Join Perkins+Will at Events in May

Connect With Our People Throughout the Month

From Anaheim to Sweden to Providence, please join Perkins+Will as we present our thought leadership ideas across the globe. Connect with us on a variety of topics including Historic Buildings, Energy Efficiency, Integrating Nature and Architecture, and Transforming the Building Materials Marketplace.

Friday, May 3
Robert Clocker will be a panelist at the California Preservation Foundation Conference in Anaheim, California. Robert will participate in the program session on the “Challenges of Developing Historic Buildings for Exciting New Uses”. The panel will present studies focusing on the challenge and issues of creative and best practice rehabilitation that will provide exciting solutions to attract the new creative tech clients being drawn to San Francisco.

Monday, May 6
Robin Guenther will present at the Fit City Summit in Boston, Massachusetts. This all-day event, hosted by the City of Boston and the Boston Society of Architects, will bring together a small, forward-thinking group of experts to examine how the built environment impacts health and how it can foster physical activity on our streets and in our buildings. The summit aims to identify collaborative opportunities for sustainable designs that not only spur creative economic development in Boston, but also improve the quality of life for its residents. Robin will speak on the topic of Active Campuses/Workspaces.

Tuesday, May 7
Robert Drew will present “Excellence in Sustainability, Communication, Consultation and Building at Brighouse Elementary” at the Alberta Sustainable Building Symposium in Edmonton, Alberta. The program will outline the process of the new Brighouse Elementary School in Richmond, British Columbia.

Andrew Wolfram will give a virtual presentation on “Adaptive Reuse Case Studies Reveal Best Practices” as part of the DESIGN [realized] education series. Using relevant case studies of completed building renovations, such as the San Francisco Ferry Building, The Presidio Landmark apartment complex, and San Francisco Conservatory Music Auditorium, this session will provide a detailed toolkit on best practices for beginning and implementing adaptive reuse projects.

Wednesday, May 8
Murali Selvarj will speak on the topic of “Innovation at Perkins+Will” at the KA Connect 2013 Annual Conference in San Francisco, California. KA Connect's mission is to help the AEC industry understand "what's next?" They connect innovative firms and individuals who are pushing the edge of practice, particularly in the areas of R&D, Marketing, Knowledge Management, and Technology.

Monday, May 13
Peter Busby will participate in an Urban Visions and Challenges seminar at Lund University Urban Arena in Lund, Sweden. Peter will present “Future Energy Efficient Buildings – Visions and Challenges”. In this session participants will learn more about how future buildings will be able to meet environmental challenges, and give inspiration to new innovations. The session will give inspiration to change and a more sustainable future.

Wednesday, May 15
Peter Busby will be speaking on “Integrating Nature and Architecture: Toward Regenerative Design” at the International Green Roof Congress in Hamburg, Germany. The conference provides a platform for a cross profession information exchange in the field of Green Roofs and Living Walls. Some of the world´s most innovative architects and sustainability experts will discuss the future of urban roofs with the participants.

Ryan Gravel will be an opening plenary session speaker for the National Brownfields Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The Conference is the largest event in the nation that focuses on environmental revitalization and economic redevelopment. Ryan will also present an educational session titled “Port Calls in Southern Seas.” During this session attendees with learn how financing and community input impact port city projects.

Friday, May 17
Kathy Wardle will be presenting “Transforming the Building Materials Marketplace Through Radical Transparency” at the Living Future conference in Seattle, Washington. This interactive working session will analyze the persistent barriers to transparency from the design team and manufacturer perspectives and outline how market leading companies are embracing programs like Declare and the HPD to connect with consumers.

Wednesday, May 22
Peter Busby will give a lecture titled “Towards Regenerative Design - The Search for Zero Carbon Impact: Redefining Buildings and Communities” as part of the PG&E Pacific Energy Center Energy Education spring classes in San Francisco, California. Peter will lead a discussion informed by case studies on VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Visitor Centre and the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS). The projects will be presented from a technical perspective, looking at the deviation from a typical LEED building before discussing the constraints and challenges associated with the Living Building Challenge and regenerative design strategies. The class is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, May 29
Janice Barnes will present “Workplace Metrics: Just What Are We Measuring?” at The Environmental Design Research Association (ERDA) conference in Providence, Rhode Island. EDRA44Providence takes on an unprecedented environmental design applied research goal, focused on Rhode Island’s health policy through the Healthy Rhode Island Environmental Design Summit. This day-long event bring the expertise of researchers together with local initiatives that have health implications, and with policymakers