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Join Perkins+Will at Events in June

Connect With Our People Throughtout the Month

From Frankfurt to Vancouver to Washington, DC to Denver, please join Perkins+Will as we present our thought leadership ideas across the globe. Connect with us on a variety of topics including Innovative Use of Wood, Integrated Project Delivery, Placemaking Strategies, and Sustainable Facades.

Tuesday, June 4
Ken Wilson will be a speaker at the Security Industry Association Government Summit
in Washington, DC. The SIA Government Summit brings together all facets of the security industry: executives, integrators, sales, marketing and government relations professionals. Panels are geared towards doing business with government and gaining a better understanding of the trends facing the industry.

Blair McCarry will be a panelist on the topic of “Opportunities for International Partnership in Sustainable Building” in Vancouver, British Columbia. The panel is hosted by the Dutch Canadian Sustainable Planning & Building Network and the Green Business Club.

Thursday, June 6
Ed Feiner will be the keynote speaker and Jana Foit will be a presenter at the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Festival of Architecture in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Festival of Architecture is the annual conference for architects across Canada. Jana Foit will present “Reinterpreting Wood Construction: Two Projects”. The presentation will focus on the innovative use of wood in two projects at the University of British Columbia: the net-positive Centre of Interactive Research on Sustainability and the Earth Sciences Building, which represents the largest application of panelized wood products in North America to date.

Blair McCarry and Kathy Wardle will participate in educational sessions at the Canada Green Building Council National Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. Blair McCarry will present “Net Positive – Beyond Zero” and Kathy Wardle will moderate “An Equal Challenge: Bringing Healthy Materials to the Mainstream.” The conference focuses on providing a program full of inspirational education opportunities each year centered on the ideas that - The buildings and infrastructure built today must be resilient and adaptive to a changing environment. It is essential they create long-term value through improved energy performance and less water consumption. Communities should be designed to mitigate the environmental challenges that lie ahead, and this involves city planning that accommodates vast future urbanization, while still providing improved quality of life.

Monday, June 10
Joan Blumenfeld and Eileen Jones will present “Integrated Project Delivery: An Innovative Method for Designing and Constructing Interior Renovations” at NeoCon in Chicago. Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is a new method for structuring and delivering the design and construction of interior renovations. See how the process eliminates adversarial relationships between owner, contractor and architect/designer, while encouraging innovation and streamlining cost and schedule. NeoCon is North America's largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors.

Tuesday, June 11
Steven South, Haley Russell, David Cordell, and Jon Penndorf will present at NeoCon in Chicago. NeoCon is North America's largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors. Steve South will present “The Future of Technology and Social Media Within the Workplace” and Haley Russell, David Cordell, and Jon Penndorf will present “Living in the Lighting Lab: Testing Innovative Lighting Control Systems in the Workplace”.

Thursday, June 13
Joyce Drohan will present two sessions at the 5th Annual Transforming and Revitalizing Downtown Summit in Edmonton, Alberta. The first will be a panel on “How Design Plays a Role in Building Downtown and Fostering Growth” and the second will be a session on “Fostering Placemaking Strategies into your Citizen-Driven Public Spaces.”

Jeff Doble will present at Pencha Kucha Night in Vancouver, British Columbia. Jeff has worked on many of Perkin+Will's significant transit projects around the world, including the design of three ground-breaking prototype stations for the Ar-Riyadh Metro Transit system in Saudi Arabia.

Wednesday, June 19
Breeze Glazer will give the keynote address at The Clinic Real Estate of the Next Generation Conference in Frankfurt, Germany. The conference will focus on national, European and international reports based on practical experiences and will be attended by operators of hospitals, clients, and investors as well as architects, planners and product manufacturers for the planning and operation of hospitals.

Thursday, June 20
Ajla Aksamija and Christopher Sciarrone will be involved with sessions at the AIA National Convention 2013 in Denver, Colorado:

Ajla Aksamija will present "Sustainable and High-Performance Facades: Design Methods, Analysis, and Case Studies". The presentation will cover methods for designing sustainable, high-performance facades, and the necessary steps in ensuring that the environmental factors and energy-efficiency strategies are integrated with the design process. The material covered in this course is a summary of Ajla's upcoming book "Sustainable Facades: Design Methods for High-Performance Building Envelopes."

Christopher Sciarrone will be a panelist for the session “Pro Bono Publico: Small, Mid-Size, and Large Firms Serving Society.” The panel and discussion will provide firms with the replicable protocols and procedures to implement a successful and sustainable internal framework particularly in light of a challenging economic climate. The discussion includes program leadership structure, integrating the work into firm culture, and rallying investment by leaders and staff alike. In addition the session will feature practical tools for administering the office's budget, setting up a contract and appropriate insurance, balancing staff availability with other project commitments, and a tracking system for projects.

Saturday, June 22
Filo Castore and Jeffrey Till will be involved with sessions at the AIA National Convention 2013 in Denver, Colorado:

Filo Castore will present the “2013 COTE Top Ten Eco-Buildings and Communities.” This session will present the 2013 award recipients along with an overview of the design and sustainability goals that drove their projects and lessons learned.

Jeffrey Till will present a session titled “When Do We Shake Hands? Leading Architecture with Effective Building Analytical Modeling.” This session explores the roles and relationships between the architect and design team consultants in the context of building analytical modeling for high-performance design.

Monday, June 24
Joan Blumenfeld will present “Active Design and Community Well-Being”
at the AIA New York Fit City 8 Conference in New York, New York.

Tuesday, June 25
Richard Marshall will give a keynote address at the Urban Land Institute Place Making Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Conference programming focuses on what factors drive demand for new development, where and how new partners will be found, how deals are structured, and practical examples of elements that will enable you to create truly successful places. Richard Marshall will present the beauty of mixed use: innovative design, creative use of art in public places, cutting-edge architecture. These are the things that truly create a sense of “place” and separate OK projects from great ones.

Max Richter will participate in a webinar on “How the Experts Specify Healthier Materials” hosted by the American Society of Interior Designers. The presentation will take an in-depth look at steps interior designers can take to vet the ingredients of building materials and furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E) for their impact on human health and the environment.