It’s a Summer of Wood Design with our inspirational July seminar!
Our Summer seminar includes inspiring presentations from two Prairie Wood Design Award Winners and an expert on the sustainability of wood products.
Joe Kalturnyk of AUX: Projects, Winner in the Prairie Wood Design Awards Commercial category two years in a row and a speaker at TEDxManitoba; Melissa Kindratsky of ISL Engineering and Land Services, Prairie Wood Design Awards Wood Advocate Winner 2016 and part of the design team for multiple winning projects and exceptional nominations; Adam Robertson of Adam Robertson Consulting will share with us the carbon benefits of building with wood and wood products.
PRESENTATIONS AND ABSTRACTS:
Adam Robertson, M.A. Sc., P. Eng, Adam Robertson Consulting
Design considerations and decision-making related to both embodied and operational GHG emissions is becoming an increasingly important requirement in the building and construction sector. The evolution and linkages between contemporary climate change mitigation policies at the global, national, provincial and municipal levels will be discussed. The carbon benefits of using wood products and building systems will be explored, including forests as carbon sinks, bio-based building products as long-term carbon storage devices and GHG emissions reductions through product substitution. Open access design tools for environmental performance analysis will also be showcased.
Joseph Kalturnyk, M.Arch, Director, AUX: Projects, Owner, RAW:almond
After completing his masters degree in Architecture at the University of Manitoba, Joseph Kalturnyk promptly started RAW:Gallery of Architecture and Design in Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District. RAW:Gallery quickly became a staple in the artist run centre community in Winnipeg and the broader community in Canada. In 2012 Kalturnyk partnered with Chef Mandel Hitzer of deer + almond restaurant to launch RAW:almond, a concept restaurant on the frozen Assinniboine River where it meets the Red River. The project has garnered international press numerous awards, most notably the Canadian Wood Council Wood WORKS! award and was featured on the cover of Canadian Architect.
Joseph Kalturnyk wears the hat of Designer, Builder, Curator, Entrepreneur and Father.
In this era of sprawling suburbs, vacant urban centres and speculative condominiums there is a real need for an alternative way of using space. In this seminar we will explore historical projects both real and paper to discuss the ideas presented on how to create a temporary city. In my practice I have sought to both challenge concepts of space as well as address the lack of geographic specificity in Canadian Cities, primarily the “winter” cities. We will also discuss very practical ways architects and designers can engage with their cities to develop projects that show the way forward but also address the hear and now.
Melissa Kindratsky, Structural Project Engineer
Melissa Kindratsky, P.Eng., LEED® AP BD+C, is a structural project engineer for ISL Engineering and Land Services. With 400 people in 14 offices in western Canada, ISL established a Buildings Group in 2012 with the acquisition of Cascade Engineering Group, and Melissa joined the growing team in the Canmore office in 2015.
Melissa supports the successful delivery of building engineering to a range of clients, from independent homes owners to internationally renowned architects, timber framers, and mass timber fabricators. With over 15 years of experience in design engineering and construction, Melissa has experience in commercial, residential, and industrial developments of various shapes and sizes. Her material of choice is timber and she focusses most of her time on both concept and detailed design of timber structures. These range from modern developments to repairs of heritage structures and even playgrounds.
She passionately believes that to engineer a structure in wood, one must respect the unique properties of this natural material and even use them to enhance the design, both structurally and architecturally. Close attention is paid to the contribution of the structure to the sustainability features of a building project and these are even more easily achieved when the structure is timber.
This presentation will cover a range of topics from the simple to the complex. Wood: what is it?, to what is the best modern timber fastener to use in a specific architectural and structural application? Fire considerations will be touched on and connection detailing to respect the properties of timber will be discussed.
We’ll take a short journey through select time periods of heavy timber construction, from thousands of years ago to last month. Early construction types will be explored as well as modern advances in heavy timber construction which allow us to create beautiful innovative and sustainable structures today.
Edmonton – Tuesday, July 30
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Chateau Lacombe Hotel
10111 Bellamy Hill, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1N7
Calgary – Wednesday, July 31
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Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, Calgary Central Library
800 3 Street SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0E7
9-10am Wood Buildings Products – Climate Change & Carbon Benefits with Adam Robertson
10:10-11:10am Strategies for a Temporary City: How to decouple space from time with Joe Kalturnyk
11:20-12:20pm Stumped? How Respecting Wood’s Properties Leads to More Architectural and Structural Advantages with Melissa Kindratsky