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Sustainability Is More Than A Buzz Word

Thursday October 16th: 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Ticket Price: Free; registration required.

Social inequality, environmental degradation, economic downturns and resource depletion all need responses that go beyond conventional discipline boundaries. Resiliency and the impact of climate change on the design of existing cities and infrastructure add to the complexity of the problems. They require a communal and collaborative approach that is scalable, transparent, and interdisciplinary.

At Philadelphia University and Stantec sustainable design includes a constant evolution of innovative ideas regardless of the discipline. The ability of interdisciplinary teams to be open to ideas, responsive to variables and flexible in finding solutions is critical to providing answers to the complex problems we face today and in the future.

Join a panel of professionals and academics for a provocative exhibit and discussion about interdisciplinary collaboration and sustainability and the creation of disruptive design!

Panelists include: Steve Benz, PE, LEED Fellow, Hon. ASLA of Olin; Tim McDonald, RA, CPHC of Onion Flats; Kelly Thayer AIA, LEED AP BD+C of Stantec; and Michael Pavelsky , AIA, LEED AP BD+C of the Sheward Partnership. President of Philadelphia University, Stephen Spinelli, will be moderating the event.

Image: Winning entry by PhilaU architecture and interior design students for Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Steel Design Student Competition