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Thursday, May 2 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ecology of Collaboration: an Exercise and Education

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In the summer of 2015 the Ecology School of Saco Maine had the opportunity to purchase a historic farm along the Saco river some five miles inland from their current location on Ferry Beach. The School has run small, seasonal residential education programs out of their current leased location for twenty years and this chance to purchase a beautiful riverfront farm that was bound by conservation lands was one they could not pass up.

This interactive panel discussion will provide a candid insight into this unexpected collaboration, exploring lessons learned, challenges, and the rewards of this unique process. And, importantly this discussion will focus heavily on how the complexity and capacity provide by this team helped and hindered the process of developing a Living Building Challenge project.

This discussion will illustrate the process of learning, stumbling, and support that we all went through and will highlight a number of specific lessons learned that may be useful to other trying to find best practices and would most certainly be scalable to other teams. Some of the specific topics we will cover will be; the value of communication, the importance of trust, the appreciation of the unseen on others process, and the pragmatic beauty of slowing down to go fast. While at times we felt that things were a bit of a mess they were also at times hugely rewarding and did seem to realize that added organic value the client had envisioned.

This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 1.5 LFA credits
  • 1.5 AIA LU credits

avatar for Christopher Briley, CPHC®, LEED AP

Christopher Briley, CPHC®, LEED AP

Founding Principal, Briburn
Chris Briley is a founding partner and principal architect at BRIBURN. In late 2012 he teamed up with Architect Harry Hepburn and founded BRIBURN where they practice 'architecture for life', specializing in energy efficient, environmentally friendly design. For seven years prior to... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Thompson, AIA, LEED AP, CPHC®

Jesse Thompson, AIA, LEED AP, CPHC®

Principal, Kaplan Thompson Architects
Jesse is an award-winning architect who has become a national leader in green design and building science. Growing up in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, Jesse started his career working construction in high school and has work in every stage of design and building. Jesse is always working... Read More →
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Danielle Foisy

Project Designer, Kaplan Thompson Architects
Danielle graduated from the Syracuse School of Architecture in 2015 with a Bachelor of Architecture. While There, she was also a freelance graphic designer, a volunteer for local refugee groups, and a design intern with Cape Town, South Africa nonprofit. She received a citation for... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Kanteres, AIA, LEED BD+C

Ryan Kanteres, AIA, LEED BD+C

Senior Associate Director of Sustainability and Innovation, Scott Simons Architects
With a philosophy degree, a background in construction, and years of experience working in the public realm, Ryan's commitment to architecture is grounded in his passion for community engagement and sustainable design. Ryan's involvement at University of Maine's Advance Composite... Read More →

Thursday May 2, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Chiwawa Room #501