Monday, June 13
 
[M100] - DESIGNING FOR FOCUS WORK
 
Monday, June 12 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
A poorly designed and distracting workplace, and one in which collaboration is favored over focus work, often leads to a poor staff performance. To overcome these three obstacles, in this seminar you'll uncover the myth of multitasking to learn how focus work is crucial even in collaboration, as well as how your firm should design for both. You'll assess how attention, distraction, flow and situational awareness play vital roles in focus work, learning the telling facts about human cognition in the process. You'll also examine how the physical workplace helps determine not only performance, but also your firm's bottom line. To fully encapsulate your newfound knowledge and create a high-performing firm, you'll apply the five key design elements. [INTERMEDIATE][OF]
 
  • Dr. Gabor Nagy, research program manager, Haworth, Inc., San Francisco, CA
 

 
[M101] - A MATERIAL WORLD: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF FLOORING MATERIAL INFLUENCE ON PATIENT, STAFF AND VISITOR SAFETY, SATISFACTION AND QUALITY OF CARE
 
Monday, June 12 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
Those who use patient rooms the most (patients, staff and visitors) are the ones most affected by the indoor environmental quality (IEQ), especially the flooring materials. To best understand how flooring materials influence safety, satisfaction and quality of care, we'll examine the IEQ by focusing on lighting, acoustics, thermal comfort and air contaminants. We'll determine priorities for flooring selection such as cost, cleaning, safety, patients' comfort and quality of care. Training an eye on staff and patient preferences for flooring and preventing accidents, we'll review the design implications for everyone's experience and safety. [BASIC][FC/R][HC][HSW]
 
  • Dr. Debra Harris, AAHID, CEO, RAD Consultants, Austin, TX
 

 
[M103] - SUSTAINABILITY FOR BIM PROJECTS - MAKING SMART CHOICES
 
Monday, June 12 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
One huge challenge of BIM projects is that 90% have no sustainability information about the featured project, leading to difficulties in assessing projects for LEED and WELL systems. The challenge arose from inaccurate and outdated manual inputting. We propose a solution: to use new BIM tools to more effectively search, discover, update sustainable products and access supporting documentation. We’ll hone in on best practices for evaluating these new BIM tools, as well as learning how design teams have used the tools in actual projects. We’ll also give out information available in BIM tools and their use in both LEED and WELL projects.  [GR][FC/R][HSW]
 
  • Mark Rossolo, public affairs director, UL Environment, Marietta, GA
  • Mike Collins, CEO, Global Product Data, Rosewell, GA
 

 
[M104] - HOW TO USE THE IRS TAX CODE SECTION 179 AND SAVE MONEY
 
Monday, June 12 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
Do you really understand how to use the IRS Tax Code Section 179 to your full advantage? Do you even know what it is? This presentation will give you all the information you need to appreciate this underused tax advantage. The presenters will fully explain the code, and define “bonus depreciation;” analyze key factors, parameters and nuances of Section 179; clarify the impact of Section 179 on the furniture industry; and help you learn to make the most of this underused economic incentive. [BASIC][DS][PD]
 
  • Jerry Sweet, BOMA, president, NxtWall Architectural Walls, Kalamazoo MI
  • Joseph Costello, CPA, NxtWall Architectural Walls, Kalamazoo, MI
 

 
[M105] - FRACTAL GEOMETRY – PUTTING THE ARCH BACK IN ARCHITECTURE
 
Monday, June 12 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
Your father's geometry is not yours. Now, architects are embracing fractal geometry—the geometry of nature—to create both interior and exterior designs. Lightning doesn't travel in a straight line, fractal geometry teaches us, and we'll investigate the many ways fractal geometry defines our world and universe. Based on our investigation, we will show how to make a building fractal, since the shape of sustainability and biophilic design can tie them closely to nature. Finally, although the fractal concept is new, it has actually reverberated through the history of architecture, and we'll look at some of the finest examples. [INTERMEDIATE][GR][FC/R]
 
  • Douglas Boldt, AIA, Green Assoc., senior project architect, Moody Nolan, Chicago, IL
 

 
[M106] - HOSPITALITY COMES TO THE OFFICE
 
Monday, June 12 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
Lauren Rottet will discuss how office design is taking cues from the great hoteliers in designing comfortable, service-oriented workspaces for today's office worker, client, and guest. In this special presentation, attendees will discover how the best hoteliers and hotel designers fine-tune every aspect of the design--from the overall plan to the private space and social shared space--to suit the needs of the customer while simultaneously creating a fun, relaxed environment. Rottet will reveal the design process, which involves conceptualizing and storytelling to set the right tone and paying attention to the minute details of design down to the uniforms, music, and scents—all in order to create guest comfort and satisfaction. She will also share examples of a number of hotels she has designed such as The Surrey on NYC's Upper East Side (which has remained the No. 1 Hotel in New York City since she designed it 9 years ago), the St. Regis in Aspen, new properties recently completed for Four Seasons and underway with Conrad Hilton, and her work with award-winning Viking Cruises. Attendees will walk away knowing how to captivate the employee and client from the moment they walk in the door--providing all their functional needs whilst making them feel welcome, comfortable, and special, and servicing them beyond what they have experienced in the corporate environment. [INTERMEDIATE][HOSP][OF]
 
  • Lauren Rottet, FAIA, FIIDA, NCARB, founding principal and president, Rottet Studio, New York, NY
 

 
[M109] - DESIGN, INFLUENCE AND THINGS WE’VE LEARNED FROM TELEVISION
 
Monday, June 12 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Television, in its popularity, has taught our residential clients many unrealistic expectations. In this seminar, we’ll uncover some of these expectations, such as expecting unrealistic budgets, designs based on a cartoon future (“The Jetsons”) and a reveal that can overwhelm the important underpinnings of quality and durability. Therefore, how do we help our clients unlearn these unrealistic, poorly conceived, recycled and overly showy ideas that belong on a Pinterest board, and replace them with the critical inquiry that’s at the root of architectural and interior design programs? We’ll start by determining the media’s influencers of design, followed by discovering how the blurring of work and home life affects design ideas and principles. Once we’ve decoded the source of our client’s unrealistic ideas, we can then move beyond them. To do so, we’ll address the fear and hesitation that keeps our clients fastened onto this view of television and other media. The clincher comes when we erase snapshot references and put in their place deeper design solutions, using all the wise and solid lessons we all learned in interior and architecture school. [BASIC][PS][INST][PD]
 
  • Paul Lewandowski, IIDA, AIA, design principal, Lavalle Brensinger Architects, Portland, ME
 

 
[M110] - EMPATHY + DESIGN: WHEN SERVICE DESIGN MEETS INTERIOR DESIGN
 
Monday, June 12 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Service design is rooted in design thinking, it emphasizes a co-creative, human-centered approach to designing goods and services. By shifting our focus towards empathy and away from purely product-based solutions, service design uses collaborative, engaging methods; it empowers designers (and clients) to gain an end-to-end understanding of services, fostering meaningful, holistic outcomes. In our seminar, we’ll outline the basic principles and touchpoints of service design, and offer a framework which designers can use to understand users. We’ll also share some current methods used in our industry, and mutual benefits to clients and designers. [BASIC][PD]
 
  • Christina Donaldson, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, design strategist, Gensler, Dallas, TX
  • Mike McKeown, strategy director, Gensler, Dallas, TX
 

 
[M112] - DEMYSTIFYING ACOUSTICS
 
Monday, June 12 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
After several years of studying the science of sound, we have seen a direct link between ambient sound levels and not only productivity but also the mental health and physical welfare of office workers.  This session will help demystify acoustics and educate designers, architects and facility managers about the need to consider acoustics at the start of a project.  Through examination of popular configurations for open floor plan spaces, conference rooms and other environments, we will show how acoustics can be balanced without sacrificing your design intent.  Attendees will develop a foundation in acoustics, including the basics of how sound travels, how much sound is too much and how to check for balance. [INTERMEDIATE][PS][FT][HSW][OF]
 
  • Daniel Verlooven, head of acoustics, BuzziSpace, High Point, NC
 

 
[M113] - 20TH & 21ST CENTURY HANDCRAFTED WALLCOVERINGS
 
Monday, June 12 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
We'll survey the array of 20th - and 21st -century wall coverings, from block printing to hand painting to inlaid materials to natural fibers. To bring us up to speed, we'll discover the earlier sources and methods for making handcrafted wall coverings. In this presentation, besides learning how such products are manufactured, we'll examine the canon of 20th - and 21st-century wallcovering work. We'll even get a ringside seat at an actual, live wallpaper making demonstration, delivered by a skilled artisan. Through this artisanal demonstration, we'll see firsthand the benefits and applications of artisanal products. [BASIC][HOSP][RES]
 
  • Joyce Romanoff, IIDA, NEWH, ASID, DFA, CEO, Maya Romanoff, Skokie, IL
 

 
[M115] - LIFE - CYCLE THINKING: ENERGY AND HUMAN HEALTH
 
Monday, June 12 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
While we designers know we’re going green, we’re often less sure about how to make doing so the most beneficial for energy and human health. To understand how, we’ll delve into the method of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), particularly how its role in Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) and how EPDs can most successfully perform product comparisons. To further help our understanding, we’ll explore the future of sustainability with green building, especially in regard to energy and human health. Along the way, we’ll define crucial concepts such as LCA, EPD and various green building benchmarks, being certain that we fully identify how all of these impact energy and human health. [BASIC][GR][HSW]
 
  • Holley Henderson, LEED Fellow, founder, H2 Ecodesign, Atlanta, GA
 

 
[M116] - HANDS OFF MY PLAY - DOH! THE IMPORTANCE OF SPACE AND FURNITURE IN EARLY EDUCATION
 
Monday, June 12 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
During the crucial K-5 years, children develop their learning styles, encounter possible learning impairments and learn to work with others, all during the time in their learning lives when they’re most sensitive to their environment. Because we want all students to receive the best education possible, we’ll hone in on their environments and their effects, especially how dynamic design can influence the way young children learn and grow. We’ll examine how to design environments that speaks to the children’s needs, as well as focusing on how to help teachers best engage high-touch, dynamic and innovative spaces. We’ll gain insights into how future classrooms can be forged to attain maximum flexibility, including the spatial and furniture requirements specific to early childhood education. To conclude, we’ll look to important design changes that improve the early childhood classroom. [BASIC][HSW][INST]
 
  • Brandea Morton, NCIDQ, IIDA, interior designer, DLR Group, Omaha, NE
  • Vanessa Schutte, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, principal/k-12 education leader, DLR Group, Omaha, NE
 

 
[M117] - THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION: EXPLORING NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN VIRTUAL REALITY
 
Monday, June 12 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
We are experiencing the dawn of the application of Virtual Reality in our industry. Will your firm learn how and when to use this game-changing but expensive technology – or be left behind? This session includes a brief history of the development of VR to help you understand where we are today and what to expect in the coming years. We’ll examine case studies to understand applications and lessons learned. We’ll also discuss how best to weigh the costs and benefits to determine which projects are the best candidates for VR. You’ll also come away with a practical sense of what you need to start a VR project, including considerations for customizing software to create the optimal experience. [INTERMEDIATE][PD]
 
  • Daniel Zeballos, ASAI, principal/production manager, Illustrate My Design, Alexandria, VA
  • Florencia Bialet, principal, Illustrate My Design, Alexandria, VA
 

 
[M118] - PREPARE TODAY FOR THE NEXT BUSINESS DOWNTURN
 
Monday, June 12 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Do you know how a recession would impact your business? After eight straight years of industry growth, it’s time for furniture dealers and all in the industry to plan proactively for the next downturn. In this session, you will learn to implement early warning systems to trigger action; use scenario planning and risk analysis to formulate contingency plans; and develop strategies to actively manage both profitability and liquidity. Actions taken now can mitigate risk and uncover growth opportunities! Equally important, the session will address how to identify and maintain your strengths, as well as balance cost-conscious frugality with bold innovation to ensure your business can survive, and even thrive, during the next downturn. [INTERMEDIATE][DS]
 
  • David Solomon, managing principal, Solomon Coyle, LLC, Alexandria, VA
 

 
[M119] - COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE: TECHNOLOGY AS BOTH DISRUPTOR AND ENABLER
 
Monday, June 12 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Disruption caused by technological breakthroughs is accelerating exponentially, changing the landscape of the modern workplace – and creating new opportunities for employees. At the same time, knowledge work in the age of smart machines is increasingly dependent on human-machine partnerships, creating a blended reality where the physical and the digital have a symbiotic relationship. In this session, we will explore the yet-to-be-defined workspace that lies between personal devices and the cloud. We will review the current state of technology and tools in the workplace as well as breakthroughs on the horizon and their impact on knowledge workers and the environments in which they work. Looking to the future, the speakers will outline the ways in which competitive intelligence might be human-machine centric and the user experience forever amplified. [ADVANCED][FM][FT][OF]
 
  • Jim Thompson, AIA, director of design, Little, Charlotte, NC
  • Jeff Gunther, founder, Metaform, Charlotte, NC
 

 
[M120] - THE RESIDENTIAL AMERICAN CRAFTSMAN STYLE: PAST AND PRESENT
 
Monday, June 12 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
For more than 100 years, the American Craftsman style has exerted considerable influence over residential architecture, interior design, furniture design and the decorative arts. As a comprehensive design and art movement, it remained popular into the 1930’s; in the decorative arts and architectural design, it has continued with numerous revivals through today. This presentation will define the characteristic hallmarks of the style, tracing its design influences and follow its progress up to the present day.  The speaker will present numerous examples to illustrate the impact of Arts and Crafts style on Prairie style architecture; demonstrate the persistence of American Craftsmen and Prairie decorative and structural details in 21st century design; and explain how current building materials and techniques can be used to translate the style and character of American Craftsman style.  [BASIC][RES]
 
  • Dr. Ellen Goode, ASID, IIDA, IDEC, professor of interior design, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC
 

 
[M121] - FURNITURE PLANNING THAT MEETS BUILDING CODES
 
Monday, June 12 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
The 2015 edition of the International Building Code contains exiting requirements for furniture planning that are different from prior codes. In this session, you will learn which sections of the IBC apply to furniture planning, and how to meet egress requirements, including how to determine aisle widths in business, mercantile and assembly uses. We will cover what the International Building Code is and why it is used; what IBC language is relevant to furniture planning; and how to apply the codes in furniture planning. Whether you are planning furniture and equipment into existing spaces or planning new spaces to accommodate it, this seminar will prepare you with information you need to meet building codes. [INTERMEDIATE][FM][HSW][OF]
 
  • Kimberly Marks, ASID, facility design manager, James Avery Jewelry, Kerrville, TX
 

 
[M122] - HUMANIZING DIAGNOSTIC & PROCEDURE SPACES IN HOSPITALS
 
Monday, June 12 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Advances in medicine have led to an increasing demand in hospitals for fully integrated labs that provide a complete array of diagnostic platforms within a single operating suite. In these sterile, potentially intimidating spaces, often bristling with ominous technology, it is vital to create a calming environment for patients, many of whom are under only local or twilight sedation. Learn how architects and designers, in collaboration with medical personnel, can use planning, finishes, color and glazing to create “patient well-being zones.” We’ll detail the ways in which multi-zoned, dimmable and color-changing lighting effects that simulate daylight can reduce stress and set a serene mood. We’ll also review strategies for hiding masses of cabling, which can tangle a medical suite in a spider web of cords and cables. This session will employ interactive learning through polling software, adding an element of audience participation that was used at Neocon 2016. [INTERMEDIATE][HC][HSW]
 
  • Dr. Rada Doytcheva, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, principal /head of design, RADA Architects Ltd, Chicago, IL
  • Marsha Spencer, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, project manager, Stantec Architecture, Chicago, IL
  • Mimi Troy, AIA, LEED AP, owner, Troy Architects, LLC, Barrington, IL
 

 
[M123] - THE RESILIENCE FACTOR – COMMERCIAL INTERIORS, CLIMATE CHANGE AND OCCUPANT WELL-BEING
 
Monday, June 12 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
This session explores the how and why of resilient design strategies as they relate to real estate searches, space planning and workplace design. As an extension of sustainability, designers can employ strategies that increase occupant awareness of changes in climate and other potential risks, creating a healthier overall environment.  This session will provide an overview of resilient design in commercial interiors; demonstrate how to assess site-specific risks; outline the key factors in a real estate search; and explore multiple web-based project assessment tools, together with the right project stage in which to employ each. [INTERMEDIATE][GR][HSW][OF]
 
  • Jon Penndorf, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, senior associate, Perkins+Will, Washington, DC
 

 
[M124] - A DESIGNER’S GUIDE TO PRODUCT LICENSING
 
Monday, June 12 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Calling all architects and designers interested in licensing their designs to manufacturers in exchange for royalties! Have you ever wanted to extend your brand through product design? Or wished you could earn royalty payments? This practical seminar addresses the basics of product licensing, from developing a portfolio through negotiating agreements and marketing. You will learn how to create a sample licensing agreement; discover the role an agent can play in facilitating relationships between designers and manufacturers; and explore the basic economics of product licensing. Participants will leave with a firm grasp of the key ingredients that make a successful product design program.  [BASIC][PD]
 
  • Alexander Lamis, FAIA, partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, New York, NY
 

 
[M125] - SALES PROCESS VERSUS SALES METHODOLOGY: MAXIMIZING YOUR SALES EFFORT
 
Monday, June 12 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Have you ever noticed that high performing sales teams have a significant trait in common?  They all have accountability to a defined sales process. A defined sales process cuts down on margin erosion, increases speed to market and increases the probability of the win.  Sales methodology, on the other hand, reflects personal selling styles, behaviors and activities. However, too often we confuse the two, and that’s not good for business. This seminar offers an overview of the contemporary dealer sales process, with a review of current trends in the field. We will learn to distinguish sales process from sales methodology to gain clarity about the difference and why it matters.  Attendees will encounter best practices in both the sales process and sales methodology, as well as gaining an understanding of how to use both to drive performance.  [INTERMEDIATE][DS]
 
  • Paul Holland, principal, Solomon Coyle, Alexandria, VA
 

 
[M126] - RISE OF HUMAN FACTOR
 
Monday, June 12 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
In the new work place, responding to the ping factor only seems crucial. In fact, the incessant beckoning of technology leads us away from efficiency, proficiency and the human factor—each other. To reverse this trend, in our seminar we’ll discover how to design a workplace based on humans, not technology; on movement, not sitting and waiting for the next ping; as well as on space and time devoted to building bonds with each other. Healthy, happy workers are the result, which in turn, boosts productivity. We’ll tailor our approach to best accommodate a variety of work styles, diverse demographics and your firm’s unique culture. We’ll also identify and enlist key design elements and strategies that help employee engage with other, not just with their devices. [INTERMEDIATE][FM][HSW][OF]
 
  • Pam Light, FIIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP, regional leader, workplace, HOK, Culver City, CA
  • Brad Liebman, LEED GA, regional leader, workplace, HOK, St. Louis, MO
 

 
[M127] - UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING
 
Monday, June 12 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
As millions of baby boomers turn 65 and older, the U.S. will experience considerable growth in its older population. Are you ready to renovate and design homes that foster independent living, while balancing accessibility, usability and safety with a tasteful and pleasing aesthetic? This seminar will help you understand the characteristics of the baby boomer generation, and how their numbers and interests shape demand for independent living strategies. We will consider tactics for renovating and designing homes, with special emphasis on the role of color, sheen and light on aging eyes. You’ll also leave with tips for incorporating independent living strategies into your designs, as well as how to manage “aging in place” conversations with your clients. [BASIC][HC][HSW][RES][SH]
 
  • Susan Wadden, ASID, director of color marketing, Sherwin-Williams Company, Cleveland, OH
 

 
[M129] - MADONNA REHABILITATION HOSPITAL – A NEW PARADIGM IN REHABILITATION CARE
 
Monday, June 12 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Driven by innovation, research and collaboration among architects, designers, patients, clinicians and administrators, the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, NE (opened October 2016) is a case study in expressed design empathy and has reinvented the patient experience in a new benchmark facility. In this session, presenters will share how the team identified opportunities to design the environment in support of therapeutic and rehabilitation goals, resulting in a facility that promotes independence, monitors progression and encourages family engagement. Participants will learn how rehabilitation environments differ from acute care; how the design process was used to identify opportunities to positively impact patient, family and clinician experiences; and how empathy and innovation can inform design decisions that improve patient outcomes. Importantly, the session demonstrates that careful planning can deliver world-class facilities on any budget. [INTERMEDIATE][FC/R][HC][HSW]
 
  • Aneetha McLellan, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP BD+C, healthcare leader, DLR Group, Omaha, NE
  • Tom Penney, AIA, central region leader, DLR Group, Omaha, NE
  • Paul Dongilli, president and CEO, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Lincoln, NE
 

 
[M130] - IT’S NOT BUSINESS AS USUAL: ACADEMIC PLACES GO THROUGH COMPRESSION AND CHANGE PROVIDING DESIGN CHALLENGES AND SUCCESSES
 
Monday, June 12 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
As higher education office design has begun to mirror corporate office design, will it make the same mistakes? We will outline the challenges, successes and lessons learned from two client scenarios while addressing such topics as administrative and academic spatial compression, redundancy reduction and spatial priorities for interfacing with the student body. We will also analyze the impact of change, behavioral and conditioned responses and navigating the new rules of engagement.  Attendees will understand how the requirements and approaches must differ when relocating faculty versus staff, as well as to recognize the different processes and procedures demanded by these projects.  [BASIC][FM][HSW][INST]
 
  • Dr. Lennie Scott-Webber, AIA, owner/principal, INSYNC Education Research + Design, Fort Myers, FL
  • Robert Natke, AIA, partner, Urban Works, Chicago, IL
  • Dr. Holly Cline, chair, department of design, Radford University, Radford, VA
 

 
[M131] - THE FUTURE OF THE SMART WORKPLACE
 
Monday, June 12 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
The third wave of the internet – the Internet of Things (IoT)– is upon us. As more elements of the workplace become connected, how will they impact the experience of work, and the design and management of the workplace? Just as importantly, how can facilities, real estate and design professionals make sense of these trends to create actionable new strategies? This session clarifies the impact of the IoT in the context of the workplace, separating hype from reality, and providing new lenses through which we can view future spaces. It will include discussion and practical suggestions to help a wide array of professionals to be more prepared for the future. [ADVANCED][FT][PD]
 
  • Ryan Anderson, CoreNet, director of commercialization, connected (IoT) solutions, Herman Miller, Zeeland, MI
 

 
[M132] - LED’S HAVE TAKEN OVER! -- NOW LET’S MAKE SURE WE USE THEM PROPERLY
 
Monday, June 12 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
The transition from vacuum tube to solid state (aka LED) lighting has transformed most market segments, but in some cases, a “race to the bottom” has left quality and aesthetics sadly lacking.  With an overview of how LED luminaires work as our basis, we will investigate how the design/specification community can encourage the proper use and adaptation of this amazing new technology for today’s requirements. Attendees will learn the mechanical structure of an LED luminaire; recognize positive and negative aesthetic features of LEDs; understand appropriate measures of performance as applied to LED lighting; and know how to write a performance specification for luminaires that includes aesthetics.  [INTERMEDIATE][FT][LT]
 
  • Wilson Dau, LC, LEED AP, MIES, principal, Dau Design and Consulting Inc., Victoria, BC
 

 
[M133] - BUILDING THE BRIDGE BETWEEN CLIENT & SYSTEMS FURNITURE SELECTION PROCESS
 
Monday, June 12 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Selecting the right systems furniture and case goods can be either the most successful or the most challenging task during the relocation process. But if you learn to use your time and effort properly, you can ease the process and come out on top. Examine case studies illustrating the best way to handle a variety of issues with furniture manufacturer/dealers and architects/interior designers. Learn to coordinate with your consultants and ask the right questions at the right times. We’ll review why building codes are so important and show how they can be a great support during many phases of the project. Study the common hazards and get the tips and techniques for avoiding them—and if necessary—dealing with them. See how you can prepare for unexpected outcomes and unforeseen problems. Polish your skills for setting a realistic project plan and schedule. Ensure success by establishing milestones that are meaningful to the client and pertinent to the project. Leave with a renewed ability to communicate, plan, and execute system furniture projects with energy, efficiency, and success. [INTERMEDIATE][FC/R][FM][OF]
 
  • Kevin Sneed, FAIA, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, partner and senior director of architecture, OTJ Architects, Washington, DC
  • Brooke Moran, IIDA, principal, B-More Consulting, LLC., Alexandria, VA
 

 
Tuesday, June 14
 
[T201] - QUANTIFYING THE IMPACT OF WORKPLACE CHANGE – YES, IT CAN (AND SHOULD) BE DONE
 
Tuesday, June 13 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
Would you be surprised to learn that a ten-minute-a-day increase in employee productivity could easily offset the entire cost of a workplace change initiative? This session will explain the math behind this concept. In doing so, the session will teach you how to use the metrics to estimate and/or measure the ROI of workplace change; help you apply it to make a business case for projects large and small; and show you how to invest your project dollars for maximum impact. Speakers will share a free and easy-too-use tool that makes it simple to quantify the impact of workplace change on productivity, efficiency, turnover, absenteeism, and employee health. [ADVANCED][DS][FM][OF]
 
  • Kate Lister, IFMA, CoreNet, SHRM, president, Global Workplace Analytics, Carlsbad, CA
  • Kate North, IFMA, CoreNet, president, Workplace Evolutionaries, Chicago, IL
 

 
[T202] - THE POWER OF EXPONENTIAL THINKING: CREATING THE XPRIZE FOR HEALTHY BUILDINGS
 
Tuesday, June 13 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
The $9 trillion global construction industry is responsible for nearly 60 percent of climate change emissions, a third of landfill waste, and a shocking array of negative health effects. Yet the way buildings are built has remained relatively unchanged for nearly 200 years.  Even the most advanced construction projects continue to use ancient techniques of modular assembly. In 2016, the XPRIZE Foundation established a “moonshot” for construction by creating the XPRIZE for Healthy Buildings. The team approached this unique opportunity to develop a way to literally grow buildings by fusing synthetic biology, genomics, parametric modeling and 3D printing to shift from a petrochemical world to a biochemical one.  This session will teach you the value of exponential thinking in approaching your design problems; demonstrate the methodology of the XPRIZE for Healthy Buildings; uncover new ways to approach healthy materials; and help you develop a roadmap for your own projects and the future of Living Buildings.  [INTERMEDIATE][GR][FC/R][HSW]
 
  • Eric Corey Freed, RA, LEED Fellow, Hon FIGP, founding principal, organicARCHITECT, Portland, OR
 

 
[T203] - BUSINESS SIDE OF DESIGN 2.0 – PROPOSALS, CONTRACTS AND DESIGN FEES
 
Tuesday, June 13 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
This session presents a detailed and candid look at business practices essential for commercial design professionals, whether sole practitioners, senior managers, project managers or emerging professionals. A diverse set of project case studies and relevant examples will clarify topics from basic ones such as proposal content, contract components and fee structures to more nuanced questions of liability, ethics, scope of services and scope creep, documentation and more. Attendees will learn to use proposal and contract format to improve business practices; to protect their business through contract terms and conditions; to establish rates and fees properly; and to use tools to determine scope of work, tasks, time and materials.   [ADVANCED][PD]
 
  • AnnMarie Jackson, FASID, HID, EDAC, director, interior design, Sherlock Smith & Adams, Inc., Montgomery, AL
 

 
[T205] - ARE HEADPHONES REALLY THE ANSWER?
 
Tuesday, June 13 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
As dynamic, open-plan office environments have become the norm, their one drawback has become clear – acoustic distraction and lack of acoustic privacy. Our zeal for creating collaborative and innovation-driving workplaces has made it increasingly difficult for workers to focus and actually get work done! This seminar provides an overview of today’s workplace trends, together with space-planning and acoustic solutions that can mitigate distraction and increase both employee satisfaction and productivity.  Attendees will discover how to design a “soundscape” appropriate for a space; understand the science behind distraction, as well as how different generations and personality types respond and react; and leave with a variety of specific design solutions to address or avoid distraction in the workplace. [INTERMEDIATE][FT][HSW][OF]
 
  • Sarah Springer, IIDA, LEED AP, design principal, interiors, Jacobs, Cambridge, MA
  • Timothy Foulkes, FASA, INCE, principal, consultant, Cavanaugh Tocci, Sadbury, MA
 

 
[T206] - LIVABLE CITIES: THE ROLE URBAN DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE PLAY
 
Tuesday, June 13 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
The elements that stitch a city together: schools, cultural institutions, public transportation, public spaces are what brings value to dense urban living. In this seminar, attendees will learn about the livability of cities through the design of essential infrastructure.  Attendees will discover how urban rivers, our ports and industrial spines, can become economic, social, and environmental engines. Explore the crucial significance in better understanding the importance of urban density as a key to a sustainable future in the cities in which people live and play. [INTERMEDIATE][GR][PS][HSW][RES]
 
  • Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, design principal, founder and president, Ross Barney Architects, Chicago, IL
 

 
[T207] - KNOWLEDGE WORKER PRODUCTIVITY AND THE ADAPTIVE WORKPLACE
 
Tuesday, June 13 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Changes come fast for knowledge workers, but we designers can help them navigate those various changes. The tired answer of curating a set of artifacts no longer works. In this seminar, you’ll learn the better answer: a system predicated on being easily modified and supporting behaviors that enhance knowledge worker productivity.  You’ll come away having learned the half-dozen proven factors that correlate with knowledge worker productivity and how to link them to the workplace. You’ll also discover the rationale behind the adaptive workplace and the most suitable methods for achieving it. [INTERMEDIATE][OF]
 
  • Jan Johnson, IIDA, CoreNet, vice president, design and workplace resources, Allsteel, Chicago, IL
 

 
[T208] - CULTURE, NEUROSCIENCE AND DESIGN
 
Tuesday, June 13 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Does culture influence how we process sensory information and the sorts of spaces where we live our best lives? Neuroscience has shown that the answer is yes, and that designers can increase user well-being by applying the current research of culture to inform the selection of specific, culturally appropriate design elements. This session will examine case studies from Europe, Asia and the Americas to illustrate how place form should recognize and respond to users’ national cultures. Attendees will develop an improved understanding of how national cultures differ, and will be able to identify relevant, project-related attributes of national cultures.  They will also become aware of the available research in this field, as well as developing insights that can be used to design spaces using this research. [HC][HSW][PD]
 
  • Dr. Sally Augustin, APA, principal, Design With Science, LaGrange Park, IL
 

 
[T209] - READING BEYOND SURFACES: WAYFINDING AND TYPOGRAPHY IN ARCHITECTURE
 
Tuesday, June 13 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
The rapid rise of visual culture – combined with nested and immersive technologies – is profoundly altering the way we navigate architectural spaces.  At the same time, lower technology expenses and changing forms of interaction are exposing the limitations of existing wayfinding and signage structures.  This seminar will present exciting new methods for communicating typographic and image-based information suitable for a variety of spaces.  Participants will observe how moving / interactive type, patterns and graphic messages can add to the experience of a space; learn how to evaluate new and existing technologies to determine which one is best for a project; understand specific recommendations for graphic elements; and encounter ideas on how to connect an organization’s brand to the graphic application of an environment. [BASIC][PS][INST][PD]
 
  • Brian Edlefson, AIGA, assistant professor, creative director, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
 

 
[T210] - THE SENSE IN DESIGN
 
Tuesday, June 13 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Have you ever noticed that we describe our most memorable or exciting experiences, positive or negative, in terms of the five senses? Experts have ascertained that such an experience is one that affects all five senses in the highest degree. In this session, we will examine compelling data that reveals how people rate their sensory experiences of several types of interior environments, as well as explore the implications of the findings in designing space. We will discuss the correlation between senses and emotions; recognize how different spaces and/or markets may require a greater reaction in one sense than another; and learn to evaluate space and sensory reaction. Participants will begin to think in multisensory terms when designing – including the effect on balance, temperature and body awareness. [BASIC][PD]
 
  • Susan Suhar-Phillips, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP, interior design director, HDR, Pasadena, CA
 

 
[T211] - HIGH IMPACT PROPOSALS
 
Tuesday, June 13 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
In this practical session, we will learn how to take our current proposals to the next level to bring home the win every time.  Find out what separates a good proposal from a great proposal, and achieve maximum impact with every proposal you send out.  Learn how to win over potential clients with the key elements of your proposals (cover letters and resumes) as well as how to make a lasting impression about your firm in the RFP – without going over the top! Discover some important truths about the client selection process and what you can do to position yourself to win the project . . . even before the RFP has been issued. [INTERMEDIATE][DS][FM][PD]
 
  • Frank Stasiowski, AIA, president and CEO, PSMJ Resources, Inc., Newton, MA
 

 
[T212] - PROVIDING DIGNITY FOR INPATIENT STABILIZATION UNIT
 
Tuesday, June 13 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Designing for specific environments in healthcare brings with it a range of requirements. In the specific case of inpatient stabilization units for psychiatric services, a firm’s designers and architects must consider both the safety and security of new patients while at the same time ensuring their dignity. But, what are the key design elements for such a space? How should the space accommodate both patient safety and dignity while ensuring staff security and an easy workflow? Besides securing the answers to these two important questions, we’ll also determine how to best surmount the challenges inherent in designing a new space in an existing one. After we complete the project, we’ll discover how to best assess the outcomes for both patients and hospital, how to evaluate whether care has improved and how to best determine if the unit is functioning as planned. [BASIC][FC/R][HC][HSW]
 
  • Peter Pinkerton, IIDA, associate, senior interior designer, Harriman, Portland, ME
  • Judy Johnson, AIA, principal architect, Harriman, Portland, ME
 

 
[T213] - DESIGNING FOR THE 50 PERCENT: HOSPITALITY FOR THE SAVVY TRAVELING WOMAN
 
Tuesday, June 13 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Women are earning more, spending more and influencing all levels of the travel industry. Our panel will focus on hospitality design for the 50 percent of the population that’s in charge of 80 percent of the travel decisions made today. Attendees will encounter examples of successful and creative solutions to items that are often overlooked, while learning how to design universal spaces that speak to this growing trend in the industry. Learn what design trends female travelers are looking for; unique solutions for hospitality design relating to various demographics; universal design considerations; and important technological advances to consider. [INTERMEDIATE][HOSP]
 
  • Meg Prendergast, principal, The Gettys Group, Chicago, IL
  • Cheryl Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP, executive vice-president and CEO, International Interior Design Association, Chicago, IL
  • Mari Balestrazzi, vice president of design, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Chicago, IL
  • Suzanne Tick, founder, Suzanne Tick, Inc., New York, NY
  • Jessica Zweig, founder and CEO, The SimplyBe Agency, Chicago, IL
 

 
[T214] - FUTURE COLOR TRENDS: THE CONCEPT OF TIME AND CHANGE
 
Tuesday, June 13 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
The concept of time is an integral part of our lives, woven into our everyday existences. Discover how the Pantone future color forecast captures the many facets of time: looking back to the more conventional mixes and although anchored in the past, they move on, ticking through the season like a metronome, crossing the past and present towards more futuristic and changing color expressions.  Realize how colors range from classic formats through to fully saturated, punchy narratives. It’s a balance between the familiar and the new, dark and the light, nuanced and neutral.  In this seminar our expert will uncover the colors of the future. [BASIC][OF][PD]
 
  • Leatrice Eiseman, ASID, IDSA, FGI, CMG, executive director, Pantone Color Institute, Bainbridge Island, WA
 

 
[T215] - DESIGNING A BRAND THROUGH ART AND ARCHITECTURE: A TALE OF TWO HOSPITALS
 
Tuesday, June 13 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
In today’s healthcare market, designers are expected to enhance brand recognition in addition to designing physical space. We’ll hone in on a recent successful case study: one of the first facilities in the country to use art and architecture to create a complete brand identity that carries through in all three locations, while maintaining a unique identity for each. This session will discuss the challenges and outcomes of brand creation for the project, both architecturally and artistically. You will see the ability of art and architecture to convey a client’s brand, organizational mission and values; discover the challenges of incorporating a brand into architectural design, especially within the highly-regulated healthcare industry; identify how recent trends in healthcare design can impact an organization’s brand promise; and understand the concrete steps in the process of building a brand by utilizing architectural and artistic language. [INTERMEDIATE][FC/R][HC]
 
  • Julie Robertson, IIDA, senior interior designer, HDR, Minneapolis, MN
  • Alena Sakalouski, AIA, healthcare planner, women’s services leader, architect, HDR, Minneapolis, MN
 

 
[T216] - TINY LIVING = BIG REWARDS IN STUDENT HOUSING
 
Tuesday, June 13 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Tiny Living is sweeping the country as part of the drive for more affordable living options. At the same time, many universities are looking for more cost-effective approaches to student housing. The Tiny Living movement brings to light new ways of designing student housing, emphasizing quality over quantity and creating places for activities and social interaction. This session will explore why Tiny Living helps create great student spaces at reduced costs and will share real results from universities that are employing this new model. We will share information about the Tiny Living movement and why it is so appealing; discuss challenges facing student housing today and how Tiny Living presents solutions to many of them; and analyze case studies to discover successes and learning opportunities. [INTERMEDIATE][FM][INST][RES]
 
  • Tomas Eliaeson, AIA, LEED AP, director of design, Little, Charlotte, NC
  • Thomas Carlson-Reddig, AIA, LEED AP, global practice leader, Little, Charlotte, NC
 

 
[T217] - PERFORMANCE UPHOLSTERY – WHY AND HOW FABRICS CAN GO THE DISTANCE
 
Tuesday, June 13 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
The word “performance” has been used in the industry for years, but do you know what it really means? Moreover, do you know how to make educated design decisions for your projects when it comes to the performance materials? In this presentation, we will explore the definitions of performance fabrics and discuss the technologies behind them in very simple terms. We will discuss yarns, weave constructions and finishes and review how each of these components can enhance the fabric. We’ll also examine branded and unbranded fabric finishes and how they relate to performance, as well as industry testing related to field issues. You will leave with a basic knowledge of performance fabrics and their impact on your project as well as on the end user. [BASIC][PD]
 
  • Kristen Dettoni, co-founder, Pattern Pod, LLC., Bedford, NY
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[T220] - AN INTRODUCTION TO THE KITCHEN WORKSTATION
 
Tuesday, June 13 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
In the old kitchen landscape of ovens and dishwashers, there’s a new appliance on the horizon, the kitchen workstation. With it, you can prep, cook, serve, entertain and clean. In this presentation, we’ll introduce this new appliance, define it, offer design principles and suggestions, and show how it can most benefit the consumer. You’ll become conversant in all the important functions of the workstation, what to look for in a workstation, and how best to make it blend into the old landscape. [BASIC][RES]
 
  • David Kotowsky, DPHA, partner, The Galley, LLC., Chicago, IL
  • Alexandra Yeager, DPHA, midwest business development manager, The Galley, LLC., Chicago, IL
 

 
[T221] - DON’T FENCE ME IN: SMART & CONNECTED BUILDING, SPACES, PRODUCTS AND PEOPLE
 
Tuesday, June 13 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
We know that a high-performance workplace, filled with innovative and engaged employees, is one in which people are surrounded by great places, processes and technology. Until recently, technology was the factor holding back advances in this arena, but it has become clear that the growing Internet of Things will soon radically improve the way workers connect with building systems, workplaces and each other throughout their busy day. Join this session to learn where the world of work is heading, what the Internet of Things will mean for facilities technology and design, as well as how to help clients achieve greater choice, innovation and well-being through mobility. You’ll also hear about the growing influence of technology on demographic, globalization, behavior and mobility drivers. [INTERMEDIATE][FT][OF]
 
  • Dean Strombom, AIA, LEED AP B+C, principal, Gensler, Houston, TX
  • Sven Govaars, MCR, SLCR, strategist, Gensler, Houston, TX
 

 
[T222] - RECIPE FOR SUCCESS: HOW TO BLEND GREEN VS. CLEAN IN HEALTHCARE
 
Tuesday, June 13 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
100,000 lives are lost to hospital-acquired infections each year in the U.S. At the same time, there are major concerns about energy usage, indoor air quality and chemical exposure in the health care industry. How can we balance these two critical issues? This session will demonstrate, through one representative case study, that it’s possible to address both. Attendees will learn about hospital-acquired infections and the risks they pose to patients, visitors and staff; chemicals of concern, indoor air quality and how environmental design impacts patient health and safety; and how we, as designers of the built environment, can promote good infection prevention in an environmentally friendly way. [INTERMEDIATE][GR][HC][HSW]
 
  • Janet Kobylka, RID, CHID, EDAC, LEED AP, lead interior designer and transition planner, Workplace Solutions, Dallas, TX
  • Ardis Hutchins, AIA, IIDA, AAHID, EDAC, interior architect, UW Health, Madison, WI
 

 
[T224] - THE REGULATION OF THE INTERIOR DESIGN PROFESSION
 
Tuesday, June 13 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
While many think the job of an interior designer involves aesthetics alone, an interior designer with the proper qualifications can do much more. Besides all the furnishings, fixtures and finishes, the designer bears responsibility for the analysis and application of correct building code and fire code requirements. He or she must also apply the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities act. This seminar will examine the role that regulation, licensing and required education play in the profession of interior design, and their impact on consumers’ health, welfare and safety. We will discuss state regulation, self-regulation and no regulation, and the impacts of each, as well as recent court cases that may point to the future of these issues. [BASIC][FC/R][PD]
 
  • Anna Dow, attorney at law, Anna E. Dow, Attorney at Law, Gonzales, LA
 

 
[T225] - THE FUTURE OF LIGHTING
 
Tuesday, June 13 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
LED and lighting control technologies are combining to become the dominant lighting technologies, offering features not possible with conventional sources and systems. Unlike previous advances, this combination is creating a tectonic shift, with the potential to upend the entire lighting industry, and forever changing how lighting is used. This presentation will show that LED’s ability to provide unlimited color leads to a new paradigm of personal lighting, which will affect the mood and health of building occupants. We’ll learn what that implies for future design. We will also examine how the complexity of LED/ lighting control systems can affect the success of energy saving strategies, clarifying system characteristics that will be important in the future. The session will also address the needs of tomorrow’s lighting customers, as well as business strategies for thriving in tomorrow’s lighting industry. [HSW][LT]
 
  • Dr. John Curran, IESNA, president, LED Transformations LLC., Lebanon, NJ
 

 
[T226] - DEMYSTIFYING ACOUSTICS
 
Tuesday, June 13 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
After several years of studying the science of sound, we have seen a direct link between ambient sound levels and not only productivity but also the mental health and physical welfare of office workers. This session will help demystify acoustics and educate designers, architects and facility managers about the need to consider acoustics at the start of a project. Through examination of popular configurations for open floor plan spaces, conference rooms and other environments, we will show how acoustics can be balanced without sacrificing your design intent. Attendees will develop a foundation in acoustics, including the basics of how sound travels, how much sound is too much and how to check for balance. [INTERMEDIATE][PS][FT][HSW][OF]
 
  • Daniel Verlooven, head of acoustics, BuzziSpace, High Point, NC
 

 
[T227] - HOUSE: CAPTURING MEANING FROM CLIENTS
 
Tuesday, June 13 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
All too often in design we restrict our considerations to the two-dimensional and the look. If we add the third dimension, we also consider space. This presentation addresses the look, the space, and goes beyond to ask the following question: If the home is not meaningful to the occupants, what value have we created? We will explore the topic of meaning through visuals, examples and discussion. Participants will encounter the use of two-dimensional thinking in design; the use of three-dimensional thinking; methods of assessing dimensions in design; and how we provide meaning as a value to our clients. [ADVANCED][RES]
 
  • Constantine Vasilios, AIA, IIDA, ASID, NCDIQ, principal, Constantine D. Vasilios & Associates Ltd., Chicago, IL
 

 
[T228] - LIVABLE SPACE EFFICIENCY: HOW DENSE IS TOO DENSE?
 
Tuesday, June 13 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
As we approach the limits for livable, useful office space, at what point does an increasing density cause decline in user engagement and performance? What are the human factors we must consider for fully effective and efficient space? This session addresses these questions and more through the presentation of environment-behavior research to highlight the psychological and social effects of office-space density and the implications for human health, performance, and organizational culture. You will understand current design and space trends towards densification and the challenges for effective design, livability and space management. You’ll also learn how to use benchmarking metrics and discover how human factors affect organizational health and performance. [INTERMEDIATE][HSW][OF]
 
  • Ellen Keable, Associate AIA, principal, Jacobs, Amherst, NY
  • Amy Manley, IIDA, national director, workplace strategy, Jacobs, Philadelphia, PA
 

 
[T229] - GREEN RELIEF: DESIGNING CHICAGO’S FIRST CANNABIS DISPENSARY
 
Tuesday, June 13 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Chicago’s first medical cannabis dispensary opened in 2015. This new type of business presents a unique design challenge, as it blends characteristics of a medical facility with those of an inviting retail environment. Our seminar reveals how the designers supported the dispensary’s mission to provide compassionate high quality service in a healing environment, while providing a bright and sophisticated retail environment. They also balanced sensitivity to the privacy needs of clients with strict requirements of access and security by using strong, clean design elements, innovative space planning and custom displays, artwork and lighting. You’ll gain insight into site selection, community support and zoning; key design elements of the project; state requirements and how to support a collaborative construction process. [INTERMEDIATE][FC/R][HC][HSW][RET]
 
  • Branyo Dvorak, AIA, partner, Perimeter Architects, Chicago, IL
  • Jaime Magaliff, designer, Perimeter Architects, Chicago, IL
  • Bryan Zises, entrepreneur, consultant, Dispensary 33, Chicago, IL
 

 
[T230] - FROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETION: REPURPOSING A WAREHOUSE INTO A 330,000-SF COLLEGE CAMPUS
 
Tuesday, June 13 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Of course, we designers are always bumping up against project deadlines. But what to do about the deadline of designing for an allied health college that is relocating and repurposing buildings? In this seminar, we’ll answer that question, as we embrace a recent case study involving a campus master plan, interior fit out documentation, furniture, site work and construction, all in 18 months. Next, we’ll examine how to repurpose a building to fill it with light, as well as understanding the benefits and challenges of alternative project deliveries. [INTERMEDIATE][FC/R][INST]
 
  • Deborah Knast, associate, Stantec, Philadelphia, PA
  • Jill Sirota, IIDA, LEED AP, associate, Stantec, Philadelphia, PA
  • Emily Wylie, designer, Stantec, Philadelphia, PA
 

 
[T231] - AN ACCOUNTANT, A LAWYER AND A MARKETING EXPERT … PROVIDE SAGE ADVICE AS EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS TO HELP YOU START OR GROW A SUCCESSFUL ENTERPRISE
 
Tuesday, June 13 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
If you want to avoid the common pitfalls of starting a design business and capitalize on action points to grow your business, all from a range of experts, you’ll find this seminar both insightful and instructive. You’ll profit from their various experiences and backgrounds, as the seminar focuses on the importance of assembling a team, managing a team, as well as providing upfront advice that prevents costly mistakes down the road. You’ll understand how to legally establish your new business, negotiate successfully and manage risks. Also, you’ll discover how to minimize legal or accounting missteps and how to market your company. In the end, you’ll learn how to incorporate marketing and relationship building into negotiations, including developing options to the no-negotiation contract. [ADVANCED][FM][PD]
 
  • Marilynn Deane Mendell, president, WinSpin CIC, Inc., Fredericksburg, VA
  • Samuel DiSalvo, tax director, Freed Maxick CPAs, P.C., Rcohester, NY
  • Jessica Foscolo, Esq., partner, Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP, Buffalo, NY
 

 
[T232] - FIFTY SHADES OF WHITE: A FIELD STUDY – DYNAMIC WHITE LIGHTING, COLOR PREFERENCE AND EMPLOYEE ENVIRONMENTAL SATISFACTION
 
Tuesday, June 13 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
While we may know that the varieties of white lighting impacts both office spaces and employee satisfaction, we have yet see a study on this phenomenon. But in this seminar, you’ll discover the findings of the first study to implement dynamic white task lighting with daylighting and white ambient illumination. This presentation will offer attendees an overview of the science of circadian lighting and health, the features of dynamic white lighting, occupant environmental satisfaction and business outcomes tied to the use of dynamic white light in the workplace. As well as explaining the difference between 2-channel and 5-channel tunable white lighting methodologies, we’ll describe the vital roles light plays in optimal human health and well-being. [INTERMEDIATE][HSW][LT]
 
  • Stuart Shell, AIA, project manager, Forte Building Science, Omaha, NE
  • Paul Anderson, director of well-being, OFS Brands, Hunting Beach, CA
  • Dave Pfund, president, tambient, The Lighting Quotient, West Haven, CT
 

 
[T233] - EXPERIENCING A REGENERATIVE DESIGN PROCESS
 
Tuesday, June 13 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
In this inspiring session, you’ll be able to put some regenerative design concepts into practice. You’ll participate in some experiential exercises, as well as learn about some important case studies, ones you can apply to your own work. Then, you can plunge into the project of your choice, relying on your newfound skills and knowledge. These projects will allow you to connect with your communities and larger ecosystems. In the course of the session, you’ll come to understand regenerative design principles, holistically, and their influence on sustainable building projects. You’ll practice methodologies such as nested systems, the importance of pattern and the use of imaging to regenerate ecosystems and communities. Also, you’ll focus on how regenerative design fits principles that range from conventional to regenerative, and include green and sustainable ones. [INTERMEDIATE][GR][HSW][PD]
 
  • Michelle Stern, AIA, LEED Fellow, PE, chief co-creator, The Green Facilitator, Inc., Chicago, IL
  • Helen Kessler, FAIA, LEED Fellow, president, HJKessler Associates, Chicago, IL
 

 
[T234] - BLENDING INTERIORS AND EXTERIORS: HOW GARDENS ENHANCE EVERY ROOM
 
Tuesday, June 13 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Do your projects utilize an integrated interior/exterior plan with garden elements from the first step? They probably should. This seminar presents the highlights of 40 years of projects and case studies to demonstrate how the proper attention to the exterior can augment and highlight a structure and it's interior. You will learn how having a cohesive integrated plan results in greater harmony and the overall success of a project. You will also gain key insights on how the placement of garden elements such as containers, water features, arbors and custom paving contribute to a landscape’s mystery and allure. Ultimately, you will discover the importance of relating the landscape and garden to the interior and exterior of the accompanying structure. [INTERMEDIATE][RES]
 
  • Eric Groft, FASLA, principal, Oehme van Sweden & Associates, Washington, DC
 

 
Wednesday, June 15
 
[W300] - 1871 – LESSONS LEARNED BUILDING THE LARGEST ENTREPRENEUERIAL ECOSYSTEM IN THE US
 
Wednesday, June 14 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
This unique program offers attendees an up-close and personal presentation from a renowned expert in the arena of high tech start-ups. Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871, along with Barbara Pollack of Barbara S. Pollack & Associates, will discuss the lessons learned from designing and building the expansion phases of 1871, which has made it the largest startup incubator in the United States. With an initial open office concept, now expanded to more than 150,000 square feet, and with over 2,000 entrepreneurs visiting the space daily, learn how they navigated the design challenges of an entrepreneurial ecosystem. Tullman is the founder of more than a dozen high-tech companies and advisor to Chicago’s Mayor Emanuel, as well as dozens of innovative startup organizations and government entities. [BASIC][FM][FT][OF]
 
  • Howard Tullman, CEO, 1871, Chicago, IL
  • Barbara Pollack, owner, Barbara S. Pollack & Associates, Chicago, IL
 

 
[W301] - HEALTHCARE (WELCOMES/SEEKS/TAKES ON) WORKPLACE
 
Wednesday, June 14 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
Healthcare today faces the twin challenges of healthcare reform and patients who come first. To overcome these challenges, we’ll address how designers can best to secure a steady bond between workplace strategy, design, and brand. In this seminar, we’ll discover how to energize the workplace as an extension of the workplace’s brand, culture, and mission. In doing so, we’ll place a high value on redefining the connection between clinic spaces and office/workplaces. We’ll come to understand the reasons why healthcare organizations are adopting new workplace strategies. Also, we’ll discuss recent case studies that demonstrate successfully meeting these twin challenges of healthcare reform and patient needs. [INTERMEDIATE][FC/R][HC]
 
  • Crystal Dippre, IFMA, lead workplace strategist, Stantec, Chicago, IL
  • Samantha Gotta, NCIDQ, LEED AP BD+C, IIDA, interior designer, Stantec Architecture, Chicago, IL
 

 
[W302] - BREAKING BOUNDARIES: REIMAGINING A TRANSIT WORKPLACE
 
Wednesday, June 14 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
Renovating a municipal space seemed straightforward, but then came a twist. In this important case study, the design firm was tasked with redesigning a transportation report area from every angle. The space, which serves bus operators before, after and between routes, needed to meet the operators’ functional and emotional needs. Participants in this presentation will gain insight into researching clients’ needs and how to use the research to design a space. Participants will also learn how to collaborate with a consultant on the research, and ultimately, how to renovate a space that promotes not only staff engagement but also engagement between staff and the larger organization. [INTERMEDIATE][PS][FC/R][FM][INST]
 
  • Liza Lewellen, NCIDQ, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, interior designer, PIVOT Architecture, Eugene, OR
  • Theresa Maurer, NCIDQ, IIDA, interior designer, PIVOT Architecture, Eugene, OR
 

 
[W303] - INNOVATE IN PLACE: HOW TO USE RESEARCH TO STIMULATE CREATIVITY IN YOUR OFFICE AND DISTINGUISH YOUR FIRM IN THE MARKETPLACE
 
Wednesday, June 14 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
The pipeline approach to great design work has run dry. In its place, designers who wish to stay ahead of the competition are enlisting research platforms. For this seminar, you’ll learn how to access affordable research, which in turn, will enhance your firm’s ability to attract new talent, establish a basis for marketing, and foster innovation. Additionally, you’ll discover how to leverage collaborative research within your firm, as well as engaging partners for further research. You’ll examine how research can change the way both your clients and your colleagues view your organization; and how well it works when the pipeline runs dry. [INTERMEDIATE][PD]
 
  • Michael Hickok, FAIA, senior principal, Hickok Cole Architects, Washington, DC
  • Yolanda Cole, FAIA, senior principal, Hickok Cole Architects, Washington, DC
 

 
[W304] - GLOBAL TEXTILE DESIGN TRENDS
 
Wednesday, June 14 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
We designers live in an era when the first demand placed on any new design trend is improvement. To help designers meet that demand, we’ll zero in on four theme trends: quest, visionary, habitat and co-create. In our discussion of these new trends, we’ll refer to color evolution, plus combinations and textile palettes. We’ll examine how these trends can aid future collaborative design; review, with insights, current color directions; and finally, find inspiration for developing palettes across textiles and finishes. [INTERMEDIATE][OF][PD]
 
  • Catherine Counsell, design and development manager, Camira Fabrics, West Yorkshire, GB
 

 
[W305] - DESIGNING A WORKPLACE FOR NON-PROFITS
 
Wednesday, June 14 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
The abiding challenge of designing the non-profit workplace is to keep overhead low while retaining a high return on investment. In fact, every dollar spent represents the non-profit’s investment in growing its organization and broadening its reach to the community it serves. When you join this seminar, you’ll learn to translate this challenge into specific fiscal responsibilities. Besides, you’ll discover how to seek out organizations that help provide non-profits with the right materials and furniture. To cap off this seminar, we’ll address how to link the non-profit’s workplace to its brand and mission. [INTERMEDIATE][FM][HSW][OF]
 
  • Jim Kales, CEO, Aspire, Hillside, IL
  • Marc Adelman, AIA, CFM, CCS, principal, Perkins Eastman, Chicago, IL
  • Jennifer Sobecki, CEO, Designs for Dignity, Chicago, IL
 

 
[W306] - FROM MAIN STREET TO RODEO DRIVE: MAKING LUXURY ELEMENTS THE DESIGN STAR
 
Wednesday, June 14 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
More than just an aspiration, the word “luxury” has become the inspiration when it comes to interiors – and not just for the elite. Clients demand elements that give a sense of indulgence no matter what their budget might be. How can designers satisfy this demand for opulence, even with a limited budget? Through numerous examples, this presentation will show attendees how to fulfill the desires of homeowners, architects and builders for luxury, within a wide spectrum of budgets. We will address which materials, finishes and hardware are most requested by today’s luxury-craving consumer; and which seem to be trending, but in fact, are becoming the norm. We will also look at ideas for creating a one-of-a-kind experience by mixing materials in innovative ways. [INTERMEDIATE][RES]
 
  • Christopher Grubb, ASID, NKBA, president/founder, Arch-Interiors Design Group, Inc., Beverly Hills, CA
 

 
[W307] - ACTIVITY-BASED DESIGN FOR THE HEALTHY WORKPLACE
 
Wednesday, June 14 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Our lives have been affected by a renewed interest in wellness. We have modified our thinking and our behaviors to be more focused on health and well-being. This rethinking has now permeated the office… where many of us spend most of our waking hours. What if our workplaces supported our well-being on multiple levels, and didn’t just aim to be ‘less bad’ but were truly regenerative, healthy environments? How do we, as an industry, design interior environments that support the physical and psychological well-being of the people who inhabit them? Activity-based design is an important part of the answer. This vibrant presentation will address the concepts and value of activity-based design in healthy planning for the modern office, and will illustrate real project challenges and applied solutions related to activity-based design. [BASIC][HSW][OF]
 
  • Jennifer Busch, vice president, A&D, Teknion, New York, NY
  • Sean McKenney, senior designer, Product Application, Teknion, New York, NY
 

 
[W309] - USE EVERY INCH IN EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS!
 
Wednesday, June 14 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
By definition and nature, educational environments tend to be large. But if we only allow such large, known spaces into our thinking, we’ll overlook a design opportunity. What about spaces beyond the classroom, and what about un-utilized and neglected spaces? Wouldn’t these spaces allow for more student learning and creativity? Attendees will learn to identify underutilized spaces and to maximize the use of both existing and new environments. We’ll also investigate campus trends in classroom and beyond-classroom uses. In doing so, we’ll look into how to select furnishings appropriate for varying spaces. [PS][HSW][INST]
 
  • Daniela Voith, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, principal, Voith & Mactavish Architects, Philadelphia, PA
 

 
[W310] - ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS FOR STAIN-RESISTANT UPHOLSTERY
 
Wednesday, June 14 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Spill- and stain-resistant finishes impart useful properties to upholstery fabric, including extending the life of fabric and improving customer satisfaction. Despite actions taken by the EPA to improve the safety of repellent finishes based on fluorochemistry, some non-governmental organizations claim these products are "linked" to persistent, bioaccumlative and toxic fluorinated chemistries found in the environment, namely PFOS and PFOA. The objective of this course is to educate specifiers and end-users so sourcing decisions are made based on a genuine understanding of the issues. Attendees will discover the benefits of using these polymers in everyday end-uses; compare and contrast modern stain repellent technology for fabric to environmental contaminants known as PFOS and PFOA and learn of the environmental advantages of using the latest generation of stain repellents on fabric. [INTERMEDIATE][GR][HC][HSW]
 
  • Hardy Sullivan, NCTO, AATCC, vice president of market development, Crypton, Kings Mountain, NC
 

 
[W311] - PERCEPTIONS OF LED LIGHT AND COLOR: DESIGNING LIGHTING STRATEGIES FOR MILLENIALS AND BABY BOOMERS
 
Wednesday, June 14 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Understanding how to best employ the effects of LED lighting is crucial, now more than ever. Indeed, recent research, targeting both millennials and baby boomers, focuses on the importance of LED light on interiors and people. Attendees will learn about these findings, which are concerned with public environments and lighting strategies. We’ll challenge ourselves as designers to consider perceptions of color temperature and their effects of material appearance, as an avenue for surpassing conventional metrics. In doing so, we’ll also appreciate the significance of user perceptions during design. How generational differences play out in lighting preferences and how to best use this information will also be discussed. [INTERMEDIATE][PS][INST][LT]
 
  • Rebekah Matheny, IIDA, assistant professor, interior design, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Emily Bell, IIDA, assistant, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
 

 
[W312] - INTEGRATING ERGONOMICS FOR PEEPS’ SAKE: BUILDING STANDARDS UP THEIR GAME ON HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
 
Wednesday, June 14 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Recent developments in our field make clear the growing importance of human well-being. One of the system goals for LEED v4 is enhancing individual human health and well-being. And the WELL Building Standard raises occupant health to a whole new level by focusing solely on what the human body needs to maintain health in the built environment. Find out about both of these developments and how they may impact your work. You will understand the application of ergonomics in the design process; compare the steps for LEED ergonomics Pilot Credit 44 for a BD+C project to those of an O+M project; identify how the WELL building standard lends itself to integrating ergonomics into the design/build process; and recognize the role of building standards in the broader context of employee well-being. [INTERMEDIATE][FC/R][HSW][OF]
 
  • Lucy Hart, ACE, HFES, BIFMA, certified ergonomist, Global Furniture Group, Toronto, ON
 

 
[W313] - ART IN ARCHITECTURE
 
Wednesday, June 14 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
In this seminar, you will learn how art can best be incorporated into architecture, as well as the benefits it can bring to a project. Art in architecture enhances the visual aesthetic, increases value and provides users of the space a sense of well-being. Learn how integrating art features early in the design process can elevate the overall desired project outcome. This seminar will give insight into techniques and applications as well as best practices. Participants will learn to identify the benefits of incorporating art into various architectural structures; identify the most used art techniques and applications as applied to architectural settings; describe best practices for incorporating art into architectural designs; and how to select the best artist for a design/architectural project. [INTERMEDIATE][PS][HOSP][INST]
 
  • Gordon Huether, artist, CEO, Gordon Huether + Partners, Inc., Napa, CA
 

 
[W314] - DESIGNING FOR INNOVATION: THE ROLE OF SERPENDIPITY IN THE WORKPLACE
 
Wednesday, June 14 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
More than half of all firms on the Fortune 500 in the year 2000 were no longer on the list in 2016. Clearly, success in today’s business environment demands an innovation-driven culture, one that’s highly resilient to the disruption that has become commonplace across multiple industries. Workplace design may be an organization’s greatest tool for driving the innovation culture that’s required to succeed. Research suggests that creating chance encounters between workers improves communication, breaks down silos, promotes cross-pollination of ideas and increases speed to market. This seminar will explore workplace strategies that foster such environments. Attendees will understand the connection between the design of physical space and improvement in an organization’s ability to innovate; learn to identify workplace strategies that will increase engagement and cross-pollination of ideas; learn how to transform disruptive influences into opportunities for agility through design thinking; and gain insight on the advantages of engaging client teams in this interactive process. [INTERMEDIATE][FM][OF]
 
  • Lise Newman, AIA, director, workplace practice, SmithGroup JJR, Detroit, MI
  • Arnold Levin, principal, workplace, SmithGroup JJR, Chicago, IL
 

 
[W315] - EVIDENCE-BASED DESIGN: NOT JUST FOR HEALTHCARE ANYMORE
 
Wednesday, June 14 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Evidence-based design (EBD) research has led the way in transforming and humanizing the healthcare environment. However, EBD principles are applicable to other built environments as well, such as education, retail, hospitality and the office. This presentation will explore how EBD guidelines have been implemented in healthcare applications and how these principles can be beneficially applied in non-healthcare projects to create more socially supportive, people-friendly spaces. Through examination of case studies, we will: clarify the principles of evidence-based design; demonstrate how these principles have been applied in healthcare design; show how EBD can be applied in other settings; and explore the future of EBD. [INTERMEDIATE][HC][HSW][HOSP][INST]
 
  • Janet Kobylka, RID, CHID, EDAC, LEED AP, lead interior designer and transition planner, Workplace Solution, Dallas, TX
  • Deborah Fuller, RID, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, project manager, interior designer, ENTOS DESIGN, Dallas, TX
 

 
[W316] - REVIT FOR INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE
 
Wednesday, June 14 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
This seminar’s highlight is a demo. You’ll observe a demo design of a 3-D hotel room layout. Because we’re using Revit in place of the old-school AutoCAD, you’ll be able to see the simplicity of this program in creating elevations and sections. Even better, you’ll learn how Revit isn’t limited to designing large towers or ubiquitous retail chains—you can use it for small- and medium-scale projects. With this visual demo format, attendees will learn to get comfortable with Revit, as well as to appreciate the way it saves time and money. Finally, you’ll look at workflow, from design to documenting; how to leverage the old CAD library; and how to understand the pros and cons of BIM, in terms of both finances and logistics. [BASIC][FC/R][PD]
 
  • Melita Issa, LEED AP, founder, MISO Studios LLC, Brooklyn, NY
 

 
[W317] - BIG DATA, BIG INSIGHTS
 
Wednesday, June 14 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Can big data, with its insights into our movements, habits and preferences, drive a “pre-design” process to increase understanding of how we behave and use space? Case studies demonstrate how simulation models may be used to produce workplaces that increase productivity and optimize space use and cost, by responding to behavioral dimensions and user preferences. In this seminar, we will learn the distinction between conventional space programming and programming enhanced by predictive analytics; observe how new workplace behavioral measurement tools provide data to operational modeling and simulation; and understand how predictive analytics clarified the relationship between physical space, equipment, movement patterns and work processes. We will also look at how this process enables facility managers to avoid unmet expectations after move-in and bring a new level of confidence to capital investment decisions. [BASIC][FM][OF][PD]
 
  • David Euscher, ASID, IIDA, Associate AIA, LEED AP, interior designer, Houston, TX
 

 
[W319] - THE FIVE RULES FOR DESIGNING TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
 
Wednesday, June 14 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Constant changes in demographics, economy, technology and pedagogy require responsive, adaptable, fast-evolving learning environments. New spaces for education should function as a live organism, capable of adapting and evolving organically, seeking higher human function and educational experience by eliminating current constraints of space, furniture and technology. Explore the five rules that cross the boundaries of architecture, interiors and manufacturing, enabling designers to conceptualize new learning environments that create movement, fluidity and rapid transformation. [INTERMEDIATE][FC/R][FT][HSW][INST]
 
  • Vuk Vujovic, Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C, vice president, director of sustainability and energy, Legat Architects, Chicago, IL
  • Sylvia Kowalk, LEED ID+C, director of interior design, Legat Architects, Chicago, IL
 

 
[W320] - BUILDING A BRAND
 
Wednesday, June 14 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Drawing from his own experience over 25 years building his international luxury cabinetry brand, Christopher will offer a guideline to building your brand. Highlights will focus on how building a brand elevates a company profile, through consistent brand messaging through social media, print advertising, event planning, alignment with like brands, etc. He will speak to the 6 P’s of branding, Product, Promise, Personality, Packaging, Personnel, and Price Point. [ADVANCED][RES]
 
  • Christopher Peacock, President & CEO, Christopher Peacock, Norwalk, CT