Meeting the Architecture 2030 Challenge: Reimagine Structure

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Meeting the Architecture 2030 Challenge: Reimagine Structure

February 24, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm EST


Exploring concepts for integrating enclosure and structure to reduce embodied energy in the built environment. AIA/CES 3.0 LU|HSW

Event Program

8:00 AM – Registration Opens (refreshments offered)

8:30-8:45 AM – Introduction by Gary Higbee, AIA, Director of Industry Development, Steel Institute of New York

9:00-9:30 AM – Keynote: “The Hidden Threat: Embodied Carbon” – Edward Mazria, FAIA, Hon. FRAIC, Founder and CEO, Architecture 2030

Architecture 2030 founder and CEO Ed Mazria will deliver a riveting presentation on the road to zero emissions and the transformation underway in the U.S. He will focus on the science behind the UN Paris Agreement that sets a worldwide decarbonization target, and the global demographic changes that will set in motion massive new construction over the next two decades. He will discuss the immediate task of addressing embodied carbon in the building sector, and offer a call to arms with a particular focus on building materials.

9:30-10:00 AM – Case Studies for Reducing Embodied Energy – Hauke Jungjohann, Thornton Tomasetti

Hauke Jungjohann, leader of Thornton Tomasetti’s Façade Engineering practice for the East U.S. region, will review case studies from around the world to illustrate the different strategies employed in combatting global warming by reducing the embodied energy in high-rise building design. Hauke will discuss buildings that fully integrate the building’s skin and structural systems to provide not only environmental protection but also resistance to wind and seismic forces.

10:00-10:30 AM – Networking Break with Refreshments

10:30-11:30 AM – Panel Discussion

Moderator: Patrice Derrington, PhD, Holliday Professor and Director of the Real Estate Development Program at Columbia GSAPP

The jury of the Metals in Construction magazine 2017 Design Challenge will discuss the winner and finalists of the competition:

Lise Anne Couture, AIA, Asymptote Architecture

Michael D. Flynn, FAIA, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Hauke Jungjohann Thornton Tomasetti

Craig Schwitter, PE, BuroHappold Engineering

Marc Simmons, BArch, BES, of Front Inc.

11:30-12:00 PM – Awarding the grand prize for the Metals in Construction 2017 Design Challenge

In the culminating event of its 2017 design challenge, Metals in Construction magazine will announce the decision it reached, with the support of the jury, regarding the award of the grand prize. The jury and the moderator will remain onstage to present the awards to the finalists and respond to questions from the audience.

Closing Remarks

An announcement by the publisher of Metals in Construction about the magazine’s upcoming 2018 Design Challenge. Next year’s challenge will be sponsored by the Ornamental Metal Institute of New York, which together with the Steel Institute of New York has published Metals in Construction for the New York design and construction industry since 1972


February 24, 2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
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