About This Course:
In this webinar, an overview of the pilot project Gold LEED-certified Cocoon House will be presented along with discussion about its LEED credits and Biophilic Design elements. The LEED Building Standard focuses on the environmental impacts and sustainability of architecture. Certification involves healthy, sustainable construction practices and ongoing building operations after a building is turned over, while biophilic design has been scientifically proven to support wellbeing.
Learning Objective 1
Attendees will understand how the architecture of the environmental residence may be shaped by the site in many ways.
Learning Objective 2
To reinforce attendees’ understanding of the ways in which geometry and orientation of a structure may support energy efficiency and wellbeing simultaneously.
Learning Objective 3
Examples of LEED design concepts and building elements will be discussed, to illustrate their potential and positive impacts on the health and well-being of occupants.
Learning Objective 4
Examples of alignments of both Biophilic Design and LEED standards will be examined, and selected projects will be discussed for reinforcing understanding of the subject matters.
About the Speaker:
Nina Edwards Anker
Assoc. AIA, PhD
Dr. Nina Anker specializes in sustainable architecture and design. She holds a PhD from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, and an M.Arch. from Harvard Graduate School of Design. Her work has been widely published and exhibited. She won the Good Design Award Chicago Atheneum Museum of Architecture and Design for furniture, the A’Design Award for solar lighting, The Architect’s Newspaper Best Product Award, Domus Best Houses award, and the Home & Garden Award for Best New Eco Residence.
Nina is Design Director at Terreform One and a founding member of New Lab in Brooklyn. Also, she founded and is the principal at nea studio, which focuses on works in architecture, interiors, furniture and product design, and landscape planning. The award-winning practice operates in an environment in which project management and implementation takes place in parallel with model-making, prototyping and experimentation with ideas, materials, and manufacturing processes. Her goal is to guide and support each client throughout a creative design process to produce sustainable solutions that support wellbeing.
With a focus on sustainable design, nea studio maintains a cross-disciplinary nature where research and sharing ideas is an essential part of work philosophy. nea studio continues to design, develop and exhibit solar lights and furniture while practicing architecture and interior design at New Lab in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. In 2019, the office completed a LEED certified residence in Long Island and a collaborative public solar lighting installation for the Bronx River Park.
Nina Edwards Anker, Assoc. AIA, PhD
Thursday, Oct 27, 2022
10:30 – 12:30 AM ET
2.0 AIA LU-HSW /2.0 PDH