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From New Urbanism to virtual reality, tiny homes, BIM, ADA, and (much) more, explore some of the hottest topics in architecture and design alongside industry leaders.

These featured sessions are a snapshot of our full schedule—500+ power-packed workshops, seminars, tours, and expo credit sessions on the skills, projects, topics, and trends impacting the architecture and design industry.

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From Sunnyside to Seaside, Garden Suburb to New Urbanism

Earns 1 LU / HSW / GBCI / RIBA

Reexamine the famed suburb Sunnyside Gardens and its impact on contemporary urban design—featuring an influential New Urbanist.

Featuring: Laura Heim, Laura Heim Architect, PLLC; Jeffrey Kroessler, City University of New York; Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, FAIA, University of Miami School of Architecture.

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Virtual and Augmented Reality as Impactful Communication Tools

Earns 1 LU / GBCI / RIBA

Explore one of today’s hottest industry topics—including how to give 3D presentations remotely.

Featuring: Steve Biegun, Pulse Design Group; Richard Embers, Pulse Design Group; Callum Vierthaler, Pulse Design Group.

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Problem-Solving Collaboration: National Museum of African American History and Culture

Earns 1.5 LUs / HSW / GBCI / RIBA

The design team leaders behind the brand-new, widely acclaimed Smithsonian landmark reveal what went into making it the most sustainable national museum ever built.

Featuring: Paul Corrado, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff; Zena Howard, Perkins+Will; Benjamin Rosenberg, Silman.

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Succeeding with Research: How to Successfully Integrate Research into Practice

Earns 1 LU / HSW / RIBA

Learn from industry leaders how to create a more prosperous firm and advance design through relevant, impactful research.

Featuring: Billie Faircloth, KieranTimberlake; Chris A. Hudson, Morris Architects, Inc.; Anne Schopf, Mahlum Architects; Z Smith, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple.

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Built Positive from the Molecule to the Metropolis

Earns 3.75 LUs / RIBA

A Google sustainability guru and others outline regenerative design’s ability to boost your bottom line—and the planet’s vitality.

Featuring: Tim Conway, Shaw Industries; Stacy Glass, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute; Priya Premchandran, Google.

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Women in Green and Why Diversity for Design Matters

Earns 1.5 LUs / RIBA
What’s the current state of diversity in design? Find out talking shop with a leading chief sustainability officer and others on the 10-year anniversary of a pivotal publication.

Featuring: Kira Gould, Walter Communications / Kira Gould CONNECT; Elizabeth Heider, Skanska; Mary Ann Lazarus, MALeco, LLC; Paula Burns McEvoy, Perkins+Will.

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BIM for Lifecycle Management: Boot Camp for Architects, Contractors, and Engineers

Earns 3.75 LUs / GBCI / RIBA

This crash course features a workshop, a case study, and a panel discussion—all on the latest developments in the BIM ecosystem.

Featuring: Chris D’Souza, ARCHIBUS; Mark R. Handy, TRC Worldwide Engineering; Nick Jiang, ARCH Building Data Solutions, LLC; Brandon Tobias, US Army Corps of Engineers.

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Coming Soon: Accessibility Requirements for Public Rights of Way

Earns 1 LU / HSW / ADA / RIBA

Learn practical solutions to a range of accessibility challenges—plus master new federal accessibility standards for public rights of way.

Featuring: Randy Dipner, Meeting the Challenge, Inc.

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Leveraging Existing Custom Fabrication Abilities in Small Affordable Houses

Earns 1 LU / HSW / GBCI / RIBA

Discover the potential for architectural excellence and superb space making in these modest homes.

Featuring: Ted Shelton, University of Tennessee / curb; Tricia Stuth, University of Tennessee / curb.

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Top Ten Design Components for a Secure School Front Entrance

Earns 1 LU / HSW / GBCI / RIBA

Master the latest best practices for secure school entrances, including the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design approach.

Featuring: Randy Atlas, Atlas Safety & Security Design, Inc.

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Florida’s Forgotten Modernism: Beauty, Performance of Florida’s Vernacular, Contemporary Architecture

Earns 1.50 LUs / HSW / GBCI / RIBA

Connect to a piece of Florida history through the eminently relevant climate work of this essential Modernist movement.

Featuring: Ron Haase, H2A Architecture & Planning; John Howey, John Howey + Associates; Lawrence Scarpa, Brooks + Scarpa Architects, Inc.

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