Join Larch Lab at the AIA Conference on Architecture A’24

The thought leadership of Larch Lab’s founder Michael Eliason, AIA will be on display with two sessions at this year’s annual event. We are looking forward to standing with the architecture and design industry’s top architects and thought leaders.

Check out Larch Lab’s presentation line up below, and watch for updates on linkedin.

Session: The Climate Change Liability Storm: Is Your Practice Prepared? 

Date: June 6, 4:00 pm EST


Michael Eliason, AIA Founder – Larch Lab / Monte Paulsen, Director – Climate Ready Buildings Group

In 2014, the Supreme Court of California found that architects owe a duty of care to occupants and residents of buildings. The rapidly deteriorating weather due to climate change is affecting buildings in ways out-of-date energy models could never have predicted. These dangerous situations include extended wildfire smoke events, deluges dropping more water than roofs and drains can handle, and overheating due to poor design—which can become deadly.

This crucial conversation will explore building threats from climate change extremes, ways to mitigate them, and possibilities for reducing risks and liability as planners.

Session: Bridging the Housing Gap: The Rise of Single-Stair Apartments 

Date: June 6, 4:00 pm EST


Michael Eliason, AIA Founder – Larch LabSean Jursnick, AIA Associate – Shears Adkins Rockmore Architects / Stephen Smith, Executive Director – Center for Building in North America / Eduardo Mendoza, Policy Director – Livable Communities Initiative.

In countries around the world, single-stair apartment buildings (also known as point access blocks) are the dominant type of multifamily housing. They provide housing for a range of households, even on sites that in the United States would be deemed too small for multifamily development.

Join this seminar for exciting revelations from a group of panelists working to change how the United States views multifamily housing. You’ll hear about the research confirming that single-stair multifamily housing expands diversity in neighborhoods, provides affordable housing to a wider range of households, promotes walkable communities, and prioritizes safety and wellness.


We are looking forward to connecting with new and old friends and colleagues at A’24. Registration and information about the event can be found here.

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