Monday, June 11
 
[M100] - CASE STUDY OF THE WORLD'S FIRST WELL V1 PLATINUM PROJECT
 
Monday, June 11 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
Recently, the WELL Building Standard has gained traction, with over 100 million square feet of space registered or certified. In this case-study workshop, the speakers will provide a roadmap for achieving WELL certification. This case study represents the first project in the world to achieve WELL v1 Platinum Certification. Attendees will discover invaluable information for pursuing this rigorous certification, and our speakers will also offer insightful perspectives on strategies, pitfalls and lessons learned. During the course of the workshop, we’ll describe the how the WELL Building Standard is structured, how the certification process works and insights on how to prepare a successful certification submission. In particular, attendees will be able to describe to their clients the level of commitment they must make during the WELL certification process, the benefits to the health and wellness of their staff, as well as the positive effects on their organization’s culture. [INTERMEDIATE][FOD][GR][OF]
 
  • Haley Nelson, ASID, LEED AP, WELL AP, senior designer, Perkins+Will, Washington, DC
  • David Cordell, ASID, LEED AP, WELL AP, associate principal, Perkins+Will, Washington, DC
  • Ken Wilson, FAIA, FIIDA, ASID, LEED Fellow, design principal, Perkins+Will, Washington, DC
 

 
[M101] - GETTING THE SECOND JOB
 
Monday, June 11 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
Starting a firm requires more than one project. Designers are coming to realize that they must always focus on getting new work—starting with the second job. This presentation is oriented towards designers, especially principals, for whom there are key strategies and associated tactics to ensure a strong flow of new work, beginning with understanding how to effectively network. Our professional speaker will demonstrate how even introverts can make contacts to convert into new clients. We’ll discuss, in detail, various marketing and business development approaches and those that are most effective. We’ll also take attendees through detailed networking tactics, public relations and social media, how to target audiences, how to create firm differentiation, how to become a rainmaker and how to develop Go/No Go criteria—all of which lead to success. [ADVANCED][PD]
 
  • Carol Jones, IIDA, IDC, LEED AP, RID, senior principal, Kasian Architecture Interiors, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Richard Pollack, FAIA, FIIDA, Consultant, Richard Pollack Consulting, San Francisco, CA
 

 
[M102] - SHIFTS IN HEALTHCARE DESIGN CREATE DEMAND FOR NEW PRODUCTS
 
Monday, June 11 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
This seminar investigates healthcare design changes and examines the innovative and energy efficient cleaning systems that reduce costs and hospital-associated infections (HAI’s). This presentation also examines trends specifically in senior living, outpatient facilities and hospitals. Our speaker will provide some innovative product solutions, as well as some case histories including end-user return on Investments. This course is GBCI approved as well as AIA approved. Finally, we’ll discuss how cleaning systems may contribute to sustainability and LEED HC credits, all to deliver a return on investment. [BASIC][GR][HC][HSW]
 
  • Deborah Ruriani, AIA, CEU manager, Miele Professional, Princeton, NJ
 

 
[M103] - THE INVISIBLE RAINBOW
 
Monday, June 11 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
A lighting professional’s everyday work involves an invisible rainbow, one that reveals colors with every design. Some designers apply the rainbow with great deliberation and intention, while others get their results by accident. This intriguing seminar will detail some of the best tools at our disposal, ones which allow us to articulate specific colors and hues. Our speakers will engage attendees with a quick science refresher about reflected vs. absorbed colors. From there, we’ll move quickly into CIE Chromaticity charts and Spectral Power Distribution curves. Since the shape of your rainbow creates the color of your world, understanding spectral power distribution is the foundation for a better grasp of CCT, CRI, TM-30 and all things light and color. [INTERMEDIATE][LT]
 
  • Lisa Reed, LEED AP, BD+C, principal, Envision Lighting Design, Lake St. Louis, MO
  • Carla Bukalski, NCQLP, LEED AP BD+C, sales manager, Eaton Lighting Solutions, Oak Park, IL
 

 
[M104] - FAILED FLOORING CASE STUDIES
 
Monday, June 11 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
This engaging presentation examines flooring installation and product failures on soft and hard surface flooring materials, all designed for attendees to better understand the causes. Our professional speaker will explain how to properly understand and sift through the myriad of information flooding the market. Our discussion will help you know what to use where and why, what can go wrong, the truth about the types of products being sold and how they will affect your project. Attendees will also gain a clear understanding of the true performance attributes of the soft and hard surface products in the market today, with a particular emphasis on luxury vinyl plank and tile. [ADVANCED][FC/R][INST]
 
  • Lew Migliore, president, LGM and Associates, Dalton, CA
 

 
[M107] - WHAT'S NEW IN THE NEW 2018 IBC—THE 2018 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE
 
Monday, June 11 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
This seminar will discuss changes to the New 2018 IBC Edition, with specific focus on application in interiors. Attending designers will become more proficient in referencing and applying Building Codes to interiors projects and also come understand the interconnectedness of the design disciplines in the process. Our speaker will distill the IBC down to relevant code sections and chapters. We’ll conclude with working examples that illustrate fundamental code concepts applied in commercial interiors. [INTERMEDIATE][HSW][OF]
 
  • Kimberly Marks, ASID, facility design manager, James Avery Jewelry, Kerrville, TX
 

 
[M108] - CULTURAL EVOLUTION: CHOICE AND BEYOND
 
Monday, June 11 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Work space design has migrated from universal, one size fits all to variety and choice, but is that enough? As we explore new ways of working are strategies actually recognizing that people are individuals? How can a collaborative work environment still celebrate the unique, authentic personal brand for a personalized user experience? Join us as we reimagine how organizations today are moving beyond the notion of choice to creating fulfilling places for people interface, connection and individual expression. Learn how organizations are striving to understand "personas" not simply work profiles to create work environments that are ultimately responsive to business, cultural and worker needs. [ADVANCED][FOD][OF][PD]
 
  • Amy Manley, IIDA, national director, workplace strategies, Jacobs, Philadelphia, PA
  • James Kerrigan, IIDA, national design principal, interiors, Jacobs, Dallas, TX
  • Randall Whinnery, III, AIA, vice president, design, Fidelity Real Estate Company, Boston, MA
 

 
[M109] - THE HOSPITAL MAZE—WAYFINDING THROUGH DESIGN
 
Monday, June 11 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
As hospital patients and visitors struggle to navigate the maze of corridors, clear circulation in hospitals is paramount to daily functions. In fact, confusing layouts add to patients' anxiety at a time when many are weak and worried. In our seminar, we’ll attend to these architectural and design issues. We’ll show how architects and designers, in collaboration with doctors and managers, can put a finger on how to employ graphics, finishes, color, lighting effects and imagery to create urban landmarks within a hospital. We’ll offer a proven timeline for work: solutions are in the planning phase first, and then in applying strong design cues and elements in appropriate locations. [ADVANCED][HC][HSW]
 
  • Rada Doytcheva, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, principal and head of design, RADA Architects, Ltd., Chicago, IL
  • Elizabeth Melas, director of capital projects, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
 

 
[M110] - DO I NEED TO HIRE A LIGHTING DESIGNER FOR MY PROJECT?
 
Monday, June 11 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
The emergence of solid-state LED’s has helped elevate lighting to the design forefront. It’s also made possible applications previously thought impractical or unaffordable, both aesthetically and technically. Our seminar targets architects, interior designers and facilities professionals who are seeking assistance from a variety of industry players, including sales reps, distributors and manufacturers. Our session also examines various options for lighting application assistance, making clear their strengths and weaknesses, as well as helping attendees to more fully understand their limitations. Most importantly, our session will help attendees in determining if an independent lighting designer is needed, and if so, how to make convince your client to add them to the team. [INTERMEDIATE][FT][LT]
 
  • Randy Burkett, FIALD, FIES, LC, RBLDI, IALD, president and design principal, Randy Burkett Lighting Design, St. Louis, MO
 

 
[M111] - FURNITURE AND HUMAN HEALTH: A BALANCING ACT BETWEEN CHEMICAL EXPOSURE AND FIRE SAFETY
 
Monday, June 11 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Chemicals are linked to our daily life and are often added to products for increased usefulness and safety. Research has identified chemicals known to impede human health, including neurotoxins, endocrine disrupters and carcinogens; as well as VOC and SVOC. This presentation will review the results of a new study on chemical exposures from furniture, comparing four conditions of the same chair design—no flame retardants, a barrier, traditional flame retardants and green chemistry flame retardants, In doing so, we’ll come to better understand a variety of viable technologies as we seek healthy solutions for safe and comfortable indoor environments. [INTERMEDIATE][FT][HSW]
 
  • Marilyn Black, LEED AP, vice president, UL Institute, Atlanta, GA
  • Debra Harris, RID, AAHID, associate professor, Baylor University, Lorena, TX
 

 
[M112] - MAKERSPACES: FROM ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS TO WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENTS
 
Monday, June 11 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Once found primarily in schools of engineering, makerspaces are now a growing trend in all levels of educational facilities, including corporate campuses as well as public access environments. This seminar zeros in on the important ways that makerspaces provide tools and materials, mentors and sponsors. In doing so, they foster cross-pollination of disciplines, promoting higher engagement with teams and encouraging the skills and abilities required for success, such as ideation, collaboration, and exploration. Highlighting a variety of makerspaces across the country, our speakers will reveal current trends, share the benefits to users and demonstrate successful design strategies for these creative community spaces. At the end of the presentation, attendees will be able to analyze the cross pollination of disciplines that takes place in makerspaces. [BASIC][PS][INST][OF]
 
  • Gwen Morgan, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, associate senior interior designer, Stantec, Plano, TX
  • Gretchen Diesel, IIDA, LEED AP, senior interior designer, Stantec, Houston, TX
  • Allison Schneider, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, senior interior designer, Stantec, Austin, TX
 

 
[M113] - DESIGN'S ROLE IN THE HEALTHY HOME MOVEMENT
 
Monday, June 11 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Homeowners are becoming increasingly interested in creating homes that contribute to the well-being of their families. To do so, they rely on designers and other professionals for advice in navigating the complex maze of product choices and design decisions. This presentation will focus on paint technologies you can specify to help improve the quality of your client’s home, specifically with respect to indoor air quality, odors, mold and mildew and disease-causing bacteria on painted surfaces. Attendees will also learn strategies to incorporate natural elements with biophilic design theory, as well as to confidently recommend third party-certified paints and coatings to clients. [BASIC][GR][HSW][RES]
 
  • Sue Wadden, director of color marketing, Sherwin-Williams, New York, NY
 

 
[M115] - BEYOND GREEN WALLS: HOW ENVIRONMENTS UTILIZING NON-RHYTHMIC SENSORY STIMULATION CAN CREATE BETTER HABITATS FOR HUMANS
 
Monday, June 11 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Humans have evolved over thousands of years in environments that constantly change. Be it audio, visual, thermal or olfactory, our natural habitats changed throughout the year and certainly throughout the day. Our seminar will train attendees’ focus on many of our modern day-built environments, which are static and actually have the ability to harm us physically and mentally. Our speakers will illustrate how, through a better understanding of our innate human needs, we can create environments that better supports our innate, hard-wired inclinations to be restored by subtly changing environments. Also, our speakers will provide a scientific basis for the Attention Restoration Theory and provide examples of how this theory can be incorporated into the modern built environment. [INTERMEDIATE][FOD][GR][HSW][OF][PD]
 
  • David Gerson, ILFI, vice president, Inscape, East Gwillimbury, Ont, CA
  • Bill Browning, ASID, USGBC, preincipal, Terrapin Bright Green, New York, NY
 

 
[M116] - THROUGH YOUR PATIENTS’ EYES: DESIGNING A PEDIATRIC SPECIALTY CLINIC
 
Monday, June 11 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Participants in this presentation will review how a pediatric system enters a new market to open a specialty clinic to meet the needs of its practitioners, clinicians and families. Attendees will also learn how to involve patient and family advisory members in the design. Our speaker will demonstrate how to do so—through journey mapping the interior of the facility, which in turn, impacts wayfinding, clinical layout and amenities. This case study reveals that family and patients were key to the success of the project. We’ll look to post occupancy evaluations and interviews, in order to understand how the design team and health system used the experience of their families to craft an outpatient specialty clinic. [INTERMEDIATE][HC]
 
  • Laura Morris, LEED AP BD+C, IIDA, principal and director, Array Architects, Conshohocken, PA
  • Kent Doss, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, principal and vice president, Array Architects, Conshohocken, PA
 

 
[M117] - INTERIOR INTEGRATORS 2025: THE FUTURE OF THE DEALER
 
Monday, June 11 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
In this presentation, we’ll address a pressing issue for the future of the dealer, as well as client expectations in the project delivery system. Innovative designers have the chance to position themselves as both trusted consultant and strategic partner for their clients. Attendees at this seminar will learn how new procurement models work, how the dealer fits into the project team and finally, how dealers can transition from being viewed as a vendor to taking a more active role. Attendees will also hear crucial discussions of client expectations, project team roles and expectations, as well as the ways all team members can leverage dealer expertise. [INTERMEDIATE][DS][PD]
 
  • David Solomon, founder and managing principal, Solomon Coyle, Alexandria, VA
  • Paul Holland, principal consultant, Solomon Coyle, Alexandria, VA
 

 
[M118] - DATA BASED PLACEMAKING
 
Monday, June 11 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
New workplaces require new ways of planning. This session describes a unique process that uses a combination of cultural assessments and technology-driven space utilization to inform and influence possible workplace scenarios. The presentation includes explanations of valuable tools, metrics and methods for learning, planning and evaluating future workplaces that address pressing issues of utilization, innovation and employee engagement. Furthermore, the session examines how dynamic web-based tools and other software programs can suggest and evaluate workplace metrics and designs (examples include Discovery, SAM and Space Syntax Analysis). [INTERMEDIATE][OF]
 
  • Emily Dunn, LEED GA, WELL AP, EDAC, workplace knowledge consultant, Performance Environments, Herman Miller, New York, NY
 

 
[M119] - FROM BOOMERS TO GEN Z: DESIGNING FUTURE LEARNING SPACES FOR THE CONNECTED STUDENT
 
Monday, June 11 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
As the industry undergoes the programmatic transformation in favor of a holistic, multifunctional design philosophy, the lines between academic building types and uses are dissolving. Coming on the heels of Millennials, Gen Z students are expecting a more technologically immersive learning experience. Given these transformations in demographics, buildings and technology, how can designers stay ahead? This presentation explores some reliable possible solutions. We’ll examine the characteristics of these connected students, who are used to instant access to information and expect to be able to learn and work anywhere, anytime, while remaining connected to their social networks and communities. The presenters will discuss the future of educational design, the challenges of creating academic spaces capable of delivering curriculum to multigenerational students and accommodating different learning styles. Upon completion of the presentation, participants will be able to identify the challenges of creating academic spaces capable of delivering curriculum to multigenerational students. [INTERMEDIATE][FOD][FT][INST]
 
  • Vuk Vujovic, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, vice president, Legat Architects, Chicago, IL
  • Sylvia Kowalk, AIA, LEED ID+C, director of interior design, Legat Architects, Chicago, IL
 

 
[M120] - COLOR: THE MEETING OF LIGHT AND SUBSTANCE
 
Monday, June 11 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
While color is a frequently used term, in the design process it takes on many shades of meaning. In this interactive workshop, we’ll investigate the scientific bases for color and how these findings underpin the challenges of new LED lighting. Our speaker will detail how, to use one scientific example: it is not a red apple, it is light that makes an apple red. Our common understanding of an object’s color is rooted in its appearance under daylight or conventional light bulbs. But new efficient light sources, specifically LED sources, illuminate most spaces we occupy today. While scientists have strived to make these new LED sources look like traditional ones, the underlying spectral characteristics are quite different, often resulting in disappointment. Our workshop will offer attendees demonstrations that will illustrate these phenomena and the importance of considering the qualities of light and new color metrics when designing spaces, materials and lighting. [INTERMEDIATE][HOSP][LT]
 
  • Dan Weinreber, IALD, LC, partner, KGM Architectural Lighting, El Segundo, CA
 

 
[M122] - MANY LENSES, ONE GOAL: INTEGRATING SUSTAINABILITY, WELLNESS AND RESILIENCE
 
Monday, June 11 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Navigating the ever-increasing list of third party certifications can be daunting. Looking for design to have the greatest positive impact on health, designers need to understand how sustainability, wellness, resilience, and equity overlap and complement each other with respect to occupant and environmental health. Stemming from the concept that planetary health is directly connected to human health, this session explores the synergies in certification programs, and in particular, how elements of each can be incorporated into projects of all scales to improve occupant and community health. Features of key third-party programs will be used as examples. Also, attendees will understand the risks associated with climate change and resilience and how they influence occupant health and well-being. [INTERMEDIATE][GR][OF]
 
  • Jon Penndorf, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, Fitwel, RELi AP, senior associate, Perkins+Will, Washington, DC
 

 
[M123] - CREATING TRANSFORMATIONAL PLACES WITH GENERATIVE SPACE DESIGN
 
Monday, June 11 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
For those responsible for organizational performance—boards, presidents and CEOs—the design challenge is clear. The proper design of the environment can make a crucial contribution to measurably enabling, encouraging and supporting enhanced outcomes. Specifically, generative space design can both enable and sustain improvements to the space and the bottom line. This presentation provides a brief introduction to a design practice innovation that was specifically developed to transform outcomes - in the lives of individuals, in organizational effectiveness, and in overall community wellbeing. Attendees will gain new understandings that will underpin foundational, key skills which can be put into immediate practice. Attendees will emerge equipped new understandings of familiar terms, such as environment, design, measurement, improvement and learning, which, in turn, will enable them to immediately improve their own performance effectiveness, whether they are responsible for organizational performance or the professional practice of design. [INTERMEDIATE][FOD][HC][PD]
 
  • Wayne Ruga, FAIA, FIIDA, Hon. FASID, founder and president, The Caritas Project, Deerfield Beach, FL
 

 
[M124] - HIGH PERFORMANCE: LEADING THE DEALER SALES ORGANIZATION
 
Monday, June 11 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Regardless of an improving economy, the environment for dealers has grown more competitive. Customers have shifted how and when they buy. Influencers are ever-present, dictating terms of engagement. Complexity is ramping up at a frenetic pace. Achieving incremental gains in revenue and profit means aggressively taking market share from the competition. The significant difference between average and high-performing sales teams derives from high-performing sales leadership and sales management. In this session, we explore the critical aspects of leading sales teams and how to know when leadership is lacking in your organization. [BASIC][DS]
 
  • Paul Holland, principal, Solomon Coyle, Alexandria, VA
 

 
[M125] - MID-CENTURY MODERN BUILDING PERFORMANCE AND IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIES
 
Monday, June 11 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Mid-century modernism (MCM) streamlined the built environment to allow for an improved quality of life. While some MCM buildings are celebrated as unique designs, many are branded as dated-looking, energy hogs. In this session, whole-building energy strategies, ones with copious data on MCM buildings, will be evaluated, along with a parametric energy model of an MCM commercial office building. We’ll use this case study to evaluate various building performance improvement strategies, concentrating on its impact on payback period, occupant comfort and aesthetics. Participants will also come to understand the specific design challenges and opportunities in the adaptive reuse of mid-century modern buildings, as well as when additional building analytical tools are recommended for building science best practices. [INTERMEDIATE][FC/R][FM]
 
  • Rachel Michelin, LEED AP BD+C, senior associate, Thornton Tomasetti, Chicago, IL
 

 
[M126] - FIT ENVIRONMENTS: ENVISIONING EVERYDAY SPACES FOR BODIES IN MOTION
 
Monday, June 11 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Fit environments encourage, integrate and empower physical mobility and cognitive agility by re-thinking and challenging the design of environments for optimal human health and performance. In this sedentary culture, our bodies have defaulted to a minimal state of physicality and meaningful engagement with the environment—especially in work settings. In this seminar, we’ll encourage an emphasis on design that puts humans first by challenging the design of physical space and the space between buildings. We’ll take this approach in order to support how we can thrive together, transform how we work, navigate and experience the built environment, all the while increasing creativity, cognitive ability, health, wellness and productivity. [BASIC][HSW][INST]
 
  • Casey Cline, ASLA, LEED AP, landscape architectural designer, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, Charlotte, NC
  • Jim Thompson, AIA, LEED AP, partner and director of design, Little Diversfied Architectural Consulting, Charlotte, NC
 

 
[M127] - WINNING BACK THE AIRBNB GENERATION: IS INTERIOR DESIGN THE SECRET WEAPON?
 
Monday, June 11 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
For many years, the hotel industry drove hospitality trends. Now, with the advent of Airbnb and similar platforms, guests have flipped the script. People are more selective than ever with how they spend their hospitality dollars, and recent studies show millennials spend more than boomers on travel. This presentation will dive into this phenomenon and explain why it’s essential for hotel owners to rethink design. As the old hotel standards fall by the wayside, a new paradigm for success is emerging. Our speaker will outline this formula for success, stressing creative, experience-driven and highly customized design that keeps guests writing the script. [INTERMEDIATE][HOSP]
 
  • Valli Wiggins, LEED AP ID+C, NCIDQ, hospitality design leader, Gresham, Smith and Partners, Nashville, TN
 

 
[M128] - A QUIVER OF STRATEGY TOOLS
 
Monday, June 11 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Only one in four U.S. workers considers their workplaces – across industries and sectors – to be optimal. Establishing a clear design strategy (instead of basis of design) is critical to the success of any project, but unfortunately designers can be ill-equipped to listen, discover and synthesize their clients vision. In this seminar, we’ll demonstrate how designers can fully load their quivers. Specifically, we’ll review tools used in SMART Workshops. These tools are crafted to rapidly surface, evaluate and implement initiatives, leading to effective results. [FOD][OF][PD]
 
  • Dean Strombom, AIA, principal, Gensler, Houston, TX
  • Sven Govaars, MCR, SLCR, principal, Steelcase, ARC, San Francisco, CA
 

 
[M130] - FIVE TRENDS INFLUENCING THE NEXT 10 YEARS OF HEALTHCARE FACILITY DESIGN
 
Monday, June 11 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
From demographics to technology to politics, healthcare facility design is evolving. While hospitals aren’t going away, how they are being used is changing. In our seminar, we’ll address how retail clinics, mHealth and home healthcare are making us rethink how and where we get our care. That said, what about the patients themselves? Boomers, Millennials, and Gen-Xers all have different needs and wants. While no one really knows what the future holds, we’ll investigate the biggest trends currently making an impact on the design of healthcare facilities in hopes that they may provide some clues. [INTERMEDIATE][FOD][HC]
 
  • Sara Marberry, EDAC, writer, blogger, consultant, Sara Marberry LLC, Evanston, IL
 

 
[M131] - MIND, MATERIAL, MANKIND
 
Monday, June 11 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
The objective of this seminar only seems simple: to help designers and architects improve the environmental impact on the people who inhabit stores, the owners, the staff and the customers. In this seminar, we’ll discuss successful designs that address the needs and wishes of all inhabitants of retail environments. We’ll discuss color and lighting, indoor air quality, acoustics, biophilia and look and feel. Too often the retailer considers primarily his merchandise; the designer considers how to make a visual impact. People involved in retail matter more now that before, because of the advent of internet shopping. [BASIC][GR][RET]
 
  • Ruth Mellergaard, FIIDA, principal, GRID/3 International, Inc., New York, NY
 

 
[M132] - CASE STUDY—AN INVESTIGATION INTO FLOORING INDENTATION ISSUES AND LESSONS LEARNED
 
Monday, June 11 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
When a design field grows, it’s often helpful to investigate how it does so with a penetrating case study. In this seminar, we’ll do just that. After an independent testing agency reported no significant findings as to why only one area of a large healthcare facility was experiencing severe floor indentations when no other areas were, the design team turned to the flooring and furniture industries for help. In this presentation, the design team will share what they learned to be concerns of manufacturers providing subfloor material, flooring and furniture, as well as what to be aware of to minimize risk to owners. [INTERMEDIATE][FC/R][HC]
 
  • Emily Haynes, designer, Gresham, Smith and Partners, Jacksonville, FL
  • Sean DeVore, sales manager, Mannington Commercial, Fort White, FL
  • Stan Schneider, director of healthcare, Wieland, Grabill, IN
 

 
[M133] - AN ARCHITECTURAL FIRM TAKES THE PLUNGE—SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INTO BUSINESS PRACTICE
 
Monday, June 11 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Our architectural clientele are expecting—no, demanding—more proof before they engage in innovative designs. Research expectations are not simple because they are rigorously scientific. In our seminar, we’ll address how to meet this complex array of demands. We’ll answer such relevant question as how might architectural firms incorporate it into practice?; and what are the perceived benefits? We’ll also look at how we might best use the knowledge generated to inform design solutions, generating more intentional ones for our users. Our ultimate goals is to make measurable differences, as we investigate how one firm invested in scientific research, the work it took to generate a strategy at the corporate and individual sector levels and the firm successfully implemented it. Because of the complexity of the issues, attendees will gather in small groups, in order to list potential ROI benefits, and then share them with the whole group. [ADVANCED][INST][PD]
 
  • Lennie Scott-Webber, AIA, owner and principal, INSyNC Education Research + Design, Fort Myers, FL
  • Jim French, AIA, global sector leader, DLR Group, Overland Park, KS
 

 
Tuesday, June 12
 
[T200] - BRANDING: HOW TO CREATE A CULT-LIKE FOLLOWING
 
Tuesday, June 12 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
Designers today know how crucial a successful brand is to their practice. Our speaker will outline a winning approach to branding, focusing on the particulars by first creating the big-picture architectural concept. From this layered concept, our speaker will illustrate how to design everything from custom furniture, rugs, wall coverings, lighting, accessories, art and even the uniforms and food service style. Creating a complete environment is key to engaging the client and building a brand that other clients and customers will follow. [ADVANCED][HOSP][OF][PD]
 
  • Lauren Rottet, FAIA, FIIDA, founding principal, Rottet Studio, Houston, TX
 

 
[T201] - MOVING BEYOND OPEN PLAN
 
Tuesday, June 12 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
Recently, design articles have called into question the effectiveness of open plan workspaces. This session addresses this question. We’ll investigate how companies determine the right solutions that match the needs of an increasingly mobile workforce; combat the traditional models of space delivery; and create a great experience for teams while avoiding the homogenization of pre-packaged co-working solutions. In doing so, we’ll look at one solution, immersive environments. Such environments pull the best lessons learned from work spaces—including open plan, co-working, ABW, NCE and MEMO—and tailor them to meet the specific needs of tailored spaces. [INTERMEDIATE][FOD][OF][PD]
 
  • Kay Sargent, ASID, IIDA, CID, LEED AP, MCRw, WELL AP, director of workplace, HOK, St. Louis, MO
  • Betsy Nurse, IIDA, ASID, director of interiors, HOK, St. Louis, MO
 

 
[T202] - A DAY IN THE LIFE OF JOE: INSPIRATIONAL JOE
 
Tuesday, June 12 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
First presented in 1999, Joe is the spokesperson for seniors navigating the aging process. In this workshop, we revisit Joe almost 20 years later, in the vital ways he and his world have changed, as well as how he has continued to inspire us. Joe has turned 80 and continues to inspire and lead his contemporaries. Joe has loved, lost and pursued a fulfilling life as the years continue to pass. We join him on his journey with family and friends and experience with him the decisions he and others have made and how those actions provide a meaningful life. Attendees will discover the innovation of lifestyle options, technology and alternative residential environments. Better still, participants will learn to apply all these to their own experiences and projects. [INTERMEDIATE][HC][HSW][SH]
 
  • Jane Rohde, AIA, FIIDA, ASID, ACHA, CHID, principal, JSR Associates, Inc., Catonsville, MD
 

 
[T204] - CREATIVE ENGAGEMENT FOR SUCCESSFUL WORKPLACE PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING
 
Tuesday, June 12 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
This important seminar presents the attendant methods and benefits for effective workplace planning and programming. Such methods and benefits are based on a rigorous, collaborative engagement process that joins project teams, client stakeholders and end-users. Our speakers will zero in on tactics that focus on cultivating a collective sense of purpose, all with specific results in improved planning and programming outcomes for offices, labs and other workplaces. The session includes discussion of a case study, a medical school’s restructuring of two departments. This case study will help designers develop a template for successful client engagement that can be used to optimize any project. [INTERMEDIATE][FM][OF]
 
  • Lynn Brotman, IIDA, interior designer, Svigals+Partners, New Haven, CT.
  • Robynne Orr, AIA, planner, Yale University, New Haven, CT.
 

 
[T205] - MOVING EDUCATION INTO THE 21ST CENTURY: CREATING ACTIVITY PERMISSIBLE CLASSROOMS
 
Tuesday, June 12 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
The presentation will share efforts to create and research the effectiveness of an activity-permissible classroom in an elementary school setting, based on a recent comprehensive study, Attendees will receive the results from the research project that were pivotal in terms of enhancing group-work, student engagement and feedback from the teacher. Attendees will also learn how to create more active learning environments and most importantly, how to practice the art and science of teaching in the aforesaid environment. Our speaker will give a brief history of classroom design, including current research on movement and learning. [BASIC][PS][INST]
 
  • John Kilbourne, professor, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
 

 
[T206] - HOSPITALITY TASTE-MAKING: FEMALE TRAVELERS AS DRIVERS OF HOTEL GUEST PREFERENCES
 
Tuesday, June 12 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
Whether traveling for work or play, women are making the bulk of decisions for booking hotel stays. Recent data helps answer the deep design questions: What is resonating for traveling women; and how do their preferences also transcend gender? In this session, you’ll learn about the latest research on the trends being driven by female travelers. From in-room fitness amenities to on-site group activities to smart safety features, it’s more important than ever for hospitality designers to design with women in mind; and in turn, to engage and delight each guest from check-in to check-out. [INTERMEDIATE][HOSP]
 
  • Meg Prendergast, principal, The Gettys Group, Chicago, IL
 

 
[T207] - THE TRUE MEASURE OF A SPACE IS HOW IT MAKES US FEEL
 
Tuesday, June 12 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Historically, there have been various ways to measure how well the design of an interior space works. Now, in this volatile economy, the metric may be the ability to fit as many people and desks into as little real estate as possible, and thus, humanizing or stylish touches may have to go. Such determinants have a rightful place among the tenets of design, but it is certainly possible to reconcile economic necessities with design that’s intelligent, interesting and human-centered. In our workshop, we’ll investigate the various ways that every element of interior design—the shape of the space, the color of walls and the arrangement of furniture—is laden with messages. Each element speaks to certain values, and each one gives cues for behavior. Taken together, they suggest and invite a way of working, learning or socializing. The session will also look to the future, exploring how offices designed over the next 10 years will continue trends toward individual empowerment and add to them the force multiplier of predictive technology. [INTERMEDIATE][OF]
 
  • Dr. Sally Augustin, FAPA, principal, Design With Science, LaGrange Park, IL
  • Primo Orpilla, FIIDA, principal, Studio O+A, San Francisco, CA
  • Collin Burry, FIIDA, LEED AP, principal and design director, Gensler, San Francisco, CA
 

 
[T208] - LEEDING AND LIVING WELL IN CHICAGO: A CASE STUDY IN DELIVERING A HIGH-PERFORMANCE WORKPLACE
 
Tuesday, June 12 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
It is a whole new world in sustainability with the changes to LEED v4 and the introduction of the WELL Building Standard. This panel will present how they took this challenge head on, and decided to apply both at once for their firm. Attend this program to learn more about the pleasure and pain points in the lessons learned in generating a high-performance workspace. Hear how they defined the problems and what that meant for the process of defining the future. Learn how different types of research can be used to enhance the evolution of a project and explore ways in which the built environment can become a laboratory for continual improvement. [INTERMEDIATE][GR][HSW][OF]
 
  • Lida Lewis, WELL AP, LEED AP ID+C,IIDA, director of wellbeing design, HKS, Washington, DC
  • Julie Hutchinson, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, interior designer, HKS, Chicago, IL
  • Dr. Thomas Zakrzewski, BEMP, CEM, CMVP, LEED AP BD+C O+M, director of integrative energy engineering, HKS, Chicago, IL
 

 
[T209] - CAN DESIGN HEAL? CURING SICK ZIP CODES WITH COMMUNITY-BASED HEALTH CARE
 
Tuesday, June 12 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
With only a ZIP code, an epidemiologist can accurately predict the lifespan and health challenges of the people living within its boundaries. In underserved communities, healthcare resources are often limited, contributing to shorter lifespans, chronic health issues and decreased quality of life. In our seminar’s case study, we’ll uncover how one healthcare organization approaches this challenge differently. They employ a network of health centers closely integrated into the social fabric of each neighborhood to provide comprehensive health care services. Participants will learn how the organization studied whether the intentional design of a waiting room could affect patient attitudes and health outcomes. [BASIC][HC][HSW]
 
  • Bonny Slater, IIDA, senior interior designer, Gensler, Washington, DC
  • Michael Crawford, ACHE, cheif of staff, Unity Health Care, Washington, DC
 

 
[T210] - EXPERIENCE-DRIVEN LIFE: DESIGNING EXPERIENCES THAT MATTER
 
Tuesday, June 12 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
We are living in the age of experience. As designers, we must constantly re-think and re-invent how people experience every aspect of their lives. Hear from experts who will share a research-driven strategic approach that enables designers to think more deeply about experiences. What are the universal drivers of great experience? How do we evaluate the opportunity for design to create experiences that enhance living? In this session, participants will first be briefed on this design firm's approach and strategic toolsets and then be led though an immersive exercise that applies this knowledge to a set of real-world scenarios. [ADVANCED][OF][RET]
 
  • Brian Vitale, AIA, LEED AP, design director, principal, Gensler, Chicago, IL
  • John Gass, senior brand strategist, Gensler, Chicago, IL
  • Anne Gibson, IIDA, LEED AP, design director, principal, Gensler, Chicago, IL
 

 
[T211] - BLURRING THE LINES AND TRANSCENDING BOUNDARIES IN CORPORATE REAL ESTATE
 
Tuesday, June 12 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Perhaps in no other domain of corporate real estate have boundaries disappeared and lines blurred than in the workplace/corporate office domain. Co-working has become the norm, and the inclusion of employee amenities and alternative places for work, the expected. Our session will look into questions of how has this change impacted your portfolio strategy, including your business plan as a corporate executive, chief people officer or a facilities manager responsible maintaining the health and well-being of the company’s staff or occupants of your buildings. Through an interactive presentation process, attendees can expect to learn strategies to develop agile workplaces that support its occupants and gain insight into organizational development and change management. [INTERMEDIATE][FM]
 
  • Mark Adams, IIDA, vice president and studio leader, SmithGroup JJR, Inc., Phoenix, AZ
  • Arnold Craig Levin, AIA, IFMA, principal and workplace strategist, SmithGroupJJR, Inc., Washington, DC.
 

 
[T212] - BLEISURE TRENDING: IMPACTS ON WORK AND TRAVEL SPACE
 
Tuesday, June 12 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
The largest workforce generation in history continues to disrupt perceptions of business and leisure, of and travel. In doing so, this generation is seeking to explore something new and expand their horizons. In this seminar, we’ll ask the questions with serious implications for workplace designers. For example, how are workplaces and travel spaces evolving and blurring to respond to the satisfaction drivers of this cohort? Given that engagement and loyalty are now equally valued in the worlds of work and travel, understanding the parallels and reciprocating nature of these has become a design imperative. You’ll also learn how bleisure opportunities are influencing, attracting and retaining employees. [INTERMEDIATE][PS][INST][OF]
 
  • John Trosino, design strategist, Jacobs, Philadelphia, PA
 

 
[T213] - THE EVOLUTION OF TEXTILES
 
Tuesday, June 12 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Aware designers often wonder how the world of textiles is evolving. Participants in our seminar will learn about the evolution of textile design and technology, its specifics, its ramifications and its future. Our well-known speaker will be focusing on textiles performance, including Trevira CS, digital printing, conversions, abrasion testing, FR testing and light fastness. Our speaker will also provide insider insight on how to choose material, construction and color. By the end of the presentation, you will walk away with knowledge on how to develop a textile scheme for your projects that meets performance expectations. Come ready to be inspired and create your own legacy! [ADVANCED][HOSP][PD][RES]
 
  • Andrea Rubelli, chairman, Donghia, New York, NY
 

 
[T214] - FUTURE TRENDS: THE CONNECTING CIRCLE OF COLOR
 
Tuesday, June 12 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
From down-to-earth utility shades, to those hues that radiate intensity, colors for AW 19/20 are generating multi-dimensional visual perspectives. Join us in this seminar to discover personalized mixtures and usages for the forecasted colors that provide a circle of completion and connection for the contract industry. [INTERMEDIATE][FOD][OF]
 
  • Leatrice Eiseman, color specialist, executive director, Pantone, Bainbridge Island, WA
 

 
[T215] - EVERYWHERE HAS A WHY: HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN FOR TODAY’S TECH-ENABLED WORKER
 
Tuesday, June 12 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Although technology has given us the freedom to work from almost anywhere, many employees still desire a strong sense of place. Successful organizations realize the centrality of place in their corporate cultures. Attendees will learn how workplace designers are creating spaces, both low- and high-tech. We’ll discuss the intersection of people, place, purpose, as well as the designer’s key role in creating spaces that take human-centered design to a new and winning level. [INTERMEDIATE][OF][PD]
 
  • Cheryl Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP, executive vice president and CEO, International Interior Design Association, Chicago, IL
  • Jan Johnson, FIIDA, vp of design and workplace resurces, Allsteel, Muscatine, IA
  • Todd Heiser, IIDA, principal, Gensler, Chicago, IL
 

 
[T216] - DESIGNING FOR TOMORROW: THE IMPORTANCE OF FLEXIBLE DESIGN IN HEALTHCARE
 
Tuesday, June 12 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
With escalating healthcare costs and rapidly changing modalities for healthcare delivery, there is increasing pressure to design the proper physical environment. Designers must create environments that can adapt and change easily, with little effort, minimal cost or disruption of hospital operations. In this seminar, we’ll examine how to designing flexible spaces next to hard spaces, standardization of typical rooms, finish selections and physical plant design can all have a significant impact. We will also look at how flexible design can play a role in adaptive reuse when converting an existing building into a healthcare facility, a growing trend in today’s healthcare market. To send the point home, we’ll investigate a case study that encapsulates important lessons and guidelines. [INTERMEDIATE][FOD][HC][HSW]
 
  • Janet Kobylka, NCIDQ, AAHID, EDAC, LEED AP, senior interior designer, Workplace Solutions, Dallas, TX
  • Ardis Hutchins, AIA, IIDa, AAHID, EDAC, interior architect, UW Health, Madison, WI
 

 
[T217] - STANDARDS, ENGAGEMENT AND TRENDS IN COMMERCIAL INTERIORS, AND WHY PRODUCTS MATTER
 
Tuesday, June 12 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
This seminar offers a review of the value of standards for commercial furniture and how materials can affect employee engagement. It is intended to familiarize the A&D community, facility managers, commercial building owners, end users, dealers, and manufacturers with the issues associated with why standards matter and why employee engagement can be affected by quality materials and how it applies to their everyday need to specify sustainable products. We will identify specific standards that apply to safety and performance and the implications of what a lack of standards can mean to products. We will discuss the changing physiology of our populations and how employee engagement is affected by materials and design. [INTERMEDIATE][DS][FM][OF]
 
  • Jennifer Wammack, director of outreach, BIFMA, Grand Rapids, MI
 

 
[T218] - PIONEERS OF INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING; TRACKING THE HEALTH OF YOUR DESIGNS IN REAL-TIME
 
Tuesday, June 12 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Human health has become a primary concern for our industry. Participants in our workshop will discover how programs are asking the FF&E community to adhere to new rigorous standards for transparency and VOC (off-gassing). Although the furniture industry has for years been subject to tests accounting for the off-gassing of their products, unawareness and misinformation still abounds when it comes to the IAQ of buildings themselves post-occupancy. One pointed question we’ll address is: Are we missing the bigger picture? Using a case study, our three experts will illustrate how they applied a new standard to track IAQ in real-time and are using the results to advance our collective knowledge for healthier buildings. [BASIC][GR][FT][HSW]
 
  • Anjanette Green, director, standards development, RESET, Shanghai, China
  • Mark Bettin, vice president, engineering and sustainability, Vornado, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., Chicago, IL
  • Shona O Dea, senior associate and building analyst, DLR Group, Chicago, IL
 

 
[T219] - LATEST TRENDS IN DESIGNING SPACES FOR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
 
Tuesday, June 12 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Dedicated designers know that universities and colleges have become more competitive than ever in trying to attract and retain students. In our workshop, we’ll investigate the way that the design of the campus, buildings, classroom interiors and dormitories is a crucial component when prospective students are making their college education decision. Gone are the days of painted concrete block and uncomfortable furnishings. This presentation will provide attendees with the latest trends in designing spaces for higher education. In doing so, we’ll cover a broad range of finishes, furnishings, colors and color palettes to create spaces that encourage attendees to linger and collaborate. [BASIC][INST]
 
  • Holly Cline, IDEC,DMI, ASID, department chiar, department of design, Radford University, Radford, VA
  • Kristin Machac, assistant professor, design thinking, Radford University, Radford, VA
  • William White, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, project architect, facilities planning & construction, Radford University, Radvord, VA
 

 
[T221] - CORPORATE COWORKING AS INNOVATION DRIVER
 
Tuesday, June 12 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Our speaker will illustrate how corporations can successfully adopt the coworking approach. Our presentation will reveal an investigation focused on the success stories of and lessons learned from 15 companies globally that have built their own coworking spaces. We will reveal the drivers behind creating these spaces, their expected and unexpected benefits, and we will also look at how results and performance are measured. This seminar will also answer these demanding questions: Are corporations ready for open innovation?; and, can they directly apply the commercial coworking model with all its fundamental values, such as openly sharing information or placing learning over expertise? In answering them, we’ll learn about the four main paradoxes that are shaping our thinking about the workplace today. [INTERMEDIATE][OF][PD]
 
  • Gabor Nagy, CorNet, IFMA, EDRA, research program manager, Haworth, Inc., San Francisco, CA
 

 
[T222] - FITWEL: A NEW HIGH-IMPACT, COST-EFFECTIVE CERTIFICATION FOR HEALTHY BUILDINGS AND INTERIORS
 
Tuesday, June 12 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
In this seminar, we’ll identify and illustrate a valuable new design system. As our case study, we’ll examine the Fitwel Certification System, which was created by experts in public health and design. This new, low-cost and user-friendly system offers strategies to develop, design and maintain health-promoting environments across multi-tenant and single-tenant buildings, as well as commercial interiors. Participants will learn about the system, how best to use it, as a best-practices example of how to design and build healthy spaces and places. [ADVANCED][FOD][GR][HSW]
 
  • Joan Blumenfeld, FIIDA, FAIA, LEED ID+C, principal, Perkins+Will, New York, NY
  • James Brewer, workplace strategist, Steelcase, New York, NY
  • Reena Agarwal, founding chief operating officer, Center for Active Design, New York, NY
 

 
[T223] - THE IMPACTS OF VISION ON HEALTH AND WELLNESS
 
Tuesday, June 12 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Visually supportive design is an important consideration for all environments. Participants will gain an understanding of how the visual quality of the interior can impact our mental, physical and social health, as well as our overall wellbeing. We will explore the requirements of the WELL Building Standard impacted by visual perception and the human body’s response to daylight. Discussion will include recommendations on designing holistic, visually supportive environments for wellbeing that address the WELL building standard requirements, including an emphasis on designing for lighting effectiveness as opposed to lighting efficiency. A variety of evidence-based design tools, techniques and guidelines for creating safe and supportive visual environments will be reviewed. We’ll pay special attention to such visual influences as circadian rhythm, physiological conditions, mobility and independence, as well as how each is particularly affected by architectural and lighting conditions. [INTERMEDIATE][FOD][HSW][LT][OF]
 
  • Nancy Clanton, PE, FIES, FIALD, LEED Fellow, president, Clanton & Associates, Boulder, CO
  • Dr. Dennis Siemsen, OD, MHPE, optometrist and low vision specialist, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Erin Schambureck, IIDA, ASID, EDRA, interior designer, CRW Architecture+Design Group, Rochester, MN
 

 
[T225] - DESIGN WITH INTENT FOR THE FUTURE
 
Tuesday, June 12 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
As we move beyond the single attribute of recycled content to meet LEEDv4 requirements, we must find a way to simplify the process. To meet the changing industry demands, we need to understand what is required, how we can implement these changes and why our industry positively impacts on the health of our population and planet. This session with explain LEED v4 criteria like EPD, C2C, HPD and Declare, and show how design leaders all over the country are using tools like Mindful Materials, Portico and other programs to implement these changes into their organizations. [INTERMEDIATE][GR][FM]
 
  • Tim Conway, vice president, Shaw Industries, Inc., Dalton, GA
 

 
[T226] - THE NEW K-12 SCHOOL LIBRARY
 
Tuesday, June 12 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Libraries today in K-12 facilities are more commonly being referred to as a Media Commons. The library’s sole focus of providing a quiet place to study and keep books on hand is changing. Libraries are now serving students in a multitude of purposes. Books are still being stored, but now technology is too, students are encouraged to stay and socialize, even loudly, and “the maker space” trend is making an impact. The library turned media commons is becoming the heartbeat of the school once again. In this seminar we will discuss all the varied functions the libraries now serve, how to work with your client to determine the programming they want to include, organizing furniture to utilize the available square footage, and how to make the library/media commons the heartbeat of the school once again. [INTERMEDIATE][PS][INST]
 
  • Kalie Sheppard, IIDA, interior designer, MA+Architecture, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Veronica Burns, IIDA, interior designer, MA+Architecture, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Andrea Durbin, IIDA, interior designer, MA+Architecture, Oklahoma City, OK
 

 
[T227] - CULTURALLY SPECIFIC OFFICE DESIGN: INSIGHTS FROM AIRBNB
 
Tuesday, June 12 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Airbnb has more than 25 international offices and a growing global presence, but how can designers create culturally sensitive standards that also adhere to global, corporate functionality standards. The pressing question we’ll address in this seminar is the following: In an ever-more connected, global culture, how do we preserve and celebrate what makes us unique, but still bring people together and help them bond over common corporate culture? We’ll review Airbnb office case studies from North America, Europe, and Asia to illustrate elements of human nature and design psychology that our team has found to be universal versus those that are more culturally specific. [BASIC][OF]
 
  • Rebecca Ruggles, NCIDQ, lead interior designer, Airbnb, San Francisco, CA
 

 
[T229] - BIOPHILIC DESIGN: WHAT INTERIOR DESIGNERS NEED TO KNOW TO IMPLEMENT IT WITH COMPELLING CASE STUDIES
 
Tuesday, June 12 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
We can use the emerging field of Biophilic Design to create building interiors that connect people to nature; that are connected to their place and mimic the sensory delights of a hike through the woods; that evoke the emotions we feel when immersed in water, that bring nature's smells, sounds, colors and textures indoors. This seminar will explore clear and compelling case studies of built projects that illustrate Biophilic Design strategies in interior spaces. Participants will leave will practical resources, tools and tips they can use to embrace this newly emerging field. [INTERMEDIATE][GR][OF]
 
  • Tracy Backus, WELL AP, LEED AP ID+C, director of sustainable programs, Teknion, Washington, DC
  • Amanda Sturgeon, CEO, International Living Future Institute, Seattle, WA
 

 
[T230] - MU WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL—LOW-INTERVENTION BIRTHING ROOMS
 
Tuesday, June 12 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
The expectant mothers of new generation want low-intervention birthing rooms. Attendant and sensitive designers understand this. In this seminar, we’ll cover the relevant design features, such as hydrotherapy, the Murphy bed and other specialized equipment. Because of this and other patient-centered approaches, our hospital recently received important global designations, and this seminar can help designers interested in replicating our experience and success. The ultimate design goal is to create homelike atmosphere for mother and newborn alike. [INTERMEDIATE][FC/R][HC][HSW]
 
  • Shelly Vincent-Masek, MHA, MOSHE, manager, healthcare planning, University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia, MO
  • Daniel Zumwalt, health facilities managing architect, University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia, MO
  • Paulette Wilkinson, ASID, MHA, MOSHE, NCIDQ, interior designer, University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia, MO
 

 
[T232] - EXPANDING OUR PERCEPTION, PREPARING FOR EXPONENTIAL INNOVATION: DESIGNING FOR SINGULARITY
 
Tuesday, June 12 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
As we speculate about the future of design, we find inspiration in voices that interpolate between reality and futurism. A leading voice is Ray Kerzweil's. Our speakers will investigate his concept of singularity, in which exponential and ever-accelerating innovations in technology blend humans and computers into an infinitely smarter, faster, more effective and creative world. Our speakers will also share key concepts behind singularity, and how those ideas will impact buildings and the exploration of future environments. We will look at nanotech, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and machine learning, among other concepts, to demonstrate how these exponential innovations will transform the future of design. Lastly, our speakers will provide key take-away ideas that we as designers can explore immediately to make our designs more adaptable. [INTERMEDIATE][FOD][FT]
 
  • Thomas Eliaeson, AIA, LEED AP, A4LE, design director/community, Little Diversified, Charlotte, NC
  • Jim Thompson, AIA, LEED AP, design director/interior environments, Little Diversified, Charlotte, NC
 

 
[T233] - CO-DESIGN: WHEN THE DESIGN ARCHITECT + ARCHITECT OF RECORD RELATIONSHIP WORKS
 
Tuesday, June 12 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
As the design process becomes more collaborative, the traditional role of design architect and architect of record also shifts. The design architect (DA) and architect of record (AOR) model offers benefits to both parties, as well as to the client. By capitalizing on the strengths of each firm, clearly defining the roles of each contributor and drawing upon new collaborative technologies and techniques, a new model for a design and documentation process is explored through a case study for an international skin care products retailer that focuses on hyper localized design solutions. In this seminar the speakers will discuss how and when to set up the design architect / architect of record role, the pros and cons for each party, how to structure contracts and set up lines of communications to benefit all parties, including the client and the benefit of the roles [INTERMEDIATE][FOD][PD][RET]
 
  • Will Teass, AIA, principal, Teass Warren Architects, Washington, DC
  • Jeremy Barbour, AIA, principal, Tacklebox Architecture, PLLC, Brooklyn, NY
 

 
[T234] - FROM EXCESS TO EVERYDAY, THE EVOLUTION AND DEMAND FOR LUXURY
 
Tuesday, June 12 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Luxury used to mean flashy jewels and five-star hotel; or, in another word: indulgence. But the word luxury has morphed beyond high price points. It has transcended excess, now encompassing something less tangible. Today, luxury is simplicity, uniqueness and all about our experiences. Attendees will learn which materials, finishings, fixtures and other elements and details help to create a unique experience, thereby infusing a sense of luxury—and not just for the elite. Participants will glean which details and products to incorporate into a luxury design that some may say are trending but are in fact becoming a norm. [INTERMEDIATE][RES]
 
  • Chritopher Grubb, NKBA, IIDA, president and founder, Arch-Interiors Design Group, Beverly Hills, CA
 

 
Wednesday, June 13
 
[W301] - THE ADVANCED BEGINNER CLASS ON SOCIAL MEDIA: WHAT YOU NEED, HOW TO USE IT AND WHAT PROCESS MAKES IT PAY
 
Wednesday, June 13 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Get hands-on lessons for every single step to become an expert in Twitter, Instagram, Constant Contact and LinkedIn. With such expertise, you’ll be able to blow your firm’s visibility and profits out of the water. Attendees of this seminar will see how utilizing these tools properly will justify spending time on social media platforms. You’ll learn how to use these tools on your phones in real time, how they play with each other, why each one is important and take away multiple reasons to implement them in your firm. By the finish of the seminar, you’ll be able to return to office armed with a phone filled with apps that you now know how to use and electronic action tools, both of which will help boost your firm’s ROI. You’ll also be able to integrate the more traditional electronic newsletters with the newer, existing social media platforms. [INTERMEDIATE]
 
  • Marilynn Deane Mendel, president, WinSpin CIC, Inc., Fredrickburg, VA
 

 
[W306] - DIGGIN' THE GIG ECONOMY
 
Wednesday, June 13 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
In this seminar, you’ll discover how the gig economy represents more than a trend that will quickly fade. Our dedicated speakers will lay out this new economic landscape and how it will influence the use, design and finances of workspace. We’ll address the pertinent, future-forward questions, such as the following: will a new workforce be less place based and more dispersed geographically?; does the Gig worker have a positive or negative impact on teaming and collaboration? and how will companies accommodate a flexing workforce? We will share research and ideas on how a young generation is bringing new views on work, careers, customized job pursuits and goals. Simultaneously, companies need to hire and retain the best and brightest. It’s a challenging future! [INTERMEDIATE][OF]
 
  • Mary Lee Duff, IIDA, LEED AP, principal and director of workplace strategy, IA Interiors, San Francisco, CA
  • Mary Clare Garrity, IIDA, LEED AP, senior workplace strategist, IA Interior Architects, Los Angeles, CA
 

 
[W308] - ENHANCING THE PATIENT AND FAMILY EXPERIENCE
 
Wednesday, June 13 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
Patient satisfaction is a top goal of hospitals, and the physical environment is a major enhancer of the patient experience. This session will share what specifics of the built environment are proven to enhance patient and family experience through post-occupancy studies, including the best value options for money spent. Also, we’ll zero in on recent studies and outline key elements identified by research organizations that directly improve patient experience. We’ll look at how healthcare facility design can support operational and environmental changes translating into higher patient satisfaction HCAHPS scores and increased hospital revenues, with the least capital costs. Ultimately, we’ll identify key services that architects and engineers can provide to improve patient experience. [INTERMEDIATE]
 
  • Sheila Cahnman, FAIA, FACHA, LEED AP, president, JumpGarden Consulting, LLC., Wilmette, IL
 

 
[W309] - EMPOWERING YOUR TEAM
 
Wednesday, June 13 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
This presentation will focus on how an organization can transition from a bureaucracy to an empowered team. With the influx of millennials entering the work force, it’s becoming more important than ever that business leaders learn how to motivate their teams in different ways. Developing the appropriate leadership style is critical to reducing employee turn-over and to having a high performing team. During the course of the seminar, you’ll about your current leadership style and how to modify your behavior to build stronger team relationships. You’ll also learn how to transition your organization from one of rules and bureaucracy to a more open and empowered team, and in doing so, lead by example, with a servant leadership style. [DS][PD]
 
  • Steve Hillis, senior vice president and senior consultant, FMI Management Consulting, Canton, GA
 

 
[W310] - MODERN MOBILITY AND MOTHERHOOD: LACTATION SOLUTIONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY FACILITY
 
Wednesday, June 13 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
If 90% of mothers breastfed exclusively for their children’s’ first six months, the United States would save $18.5 billion in overall costs and over 3,300 maternal and infant lives annually. Unfortunately, 60% of American women do not meet their own breastfeeding goals because they lack the support necessary to continue breastfeeding. The ACA mandates that employers with more than 50 employees provide a location other than a restroom for mothers to use a breast pump, and new state and municipal policies are raising the bar on breastfeeding accommodation even higher. We’ll review best practices for bringing facilities into compliance, smart lactation space design that considers both the physiology of the task at hand, as well as the constraints of the modern workplace and public buildings. We’ll also explore how human centered design can create an optimal experience for breastfeeding mothers, including case studies of lactation room design solutions. [BASIC][FOD][PS][FM][HSW][INST]
 
  • Sascha Mayer, CEO and co-founder, Mamava, Burlington, VT
 

 
[W311] - HIGH IMPACT PROPOSALS
 
Wednesday, June 13 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
Discover how to take your current proposals to the next level to bring home the win every time. Find out what separates a good proposal from a great proposal; how to win over potential clients with the key elements of your proposals; how to make a lasting impression about your firm in the RFP (without going over the top); and how to position yourself to win the project ... even before the RFP has been issued. [INTERMEDIATE][FM][PD]
 
  • Frank Stasiowski, president and CEO, PSMJ Resources, Newton, MA
 

 
[W312] - APPLYING THE WELLNESS PRINCIPLES OF THE WELL BUILDING STANDARD TO RESIDENTIAL INTERIORS
 
Wednesday, June 13 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
This seminar provides designers with the necessary steps for incorporating the principles of the Well Building Standard into residential design projects. As this standard is currently a certification model for commercial spaces, the principles translate to any interior environment. Also, interior design elements and factors can impact the human body, either for good or bad. This key standard focuses on the systems of the body—such as cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine and immune—and how the choices we make as designers effect people’s health, comfort, competency and happiness. We will introduce the basic wellness-based principles of the Well Building Standard and how to apply them to any residential project. [INTERMEDIATE][GR][HSW][RES]
 
  • Jase Frederick, ASID, WELL AP, LEED AP, owner and lead designer, Jase Frederick Design, Evanston, IL
 

 
[W313] - WITH CREATIVITY IN MIND: APPLYING DESIGN PSYCHOLOGY TO INNOVATION-DRIVEN ENVIRONMENTS
 
Wednesday, June 13 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
If you’re intrigued by design psychology and looking to incorporate it into your firm’s work, this seminar will help you do so. Environments that foster creativity and innovation are increasingly valued by clients in the office, retail, institutional, educational, hospitality, healthcare and residential markets. Fortunately, we now possess a wealth of scientific data on how the physical environment affects creative thinking and problem-solving. Architects, interior designers, manufacturers and contractors who incorporate these findings into their projects and products will gain competitive advantage for both their clients and themselves. This presentation introduces the fundamentals of environmental psychology, as well as how they can be leveraged to maximize idea generation within interior space. We’ll discuss a range of topics such as color, lighting, sound, temperature, furniture and fixtures, wall and floor finishes and space planning. [INTERMEDIATE][OF]
 
  • Donald Rattner, AIA, architect, Donald M. Rattner, Cos Cob, CT
 

 
[W314] - WHO BENEFITS FROM COWORKING? TRENDS AND CHALLENGES
 
Wednesday, June 13 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Coworking, an alternative to the traditional office, has been characterized as working alone. By 2018, over one million people worldwide will work in coworking spaces. Given this new trend and reality, designers need a thorough understanding of the effects of concept, organization, structure and design of coworking space on coworkers’ performance, well-being and behaviors. In this presentation, we’ll concentrate on the ways that geographic location, spatial layout, amenities and management contribute to the success or failure of coworking space. Based on research about global coworking practices, demographics, personalities of coworkers and the challenges both of, and to, the local environment; we’ll offer recommendations to enable designers, facility managers and developers to create and deliver successful environments. [INTERMEDIATE][FOD][OF][PD]
 
  • Dr. Caren Martin, CID, NCIDQ, ASID, IDEC, principal, Martin & Guerin Design Research, LLC., Minneapolis, MN
  • Maureen Monhollen, CID, NCIDQ, IDEC, IIDA, interior designer, University of Minnesota, Roseville, MN
 

 
[W315] - NAVIGATING THE PATH TO A WELL WORKFORCE
 
Wednesday, June 13 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
The path to wellness for office workers, although based on good intentions, has not delivered the desired results. Chronic disease and healthcare costs continue to rise, and business organizations are grappling with declining employee engagement. The global workforce is not healthy from either a physical, emotional or performance standpoint. This seminar will discuss how to shift our efforts to develop a sustainable state of well-being that includes physical health, meaningful work and a high-performing workforce. We will examine the last 2 years of over 100 corporate leaders; experts in healthcare, human resources, wellness, architecture, construction, workplace strategy, office design and furnishings, change management, technology, workplace analytics and sustainability worked together to create a vision for the future of well-being. This Well Mindshift research project revealed four elements essential to shifting collective behavior and providing a meaningful and healthy work-life for people. This session shares the process we used, and insights gained to deliver a ‘Well Workforce’. [INTERMEDIATE][HSW][OF]
 
  • Dr. Michael O'Neill, lead, global workplace research and strategy, Haworth, Inc., Holland, MI
  • Rex Miller, IFMA, CoreNet, USPTA, thought leader, author, Go Mindshift LLC, North Richards Hills, TX
 

 
[W316] - CAN LED STANDARDS PREDICT PRODUCT PERFORMANCE IN THE FIELD?
 
Wednesday, June 13 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
LED lamps and fixtures are the most popular lighting technology available today. Yet, OLED use is also growing. The primary question from designers as well as facility managers is the following: How do I tell which are the good ones? Help in selecting quality luminaires comes from understanding the standards available for solid-state products. Some standards cover characteristics such as light output, color, lifetime; others involve safety testing; still others provide performance criteria for utility rebates and incentives. In this presentation, our speaker will review the various standards, including what they can and cannot predict for satisfactory product performance in the field. As a consequence, attendees will be able to grasp the importance that standards have in predicting luminaire lifetime, and why that information is often not enough to make good economic decisions for facilities. [INTERMEDIATE][FOD][FT][HSW][LT]
 
  • Dr. John Curran, president, LED Transformations, LLC, Bluffon, SC
 

 
[W317] - THE PERFECT CHAIR DESIGN INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES ON MERGING FORM, FUNCTION AND STYLE
 
Wednesday, June 13 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Join us for a lively discussion through the creative lens of a distinguished panel of industry leaders about the quest for the perfect chair and how the chairs we choose, define the spaces in which we live. The discussion will explore form, function and style--the key components of the well-designed chair, how chairs inform and influence designing functional environments, as well as an historical perspective on evolution of modern chair and the conflict between creating inspirational designs that have mass appeal. [INTERMEDIATE][OF][RES]
 
  • Richard Townsend, executive director, Driehaus Museum, Chicago, IL
  • Tom Stringer, ASID, founder and president, Tom Stringer Design Partners, Chicago, IL
  • Amy Auscherman, corporate archivist, Herman Miller, Inc., Zeeland, MI
  • Vivian Beer, furniture designer/maker, Vivian Beer Studio, Manchester, NH
 

 
[W318] - MAGIC HAPPENS WHEN WE INVITE PEOPLE INTO THE PROCESS
 
Wednesday, June 13 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Mark Zuckerberg asserts “When you give everyone a voice and give people power, the system usually ends up in a really good place.” And while design professionals and their customers might hesitate to invite many voices into the process, magic tends to occur when we do, like break-through innovations, better problem solving, and accelerated acceptance of change. Join this candid conversation to learn why, when, and how to invite stakeholder input without losing control. Case studies involving charrettes, visioning sessions, and appreciative inquiry will provide the evidence you need to confidently broaden your list of participants and experience unprecedented success. [INTERMEDIATE][OF][PD]
 
  • Cheryl Duvall, president, Avance LLC, Annapolis, MD
 

 
[W319] - ROOM ACOUSTICS: HOW THEY CONTRIBUTE TO CREATE HAPPIER AND HEALTHIER WORKSPACES
 
Wednesday, June 13 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
From an evolutionary and historical backdrop, we will approach acoustics from a different groundbreaking perspective and prove why both psychological and physical boundaries prevent workers to collaborate and feel happy in an open space environment. A well balanced air,light and sound treatment are key to create healthy workspaces, which we will underline. Attendees will discover the necessity of good sound treatment and not face acoustics any longer as a an afterthought. We will provide clear insights and working tools to define how much sound is needed to balance any given space. Finally we will show why acoustics should be fully integrated in any well-being and health regulation program. New technologies will contribute to a better implementation. [INTERMEDIATE][FT][HSW][OF]
 
  • Daniel Verlooven, global acoustic ambassador, BuzziSpace, High Point, NC
 

 
[W320] - CONVERTING LEGACY BUILDINGS TO MEET MODERN WORKPLACE NEEDS
 
Wednesday, June 13 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Outdated corporate buildings across the country fail to meet modern workplace needs. If 1980s buildings struggle to attract new tenants, should they be renovated, redeveloped or razed? Amidst a myriad of issues—financing, programming needs, public opinion and more—this session will explore repurposing underperforming real estate using design concepts that are more affordable and sustainable than building ground-up, one floor at a time. From addressing challenges of having multiple tenants occupying the same floor, to creating opportunities for human connections in a digital day, speakers will discuss why we shouldn’t rule these buildings out of the modern workplace mix. [ADVANCED][FOD][FC/R][OF]
 
  • Brigitte Preston, RID, LEED AP ID+C, co-owner and principal of design, lauckgroup, Dallas, TX
  • Julie Gauthier, RID, IIDA, LEED AP, associate principal & director, lauckgroup, Houston, TX
 

 
[W321] - ACT LOCAL: MAKER CULTURE AND THE DESIGN PROFESSIONS
 
Wednesday, June 13 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
This seminar will chart the rise of Maker Culture as it reflects a renewed interest in authenticity that comes from a connection between Maker and consumer. Historically, technology enabled mass-production of objects devoid of craft. Today, as technology enables democratized production that approaches artisanal quality, does that mean anyone can be a maker? As the influence of this novel culture continues to grow from the classroom to the marketplace, to the workplace, the response from architects and designers has the potential for significant social, environmental and local economic impact on the communities they serve. The future of manufacturing is small, artisanal and connected to the community. Attendees will also learn about the process for working with artisans and makers as integrated members of a project team that bridge roles of design and construction/fabrication. [INTERMEDIATE][FOD][GR][PD]
 
  • David Euscher, ASID, IIDA, LEED AP, Associate AIA, vice president / interiors studio leader, Corgan, Houston, TX
 

 
[W323] - APPLYING WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES TO CONNECTED LIGHTING AS A CATALYST FOR THE INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT)
 
Wednesday, June 13 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
This presentation’s speaker will address the advantages and ramifications of wireless technologies in the realms of connected lighting and the Internet of Things. This seminar will incorporate how we use wireless controls to reduce energy waste and how wireless controls can lead us to the connected world of the Internet of Things. We will examine the ways that history has brought lighting and controls to the point they are today, discussing why wireless is now being seen as a leading solution for connected lighting applications. We will cover the most commonly used wireless control technologies and the basics of how they work, so as to more fully understand proper application of cyber security and design. We will look at triggers in our controls application that may require Information Technology (I.T.) personnel, as well as what information I.T. may need to assist with addressing access and security concerns. Finally, we will discuss the role that wireless connected lighting is playing in the Internet of Things, relying on real world examples of its use improving occupant safety and welfare. [INTERMEDIATE][FOD][FT][HSW][OF]
 
  • Lindsey Fimek, PE, LC, specification sales manager, lighting systems, Eaton, Chicago, IL
 

 
[W326] - HOME MODIFICATIONS AND INDEPENDENT AGING: HOW INTERIOR DESIGNERS ARE CONTRIBUTING AND WHERE THEY ARE BEING EXCLUDED
 
Wednesday, June 13 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Interior designers recognize the ideal scenario for the aging population is to age in place independently, and with dignity. But designers are often left out of the equation, as much work being done on home modifications to support the aging population is done without them. Our seminar aims to address this issue, in part because those who are called to work with aging consumers are often challenged to change consumer expectations regarding the creation of safe, healthy homes that don’t look like institutional facilities. Current research indicates beautiful new products, including appropriate building systems and safe home technology, can empower us as designers to create spaces which support people staying in the homes they love. [INTERMEDIATE][FT][HSW][RES]
 
  • Denise McAllister Wilder, NCDIQ, interior designer, Densie McAllister Wilder Consuting, Kokomo, IN