Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) will present the Columbia Building Intelligence Project (C-BIP) sixth International Think Tank on February 24, 2012, at the powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn, New York.
Leading educators, architects, engineers, fabricators, contractors, owners, and other industry experts will gather to explore solutions that could change the building industry for the better as part of the Columbia Building Intelligence Project (C-BIP). More information on the event after the break.
The event is an open dialogue that simultaneously pushes today's industry leaders to think differently and informs educators on trends that could transform how the next generation of professionals is educated. C-BIP works with the premise that we cannot change the future of the architecture/engineering/construction industry without transforming the education of future leaders, which begins with a renewed engagement between academia and industry. The Columbia Building Intelligence Project is made possible by the generous support of Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope.
The C-BIP Brooklyn Think Tank, entitled “Vectored Development” is open to the public, by reservation, and will take place on February 24, 2012, from 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm at powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, in Brooklyn, New York.
Participants have been asked to rethink the future of the building industry in four 60-minute sessions of short presentations followed by roundtable discussions. The first session, “The Specialization of Practice” will focus on the spawning of new consultancies, as diverse as facades, energy, environment and acoustics and the extent to which the AEC industry is becoming increasingly defined by specialized tasks that extend far beyond the traditional triangle of practice made up of architects, engineers and contractors.
The second session, “The Design of Design Software” will explore the gaps in architectural software and how they can best be addressed. Session three, “Building Accountability” will examine the increasing amount of data and planning now required to account for a building's energy efficiency and sustainability. The final session, “Buildings: Infrastructure: Cities” will look at the realignment of working and living environments to meet the demands for more end user requirements, performance and government regulations that are poised to change the way we view energy and carbon in the built environment.
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM Introductions
Mark Wigley, Dean, Columbia University GSAPP
Edwin B. Hathaway, CEO, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope™
Phillip Anzalone, Chair, C-BIP International Think Tank
Scott Marble, Partner, Marble Fairbanks; Director of Integrated Design, Columbia University GSAPP
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Panel 1: The Specialization of Practice
Moderator: Scott Marble, Partner, Marble Fairbanks; Director of Integrated Design, Columbia University GSAPP
Shane Burger, Director of Design Technology, Woods Bagot
Peggy Deamer, Principal, Deamer Architects, Professor, Yale School of Architecture
Marc Simmons, Founding Partner, Front, Inc.
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM Panel 2: The Design of Design Software
Moderator: David Benjamin, Director, Living Architecture Lab, Columbia University GSAPP
Jake Barton, Principal and Founder, Local Projects
David Fano, Partner, CASE
Will Pickering, Principal, Parallel Development Ltd.
3:15 – 3:30 Break
3:30PM – 4:30 PM Panel 3: Building Accountability
Moderator: Laura Kurgan, Director, Spatial Information Design Lab, Columbia University GSAPP
Agnes Chung, Creative Technologist, New York Times
Jesse Keenan, Director, CURE, Columbia University GSAPP
Nadine Maleh, Architect, Community Solutions
Muchan Park, Designer, Kohn Pedersen Fox
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Panel 4: Buildings: Infrastructure: Cities
Moderator: Criag Schwitter, Managing Director for North American Buro Happold
William Horgan, Principal, Grimshaw Architects
S. Bry Sarte, Principal, Founder, Sherwood Design Engineers
Melissa Wright-Ellis, Chief of Staff, Division of Energy Management, Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS)
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Reception
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