Adaptive Reuse & Renovation 8-Part Online AIA Continuing Education Series Announced at DesignRealized

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DesignRealized announces AIA Continuing Education Series on Adaptive Reuse & Renovation starting Tuesday, May 7, at 12pm Pacific. The 8-part program will feature case studies of adaptive reuse and renovation projects such as the San Francisco Ferry Building, the San Francisco Conservatory Music Auditorium and The Presidio Landmark apartment complex, designed by the architecture firm Perkins+Will.

Adaptive Reuse Projects by Perkins+Will

“We have a great line up of adaptive reuse and renovation case studies for this AIA continuing education program,” says curriculum developer Thomas M. Simmons.

The DesignRealized AIA Continuing Education Series on Adaptive Reuse & Renovation will begin on Tuesday, May 7, at 12pm Pacific/3pm Eastern, with a session on The Keys to Successful Adaptive Reuse Projects. Three case studies of completed building renovations by the architecture firm Perkins+Will of San Francisco will be analyzed as a way to demonstrate key ingredients for successful adaptive reuse projects.

Featured projects are the San Francisco Ferry Building, the San Francisco Conservatory Music Auditorium and The Presidio Landmark apartment complex. Topics to be covered by Speaker Andrew Wolfram of Perkins+Will include the methodology for analyzing which uses fit in different building types, what is the right menu of investigation to be covered in due diligence, and how to integrate innovative methods for a sustainable project.

“We have a great line up of adaptive reuse and renovation case studies for this AIA continuing education program,” says curriculum developer Thomas M. Simmons. “Project types include office and medical buildings, schools and universities, and renovations of historic landmarks.”

Andrew Wolfram is an Associate Principal at Perkins+Will, the leader of the firm's Preservation+Reuse practice, and serves on the San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission. He has more than 24 years' experience, with a special focus on the transformation of significant historic buildings.

Topics for the other seven courses in the Adaptive Reuse & Renovation Series are:

  •     Back to the Future: An Approach to Green Preservation, featuring HOK and Arup, on May 21
  •     A Delicate Balancing Act: Adaptive Reuse of Historic Buildings, featuring Kliment Halsband Architects, on June 4
  •     Updating Historic Office and Medical Buildings to Existing Standards, featuring Page & Turnbull, San Francisco, on June 18
  •     1950s Hospital Conversion to Modern Research Facility, featuring ZGF Architects LLP, on July 9
  •     NOAA Pacific: Preserving the Past, Sustaining the Future, featuring HOK, San Francisco, on July 23
  •     Responsive Modernism: (Re)Thinking Time + Cultural Connectivity, featuring Joeb Moore + Partners, Architects LLC, on August 6
  •     After the Storm: Rebuilding Joplin High School, featuring DLR Group, on August 20

DesignRealized continuing education programs are developed by the LearnVirtual development team. LearnVirtual specializes in the design and implementation of training programs for AEC professionals. With an emphasis on online learning, LearnVirtual empowers individuals and companies with professional skills and industry intelligence that can be applied in everyday work environments.

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