CID 2011 is designed,

for a limited number of participants, to be a highly interactive and exciting workshop venue where participants may learn by doing. Actual instructional and delivery methods are varied and may include:  traditional lecture, site tours, texts to be read and reflected upon, videos, case studies, large and small team exercises, surveys, individual worksheet exercises and personal sharing of experiences between participants.


CID 2011 Courses

CID 2011 Lecturer Biographies.

Course 1

Palm Springs, Modernism, and Innovation: An Historical Perspective

Credits: 3 CEU hours

Lecturer: Robert Imber

This course directly exposes participants to the essential works that have made Palm Springs a mid-century architectural mecca. The course will cover a diverse mix of both famous and lesser-known “hidden” jewels with a focus on those works built during the modernist zenith from the 1940s through the 1970s. On tour, participants will see the creations of notable Architects including Richard Neutra, Donald Wexler, William Krisel, E. Stewart Williams, Albert Frey, and William F. Cody. Participants will learn about the particular aesthetic and technological features that made these works innovative. Also, the course will examine the underlying design principles and concepts, social context, and non-design stakeholders involved with the development of these pieces. During the course, participants will be exposed to insights, with an underlying intention to answer the question, “What can be gleaned from historical examples of innovative architecture, especially the inspiring landmarks of ‘mid-century modernist’ design found in Palm Springs?”

Course 2

Green Innovation: Developing Sustainable Design Capacity

Credits: 11 CEU hours

Lecturer: Dr. Robert Edgell

This course aims to prepare experienced Architects and other design leaders for the challenges of making their firms more capable of green innovation practices, especially sustainable design. Participants will learn about the organizational implications arising from emergent green innovation approaches including sustainable design, multi-stakeholder open innovation, integrated project delivery (IPD), and building information modeling (BIM). Under intense pressure to develop innovation capacity, design firms encounter obstacles that make transformation challenging. Participants will learn about a variety of options for successfully overcoming these potential barriers to change. The course will examine six legitimized and proven organizational change strategies accompanied by exemplary green innovation cases. Participants will also learn how to use diagnostic modeling and analytical frameworks to assist in selecting and implementing the most appropriate change strategy. Throughout the course, participants will be exposed to group behavioral theories and practical empirical knowledge as well as tools, with an underlying intention to answer the following questions: “What are the organizational implications of emerging green innovation processes?”; “What are the challenges that design firms  encounter during transformations?”; “What are the various effective approaches for organizational transformation?”; “How should various stakeholder groups participate in the organizational transformation process?”; and “How might design leaders select and implement strategies for making their firms more capable of practicing sustainable design?”

Course 3

Architecture and the Law: Intellectual Property and Sustainable Design

Credits: 6 CEU hours

Lecturer: Dr. Roland Vogl

This course aims to prepare Architects and other design leaders for the strategic challenges associated with creative works and intellectual property. The quick pace of evolving laws makes it difficult for design professionals to adequately understand effective means for sharing, protecting, and monetizing their intellectual property assets. This challenge is especially complex for firms undergoing transformations to multi-stakeholder sustainable design approaches. Coursework will include a basic primer on intellectual property including copyrights, trademarks, and design patents for firms. Furthermore, the course will explore recent and emerging intellectual property licensing trends that are relevant for design firms, especially those relating to green innovation approaches such as sustainable design, integrated project delivery (IPD), and building information modeling (BIM). Throughout the course, participants will be exposed to legal rulings and recent cases, with an underlying intention to answer the following questions: “Which intellectual property should design firms share with external constituencies and which should be protected and kept within the firm?”; “How might design firms gain social and economic value from intellectual property innovations?”; and “ What are the legal issues involved with new green innovation approaches, especially sustainable design and building information modeling (BIM)?”

Course 4

Intelligent Sustainable Design: The Smart-Grid and Smart-Skin Movements 

Credits: 4 CEU hours

Lecturers: Brett Brune and Anne Elliott (Elly) Merica

This course aims to expose experienced Architects and other design leaders to current developments in intelligent energy technologies, especially emerging “smart-grid” and “smart-skin” technologies. Design firms are challenged by increasingly aggressive building codes and energy performance targets such as Architecture 2030, Net Zero Energy Buildings, and AIA 50>50. Outside buildings, new distributed and renewable energy sources will require equally efficient utility-scale energy distribution and management systems. In buildings, new technologies will enable intelligent feedback systems to be embedded in building components, especially building skins. The course will explore a variety of rapidly evolving “smart” technologies so that design leaders may be able to successfully respond to these external pressures. Participants will explore the sustainable design implications of external energy supply or smart-grid advancements such as distributed energy resources, two-way communications, information management, networked applications, and energy-management technologies. Participants will also learn about recent building component advancements such as smart-skin embedded energy distribution systems, sensors and controls, and solar energy capture technologies. During the course, participants will be exposed to recent and pending smart developments, with an underlying intention to answer the following questions: “What are the emerging smart-grid energy management trends and innovations affecting the environment outside buildings?”; “What are the recent smart-skin component advancements and technologies most impacting building design?”; “What are the implications for sustainably designing buildings that are compatible with innovative smart-grid and smart-skin energy technologies?”; and “How might design leaders better collaborate with technologists and others involved with rapidly evolving smart technologies?”

Optional Leadership Evening

Coaching Session 

Credits: This session does not count for MCE or LU credits.

Facilitator: Ethan Hanabury

As an added bonus, CID 2011 will provide participants with free coaching on general leadership and management challenges, especially those that arise when attempting to implement organizational change. During this optional session, attendees will have the opportunity to share their firm’s leadership challenges and get ideas and support for addressing these issues from fellow CID participants and leadership coach Ethan Hanabury.

Disclaimer: Program content and scheduled lecturers are subject to change. Please check our website for regular updates and additional program details.

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