The National Academy of Environmental Design Opens Its National Headquarters Office in Spotsylvania County
The National Academy of Environmental Design opens its national headquarters office in Spotsylvania County’s Ni Village on June 18, during a Grand Opening ceremony.
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NAED Receives Start-Up Funding, Seeks Executive Director
The NAED is pleased to announce it has received funding from Spotsylvania County, Virginia, to open its first permanent office and launch start-up operations in 2013. With agreement the NAED has also opened a search for a permanent executive director to lead the organization.
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NAED Teams Up with NCCOR for the First Design + Health Workshop on the Impact of Environmental Design on Sustainable Neighborhoods and Schools for Healthy Kids
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The Large Firm Round Table and the Architecture and Construction Alliance join the National Academy
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National Academy of Environmental Design Holds Third Annual Meeting
On Sunday, October 24, 2011 the NAED Annual Meeting, hosted by the American Society of Landscape Architects, held a two-day event beginning with an evening reception at their downtown Washington, DC headquarters. The business meeting took place the next day and Tuesday, October 26, the NRC and NAED co-hosted a joint round table on disasters.
National Academy of Environmental Design Co-hosts National Academies' National Research Council in Disasters Roundtable
Bringing together thought-leaders and experts in the design and disaster communities, this workshop identified ways to integrate principles of sustainability and disaster resilience in building, site, and community planning and design.
Roundtable Workshop: Disaster Resilient Design
October 26, 2010
The Venable Conference Center
575 7th Street, NW
The Capitol Room Washington, DC, 20433
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National Academy of Environmental Design Releases Reports from First Set of Research Symposia
In early spring of 2009, an initial set of research symposiums were held at major universities around the United States, with the purpose of identifying key questions and issues in areas such as water quality, sustainable materials, and sustainable sites. The outcomes of these symposiums are linked below:
National Academy of Environmental Design Holds Second Annual Membership Meeting in Washington, DC
The USGBC hosted the two day event, starting at 5:30pm September 29, 2011 with a reception and keynote address by Ambassador Richard Nelson Swett, FAIA and continuing through the following day with a business meeting, guest speakers and discussions surrounding the future of multidisciplinary research on the built and natural environments.
Scheduled speakers for the second day included Charles E. Blumberg, FIIDA, from the National Institutes of Health Division of Environmental Protection; Sohi Rastegar, PhD, director of the National Science Foundation Office of Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation; and Lawrence C. Bank, PhD
program director in the National Science Foundation Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation. James L. Wescoat, chair of the NAED Research Committee and Aga Khan Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, led a session developing a map of research areas across NAED member organizations and sharpening the organization's research agenda for the future.
"The NAED Annual Meeting is the opportunity for our member organizations to come together to plan the organization's advancement for the coming year and beyond," said NAED President Kim Tanzer, dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia. "We anticipate the address by Ambassador Swett will orient our members' thinking to the crucial role that of innovation in research can play for the economic and social development of communities around the world."
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Headquarters
2101 L Street, NW Suite 500, Washington, DC 20037
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National Academy of Environmental Design Elects First Council
(July 2009) The National Academy of Environmental Design (NAED) is pleased to introduce its first governing Council, elected by the founding members of the steering committee during the month of June. The National Academy, created in 2007 by more than 20 nonprofit organizations, represents over 500,000 individuals in key design disciplines. These individuals come from both industry and academia and are among the world’s most knowledgeable in their field, providing the leadership and expertise required to accomplish complex research projects on issues such as climate change, resource depletion, and energy security.
The Council assumes leadership of an organization aiming to become a fifth branch of the existing National Academies. Major research universities across the United States are already holding NAED symposia to develop knowledge and set research agendas that can inform Congress and the American people on issues affecting sustainability and the impact of our designed environment. The NAED incorporated in Washington, D.C. in June and approved bylaws to elect this first governing council.
Kim Tanzer, AIA, University of Virginia
Frederick Steiner, PhD, FASLA, University of Texas at Austin
Carlie Bullock-Jones, ASID Ecoworks Studio, LLC
Joan Iverson Nassauer, FASLA, University of Michigan
Janice Bissell, PhD / EDRA (2-year term)
Linda Sorrento, ASID, IIDA, LEED-AP / USGBC (1-year term)
Thomas Fisher, University of Minnesota
Tridib Banerjee, PhD, FAICP
Dennis Andrejko, FAIA, University at Buffalo
Terry Irwin, Carnegie Mellon University
Laura Shore, Mohawk Fine Papers
Jeff Soule, FAICP
Thom Banks, ASID
Jim Palmer, FASLA
Claudia Phillips, PhD, Philadelphia University
Julie Stewart-Pollack, ASID, IDEC
James L. Wescoat Jr., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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