Healthy Buildings, Healthy Planet.
October 11, 2018
Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre
Healthy Environments Large and Small.
Health. We tend to think of it in terms of our personal well-being but it is inextricably dependent on the environments we create and affect. From indoor environmental quality standards to net zero projects, from material choices to biophilic cities, GBF18 examines how we can build healthy environments while maintaining a healthy environment.
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Drew Adams, B.E.S. (planning), M.Arch., OAA, MRAIC
Architect, LGA Architectural Partners
Uninsulated walls. Leaky envelope. Zero carbon.
Can the heritage character of a century-old shed be maintained while achieving zero carbon?
Drew Adams is an architect at LGA Architectural Partners in Toronto, where he focuses on the adaptive reuse of historic and post-industrial buildings. As project architect, Drew currently leads Evergreen Brick Works’ carbon-neutral retrofit of the Historic Kiln Building. His portfolio includes laneway houses, the design of a carbon-neutral multi-unit demonstration project in Yellowknife, and competition-winning net zero affordable housing design in San Francisco.
Drew holds professional degrees in architecture and urban planning, with a specialization in urban design and a minor in geography. He has taught at the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto. He has won an OAA Design Excellence Award, Canadian Green Building Award, National Trust for Canada Heritage Award, and RAIC National Urban Design Award.
Vivian Manasc, AOE, Architect, AAA, AIBC, MBA, FRAIC, LEED AP
Principal Architect, Manasc Isaac Architects Ltd.
Emerging Trends in Sustainable Design and Green Buildings
Vivian Manasc leads Manasc Isaac, a 60-person international Architectural and Engineering Studio, is Past President of the RAIC, and past VP of the CaGBC. Vivian leads the design of many of Manasc Isaac’s projects such as the LEED Gold Water Centre in Calgary, the Academic Research Centre at Athabasca University, and the post-fire reconstruction of the Slave Lake Government Centre and Library.
Vivian has been recognized nationally as a Green Building Champion. She is a member of the National Capital Commission Advisory Committee on Design, Chair of the Board of Governors of Athabasca University and a 2017 recipient of the Alberta Order of Excellence. She studied Architecture at McGill and completed an MBA at the University of Alberta.