Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Updating Historic Office and Medical Buildings to Existing Standards, an online course in the 2013 DesignRealized Adaptive Reuse and Renovation AIA Continuing Education Series, is scheduled for Tuesday, June 18, at 12pm Pacific/3pm Eastern. This program features three case studies of rehabilitation projects in progress by Page & Turnbull, a San Francisco architecture firm.
Peter Birkholz, AIA, LEED AP, will explore the rehabilitation of the Stanford Medical Center Hoover Pavilion/Hospital, 140 New Montgomery, and 50 UN Plaza. He will cover challenges and solutions to upgrading historic buildings for contemporary uses, including impacts to the exterior envelope and windows as well as mechanical and structural systems.
"Peter Birkholz has over 20 years of experience in the field," says Thomas M. Simmons, curriculum developer. "His depth of knowledge on historic rehabilitation projects really comes through as he explores the case studies in this program."
Page & Turnbull is an Architectural firm that specializes in historic preservation. Their byline is "imagining change in historic environments through design, research and technology."
The current 2013 DesignRealized AIA Continuing Education 8-Part Series is focused on Adaptive Reuse & Renovation. Speakers for these programs are leading architects, consultants and contractors from such firms as Perkins + Will, ZGF and the DLR Group.
The LearnVirtual development team creates the curriculum for DesignRealized continuing education programs. LearnVirtual specializes in the design and implementation of training programs for AEC professionals. With an emphasis on online learning, LearnVirtual empowers individuals and companies with professional skills and industry intelligence that can be applied in everyday work environments.