Wednesday, September 21 - Thursday, September 22

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Earn up to 6 AIA HSW LU.

8:00 - 9:30 AM

Check-in & Breakfast

9:30 -9:40 AM

  • Co-Chair
    Michael Schulz, AIA
  • Dionne Darling
    VP, Brand Partnerships

9:40 - 10:00 AM

  • Christy Vera Collins
    High Performance Building Project Specialist
  • Co-Chair
    Michael Schulz, AIA

10:00 - 10:40 AM

Reducing Embodied Carbon is critical in the design of new buildings. Across all sectors of the building profession, the decisions regarding materials are critical as we further optimize and experiment at achieving net zero and climate-positive buildings. Join the conversation with a look into the award-winning Platte Fifteen and other stunning buildings that advance carbon reduction goals in the Front Range and beyond.

  • Andrew Dillenbeck, PE
  • Chris O’Hara
    Founding Principal
  • Joseph Anastasi, LEED AP BD+C
    Associate Principal
  • Alexis Feitel, P.E.
    Team Carbon Unit Director

10:40 - 11:10 AM

Methods + Materials Break

11:10 - 12:10 PM

Hear from the project team behind T3 RiNo; Hines, DLR Group and Pickard Chilton Architects will discuss the opportunities and challenges of building a hybrid timber office building. Its facade features a brick and wood aesthetic that fits perfectly into Denver’s post-industrial development. They will also focus on the pursuit of LEED Gold and WELL Certification, and the forward thinking opportunities of the T3 Program at large.

  • Jodelle Senger, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Associate
  • Michael Hensley AIA, RIBA, LEED AP, WELL AP
    Associate Prinipal
  • Alexandra Durkee
  • Moderator
    Henry Bestor

12:10 - 12:40 PM

Golden, CO is home to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), which drives the R&D that supports the building industries. Hear from Marcus Bianchi as he discusses new research produced by NREL’s building studies, which significantly enhances the resiliency, efficiency, and affordability of energy systems across the United States and the world.

  • Marcus V. A. Bianchi, Ph.D., P.E.
    Senior Research Engineer
  • Brandon Andow, PhD

12:40 - 1:30 PM

Complementary Network Lunch | Methods + Materials Break

1:30 - 2:30 PM

One River North is one of the fastest transforming areas of Denver, and MAD Architects has designed an incredible building like nothing Colorado has seen before. One River North’s biophilic design with a “green rift” at its heart brings life and intrigue to this 16 story residential building. Project Leader, Jon Kontuly,  will present on details of this soon-to-be iconic project that is MAD’s third in the U.S.

  • Jon Kontuly
    Sr. Architect
  • Co-Chair
    Michael Schulz, AIA

2:30 - 2:50 PM

Methods + Materials Gallery Break

2:50 - 3:50 PM

Located on the Social Security Administration Woodlawn Campus, the Arthur J. Altmeyer Building serves as the primary offices for the Senior Social Security Administration personnel. The building was originally constructed in 1959, and includes 10 occupied stories. Mechanical systems for much of the campus are housed in the basement, and the building features a two-story penthouse on the roof. With many of the original systems and office design still in place, the General Services Administration recognized the opportunity to update the building into a state-of-the art, high performance office to serve the Social Security Administration for generations to come. The modernization and renovation included a complete re-cladding, all-new mechanical systems, and new stairs and elevator cores. The project is targeted for a LEED Silver certification as a result of the innovative facade design by Studio NYL, SKA, and HGA, which increases the building’s energy capabilities to meet modern energy code standards.

  • Will Babbington
    Facade Design Director
  • Kate Van Nelson
    Senior Associate
  • Sarah Berseth, PE
    Mechanical Engineer
  • Brandon Andow, PhD

3:50-4:30 PM

Robin Ault and Jamie Benallo of Perkins& Will will present the design approach and materials behind of the new Parker, CO Water and Sanitation District HQ. The building’s form comprises two overlapping rings that are fully integrated into a hillside with a radial, modular facade comprised of 9 unique GFRC forms that were inspired by the archeological history of the site.

Perkins + Will says of the project:

“By envisioning a new headquarters and as a regional water leader, Parker Water and Sanitation District seeks to deliver innovation and inspire conservation as a responsible, reliable, and sustainable water provider. The administrative and maintenance-focused new facility will serve as the home for PWSD’s projected 20-year growth. The unified relocation will provide unique environmental resources fostering collaborative efforts in the application of celebrating and promoting regional water innovation to solve real-world problems, including the advocacy of sustainable water harvesting and strategies to balance energy and climate for a more sustainable future.”

  • Robin Ault, AIA LEED AP
    Design Director, Principal
  • Jamie Benallo, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
  • Co-Chair
    Michael Schulz, AIA

4:30 - 4:45PM

  • Co-Chair
    Michael Schulz, AIA
  • Dionne Darling
    VP, Brand Partnerships

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