You are invited to a joint AIA/WCA education and networking session on Wednesday, May 15th beginning at the U of M Art & Architecture Building and ending at Pierpont Commons. The event will feature presentations, tours of two recent U of M projects, and will conclude with a networking session with free appetizers and two complimentary drink tickets per person.
4 HSW CE credits available for Architects
12:30 Arrival and check in at Taubman College of Architecture, near auditorium
12:45 Presentation – U of M Taubman College of Architecture Addition, Kevin Marshall, IDS, Paul Yambor, The Christman Company
1:00 Presentation – U of M Gerstacker Grove Project, Joe Vig and Marty Lewis, JS Vig Construction
1:15 Tour of U of M Taubman College of Architecture Project, with presenters
2:00 Tour of U of M Gerstacker Grove Project, with presenters
2:45 Move to Pierpont Commons
3:00 Presentation – Understanding the WELL way to Thrive; Better buildings for Healthier People, Anne Cox, WELL AP, HKS
4:00 Presentation – Designing for Outcomes- Can Design “really” improve health & wellness? Let’s look at the proof, Dr. Upali Nanda, HKS and U of M
5:00 Networking (appetizers + 2 complimentary drink tickets)
Understanding the WELL way to Thrive; Better buildings for healthier people
Anne M. Cox, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP
This will be an introduction to the WELL Building Certification system, Version 2.0. The instructor will explain the seven certification components of air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind that comprise the WELL certification process. Scoring, component point values and project implementation strategies will be discussed during the presentation. Case studies of completed projects will be reviewed. Course attendees will participate in exercises to investigate ways to implement WELL strategies into the built environment.
Designing for Outcomes- Can Design “really” improve health & wellness? Let’s look at the proof
Speaker: Dr. Upali Nanda, Director of Research HKS, Associate Professor of Practice, UM Taubman College of Architecture
A compelling body of evidence suggests that the built environment has a measurable impact on human health and wellness. As we see an increasing spotlight on health & wellness initiatives in our industry, it is difficult t tell fact from fluff and trend from substance. In this presentation we will look at the evidence-base and take a scientific approach to design innovation.