TOWN HALL 12:
June 24, 12:00 pm
RESILIENCE & ADAPTATION:
CURRENT LESSONS FROM THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Jeffrey E. Huber,
AIA, Assoc. ASLA, NCARB, LEED AP
Interim Director, Associate Professor
+ Director of MetroLAB Collaborative School of Architecture College for
Design and Social Inquiry
Florida Atlantic University
AIA, LEED Fellow, ENV SP, Fitwel Ambassador
Climate Mitigation and
Chief Resilience Officer,
Office of Resilience and Sustainability, City of Miami
Elizabeth G. Camargo,
AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
EC Architecture + Design
This will be the last weekly COVID-19 Newsletter. Look for updates and alerts as things change or if new news comes to light that we need to share with you.
DEAL WITH FACTS TO KEEP YOUR WORKPLACE SAFE
An article in The New Yorker by By Kyle Chayka discusses How the Coronavirus Will Reshape Architecture. In 1933, the Finnish architect and designer Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto, along with his first wife, Aino, completed the Paimio Sanatorium, a facility for the treatment of tuberculosis in southwest Finland. The building is rigidly geometric, with long walls of expansive windows wrapping its façade, light-colored rooms, and a wide roof terrace with railings like the ones on cruise ships—all the hallmarks of what we now know as modernist architecture, which emerged in the twenties from the work of the Bauhaus, in Germany, and Le Corbusier, in France.
But the Aaltos’ choices of material and design weren’t just aesthetically fashionable. “The main purpose of the building is to function as a medical instrument.
After COVID-19, What’s Next for Landscape Architecture? In the midst of this pandemic, public space is decidedly having a moment. In the last month, Oakland, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Milwaukee have all announced ambitious new open streets programs to create more recreational space and facilitate safe social distancing. READ ABOUT IT HERE.
LRC Study Finds Daily Light Exposure Improves Sleep and Mood The Lighting Research Center examined people staying home or quarantining indoors during the COVID-19 pandemic to determine how different levels of light exposure affected their sleep and mood. Published in Architectural Lighting. CLICK HERE FOR THE STUDY
Reopening America: Strategies for safer schools
As education officials evaluate reopening schools this fall, AIA is issuing a new report detailing strategies that can reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission in K-12 facilities.
The report and 3D models were developed by a team of architects, public health experts, engineers and facility managers as part of AIA’s initiative, “Reopening America: Strategies for safer buildings.” The team used emerging research and public health data to develop the strategies, which can be implemented immediately.
An extensive framework of additional strategies is provided in AIA’s Re-occupancy Assessment Tool. A seven-step Risk Management Plan for Buildings is also available to assist businesses with assessing hazards, applying architectural and engineering strategies, and reducing risk. Read more.
City of Miami COVID-19 Updates and Openings
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT AIA DOCUMENTS FOR YOUR PROJECT: Webinar on Wednesday, June 24 at 2:00 pm. In this webinar, AIA Contract Documents Committee members who are experienced design firm practitioners will review the various families of documents and examine how to select the appropriate Owner- Architect agreements to fit your project size and complexity. Presenters will discuss their own projects as case studies during a panel discussion that includes the process of selecting, negotiating and drafting AIA contracts. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
TOWN HALL 12 –
Wednesday, June 24 at noon.
RESILIENCE & ADAPTATION: CURRENT LESSONS FROM THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. Please join AIA Miami for a panel discussion on current lessons from the pandemic. Pre-register for the Zoom meeting here. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER You can pre-register at any time.
URBAN RE-DESIGN: Parks & Public Spaces
Friday, July 17 at noon
Join MCAD and the APA for a conversation about urban design of Parks and Public Spaces post COVID
Stay safe and let us know what