Women in Architecture is happy to invite you to a thought-provoking evening during which we will learn all the ins-and-outs of our building environment and its influences on people’s health.
People spend more than 90% of their time inside buildings [1]. What can we do to create buildings that enhance our health and motivate us to be in movement?
On February 23, 2017 at 6:00 pm, we will be welcoming Kaitlyn Gillis and Michael Epp to discuss this topic.
Kaitlyn has been involved in the green building industry for over 10 years. Her experience includes LEED facilitation, sustainability and well being consulting, and energy modeling. Kaitlyn has also been involved with natural building materials, including straw bale and rammed earth. In addition to holding a Bachelor of Engineering and a Master of Science in Architecture, Kaitlyn has also recently completed a Master of Science in Environmental Psychology focusing on the effects of biophilic design on the restorative potential of indoor environments.
Michael specializes in land use planning and currently manages the Planning Department for the City of North Vancouver, a municipality with significant growth pressure and a constrained land supply. In this context Michael and his team have been working to improve the supply of new housing, to make higher density living healthier. Prior to joining North Vancouver, Michael has worked in both the public and non-profit sectors on projects ranging from neighbourhood plans, environmental planning, to public engagement.

Agenda
6:00 – 6:30 Check-in & Social
6:30 – 7:30 Introductions / Biophilic Design – Kaitlyn Gillis 
7:30 – 8:30 Active Design – Michael Epp / Questions
8:30 – 9:00 Social

Location: AIBC at 440 Cambie St, Vancouver BC V6B 2N5
Suggested donation of $5 at the door. Refreshments and finger snacks will be provided.
Register here
If the event is full at the time of your registration, you can join the waitlist.
If you register for the event and are unable to attend, please cancel your registration as soon as possible, so someone else will be able take that spot.

[1] Hancock T. Indicators of environmental health in the urban setting. Can J Public Health. 2002;93:45–51.
 
Thank you AIBC for hosting us!

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