Built City @MOV Lecture Series: Reshaping Local Public Spheres

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 19:00

Reshaping Local Public Spheres: Two Living Building Challenge Case Studies

The Living Building Challenge is a sustainability-focused movement that has swept North America. There are now more than sixty projects in process from coast to coast pursuing certification under this vigorous performance standard and interest continues to rise. This talk will investigate and share some local experiences and wisdom on the topics that underpin and motivate the green building industry, and contemplate its civic and everyday implications.

This first lecture in the Built City@MOV series will look at two buildings - UniverCity Childcare Facility and the VanDusen Botanical Garden Facility Renewal - striving for a very high level of sustainable design.  Vancouver architects Karen Marler, and Jim Huffman will share their experiences with the Living Building Challenge, one of the leading building design frameworks available today. These two innovative projects will help redefine sustainable buildings for our region.  Moderated by Michel Labrie, the talk will conclude with an open discussion addressing the technical challenges of meeting the Living Building Challenge standards, as well as the public impact and understanding of the long-term civic implications of these initiatives.

The Built City Architectural Speaker Series with The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)

$12 includes admission to Bhangra.me exhibition
Members Free | rsvp@museumofvancouver.ca

*doors open 6:00pm, reception with cash bar to follow.