*Schedule is subject to change.

CEU Information:
AIA Members: AIA Members: AIA members, please bring your membership number to the AIAILA COTE sessions to be entered for HSW learning units. You may self report other non AIAILA COTE sessions by logging into your transcript on the AIA.org website. Self-reported learning units only count towards general requirements, HSW learning units are no longer allowed to be self reported to AIA. Also note that AIA no longer requires SD learning units, only HSW.

USGBC Members: USGBC Members: All AltBuild sessions that are noted with the USGBC- LA icon are GBCI approved for LEED Credential Maintenance. These sessions will be General, not LEED specific. All can be self reported at www.gbci.org



AIA LA/USGBC-LA     Friday, May 10th
Professional Programing- East Wing
Presented by City of Santa Monica , AIA Los Angeles, USGBC-LA

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10:10 am - 10:55 am
East Wing

Opening Day Keynote Speaker


1.0 HSW
 

 

  • Danielle Pieranunzi
    Speaker
    Danielle Pieranunzi
    LEED AP BD+C, Affiliate ASLA
    Director, Sustainable Sites Initiative™
    In her first LA appearance.

Danielle Pieranunzi is the Director for the Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) – a program created to transform land development and management practices toward regenerative design. For the past six years, Danielle has worked closely with over 70 experts from across the country researching and developing comprehensive, science-based guidelines and criteria for high performance landscapes. A national, voluntary rating system was developed by SITES as the mechanism to promote and reward leadership in landscape sustainability. She is currently overseeing review of the 150-plus pilot projects from around the world that are testing the rating system and seeking to be certified as sustainable sites. Additionally, Danielle is working on the transition toward a third party certification system and development of a related education program.

 
 
11:05 am - 12:05 pm
East Wing

SoCal Climate Planning: Why Should I Care?


Why you need to know about regenerative, net zero and walkable spaces.


1.0 HSW
 

 



  • David Hertz
    Panelist
    David Hertz
    FAIA LEED. AP
    S.E.A. Studio of Environmental Architecture
 
 
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
East Wing

"Think Local, Design Global"

Southern California architects have been applying sustainability in their projects all over the world. This panel will look at how leading SoCal architects are influencing design - in projects from massive master planned projects in China to rebuilding and regenerating in Haiti - and how those projects in turn influence design here at home.


1.0 HSW
 

 



  • Carl Welty
    Panelist
    Carl Welty
    Principal Architect
    Claremont Environmental Design Group
 
 
1:25 pm - 2:55 pm
East Wing

AIA LA COTE Special Presentation

THE NATURE OF LOS ANGELES IS DENSE URBAN SPRAWL

Los Angeles does not possess the transportation infrastructure to support conventional approaches to urban density. City planners, landscape architects, urban designers and architects engage the problem of "sprawl" using distinctly different analytical tools and preoccupations. Listen to and join the discussion among these professionals as they discuss individual projects, from new "specific plans" for the city, to individual projects that seek to incrementally adapt and exploit Los Angeles's great wealth of population and space, one lot and one dwelling at a time.


1.5 HSW
 

 

 
 
3:05 pm - 4:20 pm
East Wing

Perspectives From the Field: Green Building Challenges and Lessons Learned


Presented by the Women In Green Forum

Featuring panelists representing various stakeholder roles including an architect, construction manager, interior designer and solar provider, this session will present a comprehensive approach to the project management process from design through implementation. Panelists will discuss their green building challenges, lessons learned, and helpful troubleshooting methods


1.25 HSW
 

 

  • Jaime Nack
    Moderated by
    Jaime Nack
    President
    Three Squares Inc.
  • Sarah Backhouse
    Moderated by
    Sarah Backhouse
    Founder and Host
    Future360 and Advisory Board Member
    Women In Green Forum
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  • Monica D. Higgins
    Panelist
    Monica D. Higgins
    MBA
    LEED AP
    Founder/Construction Manager
    Renovation Planners
  • Laura Hannah
    Panelist
    Laura Hannah
    Senior Manager of Interconnection
    SolarCity
  • Sarah Barnard
    Panelist
    Sarah Barnard
    LEED AP
    Principal Designer
    Sarah Barnard Designs
  • Beth Holden
    Panelist
    Beth Holden
    LEED AP
    Principal
    NEW THEME Inc.
 
 
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
WEST LOBBY

"From Auto-Centric to Cycle-Centric and from Industry to Artistry: Shaping the Future in Santa Monica"


 

 



  • Peter James
    Panelist
    Peter James
    Senior Planner
    City of Santa Monica
 
 
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
East Wing

Win:Win Journal: "THE FUTURE SUSTAINABLE L.A."

Bob Hale and Shawn Gehle in Conversation with Guest Editor Eric Corey Freed


Celebrating the debut of the USGBC-Los Angeles Win:Win Journal, join this special discussion: How does Los Angeles - its people, buildings and infrastructure establish a restorative, long-term relationship with the environment that hosts it and the financial systems that support it?"
As America's first post war city, Los Angeles was an incubator and test bed for many of the most progressive infrastructure and architecture attitudes of the time. Both public and private projects—spanning architecture, transportation and the natural environment—in Los Angeles in the last half of the 20th century have taken massive financial and visionary bravado to execute; only now are we truly faced with their limitations and the reality of their capacity limits, environmental impacts and financial life cycle. How do we move forward?


1.25 HSW
 

 

  • Bob Hale
    Panelist
    Bob Hale
    FAIA, Principal
    Rios Clementi Hale Studios
  • Shawn Gehle
    Panelist
    Shawn Gehle
    Design Director/Senior Associate
    Gensler
 
 
5:15 pm - 7:30 pm
East Wing

AIA LA COTE/USGBC LA MIXER From 5:15 PM -7:30 PM

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