• 2016-09 September Specifics Newsletter
    Living Building Challenge - "Why all these changes?" President's Message, by Merideth Marschak - Buildings are Expected to Do Something, by Anne Whitacre
  • President's Message - August 2016

    Thanks to everyone who made our year just closed successful and full of promise for the upcoming 12 months. We’ll miss our outgoing Board members, Liesl Morell and Peg Collins – but we hope to see them often at our meetings and events. Our new Board members are Sally Anderson of SOM, and Derek Payne of Kingspan. We look forward to their new ideas and participation in our efforts this year. Our July meeting brought together over 100 participants from the San Francisco and Santa Clara Valley Chapters, and from DBIA. Partnering with the Design Build Institute of America brought attendees from design, engineering and construction companies, so there were many new faces. The presentation was thought provoking: a case study of the new control tower at the San Francisco international Airport, and a discussion of a progressive approach to design/build delivery that brings owner, end users, designers, and contractors together to develop the project concept and budget collaboratively from the start. The speakers represented a range of perspectives, and the audience was full of questions.

  • President's Message - July 2016

    Many thanks to the Chapter for your ongoing support and all the input and energy you’ve contributed this year. As incoming Chapter President, I hope for a year of positive transitions and improved communications. Our June Awards Banquet was a wonderful event. Special thanks go to Paulette Salisbury for organizing a beautiful venue and an excellent meal at Sens. Linda Stansen did a great job of preparing the awards and helping John Sellen to present them in his inimitable fashion. I’d like to add my personal thanks to all of you who helped out throughout the year on many projects, large and small.

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