Hybrid Education Programs

Our Hybrid Education Programs are coordinated by DESIGN[realized] in partnership with local AIA chapters. These programs are presented to a live audience at the office of the local AIA Chapter while simultaneously broadcast to a national audience for online viewing and participation.

The next Hybrid Education program is scheduled for:


KAFD Conference Center: An Integrated Design and Analysis Approach

- Thursday, February 21, 2013
- 2 Hour Program, 12:00 to 2:00 PST
- 2 AIA CES LU's
- Broadcast from AIA San Francisco

The KAFD Conference Center case study will examine how an integrated design approach at all stages, from the earliest conceptual ideas through final documentation and fabrication, has proven to be of immense value to SOM's projects. This integration is enabled by the use of commercially available software in combination with digital tools developed in-house to greatly enhance the flow of data between all design disciplines.

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Past Programs

Innovative Hospital Design : Small Hospital Big Idea Design Competition

- Sept 2012

In March of 2012, a hospital design created by ADITAZZ was chosen as one of two winning solutions for Kaiser Permanente's first-ever ‘Small Hospital, Big Idea' international design competition. The winning project successfully responded to the client request for a small hospital that provides a patient-centered healing environment with a near-zero energy impact on the environment while using the latest technology to improve quality and reduce costs.

Multi-Story Green Strategies - Lifecycle Tower One by CREE

- August 2012

LCT ONE was the culmination of a research and development project called the Life Cycle Tower which developed a system for building high-rises in “timber”, up to 30 stories high. It is a solution that addresses climate change in the design and construction industry, beginning with the choice for natural resources, specifically using wood to replace steel, concrete and other fossil fuel intensive materials.

The Art of Visualization in the BIM Environment

- May 2012

Visualizing an architectural project as if it were built has many benefits such as providing the client with a glimpse into the future, a method for reviewing design objectives and concepts, and as a communication tool for the contractor and consultants. Making a visualization really come to life is a true art form.

BIM-enabled Set-Based Design

- April 2012

This program reviews how to develop working understanding of the LEAN design technique of set-based design as well as how to evaluate BIM technologies to integrate set-based sustainability analysis and design.

How to Analyze a Project for Performance Goals

- March 2012

This program reviews how technology was used to analyze the design in order to determine its energy performance as well as how to evaluate a 3D model for HVAC options, including natural ventilation and under-floor air distribution.

Collaborative Decision Making for AEC Project Management

- February 2012

This program explores decision making for Design and Construction Management. In this program learn how to help facilitate better decisions faster from a design process and decision-making expert with direct personal experience in design and construction project management.

Inside Story: Seattle Children's Bellevue Clinic & Surgery Center

- October 2011

This program explores how the Seattle Children's Bellevue Clinic built on a sustainable design that uses Continuous Performance Improvement (CPI) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) methods to program more service in less space and build it more effectively. The process cultivated a highly collaborative process which maximized the client's budget and reduced construction time -- shaving 30,000sf, $30 million, and one month off the project.

Inside Story: Jesse H. Jones Hall Renovation

- September 2011

This program explores how the architect, builder, and owner on the Jesse H. Jones Hall project instilled a collaborative attitude based on IPD within the project team to produce a better design.

Re-Energize Your Practice for Growth & Sustainability

- August 2011

Whether you are an architectural design firm or a construction management company, one of the best ways to differentiate yourself is by offering products and services that set you apart from your competition.

Legal & Management Aspects of IPD

- July 2011

Learn how to maximize success on Integrated Project Delivery and Virtual Design and Construction ( VDC ) projects from legal and management experts with direct personal experience in construction / project management, contract creation, and insurance underwriting.