8:00 - 9:00 am

DD16GS01: Transforming the Built Urban Environment: Leadership and Vision in an era of Change and Uncertainty 
1 AIA/CES (HSW) LU; 1 AICP CM; 1 LA (HSW) CES; 1 CEU Eligible for PA Landscape Architects
Presenter: Howard Neukrug, PE

Water and the Civic Commons:  The public health, environmental and economic implications of an unsecured future supply of safe drinking water, neglected rivers and poor sanitation are all very real challenges to many of our urban centers.  Or are they opportunities?

9:15 - 10:45 am

DD16A01: LEDs Can Do That, Right?
1.5 AIA/CES LUs; 1.5 PDH Equivalent
Presenter: Jonathan T. Hoyle

The expectations of LED lighting have grown as the improvements in technology allow for smaller lighting fixtures. Attendees will be provided with materials to construct various architectural details, allowing them to be better positioned to select finishes, specify equipment, and detail the conditions.

DD16B01: Where Design Comes into Play: Designing Innovative Play Spaces
1.5 AIA/CES (HSW) LUs; 1.5 AICP CM; 1.5 LA (HSW) CES; 1.5 CEU Eligible for PA Landscape Architects
Presenter: Zach Barker, Beth Miller, Michael Schade, Meghan Talarowski

Play is an essential part of every child’s life and a vital component of learning. The UK and Europe are redefining play with play spaces like The Land and Wikado Playground. How can the U.S. bring nature, creativity, and risk-taking back to the play spaces we’re designing? The Community Design Collaborative and the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (DVAEYC) sought creative answers to that question through the Play Space initiative. Play Space engaged designers, educators, child care providers, and the community through public talks, exhibitions, community design-build projects, a design charrette, and an international design competition. We’ll talk about why it’s important to focus on play space now, discuss the results of a yearlong efforts to bring together the diverse stakeholders of play space, and present the winners of the Play Space Design Competition.

DD16C01: Foundations for Success: The Shipley School
1.5 AIA/CES (HSW) LUs; 1.5 AICP CM;  1.5 PDH Equivalent
Presenters: Catherine Broh, AIA, LEED AP; Charlie Moleski; Adam Wojtelwicz

The Shipley School, located in Bryn Mawr PA, envisioned significant change to their historic but aging campus 20 years ago. Through steady planning, strategic property acquisition and incremental building projects that advance their pedagogical goals, they have been able to realize their vision. This case study presents the path, process and design aspirations that enabled Shipley to achieve their goals.

DD16D01: The Human Connection: Bring Your Presentation to Life!
Presenter: Rich Swingle

Description: Want to raise your shortlist interview hit rate? Want more confidence when you speak in public? Strengthen your presentation skills in this interactive workshop. Through teaching; discussion and theatre exercises; you’ll learn to connect with your audience; drop nervous habits; prepare and practice; make technical material interesting; and use graphics wisely.

1:00 - 2:30 pm

DD16A02: Materials Methodology: A Guide to Product Vetting
1.5 AIA/CES LUs; 1.5 PDH Equivalent
Presenters: Scott Kelly; Nina Dudas; Allina Yang

The Living Building Challenge is raising the bar when it comes to selecting materials. The new criteria of the Red List, Embodied Carbon Footprint, and Living Economy Sourcing at first can seem like a daunting task. To help educate designers, contractors, and developers, Re-Vision has develop a material research methodology that explains how to set your team up for success when tackling this subject. We will show you this six step method and applying it to the design process to see how it can fit into a project schedule.

DD16B02: Transformation Through Horticulture in Philadelphia
1.5 AIA/CES (HSW) LUs; 1.5 LA (HSW) CES; 1.5 CEU Eligible for PA Landscape Architects
Presenters: Matt Rader; Prema Katari Gupta; Joseph A. Forkin; David Fierabend; Jenny Greenberg; Phil Forsyth; Katherine Gajewski

PHS President Matt Rader will lead a panel of local horticultural experts and innovators to discuss how horticulture can transform Philadelphia into the future. From community gardening and urban agriculture to creative placemaking and the next generation of great civic landscapes, horticulture is critical to creating a vibrant Philadelphia.

DD16C02: Kids in the Hall
Presenter: Robert Douglass, LEED AP BD+C; Jessica Douglass, LSW

By reinventing common and circulation spaces, and integrating them into the program of educational buildings, even the most mundane spaces can support educational goals, improving the efficiency, collegiality, and love-ability in our environment. We will learn how incidental spaces become integral to and support the development of 21st century pedagogies.

DD16D02: A Fresh Approach- Developing and Delivering Successful Projects in Philadelphia 

Presenter: Brian Cohen, Vice President and City Manager, Liberty Property Trust; Anne Fadullon, Director of Planning and Development, City of Philadelphia; Daniel Killinger, Managing Director, Development, National Real Estate Advisors; Michael L. Prifti FAIA, Principal, BLT Architects; and Mark Purcell, Vice President, Hill International, Inc.

Featuring the City’s new Director of Planning and Development, Anne Fadullon, the session will include an overview and discussion of the goals and objectives developed by Anne and newly elected Mayor Jim Kenney for managing and fostering continued strong growth in Philadelphia.  The focus will be on the new administration’s philosophy and strategies regarding development and construction.

3:10 - 4:10 pm

DD16A03: Keeping Rainscreens Watertight
1 AIA/CES (HSW) LUs; 1 LA (HSW) CES; 1 CEU Eligible for PA Landscape Architects; 1 PDH Equivalent
Presenters: Cory Robbins; Hans Bixler; Edward DeAngelis; David Altenhofen 

The Rainscreen principal is quickly becoming the preferred method of enclosing buildings in America. Making its way across the Atlantic from Europe where it has become the status quo for decades. The presentation dives into the concepts behind it and the incredibly difficult task of assuring the building remains watertight.

DD16B03: Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan
1 AIA/CES LUs; 1 PDH Equivalent
Presenter: Natalie Shieh, AICP

Launched in the summer of 2014, the Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan is a long-range joint master planning effort led by Amtrak, Brandywine Realty Trust, Drexel University, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority to develop a comprehensive vision for the future of the 30th Street Station District in the year 2040. Now complete, learn about the development of the vision for the 30th Street Station District and gain insight from the partners on the early implementation projects.

DD16C03: Building Bridge to 21st Century (Rutgers Master Plan)
1 AIA/CES LUs; 1 AICP CM; 1 PDH Equivalent
Presenters: Alexander Lamis, FAIA; Frank Wong: Rutgers University; David C. Schulz, AIA

Rutgers University recently completed a comprehensive master plan for its three principal campuses in New Brunswick, Newark and Camden. These campuses comprise over 1000existing buildings, 26 million square feet, and serve a population of over 70,000.The planning effort was led by Rutgers along with its principal planning consultant, Robert A.M. Stern Architects(RAMSA).The master plan focused not only on traditional campus planning ideas, but also had a major focus on transportation and infrastructure, distance learning, and the creation of new centers for scholarship and community. The master plan also reflects for the first time the creation of Rutgers Biological and Health Sciences (RBHS) after the consolidation of UMDNJ

DD16D03: The Butterfly Effect
Presenters: William R. Long, PE, LEED AP, FSMPS; Scott D. Butcher, FSMPS, CPSM

Firms often spend time reacting to present-day situations rather than addressing trends that severely impact the A/E/C industry in the long-term. In reality, minor activities can often have major future impacts. Through this presentation, participants will learn about such trends and be able to interpret future ones to obtain success.

4:15 - 5:15 pm

DD16A04: An Architect’s Guide to Performance and Energy Modeling
Presenters: William Fisher, AIA, LEED AP; Jilian Burgess, RA, LEED AP; Aaron Dahlstrom, PE, LEED AP

As energy codes become more stringent, project teams are required to design buildings with lower energy use thresholds. Owners are increasingly demanding justification for architectural designs and challenging designers to make buildings more efficient and cost-effective to operate. Often, energy modeling is done too late in design, or performed during construction to assist in post-validating the design. But, significant savings can be found, both in energy and construction costs, by right-sizing the enclosure and glazing design with the mechanical systems. For these reasons, building designers need more reliable scientific feedback early and often during design. These lessons will be illustrated through several examples of buildings completed in the Philadelphia Navy Yard within the past few years. With perspectives from the architect, mechanical engineer, and building owner, this presentation demonstrates methodologies for implementing rapid-response modeling early in the design process and takes an iterative approach to modeling design feedback.

DD16B04: From Reimagining the Civic Commons to Rebuilding COMMUNITY Civic Infrastructure: Philadelphia’s Public Space Revolution 
1 AIA/CES LU; 1 LA (HSW) CES; 1 CEU Eligible for PA Landscape Architects; 1 PDH Equivalent
Presenters: Bryan Hanes, RLA, LEED; Shawn McCaney, ASLA, AICP; Jennifer Mahar; Patrick J. Morgan; Kathryn Ott Lovell

This panel discussion will delve into an unprecedented pilot study, the first of a national series that is testing how individual civic assets will punch above their weight in delivering neighborhood impact. Learn about innovative strategies and the benefits Philadelphia is poised to gain from this unique collaborative model. 

DD15C04: New Forms on the Contemporary College Campus
1 AIA/CES (HSW) LU; 1 AICP CM; 1 LA CES; 1 CEU Eligible for PA Landscape Architects
Moderator: Andrew Schlatter
Presenters: David Piscuskas, FAIA LEED AP; Jules Dingle, AIA LEED AP

This case study program examines two projects that reuse and repurpose existing campus buildings in provocative ways.  From concept to technical detail, this session explores the broad role of architecture and the value of innovation on the modern college campus.  Projects include Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania, designed by 1100 Architect, and Matchbox at Swarthmore College, designed by Digsau. Andrew Schlatter will moderate the discussion.

DD16D04: Build Business Through the Company You Keep
Presenter: Jean Leathers, Affiliate AIA

Selling design services doesn’t work. If you’re labeled a “seller-doer” responsible for “business development,” this session turns that industry speak upside-down. Learn the 4 stages of client psychology in the selection process, identify 4 keys to prepositioning for work, and gain insights, skills and confidence in conducting client development meetings.