Get connected with Perkins+Will thought leaders around North America this month. February may be short, but there are plenty of chances to engage with us in the field.
Wednesday, February 1
Phil Freelon will take part in a panel discussion at the Center for Architecture in New York, New York. "Revisiting Whitney Young: Diversity Today" will explore the legacy of Whitney M. Young Jr.'s challenge to pursue progressive values in architecture in his 1968 keynote address to the AIA.
Thursday, February 2
Joelle Jefcoat will be part of the panel “Laying a Solid Foundation: Special Contract Considerations for Sustainable Construction Projects” as part of the American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law’s Midwinter Meeting in Palm Desert, California. The panel will identify issues and discuss the comparison of how standard contract forms approach LEED development/certification and sustainability issues in design and construction.
Thursday, February 9
Mike Aziz will take part in a Pecha Kucha-style presentation at the Center for Architecture in New York, New York. "Big Ideas from Crain's 'Getting Ready for 9 Million'" will include ten designs followed by a discussion of key ideas and themes for shaping the future of New York City.
Zena Howard will participate in a discussion at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, New York. "Beyond Books: Redefining the Civic Role of Public Libraries," will be a moderated conversation on public libraries as hubs for civic engagement.
Wednesday, February 15
Sarah Stanford will moderate the panel “IDIBC Presents: The Future of the Profession” as part of the BUILDEX conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. IDIBC and IDC board members will explore the recent and upcoming changes to the interior design industry and how these changes will impact the future of the profession in British Columbia.
Thursday, February 16
Bob Bracamonte will present a case study on the EmeryStation West project as part of the Oakland State of the Market event in Oakland, California. EmeryStation West will be one of the largest commercial projects in the East Bay in over a decade.
Tuesday, February 28
John Poelker will speak about “Creating 21st-Century Learning Environments in 20th-Century Spaces” as part of the National Business Officers Association annual meeting in Washington, DC. Since rebuilding often is too costly, renovation is the most viable option to create learning environments that promote hands on, collaborative experiences. Discover how observing the teaching and learning process can help school administrators and design teams renovate buildings in a way that transforms the educational culture.
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