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Webinar - Adaptive Reuse of Existing Buildings

October 22, 2020
12:00 PM EDT - 1:00 PM EDT
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AIA Triangle Virtual Lunch Program

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Adaptive ReUse of Existing Buildings (1 LU credit)

Thursday, October 22 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

AIA Members/AIAT Annual Partners: $0 | Non Members: $35

  • Deadline to register is 10:00 am on October 22
  • Link to online meeting will be sent to registrants the morning of the program


Adaptive ReUse of Existing Buildings is an introduction to the process of evaluating existing buildings and designing them for adaptive re-use. This program will explore environments, architectural site, structural and building system aspects of any adaptive reuse building project. It will also provide guidance for the initial stages of design.


  • Participants will identify critical environmental, site, structural, architectural and HVAC system aspects in the preliminary assessment of an existing building being considered for adaptive reuse. 
  • Participants will develop and apply a program to identify, evaluate, measure and document existing conditions in a building that affect its adaptive reuse.
  • Participants will assess and classify an adaptive reuse project in terms of its anticipated level of alteration.
  • Participants will identify and integrate structural considerations in the design of adaptive re-use projects.


David W. Spriggs, PE, CWI | Draper Aden Associates

Mr. Spriggs is currently a Principal at Draper Aden Associates, working generally out of their Cary, NC and Richmond, VA offices. He has over 30 years of experience in analysis and design of structural systems for commercial, residential, industrial, and institutional buildings, working with multi-discipline teams. His work has often involved alteration and additions to existing buildings, as well as new construction. Specific experience includes: Development of laser scanning and BIM protocols for existing building investigations; design of structural steel, masonry, reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, structural wood, and cold formed metal systems; and analysis and design of retaining walls and shallow and deep foundations. Mr. Spriggs is a licensed Professional Engineer in NC, VA, SC, FL, AL, WV, MD, DC, DE and PA