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Join Perkins+Will at Events in March 2018

Connect with Perkins+Will thought leaders throughout the month

This month, there are plenty of opportunities to connect with Perkins+Will out in the field. We hope to see you there.

Monday, March 5
Gerry Tierney will be on the panel ‘Dystopia or Utopia: What Do We Need to Guide Us to A Positive Outcome?’ as part of the University of Oregon’s Urbanism Next Symposium in Portland, Oregon. Despite their positive potential, the current trajectory of AVs could be disastrous for cities, social equity, public health, and other public goods. This session will address what we need to do to ensure a positive outcome.
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Tuesday, March 6
Gerry Tierney and Aaron Knorr will be on the panel ‘Designing for the Future Livable City: How do we put people first in street design?’ as part of the University of Oregon’s Urbanism Next Symposium in Portland, Oregon. Join the interactive panel and workshop to explore principles and metrics behind a people-first approach to designing streets and cities for future mobility.
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Jon Penndorf will be on the NAIOP panel ‘Repositioning Buildings and Assests’ in Fairfax, Virginia. With more than seventy percent of the office buildings in Northern Virginia over twenty years old, owners are looking for ways to make buildings new again. The panelists will share challenges, outcomes, and the return on investment using case studies that are in various phases of completion.
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Luca Giaramidaro will be on the panel ‘Rail Benefits, Strategy, and Station Area Planning’ at the West Coast Rail Conference in Los Angeles, California. As the US begins to reimagine its transit infrastructures with high speed rail as a fundamental component, learn how we can bridge the gap between inspiration and innovation. The panel will focus on key aspects such as urban context programming, transit network and future of mobility, and user experience.
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Wednesday, March 7
Lisa Pool will be part of the panel ‘Workforce Driving Technology Office Design’ at the AURP Spring Training in Tempe, Arizona. The session will be moderated by Jeff Williams. As architecture firms are adding workforce strategists to help frame the future of spaces, this session will introduce the intersection of culture and the knowledge exchange needed to attract young tech talent. Addressing the framework of the new way of working to maximize performance and engagement of the younger workforce, the panelists will walk through current projects that will bring the science behind the design to life.
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Sunday, March 11
Julie Michiels and Todd Snapp will lead the ‘Sketch Walks: Chicago’s New Coast with Perkins+Will’ as part of the Apple Store series in Chicago, Illinois. The team will share the work they have collaborated on along Chicago’s riverfront contributing to its evolution as Chicago’s new coast. Join them on a walk where you will have an opportunity to sketch your vision for a riverfront amenity which will be shared in collaboration with the Metropolitan Planning Council on their Great Rivers Chicago website.
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Monday, March 12
Andy Tsay Jacobs and Megan Koehler will present ‘Transitions Between Diverse Envelope Systems’ at the Facade Tectonics World Congress in Los Angeles, California. Using the recently completed Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University as a case study, the team will share the diverse set of façade systems and how they were addressed with one continuous envelope.
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Tuesday, March 13
Mark Jolicoeur will be on the Bisnow panel ‘Chicago Student Housing & University Development’ in Chicago, Illinois. This session will address what the best strategies for student housing development are in the urban core, recent innovations unique to Chicago, what's in the pipeline for P3, and much more.
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Mark Walsh will present ‘Shadow Box Design: To Vent or Not To Vent’ at the Facade Tectonics World Congress in Los Angeles, California. Using recently completed white papers, Mark will discuss shadow box ventilation strategies, focusing on a review of the failures and recommendations on designing to prevent failure. This session will also highlight a case study of the thermal performance analysis of the Ryan/Walter Athletics Center field house curtain wall that explains the limitations of THERM analysis and how we overcame them using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling.
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Thursday, March 15
Zena Howard will be the Keynote speaker at the 15th Annual Urban Design Conference at NC State in Raleigh, North Carolina. Earlier practices of urban renewal, highway construction, and regulatory policies tore apart minority and low-income communities, and the legacy of that disruption lives on in many cities today. The conference will examine this legacy, explore ways that the design community is engaging with these issues, and show examples of how they are being addressed across the country through design, development and policy.
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Thursday, March 22
Michelle Osburn and Jessica Wolkoff will present ‘Promoting Workplace Health and Wellness Through an Open Source Analytics Prowell’ at the IFMA Facility Fusion Conference in Chicago, Illinois. This session will address how health and wellness-enhanced workplace design is a powerful tool that transforms a workplace into a highly engaging and performing ecosystem of organizational innovation.
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Gina Berndt will be on the panel ‘Chicago Office Trends’ as part of the LendLease Speaker Series in Chicago, Illinois. The panel will focus on the evolving modern workplace and its impact on new construction.

Sunday, March 25
Zena Howard will be speaking about her career and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, at the 5th annual OWN IT summit at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. OWN IT is a series of game-changing summits, events, and opportunities built by young women to inspire young women. Their goal is to bridge the gap between female leaders of the 21st century and the millennials who admire them, by shaking up the women’s leadership arena and producing interactive, accessible, and dynamic events for college-age women.
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Tuesday, March 27
Shannon Gedey will present ‘Specifying Resilience’ at the chapter meeting of Construction Specification Institute in Chicago, Illinois. This session will provide an overview of the new RELi credit rating system and credentialing process. Attendees will learn how this comprehensive approach will impact specifications, starting with what may be familiar from sustainability and introducing new concepts specific to RELi.
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