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Beyond Green: Adaptive, Restorative and Regenerative Design

September 28, 2006
by Canadian Architect

Presented by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and led by Dr. Ray Cole, this course covers theories and case studies of buildings exploring: current green design, industrial and construction ecology, biophylia and biomimicry, adaptive, restorative and regenerative design. The course will help develop an understanding of:

*the difference between “green” design, “sustainable” design and “ecological” design by reviewing current practice to identify the ways and extent natural systems and processes are evidenced;

*the notions of adaptive, restorative and regenerative design and their differences from green design;

*relevant natural systems and processes and the lesson that can legitimately be drawn to guide design.

Instructor Dr. Ray Cole is a Professor and Director of the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia. He has been teaching environmental issues in building design in the Architecture program for the past 29 years. Dr. Cole heads the Environmental Research Group (ERG) at the School of Architecture and has served on numerous national and international committees related to buildings and the environment.

The course will be given in four different cities:

*November 23, 2006 at the Calgary Telus Convention Centre in Calgary
*November 24, 2006 at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg
*November 30, 2006 at Dalhousie University, School of Architecture in Halifax
*December 1, 2006 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre at the Construct Canada exhibition in Toronto

The cost is $344.50 for RAIC members/affiliates ($370.50 for Halifax). For RAIC interns and RAIC intern architects, the cost is $185.50 ($199.50 for Halifax). The fee for non members is $424.00 ($456.00 for Halifax). Lunch and refreshments are included in the price.

To register and for more details including available credits from provincial associations, please visit

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