Join Perkins+Will thought leaders as they discuss the importance of healthy building materials, resilient design and sustainability in schools, workplaces and hospitals throughout the country. Listen to industry experts as they present Perkins+Will’s design and research expertise at TEDxPeachtree, Greenbuild and beyond.
Thursday, November 7
Meg Brown will present “Talent Retention and the Importance of Office Culture” at ARC – US in Hollywood, Florida. As a recognized human resources leader in the design community, Meg will discuss her experiences in recruitment, employee communications, performance management, acquisitions, cultural integration and best practices.
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Ron Stelmarski will be hosting a Fireside Chat at the Texas Society of Architects (TSA) Convention in Fort Worth, Texas. Ron will speak with emerging professionals about the strategic dimension of design and his experiences with Perkins+Will. He has spent a decade with Perkins+Will under the mentorship of Global Design Director Ralph Johnson and Design Principal Eva Maddox, balancing global architectural design with a branded environments, research-based approach.
2:30 – 3:30 PM
Filo Castore will present at the Texas Society of Architects (TSA) Convention in Fort Worth, Texas. Filo will be speaking at a session titled, “Inside Texas Architect: A Road Map to Being Published” alongside the magazine’s editor, Catherine Gavin and the magazine’s art director, Julie Wood. The group will review the steps required to create the award-winning bi-monthly magazine, and share tips on how to submit projects for consideration.
Saturday, November 9
Scott Dansereau will be discussing 3D printing and MakerBot at the Microsoft store in Schaumberg, Illinois. During his six years with Perkins+Will, Scott has designed buildings around the world, from skyscrapers to a 2.25-million-square-foot hospital. Scott’s work and interests encompass sustainable design and discovering how emerging technologies like 3D printing can transform the architecture and design industry. Over the course of this presentation, Scott will share the science, art, and 3D printing behind some of his most recent projects.
Monday, November 11
Steve South will moderate a panel at Boutique Design New York’s 2013 Conference in New York City. The panel, “Design’s Role in Redefining What a Brand Means to Consumers”, will gather hotel clients from all sectors of the hospitality world to give designers the inside scoop on the expanded role of design in building their brands. The panelists will offer tips on how they want to turn consumer data into design concepts, what they want designers to know about a project’s market and what impresses them.
Tuesday, November 12
Jason Harper will be participating in a panel discussing at the EcoDistricts Summit in Boston, Massachusetts called “Organizing Districts Around Human Health”. The roundtable session brings together urban specialists, leading health experts and experienced practitioners to discuss the human health role of street design in encouraging pedestrian and bicycle use; the creation of neighborhood civic and retail destinations; the integration of neighborhood agriculture; and the use of street trees, parks and green infrastructure for both community and environmental health.
Wendesday, November 13
8:00 – 9:00 AM
Breeze Glazer will be presenting at the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Accelerate Studio in New York City. The presentation, “We Are What We Build: A (Pre)Cautionary Tale About Wellness”, will provide an overview of the substances commonly found in built environments that have been identified by regulatory bodies as potentially harmful to human health.
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Joan Blumenfeld will present “Can Good Design Make You Healthier?” at the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Accelerate Studio in New York City. Joan will discuss how the design of our buildings and interiors can contribute to epidemic health problems like obesity and Type 2 diabetes. The discussion will explore how the design of health environments can go beyond considerations of energy conservation and sustainability to actually promote physical activity and health through design.
Monday, November 18
9:30 – 10:30 AM
Robin Guenther and Breeze Glazer will be speaking at the Healthcare Design Conference in Orlando, Florida. LEED-certified Hospitals – Perspectives on Capital Cost Premiums and Operational Benefits, co-authored with Gail Vittori, will answer questions that remain concerning capital costs for hospitals trying to achieve LEED certification. The study’s authors will address these pertinent questions and share the results based on 15 LEED-certified hospitals completed between 2010 and 2012. This expanded study illuminates how capital cost premiums have evolved, reasons that influence hospitals’ decisions to pursue LEED, and what future trends and expectations are on the horizon for the industry.
12:00 – 1:30 PM
Robin Guenther and Breeze Glazer will also be participating in a roundtable discussion titled, “The Hospital of the Future – Re-Envisioning the Delivery of Sustainable Healthcare.” The roundtable will discuss reducing healthcare carbon footprints and how design solutions can be re-envisioned and adapted to create energy-positive healthcare campuses.
Wednesday, November 20
8:00 – 9:00 AM
Robin Guenther will be presenting at Greenbuild in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Robin will present “A03: The Imperative of Sustainable Healthcare Architecture” alongside Gail Vittori. This survey of 55 projects from around the world makes the case for an emergent pattern language of 21st century healthcare facilities responsive to global challenges of climate change, water deficits, and other public health challenges and the opportunity to establish health outcomes as measurable definers of building performance.
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Barbara Crum will be a panelist at the National Building Museum’s “Building Healthy Schools” talk in Washington, DC. “Green” approaches that we use when developing healthy environments for offices and homes are just as applicable and necessary to school construction. This panel will discuss costs and the current green strategies used in schools including access to daylight, healthy air quality, and the use of green cleaning products.
Thursday, November 21
3:30 – 5:00 PM
Robin Guenther will be a panelist at Greenbuild in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in a discussion titled, “Health Matters. And Green Building Can Help.”. The panelists will discuss how the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has been working expand knowledge and raise visibility about the connection between green building and human helath. The session will provide insight into what is happening to advance the health of built environments, what the roadblocks are, and where our priorities should lie. Leading industry practitioners, researchers, and public health professionals will discuss what is the next big frontier in the green building industry.
Friday, November 22
8:00 – 10:00 AM
Paula McEvoy will be presenting “Go Big! Leveraging Change Through Large Practices” at Greenbuild in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The session will gather leaders from three of the world’s largest architectural firms to discuss how big design firms can lead and advocate for sustainability in construction. Studies in innovation show that the most powerful ideas emergy from large interactive networks. With that in mind, these design firms have a tremendous advantage in creating engines of innovation and the potential to dramatically alter the culture and practice of sustainable design.
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