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This seminar will cover what architects need to know about the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) requirement for ICC 500 storm shelters. In order to design resilient communities, we need to be able to survive and bounce back from natural disasters such as tornadoes. Discover effective solutions for sheltering from tornadoes and high wind events while exploring case studies.

Date, time, location

Tuesday, May 15
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
International Market Square, Suite 512
275 Market Street, Minneapolis 55405


Includes handout and lunch

AIA Members $40
NonMembers $60

Continuing education

2.0 HSW LU Hours


Douglas P. Pierce, AIA, LEED Fellow, Perkins+Will, has over 30 years of experience in sustainable / resilient design that includes planning, architecture and policy work.  He has led the conceptual design and LEED planning for multiple certified projects. Doug is now defining a new integrative framework for sustainable design through development of the RELi Resiliency Action List + National Consensus Standard. RELi (pronounced Rely) was launched in 2012 and adopted by the USGBC in 2017 as part of their family of standards.

Mark Swanson, AIA, CSI, LEED AP BD+C, is the Minnesota Area Director of the International Masonry Institute, providing technical consultations, plan reviews, jobsite troubleshooting and AIA continuing education seminar presentations to the design community. Mark is involved with the National BIM for Masonry workgroup working to raise the bar for Building Information Modeling concerning masonry. He has lectured at Georgia Tech’s digital design laboratory and is an Adjunct Professor at the University Of Minnesota College Of Design’s School of Architecture.


Contact Deanna Christiansen, Continuing Education Director