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Besides the opportunity to network with vendors and learn about the latest products and services to help your business thrive, the 2016 Expo will feature:

  • Lunch
  • Refreshment breaks
  • “Wall” talks
  • Teambuilding workshops 

Spec Academy: 

The Spec Academy is a new edition to the 2016 Design Conference. Spec Academy programs will provide you with technical information on methods and materials to enhance your projects.  Come and have an early start to your conference program on Thursday, or, on Friday, have an early morning cup of coffee or top off your day with one of these informative sessions.

“Wall” talks: 

20-minute moderated, informal discussions on preplanned topics. You choose the conversation most appealing to you.

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Preconference Seminars: In order to be enrolled you must be registered for one other full day.

WE0116

Conquering the Energy Code for Commercial Architects

Program Developed and Presented by Urban Green Council, Underwritten by the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Registration for this program will begin at 9:00 AM
7 LU/HSW Hours
7 GBCI Hours
5 CEO Hours in Energy Conservation Construction Code
2 CEO Hours in Code Enforcement and Administration

$75.00 fee includes breaks and resource materials
Lunch is not included.

Note: If you have taken this course previously, you will not be eligible for CE credit.

Designers struggle to comply with energy code requirements due to confusion about documentation, misunderstood code language, and the challenge of keeping up to date on a code that changes every three years.
Not only are designers required to meet new energy code obligations, but learning how to comply with today’s code will prepare design firms for coming changes.

Using the upcoming IECC 2015, which will take effect October 3, 2016, as the source, Conquering the Code teaches architects to understand the structure and rationale behind the energy code. Participants will learn how to differentiate the various compliance pathways and understand the requirements for compliance.

Often, it is not a lack of knowledge that leads to failure to comply but a lack of coordination and communication among the design team, their client, the code officials and the construction team.

A fundamental theme of the course is to explain specific code provision by describing the interdependence of the building envelope, mechanical and lighting systems and their impacts on energy consumption.

Peter J. Arsenault, FAIA, NCARB, LEED-AP
Peter J. Arsenault Architect
Greensboro, NC

Spec Academy – Elevator 101
SP0116
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
1 LU/HSW

While elevators are an important design and planning element in most multi-story commercial, institutional and multi-unit residential projects, many architects have not had the opportunity to develop a systematic overview of basic elevator technology, design and planning. This module is developed for designers with varying levels of experience and expertise. It touches on the basics of elevator design as well as the most common design issues encountered in low, mid and high rise projects.

Jeff Halpin
Otis Elevator Company
Albany, NY

Spec Academy – 3D High Definition Laser Scanning: Bringing Your Design and Construction Team Together
SP0216
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
1 LU

3D laser scanning and point clouds are starting to make their way into the marketplace. This presentation will describe how your firm can run with these new ideas to collaborate with other professionals including Civil Engineers, Structural Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Project Managers, and Developers. You will learn how to integrate the scan data into projects to provide new and improved deliverables for your clients. You will be able to show your clients what a finished project will look like before it is constructed. Not in the typical cartoonish fashion but in actual survey 3D data collection.

Paul James Olszewski, PLS
Paul James Olszewski, PLS, PLLC
Camillus, NY

Spec Academy – Fire-Retardant Treated Wood and the International Building Code
SP0316
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
1 LU/HSW

The International Building Code, being adopted by New York State this year, allows the use of fire-retardant treated wood in a variety of areas of Type I and II (noncombustible) construction. In the growing Type III mid-rise construction market, it is used extensively in the exterior walls. This presentation takes an in-depth look at fire-retardant treated wood (FRTW) focusing on: FRTW characteristics, properties, performance in a fire as well as preparation, treatment, inspection and labeling. Fire tests, standards, building code requirements, the use of Forest Steward Council (FSC) wood in LEED projects and the impact on construction and insurance costs will also be discussed.

Chris Athari
Hoover Treated Wood Products
Columbus, OH

Creating a New Design Paradigm for a Behavioral Health Complex
TH0116
2:45 PM – 4:15 PM
1.5 LUs/HSW

New York State opened the new adult and children’s in-patient psychiatric facilities on the Bronx Psychiatric Center campus in January 2015. These two hospitals were the centerpiece of a $350 million six building project. The objectives of the NYS Office of Mental Health and the Dormitory Authority State of New York were to break the mold of the traditional institutional mental health facilities of the past and provide a healing environment for patients with a focus on rehabilitation and reintegration into the community, partially through the creation of a consistent campus appearance.

This session will describe, from the perspectives of the builder (DASNY), the owning agency (OMH), the clinician and the architect, how this collaboration was achieved to alter a building type historically resistant to change. Topics for discussion will include evolving treatment concepts for mental illness and the use of design to reduce lengths of stay and encourage recovery. Techniques to be discussed will include the use of natural light and outdoor space to aid recovery; improving functionality by allowing the building shape to take the form mandated by program objectives and the importance of decision-tracking and monitoring systems to enhance collaboration.

David Miles Ziskind, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD & C (Moderator)
STV Architects
New York, NY

Ron Gecsedi
DASNY
Albany, NY

Jim Fritz
NYS Office of Mental Health
Albany, NY

Bruce Gombos
STV Architects
Albany, NY

Kevin Murrett, AIA, NCARB
Architectural Resources
Buffalo, NY

 

 

People-Centric Built Environment: A Collaboration of Architecture and Social Science
TH0216
2:45 PM – 4:15 PM
1.5 LUs/HSW

For centuries, architecture has been closely allied with the physical sciences, though other types of collaborations are necessary in order to continue broadening architecture’s ability to address societal needs. Recent interdisciplinary alliances between social science and architecture have introduced research approaches and innovative tools to the field of architecture which have the potential to transform how we understand and shape the built environment.

This session will explore the opportunities for more closely integrating the social sciences into architectural practice to advance the performance, experience, and value of the built environment.

Frank Becher, Assoc. AIA
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Sue Weideman
BOSTI Associates
Buffalo, NY

Evie Klein, Assoc. AIA
New York, NY

Richard Wener
New York University
New York, NY

 

 

Transforming El-Space Across New York State
TH0316
2:45 PM – 4:15 PM
1.5 LUs/HSW

Elevated infrastructure divides communities across New York State, from train lines in the Bronx to highways in Syracuse. The negative impact of this infrastructure is well documented, but less well known are nascent attempts by nonprofits and municipalities to reclaim this ‘el-space’ for the public. Creative design and extensive cooperation between design disciplines and government agencies can transform these unique urban sites into safe, attractive, and environmentally friendly connections between communities.

Join the Design Trust for Public Space, Design Trust Fellows, and the New York City Department of Transportation, for an engaging conversation on the challenges of el-space design. The session will focus on the lessons learned from Under the Elevated, a comprehensive analysis of the space beneath New York City’s elevated infrastructure, and El-Space pilots, a series of neighborhood-based tests of strategies. The rich design possibilities inherent in el-space will be discussed, along with successful multi-agency collaboration strategies and meaningful community engagement ideas. Innovative urban design, lighting, and green infrastructure solutions will also be shared.

Susan Chin, FAIA, Hon. ASLA
Design Trust for Public Space
New York, NY

Neil Gagliardi
New York City Department of Transportation
New York, NY

Quilian Riano
DSGN AGNC
Brooklyn, NY

Tricia Martin, RLA, LEED AP
WE Design
Brooklyn, NY

Leni Schwendinger
Arup
New York, NY

 

Designing the Largest and Tallest Passive House Building in the World
TH0416
2:45 PM – 4: 15 PM
1.5 LUs/HSW

Handel Architects’ residential tower for Cornell University’s new Roosevelt Island Campus will include 350 residences for students, staff and faculty. The 26-story building is part of Cornell’s 2.1 million square foot technology campus in New York City, a partnership between Cornell and Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. The building is being developed by Hudson Companies, the Related Companies, and Cornell University.

Cornell Tech Residential is being designed to Passive House standards, and when complete will be the largest and tallest building in the world built to Passive House standards. Passive House (PH) is the strict international building standard that drastically reduces energy consumption while creating a healthier and more comfortable living environment for a fraction of residents’ usual energy costs.

To achieve Passive House standards, Cornell Tech Residential will incorporate a number of sustainability-focused design elements. The façade, constructed of a prefabricated metal panel system, acts as a thermally insulated blanket wrapping the building structure. Purified fresh air will be ducted into each bedroom and living room, providing superior indoor air quality. Compared to conventional construction, the building is projected to save 882 tons of CO2 per year, equal to planting 5,300 new trees.

Blake Middleton, FAIA
Handel Architects
New York, NY

Deborah Moelis, AIA
Handel Architects
New York, NY

 

Crossover & Collaboration of Principles of Design
TH0516
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
1.5 LUs/HSW

This panel discussion will include presentations from Ford Motor Company, Gensler & Grimshaw Architects, as they explore the common threads of collaboration between each of their areas of expertise, using transportation as the core subject matter. Each panelist designs for widely varying audiences, and for different infrastructures, but the end goal of the differing entities remains the same; enhancing the end user’s experience by unique design. Moreover, the panel will explore how seemingly unrelated designs can and do crossover.

Darko Hreljanovic, AIA – Moderator
STV
New York, NY

Craig Metros
Ford Motor Company
Detroit, MI

 

Kashyap Bhimjiani
Gensler
New York, NY

Andrew Whalley, AIA
Grimshaw Architects
New York, NY

Paulo Faria
Grimshaw Architects
New York, NY

Spec Academy – Accessibility, Safety and Platform Lifts and Elevators
SP0416
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
1 LU/HSW

There is a growing importance for elevators and lifts in today’s designs. Lifts and elevators can be an extraordinary feature added to a home or building which will enhance the life quality and safety of the end user. In this program, the participant will learn about the requirements for platform lifts, the different types of lifts, and basic design. They will also gain functional knowledge of code compliance, how to solve accessibility challenges, and solutions for evacuation for persons with disabilities.

Luke Lesniowski
Handi-Lift
Carlstadt, NJ

Spec Academy – Use of Light Gage Metal Framing in Mid-Rise Construction
SP0516
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
1 LU/HSW

More and more architects and developers are using light gage metal framing (LGMF) as the building structural system. In this one hour long course, you will learn the benefits of LGMF and how to use it in your next project. Learn the advantages of LGMF as a load bearing wall in low-rise and mid-rise buildings.

Malcolm G. McLaren, PE
McLaren Engineering Group
West Nyak, NY

Haseeb Sayed, PE
McLaren Engineering Group
West Nyack, NY

Modern Ideas for Historic Districts  – A Leadership Dialogue
FR0216
*12:45 PM – 2:15 PM & 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
3 LUs/HSW
Note – You must be present for both sessions to receive CE credit

How can we design better for our historic districts? This is a workshop to develop ideas for using modern forms and materials in historic districts for architects, urbanists and other design professionals. This hands-on-workshop includes presentations and discussions on recent initiatives, contextual zoning and landmark rules, followed by an exercise on how new buildings in a contemporary idiom or modern styles can be compatible (or incompatible) with existing historic fabric. The group will examine the issues and findings and will debate how contemporary and modern styles are appropriate for historic districts.

The goal of the workshop is to help architects make informed decisions about new projects in historic areas, specifically focusing on contextualizing contemporary designs with older neighbors in terms of height and mass, streetline, building rhythm/pedestrian experience, materiality/detailing, façade composition, and character. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will have an understanding of principles and strategies for creating projects that are contextually relevant and yet contemporary.

Jorge Mastropietro, AIA, CPHD
Jorge Mastropietro Architects Atelier
New York, NY

 

 

Programming for the Third Space: Nimble Number Crunching for Innovation
FR0316
12:45 PM – 2:15 PM
1.5 LUs/HSW

In an environment of tight budgets and stretched capacity on college and university campuses, project goals must meet clear metrics to prove their worth. Innovative and hard-to-quantify collaboration spaces can fall by the wayside when establishing space needs and getting projects approved. Using a case study of an academic building at University of Massachusetts Amherst, this session will share new techniques for integrating “the third space” into a program of space needs to provide a more comprehensive active learning environment.

Paradigms of collaboration, curriculum development, and pedagogy have transformed dramatically in recent years largely due to rapid changes in technology and a better understanding of how students actively learn. Although there have been changes in administrative processes, campus planners and designers must be empowered to program persuasively with often traditional academic departments to create a more effective range of spaces. Research indicates that spaces for informal interaction, which are currently lacking in many learning environments, are ripe for development as spaces that can heighten collaboration from peer to peer.

Michael A. Nieminen, FAIA
Kliment Halsband Architects
New York, NY

David Whitehill, AIA
Kliment Halsband Architects
New York, NY

Thomas P. Huf
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Amherst, MA

 

Convening Design and Semiotic Talent to Build Museum Identity
FR0416
12:45 PM – 2:15 PM
1.5 LUs/HSW

“A museum is a place where one should lose one’s head.” -Renzo Piano, Hon, FAIA

To create a museum that attracts people, collaboration is needed. The identity of an institution is established and promulgated by a combination of means, including printed materials, website, logotype and architecture. Museums convey a strong visual and symbolical meaning. Secular shrines to the longevity of art and the ephemerality of fad, museums strive to educate, illuminate, evoke and invoke. Can architects, graphic designers and semioticians join together to create or animate the museums of the 22nd Century?

The speakers will discuss the opportunity to rethink cultural institutions combining the abilities of professions that produce and understand image and meaning. The talk will suggest how a team of architects, wordsmiths and graphic designers can “raise the prominence” of a museum’s identity (in the words of SAM Director, Jim Letts) and shape a place, like the Met, that “collects, studies, conserves, and presents significant works of art across all times and cultures in order to connect people to creativity, knowledge, and ideas.” Connecting people is not only the mission, but modus operandi. The speakers will also look at museums in the context of a city’s “brand.”

Frederic Bell, FAIA
NYC Department of Design and Construction
Long Island City, NY

Gwenaëlle de Kerret
Sorbonne University
Paris, France

Jeffrey Raven, FAIA
Raven A+U – Architecture + Urban Design LLC
New York, NY

Architectural Automation in the Age of Neuromimetic Artificial Intelligence
FR0516
12:45 PM – 2:15 PM
1.5 LUs

This talk explores the role of robotics and other forms of computational automation in connection to artificial intelligence, machine learning and data in the built environment. We are at a tipping point where automation and artificial intelligence are becoming relevant within the design process. By exploring the ambitious beginnings, Cedric Price and the Generator project, moves to share personal experiences in Columbia University, SCI-Arc and CUNY’s robotics and digital fabrication labs; this talk attempts to address the potential of computation’s increasing applied role within the built environment.

How do we address these opportunities in our pedagogy? What is the role of computation and automation in creating novel spaces? Are there opportunities for near real-time design/construction processes? How can designers engage the fabrication process to produce novel fabrication techniques allowing us to move away from preconceived solutions? What is the role of automation in the construction and assembly on the job site? Does this allow for unprecedented solutions?

Phillip Anzalone, AIA
New York City College of Technology/Atelier Architecture 64
Brooklyn, NY

Joseph Brennan, AIA
Populous/New York City College of Technology
Rockville Centre, NY

Ralph Steenblik, Assoc. AIA
Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates/New York City College of Technology
Brooklyn, NY

Frank Melendez
City College of New York
New York, NY

Becoming a Fellow of The American Institute of Architects
FR0616
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
1.5 LUs

Elevation to Fellowship in the AIA is an honor bestowed on a small percentage within the Institute. Have you considered fellowship as part of your career? Ever have questions about becoming a Fellow? How about that one question on the application that you are wondering about? What exactly does the College of Fellows do to mentor interns and YAF Members? This is your chance to ask all the questions you like and do it in an informal setting.

Maximizing Success on Integrated Projects – An Owner’s Guide
FR0716
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
1.5 LUs

Architects now have a tool which can be used to inform owners on the best approach to project delivery, aligning the project goals with the right delivery strategies.

This program will explore The Owner’s Guide to Maximizing Success in Integrated Projects, presenting the findings from a study of over 200 capital facility projects. Rather than focusing on the delivery method by considering how organizational structure, contract payment terms and team assembly process, an overall project delivery strategy should be considered when structuring design and construction services and how various strategies can work together. The most effective strategies align the core project team— owner, designers, primary builder and key specialty trades—are more effective in meeting cost, schedule and quality goals.

Three factors emerged for enabling alignment within the core project team: early involvement, qualification driven selection and cost transparency in contracts. Successful project delivery lies in designing a strategy aligning the core project team with the owner’s targeted goals.

The guide presents information to support a project delivery workshop with key project stakeholders.

Greg Gidez, AIA, DBIA
Hansel Phelps
Denver, CO

Bryan Franz
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Rob Leight
Penn State University
University Park, PA

Reskinning Upstate’s Computer Warehouse Building
FR0816
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
1.5 LUs/HSW

The Upstate Medical University’s 1970’s SUNY-brutalistic style Computer Warehouse Building was literally falling apart, due to weather and limitations of the original construction. As with similar period buildings it was also thermally inefficient. Traditional repair methods were considered, but expensive, without functional, thermal or aesthetic benefit.
Reskinning was the solution. Reskinning is the replacement of a building’s exterior facade or cladding, including upgrades to the thermal envelope. This presentation explores the reskinning process, including design process, energy performance, indoor thermal comfort, aesthetics and addressing functional problems with the building exterior.

The design team of engineers and architects will share their methodology of the assessment of the building envelope. This includes: appearance; physical stability and durability issues; as well as infrared investigations of the heat loss and uninsulated areas of the articulated facade. They will review the system selection process, including cladding materials, rainwater management options, insulation choices, and incorporation of air barrier systems. Renderings of the chosen system – metal panels and brick over rock wool insulation – will be shown, as well as photos of the completed project.

James A. D’Aloisio, PE, SECB, LEED AP
Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt
East Syracuse, NY

Michael Naylor, AIA
Envision Architects
Albany, NY

Julia M. Zimmer
Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt
East Syracuse, NY

Spec Academy – Understanding Residential Elevators
SP0616
5:15 PM – 5:45 PM
1 LU/HSW

Driven by an aging population, the need for residential elevators continues to grow. Families want to stay in their homes longer, and home elevators are instrumental in achieving their goals. This program provides comprehensive learning on what type of elevator to use in residential project, the codes effecting usage, as well as, the safety considerations and proper planning to avoid common construction mistakes.

Andy Darnley
Nationwide Lifts
Syracuse, NY

Rise & Shine Breakfast & Presentation

SA0116
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Each year, the Rise & Shine Breakfast & Presentation addresses issues of interest to the architectural community entwined to the theme of the Conference. The 2016 theme of Collaboration explores the interconnected nature of the design profession and how it affects communities and its residents.

Speakers and complete program details to be released later in July.

PREPARE Structural Systems Problem Solving Course for the A.R.E.

SA0216
10:15 AM – 4:30 PM

6 LUs/HSW
$80 fee includes breaks and materials
Course is open to any ARE candidates

Prepare candidates for the Architect Registration Exam (A.R.E.) Structural Systems Exam (4.0) and / or those related sections for the A.R.E. 5.0 by using the instructor’s professional experience and education in architecture and structural engineering

The Structural Systems Short Course will cover the following:

  • A brief overview of the A.R.E. 4.0 to 5.0 as it relates to Structural Systems
  • Review of the NCARB tested competency areas over which ARE candidates will be evaluated.
  • Problem solving with the instructor. The attendants will learn how to categorize the problem, identify what is being asked to solve, start the problem, identify why incorrect answers are incorrect and why correct answers are correct.

Marc Mitalski, PE, SE
PREPARE, Inc.
Champaign, IL

 

Sunnyside Gardens: Theory, Preservation and Practice in a Historic District
SA0316
10:15 AM – 11:45 AM
1.5 LUs/HSW

Sunnyside Gardens is one of the most admired, and most studied, planned communities in the United States. Inspired by the English Garden City movement, Sunnyside featured thoughtfully designed open space, generous plantings, and low scale streetscapes of modest brick homes within the grid of Queens.

The community is a unique historic example of a collaborative effort of design disciplines. Led by architects and town planners Clarence Stein and Henry Wright with blocks of houses by architect Frederick L. Ackerman and the landscape by Marjorie Cautley, it was built between 1924 and 1928.

This program will explore, first, the theories which inspired the designers (a historic collaboration of urban planning, architecture and landscape architecture), second, how the enclave was protected and regulated over the decades, and third, how the properties and open spaces have been adapted and restored. Respecting the historic plan while inserting a modern program yields a case study of preservation as sustainability. Have the social ideals embodied in the original collaborative plan been replaced by the collective desire to preserve the scale and charm? Design involving history and precedent has become the means to preserve and maintain a sense of community in this historic collaborative effort.

Laura Heim, AIA LEED AP
Laura Heim Architect, PLLC
Sunnyside, NY

Jeffrey Kroessler, PhD
John Jay College, CUNY
New York, NY

 

Building Enclosure Commissioning BECx and ASTM E2813-12
SA0416
10:15 AM – 11:45 AM
1.5 LUs

ASTM E2813-12 “Standard Practice for Building Enclosure Commissioning” (BECx) was released in 2012. Although referenced in Standards and Owner’s programmatic requirements, the applied aspects, goals and benefits of building enclosure commissioning are sometimes unknown, if not misunderstood.  This presentation will outline the intent of BECx as intended by ASTM E2813-12 and its process from project inception through occupancy.

Neil W. Garry, PE, RRC, REWC, BECxP
Bell & Spina, Architects-Planners
Syracuse, NY

The Challenge of Facilities Management for Cultural Institutions
SA0516
10:15 AM – 11:45 AM
1.5 LUs/HSW

Not-for-profit cultural institutions and organizations – including museums, galleries, and foundations – are often housed in historic buildings that have ongoing, expensive maintenance and repair needs. With limited funds for capital improvements, “deferred maintenance” becomes a serious problem leading to costly repairs taking funding away from an institution’s core mission. Many of these institutions have few maintenance staff and limited experience in working with design professionals.

This presentation will profile The Buffalo History Museum as an example of the challenges faced by cultural institutions in managing and optimizing their facilities. The Museum first retained Thinking Outside the Square (TOTS) to develop a visitor experience plan that quickly morphed into a full facilities assessment and space utilization study. Led by a partnership between TOTS and Design Synergies Architecture, the project integrates the expertise of a diverse design team to address the complex needs of a 21st century museum housed in three century-old buildings. It demonstrates the importance of developing a collaborative client partnership, and offers advice on dealing with challenges of fundraising, working with Boards and Committees, and balancing mission-related functions with the demands of aging bricks-and-mortar facilities.

Roxanne D. Button, AIA, MRAIC, LEED AP
Design Synergies Architecture PC
Buffalo, NY

Brian McAlonie, AIA, MRAIC, LEED AP

Thinking Outside the Square Inc.
Buffalo, NY

Melissa Brown
The Buffalo History Museum
Buffalo, NY

 

Design Strategies for Renewing and Expanding Historic Libraries
SA0616
10:15 AM – 1:30 PM

3 LUs/HSW

Communities across New York State are grappling with how to transform their historic library buildings. Whether through renovation alone or renovation and expansion; these building have proven potential for expansion and renewal to serve today’s dynamic and technologically-rich library service goals. The “one-size-fits-all” nature of the quiet environment that typified public libraries of the past has given way to the library as a transformative center of activity and learning in the local community. The seminar will explore successful strategies for community involvement in the essential planning and renewal of historic library buildings. Interactive public planning and skillful design strategies will be shared in a seminar including a presentation and interactive discussion.

Elisabeth Martin, AIA
MDA designgroup
Brooklyn, NY

Jeffrey Hoover, AIA
Tappé Associates
Boston, MA

| KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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Kai-Uwe Bergmann

BIG

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Jay Brotman

Svigals + Partners

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Julia McFadden

Svigals + Partners

| TOURS

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Photo Credit: Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation

Historic Structures Within Congress Park

TR0116
12:30 PM -2:30 PM (30 minutes for travel time)
Transportation included.

1.5 LU’s/HSW

$35 fee includes transportation. 

This tour will take a look at how Congress Park, a National Historic Landmark, has evolved over time.  In 1826, John Clarke, a New York City entrepreneur who was the first to bottle Saratoga’s water, purchased Congress Spring and over time acquired land surrounding the spring to create Congress Park as a place for visitors to promenade after sampling the mineral waters. In 1870, John Morrissey, former heavy weight and New York State senator, built an Italianate Club House at the center of the park to host gambling.  Richard Albert Canfield purchased the Saratoga Club House and invested an estimated $800,000 in enhancing the building and the grounds of Congress Park to bring them up to the standards of the top European establishments. Over the years other improvements were made to the park including the addition of the Italian Garden, War Memorial, Carousel, and the Spirit of Life & Spencer Trask Memorial. The tour will provide a general overview of the park’s development and focus on the recent award-winning restoration of Spirit of Life & Spencer Trask Memorial, a joint project of the City of Saratoga Springs and City of Saratoga Springs, and the restoration efforts of the Canfield Casino.

Samantha Bosshart
Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation
Saratoga Springs, NY

Dan Wilson, AIA
Lacey Thaler Reilly Wilson Architecture & Preservation LLP
Albany, NY

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Photo Credit: Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation

Walking Tour of Historic North Broadway, Saratoga Springs 

TR0216
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
1.5 LUs/HSW

$35 fee 

This tour takes a unique look at the history of Saratoga’s elite.  The tour will highlight the grand Queen Annes along North Broadway, featuring homes built by Saratoga’s most prominent figures, such as Lucy Skidmore Scribner, George B. Cluett, Williams B. Gage, and Senator Brackett.  Two of Saratoga’s best-known resident developers, Henry Watson and Gideon Putnam, originally laid out Broadway during the early 1800s.  By 1854, North Broadway played host to many of the first full time residents in town.  Saratoga continued to grow through the late 19th century.  After a period of decline, when many of the properties were divided and houses were converted into apartments, separating homes from carriage house, the area was saved through private re-investment.  North Broadway still captures the gilded age of Saratoga Springs through the variety of architectural styles including, Queen Anna, Italianate, Shingle style, Colonial Revival, and Romanesque Revival.  This tour has been adapted for architects and will highlight key historic preservation attributes.

Samantha Bosshart
Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation
Saratoga Springs, NY

Dan Wilson, AIA
Lacey Thaler Reilly Wilson Architecture & Preservation LLP
Albany, NY

| EVENTS

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Opening Night Party
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Saratoga Automobile Museum

September 29, 2016

Start your 2016 Design Conference off at the Opening Night Party, at the Saratoga Automobile Museum, by meeting new colleagues, and seeing old friends. Enjoy food, fun, cocktails and CARS! Explore the exhibits in this totally restored and renovated Saratoga Bottling Plant, a beautiful neo-classic structure built in 1934.
The exhibit on display may be a name familiar to you – Sam Posey. An architect turned race car driver turned broadcaster will have his collection on display, entitled “Posey: Shifting through the creative life of Sam Posey.”
The party will be held from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, and shuttle service will be provided from the Saratoga Hilton. Tickets are included with your full conference registration, or can be purchased a la carte. However you get your ticket, you’ll want to make sure you have one!

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AIA New York State
Design Awards

Join us for the 2016 Design Awards event, celebrating the best New York architects have to offer. These are the projects which move and invoke, striking our senses, creating the awe-inspiring architecture AIA New York State members are known for on a worldwide stage.
The all-inclusive event will be held on Friday, September 30th at 7:00 pm in the Saratoga Hilton Ballroom.

(Note: this is a black tie preferred event)

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AIA New York State third annual Design Conference will focus on how design excellence can not only be a catalyst to creative solutions within our own profession but also innovation for other parallel design disciplines.

The opportunity to use design as a means for achieving progressive solutions whether they be in architecture, industrial design, graphic design, branding, furniture and the fashion industry, speaks to the idea that good design, regardless of its discipline, influences and impacts one’s environment. Collaboration among other architects, or design professionals in the various other disciplines is a key component in architecture.

Wednesday
September 28, 2016

9:00 am  – Registration Open for Conquering the Energy Code only

10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Conquering the Energy Code for Commercial Architects & Engineers

Thursday
September 29, 2016

9:00 am – 6:00 pm – Registration Open

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Spec Academy

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – General Session –  Kai-Uwe Bergmann, AIA

2:45 pm – 4:15 pm – Continuing Education/Tours

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm – General Session: Collaboration & Crossover of Design Principles

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Opening Night Party – Saratoga Auto Museum

Friday
September 30, 2016

6:30 am – 6:00 pm – Registration Open

7:00 am – 8:00 am – Spec Academy

8:15 am – 9:45 am – General Session  – Julia McFadden, AIA & Jay Brotman, AIA Making Meaningful Architecture: Community Engagement in Sandy Hook and Beyond

9:00 am – 3:15 pm – AIANYS Expo 2016: Saratoga City Center

12:45 pm – 2:15 pm – Continuing Education/Tours

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Continuing Education/Tours

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Spec Academy

7:00 PM – 2016 AIANYS Design Awards Event

Saturday
October 1, 2016

7:00 am – 10:00 pm – Registration

7:00 am – 10:00 am – Rise & Shine Breakfast & Presentation

10:15am – 1:45 am – Continuing Education/Tours

10:15 am – 4:30 pm – PREPARE Structural Systems Problem Solving Course for the A.R.E.

| REGISTRATION

Full Registration

Early Bird After September 2nd
 AIANYS Member: $385 AIANYS Member: $450
 AIANYS Assoc. Member: $250 AIANYS Assoc. Member: $265
 Non Member: $585 Non-Member: $650

 

Includes:

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Spec Academy Programs* – Choice of 3

Continuing Education Seminars – Choice of 4

Opening General Session – Kai-Uwe Bergmann, AIA, BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group)

Afternoon General Session – Crossover & Collaboration of Principles of Design

Opening Night Party at Saratoga Automobile Museum

Refreshment break

Friday, September 30, 2016

Spec Academy Education Programs – Choice of 3

Continuing Education Seminars – Choice of 7

Morning General Session on Friday – Making Meaningful Architecture: Community Engagement in Sandy Hook and Beyond- Julia McFadden, AIA & Jay Brotman, AIA – Svigals + Partners

2016 Expo, showcasing materials & services to enhance your projects and business operations

Lunch in Expo

Refreshment breaks

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Continuing Education Seminars- Choice of 4

Rise and Shine Breakfast & Presentation

(Does not include Design Awards Reception & Dinner)

*The Spec Academy is a new edition to the 2016 Design Conference. Spec Academy programs will provide you with technical information on methods and materials to enhance your projects.  Come and have an early start to your conference program on Thursday, or, on Friday, have an early morning cup of coffee or top off your day with one of these informative sessions.

Unlicensed Guest

 Early Bird After September 2nd
Unlicensed Guest: $250 Unlicensed Guest: $315

Unlicensed guest package must accompany a full registration

 

Includes:

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Opening General Session – Kai-Uwe Bergmann, AIA, BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group)

Afternoon General Session – Crossover & Collaboration of Principles of Design

Opening Night Party at Saratoga Automobile Museum

Refreshment break

Friday, September 30, 2016

Morning General Session on Friday – Making Meaningful Architecture: Community

Engagement in Sandy Hook and Beyond- Julia McFadden, AIA & Jay Brotman, AIA – Svigals + Partners

Lunch in Expo

Refreshment breaks

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Rise and Shine Breakfast & Presentation

(Does not include Design Awards Reception & Dinner) 

Keynotes & Seminars Only

Early Bird  After September 2nd
AIANYS Member: $325 AIANYS Member: $390
AIANYS Assoc. Member: $180 AIANYS Assoc. Member: $195
Non-Member: $425 Non-Member: $490

 

Includes:

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Spec Academy Programs* – Choice of 3

Continuing Education Seminars – Choice of 4

Opening General Session – Kai-Uwe Bergmann, AIA, BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group)

Afternoon General Session – Crossover & Collaboration of Principles of Design 

Refreshment break

Friday, September 30, 2016

Spec Academy Programs – Choice of 3

Continuing Education Seminars – Choice of 7

Morning General Session on Friday – Making Meaningful Architecture: Community Engagement in Sandy Hook and Beyond– Julia McFadden, AIA & Jay Brotman, AIA – Svigals + Partners

2016 Expo, showcasing materials & services to enhance your projects and business operations

Lunch in Expo

Refreshment breaks

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Continuing Education Seminars – Choice of 4

Rise and Shine Presentation
(Does not include Opening Night Party, Design Awards Reception & Dinner or Saturday morning breakfast – breakfast can be included for an additional $30) 

*The Spec Academy is a new edition to the 2016 Design Conference. Spec Academy programs will provide you with technical information on methods and materials to enhance your projects.  Come and have an early start to your conference program on Thursday, or, on Friday, have an early morning cup of coffee or top off your day with one of these informative sessions.

Single Day Registrations

Thursday Registration

 Early Bird After September 2nd
AIANYS Member: $110 AIANYS Member: $160
AIANYS Assoc. Member: $50 AIANYS Assoc. Member: $65
Non-Member:  $210  Non-Member: $260

 

Includes:

Spec Academy Programs* – Choice of 3

Continuing Education Seminars – Choice of 4

Opening General Session – Kai-Uwe Bergmann, AIA, BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group)

Afternoon General Session – Crossover & Collaboration of Principles of Design
Refreshment break

(Does not include Opening Night Party) 

*The Spec Academy is a new edition to the 2016 Design Conference. Spec Academy programs will provide you with technical information on methods and materials to enhance your projects.  Come and have an early start to your conference program on Thursday, or, on Friday, have an early morning cup of coffee or top off your day with one of these informative sessions. 

Friday Registration

 Early Bird After September 2nd
AIANYS Member: $165 AIANYS Member: $215
AIANYS Assoc. Member: $95 AIANYS Assoc. Member: $110
Non-Member: $265 Non-Member: $330

 

Includes:

Spec Academy Programs* – Choice of 3

Continuing Education Seminars – Choice of 7

Morning General Session on Friday – Making Meaningful Architecture: Community Engagement in Sandy Hook and Beyond- Julia McFadden, AIA & Jay Brotman, AIA – Svigals + Partners

2016 Expo, showcasing materials & services to enhance your projects and business operations

Lunch in Expo

Refreshment breaks

(Does not include Design Awards Reception & Dinner) 

*The Spec Academy is a new edition to the 2016 Design Conference. Spec Academy programs will provide you with technical information on methods and materials to enhance your projects.  Come and have an early start to your conference program on Thursday, or, on Friday, have an early morning cup of coffee or top off your day with one of these informative sessions.

Saturday Registration

 Early Bird After September 2nd 
AIANYS Member: $110 AIANYS Member: $160
AIANYS Assoc. Member: $80 AIANYS Assoc. Member: $80
Non-Member: $210 Non-Member: $260

 

Includes:

Continuing Education Seminars –  Choice of 4

Rise and Shine Presentation
(Does not include Breakfast) 

Architectural Students

Student Full Registration
No early bird

Full Registration: $85

 

Includes:   

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Spec Academy Programs* – Choice of 3

Continuing Education Seminars – Choice of 4

Opening General Session – Kai-Uwe Bergmann, AIA, BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group)

Afternoon General Session – Crossover & Collaboration of Principles of Design 

Refreshment break

Friday, September 30, 2016

Spec Academy Programs – Choice of 3

Continuing Education Seminars – Choice of 7

Morning General Session on Friday – Making Meaningful Architecture: Community Engagement in

Sandy Hook and Beyond– Julia McFadden, AIA & Jay Brotman, AIA – Svigals + Partners

2016 Expo, showcasing materials & services to enhance your projects and business operations

Lunch in Expo

Refreshment breaks   

Saturday, October 1

Continuing Education Seminars – Choice of 4

Rise and Shine Breakfast & Presentation

(Does not include Opening Night Party or Design Awards Reception & Dinner) 

*The Spec Academy is a new edition to the 2016 Design Conference. Spec Academy programs will provide you with technical information on methods and materials to enhance your projects.  Come and have an early start to your conference program on Thursday, or, on Friday, have an early morning cup of coffee or top off your day with one of these informative sessions

A La Carte Special Programs & Events

Pre-Conference Seminar: Conquering the Energy Code for Commercial Architects & Engineers

Must be registered for full or one day fees to register
Includes breaks & materials, lunch will be on your own

Wednesday, September 28th
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

AIANYS Member: $75
AIANYS Assoc. Member: $75
Non-Member: $75

PREPARE Structural Systems Problem Solving Course for the A.R.E.

Open to ARE candidates only
Saturday, October 1st
10:15 AM – 4:30 PM

AIANYS Assoc. Member: $80
Non-Member $80

Opening Night Party
Saratoga Automobile Museum
Thursday September 29, 2016, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
In order to purchase a ticket, you must be registered using one of the registration options
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 Early Bird After September 2nd 
AIANYS Member: $85 AIANYS Member: $85
AIANYS Assoc. Member: $85 AIANYS Assoc. Member: $85
Non-Member: $85 Non-Member: $85

Design Awards Reception & Dinner

Saratoga Hilton
Friday, September 30, 2016 7:00 pm
You do not need to be registered for the Design Conference to purchase tickets to this event.

 Early Bird After September 2nd 
AIANYS Member: $95 AIANYS Member: $120
AIANYS Assoc. Member: $95 AIANYS Assoc. Member: $120
Non-Member: $95 Non-Member: $120

Saturday Morning Breakfast
Saratoga Hilton
7:00 AM

This is already included in your full registration, unlicensed guest registration and architectural student registration.
In order to purchase a ticket, you must be registered using one of the registration options.

 Early Bird After September 2nd 
AIANYS Member: $30 AIANYS Member: $30
AIANYS Assoc. Member: $30 AIANYS Assoc. Member: $30
Non-member $30 Non-Member $30

Bring a Non-AIA Member and Receive $100 discount off of both registrations

To take advantage of this opportunity and receive a $100 discount from your Full Design Conference Registration, register along with a non-member who also purchases a full registration. The non-member will also receive a $100 discount. Both applications must be e-mailed, faxed or mailed together with payment directly to AIANYS to be eligible for this special rate.

Please note: Any member or non-member who receive the $100 discount will be charged $100 if either of the two registered persons cancels their registration prior to the Design Conference.

For more information contact AIANYS at 518/449-3334 or email Michele Brown at mbrown@aianys.org.

 

Early bird Registration ends September 2, 2016

 

Registrations rates will increase by $65 after this date, with the exception of Associates, which will increase by $15.

All persons attending any function of the 2016 AIANYS Design Conference or staying at the Saratoga Hilton must also be registered for the Conference using the AIANYS Registration form. No exceptions.

 

Register Online:

By registering online through the AIANYS website, you will receive instance confirmation on the programs and tours selected

Please be sure to put your correct e-mail address in when registering, as your schedule and confirmation will only be sent to your e-mail

Please carefully review your personal information as this will appear on your name badge

You can modify your registration any time online until September 22, 2016

Online registration will end on September 22, 2016

Please bring your schedule (which is emailed to you once you register) as they will not be provided at Conference.

 

Register By Mail:

Please request a form by contacting Michele Brown, Special Projects Coordinator at mbrown@aianys.org or by calling 518-449-3334.

Questions:

Call AIANYS at 518-449-3334 or e-mail Michele Brown, Special Projects Coordinator, at mbrown@aianys.org.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Design Conference registrations may be cancelled up to 5pm, Thursday, September 14th, 2016, less a $50.00 administrative fee, per person. Any cancellations received after September 14th and up to September 20th, 2016 will receive 50% refund of paid registration fee. Any cancellations received after September 20th, 2016 will forfeit their paid registration fee. Design Award Dinner ticket cancellations will be refunded at full price until September 22nd.  Any member or non-member who receive the $100 discount will be charged $100 if either of the two registered persons cancels their registration prior to the Design Conference. All cancellations and refund requests must be in writing to David Hodgkinson, Director of Finance, AIANYS, 50 State Street, 5th Floor, Albany, NY 12207 or email dhodgkinson@aianys.org.

Registration Hours for Check-in at the Conference

  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016: 9:00 am – 10:00 am (For Conquering the Energy Code only)
  • Thursday, September 29, 2016: 9:00 am – 6:00 am
  • Friday, September 30, 2016: 6:30 am – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, October 1, 2016: 7:30 am – 10:00 am

Registration Now Open

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Saratoga Springs, where winners are crowned, history was made and you’ll be this fall.  When you arrive in Saratoga for the 2016 Design Conference, enjoy all Saratoga has to offer.  Amazing restaurants, wonderful specialty shops, museums, spas and great shopping will keep you entertained in your free time.  Also, let’s not forget the parks and the springs.  Nestled in the Adirondack Mountains, there is so much natural beauty in the upstate City.  Visit the lake, scenic byways, waterfalls and gardens, Saratoga is a natural wonder on to its own.

Come as a guest to the AIANYS Design Conference, stay for all the surrounding area has to offer.  From harness racing to rock climbing, to spa treatments to golf, and fine dining to brewery’s and distilleries, take full advantage of the three-day event.

For a full listing of events, attractions, dining and more, visit www.saratoga.com and for those who are on the go, download the Saratoga App for an enhanced experience on-the-go at http://www.saratoga.com/app/

Room Block with Special Rate Ends August 28th.

We’ll see you at the 2016 AIANYS Design Conference!

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Conference Room Rate:

$175/night

Address:

Saratoga Hilton
534 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Phone:
(518) 584-4000

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