Continuing Education Committee
Designs and implements continuing education programs (AIA/CES). (Committee Information)
AIABaltimore strives to priovide architects with valuable educational experiences and opportuniies to maintain licensure: most events we offer have been approved for AIA Continuing Education System credit (CES). Check the CALENDAR for upcoming events.
Significant Non-Structural Changes to the 2012 IBC
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Download The Powerpoint Presentation here (13 MB)
Clay Aler has over 25 years of experience in fire protection engineering in the application of government and national fire protection and life safety standards to existing and new facilities. His work experience includes extensive plan review, survey and analysis to evaluate compliance with Federal and local building code criteria. He has evaluated existing fire protection systems; developed recommendations for upgrades; reviewed drawings and specifications for existing systems; witnessed tests of fire protection systems; and conducted risk assessments and FSES evaluations.
Clay served as the fire protection engineer for almost 8 years with the Office of the State Fire Marshal (MD). He was responsible for consultation, permit plan review, and inspections of new construction throughout the state including projects in Baltimore County. He also provided additional plan review services outside the scope of the local jurisdiction permit process including review of fire protection systems (fire alarm, sprinkler, chemical, smoke control, etc.). The experience gained as a regulatory authority, along with his on-going relationship with the Office of the State Fire Marshal and other state agencies, provides unique insight to their respective needs and the regulatory design/construction process.
AIABaltimore is pleased to offer this seminar, in conjunction with Morgan State University’s School of Architecture and Planning and event sponsors:
Koffel Associates, Fire Protection Engineers
ASSA ABLOY, Chesapeake
2030 Commitment: What Does It Mean To You?
This event, sponsored by Doo Consulting, LLC., took place on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.
Director, Building Science + Technology
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
|Thomas Casey, AIA, LEED AP
Hord Coplan Macht
|Lisa Ferretto, AIA, LEED AP + BD&C
Associate, Sustainability Coordinator
Hord Coplan Macht
|David R. Hoffman, P.E., LEEP AP
Senior Vice President
Gipe Associates, Inc
PDF (10 MB)
In 2002, Ed Mazria established the 2030 Challenge which calls on us to design and build carbon neutral buildings by the year 2030 in order to greatly reduce the built environment’s impact on climate change.
The AIA’s response to the 2030 Challenge has been to embrace it and establish the AIA 2030 Commitment to complement the 2030 Challenge. Similar to the 2030 Challenge, the Commitment’s goal is also carbon neutrality by 2030. However, the 2030 Commitment is different from the 2030 Challenge in two areas: one, the Commitment provides a means for design firms to report the energy efficiencies being achieved in each of a firm’s projects. Two, the Commitment requires that participating firms provide a sustainability action plan indicating how the firm’s operations will be more sustainable. Together, these two elements of the 2030 Commitment require us to “walk the walk.” READ FULL ARTICLE.
L-R: David Hoffan, Lisa Ferretto, John Harris, Kelly Pickard, Kelly Pickard, Thomas Casey.
The Continuing Education Committee meets every FIRST Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the AIABaltimore Board Room. New members are always welcome: contact John Harris, AIA to be included on the committee list-serve.
DESIGN/BUILD RISK ISSUES
Wednesday, February 15
8 a.m. Coffee; 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Program
AIABaltimore Gallery, 11 1/2 W. Chase Street, 21201
As the economy continues to recover, many clients, especially public entities, may look to design/build as a design and construction delivery method that will provide a certain level of certainty while minimizing the client’s exposure for project delays and extra cost. Design/build provides unique challenges and opportunities for architects and engineers. It is important that design professionals know and understand the crucial issues that distinguish design/build from design-bid-build and other delivery methods and how to manage the risks.
Join us for this informative presentation by Joseph H. Jones Jr., Esq., AIA, of Victor O. Schinnerer & Co., Inc. Joe is a risk management attorney and director of Schinnerer’s risk management services where he researches and provides information related to the professional liability exposures of design professionals. This presentation will cover the risk and rewards of design-build, various ways to structure design-build relationships, claims information and contractual agreements published by the AIA.
Space is limited. Payment in advance please by check or call with your credit card. Members/$10; associates/$5; public $20.
2 AIA/CES credits with registration.
This program is sponsored by Ames + Gough Insurance/Risk Management.
HIGHLIGHTING LOCAL TALENT
Tuesday, January 10
5:30 p.m. Reception; 6 p.m. Lecture
Westminster House Apartments
524 North Charles Street, at Centre Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-5097
Join AIABaltimore to hear from the winners of the 2011 AIABaltimore Excellence in Design Awards program as they discuss their architecture firm’s design aesthetic, vision and process.
Parking is available on the street, in nearby garages, and in a small adjacent lot to the south. This FREE event is open to the public. 1.5 AIA/CES credits with registration.
Charles Alexander, AIA, LEED AP graduated from Cornell University and received his graduate degree from the Yale School of Architecture before founding Alexander Design Studio in 1993. ADS is an award-winning practice founded on the principle that good design is the marriage of intellectual ideas and rigorous functional problem-solving. Their projects are located throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and include the Roland Park Library Renovation and Addition, Overlook at Clipper Mill, Mikulski Workforce Development Center, West Shore Country Club, and Bolton Street Synagogue.
Chris Harvey, AIA is an award-winning architect, and a principal and director of design at Hord Coplan Macht. With more than 23 years of professional experience, Chris is responsible for the design and management of a variety of projects including urban mixed-use buildings, urban high-rise residential development, adaptive use, campus housing, office buildings, corporate interiors, retail and cultural institutions. Mr. Harvey’s work is bounded by a strong identity within context, yet remains crisply elegant and modern.
Charles Patterson, Assoc. AIA joined SMG Architects in 2000 and during his 12 years has worked on projects of varying scale and complexity. He takes a great interest in architecture and design, enjoying both the modern aesthetic and historic restoration projects. During his time at SMG Architects, he has been responsible for projects such as the B&O Railraod Museum & Roundhouse reconstruction, Woodberry Kitchen, The Engineer’s Club and numerous other notable commercial and residential projects. Chuck has a vested interest in design and all aspects of a project with a passion for detail and craft in the construction of the built environment. In addition to his work at SMG Architects, he pursues graphic design and is an avid fabricator, working in both metal and wood.
Sam Rajamanickam, AIA, LEED AP is a Senior Associate with Design Collective and has been with the firm since 1994. Over the past 16 years, he has served as a project manager and project architect on many of the firm’s most prominent mixed-use development, public-private partnership and student housing projects – including The Fitzgerald in Mount Vernon, South Campus Commons at the University of Maryland College Park and a new Living-Learning Residential Community for Rutgers University. He possesses a wide array of skills and technical abilities in architectural detailing and design, consultant coordination, construction administration, building and life safety code analysis and project research. Sam earned his Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the Manipal Institute of Technology in India, and later earned a Master of Architecture from Morgan State University.
John R. Srygley, AIA received his B.A. in English Literature from Johns Hopkins University in 1977. In 1979, he took a job renovating houses in Bolton Hill, a modal shift which led to an appreciation for the demands of construction and his Master of Architecture degree in 1986 from the University of Texas Austin. He founded JRS Architects in 1990. His work has been recognized in recent years with the 2009 Good Design = Good Business Award for the Durrett Sheppard Steel headquarters, two 2010 Design Awards from Baltimore Heritage, an AIA Design Award for the restoration of St. Casimir Church and, in 2011, the Michael Trostel Award for Historic Preservation for his work on the Lloyd Street Synagogue. His work is remarkable for its raw use of materials and careful detailing.
Peter Stubb, AIA brings 20 years of experience to a multitude of project types with extensive knowledge of base building design, planning, and interior architecture. As Design Director, Peter leads the Commercial Office Building, Education, Mission Critical, and Workplace Practice Areas in Gensler’s Baltimore office. Whether new construction or renovation, his exploration into material, form, and light is tailored to the specific programmatic and site characteristics of each project. Peter utilizes his clients’ organization and mission as a source of inspiration for design. A gifted conceptual thinker, he has the tectonic sensibilities to realize innovative solutions and create meaningful experiences. Peter brings a passion for smart and sustainable design to his work. He continually exceeds clients’ expectations in design, as well as performing within budget and with schedule constraints.
David Wright, FAIA, principal at GWWO Inc./Architects, oversees the historic preservation work undertaken by the firm. He has been with GWWO and its predecessor firm since 1976. He grew up in Connecticut, and attended Harvard College and Harvard Graduate School of Design, graduating in 1974 with a Master in Architecture. Based on his career of work focused on historic projects, David was elevated into the AIA College of Fellows in 2011.
This program is sponsored by CADD Microsystems, Inc. and McLelland Associates.
Download Presentation on New ADA Regulations (17 MB)
ADA Seminar - New 2010 Update!
Thursday, June 16
Morgan State University
1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21251
University Student Center, 2nd floor,
Calvin & Tina Tyler Ballroom
Learn about the first substantial update to the ADA regulations since 1991. 3 AIA/CES (HSW) with registration. \
Our presenter will be Mark Jackson, Accessibility Specialist from Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
Continental Breakfast: 8:30 – 9 a.m.
Program: 9 – Noon
Available in garage, adjacent to Stadium. Very affordable.
Park on 3rd level.
Take pedestrian bridge to Student Center.
Members $75, Member group rate: 4 or more $50 each
Public $95, Public group rate: 4 or more $75 each
Students with ID free
Space is limited. RSVP by June 9 to AIABaltimore with payment: 410.625.2585, or send check to 11 ½ West Chase Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.
We are pleased to offer this seminar, in conjunction with Morgan State University’s School of Architecture and Planning.
Bobrick/ Architectural Resources, Inc
Premier Lifts, Inc.
ASSA ABLOY DSS