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By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on May 1, 2018

Two opportunities right at the start of the month for continuing education credits, including a building tour of Morningside Crossings, a Passive House in a Large-Scale Retrofit as a follow-up to Build Pittsburgh 2018.  Look for more tours in the coming months.  It’s FINALLY warm enough to be getting back outside.  Look for walking tours and other fun programs to experience the city in the Events section.

Join Sky Factory at AIA Pittsburgh for a Lunch & Learn Titled: The Restorative Impact of Perceived Open Space.

May 4 – 12:00-1:00 p.m. – AIA Pittsburgh, 925 Liberty Ave, Suite 700, Pittsburgh 

In this course we explore the impact of enclosed interiors and deep-plan buildings on human performance. We analyze the role circadian light and perceived open space play in shaping cognitive function, as well as how our psycho-physiology changes in interior environments.

We discuss a new approach that proposes the restorative value of perceived open space in its two essential orientations: perceived zenith and perceived horizon line. In contrast to how we perceive these spatial reference frames outdoors, in enclosed interiors where such reference frames are often not visible, we can stage architectural cues to alter our perception of interior space. Restoring these spatial reference frames through a valid multisensory illusion restores a range of wellness benefits normally associated with interiors applying biophilic design principles.

Pricing
$15 Members of AIA
$25 General Admission
$10 Student
Lunch will be provided.

Earn 1 LU/HSW Hour.  Register today.

TOUR of Morningside Crossings: Passive House in a Large-Scale Retrofit

Earn 1.5 LU/HSW Hours.

Join Phil Ford, Sota Construction Services; Laura Nettleton, AIA, Thoughtful Balance; and Jim Bischoff, AIA, NK Architects for a Tour as a follow up to the Build Pittsburgh course. Open to all. Learn moreSpace is limited, reserve your spot today.

Events

5.3.18 SMPS: Hammer Home More Business

5.3.18 Copy + Paste: CMU Studio Final Reviews – How does architecture relate to virtual reality? Can robotics help us learn about architecture from the past? How can architects use digital tools to generate new ideas in the design process?

5.4.18 PHLF FREE Walking Tour Grant Street (from Sixth to Fourth avenues) 10:00-11:00 a.m. and Grant Street (from Sixth to Liberty avenues) –  Noon-1:00 p.m.

5.5.18 PHLF Walking Tour: Mexican War Streets – 1:00-3:00 p.m.

5.9.18 ACE Mentorship Program Final Presentation Night & Reception – ACE students have worked hard all year to design a STEM lab for this project. They will present their design with their team and collect feedback from a panel of judges. 

5.9.18 All Ohio Convocation: Risk Management Program for Architects & Engineers

5.9.18 GBA: Bridge to 2030: Water

5.10.18 GBA Inspire Speaker Series: Candy Chang

5.11.18 PHLF FREE Walking Tour Grant Street (from Sixth to Fourth avenues) 10:00-11:00 a.m. and Grant Street (from Sixth to Liberty avenues) –  Noon-1:00 p.m.

5.12.18 STEAM for Young Architects

5.15-16.18 PCRG Community Development Summit

5.18.18 PHLF FREE Walking Tour Grant Street (from Sixth to Fourth avenues) 10:00-11:00 a.m. and Grant Street (from Sixth to Liberty avenues) –  Noon-1:00 p.m.

5.25.18 PHLF FREE Walking Tour Grant Street (from Sixth to Fourth avenues) 10:00-11:00 a.m. and Grant Street (from Sixth to Liberty avenues) –  Noon-1:00 p.m.

6.17-20.18 National ADA Symposium

7.7-8.18 NOMA: Project Pipeline – Architecture Design Camp for 6th-8th grade

10.17-21.18 National Passive House Conference, Pittsburgh

 

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