Form Follows Nature: Building a Net Positive Environment
October 5, 2017
Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre
The world’s most advanced buildings and cities are eliminating carbon and making positive contributions to energy, air and water.
Discover the processes, problems and solutions that result in projects that do more good than harm: retrofitting homes to net-zero in one day, tons of carbon sequestered in hybrid wood hi-rises, intensifying housing without towers, collaborative project delivery, transformative energy innovations and more.
- October 5 2017 (8 am - 8 pm)
- Venue: Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre, 525 Bay Street, Toronto ON, M5G 2L2
- Programme: A full day of inspired expert speakers, intriguing case studies from real-world buildings and cities
- Plentiful networking opportunities: over breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks and at a 5-7 pm cocktail reception
- Continuing Education credits / hours will be available.
Early bird rate: $195 CAN + HST (includes all programming, meals and networking reception, CE hours certificate)
Russell Acton, Architect AIBC AAA SAA OAA FRAIC
Principal, Acton Ostry Architects Inc., Vancouver
Brock Commons Tallwood House: Mass Wood for the Masses
When completed this spring, the 18 storey Brock Commons Tallwood House student residence at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver will be the tallest contemporary mass wood building in the world! From a highly collaborative integrated design process, to a “Keep it Simple” design approach, learn how Brock Commons aspires to be a model for a future that features extraordinarily ordinary mass wood buildings for the masses.
Kevin Flanagan,MRAIC, AIA
Partner, PLP Architecture, London, UK
The Edge, Amsterdam and The Oakwood, London
Kevin Flanagan is a Partner at PLP Architecture and an architect with 30 years’ experience establishing a reputation for award-winning designs throughout major world cities His design solutions resolve both the city context and environmental concerns in a single bold concept; his designs are a response to the nature of place.
Amongst other projects, Kevin is currently working on PLP’s timber tower research project together with the University of Cambridge. The feasibility proposals imagine the future development of laminated timber tall buildings in central London, adding an 80-storey, 300-metre tower and additional levels of housing to the Barbican complex.