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Join Perkins+Will at Events in June 2018

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Plenty of chances to see us, whether at NeoCon 2018, the AIA Conference on Architecture, or somewhere else in the field. We hope to see you there.

Friday, June 1
Cindy Villarreal, Jon Penndorf, and Amy Thompson will present ‘RELi and Climate Ready DC’ as part of the Gulf Coast Green Conference at Rice University in Houston, Texas. This session will introduce the RELi action list, credit catalog and explain its purpose in the industry. The team will present two case studies one at a building scale and another at the urban scale with Washington, DC.
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Mona Lemoine will be part of the panel ‘Regenerative Design and Development for a Changing World’ at the RAIC’s Festival of Architecture in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. This session will help understand the concept of regenerative development and design and identify key aspects of it as a design and development process. Panelists will engage in active discussion around the potentials of regenerative development for shifting practice.
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Monday, June 4
Mona Lemoine will be part of the panel ‘Health and Biophilic Design’ at the Thriving: Health and the Built Environment event hosted by the International Living Future Institute in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In this groundbreaking workshop, you will go beyond the typical conversations on health in the built environment to explore how to create healthy environments for people, communities, and ecosystems. Through presentations, case studies, and interactive exercises, participants will develop a robust understanding of how the built environment affects health at multiple levels. Participants will also learn strategies how things like healthy materials, community building, and biophilic design can be used comprehensively and in concert to create enriching environments in which our whole selves, our communities, and the natural world thrive.
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Wednesday, June 6
Eve Edelstein will present ‘The Neuroscience of Personality and Performance: The Influence of Workplace on the Brain, Body and Behaviour’ at the WELLNESS18 Conference in London, England. The emerging field of Neuro-Architecture translates research from psychological and medical sciences to demonstrate the influence of built environments on health and wellbeing. Studies with CBE consider how introverted or extroverted personality traits may relate to performance on tasks, and individual mitigation strategies for different sound, light and workplace conditions.
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Kathy Wardle will present ‘Introducing the USGBC’s New RELi Resilience Rating System’ at the CaGBC’s Building Last Change Conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) formally adopted RELi, a comprehensive rating system that works synergistically with LEED helping architects, city planners, developers, governments, and businesses design buildings, neighbourhoods, and communities to better withstand shocks and stressors like extreme weather, sea level rise, social + economic volatility and resource shortages. RELi’s adoption by the USGBC means that the standard will soon become a global rating system under the USGBC’s rubric. Join this collaborative session for a hands-on look at this next-generation tool.
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Monday, June 11
Ken Wilson, Haley Nelson, and David Cordell will present ‘Case Study of the World’s First WELL V1 Platinum Project’ at NeoCon in Chicago, Illinois. In this case-study workshop, the speakers will provide a roadmap for achieving WELL certification. Attendees will discover invaluable information for pursuing this rigorous certification, and our speakers will also offer insightful perspectives on strategies, pitfalls and lessons learned. During the course of the workshop, they will describe how the WELL Building Standard is structured, how the certification process works and insights on how to prepare a successful certification submission. In particular, attendees will be able to describe to their clients the level of commitment they must make during the WELL certification process, the benefits to the health and wellness of their staff, as well as the positive effects on their organization’s culture.
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Jon Penndorf will present ‘Many Lenses, One Goal: Integrating Sustainability, Wellness and Resilience’ at NeoCon in Chicago, Illinois. Looking for design to have the greatest positive impact on health, designers need to understand how sustainability, wellness, resilience, and equity overlap and complement each other with respect to occupant and environmental health. Stemming from the concept that planetary health is directly connected to human health, this session explores the synergies in certification programs, and in particular, how elements of each can be incorporated into projects of all scales to improve occupant and community health. Features of key third-party programs will be used as examples. Also, attendees will understand the risks associated with climate change and resilience and how they influence occupant health and well-being.
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Wednesday, June 13
Kristen Hall will moderate the panel ‘Technology in Transit: From Apps to Autonomous Vehicles, Could They Solve Our Traffic Woes?’ as part of San Francisco Design Week in San Francisco, California. With our digital access to a myriad of apps and ridesharing options, why do we need to worry? Won’t the stress of driving on congested freeways be simply transferred to our autonomous-driving AI robot while we surf the net? Whereas emerging technology-enabled mobility options have tremendous potential to transform both our mobility choices, experiences, and the built environment, is there a hidden cost? What could be the unanticipated consequences? And what do we need to be doing now to direct the emerging mobility ecology toward an outcome that will benefit society overall? The panelists will outline the parameters of this discussion and suggest some potential solutions.
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Brigitte Preston and Julie Gauthier will present ‘Converting Legacy Buildings to Meet Modern Workplace Needs’ at NeoCon in Chicago, Illinois. If 1980s buildings struggle to attract new tenants, should they be renovated, redeveloped or razed? Amidst a myriad of issues—financing, programming needs, public opinion and more—this session will explore repurposing underperforming real estate using design concepts that are more affordable and sustainable than building ground-up, one floor at a time. From addressing challenges of having multiple tenants occupying the same floor, to creating opportunities for human connections in a digital day, panelists will suggest why we shouldn’t rule these buildings out of the modern workplace mix.
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Wednesday, June 20
Suzanne Drake will be part of the panel ‘Crash-course to the AIA Healthier Building Materials Protocol’ at the AIA Conference on Architecture in New York, New York. Learn more about the new document sponsored by the AIA and USGBC that outlines an actionable framework for defining and achieving healthier materials goals on projects. Come to this workshop for an introduction to and walkthrough of this tool for healthier buildings. You'll be guided through a stepwise approach from charrette to handoff. You'll also explore case studies, goal-setting and tracking tools, and existing materials health-assessment methods.
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Friday, June 22
John Haymaker will be part of the panel ‘Succeeding with Research: Using Research to Build a Prosperous Firm’ at the AIA Conference on Architecture in New York, New York. No one questions the value of research and its role in advancing design. However, firms often overlook its ability to help them be more prosperous. How can firms adopt a research mindset and also partner with academia on research initiatives? Join this session to explore these questions and more with a panel of practitioners representing both very small and very large firms to demonstrate how research initiatives can financially benefit any size firm.
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