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Thursday, May 2 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Water and the Wild West

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Water is the central defining factor in the history and continued evolution of settlement of the Western United States. The simultaneous pressures of water scarcity and growing populations place the region as a model to study considering climate change and potentials for progressive water management strategies. Our team of panelists will present various aspects of Water Conservation issues in the West and will demonstrate some tangible solutions through current building and campus design projects, as well as on-going policy and regulation modifications surrounding allowable water usage.

The presenters will reveal the nuances of this puzzle through review of particular building systems design and water models and will walk through the fruitful collaboration of a dynamic design team working closely with Denver Water, a forward thinking regional water management organization. This will include a review of the Professional Community Building design at the Sun Valley Eco District, and the systems design for Denver Water’s new Campus. The team will also review the process to date for these projects, with an emphasis on the collaborations and efforts that have extended past the typical Project boundaries into a more all-encompassing and wholistic approach to Development, Design and Construction.

This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 1.25 LFA credits
  • 1.25 AIA LU|HSW credits


Russel Slade

Water Strategies Lead Planner, Denver Water

Lauren McNeil

Sustainable Consultant, Group 14
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Gabe Bergeron

Senior Associate, Studio Completiva
Gabe Bergeron is an Architect at Studio Completiva, with 20 years of experience in Community Oriented, Sustainable buildings. He is Project Manager on the Sun Valley Eco District Professional Building, currently pursuing Living Building Challenge certification. Gabe focuses on the... Read More →
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Yong Cho

Principal, Studio Completiva
Yong Cho is an experienced and talented planner and architect. His designs are marked by innovation and detail that enrich the community. As a principal of Studio Completiva, he has developed a reputation as a leader in mixed-use, mixed-income and mixed-construction type planning... Read More →

Thursday May 2, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Snohomish Room #605