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Thursday, May 2 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Reframing Architectural Education for Regenerative Design

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The goal of the session is to engage conference participants in growing a new future for architectural education from the idea of regenerative design. As articulated by the Regenesis Group, regenerative design evolves the social, ecological, and economic model to instead focus on sustainability, resilience, and regenerative design. These framing concepts are heuristics for understanding the operation of a living system. To restore health to a social-ecological system, all three levels must operate simultaneously: closing loops via sustainability; responding to disruptors via resilience; and playing a value-adding, co-evolutionary role via regenerative design. While both the profession and academia have been working steadily on sustainability and resilience, regenerative design is the final and necessary step in overcoming the separation between self and other, humanity and nature.

Regenerative design overcomes the “zero sum game” inherent in sustainability and the “gaming the system” inherent in resilience. Instead, it declares finally that we are all in this together as a single social-ecological system, complete with all of the aspects of a living system: closed in the sense that we are self-organizing with boundaries of our own choosing and open in the sense that we are nested and metabolizing.

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

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Shelly Pottorf

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Prairie View A&M University
Shelly Pottorf, AIA, CPHC, LEED AP BD+C is a practicing architect and the Principal of Architend, a firm committed to catalyzing a living future through architecture, community design, sustainable consulting, and research. She further serves as an Assistant Professor in the Prairie... Read More →
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Jonathan Bean

Assistant Professor of Architecture; Sustainable Built Environments, University of Arizona
Jonathan Bean is Assistant Professor of Architecture, Sustainable Built Environments, and Marketing and Chair of the Sustainable Market Transformation program at the University of Arizona. He was the faculty lead for the University of Arizona's team in the 2018 Race to Zero Student... Read More →
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Mary Rogero

Associate Professor, Department of Architecture + Interior Design, Miami University
Mary Rogero is an Associate Professor and former Chair for the Department of Architecture and Interior Design at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is currently teaching a Passive and Low Energy Design seminar which includes the CPHC curriculum, studios, and a HIstory and Theory... Read More →

Thursday May 2, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Clallum Room #701