The San Francisco Museum at the Old San Francisco Mint is Featured Green Preservation Case Study for DesignRealized AIA CES Online Course

Back to the Future: An Approach to Green Preservation, a DesignRealized AIA CES Course scheduled for Tuesday, May 21, at 12pm Pacific, will feature The San Francisco Museum at the Old San Francisco Mint. Speakers from HOK, the design firm, and Arup, the engineering firm, for the project will discuss an adaptive reuse approach that leverages a building's inherent sustainable features while reducing the need for additional systems to support a contemporary program within an evolving context.

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The San Francisco Museum from HOK

“This program will demonstrate that Green Preservation is not as easy as it sounds,” says Thomas M. Simmons, curriculum developer.

Oakland, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2013

Back to the Future: An Approach to Green Preservation, an online course in the 2013 DesignRealized Adaptive Reuse and Renovation Continuing Education Series, is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21, at 12pm Pacific/3pm Eastern. This program, which qualifies for 1 AIA Continuing Education Sustainable Design Unit, is a case study of the renovation of the Old San Francisco Mint into the current San Francisco Museum.

Paul Woolford, AIA, LEED AP, with HOK San Francisco, and Kirstin Weeks, LEED AP, with Arup, will discuss this project, which aims to be the country’s most sustainable National Historic Landmark with goals of attaining LEED Platinum Certification and operational carbon neutrality. The speakers will touch on both the design perspective as well as the environmental viewpoint.

“This program will demonstrate that Green Preservation is not as easy as it sounds,” says Thomas M. Simmons, curriculum developer. “Participants will also learn about design approaches, team dynamics and skill sets that can be utilized to arrive at unexpected sustainable solutions.”

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm with offices around the globe. Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services.

The current 2013 DesignRealized AIA Continuing Education 8-Part Series is focused on Adaptive Reuse and Renovation. Speakers for these programs are leading architects, consultants and contractors from such firms as Perkins + Will, ZGF and the DLR Group.

The LearnVirtual development team creates the curriculum for DesignRealized continuing education programs. 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.