Seattle Living Building Challenge Collaborative: All about Schools!

When: 
Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm PDT
Where: 
Bertschi School
2227 10th Avenue East Seattle, WA 98102
Seattle has led the nation in embracing the Living Building Challenge in schools through two groundbreaking efforts that occurred this year:
 
April 15, 2013 -- the Bertschi School in Seattle received full Living Building Challenge certification for its new science wing, making it the first project on the West Coast to achieve this goal.  
 
May 15, 2013 – Seattle Public Schools (SPS) approved Resolution 2012/13-12, stating that their School Design Advisory Teams will strive to meet the principles of the Living Building Challenge.
 
Join us for an interactive panel discussion with Stan Richardson of the Bertschi School and Stacy Smedley of the SEED Collaborative to discuss these milestones.  These local leaders in school design and development will share the factors that led towards adoption of Living Building at the Bertschi School, and the work that is being done to gain wider adoption of the Challenge in the public school system.  
 
Come share the excitement of this work, ask questions, and take part in an interactive brainstorm of how we can help shape our schools! The event will be held at the new Bertschi School science wing and will include light food and drinks.
 
Special Guests:
 
Stan Richardson is Director of Technology and Campus Planning at the Bertschi School.  Stan is responsible for supporting the programs of the school through facility planning and development, and acted as lead owner representative for the Living Building Challenge project at the school.
 
Stacy Smedley is Executive Director and Chief Enrichment Officer at the SEEDcollaborative, an organization committed to bringing sustainably restorative, inspirational learning spaces to all of the world’s children.  As a previous Associate at KMD Architects, Stacy formed the KMD Architects Restorative Design Collective which provided design services for the Bertschi School.
 
Nathan Miller is passionate about sustainable practices and knows the best approaches for incorporating them into his designs. He has expertise in natural ventilation and energy modeling, and is chair of the Seattle Branch of the Cascadia Green Building Council.  Nathan was the mechanical engineer and energy analyst for Rushing, on the first Living Building Challenge project to be designed and built in Washington State, the Bertschi School Science Addition.