Glassbuild America 2011: earn education credits for attendance

Architects have one more reason to attend GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in 2011: the National Glass Association“s First Annual Architects Forum. Presented by the National Architec…

Architects have one more reason to attend GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in 2011: the National Glass Association“s First Annual Architects Forum. Presented by the National Architects Committee, the Architects Forum was created for architects and key project managers to share information about the glass and glazing industry. The event will feature dynamic and informative speakers, a panel discussion, and peer-to-peer networking. In addition to earning AIA learning credits at the Forum on 13 September 2011 and at educational seminars on 14 September 2011, architects can tour the show floor and build lasting relationships with leaders of the glass and glazing industry. Two distinguished speakers have already been announced for the forum: Edward Mazria is Founder and CEO of Architecture 2030, a non-profit, non-partisan organization established in 2002 in response to the climate change crisis. Architecture 2030“s goal is to achieve a dramatic reduction in the greenhouse gas emissions of the U.S. and global Building Sectors by changing the way buildings and developments are planned, designed and constructed. Kai-Uwe Bergmann, an Associate Partner with the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), will speak on “Bridging the Gap from Utopia to Reality.” Bergmann is a LEED AP-certified architect with vast expertise on major commercial projects worldwide. He is a frequent lecturer and global ambassador for BIG, a Copenhagen-based group of architects, designers and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, research and development.