8:00 - 9:00 am

DD16GS02: Transforming Architecture: Building Health
Presenter: Robin Guenther, FAIA, LEED AP Fellow

Design is always about transformation to an imagined future.  As architects, we create a future state with every decision we make about the design of our built environments.  This session will confront the question of what it means to design for health — to create built environments that support and celebrate health and restoration, that create the conditions for human and natural systems to thrive.  It will examine how designers can influence health at every scale – from the materials we choose to build our buildings with to how they diminish or enhance the health of natural systems they are situated within.  Participate in a journey across both space and time to connect the reality of constructed architecture with its associated environmental and health consequences, and gain insights into how we can all design to build health.

9:15 - 10:45 am

DD16A05: Eero Saarinen's Bell Laboratories Building--Strategies for the Redevelopment of a Modern Landmark
1.5 AIA/CES (HSW) LUs; 1.5 AICP CM
Presenters: Kit Bryant, AIA; Alexander Gorlin, FAIA; Ralph Zucker

The Bell Laboratories building was one of Eero Saarinen’s last major commissions.  The original building was constructed between 1959 and 1962 and later expanded in 1966 and 1982 by Roche and Dinkaloo.  It served the needs of the Bell Laboratories division of Bell Telephone, and its successor companies, until it was put up for sale by Alcatel-Lucent in 2006.  The two-million square foot building remained empty and unused until 2013 when it was purchased by Somerset Development who as part of their planned adaptive reuse, has worked to get the building listed as an historic landmark.

DD16B05: Safer Neighborhoods Through SafeGrowth & CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design)
1.5 AIA/CES LUs; 1.5 LA CES; 1.5 CEU Eligible for PA Landscape Architects
Presenters: Captain Michael P. Cram; Alex Giliam; Melissa Kim, Esq; Stasia Monteiro, M.S.Ed; Harry L. Tapia; James Wright

Through Philadelphia-based case studies presented by a multidisciplinary panel--representing community development, urban planning, design, and law enforcement--and interactive exercises, this program introduces design and building professionals to SafeGrowth® and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)—two proven methods for enhancing public safety through community collaboration and design.

DD16C05: Growing Stronger: Toward a Climate-Ready Philadelphia 
1.5 AIA/CES (HSW) LUs; 1.5 AICP CM; 1.5 LA (HSW) CES; 1.5 CEU Eligible for PA Landscape Architects
Presenters: Sarah Wu; Joan Blaustein; Dennis Stefanski

This session will cover what changes climate scientists are projecting for Philadelphia, the basics of climate adaptation planning, and how local government, developers, and transit agencies can prepare for a hotter, wetter future.

DD16D05: Design Opportunities in a Mid 20th Century Landmark
1.5 AIA/CES (HSW) LUs; 1.5 PDH Equivalent
Presenters: David Hollenberg, AIA; Michael Mills, FAIA; Alison Baxter, AIA

Hill College House, designed by EeroSaarinen, is a Level 1 historic structure at the University of Pennsylvania. Despite ongoing maintenance, the dormitory appears dated. The current renovation allows the building to better meet the needs of students, and brings the design up to current life safety and accessibility standards.

1:00 - 2:30 pm

DD16A06: Architectural and Engineering Ethics
1.5 AIA/CES (HSW) LUs; 1.5 AICP CM (Ethics); 1.5 PDH Equivalent (Ethics)
Moderator: Richard J. Davies, Esq.; Panelists: Anthony S. Potter, Esq.; Tom Normile, PE; and Michael Prifti, FAIA

This panel led discussion will provide an overview and introduction to architectural and engineering ethics. It will cover state registration and licensing laws. It will also cover conflict of interest, pay to play and discuss case-studies.

3:10 - 4:10 pm

DD16A07: Co-Working and the Future of Philadelphia 
Presenters: Adam Glaser, AIA LEED AP; Ed O’Brien; Ashish Patil

Description: Co-Working sites–shared-office communities –area growing trend in US cities; but their ultimate potential is yet to be fully realized. Our team will outline how the Co-Working industry will transform Philadelphia and its efforts to foster innovation, urban revitalization, job creation and social equity.

DD16B07: Using Design to Strengthen Communities
1 AIA/CES (HSW) LUs; 1 AICP CM; 1 LA (HSW) CES; 1 CEU Eligible for PA Landscape Architects
Presenters: Stephanie Wall; Alex Gilliam; Jamie Unkefer, AIA

People’s Emergency Center (PEC) nurtured families and strengthens neighborhoods in West Philadelphia through its holistic approach to community development. This program will showcase recent award‐winning projects and partnerships through which PEC has implemented creative design solutions to help improve quality of life in the West Philadelphia Promise Zone.

DD16C07: LEED Platinum Corridor
1 AIA/CES (HSW) LUs; 1 LA (HSW) CES; 1 CEU Eligible for PA Landscape Architects
Presenters: Michael Pavelsky, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Scott Mazo; Michael Sheward 

University Place Associates, LP, a commercial real estate developer basedin Philadelphia committed to delivering exclusively LEED Platinum certified projects, will highlight the initial development in the Platinum Corridor in University City with the delivery of 2.0 University Place.  2.0 University Place is a LEED Platinum and ENERGY STAR certified commercial office building with seven LEED Platinum tenant.

DD16D07: Orinoka Civic House
1 AIA/CES (HSW) LUs; 1 AICP CM; 1 LA (HSW) CES; 1 CEU Eligible for PA Landscape Architects
Presenters: Shanta Shachter; Juliet Whelan; Beth McConnell

Explore the role of innovative design in housing and community development in a case study on Orinoka Civic House, a mixed use development that will bring51 units of affordable rental housing, neighborhood retail, and the new HQ of New Kensington Community Development Corporation to an underserved neighborhood in North Kensington.

4:15 - 5:15 pm

DD16A08: Fresh Beginnings for Industrial Landmarks
1 AIA/CES (HSW) LU; 1 AICP CM; 1 LA (HSW) CES; 1 CEU Eligible for PA Landscape Architects
Presenters: Antonio Fiol Silva, FAIA, AICP, LEED AP BD+C; Karen Blanchard, AIA LEED AP BD+C

The adaptive reuse of prominent abandoned facilities has positively contributed to the sustainability and vitality of industrial landmarks. The challenges of incorporating contemporary needs into a historic structure requires a creative vision, a sensitive approach, and a little self-control. In this session we will look at the adaptive reuse of two landmarks of different scales that have equally provided positive impact on both a local and regional level. The Bethlehem Steel plant was a powerful symbol of America’s manufacturing leadership in the Industrial Revolution. Integral to the historic function of the plant, the newly repurposed elevated rail named the Hoover-Mason Trestle creates a dynamic opportunity for the community to once again stand at the foot of the majestic and iconic blast furnaces. The transformation of the historic High Pressure Fire Service Building at the foot of the Ben Franklin Bridge into the new headquarters for FingeArts represents a keystone in Philadelphia’s efforts to revitalize its waterfront. The blending of the reuse of this infrastructural building with a new dynamic interactive arts program represents an innovative continuation of the city’s significant industrial legacy.

DD16B08: Delaware Canal Public Vision Study
1 AIA/CES (HSW) LU; 1 AICP CM; 1 LA (HSW) CES; 1 CEU Eligible for PA Landscape Architects
Presenters: William Collins, RLA; Elissa Garofalo

The program highlights the ambitious geographic scope; extensive public outreach; historic structural challenges, and innovative findings of the first Vision Study for Delaware Canal State Park/National Landmark. Engineers, architects, landscape architects, planners and environmental professionals will engage in discussions of historic, structural, revenue-generating, and stormwater opportunities for Delaware Canal partnerships.

DD16C08: Biophilia and the Healthy Workplace
Presenter: Stephanie Douglass, LEED AP

Today’s emphasis on well-being in the workplace incorporates a broad array of design objectives for human sustainability; as the benefits to our minds and bodies and a connection to nature are better understood, biophilia has a renewed importance to our design process.

DD16D08: An Urban Approach to Senior Living
1 AIA/CES LU; 1 PDH Equivalent
Presenters: George Wilson, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB; Shannon Remaley, NCIDQ, LEED, Green Associate; Daniel King, AIA, NCARB

By 2030, available land for senior living development will become scarce, driving up land costs even higher. In addition, there will be a growing need for lower to middle income living communities for the increasing number of seniors. These individuals will need an affordable place to live.