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Friday, May 8 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Seven Living Buildings – Why and How They Did It

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Taking on the Living Building Challenge is one of the most difficult and rewarding accomplishments in the building industry. Each project is unique in its type, location and opportunities and each project comes with its own set of valuable lessons. The owners who have made these buildings possible have lit a beacon for all of us to follow in the dim realities of the climate crisis and varying global environmental and social challenges. The buildings these visionary leaders have all brought to life have shown what is possible and what is responsible, and they’ve given hope to millions around the world. Come hear their stories and inspirational leadership as we all journey to build more Living Buildings in stewardship of our planet.

  • Attendees will be able to understand the role that regenerative and responsible buildings can play to address the climate crisis.
  • Attendees will be able to understand the value that a visionary project owner can play in making Living Buildings possible.
  • Attendees will be able to understand the value of an integrated project team for the success of Living Building projects.
  • Attendees will be able to understand basic requirements of Living Building Challenge Imperatives.

This session has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

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Dennis Creech

Fund Advisor, The Kendeda Fund
In 2017, Dennis joined The Kendeda Fund as a Fund Advisor on a variety of sustainability opportunities. The Kendeda Fund supports the dignity of individuals and the sustainability of communities through investments in transformative leaders and ideas.Prior to joining The Kendeda Fund... Read More →
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Denis Hayes

President and CEO, Bullitt Foundation
As president of the Bullitt Foundation, Denis leads an effort to mold the major cities of Pacific Northwest and British Columbia into models of sustainability for a rapidly urbanizing planet. The Foundation applies ecological principles to the design of healthy, resilient human ecosystems... Read More →
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Chris Hellstern

Living Building Challenge Services Director, The Miller Hull Partnership
Chris is the Living Building Challenge Services Director, architect and author with The Miller Hull Partnership in Seattle with a variety of project experience including two certified Living Buildings and several more currently in design and construction. His book, Living Building... Read More →
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Jennifer LaFreniere

Principal, Block Architects
After graduating from Washington State University in 2011, Jenn spent a little over five years working at Graham Baba Architects on an array of projects from small remodels to large commercial buildings. Discussions about starting a firm with her father, BLOCK Architects, were sparked... Read More →
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Stan Richardson

Campus Planner, The Bertschi School
Stan Richardson is the Campus Planner for Bertschi School and was the project manager and owner’s representative for the Bertschi School Living Science Wing. He continues to be active in the green building community giving tours of the school and attending Living Future confere... Read More →
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Ron Rochon

Managing Partner, The Miller Hull Partnership
Ron Rochon has established a career-spanning passion for exploring how architecture can affect the significant role buildings play in carbon emissions and carbon management. After joining Miller Hull in 2000, Ron has developed an appreciation for the elegant integration of high-performance... Read More →
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Todd Vogel

Managing Director, Loom
Todd is Managing Director of Loom, a foundation that funds the intersection of environmental causes and social equity. He also serves as Director of the International Sustainability Institute, a Seattle not-for-profit that brings international best practices in sustainability to the... Read More →
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Karen Hust

Owner, Loom House, Loom
Karen is the co-owner of the Loom House and foundation director along with her husband Todd.

Friday May 8, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT