April Design Lecture

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Barbara Bestor will lecture Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11. The talk is free, open to the public and is being co-sponsored by AIA Columbus. Bestor is Principal at Bestor Architecture, which she founded in 1995. She is the Julius Shulman Distinguished Professor of Practice at Woodbury University's School of Architecture and is the Executive Director Julius Shulman Institute. Bestor was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows in 2017. Read more...


Wednesday, April 11, 2018
5:30 p.m. | Presentation

1.0 HSW LU
Free for all Members, Affiliates and Students
$20 Non-member Guests

Gui Auditorium, Knowlton Hall
275 W Woodruff Ave, 
Columbus, OH 43210

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March Design Lecture

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Presented by TAP Committee

Drone and Lidar use advance data gathering similar to when the calculator replaced the slide rule. The math was the samethe results much more efficient. Learn how Heapy Engineering and Woolpert are impacting the AEC Industry through advanced aerial imagery programs. Upwards of 85% of buildings standing in 2030 already exist today. Therefore, to meet future energy standards (ie: the carbon-neutral goal of the 2030 Challenge), we need to wage a massive campaign to upgrade our current building stock. Drones and Lidar are powerful tools to enhance energy efficiencies and identify which buildings to prioritize.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
5 p.m. | Reception
6 p.m. | Presentation

1.0 HSW LU
Free for all Members, Affiliates and Students
$20 for Non-Member Guest

The Center for Architecture and Design
50 West Town Street, Suite 110
Columbus, OH 43215

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Speakers: Nadja Turek and Jacob Taylor

Nadja Turek

Nadja Turek, a civil engineer and sustainable design expert, serves as Woolpert’s Research and Development Facilitator. Capabilities she has spearheaded or enhanced in Woolpert Labs include resilient design and planning, airborne thermal imagery for energy auditing, scan to BIM technology, virtual reality and leveraging GIS for facility owners. An Air Force veteran, Mrs. Turek is a Fellow in the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME).

Jacob Taylor

Jake Taylor, a Project Manager in Heapy Engineering’s Building Optimization Group, has been involved in sustainability and energy reducing projects throughout the region.  He’s personally utilized drones as a tool on multiple projects to accomplish thermography of roofs and building facades.  Utilizing drones for thermography allows for unique perspectives unable to be gained otherwise as well as speeds up data collection.  Jake has his Mechanical Engineering Master’s Degree in Renewable and Clean Energy from the University of Dayton and is an active member of the local AEE, ASHRAE, and USGBC Chapters.

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February Design Lecture

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Join AIA Columbus and Columbus 2020 at our February Design Lecture. Columbus is expected to double its population by 2050 and a significant proportion will occur as densification of established urban areas. Community and business leaders came together to collaborate on ways to develop a growth strategy to ensure economic vitality. Columbus 2020 set aggressive goals to achieve by 2020 in order to be recognized as a national leader in economic development. You will hear about the strategies to achieve this goal and how architects can play a major role in the development of Columbus.


Kenny McDonald - President and Chief Economic Officer

Kenny McDonald

Kenny has served as president and chief economic officer of Columbus 2020 since the organization’s inception in 2010. He has helped lead the execution of the Columbus 2020 Regional Growth Strategy and development of the Columbus Region’s competitiveness agenda, and he has also built local and national partnerships that have accelerated the area’s development. Kenny has over 20 years of regional economic development and management consulting experience focused on helping companies develop and execute their location strategies and helping communities achieve their goals. Read more...

Chip Holcombe - Managing Director, Investor Relations

Chip Holcombe

Chip works to raise funds from the business community to finance Columbus 2020’s comprehensive economic and business development activities. Financial resources are provided by more than 300 Columbus Region businesses and organizations that represent more than 20 industry sectors. Chip actively works to help connect Columbus 2020 investors with each other and to Columbus 2020 clients. Read more...

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