October 2011: Monterey Design Conference + Thinking Water, Part 2

October 14, 2011

Our AIA/California Council and CAF partners invited us to deliver a Continuing Ed Session as part of this year's Monterey Design Conference. We expected 20 to 30 people, and 80 showed up. That gives us a strong indication of the hunger out there in the design professions for more information on: what, exactly, does water have to do with practicing architecture in the US West? As part of our extended effort to answer that very question, we are offering a 1/2-day seminar on Saturday October 29th, 2011. UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability is joining with us to provide a briefing by scientists, for designers. Topics to be addressed are the central challenges of the drylands design competition brief: untying the water/energy nexus; anticipating climate change impacts; maximizing local resources; and constructing systems that sustain social equity. Please join us on Saturday, October 29th, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, Ahmanson Main Space, Woodbury University Burbank. All presentations will be videotaped and uplaoded to ALI's video archive within one week. Here's the full program: 10.29 Thinking water event.v2