Wednesday, July 14
10 AM– 5 PM
Registration desk open
1 PM– 5 PM
Thursday, July 15
8 AM – 5 PM
Registration desk open
A Introduction to The Principles of Sustainable Design
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM
This course assesses the key principles of green building, including standards and considerations for regional factors. This course will also introduce the five components of green building that include energy, water, sustainable sites, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.
Speaker: Kobi Karp, AIA, principal at Kobi Karp Architecture Interior Design
B Ready for Anything: Building Response in a Post-COVID World
10 AM – 11 AM
It’s been said that “The only lasting truth is change.” 2020 proved that we live in an uncertain world, but one thing of which we can be certain is that today’s buildings may need to respond to very different circumstances tomorrow. This session will explore the contours of a Building Readiness Plan to help any building respond nimbly to unforeseen circumstances. We will also examine specific strategies to safeguard occupant health when re-occupying in “the new normal.”
Speaker: Steve Samenski, PE, CxA, LEED AP BD+C , director of building performance, Spinnaker Group
C Optional Lunch Session – Designing for Infectious Disease Mitigation
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into stark view how indoor environments can affect the transmission of infectious diseases. This presentation will examine how improving ventilation can contribute to this effort. The presentation will provide attendees with details about fresh air circulation and increased filtration efficiency, as well as proving information about alternative technologies that are rapidly proliferating in this time of crisis. Examples of applications in commercial and institutional building types, including offices, retail, education and health care delivery will be provided.
Speakers: A. Brian Lomel, PE, LEED Fellow, WELL AP / principal and Kristy Walson, PE, LEED Fellow, BEMP/TLC Engineering Solutions
D Kickoff Session: The Other Side of the Rainbow
12:45 PM - 2:30 PM
A former pilot and retired major in the U.S. Air Force, Brian Shul uses his fighter pilot experience from being shot down in Vietnam and severely injured to ultimately flying the world’s fastest jet as a vehicle to tell a broader story of perseverance and hope. This experience will be compared to the transformation of an architect, which is also a journey with many external factors shaping who we are and the decisions we make moving forward.
Speaker: Brian Shul
E Status of the Profession
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
This panel discussion will cover important legal information all Florida architects need to know to ensure they follow the latest laws, rules and regulations related to their practice. Attendees will hear from leading experts who will discuss recent legislation that impacts the profession and what happens if the architect is in noncompliance.
Speakers: Steve Jernigan, FAIA, LEED AP B+C, senior vice president / Goodwyn Mills Cawood; George Levesque, PA / Gray Robinson; David Minacci, PA / Manausa, Shaw & Minacci, PA
F Practice of the Future: Strategic Planning, Tactical Innovations and Calibrations
4 PM – 5:30 PM
Using data analytics, this session will review the implications the pandemic has had on the workplace and evaluate the architect’s practice of the future. The informed programming will outline the return to the new workplace and its transformation over the next decade.
Speakers: Kristina Crawley, AIA NCARB LEED AP; Daniel Yudchitz, AIA NCARB LEED AP; William I. Kline, AIA ACHA EDAC LEED AP, Leo A Daly
5:30 PM– 7 PM
President's Welcome Reception
7:30 PM – 10 PM
Fellows' Dinner (invitation only)
Friday, July 16
7:30 AM - 1 PM
7:00 AM - 5 PM
Registration desk open
G Early Bird Session – Designing Visually Dynamic Facades with Coil and Extrusions Coatings
7:15 AM – 8:15 AM
This course explores how the use of color and coil and extrusion coated metal building products can help bring your façade design to life.
Speaker:Royce Brown, Associate AIA, Sherwin-Williams
H Keynote: Design as Transformation and JLI graduation ceremony
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM
This session will explore a cross section of transformational projects to show how aligning with our client’s larger social purpose and engaging a broad and inclusive vision for the future can yield multiple benefits – environmental, economic and ethical.
Speakers: Sandy Mendler, AIA, LEED Fellow / Gensler
I Creating a Different Kind of Access - Actionable Solutions to Diverse and Inclusive Practices
10 AM – 11:30 AM
“…What distinguishes one child from another is not ability, but access. Access to education, access to opportunity…” – Lauren Hill. This engaging discussion will feature researchers, educators and students who will examine educational access and the pivotal role architectural practices play in creating inclusive cultures and climates that foster the growth and development of a career in architecture.
Speakers: Karen Compton / principal / A3K Consulting, LLC; Kendall A. Nicholson, Ed.D, Assoc. AIA, NOMA, LEED GA / Director of Research and Information/Association of College Schools of Architecture; Andrew Chin / Associate Dean / Florida A&M University School of Architecture + Engineering Technology (SA+ET); architect students
J Architecture’s Ecological Footprint
Time: 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
The urgent need to decarbonize the built environment raises questions about the ecological footprint of building materials. Attend this session to learn four methods of ecological footprint analysis for architecture, including fundamental characterizations as well as experimental methodologies. A variety of visualization techniques will be evaluated as ways to demonstrate architecture’s holistic environmental impact.
Speaker: Blaine Brownell, FAIA, LEED AP, professor and director, School of Architecture, UNC-Charlotte
A Family Vacation Trade Show
1 PM – 6:30 PM*
Visit with national vendors displaying and demonstrating their products and services to architects during the 2021 annual trade show. Each year, the trade show provides an important networking venue made even better by complimentary food, drinks and prizes!
*Extended trade show hours will be implemented, allowing the option to visit with exhibitors and attend other programs, providing a less crowded, socially distant networking environment.
K Optional Lunch Session: Woodworks – Design Considerations for Durable Wood Structures
1 PM – 2 PM
With proper design, detailing and specification, wood structures can provide long and useful service lives while also offering a reduced environmental footprint. The key is careful planning and understanding of environmental loads and other external factors likely to impact a building over its lifetime. This presentation provides an overview of considerations related to durable wood design, including moisture management techniques, preservative treatment specification and details for controlling termites.
Speaker: Jeff Peters, P.E. / Southeast regional director / Woodworks
L Accessing Equity in Architecture
Time: 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Architecture is a service profession. The question is, “who are we serving?” This session is a continuation of the panel discussion on “Creating a Different Kind of Access” and will take a closer look at addressing the harm being done against indigenous people and people of color, and how to enact an architecture that is more socially relevant. By sharing hard facts, attendees will understand the potential benefits of equity and inclusion within their practice and gain tools and tips to combat inequities in the profession, the academy and the community.
Speaker: Kendall A. Nicholson, Ed.D, Assoc. AIA, NOMA, LEED GA / Director of Research and Information/Association of College Schools of Architecture
M Transformational Leadership: Making a Difference in Your Organization
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
This session will provide leadership practice tools that can immediately be applied to any social or professional scenario. Hear from former FBI Agent and AIA Florida’s JLI leadership trainer who provides various contemporary examples of leadership scenarios that reveal the differences between the traditional carrot and stick style of leadership and the more modern and effective transformational leadership.
Speaker: Bret Hood, director / 21st Century Learning and Consulting, LLC & JLI Leadership trainer
4:45 PM-6 PM
Sumi-e and Sake Social Hour
Back by Popular Demand!In this workshop on sumi-e Zen brush ainting, you will learn why less is more. Sumi-e (a monochrome painting executed in ink) encompasses energy and spirit. In this art form, you should not be concerned with painting exactly what you see, but instead, use your feelings and your experience with the subject. You will learn basic brush strokes, Zen philosophy and timeless techniques all while tasting a diverse selection of sake. Fee includes fun, sake tasting, a brush, sumi-e ink, and you will leave with your own Zen masterpiece! Space is limited.
5 PM-7 PM
6:30 PM- 8:30 PM
Drink & Draw!
This exciting event has gained interest and participation each year and continues to be “draw” for emerging professionals and seasoned professionals alike. EPs and Fellows enjoy a drink and team up to compete for the best sketch that can be drawn on a coaster.Drawing supplies will be provided and prizes will be awarded at the end of the evening for the best and most creative designs.
Saturday, July 17
7 AM-5 PM
Registration desk open
N Early Bird Session: Virtual Concrete Products Plant Tour
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Join us on a virtual tour of one of Oldcastle’s state-of-the-art block plants as we see why concrete masonry is one of the oldest materials known to man, and one with humble manufacturing origins. Go through the mixing stages to see what makes concrete masonry a sustainable, fire resistant, energy efficient product for your next design build project.
Speaker: Lisa Pelham, CSI CDT / commercials sales specification representative / Oldcastle Coastal
O Keynote: Abstract Unions
9 AM – 10:15 AM
AIA Gold Medal winner Marlon Blackwell and his wife, Meryati, will discuss their architecture and design process that draws upon vernaculars, building typologies and the contradictions of place strategies that seek to transgress conventional boundaries for architecture. Rather than a removal from reality, abstraction is the process of connecting to place, looking for possibilities of maximum meaning with minimal means. Using examples of selected design works from their firm, they will speak to a resilient architecture that can be achieved as interplay between details, form and place.
Speakers: Marlon Blackwell, FAIA and Meryati Blackwell, AIA, ASID, LEED AP / Marlon Blackwell Architects
P Legislators Panel - Resiliency in Florida
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
This panel is comprised of legislators with direct interest and involvement in resilience initiatives and projects within the state of Florida. The discussion will focus on the latest challenges and what is being done to assist local communities in their resiliency initiatives.
Speakers: Florida legislators
Q Immersive Design with VR & AR for Architecture
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Augmented and virtual reality are changing the way that architects create buildings. From design to fabrication, to construction and even facilities management, SHoP’s Adam Chernick and Chris Morse are thinking up new ways to solve industry problems. They will speak about a few specific case studies and look at how they have integrated immersive technologies throughout the life cycle of SHoP’s projects. Adam and Chris will show some of the custom applications built in-house by the Interactive Visualization team in order to outline the problems at hand. They will share advantages and opportunities they have found, as well as lessons learned along the way.
Speakers: Adam Chernick, director, Interactive Visualization; Christopher Morse / SHoP Architects
R Young Architect Awards Submission Workshop: Brown Bag Lunch
12:40 PM – 1:40 PM
Are you planning to submit for an upcoming award? This Pecha Kucha style session encourages young architects to present their design or honor award submissions to their peers and receive constructive commentary on the importance of layouts, content and more. Bring your lunch and positive ideas to interact with your fellow members about submitting for awards. Register early to be eligible to present during the workshop.
Speakers: Jeffrey Huber, AIA, Assoc. ASLA, NCARB, LEEDap/ Brooks & Scarpa and Rebecca Talbert, AIA, LEED BD+C, GGP, GPCP / senior architect / RLF Architecture Engineering Interiors
S Optional Lunch Session: MasonryGame Show
12:40 PM – 2:10 PM
This session will summarize masonry technical resources available to the design community. Subjects will highlight best practices and sustainable masonry form the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) Tek Notes, and the Brick Industry Association (BIA) Tek Notes. We will also review the 2019 AIA Excellence in Masonry Award winner.
Speakers: Chris Bettinger and Lisa Pelham / Masonry Association of Florida board members and Oldcastle representatives
T Experiential Design: The Future of Architecture
2:20 PM – 3:20 PM
Take a deep dive on how augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) are being leveraged by industry-leading architecture firms to transform their design process. We will explore case studies and share lessons learned from rolling out immersive design, presentations and collaboration from pilot to production. Learn how easy it is to get started and what is possible once you integrate an experiential design process. Experiential design ensures that the client’s vision is realized while also providing designers another opportunity to collaborate with stakeholders across the entire design process. Virtual and augmented reality are no longer a future technology for architecture, this is happening now and changing expectations around how we work and collaborate.
Speakers: Gabe Paez, founder/CEO – Wild, Alex Coulombe / Agile Lens
U BIM Execution Plan: How Do I Prepare One?
3:40 PM – 5:10 PM
A BIM execution plan is necessary to facilitate the proper communication between all stakeholders in the creation of virtual models for the design, construction and operation of construction projects and buildings. A well-developed BIM execution plan will provide for a better method of cost control, better coordination of trade contractors, clear definitions of responsibility and a better delivery of building construction projects from planning through operations.
Speaker: Greg Burke, FAIA, NCARB / Gregory John Burke | Architect, PA
6 PM-9 PM
AIA Florida/Caribbean Design & Honor Awards Reception & Presentation
Sunday, July 18
7:30 AM-10 AM
Registration desk open
W Awards Panel Discussion
8:30 AM – 10 AM
Recipients of 2021 AIA Florida/Caribbean Design & Honor Awards will discuss building systems, building design, and materials and methods used in the design process for their award-winning work. Architects will discuss structural systems, site design, sustainability features, interior design, furnishing and finishes. Historic preservation techniques used in multiple winning projects will also be discussed. Finally, the process for completing successful award entries will be outlined by these winners.
Speakers: 2021 AIA Florida Design Award winners
X Demystifying Fellowship
9 AM – 10 AM
Fellowship is the highest membership honor and is bestowed by one’s peers in recognition of significant contributions to architecture. This course will inform AIA members about the annual opportunity for elevation to Fellowship in the AIA and how to apply. Attendees will understand the process involved, the value of the honor itself and the importance of the College of Fellows as a mentoring body and venue for professional interaction and fellowship.
Speakers: Gregory Burke, FAIA, NCARB | Gregory John Burke, Architect, PA, and Nati Soto, FAIA, LEED AP | Ferguson Glasgow Schuster Soto, Inc.
Y Advanced FBC: 7th Edition, 2020, Vertical Fenestration
10:15 AM – 12:15 PM
This course will address the different fenestration codes within the Florida Building Codes 7th Edition (2020). Learn why opening protection is so important and what codes to pay attention to when choosing fenestration products. The wind-borne debris provisions within the code will also be discussed, along with the ASCE 7-10 maps depicting where this is required.This course is an excellent opportunity to earn advanced continuing education credit required to renew your Florida architect license.
Speaker: Jim Heise, PGTI Senior Knowledge Specialist