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    Fresh Brew | Book Talk: People, Planet, Design

    Wednesday, April 17, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

    Free | RSVP Requested (Limited seating)

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    Join us in the Center for Architecture + Design's cafe, Système D, as the Center for Architecture + Design in collaboration with the AIASF Committee on the Environment (COTE) hosts this morning talk around-the-table with author Corey Squire who will chat about his new book People, Planet, Design: A Practical Guide to Realizing Architecture’s Potential

    People, Planet, Design: A Practical Guide to Realizing Architecture’s Potential lays out the practical tools for a transformative human-centered architecture. This approach integrates beauty and delight with an awareness of how every design choice impacts the community, the planet, and the people who will use the building. The book is outcome-focused, and takes a deep dive into practical design strategies, showcasing ten building systems that embody design excellence.

    Read architect Lyndley Kent’s review of the book HERE. Illustrations by Helena Zambrano. Published by Island Press.

    Note: A limited number of signed soft copies of Corey’s book will be available for purchase. Books can also be purchased online from Island Press (use code PPD for a 20% discount,) or through your local independent bookseller.


    Corey Squire, AIA is an architect and nationally recognized expert in sustainable design. Working as both a sustainability leader within architecture practices and as a sustainable design consultant through his firm, Dept. of Sustainability, Squire has empowered multiple award-winning design firms to achieve high-performance projects across their portfolios. He lectures nationally on a range of sustainable design related topics and was a lead author of the AIA Framework for Design Excellence, a resource that is actively redefining architectural excellence in the built environment. Squire is an Associate Principal and Director of Sustainability at Bora Architecture and Interiors in Portland Oregon, where he lives with his Family.


    Kyle Pickett is the Co-founder and Vice-President of the Board at The William J. Worthen Foundation, a public benefit non-profit. The Worthen Foundation conducts research and creates outreach initiatives on the planning, design, construction, performance, and beauty of the built environment, producing award winning publications such as the Water Reuse Practice Guide and the Building Decarbonization Practice Guide. Kyle regularly lectures on resource stewardship strategy for the built environment at UC Berkeley and other institutions of education. Previously, Kyle was Director of Leadership and Market Development for New Buildings Institute, which included oversight of the Getting to Zero Forum, a conference collaboration with Rocky Mountain Institute.

    Fresh Brew is a series of morning conversations covering a variety of topics about all things architecture and design. Fresh Brew provides the general public and industry professionals with engaging dialogue and a space for inspiration.


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    Wednesday, April 17, 2024
    9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
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