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Virtual CEU Weekend 2020

Earn 12 CEU/HSWS at the BAC's CEU Weekend

  • 06/13/2020  to 06/14/2020

  • Stay tuned for a virtual meeting link!


  • $100 per workshop

    $550 for six workshops

  • Design Community, Alumni, Academics

Join AEC industry leaders and peers from around the country on the weekend of June 13-14 at the BAC's first-ever virtual CEU Weekend! This year's lineup boasts impressive presenters and timely topics. Licensed architects can earn up to 12 AIA approved HSWs from the 6 workshops scheduled over the course of the 2 days.

Saturday, June 13

Workshop 1: 9:00am - 11:30am EST
Energy and Architects: Looking Ahead
CEU0001/Lecture/1ZC - CEU Weekend Workshop 1

Presentation by: A. Vernon Woodworth AIA, LEED AP A. Vernon Woodworth, registered architect and code consultant; current President of AIA Massachusetts

This presentation will examine the role of architects in the context of two developing trends: First, the incremental evolution of energy codes with a stated goal of zero net energy consumption in the built environment. Second, AIA's resolution, known as (BMTES), "Big Move Towards Environmental Stewardship, which underscores the viability and charge for architects to assume a leadership position around climate action. What implications will these 2 trends have on the practice of architecture over the course of the next decade and beyond.

Workshop 2: 11:30am - 2:00pm EST
Understanding and Applying the WELL Building Standard for Workplace Design, Construction and Facility Operations
CEU0001/Lecture/2ZC - CEU Weekend Workshop 2

Presentation by: Joshua Ten Eyck, Architect, Einhorn Yaffe Architects and Engineers, former BAC student, graduate SCAD, Savannah, Georgia

Leading research is demonstrating how better buildings can help make people more productive, reduce absenteeism and create more enjoyable, healthful work environments.

Design Build project delivery serves as a superior construction approach for achieving the WELL Building Standard and provides a meaningful way to advance human health and well-being through the spaces where we live, work, learn and play, integrating scientific research with leading practices for building design, construction and management. The workshop will illustrate through a range of case study examples how WELL Building Standard principles combine with advanced project delivery methods to result in healthier, more holistic environments for occupants, a more efficient and responsive physical plant, streamlined construction, and notable cost savings.

Workshop 3: 2:15pm - 4:45pm EST
Opportunity Zone TOD Workforce Housing Design and Development
CEU0001/Lecture/3ZC - CEU Weekend Workshop 3

Presentation by: Dana Rowan, Principal and Managing Partner, Exeter Companies, Joe Albanese, Founder and CEO, Commodore Builders, and Doug Koch, Principal, Advisory Affiliates

What is sorely lacking today throughout significant urban centers in New England is "middle market" workforce housing that is well-located relative to the region's mass transportation systems serving the region. This workshop will explore how the newly established federal Opportunity Zone Program, can be used as an investment and development platform to build affordable, well-located transit-oriented development (TOD), and well-designed housing that meets the needs of the Boston metro area increasingly displaced workforce.

Sunday, June 14

Workshop 4: 9am - 11:30am EST
(Non)Competing Agendas: Historic Preservation and Universal Design
CEU0001/Lecture/4ZC - CEU Weekend Workshop 4
Presentation by: Josh Safdie, AIA, Managing Principal, and Stephanie Pierre Louis, Associate, KMA Architects

Historic buildings by definition pre-date the establishment of federal and local accessibility requirements; alterations providing even the most basic levels of accessibility often require modifications to important character-defining elements. Yet the preservation of historic buildings must by law include people of all ages and abilities. Can these competing agendas be reconciled through innovation in design thinking?

The presentation will include an overview of federal and state accessibility requirements as they apply to renovations of public buildings. This background information will be followed by highlights from Boston-area three case studies in which creative design decisions were made that support both preservation and accessibility goals through the same architectural intervention.

Workshop 5: 11:30am - 2:00pm EST
Home Choices for a Changing Population
CEU0001/Lecture/5ZC - CEU Weekend Workshop 5

Presentation by: Deborah Pierce, AIA, CAPS, Principal, Pierce Lamb Architects

The country and world are aging rapidly, multi-generational families and singles represent an increasing share of the population, and technology is an essential fact of life. Thinking differently - particularly when considering the architect's role in shaping environments that preserve and enhance human health and well-being - requires them to embrace societal trends, become visionaries and advocates for exploring the function of shelter, and examine various housing alternatives triggered by societal change.

This workshop will guide and challenge attendees to frame design solutions for an aging population, by applying fundamental principles of universal design, and suggesting pathways to create environments that restore independence and the grace of daily living.

Workshop 6: 2:15pm - 4:45pm EST
Designing Complete Streets for Current and Future Health Equity
CEU0001/Lecture/6ZC - CEU Weekend Workshop 6

Presentation by: Jacquelyn Murphy, DrPH, MPH - Health Director / Agent, Milford Board of Health

In transportation and other sectors, environment and design often send a clear message about the value and position of certain priorities and people in the world. The workshop explores the ways transportation influences health across the lifespan.

The idea of "Complete Streets" - which encourage different types of transportation and use by differently-abled persons - is introduced as a tool to increase health equity. Complete Streets are increasingly sought by communities; their implementation is supported by grant mechanisms from government and non-government funding alike. Design solutions encompass not only community health and safety, but also consideration for changing environmental conditions, such as those related to climate change.

Registration Information

Register for individual workshop(s) or for the full weekend of 6 workshops.

Individual workshop enrollment:
$100 for 1 workshop (2 HSWs)

Full weekend enrollment:
$550 for 6 workshops (12 HSWs)

Register online here. The course code for CEU Weekend is CEU0001. Participants will need to log in to Self-Service if they have an account from a previous year, or create a new account. For registration questions, please email

BAC Alumni: Receive a $100 discount when you register for the full weekend. This discount is available to graduates of the BAC's certificate and degree programs. To receive this discount, please register directly with the CE Department by emailing This discount cannot be applied if you register online via Self-Service.