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Building Better for Health and Wellness: Continuing Ed Presentations and Tours of Two Recent U of M Projects

  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • 12:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Beginning in the Art & Architecture Auditorium, North Campus, then tours and ending at Pierpont Commons
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AIA Huron Valley is pleased to join with the Washtenaw Contractor's Association to present a 4 Hour Continuing Education and Networking Event on Wednesday May 15th from 12:30 PM to 6:00 PM!

Location: Starting at the U of M Art & Architecture Auditorium on North Campus and ending at Pierpont Commons

Parking: metered parking is available south of the A +A Building and elsewhere on North Campus

Continuing Education: This presentation is planned for 4 total HSW continuing education credits. 

Event Description:

12:30 PM  Arrival and check in at Taubman College of Architecture, near auditorium

12:45-1:00  Presentation - U of M Taubman College of Architecture Addition, Kevin Marshall, IDS, Paul Yambor, The Christman Company

1:00:1:15  Presentation - U of M Gerstacker Grove Project, Joe Vig and Marty Lewis, JS Vig Construction

1:15-2:00  Tour - U of M Taubman College of Architecture Project (IDS and The Christman Company)

2:00-2:45  Tour - U of M Gerstacker Grove Project (JS Vig Construction)

2:45-3:00   Move to Pierpont Commons (snack with coffee, water, and ice tea will be available)

3:00-3:50   Presentation - Understanding the WELL way to Thrive; Better buildings for Healthier PeopleAnne Cox, WELL AP, HKS

4:00:4:50   Presentation - Designing for Outcomes- Can Design "really" improve health & wellness? Let's look at the proof, Dr. Upali Nanda, Director of Research, HKS, Assoc Professor of Practice, Taubman College

5:00-6:00   Networking (appetizers + 2 complimentary drink tickets)

    Cost: $45 for AIA Members, Associate Members and Students, $75 for Non-Members 


    Questions? Contact: Theresa Angelini, tangelini@angeliniarchitects.com 

    Please register soon as spaces are limited!

    Additional Details on the Presentations:

    Understanding the WELL way to Thrive; Better buildings for healthier people


    This will be an introduction to the WELL Building Certification system, Version 2.0. The instructor will explain the seven certification components of air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind that comprise the WELL certification process. Scoring, component point values and project implementation strategies will be discussed during the presentation. Case studies of completed projects will be reviewed. Course attendees will participate in exercises to investigate ways to implement WELL strategies into the built environment.

    Designing for Outcomes- Can Design "really" improve health & wellness? Let's look at the proof

    Speaker: Dr. Upali Nanda, Director of Research HKS, Associate Professor of Practice, Taubman College

    A compelling body of evidence suggests that the built environment has a measurable impact on human health and wellness. As we see an increasing spotlight on health & wellness initiatives in our industry, it is difficult to tell fact from fluff and trend from substance. In this presentation we will look at the evidence-base and take a scientific approach to design innovation.


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