P+DC [Re]Place Series

[Re]Place Panel Discussion

Creative Disruption through Innovation
Moderated by Trey Trahan, FAIA, this dynamic panel discussion brings all three Keynote presenters from Day 2 of the AIA Colorado 2021 Practice + Design Conference back together in a conversation about their projects and their next big thing.

Participants will learn from an innovative brain trust of architects, inventors, and leaders how innovation and the opportunity to implement new design process methods supports the human collective in the built environment and through diverse teams. By embracing technology and new ways of thinking about teams and project design, architects support sustainable and resilient design.
  • Participants will explore innovative products that support sustainable design in a range of project types and sizes.
  • Participants will understand the design decision process as it continues to expand with diverse project and leadership teams to enhance the well-being of building occupants and communities.
  • Participants will identify resources to assist in the design and construction process and selection of products to support net-zero projects.
  • Participants will understand the urgency for architects to take the lead in advancing the efficiency and sustainability of the built environment. By educating clients and team members, architects have the tools to move the needle.
1.0 AIACES HSW Learning Unit

Course Lessons

Meet the Panel

Trey Trahan, FAIA

Founder and Principal Architect, Trahan Architects
Victor F. "Trey" Trahan, III, FAIA, is the founder and CEO of Trahan Architects, established in 1992 with a belief that bringing humility and awareness into the design process helps create authentic spaces that elevate our lives. In both his personal and professional life, Trey is continually exploring ways to cultivate generosity and inclusiveness in our relationships with each other and with our environments. He is deeply committed to social and ecological responsibility, and his admiration for the aesthetically sublime has inspired a lifelong passion for art and nature. 

Jared Della Valle, FAIA

CEO, Alloy
Jared Della Valle, FAIA, has been a real estate professional and architect for more than 20 years and has managed the acquisition and predevelopment of more than 2 million sf in New York City along the Highline, In the Hudson Yards, in DUMBO, and Downtown Brooklyn. Jared Della Valle is Board Chair of the Van Alen Institute, sits on the Board of the Architecture League of New York, and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. 

Tsz Yan Ng

Assistant Professor in Architecture, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Design, University of Michigan
Tsz Yan Ng's material-based research and design primarily focus on experimental concrete forming (hard) and textile manipulation (soft), often times in direct exchange and incorporating contemporary technologies to develop novel designs for building and manufacturing. She’s the principal of an independent architecture and art practice with built works in the US and China. Her practice, collaborative in nature and interdisciplinary in scope, ranges in scale from textile manufacturing facilities to commercial retail interiors and installations. 

Skylar Tibbits

co-director and founder, Associate Professor, Self-Assembly Lab, MIT
Skylar Tibbits is a designer and computer scientist whose research focuses on developing self-assembly and programmable materials within the built environment. Skylar has a professional degree in architecture and a minor in experimental computation from Philadelphia University, and a masters in design computation and masters computer science from MIT. He has worked at a number of design offices including Zaha Hadid Architects, Asymptote Architecture and Point b Design.
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