2017 AIA NC Design Conference

Wilmington, North Carolina
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
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Wednesday, September 13

 

Registration Opens  
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 3:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Happy Hour
Sponsored by: 
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Join your fellow AIA members for a Happy Hour among the booths of innovative and loyal companies. Be among the first to see and learn about new and exciting products for the design industry. Food will be provided as well as 2 drink tickets. 

Included in registration
Add to calendarWednesday, September 13, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:25 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Exhibit Hall

Silent Auction Opens
to benefit Design a World without ALS
Art by Architects
 (details)
Silent Auction will open to benefit Design a World without ALS- Phil Freelon- Art by Architects-- Bid on various pieces of artwork donated by architects.

Money raised will be donated to find a cure for ALS. 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 4:15 PM (Eastern Time)

Wilmington Cruise (1 HSW)
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You will be educated on the history of architect and challenges of the Cape Fear River. 

2 HSW
Two drink tickets are included. 
Add to calendarWednesday, September 13, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Convene in Exhibit Hall

Dinner on Your Own  


Thursday, September 14

 

Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by:  
Thursday, September 14, 2017 8:00 AM - 8:25 AM (Eastern Time)

Welcome Keynote
(1.5 HSW)
 
Add to calendarThursday, September 14, 2017 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (Eastern Time)


Concurrent Sessions
 

Design Charrette Track:
Northern Waterfront Area Design
Area Tour
(2 HSW)  (details)
In November of last year, voters in Wilmington passed a parks bond that included over $20 million to build a new 6.5 acre park on the city’s northern downtown waterfront. In March, the City Council adopted a preliminary plan for the development of the park. The park will be a focal point in the emerging northern downtown district, and a catalyst for subsequent public and private development projects in the vicinity of the park. The purpose of this design charrette will be to prepare concept plans for several strategic properties abutting the park space. The intent is to formulate plans for a high density, mixed-use urban destination with the vibrant park space at its center.

A walking tour of charrette sites surrounding the future Waterfront Park will allow attendees to see firsthand, existing conditions, surrounding context, and potential for development yet to be determined. Tour leaders will educate attendees on the past and future of the waterfront and and describe the goals for development around the park.

Facilitators (to be confirmed)
Glenn Harbeck, AICP, Director of Planning, City of Wilmington Planning Department 
Kyle Miller, Prinicpal Urban Designer, City of Wilmington Planning Department 
Allen Davis, AICP, Director of Civic Design, City of Charleston 
Paul D’Angelou, Tribute Companies, Inc. 
Charles Boney, FAIA, local architect at LS3P

Design Charrette Track:
Rail Realignment & Reuse
Area Tour
(2 HSW)  (details)

The City of Wilmington has been exploring the feasibility of relocating an existing freight rail corridor that currently runs through the heart of the city to a safer, more direct route into and out of the State Port at Wilmington. Following the realignment, the existing rail corridor could then be repurposed for a much quieter and useful streetcar line, from the UNC-W campus to downtown Wilmington. Anticipating that fixed rail transit service will generate a demand for transit oriented development, the focus of this charrette will be on underutilized commercial and industrial properties that adjoin the tracks. We will be examining the development potentials for a number of early 20th century former manufacturing buildings and sites for adaptive reuse, redevelopment and revitalization.

A bus tour will shuttle attendees through the entire rail corridor with various stops along the way to walk some of the sites chosen for the design charrette. Tour leaders will educate attendees on the past and future of the corridor and describe the goals for development along the corridor.



Facilitators (to be confirmed)
Glenn Harbeck, AICP, Director of Planning, City of Wilmington Planning Department 
Kyle Miller, Prinicpal Urban Designer, City of Wilmington Planning Department 
Allen Davis, AICP, Director of Civic Design, City of Charleston 
Paul D’Angelou, Tribute Companies, Inc. 
Charles Boney, FAIA, local architect at LS3P

Continuing Education:
Tour
South 3rd Development
(2 HSW)  

Continuing Education: 
Seminar
Economic Development Panel
(2 HSW)   


Lunch and Keynote in Exhibit Hall
(1 HSW) 
 
Add to calendarThursday, September 14, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM (Eastern Time)


Concurrent Sessions
 

Design Charrette Track:
Northern Waterfront Area Design 
Work Time 
(2 HSW)
 (details)
In November of last year, voters in Wilmington passed a parks bond that included over $20 million to build a new 6.5 acre park on the city’s northern downtown waterfront. In March, the City Council adopted a preliminary plan for the development of the park. The park will be a focal point in the emerging northern downtown district, and a catalyst for subsequent public and private development projects in the vicinity of the park. The purpose of this design charrette will be to prepare concept plans for several strategic properties abutting the park space. The intent is to formulate plans for a high density, mixed-use urban destination with the vibrant park space at its center.

A design charrette including architects, landscape architects, planners, developers, and other allied professions will occur over the course of the conference to work on visionary plans for the Waterfront Park area. Local planners, community stakeholders, and architects will lead the charrette, offering valuable institutional knowledge and providing input already gathered from the general public. Deliverables may include narratives, maps, diagrams, plan/section/elevation drawings, perspective sketches, massing studies, and renderings.

Design Charrette Track:
Rail Realignment & Reuse
Work Time
(2 HSW)
 (details)
The City of Wilmington has been exploring the feasibility of relocating an existing freight rail corridor that currently runs through the heart of the city to a safer, more direct route into and out of the State Port at Wilmington. Following the realignment, the existing rail corridor could then be repurposed for a much quieter and useful streetcar line, from the UNC-W campus to downtown Wilmington. Anticipating that fixed rail transit service will generate a demand for transit oriented development, the focus of this charrette will be on underutilized commercial and industrial properties that adjoin the tracks. We will be examining the development potentials for a number of early 20th century former manufacturing buildings and sites for adaptive reuse, redevelopment and revitalization.

A design charrette including architects, landscape architects, planners, developers, and other allied professions will occur over the course of the conference to work on visionary plans for particular sections of the rail corridor. Local planners, community stakeholders, and architects will lead the charrette, offering valuable institutional knowledge and providing input already gathered from the general public. Deliverables may include narratives, maps, diagrams, plan/section/elevation drawings, perspective sketches, massing studies, and renderings.

Continuing Education:
Tour 
Historic Downtown
(2 HSW)
 

Continuing Education:
Seminar 
(re)Making Place Panel Discussion 
(2 HSW)  (details)
This panel discussion will focus on ways in which communities remake themselves in through development, design, infrastructure, food, and affordable housing. Each panelist is a leader in their community and will share specific examples of successful and future remaking of places whose identities have changed over time as a result of shifts in manufacturing, economy, politics, and culture. Discussion will center around “how to be a leader and impact positive change in your own community”.

Moderator: to be confirmed
Paul D’Angelo- Director of Affordable Housing, Tribute Properties Inc., Wilmington, NC
Mark Maynard-  President and CEO, Tribute Properties Inc., Wilmington, NC
Ben Knight- Artist and co-founder of A Chef’s Life with Vivian Howard, Kinston, NC
Mike Ozburn- BRIGHTspot, Raleigh, NC
Ashley Ozburn, AIA LEED- BRIGHTspot, Chicago, IL


Happy Hour
Sponsored by:  &  (details)
Join your fellow AIA members for a Happy Hour among the booths of innovative and loyal companies. Be among the first to see and learn about new and exciting products for the design industry. Food will be provided as well as 2 drink tickets. 

The Art by Architects Silent Auction to Benefit Design a World without ALS will close at 5 PM. Come by the registration desk after 5 PM to pay and pick up your treasure. 
Add to calendarThursday, September 14, 2017 4:05 PM - 5:25 PM (Eastern Time)

Alumni Receptions  (details)
Invitations from your school were sent out. Location and times of the different receptions will be available at the registration desk. 

NCSU Alumni Reception at LS3P- Sponsored by Bordeaux Construction
Add to calendarThursday, September 14, 2017 - 5:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Dinner on your Own   (details)
Sign ups available at registration desk for a chance to explore this port city's best restaurants. Limited reservations are available. Dinner charges are own your own. ACTIVATE a group and enjoy fellowship and good food. 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 7:00 PM (Eastern Time)

ACTIV-EATS  (details)
Sign up and reserve a seat at some of the area's best restaurants. We have a limited number of reservations around town that you can sign up for. 

Dinner charges will be on your own, with every restaurant on the list averaging under $40 per person. 

Reserve your spot now, and ACTIVATE a group to enjoy a evening of fellowship out on the town. 
Add to calendarThursday, September 14, 2017 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM (Eastern Time)

Emerging Professional Party  (details)
Get together with architects, and young professionals from across the state. 
Add to calendarThursday, September 14, 2017 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM (Eastern Time)
$15.00


Friday, September 15

 

Fun Run on the Riverwalk  (details)
Join fellow runners for a 5k to start the day/weekend off right. 

Prizes will be awarded to the winners! 
Add to calendarFriday, September 15, 2017 - 7:30 AM (Eastern Time)
$10.00

Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by: 
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Friday, September 15, 2017 - 8:00 AM (Eastern Time)

Morning Keynote
Ordinary and Extraordinary 
with Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA
(1.5 HSW)
 (details)
Scarpa's work is deeply rooted in conditions of the everyday, and works with our perception and preconceptions to allow us to see things in new ways. He does this, not by escaping the restrictions of practice, but by looking, questioning and reworking the very process of design and building, rethinking the way things normally get done – with material, form, construction, even financing –– and to subsequently redefine it to cull out it’s latent potentials – making the “ordinary extraordinary.” The seminar will look at building materials innovation and applications, and how it relates to the architectural design process and sustainable design strategies.

Bio: Lawrence Scarpa has garnered international acclaim for the creative use of conventional materials in unique and unexpected ways. His firm Brooks + Scarpa is the recipient of multiple international awards including the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Award in Architecture and the AIA National Firm Award. He is also the recipient of lifetime achievement awards from Interior Design Magazine and the AIA California Council. Mr. Scarpa has taught at the university level for more than two decades and is currently on the faculty at the University of Southern California.


Add to calendarFriday, September 15, 2017 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (Eastern Time)


Concurrent Sessions
 

Design Charrette Track:
Northern Waterfront Area Design
Work Time
(2 HSW)  (details)
In November of last year, voters in Wilmington passed a parks bond that included over $20 million to build a new 6.5 acre park on the city’s northern downtown waterfront. In March, the City Council adopted a preliminary plan for the development of the park. The park will be a focal point in the emerging northern downtown district, and a catalyst for subsequent public and private development projects in the vicinity of the park. The purpose of this design charrette will be to prepare concept plans for several strategic properties abutting the park space. The intent is to formulate plans for a high density, mixed-use urban destination with the vibrant park space at its center. 

A design charrette including architects, landscape architects, planners, developers, and other allied professions will occur over the course of the conference to work on visionary plans for the Waterfront Area. Local planners, community stakeholders, and architects will lead the charrette, offering valuable institutional knowledge and providing input already gathered from the general public. Deliverables may include narratives, maps, diagrams, plan/section/elevation drawings, perspective sketches, massing studies, and renderings.

Design Charrette Track:
Rail Realignment & Reuse
Work Time
(2 HSW)  (details)
A design charrette including architects, landscape architects, planners, developers, and other allied professions will occur over the course of the conference to work on visionary plans for particular sections of the rail corridor. Local planners, community stakeholders, and architects will lead the charrette, offering valuable institutional knowledge and providing input already gathered from the general public. Deliverables may include narratives, maps, diagrams, plan/section/elevation drawings, perspective sketches, massing studies, and renderings.

Continuing Education:
Tour
North 4th Street
Sponsored by: 
(2 HSW)  

Continuing Education:
Seminar
Pro-Active Recovery Community Structures (PARCS): A New Model for Design in Coastal Regions
(2 HSW)  (details)
Coastal communities along the Eastern Seaboard are vulnerable to intense Atlantic storms and longterm effects of sea-level variation. The same regions are victims of poor planning and development that put residents in harm’s way and damage coastal ecosystems. Municipalities have responded to environmental challenges with well-intentioned mitigation plans—a prerequisite for federal funding in post-disaster situations. These mitigation plans identify hazards, assess community vulnerabilities and capabilities, establish recovery procedures, and formulate planning and design policies. Mitigation plans, however, are limited by their focus on events rather than the culture of a place. The Coastal Dynamics Design Lab (CDDL) has partnered with coastal communities in North Carolina to address design, resiliency and mitigation planning in a more holistic way—by considering predictive scientific data, economic viability, and evolving community culture. Historically, coastal research and design has been fragmented into distinct disciplinary categories (e.g., science, engineering, architecture, and landscape architecture), and work has excluded the most important stakeholders: the community. The CDDL’s partnerships transcend disciplinary and socio-political boundaries to address the wicked ecological and development challenges in coastal regions. Working within a collaborative framework, the CDDL and its partners initiated Pro-Active Recovery Community Structures (PARCS), a design concept that creates public amenities for day-to-day use that can rapidly transform into post-disaster staging and recovery sites. PARCS examine the question: “How can communities proactively develop underutilized or damaged sites into resilient, multi-use public facilities that are capable of adapting to short- and long-term climate- and human-induced change?” The resulting proposals for infrastructure, land/waterscapes, and architecture are designed to respond to acute weather events and climate change while contributing positively to the day-to-day cultural, economic, and physical wellbeing of the place. CDDL collaborations with constituents on the North Carolina Outer Banks and the Crystal Coast region have resulted in multiple design scenarios for adaptive, multifaceted public facilities that build and restore community life before, during, and after disasters strike.

This presentation will discuss the PARCS concept and project case studies along the coast, focusing specifically on the Outer Banks and the Town of Beaufort. The presentation will illustrate analytical methodologies and processes that include GIS and demographic data gathering, Tangible Landscapes and computational modeling, regional mapping, info-graphic production, and videographic documentation. Project case studies examine PARCS components and critically analyze concepts and processes that seek more resilient design solutions in coastal regions. The research and design work demonstrates a model for engagement among community members, local stakeholders and political leaders, scientists, engineers, coastal economists, and designers.

Working across disciplines and interest groups, the CDDL identified key physical and environmental challenges, community needs, vulnerabilities, cultural and economic assets, and pathways to implement design proposals. The PARCS proposals offer a network of scenarios and solutions that serve as a catalyst for change in Beaufort and the Outer Banks, and the lessons learned are transferrable to other coastal regions. PARCS projects illustrate an engaged, public-interest design process resulting in solutions that enhance the social, cultural, environmental, economic, and physical qualities of coastal communities.


AIA NC Membership Lunch  
Add to calendarFriday, September 15, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:55 PM (Eastern Time)


Concurrent Sessions
 

Design Charrette Track:
Northern Waterfront Area Design 
Work Time 
(2 HSW)  (details)
In November of last year, voters in Wilmington passed a parks bond that included over $20 million to build a new 6.5 acre park on the city’s northern downtown waterfront. In March, the City Council adopted a preliminary plan for the development of the park. The park will be a focal point in the emerging northern downtown district, and a catalyst for subsequent public and private development projects in the vicinity of the park. The purpose of this design charrette will be to prepare concept plans for several strategic properties abutting the park space. The intent is to formulate plans for a high density, mixed-use urban destination with the vibrant park space at its center.

A design charrette including architects, landscape architects, planners, developers, and other allied professions will occur over the course of the conference to work on visionary plans for the Waterfront Park area. Local planners, community stakeholders, and architects will lead the charrette, offering valuable institutional knowledge and providing input already gathered from the general public. Deliverables may include narratives, maps, diagrams, plan/section/elevation drawings, perspective sketches, massing studies, and renderings.

Design Charrette Track:
Rail Realignment & Reuse
Work Time
(2 HSW)  (details)
A design charrette including architects, landscape architects, planners, developers, and other allied professions will occur over the course of the conference to work on visionary plans for particular sections of the rail corridor. Local planners, community stakeholders, and architects will lead the charrette, offering valuable institutional knowledge and providing input already gathered from the general public. Deliverables may include narratives, maps, diagrams, plan/section/elevation drawings, perspective sketches, massing studies, and renderings.

Continuing Education:
Tour
Kayak Tour 
Sponsored By: 
(2 HSW) (0 remaining)  (details)

This tour will explore the proposed rerouting of the railroad access to the port across Eagle Island.  After the architects have explored the reuse of the existing rail bed through the city of Wilmington as a charrette topic earlier in the conference, this tour will view the area of the proposed new route.  We will explore how the new rail route may be supported through this area of river, wetland, and ecology in and around Eagle Island.  A geotechnical engineer will discuss typical soil conditions and challenges with foundation support in such an environment.  A structural engineer will review likely support structures and different foundation types that may be required for such a build.  Our tour guide will point out and present the natural environment and wildlife within the island ecosystem.


Continuing Education:
Seminar- Framing our Stories: Architectural Photography Best Practices
(2 HSW)
 (details)
Framing our Stories: Architectural Photography Best Practices

Although architects and their marketing teams utilize project photography on a daily basis, many are not taking full advantage of the opportunity to truly engage with audiences. This visual-based course will teach practical and effective ways to keep both designers and marketers happy with a firm’s project photography. Participants will learn how to build a complete picture of a project, from documenting the aesthetic and technical details to articulating its social perspectives and context.

Utilizing a step by step process, the presenter will explain the planning and execution of a successful photography shoot and share personal lessons learned for capturing photos that are not only beautiful, but will also ready to connect with your audience and appeal to editors. An example-based overview showing how the style of architectural photography has changed in the last ten years will also be part of the session. Participants will be introduced to a new challenge: how can we shift our "focus" from strictly shooting buildings to revealing a broader photographic story by including the people who move through and use the spaces every day.




Charrette Reception & Results
 (details)
Open to the Public

See the final design solutions for the City of Wilmington. 
Add to calendarFriday, September 15, 2017 4:05 PM - 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Chapter and Design Awards Banquet  (details)
Join your fellow design professionals to celebrate North Carolina's best designs and designers with a wonderful night on the fantail of the USS North Carolina. 

Dinner, drinks, and dancing will make for a memorable evening under the stars!
Add to calendarFriday, September 15, 2017 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: USS North Carolina Battleship
$75.00

 

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