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Summer Conference Tour

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The architectural tour is INCLUDED in the conference FULL registration.

Part 1 – Southface campus tour and lecture.

Experience more than 100 off the shelf technologies and design techniques that make the Southface Eco Office and campus one of the most sustainable in the region. The guided tour is designed specifically for industry professionals and will demonstrate the energy and resource efficient possibilities that the market can provide today. Get an in-depth look at the building’s high performance building systems and design. Led by a staff member from Southface’s Commercial Sustainability Services team, the tour  allows for an in-depth discussion of the building’s underlying design philosophy, including materials, technologies, building techniques and performance metrics. The iconic Atlanta campus is the jewel of the organization’s educational mission.

After the tour, gather in a classroom to learn about how Southface can help you assess your building’s expected performance while still in the conceptual and design phases. Making use of an “integrated design approach” that considers all aspects of a building’s performance and the synergies between operational systems, Southface will show you how to identify and address opportunities for increased building performance. Also learn how to identify modifications that will lead to a more sustainable building, reduced operating costs and improved durability.

Southface inspires market based solutions at the nexus of the social, natural and built environments. Drawing on decades of experience defining the cutting edge of sustainability in the region, Southface connects consumers and industry to a resilient, restorative economy.

In addition to AIBD credits, this portion of the tour qualifies for one AIA/GBCI/ CEU.


Part 2 – A specialized tour of the Callanwolde Mansion

Callanwolde was built in 1920 by Charles Howard Candler, eldest son of The Coca-Cola Company founder Asa Griggs Candler. The estate is located in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The 12 acre estate contains a magnificent Tudor Revival style mansion, lush gardens, and several outer buildings. Click here to learn more about the history of Callanwolde. 

The Callanwolde Estate tour will be a docent guided experience that encompasses the many historical, architectural and natural setting attributes of this remarkable location. Participants will be guided through the home and formal garden, revisiting the original flower beds of the Candler family. Guests will be enlightened about the various flowers and the neighboring natural spaces along with the woodland areas and nature path.

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve the historic estate and offer fine arts and outreach to the community. Home is where the Art Lives – We invite you to visit, take classes, attend events and concerts as “our home is your home.”