Build Palm Beach 2018 Continuing Education

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Session A - The Making of  Cultural Icon


Hear a "Behind the Scene" of the procurement, planning, design, and construction of the transformative expansion museum project by Foster + Partners in West Palm Beach: The New Norton.

Speakers: John Backman, AIA, PMP, Projector Director - The New Norton

Bjorn Andersson, Project Architect, Foster + Partners   

Michael Izzo, Project Manager, Gilbane Building Company

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch and Annual Meeting


Join AIA Palm Beach for our annual membership meeting and elections. Hear about all your chapter is doing for you! Lunch provided at meeting.

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Session B - The Well Building Standard


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The WELL Building Standard is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring features for the built environment that impact human health and well-being through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness comfort and mind.

Speaker: Jonathan Burgess, LEED Fellow, WELL AP, Vice President, The Spinnaker Group

1:55 pm - 2:55 pm

Session C - Integrating Technology in Design


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A panel discussion on how to successfully integrate technology that embraces climate responsive design. Learn about new developments in lighting, controls, HVAC and glass. Understand the integration of climate data and designing intelligent buildings that are sustainable and create occupant comfort and workplace satisfaction.

Panelists: Mike Stern, SEFL, Inc.

Mike Bishop - RGD Consulting

Grayson Evans - ETC


3:05 pm - 4:35 pm

Session D - FEMA, Flooding and Florida

1.5 LUs/HSW

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Hear from a panel of regional experts as they discuss the topic of coastal vulnerability as it relates to the five forms of flooding specific to Florida. The experts will also discuss current FEMA flood maps and flood zone projections, as well as resiliency strategies and their impact to our building codes.

Panelists: Rob Long - Loss Prevention Engineer - AIG

Dr. Len Berry - Vice President Government Programs  - Coastal Risk Consulting

Doug Harvey -  Asst. Building Official - City of West Palm Beach

Anthony Abbate, AIA - Director and Professor FAU School of Architecture

Margarita Wells, Assistant Director, Environmental & Sustainability Department, City of Miami Beach

Elizabeth Wheaton - Environment & Sustainability Director  - City of Miami Beach

Moderated by Jeffrey Huber, AIA - Principal and Director of Urban Design and Planning - Brooks + Scarpa and Associate Professor, FAU School of Architecture

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Reception and Trade Show

1 LU

Sponsored by:

Learn about the latest trends and products from 30 exhibitors. Network with colleagues.

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Hear from 2017 AIA Florida Gold Medalist Allan Shulman, FAIA as he discusses his award winning designs and designing for South Florida's climate.




$75 members/$115 non-members for all registration.

$30 members/$45 non-members for trade show and keynote only.