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. 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!
John Boecker is a founding partner of 7group and serves as an internationally recognized, multi-disciplinary consultant focused on integrative design and regenerative development. As an architect, his practice has worked exclusively on green buildings since 1996. He designed two of the world’s first 13 LEED certified projects, taught as LEED FacultyTM from 2001-2013, served on the LEED Steering Committee from 2002-2009, and he chaired the USGBC’s national LEED Curriculum Committee from 2002-2007. Along with his 7group partners and Bill Reed, he co-authored The Integrative Design Guide to Green Building: Redefining the Practice of Sustainability, the seminal text book for guiding integrative design and construction published by John Wiley & Sons in April 2009. As a highly sought keynote speaker and educator, John has facilitated hundreds of workshops on the benefits of integrative design and regenerative development in 36 states and 14 countries. Learn more about John here.
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