Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Women Reshaping the World

Building the Business and Community Case for a Deep Green, Market-Rate Project:

The Cascadia Green Building Council would like to invite you to our June signal issues panel workshop celebrating “Women Reshaping the World” co-hosted by the Workshops and Emerging Professionals Committees. We have invited inspiring women who are leaders in re-imagining our built environments. This is a fabulous topic and both seasoned pros and those newer to the field are interested in what's new in our roles, as women, business leaders, philanthropists, sisters, daughters, mothers, and environmentalists. We're excited at the prospect of generating some lively and powerful dialogue, a great networking opportunity, and a bit of fun too! We'd love to have you join us and share your perspective!

The interactive session will address building a business case for developing buildings that achieve much of the living building challenge criteria while still attracting tenants and users at a market
rate. It will explore living building costs, imperative selections and challenges in meeting requirements for prospective tenants as well as addressing community expectations. The panel will use Stone34 as a case study – a City of Seattle Living Building Pilot Program project and soon to be the international headquarters for Brooks Sports. Presenters will discuss specific opportunities and constraints in creating market revolutions in building, involving: tenants, owners, developers, designers and builders.

Remember, the workshop series is about Conversation not Powerpoint, more of a discussion "salon" so come ready to listen, learn and share ideas with industry experts, friends, and colleagues. Please join us!
Linda Mitchell, Consultant, Public Relations and Communications
Linda is a well known voice advocating for women's issues and a natural choice to provide experience and perspective to a workshop celebrating Women Re-shaping the World.  She is currently serving as communications committee chair at Mary's Place, organizer at Downtown Condo Board Presidents, president at Watermark Homeowners Association, consultant at Linda Mitchell Consulting, and president at National Women's Political Caucus of Washington.

Lisa Picard, EVP and Regional Manager, Seattle, WA
Lisa has over 15 years of experience in the conceptualization, design, finance and management of large real estate projects, with a portfolio of office, retail, resort, residential and mixed
use developments totaling over $1.2 billion. She has a track record for delivering innovative, high quality projects that involve numerous stakeholders. Currently, Lisa is developing and executing Skanska USA's west coast investment strategy for commercial development, as well as its all equity investment and development platform. Prior to joining Skanska USA, Lisa founded Muse Development and previously developed several urban projects in Seattle with both Hines and Harbor Properties.

Barbara Swift, Principal, Swift Company
Barbara’s enthusiasm for landscape architecture and urban design is contagious. As a skilled and seasoned practitioner, she is committed to creating powerful places that resonate over time. Barbara is known for strategic thinking and work with diverse circumstances from urban systems to wild landscapes. Barbara’s innovative work has been acknowledged with multiple awards and fellowships. Her commitment is evidenced in years of service with the Seattle Design commission, Seattle Arts Commission, and the ARCADE Journal.

Jessica Vets, Executive Director of Seattle’s Fremont Chamber of Commerce
In her role as Executive Director of Seattle’s Fremont Chamber of Commerce, Jessica Vets supports the Chamber’s mission and goals, and provides direction for its membership base. She is also actively involved in the Seattle Farmers Market Association, working closely with the Market Master on vendor relations, accounting and management operations. As a consultant, Jessica helps small businesses with their brand identity, project management and operations efficiencies. A passionate community advocate, she volunteers with a variety of local non
profit organizations. Jessica has an MBA from Seattle University, and a BS in graphic design and photography from Drexel University.
Rainier Square Atrium, 3rd Floor
1333 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
Thursday, June 21st
5:00pm - 5:30 networking
5:30 - 7:30pm presentation, discussion, Q&A

Cost: $5 Cascadia GBC members & Emerging Professionals / $15 non-members

Upcoming Emerging Professionals Events

June 22, 5-7pm
Seattle EP Happy Hour
Temple Billiards
Pioneer Square

Seattle University Biodiversity
and Grounds Walking Tour

Bullitt Center Hard Hat Tour

Slow Food Harvest Dinner

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