It may be February, but things are heating up on our speaking calendar. From our industry-leading research on tall wood buildings to discussions around mobility for all, Perkins+Will thought leaders are out in force this month. Connect with us from San Francisco to Dallas, Vancouver to Savannah. We hope to see you in the field.
Wednesday, February 11
Rebecca Holt will present a webinar “Survey of International Tall Wood Buildings” hosted by WoodWorks. To assist North American building designers interested in the potential of these technologies, architecture firm Perkins+Will recently undertook a survey of 10 completed projects in several countries. This seminar will present the results of that survey, focusing on the development, design, approval and construction process, as well as issues related to insurance, financing and building performance.
Wednesday, February 18
Gerry Tierney will host the workshop “Crossing the Digital and Income Divide: Making Mobility Innovations Accessible to All” as part of a series by Agrion. The workshop will take place at Perkins+Will in San Francisco, California. As the trend towards mobile and digital use technologies continues to grow, many demographics aren't effectively being accounted for in the design and planning process of mobility access. Our expert panel will address many of the questions, concerns, and challenges surrounding the transportation equity paradigm, and explore possible solutions to ensuring that there continues to be safe, sustainable, and reliable modes of transportation for all of the population.
Monday, February 23
Ashley Stoner is presenting “5 Years of CHPS: History, Experience and Lessons” at the Coalition for Adequate School Housing Conference in Sacramento, California. The first Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) criteria addressed healthy and environmentally responsible school buildings as well as the reduction of energy consumption. Nine schools in California participated in the CHPS pilot program. This workshop will look at some of the elementary schools completed in the pilot program 10-15 years ago, framing the effectiveness of the design intent compared to the lifelong maintenance and operations of the campuses.
Tuesday, February 24
Tony Gianopoulos will be part of the panel discussion “Lessons Learned from University of Washington Biomedical Research Campus” during the 2015 Public-Private Partnership Conference & Expo in Dallas, Texas. When the University of Washington School of Medicine prepared a multi-phase plan to develop a biomedical research campus, it used a P3 delivery to transform an office building in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle, allowing the school to accelerate the building process, save the university millions of dollars and deliver state-of-the-art facilities that have been a catalyst in the area’s redevelopment. Attendees will hear from both the developer’s and university’s perspective on their stories surrounding the development of the research campus.
Phil Freelon will give a lecture “Working in the Public Realm – Recent Library and Museum Projects” at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. Discover how to deliver human-centered design within the limitations of publicly funded budgets and regulatory agency review. Success here is possible by engaging a broad range of stakeholders through a collaborative approach.
Wednesday, February 25
Catherine Dalton, Brooke Trivas, and Steven Turckes will present a three hour workshop “Makerspaces: Transformative Environments for Learning” at the National Association of Independent Schools conference in Boston, Massachusetts. They will explore how making cultivates discovery, critical thinking, collaboration, grit, and innovation. We will look to examples such as NuVu in Cambridge, and MIT Media Lab along with other K-12 unconventional educational environments that support this pedagogy.
Thursday, February 26
Joyce Drohan will participate in the panel “The Vancouver Landscape: Ecological Urban Architecture” at the BuildX Vancouver conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. Five of the region’s leading architects and landscape architects will gather to examine the importance of ecological architecture and the value it holds for Vancouer, exploring industry success stories and expanding on the impact it will have on Vancouver.
Friday, February 27
Gabrielle Bullock and Leigh Christy will be speakers at the AIA LA Women in Architecture Symposium: POWERFUL in Century City, California. In its first ever symposium dedicated to women, AIA Los Angeles brings women in architecture to the spotlight. The symposium will feature inspirational and energetic presentations that showcase women who are leading the design profession in architecture, art, social impact and innovation.
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