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Annette Hacker, director,
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Office: (515) 294-4777

3-20-07

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Kevin Lair, Architecture for Humanity-Iowa, (515) 418-1903, kevin@westbrookedesign.com

Jennifer Ross, Architecture for Humanity-Iowa, (651) 470-6357, jross@iastate.edu

Mikesch Muecke, Architecture, (515) 294-8786, mikesch@iastate.edu

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Teddi Barron, News Service, (515) 294-4778, tbarron@iastate.edu

BIGe lectures and tours will address sustainable architecture and design, March 28-29

AMES, Iowa - A series of events focusing on architecture and design for energy sustainability will take place in central Iowa on March 28 and 29. BIGe will feature a keynote address by Architecture for Humanity co-founder Cameron Sinclair, and include presentations, a panel discussion and tours.

BIGe is a forum for design professionals and others to discuss energy and design, and help spur new partnerships and sustainable design research and innovations. It is sponsored by Iowa State University's Center for Building Energy Research.

BIGe is free and open to the public. Space is limited for the site tours on March 29. To reserve a space, contact Kevin Lair, Architecture for Humanity-Iowa, (515) 418-1903, Kevin@westbrookdesign.com.

Following is the schedule for BIGe activities:

Wednesday, March 28

Noon -1:30 p.m.,Des Moines Public Library, 1000 Grand

  • Lecture by Cameron Sinclair, co-founder, Architecture for Humanity, lunch is available for $10, with proceeds going toward Architecture for Humanity-Iowa projects in the community; RSVP preferred to jross@iastate.edu.
  • Panel discussion
    • Jeffrey Swainhart, Architecture for Humanity-Minnesota, Minneapolis (moderator)
    • Lynnae Hentzen, executive director, Center on Sustainable Communities, Des Moines
    • Dean Morton, university architect, Iowa State, Ames
    • Colin Kloecker and Troy Gallas, Solutions, Architecture for Humanity-Minnesota, Minneapolis
    • Joe Lynch, Ames Smart Growth Alliance, Ames
  • 7-9 p.m., Kocimski Auditorium, College of Design, Iowa State
  • Lecture by Cameron Sinclair, co-founder, Architecture for Humanity
    • via video conference: Pliny Fisk III, associate professor of architecture, Texas A&M University, College Station, and co-founder of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, Austin
  • Panel discussion
    • Jenn Ross, ISU architecture student and member of Architecture for Humanity-Iowa (moderator)
    • Kevin Nordmeyer, partner, RDG Planning and Design, Des Moines
    • Clare Cardinal-Pett, ISU associate professor of architecture

Thursday, March 29

9 a.m.

  • Site tour
    • Lincolnway Energy, LLC, Nevada
    • Dry mill fuel ethanol plant

11 a.m.

  • Site tour
    • Powerfilm Solar, Boone
    • Developer and manufacturer of thin, flexible solar panels

1 p.m.

  • AFH-IA meeting
    • College of Design
    • Cameron Sinclair, special guest

Architecture for Humanity is an organization of students, educators, architects and professionals committed to improving the quality of life of people in need through sustainable and innovative design.

BIGe is supported by RDG Planning and Design, Des Moines, Jan Berg-CB Richard Ellis/Hubbell, Des Moines, and Rod Kruse-BNIM Architects, Kansas City.

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Quick look

Events focusing on architecture and design for energy sustainability will take place at ISU and in central Iowa, March 28 and 29. Featured speaker is Cameron Sinclair, co-founder, Architecture for Humanity. BIGe is a forum for design professionals and others to discuss energy and design, and help spur new partnerships and sustainable design research and innovations. It is sponsored by Iowa State University's Center for Building Energy Research.

Contact Kevin Lair, Architecture for Humanity-Iowa, (515) 418-1903, kevin@westbrookdesign.com.