Education at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles
The USGBC community is invited to America’s largest design event, Dwell on Design, returning to the Los Angeles Convention Center, June 20-22.
Curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, this exciting three-day celebration of modern design invites you to explore the latest sustainable design trends, attend thought-provoking conversations, network face-to-face with industry leaders, tour some of the area’s greenest homes, and more!
Program Highlights at this year’s show:
Our three days of onstage programming will include a multitude of sessions on sustainability, ranging from smart technology and sustainable building resources to the aesthetics of sustainable design, zero energy urban housing, and more.
Beauty, Ecology, and Design with Lance Hosey - Sunday, June 22nd 2:30 PM
Does going green change the face of design or only its content? In The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design, the first book to outline a clear set of principles for the aesthetics of sustainable design, Lance Hosey argues that beauty is inherent to sustainability, for how things look and feel is as important as how they’re made. Form and image can enhance conservation, comfort, and community at every scale of design, from products to buildings to cities. Aesthetic attraction isn’t a superficial concern—it’s an environmental imperative. This talk will propose new and groundbreaking ways to bridge the gap between “good design” and “green design.”
21-st Century Zero Energy Urban Housing: Education and Practice – Saturday, June 21st 12:30 PM
Creating livable and affordable urban dwellings is the focus of a number of growing community-based initiatives focused on understanding the new forces in play. A new project—a collaboration between Georgia Tech School of Architecture, Architecture for Humanity, and Resource Furniture—aims to fully design, engineer, and student-build a 4-10 unit Net Zero Energy House Prototype on adjacent campus land, rented at market rate to students and civil servants, and performance monitored over a five-year period. This prototype will become a living laboratory for ultra-low energy efficiency testing, material study, and a demonstration model for market-rate, status-quo urban housing. As part of the Resource Furniture sponsorship, a juried design competition for the interior spaces will be held at the end of the spring semester. The winning student will be flown in to DODLA and the winning design will be displayed, along with additional representative Studio projects, at the Georgia Tech booth in our Design for Tomorrow pavilion. Hear the principles onstage as they discuss the winning entry.
Do you need to earn USGBC Continuing Education Credits? Then don’t miss this seminar, eligible for CE hours to support your LEED credential, at Dwell on Design: Changes and Impacts: The New CALGreen and Energy Code Explained