‘When materials and resources are connected to shared purpose, respect and sustainable practices the design result is a gentle culture.’

    - Elizabeth Ericson, FAIA, LEED AP

‘We and the earth will be healthier and happier if we bless our limited and sufficient supply of fresh drinking water instead of peeing into it.’


    - Lisa Bailey, RLA, ASLA

‘In Beyond Platinum our consciously designed spaces exchange energy with us and the surrounding world creating a balanced, vital, respectful and sustaining relationship.’

    - Christine Wojnar, FSIA

‘Guidelines for planning and building spaces for human beings,  while creating  a  gentle culture based on the interconnections of  shared purpose, respect and sustainable practices,  need to serve all of the human aspects of human wholeness: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social.’


    - Harvey Zarren, MD, FACC

November 18-20, 2009

Seaport World Trade Center