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  • Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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    8:30 AM  -  9:30 AM
    Conference Kick-off: Building Agility & Resilience  (1 LU hr)
    Grand Terrace
    Grab a cup of coffee, a muffin and get your day off to a great start. Join the conversation as architect and strategy consultant Evelyn Lee, AIA, explores the state of the profession of architecture – at both the personal and organizational level. An At-Large Director on the AIA Board, Lee will highlight what AIA leaders and members are doing to make the profession stronger and better. With change the only constant, her opening session will kick off the discussion on the ability of the AIA to adapt to emerging trends to effectively meet member needs, respond to current events and proactively communicate our value to the communities in which we live, work and play. As a strategy consultant, Lee uses her design skills to help organizations reimagine their culture, operations and polices. As the next AIA Treasurer, she will be helping to guide the use of available resources to better position members for tomorrow and make the AIA more adaptable to ongoing change. The opening session will engage members in a discussion that highlights AIA strategic initiatives designed to support your professional career, advance the profession of architecture and improve our communities.
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    Professional Development Seminars I

    9:40 AM  -  10:40 AM
    Acoustical Privacy: Balancing “We” and “Me”  (1 HSW LU)
    According to the Center for the Built Environment, acoustics is considered an important attribute in office design. However, in post-occupancy, the number one reason for employee dissatisfaction is speech privacy. Lack of acoustical privacy is a key worker complaint and research shows that if workers are provided with areas where they feel they can control their personal information, they will be more collaborative and productive in an open environment. How do you develop practical design solutions that address a subjective concern like privacy? Acoustical privacy is ultimately an orchestration of many design and building elements working together. What happens if you pull a key piece out? What does each design option “sound” like? This session will provide guidelines on how to understand and define expectations of privacy, the different personas associated with modes of work, tools which can be used to experience proposed workplace design, and to provide a review of the architectural and mechanical components and solutions that address different levels of privacy.
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    9:40 AM  -  10:40 AM
    Taking Control: Expanding the Architect's Services  (1 LU)
    Halflants + Pichette Architects have won fifty AIA design awards including the prestigious AIA Medal of Honor, the highest award for design that AIA Florida can bestow upon an architect for design excellence. The focus of the session will be on the design-build process of the practice and its impact on the financial returns and on the product. To weather the economic downturn and guarantee a higher level of design, the firm expanded its services to include construction. Through nine completed projects, firm principal Michael Halflants, AIA, will discuss the benefits and challenges of running an architect-led design-build firm, including the financial and design implications. With both architecture and construction licenses, the firm has been able to offer design and construction services on all residences ensuring careful attention to every stage of the design and construction process. Michael will also discuss the firm’s current venture in designing, building, and developing a new housing project.
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    9:40 AM  -  10:40 AM
    Your Ethical Obligations Beyond State Regulation  (1 LU)
    Your Ethical Obligations Beyond State Regulation; How Else Can I Get In Trouble? Regulations promulgated by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, along with applicable zoning, building, and other codes are legal requirements imposed upon architects, their business practices, and their projects. One’s practice, though, is equally based upon a moral foundation, to treat the public, our clients, the profession itself, colleagues, and the environment with respect. For members, such moral guidance and the consequent terms of measurement are currently defined in the 2018 AIA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. How does this affect all of us daily?
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    Professional Development Seminars II

    10:50 AM  -  11:50 AM
    Building Codes & Architects – Influencing the Regulatory Environment  (1 HSW LU)
    Architects must be actively involved in the development of all regulations that directly affect our practice including the state building codes. The role of all AIA architects is to insure they are comprehensive, coordinated and contemporary. It is important for building codes to incorporate the latest research, avoid bias to any special interest, be cost effective in relation to public benefit and set performance rather than prescriptive standards. This seminar session will identify opportunities for architects to positively influence the development and enforcement of all regulations including the state building code requirements for the benefit of clients, successful projects and public safety. The interactive panel discussion features AIA architects and code officials interested in improving the regulatory environment to effectively address design and building industry challenges.
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    10:50 AM  -  11:50 AM
    Building Walls: Meaning and Mass  (1 LU)
    The session looks at the history and contemporary practices of constructing exterior wall assemblies. Case studies illustrate strategies to challenge limitations of the construction industry, engage craftspeople, utilize salvaged materials and respond to context.
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    10:50 AM  -  11:50 AM
    Close Encounters of the MEP Kind  (1 LU)
    This presentation will provide an overview and explanation of unique tasks that the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) engineer might use your architectural Revit model for and tips for how you can collaborate to improve with their workflow.
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    11:30 AM  -  11:50 AM
    Exhibitor Meeting  (Expo Pavilion)
    AIA Wisconsin President, Paul MArtzke, AIA, and Executive Director Bill Babcock, Hon. AIA, will discuss the Expo schedule and offer updates for this year's event. Have your questions answered and learn what's new.
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    12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Awards Luncheon | Design Awards Celebration  (1 LU)
    Gather with friends, old and new, over lunch and join the celebration of excellence in architectural design and outstanding service to the organization. The Design Awards Committee will be announcing the projects selected to receive 2019 AIA Wisconsin Design Awards and recognizing the architects, owners and contractors responsible for this year’s award-winning building projects. In addition, the 2019 Golden Award will be presented to Michael P. Eberle, AIA.
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    3. Building Products Expo

    1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Architecture Expo I
    Exhibit Hall, Level 1
    You’ll want to schedule enough time to tour this year’s Architecture Expo. It’s your opportunity to learn about new products and services from representatives of the region’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of design and construction industry products and services. Celebrate the grand opening of the Expo as you gather valuable information you can put to good use on your projects, renew relationships with knowledgeable product representatives, visit with good friends and earn AIA/CES learning unit hours by participating in “Expo Education” programs. Everyone is invited to explore this extraordinary Expo of the latest building products and services.
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    1. Keynote

    4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM
    Keynote Address: Evolving Generalism: The Work of Olson Kundig  (1.5 LU)
    As a firm in its sixth decade, Olson Kundig has thrived as a generalist practice, taking a broad and holistic view of design and the role of the architect. As OK looks to the future, in what ways does this model of practice still serve us, and how might we need to evolve it to address today’s increasingly complex and global culture? In this presentation, Olson Kundig Principal/Owner Kirsten Murray, FAIA, discusses the firm’s work through this lens, exploring how core values have contributed to Olson Kundig’s longevity and how the firm is adapting their practice to new challenges and opportunities.
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    6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM
    Grand Terrace Sunset Reception
    Mingle with design and construction professionals, meet friends and make dinner plans. Enjoy the live music and a cocktail before resting up for day two of the Conference!
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  • Thursday, May 9, 2019
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    7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Masonry Awards Breakfast  (1.0 HSW LU hr)
    This annual awards breakfast, sponsored by the Wisconsin Masonry Alliance, will feature the presentation of this year’s WMA “Excellence in Masonry” awards. Todd Schnatzmeyer, AIA, will provide a comprehensive overview of proper specification, detailing, and application of Indiana Limestone dimension stone. Participants will be introduced to available resources for design assistance. Whether participants are working on new buildings or restoration projects, the program will help identify the benefits of seeking competent advice and assistance from available resources and the concept of teamwork in moving toward the successful completion of your project.
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    Professional Development Seminars III

    8:45 AM  -  9:45 AM
    Information in the Experience Age  (1 HSW LU)
    While the Information Age is coming to an end after 50+ years and the Experience Age has begun, the built environment is only now beginning to come alive and benefit from both hardware and software technological development. Design professionals of all backgrounds in collaboration with data analysts, software and hardware engineers, AI, and sociologists, among many others are grappling with how to prioritize this information and understand what's meaningful and impfactful on human experience versus simply noise. One thing is clear though, the profession of architecture must engage in this conversation and not be afraid to experiment, make mistakes, and also achieve great success. This presentation will explore different types and scales of information, data collection methodologies, the analysis and application of this information in the workplace experience, and some lessons learned.
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    8:45 AM  -  9:45 AM
    Introduction to Light Interference Color Stainless Steel  (1 HSW LU)
    This course with begin with a brief introduction of stainless steel and its advantages and applications in the architectural world. Followed by an in-depth look at the complex stainless steel coloring process known as Light Interference Color (LIC). LIC is an electrochemical process to color stainless steel without the use of dyes or pigments. The process uses various acids and electricity in order to grow a chrome oxide (chromate) layer on the stainless steel. The thickness of the chromate acts like a prism creating the changing color that we see on the surface of the metal. The perceived color-changing is caused by the natural physics of light interference; from different angles, the light waves are perceived by a viewer as revealing a different color from each angle. This coloring process is unique and completely different from traditional painting, anodizing or coating processes.
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    8:45 AM  -  9:45 AM
    Translating Intent into Action: Matching Equitable Practices with Your Goals  (1 LU)
    Setting goals for equitable practices can be driven by many priorities: it makes business sense, it aligns with core values, it advances the profession. Understanding how your firm defines your goals and how equitable practices helps you achieve them is an important step in translating intentions into manageable steps that can be acted upon and bring measurable positive change. The recently released guides on Intercultural Competence, Workplace Culture and Compensation will be presented as resources for firms to ask questions, seek resources and define actions toward equitable practice.
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    8:45 AM  -  9:45 AM
    Weathering Performance of Architectural Coatings  (1 HSW LU)
    For durable, architectural aluminum building components, the construction industry most often relies on two types of finishes: anodize and paint. Both offer a long-lasting finish, but each has its own characteristics inherent in its application. This presentation will help attendees to better understand weathering performance and sustainable goals of architectural PVDF paints, baked enamels, powder coating and anodize finishes including the strengths and weaknesses of each. Much more than enhancing appearance, a finish specification can be the difference in creating lasting performance and a lasting impression.
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    9:15 AM  -  10:45 AM
    Connections Cafe'
    Expo Lobby
    Schedule a break to gather with design and construction industry professionals. Enjoy a cup of coffee on us in a relaxing atmosphere conducive to doing business one-on-one or simply catching up. Promoting human connections, not cyber ones, this Cafe' offers special opportunities to renew connections that are important to both project and personal success.
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    Professional Development Seminars IV

    10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
    The Modern Modular  (1 HSW LU)
    For almost 100 years architects have pursed the Holy Grail of Modernism, which is to design a relatively affordable modern domestic space that could be mass-produced, though with varying degrees of success. Although the single-family home has historically been a focal point in the exploration of architectural ideas, most people do not live in a custom space designed by an architect. In fact, most domestic structures are conceived by developers as products, produced for profit. The efficiency of mass production, both conceptually and physically, has in many ways contributed to the self-same tombstones representing graveyards of complacency otherwise known as the American suburb. As an alternative to designing a product to be produced, Resolution: 4 Architecture has been exploring a process, a method of design that attempts to leverage existing methods of residential prefabrication in order to create custom modern homes specific to each client, site, and budget. Joseph Tanney, AIA, will present his firm’s ongoing prefab experiment, the Modern Modular, including several recently completed projects, the process of implementation, and the ideas behind the work.
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    10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Design Excellence in the Era of Climate Change  (1 HSW LU)
    This presentation will explore the AIA COTE Top Ten Toolkit. Limited access to high-quality, concise, and usable information is a major barrier to the universal adoption of sustainable design. With the goal of improving all projects, regardless of their circumstances, the recently released AIA COTE Toolkit seeks to close the information gap and make sustainable design strategies accessible to all architects. Following the AIA COTE Top Ten measures of sustainable design, Tate will discuss high-impact, low-cost strategies that can elevate the performance of every project.
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    10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
    How an Inclusive Firm Culture Can Promote Growth  (1 LU)
    Interior Perspectives session - Most architecture and design firms start with 1 or 2 dreamers hanging out a shingle and struggle to grow beyond the small firm size. Jackie Koo, founding principal of KOO LLC, started the same way but has increased her firm size to 15-20 architects and designers through adding value through diversification of services and market sectors. Jackie will share the trajectory of her firm, and the firm’s current work as a case study, discussing her strategies for managing growth from a small to medium-size firm, while developing a healthy sustainable work culture.
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    10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Where Did it All Go Wrong? Learning from Failures  (1 HSW LU)
    Hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, fires…these are all possible causes of damage to our built environment. But so are the (hopefully) accidental errors we make in design or the contractor makes in execution of the design as well as potential acts of war or terrorism or the effects of aging or deferred maintenance. To this list we are now required to add the consequences of climate change. Increasing atmospheric temperatures, rising oceans, extreme drought or punishing rainfall are only some of the consequences we now have to consider in our designs. Matthys Levy will describe from the many examples of forensic evaluations that he has performed over a more than sixty-year period. In addition, a method of dealing with the often nebulous effects of climate change is proposed. As Sir David Attenborough said at the 2019 Davos World Economic Forum, “the Garden of Eden is no more…We are now in a new age and need to move beyond guilt or blame and get on with the practical tasks at hand.” How shall we produce designs that avoid the potential failures from the effects of climate change.
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    3. Building Products Expo

    11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
    Architecture Expo II
    Explore the informative displays in this year’s Expo, talk with knowledgeable vendor representatives, and collect valuable information on products and services you can put to good use on your projects. You also will be able to enjoy a “walking lunch” in the Exhibit Hall as you gather the latest details on innovative products and research. AIA Wisconsin members will be able to earn AIA/CES learning unit hours by participating in “Expo Education” programs offered by exhibitors that are CES Providers. You’ll want to schedule enough time to tour the entire Expo and participate in all of the special events and activities including the WAF Birdhouse Auction.
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    Professional Development Seminars V

    2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Dancing about Architecture  (1 LU)
    This presentation will give an overview of designing public buildings and evaluate how field research and discovery influences material selection. Case studies of recently completed public buildings include the Pablo Center for the Arts in Eau Claire Wisconsin, the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center in Brookings, South Dakota and the Hamel Music Center in Madison, Wisconsin. “Talking about music is like dancing about architecture,” Thelonious Monk.
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    2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Decoding Site Design and Entitlements  (1 LU)
    Site design requires the expertise of a team of site planners, civil engineers and landscape architects working closely with the architect and owner to move a project through the entitlement and permitting process in a timely manner. This session will identify several items that may not be in the forefront of the design process, but are required for agency and municipal review and approval, permitting and other entitlements before a shovel is put in the ground.
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    2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Identity, Diversity and Inclusion: Now More Than Ever  (1.0 LU)
    Interior Perspectives session: Identity, Diversity and Inclusion: Now More Than Ever. . . A Conversation About Progress, Practice, Culture and Community. Diversity. . . it can be a subject of controversy or one some to choose to avoid. Some consider it a trend or a word that has been over played, but it is way more than asking someone “what is your pronoun”. It is about organizations and careers and professions and people that acknowledge (and celebrate) “all” not just categories, hyphenates, subsets, races, genders, and religions of some. Diversity is about “all”. This personal and of the moment conversation with Cheryl Durst, Executive Vice President/CEO of the International Interior Design Association, will explore how both diversity and inclusion can be about “alignment”, allies, and champions and overwhelmingly about identity and how the design professions are managing and creating a diverse and inclusive workplace.
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    2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Tools to Enhance BIM Workflows  (1 LU)
    Building Information Modeling (BIM) has come a long way since its introduction to the profession and continues to evolve. BIM authoring tools alone, however, sometimes fall short in their ability to efficiently access, manipulate, and leverage the “I” in BIM. Thankfully emerging technologies that harness the “I” are enabling firms of all sizes to increase quality and productivity. Recent advancements also are taking advantage of computing power to generate and evaluate designs more quickly than traditional manual methods.
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    1. Keynote

    3:15 PM  -  4:45 PM
    Keynote Address: Design Practice for the New Millennium  (1.5 LU)
    The practice of architecture, as we know it today, evolved from the late 19th century. With its impetus for improved life quality and health, architectural design inherently employs creativity and innovation to provide order and structure, while supporting function, comfort and wellbeing, endeavors that have withstood the test of time. Since the end of last century, architecture and design confront the continued need for rapid change. The impacts of general technological and global advances, in no small part combined with the digital revolution, have required that creative thinking and design practice be rethought, realigned and recalibrated with these changing needs, criteria and societal consideration. This has demanded new knowledge, fresh connections, changed processes and new business models. Our firm, THE COLLECTIVE, as well as our latest initiative, Globally We Design - GloW, are examples of approaches that seek to experiment for tailored response to these challenges. Issues facing us today continue to dissolve boundaries between the various disciplines and professions and press us to urgently to find new forms for meaningful professional and discipline sustainability, all the while harnessing and shaping continued transformation. Enabled with this seamlessness and connectivity, we are charged to seek imaginative and inspired solutions that are global and not bound by the national or regional limitations. This keynote address by Shashi Caan explores those challenges and posits questions necessary to be solved collectively.
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    5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM
    Tour: UW-Madison School of Music  (1 HSW LU)
    The School of Music’s new Hamel Music Center serves as a catalyst for fresh artistic academic inspiration and a signature gateway to the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A key focus for the project involved the design of spaces that welcome artistic expression. The guided tour of this new state-of-the-art academic facility will reveal how acoustics and acousticians shape architectural outcomes, highlight how field research and discovery influences material selection, demonstrate the importance of observation as part of the design and illustrate the value of open participation in the design development process. Tour participants will discover how the music practice rooms are acoustically isolated from each other so that no intrusive sounds interfere with student practice.
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