces
Explore how Well concepts and brain science can influence design decisions and bring about more purposeful spaces that are designed for all life.
Presenters will engage the audience with our research on therapeutic, inclusive, and high performance educational environments. We will share data and architectural implications on nine approaches including health intelligence and consultation, assistive technologies and adaptive education process, teachers and staff wellness, visual balance and color, movement, nutrition, natural lighting, artificial lighting, and acoustics. Examples of each approach will be demonstrated in high performance educational facilities in Ohio and across the Midwest.
Wednesday, April 28
8:30 AM - Wednesday, April 28
301 Quarry Trails
Quarry Trails will be a neighborhood inside of a natural, unmanicured, park. The park will be the foremost defining feature and amenity of the development. This is accomplished through a partnership formed with the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks.
Quarry Trails will be a neighborhood inside of a natural, unmanicured, park. The park will be the foremost defining feature and amenity of the development. This is accomplished through a partnership formed with the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks. While the development will gain an amenity, the Metro Park will receive the benefit of access and utilities to the park; critical, and expensive, infrastructure.
Altogether, the Quarry Trails site is ±607-acres. The development will occur on a ±80-acre parcel comprising the southern edge of the site. Metro Parks owns ±180-acres directly west and north from the Wagenbrenner’s parcel, encompassing the development in parkland.
Until June of 1974, portions of the former limestone quarry were used as a solid waste landfill. The remediation of the former landfill is being completed pursuant to plans approved by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency through their Voluntary Action Program (VAP). When the remediation is complete, the site will receive a No Further Action letter (NFA) and a Covenant Not to Sue (CNS).
Wagenbrenner’s plan is to create the experience that the development is an extension of the park itself. To do so, Wagenbrenner is developing a nature complementing architectural style that takes advantage of local building materials to create a “rocky prairie landscape” style. Further, Wagenbrenner is actively planning and designing the development with “green” features in mind. Possible features include energy efficient homes, ecological stormwater management, and native landscape plantings.
Phase 1 of the development is ±26-acres (this is inside of the ±80-acre parcel). It includes a downtown area and multiple residential blocks. The downtown area is comprised of several uses including; a ±40,000 square foot office building; up to 20,000 square feet of retail; a 10,000 square foot community center; and ±300 apartment units. The for-sale residential blocks contain; 72 condo flats; 28 townhomes; and 45 detached homes.
Homeowners, office tenants, and retail customers will be able to walk out the door and visit a 60-foot waterfall, rock climb on a 160-foot vertical rock face, hike over 2-miles of river front trails, and much more.
10:30 AM - Wednesday, April 28
302 Integrating Health & Wellbeing into the Foundation of the Built Environment (IDCEC)
Using the WELL building standard as the main catalyst, this course examines the number of ways buildings have an impact on occupant wellbeing through design, quality of space, products as well as the benefits and the types of effects it creates.
This course discusses built environment and its impact on human health and wellbeing. With the increased awareness and rapidly growing focus on health and wellness, there is data and research that proves the impact buildings can have on human health. It is also important to understand the true meaning of overall wellbeing. Using the WELL building standard as the main catalyst, this course examines the number of ways buildings have an impact on occupant wellbeing through design, quality of space, products as well as the benefits and the types of effects it creates. It also addresses the 10 new concepts of the WELLv2 and how those patterns are incorporated into products and architectural design. Additionally, the course focuses on understanding how green building and healthy building complement each other and are important to realize true benefits of holistic sustainability.
1:30 PM - Wednesday, April 28
303 Scarlet, Gray & Green - Exploring Sustainable Excellence in OSU's Athletic District
Explore the new Covelli Arena and Ty Tucker Tennis facilities with Executive Associate Athletic Director, Mike Penner, and the Moody Nolan Team.
Explore the new Covelli Arena and Ty Tucker Tennis facilities with Executive Associate Athletic Director, Mike Penner, and the Moody Nolan Team. We will discuss how sustainable design has been implemented both at the project level and from a master planning effort, as well as highlight how this correlates to industry-wide patterns and trends in sustainability, health and wellness.
3:00 PM - Wednesday, April 28
304 Preserving and Sharing Ohio’s Stories: Modern Trends in Museum Curation
This presentation is an opportunity to learn behind-the-scenes programming of collections management in museum collections storage facilities and the strict building design requirements to curate, preserve and restore priceless collections.
This presentation is an opportunity to learn behind-the-scenes programming of collections management in museum collections storage facilities and the strict building design requirements to curate, preserve and restore priceless collections. This presentation will showcase the new Ohio History Connection storage facility as a deep dive into the environmental needs and building systems design guidelines for this building type.
Located on the grounds of the Ohio History Center, this building will include many sustainable building features, a few of which are being sited to preserve the historical heritage of the existing Center and historic site plan, access to public transit, water efficiency, and indoor environmental quality.
Thursday, April 29
8:30 AM - Thursday, April 29
401 EMS Station 51: Athens County's First Net-Zero Building
The design of Station 51 meets several objectives. It provides a state-of-the-art, highly functional facility for emergency services in an underserved geographic area while being the first in the county to fulfill the high standards of net-zero building.
This new construction project provides Athens County EMS with a new 8,700 SF station. Their previous station, a rented building on West Union Street in Athens, suffered from inadequate space and maintenance issues. The newly constructed facility comprises EMS offices, training room, kitchen/dining area, crew quarters, and a 3-bay garage. 2,262 SF of solar panels are housed on the south-facing sloped roof.
The design of Station 51 meets several objectives. It provides a state-of-the-art, highly functional facility for emergency services in an underserved geographic area while being the first in the county to fulfill the high standards of net-zero building. Net-zero structures consume no energy beyond that which can be produced on site using a combination of energy efficiency and renewable energy generation. It was constructed on a limited budget; the final cost of the building was only 5 percent greater than the estimated cost of standard construction for an equivalent structure. The project brought jobs to its Appalachian locale, using exclusively local contractors. Station 51 exemplifies how small-scale, local projects can nevertheless lead the way in the pursuit of national sustainability goals, serving as a model not only for Athens County but for the nation as a whole. With Station 51, BDT hopes to set a precedent to inspire future sustainable development in this largely rural area. This project is in alignment with the broader goal of Athens County to become a leader in sustainable design.
10:30 AM - Thursday, April 29
402 Lakeland Community College Campus Transformation: An Integrated Learning Environment
This LEED Gold development is unique both in the way interior and exterior learning spaces are seamlessly integrated and for it's building envelope design.
Lakeland Community College is transforming its approach to providing education to a predominately commuter based student population. The College embarked on a journey to transform its 400-acre car-oriented suburban campus through the development of a Learning Environments Master Plan, authored by AECOM. The driving force behind this transformation was shaped by the commuter centric nature of the College which lacked the informal and passive benefits of residual learning, networking, and collaborating that occurs beyond the classroom walls. The Learning Environments Plan, in conjunction with the Health Technologies Building, addition and renovation moves the College beyond the notion that students must learn in a classroom. This new vision removes cars from the campus core and creates the opportunity for collaboration in newly created outdoor leaning environments. The plan is underpinned by sustainable design principles that are highlighted throughout the building and landscape for the purposes of interpretation and education. This LEED Gold development is unique both in the way interior and exterior learning spaces are seamlessly integrated and for it’s building envelope design. An experimental rooftop greenhouse, geothermal energy production, and the largest green roof in Lake County are some highlight features.
1:30 PM - Thursday, April 29
403 Virtual Reality in Architecture
The panel will discuss how Virtual Reality Platforms assist business owners, community leaders, architects, planners, interior designers, and the public to be immersed into a building and its surroundings to interact and understand proposed development.
3:00 PM - Thursday, April 29
404 Trends Influencing the Future Workplace (IDCEC)
Customer Learning Program featuring key trends impacting the future design of the work environment.
Customer Learning Program featuring key trends impacting the future design of the work environment. This CEU will seek to give an overview of the current insights and trends in (STEEP strategy model) categories of social, technology, environmental, economic and political. This CEU will seek to give an overview of the current insights and trends in (STEEP strategy model) categories of social, technology, environmental, economic and political.