Many Events with World-Class Thought Leaders
Events will be announced on a rolling-basis and will be scheduled for Oct 5 - Nov 13. Keep checking back or join our newsletter for updates.
October 22, 2020
1 PM - 2 PM EST / 10AM - 11AM PST
ROI on Design Technology: Leveraging Technology to Increase Your Bottomline
In most recent years, architecture & design firms have invested more and more money into technology. Though the consensus amongst the industry is that these investments are necessary, questions often arise: Am I do I making good use of my investment? How do I measure ROI? And certainly, how do I improve ROI? This panel conversation will feature industry leading technology experts to discuss how they’ve leveraged technology to increase productivity and efficiency across their firms’ design teams.
SPEAKER
Bill Carney
Design Technology Leader at DLR Group
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Philip Chan
BIM Manager at The Beck Group
Moderator
Westin Conahan
Product Director at Designer Pages PRO
SPEAKER
Galen Hoeflinger
BIM Technologist at SmithGroup
SPEAKER
Angela Palmer
Design Technology Specialist at Gensler
November 04, 2020
1 PM - 2 PM
Evolving with Social: New Strategies for Marketing
2020 has emerged as a year that will change all of our lives, whether it’s the current and ongoing health pandemic, social justice reform, economic unrest, and more. Against this backdrop, businesses are trying to find their voice and best manage how their brands are meant to respond to all this change. This panel will call on marketing and communications experts in the industry to talk about lessons learned and best practices for the future of storytelling for your business.
SPEAKER
Christine Abbate
President at Novità PR
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Leena Jain
CMO at Humanscale
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Daria Pahhota
Global Communications Leader at SOM
Moderator
Paul Petrunia
Founder/Director of Archinect
SPEAKER
John Stephens
VP Marketing at Shaw Contract
November 09, 2020
1 PM - 2 PM
Creating a More Diverse Future in A&D
Do the architecture and design industries represent the same diversity as the population it serves? This panel takes a look at this critical issue, and will address ways to make positive changes to ensure we push towards justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in A&D.
SPEAKER
Karen Compton
Principal at A3K Consulting
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Kimberly Dowdell
President at NOMA
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Julia Gamolina
Founder at Madame Architect
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Todd Heiser
Managing Director at Gensler
Moderator
Paul Petrunia
Founder/Director of Archinect
SPEAKER
Ann Rolland
Partner at FXCollaborative
November 11, 2020
1 PM - 1 PM EST / 10 AM - 11 AM PST
The Importance of Positive Leadership and Mentorship
The architecture and design industries are complex and multi-disciplinary. While a degree provides a solid basis for practice, recent graduates and junior designers are still years away from obtaining a full understanding of the skills required to be competent professionals. This panel will take a look at the importance of mentorship in the profession, providing an insightful discussion with experienced mentors about what it takes to help steer the next generation of leaders.
SPEAKER
Alan Maskin
Principal / Owner at Olson Kundig
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Jonathan Moody
CEO at Moody Nolan
Moderator
Paul Petrunia
Founder/Director of Archinect
SPEAKER
Rosa Sheng
Principal at SmithGroup
SPEAKER
Donna Sink, AIA
Architect, Rowland Design & Co-Host of Archinect Sessions
Confirmed Speakers for Soon to Be Announced Events
... and many, many more speakers on the way.
SPEAKER
Lance Amato
Partner at The Canoa Supply Co.
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Bennett Friedman
Principal at AF New York
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Toru Hasegawa
Co-Founder at Morpholio
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Krista Ninivaggi
Founder at k&co.
Past Events
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October 05, 2020
How Your Specs Can Solve the Climate Crisis
Interior designers have been left out of the embodied carbon conversation to date, but the impact and opportunity with interior materials is huge--especially when you account for cyclical renovations over the building’s life. There are many ways to reduce the carbon footprint of a TI project, but doing that requires a shift in mindset. Come to this panel to get a jump start with that shift.
SPEAKER
Jennifer Chen
Interiors Associate at LMN
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Brent Ehrlich
Products & Materials Specialist at BuildingGreen
Moderator
Nadav Malin
President at BuildingGreen
SPONSOR
Interface
October 07, 2020
The Inevitable Balancing Act of the Post-Pandemic Workplace
The commercial design industry—real estate professionals, architects, interior designers and furniture manufacturers alike—is optimistic that boredom, discomfort and a craving for workplace culture will soon drive the U.S. workforce back to their physical offices so things can get “back to normal”. The reality is likely far more complex, as employees leverage technology to become increasingly productive with remote work and exhibit a reluctance to go back to the way things were before. Employers are now grappling with how to re-build trust in real estate assets, how to support the 30-40% of workers expected to work from home a majority of the time, and their responsibilities and costs associated with either scenario. Will real estate firms soon be helping their clients right-size their footprints for a reduced onsite workforce? What will be the new normal for corporate culture? Will design firms soon be hired to help retrofit employees’ home offices so they feel part of that corporate culture? There’s going to be a new “interface” between the true office and the home office. How might these two scenarios work in harmony with each other to support organizational goals? Sponsored by The McMorrow Reports.
Moderator
Jennifer Busch
Commercial Interiors Industry Strategist
SPEAKER
Kelly Dubisar
Design Director, Senior Associate at Gensler
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Robert Goodwin
Principal, Design Director at Perkins&Will
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Evelyn Lee
Senior Experience Designer at Slack
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Ross Zimbalist
Senior Vice President at CBRE
SPONSOR
The McMorrow Reports
October 12, 2020
Lessons on Surviving, and Even Thriving Through a Recession
Recessions are hard for everyone, but the architecture industry has a history of being especially impacted by downturns in the economy. This panel will share insights from architects who have successfully worked through previous recessions, or even started up during a recession.
SPEAKER
David Gensler
Former Co-CEO at Gensler
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Patrick Macleamy
Former CEO at HOK
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Gregg Pasquarelli
Founding Principal at SHoP Architects
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Carie Penabad
Principal at CURE & PENABAD
Moderator
Paul Petrunia
Founder/Director of Archinect
October 19, 2020
The Future of Design Education
A panel of deans from leading US architectural academic institutions on what changes are necessary to educate and train the future generations of architects.
SPEAKER
Hernan Diaz Alonso
Director & CEO at SCI-Arc
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Harriet Harriss
Dean of the School of Architecture at Pratt Institute
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Lesley Lokko
Dean of The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture
Moderator
Paul Petrunia
Founder/Director of Archinect
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Mónica Ponce de León
Dean at Princeton University School of Architecture
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Michael Speaks
Dean of the School of Architecture at Syracuse University
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