From San Francisco to Singapore, follow Perkins+Will thought leaders as they discuss the importance and long-term effects of green building initiatives, the ways in which regional culture influences architecture, and how to improve the human and environmental well-being of cities.
Tuesday, April 1
Dan Watch will be speaking at the MedEd Facilities conference in Boston, Massachusetts. Dan will discuss, “Master Planning for New Medical Schools in the U.S. and Middle East”, sharing their experiences on Perkins+Will projects both nationally and abroad.
Julie Michiels will be speaking at the CISCA convention at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Julie will be part of a panel discussion entitled, “Technology in the Construction Industry”.
Friday, April 4
Noah Friedman will be speaking at HOPES [Twenty] at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. Noah will present some of Perkins+Will’s urban design projects including Treasure Island.
Tuesday, April 8
Jeff Ziebarth will present at the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business’s (AACSB) annual conference in Singapore. Jeff will discuss, “A Shift in Business School Resource Strategies: Less is More – Integrating New Workplace Strategies into Business Education Resource Needs.” The conference gathers professionals from the top business schools worldwide and explores industry topics through new and thought-provoking perspectives.
Friday, April 11
Joyce Drohan will be a keynote speaker at the symposium entitled, “Make Calgary Healthy – Shaping Our Cities, Shaping Ourselves” in Calgary, Alberta.. The University of Calgary and the City of Calgary are partnering together to present a one-day symposium dedicated to exploring the relationship between urban design and the health of our communities. Topics discussed will include strategies to sustain and improve human and environmental well-being in order to make Calgary healthier and more productive.
Monday, April 14
Martina Soderlund will participate in a panel presentation entitled, “Save Your Energy: Sustainable Energy for our Homes and Cities” at the Vancouver Central Library in Vancouver, British Columbia. The panel will discuss how Green building initiatives are key to reducing emissions and energy costs for new and existing buildings.
Wednesday, April 16
Jana Foit will present a WoodWorks webinar entitled, “Innovation in Wood Construction” from the WoodWorks Wood Solutions Fair in Charlotte, North Carolina. The presentation will focus on the use of panelized wood in two innovative Perkins+Will projects, both located at the University of British Columbia. The projects discussed will be the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) and the Earth Sciences Building (ESB).
Monday, April 21
Michael Bardin will be a guest lecturer at the University of California Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design in Berkeley, California. Michael will be discussing the question, “Are buildings defined by their regions and to what extent does the culture of the region shape architectural identity?”
Wednesday, April 23
Seth Meisler will be speaking at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Ashburn, Virginia. Seth’s discussion entitled, “Open Laboratory Environments: Considerations Before Decisions” will be part of the institute’s 21st annual Environmental Health & Safety Leadership Conference.
Thursday, April 24
Jeff Till will participate in an Agrion panel discussion on Smart Cities titled, “Why Holistic Data Analytics is Vital for Evolving Smart Cities” in San Francisco, CA. The focus of this event will be to examine the challenges cities and the private sector currently face and how they can work together more efficiently. Participants will also look closely at innovations in technology that interpret and visualize data holistically within a city, demonstrating underlying relationships and revealing how decision-makers can lead their organization with improved results.
Mike Rantilla and Rodrigo Reyes will be presenting at the Research Triangle Building Enclosure Council’s Fenestration Symposium in Raleigh, North Carolina. The presentations will include “Multi-Layered Facades” and “Advances in Flashing Systems Forum: How to Maintain Continuous Insulation at Jambs.”
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