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2018 Summer Conference: RESILIENT RHODE ISLAND

Tue July 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Join AIAri, Roger Williams University and Tremco Inc. for an afternoon of continuing education around topics relating to sustainability and resilience in Rhode Island at the Roger Williams University School of Art Architecture and Historic Preservation. After the programming, enjoy cocktails and both land and sea hors d’oeuvres all sourced from local Rhode Island farmers at the picturesque Richard L. Bready Sailing & Education Center. 

TUESDAY, JULY 24th 1-6:30pm
Roger Williams University
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI

Registration Has Now Closed. 

$10 AIA Members
$20 Non Members


Above Image: Narragansett Bay Commission Operations Building, KITE Architects. Photographed by Albert Garcia, AIA


Member Meeting

A Special Meeting of the Rhode Island Chapter is called for July 24, 2018, 1:00pm to vote on a proposed revision to the Chapter Bylaws. Currently the bylaws require the Chapter to hold regular meetings 6 times a year (in addition to the annual meeting).  The bylaws also require the Chapter’s Board of Directors to meet monthly (excluding summer). This proposal removes the regular meeting requirement for Chapter meetings. This proposal also reduces the required number of Board meetings to minimum of 6, with 3 to be in the first half of the year, and 3 to be in the second half of the year.

WHAT CAN WE DO?Leveraging our Role as Architects to Shape a More Resilient Future 
Albert Garcia, AIA and Christine West, AIA, KITE Architects 

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2:45-3:00: Break 

A Panel Discussion: Resiliency in Rhode Island

  • Martina Haggerty – City of Providence Department of Planning and Development
  • Stephanie Zurek, AIA, LEED AP – Union Studio Architecture and Community Design
  • Kenneth Filarski, FAIA, AICP, LEED AP BD+C, SITES AP- Filarski Architecture + Planning + Research – USGBC RI Chapter President  

Join our great panel of speakers for an engaging dialogue on Resiliency in Rhode Island. Martina Haggarty from City of Providence Department of Planning and Development will approach resilience from an urban design and mobility standpoint, with a focus on resilient infrastructure and impacts on our cities from increased density.   Stephanie Zurek from Union Studio Architects will address resilience of Rhode Island’s existing building infrastructure and historic preservation viewpoint of “Keeping History above Water”.  And Kenneth Filarski will discuss the recent amendments to the Green Buildings Act to include LEED for Neighborhood Development and SITES, to demonstrate how legislation can help promote effective sustainable and resilient design and planning for buildings, structures, and landscapes responding to the dynamics of climate change and resiliency. This panel discussion will be followed by a period of Q&A. 1.5 LU/HSW OFFERED

Cocktail Reception
After the conference join our speakers and corporate affiliates for a relaxed afternoon featuring cocktails and both land and sea hors d’oeuvres all sourced from local Rhode Island farmers




Tue July 24, 2018
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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