Perkins+Will at the 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture

Perkins+Will will be out in force at the 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture.

Check out all the great things we are doing this year, and if you are heading to New York City, connect with with us at the Conference.

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Crash Course to the AIA Healthier Building Materials Protocol
Suzanne Drake will host an interactive workshop on a practical framework to healthier material selection and specification—and a suite of tools to help implement it.

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Agents of Change: When Women Lead
Throughout the architectural profession, more and more women are sitting at the leadership table, or at the head of that table. Hear from three different perspectives on what that leadership table looks like today and how they got there. Learn from leaders like Gabrielle Bullock who have carved paths to the top and hear how they hope to profession evolves in the future.

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
The AIA 2018 COTE Top Ten Awards: Performing Beautifully
The AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Awards is the industry’s best-known awards program for design excellence and exemplary sustainability performance. Join this standout session, including Andrew Frontini who will speak on behalf of the COTE Award-winning Albion Library, to hear candid insights from the 2018 winning design teams that apply to a broad range of design solutions. You'll leave with valuable information you can incorporate into your own work.

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Showroom Design for an Urban Environment
Jennifer Graham and Arjav Shah will host a discussion on showroom design at the Perkins+Will-designed Häfele showroom. The event will include refreshments and the latest in what Häfele has to offer including LED lighting, decorative and functional hardware and architectural sliding. The multiple award-winning showroom is located in the heart of Manhattan at 20 West 22nd Street, Suite 201, New York City. RSVP is required.

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Succeeding with Research: Using Research to Build a Prosperous Firm
No one questions the value of research and its role in advancing design. However, firms often overlook its ability to help them be more prosperous. John Haymaker will be part of a panel of practitioners representing both very small and very large firms to demonstrate how research initiatives can financially benefit any size firm.

2:30 – 5:00 PM
College of Fellows Investiture Ceremony
Leigh Christy (Los Angeles), Aimee Eckmann (Chicago), and Zena Howard (North Carolina) have been appointed Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The AIA’s Fellowship recognizes members who have made significant contributions to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Innovation Incubator: Building a Culture of Innovation
Companies of all types and sizes grapple with the challenge of building a culture of innovation that will allow them to lead their industry. Over the past seven years, the Perkins+Will Innovation Incubator program has played a major role in building a culture of innovation that has helped bring the firm to the forefront of the industry. Mark Walsh will lead a presentation on our Innovation Incubator program.

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
The Future is Now: Driverless Vehicles, Architecture & Planning with Jeff Tumlin (Nelson\Nygaard)
Headlines suggest that the market is ready for autonomous vehicles (AVs)—and research confirms the technology is closer to being "safe" than you might think.