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AIA Triangle Member Social and Tour of Forest History Society

 Export to Your Calendar 8/21/2019
When: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm (Tour) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (Member Social)
Where: Forest History Society
2925 Academy Road
Durham, North Carolina  27705
United States
Contact: Christine Stetkiewicz

Online registration is available until: 8/20/2019
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AIA Triangle Member Social and

Tour of Forest History Society










AIA Triangle Member Social and Tour of the Forest History Society

2925 Academy Road | Durham, NC


Earn 1.5 HSW credits for attending tour!


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm:

  • Tour of the Forest History Society
  • Separate registration required
  • 1.5 HSW 

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm:

  • AIA Triangle Member Social
  • Separate registration required
  • Open to AIA Members, students/new grads, annual partners, allied organizations, invited guests of AIA member, and member social event sponsors ONLY


Tour of Forest History Society ONLY

  • AIA member: $15
  • Associate AIA member: $10
  • AIA Triangle Partners (Sponsors): $15
  • Allied Organization Members: $15
  • Guest of AIA member: $20
  • Students/Recent Grads: $10

Member Social ONLY

  • AIA/Associate AIA member: $15
  • Associate AIA member: $10
  • AIA Triangle Partners (Sponsors): $15
  • Allied Organization Members: $15
  • Guest of AIA member: $20
  • Associate AIA/Students/Recent Grads: $10

BOTH Tour of Forest History Society and Member Social

  • AIA member: $25
  • Associate AIA member: $15
  • AIA Triangle Partners (Sponsors): $25
  • Allied Organization Members: $25
  • Guest of AIA member: $35
  • Students/New Grads: $15


Presentation on the new headquarters building headquarters followed by a building tour. The presentation will focus on the use and source of wood products used in the building. The attached JPG files show the part of the presentation that focuses on the types of wood species, where the suppliers are located and how the wood products were used in the building construction. The files also have information on the sustainable design impact such as carbon storage with the use of the wood products. The presentation will also contain information on the special fire suppression systems for the Archives storage and library parts of the facility. A guided tour of the entire facility will be held after the presentation.



1.  Participants will discover where different wood species and products come from that are used in building construction.

2.  Participants will observe the sustainable design impact of wood products including carbon storage calculator

3.  Participants will evaluate the energy efficient design features of the building design, including High Seer VRF HVAC system, continuous insulation and rain screen exterior envelope, daylighting and controlled lighting systems

4.  Participants will identify the specialty fire suppression systems including chemical system used in the Archives and pre action fire sprinkler system for the library.



Robert Sotolongo, AIA

Robert Sotolongo AIA is the principal architect and president for DTW Architects in Durham, NC.  In this role, he is responsible for all facets of design including construction administration, design team coordination, shop drawing review and approval, conducting and recording facility punch lists, coordination of as-built drawings and final project manuals until certificates of occupancy are delivered. He is the Architect of record for the FHS facilitythat is the subject of this presentation and tour. Robert has received various awards and citations including: NCAIA – Tower Award, Hayti Heritage Center, 1993•Multiple Golden Leaf Merit Awards for: Temple Building – 2005, City Center – 2006, Carrington Middle School – 2006, General Services Building, City of Durham – 2007, Durham Arts Council – 2007, General Services 2008, Montesorri Farm School 2018, Latino Credit Union•NC CEFPI Honor Award – Duke School Lower and Middle Schools and 4 Sustainable Design Awards in the last 3 years. Robert Sotolongo is a registered architect and holds a Master of Architecture from Clemson University and Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia.  He is a member of AIA and various professional societies and has been a LEED 2.0 Accredited Professional since 2003 and has been the LEED AP on 5 LEED projects. Mr. Sotolongo has been a presenter for several AIA continuing credit seminars.


Registration Refund Policy

Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing no later than 14 days prior to the date of the program. Requests for refunds may be emailed to for consideration. The approved refund amount will be paid by check or credit card depending on original payment method and may be subject to a service fee.  AIA Triangle withholds the right to deny or approve any refund based on condition or circumstance.

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