Join Perkins+Will at Events in July 2017

Connect with Perkins+Will Throughout the Month

Summer is no excuse to miss out on connecting with us on the road. From Qingdao, China to Conway, Arkansas, our thought leaders are out in force this month.

Saturday, July 8
Runchao Xu will speak on the differences in design of American and Chinese hospital facilities at the Designing for Health, High-Quality Healthcare Architectural Planning & Design and Innovative Practice Seminar in Qingdao, China. This lecture will explore the differences in the overall design and key program design between American and Chinese Hospital Facilities through three recent Perkins+Will hospital cases including Rush University Medical Center, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Xinchang General Medical Center.

Tuesday, July 11
Gerry Tierney will present ‘Urbanism Next Workshop: AV’s Effects on Urban Development’ at the Automated Vehicles Symposium in San Francisco, California.
This half-day workshop will bring together engineers, urban designers, planners, architects, and real estate professionals to investigate automated vehicles effects on land use, physical city design, urban densification or sprawl, and changes in local vitality and activity.

Wednesday, July 12
Amy Thompson and Jon Penndorf will present at the International Society of Sustainability Professionals webinar on Climate Ready DC – Lessons from the District of Columbia’s Plan to Adapt to a Changing Climate. Learn how the District of Columbia used the latest climate science to assess climate risks and identify strategies to make the city more resilient to a changing climate, and how you can apply these lessons to your own company and community.

Thursday, July 13
Rebecca Holt will speak on ‘Realizing Value with Mass Timber: Tall Wood Buildings for High Performance Design’ at the USGBC Northern California Chapter’s GreenerBuilder conference in San Leandro, California.
This session explores the potential for tall wood buildings to impact high performing buildings, quality of space, and broad environmental goals. Developers will answer questions around market awareness, market opportunity, and market value.

Friday, July 14
Stephen Coulston, Andrew Broderick, and Jeff Stebar will present ‘Future Proofing Higher Education: Understanding Next Generation Students’ at the National Conference of Academic Deans in Conway, Arkansas. The session will explore the shifting demographics and generational preferences that future students will bring to campus. Who are the students of tomorrow? What are their expectations? How can colleges and universities anticipate and adapt to these changes?

Tuesday, July 18
Todd Snapp will present ‘Case Study: Chicago River Beech Tower - An 80-Story Engineered Timber Structure’ at the AIA Chicago, in Chicago, Illinois. River Beech Tower is a collaborative research effort that investigates the architectural, structural, and environmental aspects of building tall structures out of wood.

For more information about these speaking engagements, of if you'd like a Perkins+Will professional to speak at your upcoming event or conference, please email