Living Future 2015 unConference Program

The International Living Future Institute is hosting its ninth annual unConference, Living Future 2015, on April 1-3, 2015 at the Sheraton Seattle in downtown Seattle, Washington. Living Future is the forum for leading minds in the green building movement seeking solutions to the most daunting global issues of our time. Out-of-the-ordinary learning and networking formats provide innovative design strategies, cutting-edge technical information and the inspiration needed to achieve significant progress toward a truly Living Future.
Friday, April 3 • 2:30pm – 3:30pm
The Profound Resonance of Water and Structure in Community
Engaging interactive visualization, vision-storming and practical exercises interwoven with the element of story we will explore the profound interconnectedness between water, structure, place, community and well-being. A series of guided and collaborative activities will lead participants through an exploration of individual and cultural stories and how they can help us create on a more profound level. Designers, activists, visionaries, and planners will leave the session with a deeper understanding of the profound resonance of water and structure in community, a template and implementation tips for recreating this mindful process with small groups, and a collaboratively completed application example.

Janus Welton

Architect, Eco Architecture Design Works, PC
Janus Welton is a registered Architect in New York & California, LEED Project Manager, and Sustainable Building Consultant combining Sustainability, Energy Efficiency, Building Biology, and Biomimicry in Architecture, Interior Design, and Planning. She holds a Master of Architecture degree (M. Arch) from the University of Colorado Denver, CO. In 2012 her team placed 3rd in the International Living Building Challenge Aleutian Island… Read More →

Lisa Wipplinger

CEO and President, Savvy Structures Inc
Dr. Lisa Wipplinger’s 1987 architectural engineering degree spoke to her connecting nature and allowed her to bring together architecture and engineering, theory and practice, art and science, and creativity and problem solving. She spent the first phase of her career as a consulting structural engineer in Seattle, WA. In 1996 she accepted professorship at Kansas State University and then moved on to West Point in 2001. Dr. Lisa… Read More →

Friday April 3, 2015 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Juniper Room (Sheraton Hotel)
Educational Sessions, Water + Flow