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The OWA 40th Anniversary Gala is March 16th at Julia Morgan's Berkeley City Club

Newsletter | Jan/Feb 2013

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In this issue:

Membership Renewal Reminder

by Charlayne Sakamoto    | Print | Email

The deadline for dues is February 1, 2013. If you have already renewed your membership, thank you! If you haven't, you can either renew online though the OWA website payment page or mail a check to:

    OWA
    P.O. Box 10078
    Berkeley, CA 94709
    Please make checks payable to OWA and write Membership 2013 in the subject

We have some great events and networking opportunities in the coming months and would love to see you there. Upcoming OWA Events are shown on the 2013 Calendar.

Some of the big events this year are the 40th Anniversary Gala on March 16th and the 40th Anniversary Symposium on April 13th. There is still time to RSVP and purchase tickets.

Also, if you have any questions regarding membership feel free to contact Charlayne anytime, here.

40th Anniversary Symposium Member Exhibition

by Eliza Hart, ed.    | Print | Email

OWA Member Carolyne Orazi is coordinating a display of boards and a PowerPoint slide show that will display OWA members' work. This exhibit will be running at the Symposium, Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Wurster Hall auditorium on UC Berkeley Campus. You can view previous OWA exhibits here and here and here



More information about submission requirements is on the forum here.

We would also like to add your submissions to our online collection of OWA member portfolios.

Should you have further questions, please feel free to contact Carolyne here.

Jean Hansen Awarded LEED Fellow Designation

by Eliza Hart, ed.    | Print | Email

HDR’s and OWA's Jean Hansen has been awarded LEED Fellow Designation. LEED Fellows represent the green building industry’s most accomplished professionals
 
HDR’s Jean Hansen, FIIDA, EDAC, CID, AAHID, has been named a LEED Fellow by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The LEED Fellow Program is the green building industry’s most prestigious professional designation recognizing the leading innovators and vanguards of the green building and sustainability movement.
 
Jean, based in HDR’s San Francisco office, is the firm’s sustainable interiors manager. In this role, she is responsible for advancing HDR’s sustainability initiatives in project and research work and internal standards development. It is a leadership position that affords Jean with significant opportunities to influence sustainable design in the healthcare field, with the potential to impact the more than $9 billion worth of the firm’s current healthcare design and construction. Although her expertise is used to guide all aspects of sustainable interior design at HDR, her expertise is in the area of health issues that pertain to chemicals and substances of concern, safer alternatives and indoor air quality
 
With more than 30 years of experience in the design industry, Jean is a vital leader not only in HDR’s healthcare design organization, but in the entire healthcare industry. Her expertise in sustainability led to her involvement in the early development of the Green Guide for Healthcare (GGHC), and as a core committee member for the development of the USGBC’s LEED for Healthcare rating system. Most recently she worked on the development of the Health Product Declaration (HPD), a standard to guide the way building product manufacturers report the contents, chemical hazards, emissions, and health effects of their products. She is a founding member of the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID), and her participation in the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and the USGBC has played an integral role in her ability to provide education and leadership in the expanding understanding of sustainable and healthy design.
 
Jean is an accomplished writer and lecturer, sharing her thoughts and knowledge on sustainable design in publications and at conferences throughout the U.S.

Gilda Puente Peters Offers ADA Accessibility Course

by Gilda Puente Peters    | Print | Email

Accessibility Seminar: 2010 CBC Title 24, Universal Design Case Study and Overview of the 2010 ADA Standards
Gilda Puente-Peters Architects is offering an Accessibility Seminar to obtain the required Architectural Board five continuing education units to renew your architectural license.

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location:
Barcelon + Jang
315 Bay Street Floor 3
San Francisco, CA 94133

OWA members discounted price is $120, non-members $150. To enroll, mail a check to GPPA Architects.
To learn more about the seminar visit here.
Contact: 510-526-6226 gilda@gppaarchitects.com

Esin Karilova is teaching a Kitchen Design class at UC Berkeley Extension

by Eliza Hart, ed.    | Print | Email

Esin Karliova is teaching a kitchen design class at UC Berkeley Extension. You can read more information about it here.



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