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Models of the Framework: At the Intersection of Sustainability and Beauty

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 | 1pm ET

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Both COTE® award and the Architecture Awards programs celebrate exemplary models of contemporary architecture which highlight parameters of AIA’s Framework for Design Excellence. From the extensive list of projects, one can discern those that define the intersection between sustainable principles and design achievement, including within them a unique sense of place, use of materials, and other more formal qualities that exist within a well-defined environmental approach. Through exploring three projects, learn innovations of sustainable design integration and come away with a greater understanding of the built environment’s role in communities. Hosted by Committee on Design (COD).

Learning objectives

After attending this program, participants will be able to:

  • Investigate approaches that blend and translate sustainable goals into projects of design excellence.
  • Be inspired by projects that are a vehicle for connectivity and equity in communities and educational environments.
  • Learn approaches to the technical challenges of cost, constructability, and sustainability for sustainable models of design excellence.
  • Explore the ways in which architecture can improve health and well-being through built works in the public realm.
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1.25 LUs
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  • Craig Brandt


    Principal  |  Craig Brandt Architecture

    Craig Brandt is an architect and educator based in Chicago and Chair of Programs for the AIA...
  • Brian Court FAIA

    Brian Court


    Partner  |  Miller Hull Partnership

    Brian is a partner in his firm’s Seattle studio, Miller Hull Partnership. He has devoted much of...
  • Robin Z. Puttock


    Senior Lecturer  |  The University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning, Preservation + Development

    Robin is a licensed architect in Maryland and Virginia and has been practicing for over twenty...
  • Chandra Robinson AIA

    Chandra Robinson


    Principal  |  LEVER Architecture

    Chandra is a Principal at LEVER Architecture, a Portland, Oregon based design practice recognized...
  • Matt Wallace AIA

    Matt Wallace


    Partner  |  Lake Flato Architects

    Matt Wallace is a partner, and co-leader of the firm’s Eco-Conservation studio, which fulfills his...