Join the Emerging Professional Group for coffee and great conversation! The purpose of ‘Architects In Cafes Getting Coffee’ is to provide an opportunity to speak with local experts about different aspects of the AEC industry, focusing on a different topic for each session. For this inaugural event, we will be speaking with Kevin Connors of eco_logic STUDIO, and David Lanfear of Green Top Buffalo about sustainable design and construction beyond LEED. Kevin Connors is a local architect, engineer, and educator whose practice specializes in community-focused, sustainable, and innovative solutions for many different architectural typologies. Kevin’s firm takes a holistic approach to creating design solutions and has been contributing to the discussion of sustainability for many years. David Lanfear is a local builder specializing in natural building methods, specifically straw-bale construction, green roof systems and other highly energy efficient/sustainable building systems. David is passionate about showcasing an alternative method of delivering high-quality building projects in a way that is not detrimental to the world in which he builds. This event will also spotlight Five Points Bakery, an exciting sustainable business on the West Side. Five Points’ owners have built their business on the idea of local sourcing for their bakery, various sustainable strategies for their business, and breathing new life into the beautiful old buildings in their community. Kevin Gardner, of Five Point Bakery, will be joining the conversation to discuss the bakeries newest addition, Buffalo’s first code approved grass parking lot. Come enjoy a cup of coffee (and maybe one of Five Points’ amazing baked goods!) and participate in this casual yet fascinating discussion.
Space is limited, so RSVP soon to assure your seat at the table. Please RSVP to David Marcoux via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.