Credits: 1 AIA LU/Elective; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
This webinar is part of the Glass in Architecture Academy
This course introduces the learner to stunning designs featuring the use of glass and the intersection of architecture, resiliency and the community. Listen as presenters explore the social dimension of resilient design through the lens of these current projects.
Matthew Z. Leach AIA, Associate Principal, Page will discuss, 200 West 6th Street in Austin, Texas, the new headquarters for internet job search company, Indeed. The all-glass tower will become Austin’s largest office building at 709,000 square feet, as well as its tallest at 554 feet.
Dominic Bettison, Director, WilkinsonEyre, will present the CF Eaton Centre Bridge project, which revitalises a connection between two shopping malls in downtown Toronto by providing an attractive, landmark pedestrian crossing above the street. The form of the bridge and choice of materials now create a metaphorical handshake between the two buildings at first floor level. The architectural response is a graded shift, through geometry, from a traditional arch in the façade of the Hudson Bay building to a modern rectangular opening in the Eaton centre; the twisting, warping form accommodating two very different architectures.
The presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion
- Describe the focus and purpose of the Metropolis Think Tank.
- Examine building design practices focused on the integration of glass and resilience.
- Discuss two ways in which the 200 West 6th Street project addresses community development.
- List the two types of glass used in the projects presented.