April 21, 2012
The US Green Building Council Student Group from the Construction Management department was awarded funding by ASCSU to bring nationally recognized architect Bob Berkebile, principal at BNIM Architects, to speak to CSU students. The event will begin at 6:15 p.m. April 25 in Johnson Hall 222.
Berkebile is on the list of top influential architects in the nation and is the founding chairman of American Institute of Architects. BNIM won the 2011 AIA Architecture Firm of the Year Award for being innovative and cutting edge leaders in sustainable design. Berkebile is one of the instrumental founders of the LEED rating system for buildings and he was the winner of the Heinz award in 2009 for his community outreach and innovation surrounding sustainability in the built environment.
Berkebile will be speaking about the impacts on the construction and interior design fields from several important areas including integrated design, impacts/standards of social, ethical and environmental behavior, sustainable building influences on work ethics and the importance of sustainability.
This event is open to all students and will be attracting industry professionals in construction, business, interior design, and engineering fields. This is an opportunity for students focusing on sustainability to hear from a leader in the green building field and ask questions about the impacts of design and project delivery from a nationally recognized expert in the field.
This event is part of Industry Connections; a collaboration between student organizations in Construction Management and Interior design. This event showcases student work, hosts industry vendors and unites professionals and students. For more information regarding the event, please contact the USGBC Student Group or visit their Facebook page.
Contact: Julianne Canterbury
Phone: (720) 470-0016