Thursday, March 23, 2023

AIA Connecticut


2023 Sustainable Architecture Month

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Resilience, Ecology, and Access
at the Water's Edge

April 5 | 3pm

During this presentation, we will provide a summary of the WEDG (Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines) standards, their relevance to functioning waterfronts, and explore ways in which city and state agencies can utilize them to influence waterfront development.

What Will a Future Sustainable CT Look Like?

April 13 | 3pm

We invite you to attend this virtual event where you can hear from David H. Barkin, FAIA, and Laura Cruikshank, FAIA, as they discuss how Connecticut's state departments are collaborating towards a more environmentally conscious and sustainable future.

340 + Dixwell Hard Hat Tour:
A Mass Timber and Passive House Integrated Design

April 17 | 1pm
1.5 HSW
340 Dixwell, New Haven

The tour will showcase a development comprising of two buildings situated on a single lot, which together house 69 affordable housing units. During the tour, attendees will witness the harmonious integration of Mass Timber technology and Passive House design principles

Legislative Breakfast

April 19 | 9am
Officer's Club at the Armory, Hartford

Join us for the 2023 Architect's Legislative Update at the Officer's Club across from the LOB in Hartford for a legislative briefing from our lobbying team, a buffet breakfast, and an opportunity to meet with members of the Connecticut General Assembly. Additionally, attendees will have the chance to view AIA CT's exhibit at the Legislative Office Building, highlighting the importance of utilizing an architect.  

Torrington High School Hard Hat Tour
Hosted by CCPC

April 20 | 5pm
Submitted for AIA CE Credit
Torrington High School, Torrington

More information coming soon.

J.E.D.I. Roundtable:
Perspectives on Projects & Sustainability

April 24 | 3pm
Submitted for AIA CE Credit

Misha Semënov-Leiva, AIA and Gillian Zinser will explore how using the Design for Freedom Toolkit largely impacted the design and build of the New Canaan Library—a pilot project for the Toolkit—and how it has impacted how their companies approach sustainability.

Best Ways to Implement Sustainability in Projects

April 25 | 3pm
Submitted for AIA CE Credit

Using the Educational sector as an example, listen as Architects, Owners, Contractors, and Engineers discuss best practices and challenges when implementing sustainability into a project. The panel will explore when the best time is to adapt, and how to ensure sustainability remains a priority during the project.