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Join Perkins+Will at Events in November 2017

Connect with our thought leaders throughout the month

Lots of opportunities to connect with us on the road this month. Whether it's at Greenbuild/ABX in Boston or the Healthcare Design Conference, we hope to see you out in the field.

Wednesday, November 1
Eve Edelstein and Elizabeth van den Brink will present at the “Building Blocks for Clinicians” two-day course in London, England. This course offers clinical staff the opportunity to understand basic planning skills and how they can contribute to the complex process of facility design. Hear from architects, contractors, and project directors as they offer practical experience with drawings at various scales, flows and adjacency work, and space planning.
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Thursday, November 2
Ron Stemarski will be on the panel “Planning for Innovative and Entrepreneurial Urban Ecosystems” as part of the American Planning Association Texas Chapter Annual Conference in Frisco, Texas.
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Friday, November 3
Breeze Glazer and Tatiana Guimaraes will be part of the panels at the “Healthcare Design Colloquium 2017: Digital Futures” at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. Digital Technology is playing a significant role in means, locations and delivery of health and wellness design. This session will explore a variety of topics that address current and future technology related to health care design including design visualization (simulation, building information modeling), facility assessments (living labs, sensor technology), facility delivery (virtual communication, telemedicine systems and robotics) among others.
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Monday, November 6
Laura Morriswill present on wellness and Gen Z at CoreNet in Seattle, Washington.
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Perkins+Will is out in force for Greenbuild and ABX 2017. Learn where we'll be.

Tuesday, November 7
Zena Howard will be a featured presenter at the “2018 Conversation in Color Series” as part of the Amistad Research Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Diana Davis and John Haymaker will give a webinar on “Computational Design for Healthcare Planning” as part of the AIA Masters Studio Series on Generative Design.
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Angela Whitaker-Williams will be on the panel “Rethinking Highland: An Academic Springboard to Develop an Urban District” as part of Threshold, Texas Society of Architects Annual Convention & Design Expo in Austin, Texas. With a vision for a new urban model, Austin Community College purchased the entire property of Highland Mall, Austin’s first indoor mall, to create an academic campus that has become the center of an innovative redevelopment district.
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Wednesday, November 8
Luca Villigiero will present on the lack of public outdoor spaces in the city of Dubai at the Dubai 2020 International Workshop in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Sunday, November 12
Eve Edelstein will present “Neuroscience and Architecture Forum” as part of the Healthcare Design Expo and Conference in Orlando, Florida. This forum will discuss the Clinicians for Design initiative and the work of the Human Experience Lab, which together span the breadth of functions that must be considered in healthcare facility design. Examples will include neuroscience institutes, oncology, psychology, and staff workplace issues. The integration of data in a pragmatic approach that meets the time, tempo, and budget will be discussed.
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Tuesday, November 14
Steve Turckes and Aimee Eckmann will present “Community-driven facilities planning” at the Leadership for Learning Conference hosted by the Ohio School Boards Association in Columbus, Ohio. Upper Arlington City and Perkins+Will describe the rationale for engaging in a master planning process, the various elements of a master facilities plan and how to authentically engage a diverse array of constituents. Learn how integral the involvement of the board of education is in the process.
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Robin Guenther will co-present “Packard 2.0: Transforming Healthcare to Meet Modern-Day Patients’ Needs” at the Healthcare Design Conference in Orlando, Florida. In response to increased patient volume, evolving clinical complexity, and shifting patient and family expectations, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is undergoing a major clinical and architectural transformation. This fall, the iconic and highly successful 312-bed hospital will open a 521,000-square-foot addition to expand and consolidate its major programs and centers of excellence. Come hear the project team’s story.
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Alberto Salvatore will be part of the roundtable discussion “Lean and Evidence-Based Design: A Systems Approach for Optimal Outcomes” at the Healthcare Design Conference in Orlando, Florida. In a time of rapid change, healthcare organizations are focused on optimizing decision-making to reduce per-capita cost and accelerate time to market while promoting health and improving care quality and experience. This interactive roundtable will explore a systems approach for these processes.
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Zena Howard will be the keynote speaker at the AIA Minnesota Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Throughout history, many of the most inspiring and important buildings have been cultural facilities. This program will explore the evolution of our cultural work associated with remembering, honoring and celebrating the history and culture of particular people, places, and institutions.
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Wednesday, November 15
Josh Moore and Justin Benjamin will present “Up the Ante: Increase the Reliability of Your Revit Model with Better Modeling Habits” at the Autodesk University Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. In this course, we’ll discuss the common challenges encountered when modeling various types of building elements and discuss modeling tips that overcome common challenges related to curtain wall and stairs/railings, as well as discuss families/content created that enable special workflow-related code compliance, site plans, and hybrid detailing.
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Thursday, November 16
Phil Freelon will give a lecture titled “Black Space Making and the Built Environment” at the Stone Center Theater in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.Phil is a renowned architect who served as the lead designer for the Stone Center as well as the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. He is joined by Pierce Freelon who is a musician and social entrepreneur who founded Blackspace and ran for Mayor of Durham in 2017. These two visionary leaders will discuss past and present challenges and opportunities in the struggle to create spaces for creative expression and social justice. This event is free and open to the public.
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Wednesday, November 22
Yehia Madkour will be part of a Mentorship Roundtable for ULI Young Leader”s Group, sitting alongside representatives from other disciplines in the industry. ULI Young Leader”s Group, in Vancouver, British Columbia, is hosting approximately 30 ULI young professionals in a format that begins with a panel that includes others from the urban development field (ie. engineering, real estate development, municipal planning, finance). Following the panel session, each panel member will lead their own roundtable with 5-6 attendees, where the attendees will consequently receive ~10 minutes to engage with the mentor and ask about their professional experience.

Wednesday, November 29
Diana Davis will participate in a “Women in Architecture - Speed Mentoring” session hosted by the AIA Houston in Houston, Texas. Speed mentoring focuses on a quick exchange of information in the form of small group discussions on goals and professional challenges. It’s an efficient way to rapidly build your professional network, and share successful ways to excel in the design profession.
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