Saturday, April 4, 2015

John Reynolds Sustainability Symposium

John Reynolds, FAIA is well-known to readers of SW Oregon Architect as a pioneer in the teaching of sustainable design principles. He has taught design and environmental control systems at the University of Oregon since 1967, where today he holds the position of Professor Emeritus. Elected to the Eugene Water and Electric Board in 1972, his energy policy interests continue today as an Energy Trust of Oregon Board member. John’s many honors include ACSA Distinguished Professor, elevation to Fellowship in both the AIA and American Solar Energy Society, and the James Haecker Award for Distinguished Leadership in Architectural Research. He is co-author of the 6th through 11th editions of Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings (John Wiley & Sons) and Courtyards: Aesthetic, Social, and Thermal Delight
John is pleased to invite everyone interested in sustainable design to attend the inaugural John Reynolds Sustainability Symposium. This special event will bring internationally renowned practitioners, researchers, and thought-leaders to the University of Oregon this May for lectures, panel discussions, networking, and sharing. The symposium will attract, inform, and inspire professionals, faculty members, students, alumni, and friends as they interact with individuals on the leading edge of sustainable design, policy, teaching, and research. 
The full-day symposium—to take place on Sunday, May 17 at the Ford Alumni Center—will honor John’s decades of contributions to sustainable design and energy policy. Speakers will include Denis Hayes, Jason McLennan, Ed Mazria, Mick Pearce, Margie Harris, Jean Carroon, as well as John himself. I expect the program to be nothing less than an inspirational call to arms for those passionate about designing for resilience in the face of a rapidly changing climate. 
A Speakers’ Dinner will precede the symposium on Saturday evening, May 16. The dinner will feature talks by John and the other presenters, faculty members, event sponsors, and members of the University or Oregon leadership. 
Proceeds from the symposium will be directed to the John S. Reynolds Architecture Symposium Fund established at the University of Oregon Foundation. The fund will support future symposia that focus on issues, problems, advances, technologies, practices, and other topics that pertain to sustainability in architecture teaching, research, practice, policy, and community activity. 
The Department of Architecture and the School of Architecture and Allied Arts is producing the event with the generous support of sponsors and contributors including: 
  • Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB)
  • International Living Future Institute (ILFI)
  • The Van Evera and Janet M. Bailey Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation
  • Energy Trust of Oregon
  • Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
  • Opsis Architecture
  • Phyllis R. Naylor
Visit the John Reynolds Sustainability Symposium webpage for the full schedule of events and additional information

Intrigued? If so, attend the symposium and help make the day a special tribute to John and for the lasting benefit of the Department of Architecture. 

John Reynolds Sustainability Symposium 

Speakers’ Dinner: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Symposium: Sunday, May 17, 2015 

Speakers’ Dinner: Global Scholars Hall, University of Oregon, Eugene
Symposium: Ford Alumni Center, University of Oregon, Eugene 

Speakers’ Dinner: $100; Symposium: $150 (includes breakfast, luncheon, and reception)

Tickets can be purchased online or by phone order at 541-346-4363

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