The American Institute of Architects Asheville and CASE Consultants International continue their series Climate Adaptive Design: Where Building Science Meets Climate Science, "one of the most important of symposium in the country about where climate and architectural design interface." AIA ups the ante promoting sustainable design while aiming towards the AIA challenge for 2030.

Continuing Education -  HSW credits - one hour for the Thursday evening session, six hours for the Friday session.

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Thursday, 7 November Public Lecture, Reception, Networking


Vivian LoftnessVivian Loftness

Join us Thursday evening at 5:00-6:00pm for a public reception and networking session followed at 6pm program by the internationally renowned architect, researcher, author and educator the honorable Vivian Loftness. FAIA, LEED AP, CPHC.  Thursday evening’s public lecture is free, (donations accepted), and all community members are invited to attend. Vivian shares her decades of focus on environmental design and sustainability, and climate and regionalism in architecture. Vivian presents an equally interesting yet  more technical topic on the Friday's session as well.

Vivian Loftness, FAIA, LEED Fellow, University Professor, Paul Mellon Chair of Architecture, and decade-long Head of the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University. With over 30 years of industry and government funding, Professor Loftness is a key member of Carnegie Mellon’s leadership in sustainability research and education, the author of eight book chapters and editor of the recent Springer Reference Encyclopedia Sustainable Built Environments. She has served on the Board of Directors for the National Academy of Science’s Buildings and Infrastructure Committee, the USGBC, AIACOTE, Phipps Conservatory, and the WELL Living Lab. Vivian has been recognized as a LEED Fellow, Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council, and one of 13 Stars of Building Science by the Building Research Establishment in the UK. In 2014 and 2015, she was honored as a Hanley Award nominee for Vision and Leadership in Sustainability and received the Award of Distinction from AIA Pennsylvania. Vivian Loftness has a Bachelors of Science and a Masters of Architecture from MIT.

Friday, 8 November

The Friday conference continues at The Collider with registration from 8:15 am to 8:45 am. Aimed at the professional architect, designer, planner and construction expert, the conference offers six continuing education credits.   A catered lunch is included in the registration fee. The conference concludes at 5:00 pm.


Timothy W. Owen

Senior climate scientist, climatologist, experienced planner and Executive Officer Tim Owen with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Centers for Environmental Information discusses the current state of the climate in the United States, with a particular emphasis on the temperature regime of hot and hotter temperatures.

Drury Crawley

Dr. Drury B. Crawley, Ph.D., AIA, Fellow ASHRAE, BEMP, is a Bentley Fellow and Director of Building Performance Research, with Bentley Systems Inc., focusing on building performance, BIM, net-zero energy buildings, resilience, sustainability, and smart cities. With more than 40 years of experience in energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability, Dr. Crawley has worked in engineering software development, government research, and standards development organizations, as well as building design and energy consulting companies. He presents on building energy performance and using simulation as a tool for policy, codes, and standards. 

David Hill

David Hill, FAIA, Head of the School of Architecture, College of Design at North Carolina State University, is also a Professor of Architecture and the Co-Director of the Coastal Dynamics Design Lab. He concentrates his studies in Coastal dynamics, that is, design for coastal regions, architecture prototypes, and digital representation and simulation. As his bio states he "pursues interests in coastal dynamics, prototypes, and simulation through a series of trans-disciplinary research and design projects with the College of Engineering, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Department of Landscape Architecture, and the UNC Coastal Studies Institute. He has presented papers and design projects related to his research at numerous ACSA, EDRA, and CELA conferences. He has received grants and won several awards for his design work, research, and teaching, including the AIA/ACSA Decade of Design Grant (2014), the ACSA Faculty Design Award (2009), the ACSA Housing Design Education Award (2013), an NCSU Strategic Research Initiatives Grant (2010), and the NCSU Libraries Faculty Award (2014). His entry—with Laura Garofalo and Nelson Tang—was a winner in the NYC OEM-sponsored “What if New York City…” post-disaster housing international design competition. More recently, David has designed award-winning projects and competition entries in collaboration with Tonic Design and In Situ Studio in Raleigh."

Anica Landreneau 

As director of sustainable design at HOK, Anica Landreneau has devoted her career to high-performance, sustainable design. Based in Washington, D.C., she advises on green design across HOK and leads the firm’s AIA 2030 commitment toward a carbon-neutral portfolio. She is a member of the firm’s board of directors and global design board.  Anica presents a case study on implementing the Architecture 2030 commitment in firms.  A proven leader in making Washington, D.C., one of the world’s greenest cities - she is serving her second term on the District of Columbia Green and Energy Codes TAG, authoring high-performance building codes, and is in her second term on the Mayor’s Green Building Advisory Council.  Anica serves on the LEED Advisory Committee, the AIA National Codes and Standards Committee and the AIA Blue Ribbon Panel on Codes. She also is on the Consultative Council for the National Institute of Building Sciences and leads HOK’s partnerships with BREEAM USA, Delos/International WELL Building Institute and the International Finance Corporation EDGE green building program. A frequent author and speaker on sustainable design, Anica is a graduate of the University of Houston, which lists her as one of its prominent alumni.


Panel of Subject Matter Experts

Anthony Areguez, Ph.D., and Michael Paleck, Ph.D., both with NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information - invited join the presenters to discuss design challenges and climate influences of a warming world.

The conference is a collaboration between the Asheville Section of American Institute of Architects (AIA Asheville) and CASE Consultants International - Led by Steering Committee:

Questions? Contact Organizer 828 774 2928





Venue Details
The Collider
1 Haywood Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28801, United States
CASE Consultants International applies Climate Arts and Sciences Expertise to inform real-world decisions in climate adaptation, sustainability, and resilience. We mainstream climate science into the practices of climate-sensitive professions. CASE connects science to solutions, informing decisions in a warming world.