Join AIA San Francisco for two days of continuing education classes addressing leading issues on design, practice, and technology. This year's series, held December 5 - 6, will help you meet both your California and AIA continuing education requirements. Sign-up for one class or the whole series!
Thursday, December 5
9:30 - 11:30 am (2 HSWs)
Patrick Otellini: San Francisco’s Earthquake Safety Implementation Plan (ESIP)
The Community Action Plan for Seismic Safety (CAPSS) was a 10 year project to study San Francisco’s susceptibility to damage caused by earthquakes. Mayor Ed Lee has launched a 30 year Earthquake Safety Implementation Plan (ESIP) to implement the policy required to make San Francisco safer and more resilient. Director of Earthquake Safety, Patrick Otellini, will discuss their recent policy work including the mandatory soft story retrofit program which was signed into law on the anniversary of the great 1906 Earthquake earlier this year.
Patrick Otellini was appointed by Mayor Ed Lee in October of 2012 as the Director of San Francisco’s new Earthquake Safety Implementation Program. This public policy driven group has recently passed unanimously approved pieces of legislation that range from mandatory retrofits of soft story building to post-earthquake repair standards and disproportionate damage triggers. All of these require innovative seismic solutions before and after earthquakes.
12:00 - 2:00 pm (2 HSWs)
Lecture: Leo Marmol, FAIA on Modern Restoration
Despite increased recognition of Modern architecture’s cultural significance, Modern buildings face threats that range from material and functional obsolescence to demolition. Leo Marmol, FAIA, Managing Principal of the acclaimed Los Angeles architecture and construction firm Marmol Radziner, will present a lecture on the topic of Modern restoration, illustrated with examples of his firm’s award-winning restoration projects, including residential homes designed originally by Richard Neutra, Cliff May, R.M. Schindler, and John Lautner, to name a few. His talk will address the particular challenges that arise when restoring architectural icons, including design approaches, determining what to preserve, and building for current lifestyle needs and standards.
Leo Marmol, FAIA, is Managing Principal of the Los Angeles-based firm Marmol Radziner, a unique design-build practice that includes architecture, construction, landscape, interiors, furniture, and jewelry. Since its inception, the firm has developed a reputation for innovative design, research, and precision in applying construction standards to the restoration of historically significant homes.
3:00 - 5:00 pm (2 LUs)
Growing a Small Firm: Best Practices for Cultivating Repeat Clients
Growing a Small Firm is a monthly series of panel discussions specially designed to help architects who have recently branched out on their own, have a growing firm or are considering starting their own business in 2013. These best practice lectures will bring together some of San Francisco’s leading architects, contractors, engineers, and other design professionals for evenings of focused conversation and invaluable insight.
Panelists Susie Coliver (Herman Coliver Locus Architecture), Dan Solomon, FAIA (Mithun | Solomon), and Chuck Davis, FAIA (EHDD), will discuss their personal experiences as firm principals and offer advice on creating long and meaningful client relationships. Mark Cavagnero, FAIA (Mark Cavagnero Associates) will moderate.
6:00 - 8:00 pm (2 LUs)
Technology Integration Panel
Part 1: Acoustical Privacy and Sound Masking System Technologies
Part 2: Audiovisual Systems Technologies
This two-part consecutive seminar series will provide an up-to-date discussion of acoustics and audiovisual systems technologies for the architectural design profession. Included will be system technology interface, coordination and impact on design and construction implementation.
Learn about the current hot technologies most requested in various building types e.g. corporate, healthcare, education, how to best identify and accommodate these technologies to maximize design and production project efficiencies, and how to help ensure satisfactory implementation and maximize performance for successful projects and happy clients.
- Dennis Paoletti, FAIA FASA FSMPS, Principal Consultant, Paoletti Consulting
- Justin Stout, Director of Market Development, Cambridge Sound Management
- Ben Shemuel, CTS-D, Associate Principal, TEECom
- Lloyd Ranola, Principal Consultant, Charles M Salter Associates
Friday, December 6
9:00 - 11:30 am (2.5 HSW/MCEs)
Disabled Access– Specific and Special Uses with Kerwin Lee, CASp
The program will look at what is required for specific types of uses for disabled accessibility. Topics will include transportation facilities, assembly, healthcare, hospitality/transient lodging, courtrooms, public housing/residential under the ADA and recreational facilities/outdoor uses. The program will require a general knowledge of the 2010 Standards for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the current (2010) California Building Code (CBC). References will be made to the 2013 CBC, which becomes effective on January 1, 2013.
Mr. Lee was previously a senior Consulting Architect with the Rolf Jensen & Associates' (RJA) San Francisco office. He is a licensed architect with over 35 years of experience and is accomplished in building and interior architecture. Mr. Lee's responsibilities as a Senior Consultant include project management, fire and life safety building code consulting and accessibility consulting.
12:00 - 2:00 pm (2 LUs)
Public Art, Architecture and Development Projects: Creativity, Commissions & Contracts
Architecture, design, engineering, technology and law are each integral to public art urban development projects. The public art commission is the focal point between developers, architects, artists, engineers and technology experts. Join this diverse panel of public art experts to learn the how-to’s about public art installations, and how your practice may be suited or adapt to participate in public art.
The panel will focus on nuts and bolts of obtaining and maintaining a public art commission, what collaboration between architects, designers and artists really means on the job and at the job site, establishing respective creative and contractual obligations, and obtaining a realistic revenue return for your time and creativity, as the commissioning process and project is often lengthy and bidding can be cumbersome and sometimes obtuse.
- Moderator: Alexandra Darraby, Principal, The Art Law Firm
- Mike Ross, public artist
- LeAnn Shelton, AIA, General Counsel, Rockwell Group
- Jeffrey Garth Meyers, Partner, Meyers McConnell Reisz and Siderman, P.C.
The panel will be followed by a 30 minute program by Ms. Darraby, joined by the panel, on licensing architecture, art and public art. Darraby will discuss the five myths of copyright licensing for designs and plans, including how and when to apply for copyright in the design of your building and when to seek protection for the plans and technical drawings, how to monetize design elements like lighting and furniture, and how to trademark the “look and feel” of projects.
2:30 - 4:00 pm (1.5 HSWs)
Tour One Kearny with Charles Bloszies, AIA and Page & Turnbull Associate Principal Lada Kocherovsky
Note: tour will meet at the entrance to One Kearny.
One Kearny is a single building comprised of three fused-together elements: a 1902 historic structure, a 1960s annex designed by Charles Moore, and a new second addition. The “bookends” formed by the new addition’s steel armature and Moore’s concrete annex seismically brace the historic centerpiece without tearing into it.