Join Perkins+Will at Events in March

Events and Speaking Engagements for March 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013
Andrew Wolfram will be the keynote speaker at the Student Career Forum in San Francisco. The career symposium, for college student studying interior design, is a collaborative effort of the local professional chapters of American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA), National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), Window Coverings Association of America (WCAA), and California Council for Interior Design Certification (CCIDC). The program is currently one of the largest Interior Design student career programs in the United States and serves as a model for others around the country.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Jamie Huffcut will be part of a panel discussion titled “I Wish I Knew That When I Built Mine” at the Community Health Center Design Seminar on Promising Practices in Community Health Center Design in New York. The seminar is intended to provide a deep-dive look at how evidence-based design can impact community health center design.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Robin Guenther will be a panelist for the discussion Sustainability in Interior Design 2.0 taking place at the Interface New York Showroom. Hosted by the FIT/SUNY Sustainable Interior Environments MA Program, attendees will learn what design principals, educators, clients, and the next generation of designer are doing to stay at the cutting edge of the profession. RSVP here.

Tuesday, March 12
Jamie Huffcut will be part of a panel discussion titled "Why Incorporate Evidence-Based Design in Your Next Project" at the National Facilities Management and Technology (NFMT) Show in Baltimore. The (NFMT) is the largest gathering of facility managers, building owners, maintenance managers, property managers, construction/engineering managers, energy managers and other facilities management professionals in the United States. It's a dynamic, interactive facilities conference and product expo that delivers new ideas, best practices, and career-boosting inspiration.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Paula Vaughan will be making two presentations at the Greenprints conference. She will present "Roadmap to Corporate Sustainability: Walking the Talk and "Toxic Talk: The Red List and Other Tools for Healthy Material Selection". Now in its 16th year, Greenprints is the premier networking and professional education conference for sustainability professionals in the Southeast. Over 200 leaders in sustainable design, construction and communities will attend Greenprints at the Georgia Tech Research Institute in Midtown Atlanta.

Thursday, March 14
Jason Harper will moderate a discussion on “Designing Schools for Health” at the Center for Architecture in New York. The panel speakers will present the wellness initiatives that are part of a larger commitment to raising student achievement levels and combating childhood obesity. Creating school gardens in the sky, planting garlic bulbs, cultivating flowers, raising chickens, organizing tournaments in playstreets - these are joining smart boards and digital darkrooms as must-have teaching tools. These programs are being used in subjects as varied as science, art, mathematics, sports and social studies.

Monday, March 18, 2013
Alexander Clinton will present “Maximizing the Value of Small BSL-3 Upgrade and Expansion Projects” at The 2013 International Conference on Biocontainment Facilities in San Diego. The session will chart the pros, cons, and pitfalls of biocontainment facility renovation projects, space upgrades, and space conversions, and they demonstrate the use of low-price, high-performance equipment to keep budgets in check along with streamlined design/bid/build processes to meet project deadlines. He will present recent biocontainment case studies to illustrate solutions to existing infrastructure factors, and critical decisions and outcomes for small scale BSL-3 projects.

Ajla Aksamija will present "Materials as the Channel for Innovation: Impact of Emerging Building Technologies in Architecture" at the ArchiSpec Summit 2013 in Savannah, Georgia. ArchiSpec is the premier educational and networking forum for senior architects and heads of specification from the nation’s leading architectural firms. This exclusive gathering provides an opportunity to exchange best practices, and learn about the latest products and technologies transforming the built environment.

Thursday, March 21, 2013
Peter Busby will host a roundtable discussion at the Wall Street Journal ECO:nomics forum in Santa Barbara, California. The conference features a uniquely interactive format, with discussion and debate focused on the environmental issues that directly impact the business world. Through penetrating interviews, Wall Street Journal experts will drive lively, pragmatic discussions that cut through the hype and get to the truth about the risks and opportunities in the fast-changing world of environmental capital.

Robin Guenther will speak on the topic of “Healthcare During a Crisis: Resiliency Begins with Preparedness” as part of a Urban Green Council event at the Mohawk Group in New York. Robin will begin the discussion by talking about how design strategies can contribute to sustainability and resilience in healthcare facilities. She will draw on past strategies and her experience in practice to illustrate how design can make these buildings better prepared for violent storms.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Ajla Aksamija and David Green will present their paper "Visibility of Research in Design Practice: Current and Future Trends" at the upcoming Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) 2013 Conference to be held at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The Architectural Research Centers Consortium, Inc. (ARCC) is an international association of architectural research centers committed to the expansion of the research culture and a supporting infrastructure in architecture and related design disciplines.