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Join Perkins+Will at Events in November 2018

November offers fresh opportunities to connect with our people out in the field. We hope to see you at events this month.

Friday, November 2
Eileen Jones will be the Keynote speaker at the Interior Design Educators Council Midwest Regional Conference in Lexington, Kentucky. The conference theme this year, Making Community, will celebrate how interior design brings together craft and technology with the past and the future.   
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Monday, November 5
Mark Jolicouer will be part of the panel ‘Designing for Equity: Gender Inclusive Facilities in K-12’ at the Midwest Facility Masters Conference in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Gender-inclusive facilities can help create safer, equitable schools. This session will examine key issues surrounding implementing these spaces, and discuss how districts can embrace forward-thinking ideas to create safe, inclusive learning environments for all students. The panelists will look particularly at facilities challenges that districts must acknowledge, and examine cases that have successfully addressed these issues.
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Tuesday, November 6
Richard Marshall will be part of the panel ‘Local and Regional Planning for Resilience’ at the Positive Peace Conference in Palo Alto, California. This session will discuss the pillars of Positive Peace that provide guidance about the active steps towards achieving targets such as the Sustainable Development Goals. Key initiatives highlighting the role of U.S. municipalities will be presented, along with the role that urban planning and development can play more generally in promoting peace, and equity, inclusion.
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Kathy Wardle will teach the CaGBC’s workshop ‘The WELL Building Standard’ in Vancouver, British ColumbiaThis half day introductory workshop will introduce broad audiences to the WELL Building Standard, including its key process. The organization and development of the WELL Building Standard is presented in the context of the healthy buildings movement. Key public health research is discussed to provide the basis for the seven WELL concepts, and some research on the value of WELL is discussed in conclusion. 
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Steve Turckes will present ‘Learning Lab, Part 2: A Holistic Approach to Campus Safety’ at the EDspaces Conference in Tampa, Florida. The recent violent school shootings have communities reassessing their campus security practices. Viewpoints on solutions vary ranging from fortress-like facilities to more transparent environments. This session will focus on a holistic approach to school safety. Understanding that it is impossible for design to eliminate all threats, we will focus on minimizing threats. We will use examples from Sandy Hook School and others to highlight holistic security design.
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Wednesday, November 7
Duff Balmer, Phil Fenech, and Paul Kulig will give project tours during the ULI Toronto Urbanism Symposium in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Join fellow urban professionals on an exploration of global leadership of Toronto’s development frontiers. This day-long symposium will investigate the leading edges of North America’s fastest growing metropolis, exposing the contemporary tensions and innovative approaches to building a global city region.
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Cillian Collins will be on the panel ‘Move it Forward, Passive House and Architectural Expression’ at the Passive House Canada Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This session will explore the intersection of architecture, city policy, and Passive House performance from two different perspectives. Review how the exterior form and expression of a building affects the ability of buildings at three different scales to achieve PHI requirements while meeting the expectations of developers, designers and planners.
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Kenneth Luker and Malcolm Davis will speak on creative placemaking, the role of art and design in community development at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, Georgia. The symposium will explore how integrating design and art into urban development projects from the beginning can be the catalyst for innovation. Speakers will discuss their involvement in collaborative projects by multi-disciplinary teams of various governmental entities, community members, planners, artists, and designers, among others. 
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Friday, November 9
Chris Kastelic and Lindsey Peckinpaugh will present ‘Inclusivity in Campus Facilities…Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’ at the Athletic Business Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Inclusivity on college campuses continues to increase in importance with an ever-expanding outreach. How do we identify all potential user groups – those defined by gender, age, race, ability, socio-economic differences and gender identity? This session will explore the latest trends and challenges in inclusive programming and design. It will explore the challenge from the institution, operator's and designer's perspective.
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Saturday, November 10
Rebekah Gandy will be part of the panel ‘Emerging Leaders Grassroots: Emerging Leaders Roundtable’ at the Texas Society of Architects Annual Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. This session will cover: Importance of Licensure and Titling; Architecture, Technology, and the Future of Information Modeling; Leadership and Professional Development; and Entrepreneurship and Project Management in the AEC Industry. Participants will collaboratively participate in the discussions with invited topic leaders, engaging with each other to share ideas, opinions, and visions for the future of our profession.
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Zena Howard will present the keynote at the ACUI Region III Conference at the East Carolina University Student Center in Greenville, North Carolina. Her session will focus on charting a course, using her personal career journey. 
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Sunday, November 11
Emily Bateman, Amy Sickeler, and Jerry Johnson will present ‘Vision to Reality: Creating a Home for Neuroscience’ at the Healthcare Design Expo and Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute was designed with a vision to create a transformative design that gives patients with neurological conditions and their families a home and community for their disease. Discover how to design an ambulatory center specific to the varying needs of neurological patients, while also collocating clinicians from a multitude of clinical centers in one space to provide multidisciplinary care to patients. This roundtable will take you on a journey through the building and foster discussion for how the design of UCGNI responds to and drives the institute's vision.
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Andrew Sommerville, Jeff Saad, and Julie Michiels will present ‘Passive Survivability: Elevating Care During a Crisis’ at the Healthcare Design Expo and Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The panel will present their current work with the American University of Beirut to develop a resilient hospital that provides the highest level of continuous care during times of crisis by allowing natural ventilation in patient rooms, using thermal chimneys, and exploring campus-wide synergies for renewable energy.
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Eve Edelstein will lead ‘AIA AAH Neuroscience and Architecture Forum’ at the Healthcare Design Expo and Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The Neuro-Architecture Forum has advanced from scientific translation to clinical interpretation of brain-based design principles. This year, the Neuro-Architecture Forum will discuss the Clinicians for Design initiative, and the work of the Human Experience Lab, that together span the breadth of functions that must be considered in health facility design.
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Justin Parscale will present ‘How Serendipitous Encounters Will Change the Game in Oncology Care’ at the Healthcare Design Expo and Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. When a team of researchers and clinicians teamed with Perkins+Will to apply the modern workplace principles of a Google office to an academic healthcare environment, the result was a radiation oncology center poised to streamline patient care and facilitate rapid advances in the treatment and eradication of cancer.
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Monday, November 12
Doug Pierce will be part of the panel ‘Resilience Tales of Scale: Reli, the City & the Roof Top’ at the Greenbuild International Conference in Chicago, Illinois. In this session, participants will earn an understanding of RELi and LEED’s Resiliency Pilot credits including how to use them to achieve greater resilience at all scales of the built environment. In 2017, the world experienced more natural disasters than ever making this conversation about resilient design in the built environment critical. These shock-events have cascading effects reaching into, and causing stresses on, systems like socio-economics, politics, food security, and many others. The work of the panelists’ ranges from small to large-scale to demonstrate how responses and efforts scale both up and down these nested interconnected systems. Each contributes to our capacity to bounce back, better and faster, from the ever increasing shocks and stress, environmental, economic and social.
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Annelise Chikhale will present ‘Wayfinding for Expansion: Creating a Seamless Journey for Growing Facilities’ at the Healthcare Design Expo and Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. When Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford embarked on an expansion of its facilities with a new 521,000-square-foot addition, extensive efforts went into creating a seamless journey for patients, families, and staff between the new and existing buildings. Learn about the team’s early design strategies to visually and operationally unify the two buildings, and how these decisions were implemented to create a successful family-centered environment on opening day.
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Tuesday, November 13
Shannon Gedey and Tom Seiple will be on the panel ‘Measuring Green Infrastructure Impact Across Scales in a Resilient Chicago’ at the Greenbuild International Conference in Chicago, Illinois. This session will explore the power of green infrastructure to improve the handling of storm water at three scales: site-specific, community, and urban, with an experienced practitioner speaking to each application. Using data collected from relevant installations, we will demonstrate how aggregate baseline data can be rolled into calculations to inform the selection and deployment of green infrastructure strategies across sites, communities and beyond. We will show how site-specific interventions, deployed at many locations, can begin to restore long-lost habitat and generate sources of community revenue. 
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Elizabeth Rack and Jennifer Riddle Curley will present ‘Leaving the ‘80s Behind: The Transformation of an Older Building’ at the Healthcare Design Expo and Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. When faced with limited real estate, UChicago Medicine embarked on the reuse of a 1980s vintage building. How could a bed tower with low floor-to-floor heights, area limitations, and dated infrastructure be revived into a signature, state-of-the-art, patient-focused academic cancer center?  
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Jerry Johnson will present ‘The Whole Student: Innovations in Student Health Center Design’ at the Healthcare Design Expo and Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The University of South Carolina (USC) embarked on a process to seek approval, design, plan, and program a new student healthcare facility utilizing evidenced-based architectural designs that inspire an integrated structure for delivering a wide spectrum of high-quality, patient-centered services. Discover how the USC Student Health Center creates an inclusive environment that is high quality, safe, accessible, approachable, and responsive to the needs of a diverse and changing student population. 
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Wednesday, November 14
Iffat Mai and Dave Sewell will present ‘XR in Design: How Perkins+Will Uses XR to Complement the Design Process Globally’ at Autodesk University in Las Vegas, Nevada. Learn how Perkins and Will have successfully implemented the full spectrum of XR technology in our organization. Whether you would like to start with simple panoramas or go full immersion, you will learn all levels of immersive (XR) technology and incorporate these XR tools into your daily workflow. Learn about 360VR, 6-Dof VR, AR, MR and Social VR. See how you can quickly experience your design in an immersive environment using Autodesk Software, enhance stakeholder engagement, and reduce unnecessary hours spent on creating drawings to explain your design intent.  
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Thursday, November 15
Helen Gorina and Chris Coscia will present ‘Balancing the Revit Ecosystem’ at Autodesk University in Las Vegas, Nevada. Revit projects, templates, and content require BIM (Building Information Modeling) managers to connect the dots playing several roles: researcher—collecting and analyzing performance of Revit projects; investigator—uncovering underlying problems; and janitor—facilitating cleanup and fixes. To keep your Revit projects at peak performance, it is vital to identify performance concerns early, anticipate problems, and understand underlying issues. We will focus on automation of reporting and maintenance of the Revit ecosystem as a whole, and clamp down on the usual suspects. After this class, you will be able to holistically analyze your Revit environment, and implement practical steps toward its improvement and fine-tuning.
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Friday, November 16
Laura Gwyn will be on the panel ‘Firm Structure’ as part of the Designing the Business of Architecture, AIA North Carolina Emerging Professionals Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. This one-day mini-MBA conference will be focused on business principles for architectural practice. 
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Zena Howard will present the keynote at the ACUI Region VIII Conference at the University of Hartford in Hartford, Connecticut. Her session will focus on her personal career journey highlighting significant cultural projects and the importance of diversity and inclusion. 
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Monday, November 19
Mark Jolicoeur and Rick Young will present ‘21st Century Climate Resiliency Solutions for K-12 Schools’ at the Illinois Association of School Boards Joint Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois. 
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Tuesday, November 20
Jay Lim will present ‘Innovative Facility Design that Works’ at the Parks and Recreation, Aquatics Conference and Trade Show in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada. Join aquatic professionals for an opportunity to network and learn about best practices from communities across North America. Engage with new, innovative tools that can help you enhance the quality of your services and stay current on key issues such as regulatory changes, facility design, and drowning prevention.
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Friday, November 23
Safdar Abidi will give the plenary talk ‘Student Centered Design for Academic spaces’ at the first Aga Khan University, Congress of Student Experience in Karachi, Pakistan. This conference will catalyze the conversation around student experience in higher education; the current state, and the possibilities. We will ask and answer questions on how universities can innovate to be more engaging and student-centered. Through a variety of activities both academic and experiential, with a strong sense of fun throughout, we will challenge students to be the owners, co-creators and designers of their educational experience. The first of its kind, this Congress is sure to shift perspectives on what it can mean to be a student in the region and beyond. 
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Thursday, November 29
Andy Lie will be part of the panel ‘Financing Affordable Teacher Housing: A How-To Guide’ at the California School Board Association Annual Education Conference in San Francisco, California. The soaring cost of rental housing has caused many districts to explore the development of affordable teacher-staff housing as a way to remain competitive in attracting and retaining top-tier teaching talent. Recent changes in state law and a growing awareness among voters of the benefit of having school staff live in the communities where they work have increased the potential for the success of these projects. Learn about what works (and what doesn’t) in creating an effective and cost-efficient teacher-staff housing project in your district. 
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