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Tuesday, September 11 • 8:30am - 12:00pm
Healthy Materials and Wellbeing: The Interior Designer's Leadership Role in Sustainability
Price: $125 Non Members / $100 Members
Location: Room 324, David L Lawrence Convention Center

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Interior Design has an often unacknowledged highly significant place in the world of healthy materials. It leads the design profession in forging an understanding of the direct connection between people and the buildings they inhabit. We will introduce the owners, designers manufacturers, scientists, and educators concerned with interior design who have led the way toward revealing the specific effects of materials on the health of their clients and employees. We will explore how each discipline must work together to grasp the whole picture in order to find solutions to improve our interior environments through the use of technological and humanistic tools. Practitioners and students alike will join our journey to explore ways to create the interiors for a positive and responsible future. 

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Catherine Bobenhausen

Senior Consultant, Colden Corporation
Catherine Bobenhausen is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Senior Consultant with the health, safety and environmental firm of Colden Corporation.  She is an AIHA Fellow, an Authorized GreenScreen Practitioner® for chemical hazard assessment, a Certified Safety Professional... Read More →
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Susan Kaplan

Director of Specifications and Sustainability, HLW
Susan M Kaplan CCS LEED AP BD+C has a BArch from City College of New York CUNY. She learned specification writing in the public sector and entered the private sector at HLW where she built their sustainability practice while continuing specification work. Susan is HLW’s Director... Read More →
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Brian Kaplan

Associate Director, Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP
As the technical practice leader of SOM’s interior design studio, Brian Kaplan is responsible for the firm's dedication to quality in design, documentation, process and performance. Through continued advocacy for sustainability across and beyond the design community, he reinforces... Read More →
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Allison Mears

Director of the Healthy Materials Lab, Parsons School of Design
Alison Mears, AIA, LEED AP is an architect, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Director of the Healthy Materials Lab at Parsons School of Design in New York. She is co-Principal Investigator of the Healthy Affordable Materials Project (HAMP). HAMP is a three-year funded by The JPB Foundation recently refunded for an additional three years (to 2021). The Project is a coalition o... Read More →

Tuesday September 11, 2018 8:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Room 324 David L. Lawrence Convention Center