Every month, our thought leaders share knowledge at events around the globe. Connect with us in March in places as diverse as London, Brooklyn, and Portland, Oregon.
Tuesday, March 10
Martina Soderlund will present “Demystifying the Black Box –Energy Modelling Process and Best Practices” as part of a panel discussion hosted by the International Building Performance Simulation Association in Vancouver, British Columbia. Panelists will help uncover common communication barriers within teams, and facilitate the understanding of how energy modelling can be used at different stages of design to meet sustainability goals at a reduced capital cost.
Thursday, March 12
Jeff Till will be part of the panel discussion “A Downtown for Everyone” hosted by SPUR in Oakland, California. SPUR’s first project in Oakland will focus on downtown, which is experiencing a renaissance with new housing, restaurants and bars, a rich arts scene and a decline in vacant office space. As it continues to evolve, how can we ensure that it serves everyone? The panel will have a start a conversation about Oakland’s downtown and its future.
Monday, March 16
Phil Freelon will give a lecture on “Diversity + Difference” as part of the AIA Triangle and NC State University School of Architecture Joint Lecture Series in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Wednesday, March 18
David Green will be a panelist for “Big Dreams” hosted by the AIANY Global Dialogues committee in New York, New York. Developers, urban planners, sociologists, and architects work together to reshape large portions of cities or to create new ones, each for a different goal but all through a common process: the master plan. The panelist will discuss: How do the roles of the players involved shift according to the context – ranging from developing countries, to expanding cities and interventions within preexisting urban fabrics? How can a master plan remedy ailing conditions, promote growth, and drive an economy? How is the position of the architect defined from within and from without?
Thursday, March 19
Scott Allen will be part of the panel discussion “Digital Design and Fabrication in Architecture” at the Design for Manufacturing Summit in Brooklyn, New York.
Monday, March 23
Brodie Bain will present “Partnerships with Purpose” at the SCUP 2015 Pacific Regional Conference in Portland, Oregon. Many campuses are building more relationships—across disciplines, across academic, financial, and technological boundaries, with outside industries, and between campus and community. How can partnerships be leveraged to increase opportunities yet stay true to the institution? Partnerships must be considered carefully in concert with mission, vision, and strategic goals. This session explores how to remain intentional about partnerships.
Thursday, March 26
Tom Helliwell will present “Using technology and ‘big-data’ to analyse and improve well-being at work” at the Workplace Trends: Spring Summit in London, England. Tom’s session will focus on the intrinsic link between ‘big data’ and wellbeing and explore how we can use the statistics available, as we do with building management and space utilisation, to feed into, measure and improve this priority area. Tom will also look forward at what technology might impact wellbeing in the workplace including wearable technology, the internet of things, smart surfaces and much more.
Friday, March 27
Cary Garner will present “Healthcare Poised for Modular and Prefab Growth” at the AIA Michigan Health Facilities Planning Seminar in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Cary will discuss why modular and prefab are perfectly suited for Healthcare and review case studies and lessons learned.
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