GRAPHISOFT Sponsors Integrative Design Workshop

AIA AustinGRAPHISOFT is proud to be a sponsor of an upcoming event in Austin, TX on May 9th. The event, presented by AIA Austin, in connection with ARCHITECT magazine, offers a workshop that focuses on integrative design. Design standards and procedures can often become cluttered with redundant and inefficient systems when handled through sequential and discrete steps – by multiple firms with variable business goals. Avoid unnecessary process time, wasting resources, adverse environmental effects, and lack of building performance by examining concepts that support an integrative design process.

2013 Workshop AustinAt the workshop, you’ll hear from nationally known architect, John Boecker. John Boecker serves as a founding partner in 7group, an internationally recognized multi-disciplinary consulting firm focused on green and regenerative development. As an architect, his practice has focused exclusively on green buildings and integrative design since 1996. He served on the LEED Steering Committee from 2002–2009, and he Chaired the USGBC’s national LEED Curriculum Committee from 2002–2007. He has served as LEED Faculty since 2001, and he was appointed a LEED Fellow in the inaugural class of 2011. Boecker will use actual case studies to address the conceptual “bones” of integrative design and discuss a step-by-step process to implement this type of design process into a workflow.

During the workshop, attendees will be asked to shift their “mental models” toward a whole systems way of thinking. They’ll be shown the benefits of adopting an integrative process and applications of the concepts that support it. The workshop will also provide ways to incorporate examples of integrative design strategies that are targeted at enhancing building performance.

The workshop is worth 1 AIA Credit and is scheduled for Thursday, May 9th

Vuka Co-op
411 Monroe Street West
Reception 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Program 6:30 to 8:00pm

Register here


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