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GBA is partnering with 7group to offer a unique half-day workshop where we’ll examine how integrative design thinking actively seeks to design and construct projects that are cost-effective to design, build, and operate for the life of any project.
7group literally wrote the book on the Integrative Design Process and was integral to the design process of Phipps Conservatory’s Center for Sustainable Landscapes, where this workshop will be held. This is a special chance to learn from 7group’s John Boecker, an internationally recognized integrative design consultant.
The session begins by looking at natural systems as our model for whole systems thinking, followed by concrete case study examples. Exercises help attendees experience how an integrative process can shift our mental model to embrace living systems thinking and move beyond mere green buildings toward restorative and regenerative design. The discussion also addresses how to neutralize first costs, while achieving high levels of building performance.
We’ll ask questions, challenge assumptions, and unearth the unique purpose of each project team member in this interactive session. You are welcome to attend as an individual, or as part of a project team. Building owners, developers, contractors, trade specialists, architects, engineers, and students are will find this information useful. You won’t want to miss it!
Individual Membership + Event Fee (member rate)
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