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NGA announces speakers for Architects Forum

Post Time:Mar 28,2011Classify:Industry NewsView:128

Officials at the National Glass Association, McLean, Va.,announced two distinguished speakers who will present at the inaugural Architects Forum, to be held in conjunction with GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 12-14, at theGeorgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.The Architects Forum is set for Sept. 13-14, according to a March 28 release.

Edward Mazria, the founder and CEO of Architecture 2030, Santa Fe, N.M., a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization established in 2002 in response to the climate change crisis, will speak at the forum. The goal of Architecture 2030 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, will speak on “Bridging the Gap from Utopia to Reality.” Bergmann is a LEED AP-certified architect with 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.

“We are thrilled to have secured two extraordinary speakers,” said David Walker, NGA vice president of Association Services, in the release. “We’ve had great success with similar educational programs in conjunction with GlassBuild America, and we’re pleased to add this important new forum specifically for the architectural community.”

Presented by the National Architects Committee, the 1st Annual NGA Architects Forum was created specifically for architects and key project managers to share information about the glazing and fenestration industries. The event will feature dynamic and informative speakers and breakout sessions, peer-to-peer sharing and fresh updates on challenging topics affecting the industry. In addition to earning AIA learning units and touring the show floor, architects can build lasting relationships with industry colleagues during a networking reception. The forum capstones with two seminars on Sept. 14 where additional LU’s will be offered.

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