Archinect - Advancing Sustainability Symposium 2012 2014-11-24T12:56:47-05:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/65846435/advancing-sustainability-symposium-2012-active-intervention-charles-renfro-dillerscofidio-renfro Advancing Sustainability Symposium 2012 : Active Intervention, Charles Renfro, Dillerscofidio + Renfro AS Symposium 2013-01-19T21:19:09-05:00 >2013-01-19T21:19:09-05:00 <p> <a href="https://vimeo.com/57761855" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://vimeo.com/57761855</a></p> <p> Advancing Sustainability Symposium 2012 : Charles Renfro shares his idea of how architects and urban designers' role play as creators of urban intervention. By introducing number of his projects, such as The High Line (NY), and The Broad Art Museum (LA), Charles Renfro discusses architect's innovative thinking process and creative perspective towards cities, humanities and environment.</p> <p> Charles Renfro, AIA, is a Partner at Diller Scofidio + Renfro, a 100 person interdisciplinary design studio that integrates the performing arts, visual arts, and architecture. He is a graduate of Rice University and holds a Master&rsquo;s degree in Architecture from Columbia University&rsquo;s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He served as Partner-in-Charge of the Berkeley Art Museum &amp; Pacific Film Archive, Stanford University&rsquo;s McMurtry Art &amp; Art History Building, the Dongguan Factory and Housing Complex in Shenzhen, China, the City Garden public park an...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/65846434/advancing-sustainability-symposium-2012-passive-intervention-max-kuo-allthatissolid Advancing Sustainability Symposium 2012 : Passive Intervention, Max Kuo, ALLTHATISSOLID AS Symposium 2013-01-19T21:18:11-05:00 >2013-01-19T21:18:11-05:00 <p> <a href="https://vimeo.com/57760565" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://vimeo.com/57760565</a></p> <p> Advancing Sustainability Symposium 2012 : Max Kuo discusses about the master mind behind ALLTHATISSOLD projects that embrace his ideas of emerging adaptable infrastructure into the urbanized cities, in order to live sustainable lives within physically and socially healthy community.</p> <p> Max Kuo is a founding partner in the collaborative office of ALLTHATISSOLID. He has an interdisciplinary background in art, architectural design, and media. He has produced work through artist-in-residency programs at the Whitney Museum, Independent Studies Program and in Beijing through Red Gate Gallery. His art practice consists of projects which interrogate the cultural politics of architectural representation, urban constituencies, and uneven global development. This work has taken many forms including collaborations with punk bands, urban hypnosis, and absurdist architectural proposals.</p> <p> &#9426; All rights reserved by TBD</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/65846433/advancing-sustainability-symposium-2012-sixth-street-viaduct-competition-wil-carson-michael-maltzan-architecture Advancing Sustainability Symposium 2012 : Sixth Street Viaduct Competition, Wil Carson, Michael Maltzan Architecture AS Symposium 2013-01-19T21:16:49-05:00 >2013-01-19T21:16:49-05:00 <p> <a href="https://vimeo.com/57758983" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://vimeo.com/57758983</a></p> <p> Advancing Sustainability Symposium 2012 : Architect Wil Carson walks through the creative design process of competition winning project, Sixth Street Viaduct Bridge in Los Angeles.&nbsp;</p> <p> As a senior project designer at Michael Maltzan Architecture, Wil Carson (NCARB, LEED AP) has been responsible for projects including SF State's Mashouf Performing Arts Center, New Carver Apartments, One Santa Fe, Playa Vista Park, UCLA Hammer Museum&rsquo;s Billy Wilder Theater, the Fresno Metropolitan Museum, and most recently, the Sixth Street Viaduct Competition.&nbsp; Building on his experience researching our natural world, this work focuses on integrating building systems, ecology, and energy conservation, advancing sustainability through a synthesis of technology and form.</p> <p> &#9426; All rights reserved by TBD</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/65845732/advancing-sustainability-symposium-2012-consuming-efficiency-graham-sadtler-bosch Advancing Sustainability Symposium 2012 : Consuming Efficiency, Graham Sadtler, BOSCH AS Symposium 2013-01-19T21:15:19-05:00 >2013-01-19T21:15:19-05:00 <p> <a href="https://vimeo.com/57758169" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://vimeo.com/57758169</a></p> <p> Advancing Sustainability Symposium 2012 : Graham Sadtler talks about his vision and value as a product designer with concerns about the environment and efficient lifestyle by suggesting creative solution to be committed with to sustainability.</p> <p> Graham Sadtelr leads the Bosch design studio for North America, and has worked for Bosch in the US and Germany for over 9 years. He cultivates a philosophy of modern design, form and function, and sustainability that is part of Bosch&rsquo;s German Heritage and blends European design aesthetics with American cooking culture. He holds a B.S. in Design and Engineering from Purdue University. He is a member of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and has received several design awards from IDEA, CEA Innovations, Popular Mechanics, and Chicago Athenaeum Good Design. Bosch home appliances is part of BSH, Bosch and Siemens.</p> <p> &#9426; All rights reserved by TBD</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/65845731/advancing-sustainability-symposium-2012-living-in-los-angeles-linda-taalman-taalman-koch-architecture-woodbury-university Advancing Sustainability Symposium 2012 : Living In Los Angeles, Linda Taalman, Taalman Koch Architecture, Woodbury University AS Symposium 2013-01-19T21:13:03-05:00 >2013-01-21T18:01:31-05:00 <p> Advancing Sustainability Symposium 2012 : Our Keynote speaker Linda Taalman talks about the pattern of lifestyles in Los Angeles that shapes the usage of architectural space and urban connectivity.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> Linda Taalman currently directs Taalman Koch Architecture based in Los Angeles, which has completed a number of award winning projects including the Off-grid itHouse (AIA LA Merit Award 2008, Sunset Western Home Awards 2009- Best Small Space), the Small Skyscraper (LEF Fund) and Stabiae Archeological Park (ASLA Scraper Award).</p> <p> &#9426; All rights reserved by TBD</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/65845729/advancing-sustainability-symposium-2012-the-resource-infinity-loop-geeti-silwal-perkins-will Advancing Sustainability Symposium 2012 : The Resource Infinity Loop, Geeti Silwal, Perkins+Will AS Symposium 2013-01-19T21:01:42-05:00 >2013-01-19T21:01:42-05:00 <p> <a href="https://vimeo.com/57756661" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://vimeo.com/57756661</a></p> <p> Advancing Sustainability Symposium 2012 : Geeti Silwal discusses about the recent projects that explore infinite potential of clean energy generating designs fit for city infrastructure.</p> <p> Geeti Silwal is a dynamic Urban Designer with more than 14 years of experience. As a Project Manager in the Perkins+Will Urban Design team, she provides design and planning expertise on a wide scale of projects including regional plans, master plans, waterfront<br> developments, urban mixed-use projects, streetscape plans, and design guidelines that deal with issues of connectivity, accessibility, flexibility, conservation and social justice.</p> <p> &#9426; All rights reserved by TBD</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/65845028/advancing-sustainability-symposium-2012-opening-speech-by-vic-liptak-uploaded Advancing Sustainability Symposium 2012 : Opening Speech by Vic Liptak Uploaded! AS Symposium 2013-01-19T20:55:37-05:00 >2013-01-19T20:57:04-05:00 <p> <a href="https://vimeo.com/57752710" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://vimeo.com/57752710</a></p> <p> Advancing Sustainability Symposium 2012 : Vic Liptak, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Woodbury University, makes opening speech with welcome message.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/65843626/advancing-sustainability-symposium-2012-lectures-posted-finally Advancing Sustainability Symposium 2012 Lectures Posted, Finally! AS Symposium 2013-01-19T20:17:10-05:00 >2013-01-21T17:20:55-05:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oo/oo2fr2009kqf7rnl.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <a href="https://vimeo.com/channels/assymposium2012" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://vimeo.com/channels/assymposium2012</a></p> <p> Visit our Vimeo channels to find videos of great lecture series!</p> <p> Like us, Share us and Enjoy!!</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/58416569/as-symposium-2012-welcomes-marc-carrel-as-our-speaker AS Symposium 2012 Welcomes Marc Carrel as Our Speaker! AS Symposium 2012-10-01T14:42:38-04:00 >2012-10-02T00:12:30-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6r/6r32bazq1p6qcboh.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<strong>Marc Carrel</strong> currently serves as Legislative and Public Affairs Program Supervisor for&nbsp;the <em>South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) </em>where he oversees federal&nbsp;legislative affairs and community outreach programs. He has 15 years of experience working&nbsp;on transportation, environment, energy, and election policy at the federal, state and local&nbsp;levels.</p> <p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Before joining <em>SCAQMD</em>, <strong>Carrel</strong> served as Deputy Chief of Staff to a senior Member<br> of Congress. He oversaw policy development and community relations for her office,<br> coordinating the Congresswoman&rsquo;s legislative efforts in Washington with policy initiatives in<br> her Los Angeles district offices. He worked closely on surface transportation, aviation, and<br> port issues focusing on mobility, security, land use and air quality.</p> <p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Previously, <strong>Carrel </strong>served as Senior Advisor to the<em> Lieutenant Governor of California</em>. In&nbsp;that role, he was the Lieutenant Governor&rsquo;s appointee to the <em>State Lands Commission</em> and&nbsp;the <em>Governo...</em></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/58415149/as-symposium-2012-welcomes-geeti-silwal-as-our-speaker AS Symposium 2012 Welcomes Geeti Silwal as Our Speaker! AS Symposium 2012-10-01T14:08:50-04:00 >2012-10-01T14:15:00-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dk/dkb7aii310fscnmn.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &nbsp; &nbsp; <strong>&nbsp;Geeti Silwal</strong> is a dynamic Urban Designer with more than 14 years&nbsp;of experience. As a Project Manager in the <em>Perkins+Will</em> Urban&nbsp;Design team, she provides design and planning expertise on a wide&nbsp;scale of projects including regional plans, master plans, waterfront<br> developments, urban mixed-use projects, streetscape plans, and&nbsp;design guidelines that deal with issues of connectivity, accessibility,&nbsp;flexibility, conservation and social justice.</p> <p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Her passion to find zero&nbsp;waste solutions, especially regarding water, incorporates regenerative&nbsp;solutions in her work. She brings broad experience working with&nbsp;communities to develop visions for better cities with a strong focus on&nbsp;sustainable planning practices.</p> <p> &nbsp; &nbsp; <strong>&nbsp;Geeti</strong>'s key projects as an urban designer or project manager include <em>Naval Air Station South&nbsp;Weymouth Master Developmen</em>t in Massachusetts,&nbsp;<em>Downtown San Pedro&nbsp;Revitalization Plan&nbsp;of&nbsp;CRA/LA</em>,&nbsp;<em>Menlo Park Downtown +&nbsp;El Camino Real Specific Plan</em> in&nbsp;City of Menlo Park&nbsp;and...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/58190067/hurry-register-and-reserve-your-seat-to-attend-as-symposium-2012 Hurry! Register and Reserve Your Seat to Attend AS Symposium 2012 AS Symposium 2012-09-28T06:08:52-04:00 >2012-10-01T20:39:59-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/71/71nl6i7fe8c8jgdo.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <em>2012 Advancing Sustainability Symposium 2012</em> opens in a week!</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Tickets are getting sold very quickly, but we don't want anyone to miss out!</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Visit our website and register your spot for a very affordable price.</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>REGISTER AT</strong><a href="http://advancingsustainabilityasone.eventbrite.com/?ref=ecount" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> http://advancingsustainabilityasone.eventbrite.com/?ref=ecount</a></p> <p> <em>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Date: October 6th 2012 Saturday </em></p> <p> <em>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Where: Fletcher Jones Auditorium, Woodbury University </em></p> <p> <em>&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; 7500 Glenoaks Blvd. Burbank, CA</em></p> <p> <strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; For more information,</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Visit: <strong><a href="http://www.TBD-LA.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.TBD-LA.com</a></strong></p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Email: <a href="mailto:jeongwon.im@woodburyuniversity.edu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">jeongwon.im@woodburyuniversity.edu</a></p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/58188658/as-symposium-2012-welcomes-wil-carson-as-our-speaker AS Symposium 2012 Welcomes Wil Carson as Our Speaker! AS Symposium 2012-09-28T05:37:03-04:00 >2012-09-29T23:15:27-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/je/jeycvy383y10mbh7.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; As a senior project designer at <em>Michael Maltzan Architecture</em>, <strong>Wil Carson (</strong><strong>NCARB, LEED AP</strong><strong>)</strong> has been responsible for projects including <em>SF State's Mashouf Performing Arts Center, New Carver Apartments, One Santa Fe, Playa Vista Park, UCLA Hammer Museum&rsquo;s Billy Wilder Theater, the Fresno Metropolitan Museum, and most recently, the Sixth Street Viaduct Competition</em>.&nbsp; Building on his experience researching our natural world, this work focuses on integrating building systems, ecology, and energy conservation, advancing sustainability through a synthesis of technology and form.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Mr. Carson</strong> received his A.B. in Visual and Environmental Studies from <em>Harvard University</em> and his Masters in Architecture from <em>UCLA</em>.&nbsp; He also studied at <em>Universitat fur Angewandten Kunst</em>, Vienna, and Kathmandu&rsquo;s <em>Tribhuvan University</em>.&nbsp; He is a Registered Architect in California, a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), and is a LEED Accredited Professional.</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/58128546/as-symposium-2012-welcomes-dr-matt-miyasato-as-our-speaker AS Symposium 2012 Welcomes Dr. Matt Miyasato as Our Speaker! AS Symposium 2012-09-27T08:20:55-04:00 >2012-09-29T23:15:25-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6z/6zb336v4uwdueuqt.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong> Dr. Matt Miyasato</strong> is the Assistant Deputy Executive Officer for the Technology Advancement Office at the <em>South Coast Air Quality Management District</em>. In this role, Dr. Miyasato leads the groups responsible for research, development, demonstration and deployment of clean, advanced technologies for both mobile and stationary sources.</p> <p> <br><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Dr. Miyasato</strong> received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, and his Masters and Ph.D. in Engineering, specializing in combustion technologies and air pollution control &ndash; all from the <em>University of California</em>, Irvine. <strong>Dr. Miyasato</strong> has worked at<em> Southern California Edison</em> in the Nuclear Engineering Department and at <em>General Electric</em>, where he designed burners and combustion modifications for utility boilers.&nbsp; He was also a research scientist at UCI, where he managed the industrial burner research program and has publications on combustion phenomena, active control, and laser diagnostics. <strong>Dr. Miyasato</strong> has also been a lecturer a...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/58126444/as-symposium-2012-welcomes-tim-durfee-and-iris-anna-regn-as-featured-guests AS Symposium 2012 Welcomes Tim Durfee and Iris Anna Regn as Featured Guests! AS Symposium 2012-09-27T07:44:27-04:00 >2012-09-29T23:15:23-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gf/gfobr1fb58nvfoci.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Tim Durfee</strong> and <strong>Iris Anna Regn</strong> are Los Angeles-based designers who frequently collaborate as the eponymous <em>Tim Durfee &amp; Iris Anna Regn</em>.</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Their architectural work overlaps with other fields of design and art: in the creation of award-winning exhibitions and installations; in buildings, interiors, and furniture; and in conceptualizing urban networks and communication systems. Current projects include the design of private residences, installations, and objects. In September they won a competition through the <em>Department of Cultural Affairs</em> for a large-scale public artwork for the Los Angeles Police Department.</p> <p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; In addition to his own interdisciplinary studio,<strong> Tim&nbsp;</strong><strong> Durfee</strong> is the founder and director of amp, a project initiative out of the Media Design Practices (MDP) program at Art Center College of Design that produces research, exhibitions, installations, public programs, and publications around an annual theme. Prior to <em>Art Center</em>, he taught at <em>SCI-Arc and Woodb...</em></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/58048342/as-symposium-2012-welcomes-brian-stanke-as-speaker AS Symposium 2012 Welcomes Brian Stanke as Speaker! AS Symposium 2012-09-26T03:55:36-04:00 >2012-09-29T23:15:21-04:00 <p> <strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xp/xpi3gu15rgdgm8tr.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Brian Stanke</strong>, AICP, is a transportation planner with <em>Cordoba Corporation</em> and serves as a member of Program Management Team for the<em> California High-Speed Train Project</em>. As a certified urban planner,<strong> Brian</strong> brings years of urban planning and transportation policy experience to the program-wide planning team.&nbsp; Specifically, he works with cities and regions to coordinate and develop plans for sustainable development and transit connectivity in the downtown and neighborhood surrounding future high-speed rail stations. This preparation work is essential to enable communities to make the most of the economic opportunities provided by the planned stations.</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Prior to joining Cordoba, Brian worked extensively with cities in northern California on advance planning projects, including new parking policies, area plans, and master plans for city commercial districts and neighborhoods.&nbsp; His involvement with the high-speed rail in California dates back to 2001.&nbsp; In 2005 he co-fo...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/57978759/as-symposium-2012-welcomes-maxi-spina-as-featured-guest AS Symposium 2012 Welcomes Maxi Spina as Featured Guest! AS Symposium 2012-09-25T03:15:36-04:00 >2012-09-29T23:15:18-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k2/k2crauwtg8l0dxth.jpg" title=""><br><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> <p> <strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Maxi Spina</strong> investigates how issues of differential geometry, computation and new means of fabrication influence the emergence of novel formal and tectonic logics for architecture. His work strives to articulate architecture's corporeal presence and tectonic basis through scalar systems, while strengthening its capacity for representational values.</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; In 2007 <strong>Maxi</strong> founded<em> Maxi Spina Architects (MSA)</em>, a full architectural design firm based in Los Angeles. The firm pursues independent commissions that range in scale from urban and architectural interventions to small scale installations. Notable projects include Reflective Formations and Repeat, prefabricated installations that investigate intricate tectonic conditions mediated through a computational field of influences; and the recently finished <em>Jujuy Redux</em>, a multi- family Housing in Argentina.</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>&nbsp;&nbsp; Maxi </strong>has lectured widely on his work; recent lectures have been at<em> University of Florida</em> at Gainesville, Lund Univ...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/57975952/as-symposium-2012-welcomes-leigh-christy-as-featured-guest AS Symposium 2012 Welcomes Leigh Christy as Featured Guest! AS Symposium 2012-09-25T02:10:42-04:00 >2012-09-29T23:15:16-04:00 <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wi/wiwbgr72pjiyjr9f.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Leigh Christy</strong> (AIA, LEED&reg; AP BD+C) is a Senior Associate at the design firm of Perkins+Will where she is one of the heads of the Innovation Incubator micro-grant program, a member of the Green Team, and the leader of the Los Angeles Office&rsquo;s Social Responsibility Committee, the entity responsible for identifying non-profit clients for which the firm provides pro-bono design services.&nbsp; She was recently named as one of Building Design + Construction&rsquo;s 2010 &ldquo;40 under 40&rdquo; honorees.</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong> Leigh</strong> is also an adjunct faculty member of <em>Woodbury University</em> in the Interior Architecture Department and recently acted as guest juror for graduate thesis reviews at <em>UC Berkeley.</em> A contributor to Architecture Week, she focuses her written articles on design, sustainability and urban issues in the Los Angeles region and beyond.&nbsp; <strong>Leigh</strong> received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture with Honors from the <em>University of Michigan</em> in 1996 and a Master of Architecture from the <em>University of Cali...</em></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/57576242/as-symposium-2012-welcomes-maria-mehranian-as-featured-guest AS Symposium 2012 Welcomes Maria Mehranian as Featured Guest! AS Symposium 2012-09-19T03:54:37-04:00 >2012-09-29T23:15:14-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0k/0kxfh4drcxfeyzwo.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Maria Mehranian</strong> is the Managing Partner for<em> Cordoba Corporation</em>, a full-service civil engineering, construction management, and program management firm specializing in transportation, education &amp; facilities, and water &amp; energy. Cordoba is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with offices in Oakland, Santa Ana, and San Bernardino.</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Prior to serving as the Managing Partner, <strong>Mehranian</strong> managed the company's very successful urban and transportation planning division. Her portfolio includes a number of landmark projects that have shaped California's current infrastructure. Her in-depth knowledge of the demographics, transportation patterns, and commute modes gave her the ability to make significant contributions to planning the station locations and transit route alignments for current light and heavy rail systems in the Southern California region.</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; As an urban planner Maria played a key role in the development of the <em>Downtown Strategic Plan</em>, a blueprint of deve...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/57441127/as-symposium-2012-welcomes-joshua-g-stein-as-our-featured-guest AS Symposium 2012 Welcomes Joshua G. Stein as Our Featured Guest! AS Symposium 2012-09-17T03:50:01-04:00 >2012-09-29T23:15:13-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lh/lhmvcr86k3fld0uk.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Joshua G. Stein</strong> heads <em>Radical Craft</em>, a Los Angeles-based studio that investigates urban and material patterns while focusing on the intersection of traditional craft and contemporary technology. He has taught design studios and fabrication seminars at <em>California College of the Arts, Cornell University, SCI-Arc</em>, and the <em>Milwaukee Institute of Art &amp; Design</em>. He is an Associate Professor at <em>Woodbury University</em> and a 2010&ndash;11 Rome</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Prize Fellow in Architecture. Recent projects include<em> m&aacute;sTransit</em> (with Aaron Whelton, Jacob Brostoff and Jaclyn Thomforde), 1st Place winner of A New Infrastructure: Transit Solutions for Los Angeles international competition, <em>Soms Atoll</em>, 3rd Place winner of the World Sustainability <em>Centre Afsluitdijk Competition</em> and the<em> kinetic installation Reef</em>, (with Rob Ley/Urbana) exhibited at Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City.</p> <p> Website: <a href="http://www.radical-craft.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.radical-craft.com</a></p> <p> For more information about the AS Symposium 2012: <a href="http://www.tbd-la.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.tbd-la.co...</a></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/57436216/as-symposium-2012-welcomes-max-kuo-as-our-speaker AS Symposium 2012 Welcomes Max Kuo as Our Speaker! AS Symposium 2012-09-17T02:11:29-04:00 >2012-09-29T23:15:00-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p2/p20rqlra82a7raqr.jpg" title=""><strong> </strong></p> <p> <strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Max Kuo</strong> is a founding partner in the collaborative office of <em>ALLTHATISSOLID</em>. He has an interdisciplinary background in art, architectural design, and media. He has produced work through artist-in-residency programs at the Whitney Museum, Independent Studies Program and in Beijing through <em>Red Gate Gallery</em>. His art practice consists of projects which interrogate the cultural politics of architectural representation, urban constituencies, and uneven global development. This work has taken many forms including collaborations with punk bands, urban hypnosis, and absurdist architectural proposals.</p> <p> <br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Professionally, <strong>Kuo</strong> has worked with several award-winning architectural practices including <em>George Yu Architects</em>, <em>Reiser + Umemoto + Reiser</em>, <em>LAR-Fernando Romero</em>, and <em>Lean Arch</em>. Recently relocated to Seoul, Max is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture at <em>Soongsil University</em>. He continues to develop a synchronous professional, research, and teaching pra...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/57435514/as-symposium-2012-welcomes-linda-taalman-as-our-opening-speaker AS Symposium 2012 Welcomes Linda Taalman as Our Opening Speaker! AS Symposium 2012-09-17T01:47:22-04:00 >2012-09-29T23:15:09-04:00 <p> <strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kj/kjme1aqp0a2i3xl8.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Linda Taalman</strong> currently directs <em>Taalman Koch Architecture</em> based in Los Angeles, which has completed a number of award winning projects including the<em> Off-grid itHouse </em>(AIA LA Merit Award 2008, Sunset Western Home Awards 2009- Best Small Space),<em> the Small Skyscraper</em> (LEF Fund) and <em>Stabiae Archeological Park</em> (ASLA Scraper Award).</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; She explores architecture collaboratively through investigations into building technologies and systems, integrating sustainability, practicality and ingenuity. She has lectured on her practice at the Architecture League in New York, the Aspen Institute, California College of the Arts, Columbia University, Dwell on Design, the Sculpture Center, Yale University, and ARTFORUM Berlin.</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Her work has been exhibited widely throughout the world at<em> MOMA</em>,<em> MAK, Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, Art Basel, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, and the Vitra Design Museum</em>. She is Assistant Professor of Architecture focusing on Buil...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/57433403/as-symposium-2012-welcomes-graham-sadtler-as-our-speaker AS Symposium 2012 Welcomes Graham Sadtler as Our Speaker! AS Symposium 2012-09-17T01:16:22-04:00 >2012-09-29T23:15:13-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q4/q47o7k48i7d00h0q.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Graham Sadtelr</strong> leads the <em>Bosch</em> design studio for North America, and has worked for <em>Bosch</em> in the US and Germany for over 9 years.&nbsp; He cultivates a philosophy of modern design, form and function, and sustainability that is part of <em>Bosch</em>&rsquo;s German Heritage and blends European design aesthetics with American cooking culture.&nbsp; He&nbsp; holds a B.S. in Design and Engineering from <em>Purdue University</em>.&nbsp; He is a member of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and has received several design awards from IDEA, CEA Innovations, Popular Mechanics, and Chicago Athenaeum Good Design. <em>Bosch</em> home appliances is part of <em>BSH</em>, <em>Bosch and Siemens</em>.</p> <p> &nbsp; &nbsp; Bosch home appliances is part of BSH, Bosch and Siemens Home Appliance Group, based in Munich, Germany.&nbsp; As part of the third largest appliance manufacturer in the world, <em>Bosch</em> has been selling high performance German-engineered appliances in the United States since 1991. Known nationwide for raising the standards in appliance quietness, eff...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/57431994/as-symposium-2012-welcomes-charles-renfro-as-our-keynote-speaker AS Symposium 2012 Welcomes Charles Renfro as Our Keynote Speaker! AS Symposium 2012-09-17T00:37:23-04:00 >2012-09-29T23:15:04-04:00 <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m8/m8zdxf9adh025tii.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Charles Renfro</strong>, AIA, is a Partner at <em>Diller Scofidio + Renfro</em>, a 100 person interdisciplinary design studio that integrates the performing arts, visual arts, and architecture. He is a graduate of <em>Rice University</em> and holds a Master&rsquo;s degree in Architecture from <em>Columbia University&rsquo;s Graduate School of Architecture</em>, Planning and Preservation.</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; He served as Partner-in-Charge of the <em>Berkeley Art Museum &amp; Pacific Film Archive</em>, Stanford University&rsquo;s<em> McMurtry Art &amp; Art History Building</em>, the <em>Dongguan Factory and Housing Complex</em> in Shenzhen, China,<em> the City Garden public park and cultural center</em> in Aberdeen, Scotland, and the recently completed <em>Creative Arts Center</em> at Brown University.</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Previously,&nbsp;he served as Design Partner for the High Line,<em> the Museum of Image &amp; Sound</em> in Rio de Janeiro, and the redesign and expansion of the <em>Juilliard School/Alice Tully Hall</em> at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Performance and art collaborations have included the recent Ope...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/57277034/2012-advisory-board 2012 Advisory Board AS Symposium 2012-09-14T17:27:49-04:00 >2012-09-17T23:19:48-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/or/orqmuuy5rfrpkvij.jpg" title=""></p> <p> 'The Ailing Heart of the Urbanscape: Its Causes and Cures&rsquo; is the theme of the 2012 symposium hosted and organized by Woodbury students. With the October 6th date quickly approaching, students and advisors are adding all the finishing touches.</p> <p> The enthusiasm of students and success of last year&rsquo;s event has inspired many to participate in the development of the organization and symposium. Members of the Woodbury family were inspired by the thoughtfulness and care students have shown towards our future and environment. Therefore, many members offered to advise and support the Advancing Sustainably (AS) team.<br> The Advisory Board consists of Woodbury faculty, alumni, and accomplished professionals working in the field. Each member of the board has an impressive academic and/or professional background with special interests in progressing sustainability movements in business, design, and lifestyle.</p> <p> List of Advisory Board Members:</p> <p> Vic Liptak &ndash; Senior Vice President, Academic Af...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/57271407/2012-team 2012 Team AS Symposium 2012-09-14T15:25:12-04:00 >2012-09-27T02:49:48-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lj/lj4axjea2reotqzh.jpg" title=""></p> <p> With less than a month away from Advancing Sustainability: Business + Design Symposium, Woodbury University students are working vigorously until the big day. The symposium is an annual event that explores various areas in new technology and sustainable concepts focusing on environmental, socioeconomically, and infrastructural issues. The symposium is hosted by TBD, an organization founded and run by students. The Advancing Sustainability team consists of students from various disciplinary backgrounds and career goals, coming together for a common mission: to ensure the sustainability of our environment.&nbsp;Having only heard about the organization, bright and environmentally conscience students across the university decided to join the cause. These students are juniors, seniors, or 5th years enrolled in Woodbury&rsquo;s widely recognized School of Architecture, School of Business, School of Transdisciplinary studies, and School of Media, Culture, and Design. The organization is structur...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/56625753/advancing-sustainability-symposium-2012 Advancing Sustainability Symposium 2012 AS Symposium 2012-09-04T13:07:15-04:00 >2012-09-16T22:41:07-04:00 <p> After a highly successful Advancing Sustainability: Business + Design Symposium in October of 2011, students from Woodbury University have gathered once again in order to prepare their second annual event. The topic of this year focuses on the "cardiovascular system" of a city&mdash;its infrastructure. The discussion will investigate how various infrastructures&mdash;providers of core operational supply (transportation systems, energy and water supply, communications, built environment)&mdash;perform, exchange, and are incorporated into the natural environment. With speakers such as Charles Renfro, opportunities for networking and a panel discussion, this year's symposium will not only be focused on learning about sustainability, but also understanding&nbsp; the basic components that are necessary in creating a sustainable city and examples of existing or developing projects.<br> When speaking about sustainability, the most important question is what is being done, and what is being developed in the world ...</p>