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Events on the IESSF partner American Institute of Architects San Francisco Chapter calendar

Examining Carbon Impacts of Tall Buildings in Dense Urban Settings (1 LU)
February 26 - 12:00 - 1:00PM
“Density is good” is a frequently-heard mantra among architects and planners – yet this generalization deserves critical examination. Green building/zero-energy consultant Ann Edminster has researched the carbon implications of tall buildings in urban settings (The New Carbon Architecture, Bruce King, New Society Publishers 2017). Her findings provide compelling evidence that construction of new, super-tall buildings within already-developed cities may be detrimental to society's carbon reduction goals and deserves a great deal more study, given the accelerating rate of climate change and the critical role of buildings in the increase of carbon emission from construction, operations, and related transportation. This presentation will cover Edminster's research to date and the further research needed to answer the question, "To what extent is increasing density a good, climate-beneficial, thing?"

2019 Design Awards Ceremony
April 10- 6:00 - 9:00 PM
In existence for nearly half a century, AIA San Francisco’s Design Awards program recognizes the outstanding achievements in architecture and design of Bay Area individuals and organizations as well as celebrates the distinguished work of architects and related professionals from afar who contribute to the framework of our local built environment. The program serves to inform the public of the breadth and value of architectural practice.

  • 5:30 PM: Doors open

  • 6:00 PM: Ceremony will begin promptly

Wine reception to follow in the Green Room: enjoy hors d'oeuvres by Carrie Dove Catering and music by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Awarded projects will be announced at the ceremony.
More details are forthcoming.