Join Perkins+Will at Events in September 2014

Connect With Our People Throughout the Month

September brings the start to fall and many opportunities to connect with our thought leaders from San Francisco to Vancouver to Nottingham. This month, Robin Guenther will call healthcare leaders to action at TEDMED as she advocates for healthier healing environments; Dan Watch and Kay Kornovich present our research laboratory designs for the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and the Allen Institute for Brain Science; Phil Freelon shares his design philosophy with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute; Robin Guenther imparts her insight into resilient design; David Green discusses the emerging trend of Urban Research Institutes; and Basak Alkan and Meredith Hayes Gordon talk about Health Districts.

Tuesday, September 2
Dan Watch will present at the S-Lab Conference and Awards: Supporting World Class Science conference in London, England. His session "Designing and Operating Biomedical Research Facilities" further elaborates on the keynote presentation of Perkins+Will’s award winning design for the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation’s (OMRF) new Research Tower. The project received the international award for New Building - Research.

Thursday, September 4
Robin Guenther will be part of the “Energy and Resilience: Mitigation and Adaptation Combined” panel during the Building the Resilient City conference hosted by the Urban Land Institute in San Francisco, California. The panel will address current trends in building scale technologies and look at how investments in efficient and renewable energy can provide multiple benefits for occupants, owners, and other community stakeholders.

Monday, September 8
Kay Kornovich will present Perkins+Will’s design for the new headquarters for the Allen Institute for Brain Science at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Independent Research Institutes (AIRI) in Denver, Colorado. Established to accelerate the understanding of the human brain in health and disease, the Allen Institute tackles big science projects and makes its results publicly available with the purpose of driving global progress in brain research. The new headquarters will enable the Institute to consolidate its operations in one building allowing the expansion of its staff and scientific programs.

Wednesday, September 10
Phil Freelon will give a lecture on “Idea Driven Design” to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. During the lecture, he will discuss his design philosophy that value comes not only from thoughtful, idea-driven design concepts executed with exacting attention to detail, but also from challenging and culturally relevant design opportunities.

Friday, September 12
Robin Guenther will speak at TEDMED on the San Francisco, California stage. Robin is Perkins+Will’s Sustainable Healthcare Design Leader and her talk will explore some unexpected connections between health and environmental design. TEDMED is best known as an annual three-day gathering that brings together a global community of leading doers and thinkers. The goal is to seed the innovations of today, making possible the breakthroughs of tomorrow. Everyone comes away from TEDMED better able to imagine new possibilities and solutions for the future of health and medicine.

Friday, September 19
David Green will lead the session “Urban Research Districts” at The National Conference on Urban Design in Nottingham, England. David will discuss an emerging trend across the globe to incorporate basic and applied research in towns and cities.

Saturday, September 20
Mark Jolicoeur and Steve Turckes will present “The Referendum Conundrum: How a Comprehensive Facility Planning and Finance Process Helped Turn No to Yes” at the Association of School Business Officials Annual Meeting in Kissimmee, Florida.

Monday, September 22
Dan Searight will give the lecture "Process + Realization: Perkins+Will, A Legacy of Design Innovation" as part of Texas A&M’s fall architecture lecture series in College Station, Texas.

Tuesday, September 23
David Green will lead the session “Sustainable Infrastructure and Research Districts” at the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories in Orlando, Florida. David will discuss what happens as research communities continue to evolve and issues that had once operated under the campus model are moving into areas that require cooperation between entities that have never worked together.

Thursday, September 25
Jeffrey Saad will give the keynote address at the AIA Illinois Green Symposium in Springfield, Illinois on the topic of 'Materials Matter: We are what we build.'

Tuesday, September 30
Basak Alkan and Meredith Hayes Gordon will be panelists for the session “Health District Planning in a Wisconsin City” at the BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland Expo & Conference in Chicago, Illinois. The panel will discuss how the built environment impacts neighborhood and community health; how healthcare organizations are rethinking their role vis à vis their neighboring communities; how to identify partnership opportunities to engage in community-scaled planning efforts; and how to implement measures and methodologies that may result from successful health district planning.

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