Join Perkins+Will at Events in September 2016

Connect With Our People Throughout the Month

We invite you to connect with us on the road this month as we explore topics as far-ranging as rising sea levels, arboretum development, and healthy workplaces. We hope to see you there.

Tuesday, September 6
James Mallery, Kristen Hall, and Jennifer Cooper-Sabo will lead the walking tour “Living with Water in Mission Bay” as part of the Architecture and The City Festival in San Francisco, California. This tour will rediscover a neighborhood that was once tidal saltwater and a creek and see what it is today. They will explore Mission Bay’s past, from a pristine marsh to the polluted industrial district, and explore the current developments of Mission Rock, particularly in light of the challenges of sea level rise.

Thursday, September 8
Gerry Tierney will be taking part in a panel titled, l"The Trifecta: Shared, Automated, and Electrified," at the Bridge SF Conference in Berkeley, California. The panel will discuss the future of mobility and the potential effects on our cities, the environment, and our daily lives.

Tuesday, September 13
Ken Wilson will be part of the panel “Journey to Health & Wellness: Sustainable Design Practices” at the Agile Workplace Conference in Washington, D.C. Using a case study of a newly designed association headquarters, hear from the visionary client, the designer, and the researcher on how to create a healthy workplace through design, research, office protocols, and workplace culture, with a chance to tour the office space located in downtown D.C.

Thursday, September 15
Suzanne Drake explores the current state of PVC and recycled plastics and how designers with an eye toward healthy building materials are dealing with both on projects. The panel discussion will be held at the Living Product Expo in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Monday, September 19
Jeff Saad and Jeff Sanner will present the session “Target-Research-Analysis–Concept: High Performance Design Process for the UVA Hospital Expansion” at the Healthcare Facilities Symposium in Orlando, Florida. The team will share their high performance design process for the UVA Hospital expansion. The project provided substantial opportunities for the achievement of a broad range of sustainability goals aimed at mitigating the environmental impact of the design, construction and operations processes.

Tuesday, September 20
Geeti Silwal will participate in a panel at the VERGE Conference in Santa Clara, California. Geeti will discuss Food System Transformation in the Built Environment.

Thursday, September 22
Jennifer Cooper-Sabo will present “Decentralization and Centralization of Water Systems: Strategies for Resilience” at the Verge conference in Santa Clara, California. This session focuses on how utilities and companies are rethinking their water infrastructure to make communities more efficient and resilient.

Friday, September 23
Joyce Drohan will give a Pecha Kucha style summary of major initiatives and design experiences from coast to coast to coast during “Tales from Coast to Coast” at the Council for Canadian Urbanisim Summit in Edmonton, Alberta.

Valdis Zusmanis will be part of the panel “Building the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum” at the Atlanta Canopy Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. This session is a panel of the landscape architects who have and are collaborating with Trees Atlanta in the vision, concept, execution, and future development of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum.

Saturday, September 24
Peter Busby will lead a discussion on approaches to building great places for people during the “Giants of Design” session at the Council for Canadian Urbanisim Summit in Edmonton, Alberta.

Friday, September 30
Jay Demma will present “Minneapolis Housing and Commercial Inventories: Bridging the Gap between Research and Policy Creation for the City’s Next Comprehensive Plan” at the Minnesota American Planning Association conference in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Learn about data collection, analysis, and visualization taking place at the City of Minneapolis in support of the Minneapolis 2040 comprehensive planning process. See how inventories of the city’s commercial and residential property are being used to inform housing, economic development, and land use policy questions raised by staff, stakeholders, and elected officials.

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