BRW Architects enthusiastically invites you to join us as we launch a series of Virtual Knowledge presentations.  Please join us as we explore a wide variety of topics on lessons learned, design standards and trends, technology, and culture.

Each 30-minute session is a .5 registered AIA CES approved course. 

Click any of the links below to register for a session(s).  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 


Security Best Practices for Police Stations

Jason Cave, AIA, Senior Associate, BRW Architects

This presentation will focus on the best practices that are utilized to provide security measures to a police facility. The presentation will highlight effective site security design solutions, and target building security measures that should be in place in respect to operations. Case study examples of how these strategies have been implemented on completed projects will be presented.

Thursday, November 12th at 3:30 pm

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Promoting a Positive Culture

Jennifer Bettiol, AIA, Senior Associate, BRW Architects

Architecture has long been understood to be an indicator of the state of the culture it can be found in and provides information as to the values of its people.  In that same way, the workplace environment informs its employees of the overall culture of the company or institution it is associated with.  It can celebrate, facilitate, or even detract from the overall culture.  This presentation will focus on ways buildings can influence the culture of the people occupying them and will provide design elements to improve or create a positive work culture.

Thursday, November 12th at 4:30 pm

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Synthetic Grass Lessons Learned

Jeff Choyce, AIA, Principal, BRW Architects

This presentation will focus on the lessons learned over the past 20 years and provide insight into our design approach related to synthetic turf fields. It will focus on the evolution and potential challenges during design and construction involving the use of synthetic turf systems.

Friday, November 13th at 1:30 pm

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ABC’s of Acoustics

Andrew Evertson, AIA, Associate Principal, BRW Architects

This presentation will develop a good understanding of the basic principles of sound and best practices for controlling sound in our buildings.  We will highlight methods to facilitate speech intelligibility and speech privacy, mitigate unwanted noise in our buildings, safeguard our hearing health, and develop strategies for specialized spaces for multi-media recordings and music.

Friday, November 13th at 2:30 pm

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Lighting Controls and Low Voltage Systems

Doug Hankins, Senior Director, BRW Architects

Adam Nemati, PE, RCDD, Principal, MEPCE

This presentation will explore the lighting control design process from the architect’s perspective. Learn what critical decisions should be made at each phase of the design process and what components are working together to provide amazing results for your interior environment.  See what technology is being developed to create well-lit spaces and provide ease of control, while adapting the settings for the changing moods of the day.  

Friday, November 13th at 3:30 pm

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HVAC Best Practices for COVID-19 Response

Adam Nemati, PE, RCDD, Principal, MEPCE

This presentation will focus on the lessons learned from recently designed and constructed HVAC new and retrofit installations. The presentation will include transmission minimization practices, filtering options, zoning strategies, air quality options, humidity control, and short terms safety precautions regarding demand ventilation and energy recovery systems

Friday, November 13th at 4:30 pm

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Design Process and Visualization

Chris Sano, AIA, Associate Principal + Design Director, BRW Architects

This presentation will explore the architectural design process from the architect’s perspective. Learn what to expect from your architect at each phase of the design process and what steps are happening behind the scenes. From site visits to charrettes and hand sketching to digital visualization, see what technology is being used to aid the visual communication and design process.

Thursday, November 19th at 3:30 pm

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Architectural Storm Shelter Lessons Learned

Anne Hildenbrand, AIA, ALEP, Associate Principal, BRW Architects

This presentation will focus on the lessons learned from recently designed and constructed ICC 500 compliant tornado shelters. It will present architectural challenges during construction and lessons learned from school district staff and police. We will also provide insight into our approaches to meeting some of these challenges and discuss the pros and cons associated with the different approaches

Thursday, November 19th at 4:30 pm

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