Archived Events

May 6, 2022
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Living on Zero: Circular Ecology

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Living on Zero: Circular Ecology,
May 6, 2022, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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January 28, 2021
12-1pm

Living on Zero

Come along on a journey about “Little Red”, a transformative case study, with Betty Rexrode, founder and principal of Rexrode Chirigos Architects. “Little Red” is a 14-year laboratory demonstrating off- the-grid building and sustainable lifestyle approach toward zero-impact.

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Living on Zero,
January 28, 2021, 12-1pm

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December 12, 2019
12pm - 2pm

Carpeting for Corridors

Planning and selecting carpeting for large, complex building corridors presents a unique set of challenges. This lecture covers the full cycle of corridor carpeting considerations including manufacturing, performance, regulatory requirements, fibers, installation, and maintenance.

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Carpeting for Corridors,
December 12, 2019, 12pm - 2pm

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November 21, 2019
12pm - 2pm

THE TRUE BENEFITS OF INTEGRATED 3D (BIM) SOFTWARE

Joseph Vance walks through the process he has developed for producing projects from design through construction in integrated 3D software, demonstrating the profound benefits for architects and designers.

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THE TRUE BENEFITS OF INTEGRATED 3D (BIM) SOFTWARE,
November 21, 2019, 12pm - 2pm

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February 25, 2021
12pm-1pm

Natural Fibers

Natural fibers, including wool, cotton, linen, silk, sisal, jute, seagrass, paper, and coir, offer elegant and environmentally-friendly solutions to your carpeting needs. This lecture covers these natural fibers from harvest through maintenance: where they come from, how to distinguish among them, appropriate uses, installation methods and concerns, and proper care.

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Natural Fibers,
February 25, 2021, 12pm-1pm

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October 24, 2019
12pm - 2pm

The Enclosed Forest at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Mac Carbonell, founder and creative director of Verdant, presents a case study of The Enclosed Forest, a recently completed 4,800-sq. ft. interior landscape and post-industrial atrium at Crye Precision’s New York headquarters in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

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The Enclosed Forest at the Brooklyn Navy Yard,
October 24, 2019, 12pm - 2pm

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March 7, 2019
12-2PM

Solar Power and Renewable Energy for Buildings

Learn how renewable energy elements can be integrated into construction projects, understand the regulatory restraints that can that affect a project’s success and review invaluable case studies.

Accredited for 2 CEU credits through AIA.

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Solar Power and Renewable Energy for Buildings,
March 7, 2019, 12-2PM

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January 24, 2019
12-2 PM

Hyper-Local Vertical Farming in NYC

Discover how one Tribeca startup is using sustainable agriculture, indoor hydroponic vertical farming, hyperlocal sourcing and the newest technologies to grow Manhattan’s freshest microgreens and edible flowers.

Accredited for 2 CEU credits through AIA. 

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Hyper-Local Vertical Farming in NYC,
January 24, 2019, 12-2 PM

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February 7, 2019
12-2 PM

An Art World Primer for Designers

Offering insights to both the uninitiated and the initiated, Glenn Gissler will show designers how to integrate fine art into projects, educate oneself about art, locate works, sell art to clients and make decisions on lighting and framing.

Accredited for 1 CEU credit through AIA, ASID and IIDA.

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An Art World Primer for Designers,
February 7, 2019, 12-2 PM

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October 21, 2021
12-1 PM

Specifying Commercial Carpeting

Learn to distinguish for quality among the many choices when specifying carpeting for your commercial projects as well as fibers and carpet construction, installation concerns and carpet care.

Accredited for 2 CEU credits through AIA, ASID and IIDA.

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Specifying Commercial Carpeting,
October 21, 2021, 12-1 PM

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January 18, 2018
12-2PM

Urban Hydroponic Farming

A fascinating lecture on the intersection of architecture, sustainability and urban agriculture with architect and designer, Leslie Hoffman who currently works in the legal marijuana industry.

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Urban Hydroponic Farming,
January 18, 2018, 12-2PM

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December 7, 2017
12-2PM

A Lighting Designer Tees Off about LED’s, and other stories from the trenches

Matthew Tirschwell will discuss project challenges, and things to consider LED as lights have become the norm.

Accredited for 2 LU/HSW credits through AIA.

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A Lighting Designer Tees Off about LED’s, and other stories from the trenches,
December 7, 2017, 12-2PM

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April 12, 2018
12-2PM

Passive House Technology & Commercial Retrofitting

Ted Sheridan presents a passive commercial retrofit in Brooklyn, demonstrating how to reduce energy in homes in accordance with NY’s “80×50” plan, which seeks to decrease greenhouse gases 80% by 2050. 

This lecture is accredited for 2 LU/HSW credits through the AIA.

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Passive House Technology & Commercial Retrofitting,
April 12, 2018, 12-2PM

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February 1, 2018
12-2PM

Zero Waste & Architecture

NYC will send zero waste to landfills by 2030. Learn how design can play a major role in achieving and sustaining zero waste.

Accredited for 2 LU/HSW credits through AIA.

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Zero Waste & Architecture,
February 1, 2018, 12-2PM

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March 29, 2018
12-2PM

Design Manufacturing: My Experience Founding Chilewich

Back by popular demand, Joe Sultan will provide practical techniques and personal experience to professionals beginning product design.

Accredited for 2 LU/HSW credits through AIA.

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Design Manufacturing: My Experience Founding Chilewich,
March 29, 2018, 12-2PM

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November 9, 2017
12-2PM

Creative License: Navigating Product Licensing in the Design Industry

A talk on the essentials of obtaining, navigating, and sustaining a product licensing deal in the home furnishings industry.

Accredited for 2 LU/HSW credits through AIA and .2 credits through ASID.

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Creative License: Navigating Product Licensing in the Design Industry,
November 9, 2017, 12-2PM

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May 2, 2019
12pm - 2pm

Specifying Staircase Carpeting

Master the art of selecting staircase carpeting by knowing your design options, installation techniques, padding and how to assess quality and performance expectations.

Accredited for 2 CEU credits through AIA, ASID and IIDA.

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Specifying Staircase Carpeting,
May 2, 2019, 12pm - 2pm

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October 18, 2018
12-2PM

Specifying Residential Carpeting

Learn to distinguish for quality among the many choices when specifying carpeting for your residential clients.

Accredited for 2 CEU credits through AIA, ASID and IIDA.

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Specifying Residential Carpeting,
October 18, 2018, 12-2PM

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March 30, 2017
12-2pm

Understanding American Manufacturing

CEO of Chilewich, Joe Sultan will illuminate the unique advantages design professionals possess when collaborating with product manufacturers. He will outline practical tips that equip designers with knowledge to work with US manufacturers, leading to more innovative, domestic partnerships.

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Understanding American Manufacturing,
March 30, 2017, 12-2pm

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January 26, 2017
12-2pm

Designing with Living Materials

Jeff Betts of Ecovative- the first company to develop bio-based resin and foam-like materials made out of mushrooms- explains the benefits of using innovative, living materials to replace traditional building components and how to specify these exciting materials in architectural and design projects.

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Designing with Living Materials,
January 26, 2017, 12-2pm

NOTE: Registration subject to availability
December 8, 2016
12-2pm

Social Equity and Architecture

Learn to spearhead projects that go beyond just environmental sustainability. Master the criteria for new LEED Social Equity pilot credits. You’ll review what makes a building benefit the communities around it, the people who build and maintain it, and the people who manufacture materials that make up its structure.

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Social Equity and Architecture,
December 8, 2016, 12-2pm

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January 12, 2017
12-2pm

Who?//Me//Us

Textile designer and artist Suzanne Tick will focus on recent art and design aesthetics related to “the self” through the lens of today’s economic and technological landscape. Her lecture will also explore ideas of the self related to existentialism, narcissism, and altruism in present day culture and how these themes are reflected in art and design.

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Who?//Me//Us,
January 12, 2017, 12-2pm

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November 19, 2015
12- 2PM

Solar Design For Commercial Buildings

Gain an intimate knowledge about using currently available methods that today’s practitioner can utilize to incorporate renewable energy into their commercial projects. This course will discuss how current regulations and the global energy situation can be used as a tool to make these projects move forward sustainably.

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Solar Design For Commercial Buildings,
November 19, 2015, 12- 2PM

NOTE: Registration subject to availability
October 22, 2015
12pm - 2pm

Striving for Neutral Energy

Striving for energy neutrality from conceptual phases through construction and operation – a project presented by The Vermont Performance Lab Campus. It’s a great opportunity to have a discussion with Ted Sheridan who will demonstrate both the strengths and weaknesses of materials, methods, and engineering.

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Striving for Neutral Energy,
October 22, 2015, 12pm - 2pm

NOTE: Registration subject to availability