June 3, 2012 Edit
via Casey Cunningham, Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services
Portland Resource Guide for Bird-Friendly Building Design Forum
Thursday, June 14, 2012 from 5:30-8:30 pm
KEEN 926 NW 13th Avenue Portland, Oregon
Hors d’ oeuvres, Beer and Wine will be served
Portland has been a recognized leader in the integration of built and natural environments, and as a result we have a robust and highly-valued urban wildlife population. But built landscapes can pose unique hazards for the 209 species of birds found in Portland, and researchers now estimate that up to one billion birds die as a result of window collisions in the US every year. Architects and designers are increasingly engaged in the important work of adapting our design thinking to help solve contemporary environmental challenges, and have been successful at identifying synergies between bird-safety and other design objectives. Bird-friendly Building Guidelines have already been developed in NYC, Toronto, Chicago, Minnesota and San Francisco to guide architects and developers in the incorporation of innovative bird-friendly elements into their design approaches. Come learn about Portland’s new Resource Guide and learn how to integrate bird-friendly design with other design goals.
Keynote Address by Bruce Fowle, FAIA, LEED
Founding Principal, FXFOWLE Architects
Bruce Fowle is the Founding Principal of FXFOWLE Architects, an internationally recognized, award-winning architectural, interior design, planning, and urban design firm committed to design excellence, social responsibility, and sustainability. FXFOWLE is responsible for such innovative projects as the New York Times Building and the Center for Global Conservation in the Bronx Zoo, both of which incorporate bird-friendly design elements. FXFOWLE is a leader in sustainable design whose projects create dynamic relationships between the natural world and the built landscape.
Bruce Fowle, FAIA, LEED, Founding Principal, FXFOWLE Architects
Christine Sheppard, PhD, Bird Collisions Campaign Manager, American Bird Conservancy
AnMarie Rodgers, Manager of Legislative Affairs, San Francisco Planning Department
Alan Osborne AIA, LEED AP, Hennebery Eddy Architects
To see the draft Bird-Friendly Building Design Guide and for more information about this project and the forum, please visit http://bit.ly/bird-friendly
Hope to see you there!
Assistant Conservation Director
Portland Audubon Society
5151 NW Cornell Road
Portland, Oregon 97210