Join Perkins+Will at Events in September 2015

Connect With Our People Throughout the Month

Put on your thinking caps on and join us for a month full of fascinating discussions. We hope to see you on the road.

Wednesday, September 2
Jennifer Cooper will participate in the roundtable discussion “Artful Brownfields: Transparency Through Creativity” during the Brownfields conference in Chicago, Illinois. This session will tell the story of how an abandoned steel facility was transformed into a state of the art performing arts center. Additional topics for discussion include: brownfield perception, transparency, and the role of art and the future of brownfields as centers of innovation and creative culture.

Wednesday, September 9
Lisa Pool will be a speaker at CoreNet’s Young Leaders program in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Attendees will learn about several key topics including the new work place, intergenerational workplace, technology trends, and workplace culture/employee choice.

Thursday, September 10
Join Cathy Simon as she leads the tour “Presidio Officers’ Club Adaptive Reuse In San Francisco’s Oldest Building” as part of the Architecture and the City Festival in San Francisco, California. Before there was a city of San Francisco, there was the Presidio of San Francisco. Established in 1776, the adobe walls of the Officers’ Club stand as a testament to California’s colonial beginnings. Now reimagined as a destination, the Officers’ Club serves as the gateway to the Presidio, welcoming visitors and residents alike.

Eileen Jones will give the keynote luncheon “What’s Your Brand?” at the American Planning Association’s Florida Chapter Conference in Hollywood, Florida. Eileen has led strategic research, community cultural interpretation, brand master planning and design development for clients such as the American Federation of Teachers, Northwestern University James L. Allen Center, Chicago State University, and the Best Buy Leadership Institute.

Friday, September 11
Doug Pierce will present a Resilient Design Continuing Education Seminar at the Northern Minnesota Architects Forum in Brainerd, Minnesota. Doug will describe the need and rationale for resilient design, explain the boundaries and focus of the emerging area of resilient design, and review the economic rational and incentives for applying resilient design to projects.

Tuesday, September 15
Behavioral Healthcare Leader Kevin Turner will present the science behind designing for Behavioral Healthcare in a webinar for Facility Care at 2 p.m. ET. Perkins+Will is engaged in an historic research study to look at all aspects of design for Behavioral Healthcare settings. In this seminar, Kevin gives a preview of the evidence gathered to date along with practical, actionable advice on how to create the most therapeutic environments for patients and clients with a variety of cognitive disorders, brain trauma, or developmental disabilities.

David Green will be a speaker at the Connected Cities conference in London, England. David will present the session “Healthy Cities” and talk about using data mapping to inform healthy urban planning and design.

Wednesday, September 16
Ron Stelmarski will participate in the panel discussion “A Look Behind the Curtain with Dallas’ Best” hosted by CoreNet’s Southwest Chapter in Dallas, Texas.

Thursday, September 17
Suzanne Drake and Mary Dickinson will be speakers during the session “Transparency + Green Chemistry Innovation“ at the Living Products Expo in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This session will include an introduction to the key features of sustainability tools and programs that can help manufacturers optimize and market their products, and help designers make better-informed decisions that improve the health of buildings.

Wednesday, September 23
Kristen Hall will be a speaker at the Bisnow event the “Future of the San Francisco Waterfront” in San Francisco, California. Come hear some of the most influential players working behind the scenes discuss the growth of one of San Francisco's hottest areas: the Waterfront!

Rebecca Holt and Harley Grusko will present “Living Building Challenge Applied: Insights and Lessons from Van Dusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre” at the British Columbia Building Envelope Council Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. This presentation will provide an overview of the Living Building Challenge, in the context of the Van Dusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre. Insight from the design team will focus on the intersection of energy, water and materials strategies as they relate to building performance and the Living Building Challenge program.

Thursday, September 24
John Slack will speak at the session “Planning After the Floods” during the Heading North Conference hosted by the American Planning Associations Minnesota Chapter in Bemidji, Minnesota.

Monday, September 28
Phil Freelon will give a lecture at The Illinois School of Architecture in Champaign, Illinois. Freelon’s design achievements include cultural, civic and academic projects for some of America’s most respected cultural institutions. He leads the design team for the $500M Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, now in construction on the National Mall, and is the design architect for the National Center for Civil Rights in Atlanta.

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