Bird Friendly Building Design

November 17, 2020
4:00 pm -5:30 pm CDT
Online Event


AIA SW Wisconsin

Join fellow members for a presentation on bird friendly building design and City of Madison bird-safe glass ordinance.

This program is intended for AIA members and Architecture Industry Professionals.

The presentation will review the science that explains bird collisions, how to recognize hazards to birds in the built environment and shows a range of solutions and buildings that illustrate those solutions. Case studies will explore many of the currently available strategies for reducing bird mortality and how bird-friendly design can add value to strategies often deployed to control heat and light or promote security. The presenters will review use of the LEED credit and important features of legislation concerned with bird-friendly design. Techniques now in use for evaluating the relative threat level to birds of different materials are described, along with typical results.

This bird-friendly educational presentation will be followed by a summary of the scope and application of the new bird-safe glass ordinance in the City of Madison and a Q&A session.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize how buildings threaten bird populations.
  • Explore the importance of protecting bird populations.
  • Identify strategies for bird-friendly design.
  • Examine how bird-friendly solutions can add-value and improve other sustainability strategies.


Registration is required.


Presented by: Bryan Lenz, American Bird Conservancy and Matthew Tucker, City of Madison Zoning Administrator.


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