Friday, June 8, 2012
Bob Berkebile FAIA, Founder & Principal, BNIM
Kathy Achelpohl AIA LEED AP BD+C, Principal, BNIM
Peter Morris, Director, Davis Langdon
In the built environment, the term sustainability is being replaced by terms such as Regenerative Design or Resilient Design. These new terms reflect the need and opportunity to create transformative designs that go beyond the act of using fewer resources to genuinely contribute to the vitality and well being of communities, utilizing ecology, biophilia and biomimicry to solve urban problems. This session will include an overview of the current state of sustainable design, how the practice of design is evolving to support transformative design, and how to make the case(s) for Regenerative Design from a triple bottom line perspective that considers social, economic, and environmental factors. We will also examine a diverse group of benchmark projects at various scales, while encouraging an open dialogue that allows participants to discover how these concepts may be applied to their own projects and practices.