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Join Perkins+Will at Events in October 2018

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

Tuesday, October 2
Aimee Eckmann and Steve Turckes will present ‘Grounding Facility Design in the Future of Teaching and Learning’ at the BASA Fall Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Staying true to their mast plan promise (Your Voice Matters), the Upper Arlington Schools Board of Education continue to engage the community in a uniquely transparent and participatory design planning process. Taking cues from numerous community engagement sessions, the team sought to cultivate a vision for the district and community's future.  This session will explore the various elements of the design phase and how to authentically engage a diverse array of constituents to develop a successful design planning process. Constructing a Recreation Center involves multiple stakeholders and partners, each of whom bring their own goals, perspectives and opinions to the table. The Owner, Architect and Contractor play critical roles in the process. Learn how this partnership is crucial to a smooth and efficient project.
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Thursday, October 4
Zena Howard will speak at the National Museum of African American History & Culture as part of the Design Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. The event focuses on design, architecture, and culture in our Nation’s Capital. 
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Friday, October 5
David Cordell and Haley Nelson will present ‘Well-Being Works: The Value on Investment’ at the IFMA World Workplace Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. This session will explore the link between environment and well-being as it relates to physical, social, financial, mental, emotional and spiritual health. By analyzing data from completed projects, the session will show how addressing well-being through improved indoor air, circadian lighting, biophilic and active design elements, healthy building materials and others have a true financial benefit. Ultimately a business case will be made for the value on investment of healthier buildings, and the positive impact they can have on employee satisfaction and productivity by illustrating the financial benefit to organizations.
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Tuesday, October 16
Sarah Busch will present ‘Activating the Workplace: The Impact of Active Workstations on Employee Effectiveness’ at the CoreNet Global Summit in Boston, Massachusetts. Research shows that sedentary behavior causes or intensifies a wide range of health problems. To put it bluntly, no matter how much you exercise, if you spend most of your day sitting, you may be prone to serious health risks. Discover new findings from peer-reviewed research that explores how active workstations impact employee effectiveness through three areas: cognitive function, productivity/performance, and psychological outcomes.
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Laura Morris will present ‘Technology Playground - Will There Be a Watson in the Workplace?’ at the CoreNet Global Summit in Boston, Massachusetts. How will AI enhance and transform the work environment that we know today? With voice recognition, pattern and preference learning, will our work environments start to anticipate our needs throughout the workday? Discover the possibilities of how AI technology in the work environment could provide an enhanced employee experience allowing for engagement and satisfaction through a personalized experience.
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Gerry Tierney will be on the panel ‘Designing Cities For Autonomous & On-Demand’ at the VERGE Conference in Oakland, California. City infrastructure, land use and even housing will need to be rethought as computers begin driving our cars and vehicles are increasingly used on-demand. Automated, shared vehicles could usher in an era of increased greenhouse gas emissions and congestion or propel a world of cleaner and more efficient transportation. Hear from designers, architects and transportation planners about how they envision the future.
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Wednesday, October 17
Brent Capron and Jon Penndorf will present ‘Resilient Design - An Essential Discussion at the Crossroads of the World’ at the CoreNet Global Summit in Boston, Massachusetts. In a world confronted by increasing environmental, economic, and social change, resilient design is a top concern. It's no longer an exploratory exercise; it's an essential conversation for designers, landlords, brokers, and tenants alike. This case study will explore how global media brand, Viacom, worked together with Perkins+Will to navigate the design of three floors within their 20-floor stack in the center of Times Square. Through current examples you’ll see how tenants can ensure business continuity in increasingly precarious circumstances. You’ll walk away with a strong understanding of the current landscape of resilience, and will be armed with the right questions depending on their role in a given project.
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Friday, October 19
Susan Gushe will be on the panel ‘The Art of Business in Architecture’ at the POP // CAN // CRIT Symposium in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This session will examine the ‘art of architecture’ and the ‘art of business’ within the practice of architecture in Canada. It will look at how business practices can foster creativity and innovation through “best practices”, how firms structure themselves, succession planning, and the threshold from small firm to mega corp. For, it is not a question of whether architecture is a business or an art, but rather, how can a firm do both simultaneously and successfully.
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Rachel Tepper will be on the panel ‘Is Planning a Drag? Knope!’ at the American Planning Association Texas Chapter Conference in Galveston, Texas. As planners, how do we demonstrate the value that we bring as curious researchers, listeners, synthesizers and dedicated servants to the greater good. This panel explores the role of today’s city planners and challenges attendees to emerge as public intellectuals; unafraid to take a stance, to explain decisions on blogs and podcasts, and to educate (and learn from) the public about cities.
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Saturday, October 20
Michael Palmer will present ‘A New Women's University Campus: A City within Riyadh’ at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Middle East Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Designing a new university is in many ways like planning a new city. Princess Nora Bint Abdulrahman University (PNU), located in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is a new, world-class university campus designed to accommodate 40,000 full-time, undergraduate women. PNU is the largest facility of its kind in the world. The vision for PNU was to create a sustainable community and learning environment in one of the most complex regions in the world – factoring in the socio-economic climate, the cultural traditions of Saudi women, and the process to meet a high-speed schedule. This presentation explores how the project team addressed the project’s complex design challenges – most notably in regard to creating a sense of place for women and empowering them to be part of the future Saudi economy – through a highly-integrated design process. Design features highlights include exterior and interior design elements representing the women’s “journey”, pleasant public spaces with shading trees and pergolas, accommodation of modern educational needs, and separate spaces for both women and the general population. 
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Sunday, October 21
Michael Palmer will be on the panel ‘Tall Timber: What are the Main Drivers and Challenges?’ at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Middle East Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In the past few years, the tall building industry has become increasingly interested in the use of timber as a major structural element in skyscrapers. This has resulted in a now-worldwide wave of research, built projects, and ever-more daring speculative proposals using "mass timber" – engineered wood products that are just as robust as their concrete and steel counterparts. This session convenes a panel of interdisciplinary experts to discuss the drivers of, and challenges to the tall timber phenomenon.
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Monday, October 22
John Haymaker and Benjamin Welle will present ‘Design Spaces’ at the BuiltTech Week in Atlanta, Georgia. This session will present new tools and processes being developed at Perkins+Will to help designers explore large design spaces, and make better decisions, faster.
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Tuesday, October 23
Rebecca Holt will be on part of the panel at Libations & Lumber in San Francisco, California. Join Swinerton for an evening of networking and discussion on heavy timber design including California Assembly Bill AB-2518, Innovative Forest Products and Mass Timber, code implications, and recently designed and constructed projects in the region. 
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Wednesday, October 24
Stephen Coulston will speak at ‘Communities of Innovation 101’ as part of the AURP International Conference in College Park, Maryland. Gain insights from experienced park and innovation district executives as they cover basic elements of strategy and share their lessons learned along the way. Designed for those who are new to university research parks and innovation districts, this intensive pre-conference session will address park and innovation district organization and management with a special emphasis on development, funding, marketing and economic impact. 
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Leslie Colucci will speak on ‘Holistically Caring for the Behavioral Health Patient’ as part of the Virginia Society of Healthcare Engineers Fall Seminar, 'New Innovations in Safety' in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Behavioral health-focused facilities are often excluded from the conversation in the healthcare design industry. This presentation will highlight the design and collaboration process with clinicians as well as strategies for flexibility and growth for the future.
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Thursday, October 25
Stephen Coulston will present ‘The Rise of Medical Centers as communities of innovation’ at the AURP International Conference in College Park, Maryland. University health research and technology advances are increasingly becoming the new drivers reshaping of innovation ecosystems throughout the globe. Physical and programmatic collaboration are fueling a new kind of health and research experience. The medical center is becoming an innovation hub, where healthcare professionals and those they serve are part of a larger, engaged and collaborative community. Here, real estate, physical planning and industry partnerships converge and ideas ignite. This session addresses the rise of medical centers as communities of innovation, with a particular case study focus on UC Davis Health in Sacramento. A new innovation district in Sacramento will expand existing research activities, foster public-private industry partnerships, and provide a center for integrating the substantial research activities already occurring.  
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Friday, October 26
Gabrielle Bullock and Vandana Nayak will speak at ‘Empowering: Helping Women Create Their Own Destiny’ presented by AIA Dallas in Dallas, Texas. This day-long conference will inspire, promote, encourage, and empower women in the design industry. Please join us for inspirational and energetic presentations that showcase women who are leading the profession.
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Monday, October 29
Andrew Broderick and Paul Ward will present ‘Master Planning: Community Resiliency’ at the SCUP Southern Conference in Austin, Texas. This session will focus on the integration of a “Generational” and Master Plan for West Texas A&M University as it plans toward 2035. How does a rural, regional university thrive in the future? The integrated planning efforts underway propose a distinct model for public higher education that strengthens connections between university and community. 
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Tuesday, October 30
Kimberly Hickson will present ‘Evolving Campus Security: Designing a Successful Plan’ at the SCUP Southern Conference in Austin, Texas. Prioritizing security must be part of the campus’s evolution and planning. Effective campus security finds balance between creating an open, free environment and upholding the duty to protect people. The right solution weighs expenditures between personnel, technology, facility design, and crime prevention education to develop a program that is efficient and affordable. Come explore a roadmap to planning your security guidelines and resources for your campus as well as participate in a dialogue about your campus ideas, lessons, and challenges.
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Wednesday, October 31
David Green will speak at 'Resilient Public Spaces and Communities: Data Driven Explorations' at the NYC Department of Design and Construction Town+Gown Symposium in New York, New York. This event will focus on the action research cycle with academic framing presentations and break-out sessions to help provide the academic community with research addressing research gaps. 
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