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Designing the Future: A Seven-Part Series

June 11, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am PDT

$10 – $100.00


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AIA|LA presents…
Designing the Future: A Seven-Part Series

A series of virtual panel discussions
In light of lessons learned from our ongoing pandemic crisis, this series of panel discussions will explore how architects & designers can quickly adapt to the market demands and societal shifts that will occur as we adjust to living, working, and staying healthy in our built environment. The objective of this series will be to learn new ideas, innovations, and best-practices that will serve as a value-add to the architecture profession to help make our built and natural environments healthier, more equitable, and resilient.

Part I: The Workplace – Thurs 6/11 (8am PST)
Part II: Schools and Educational Facilities – Thurs 6/25 (8am PST)
Part III: Healthcare Facilities – Thurs 7/2 (8am PST)
Part IV: Transit & Mobility – Thurs 7/16 (8am PST)
Part V: Parks & Open Space – Thurs 7/30 (8am PST)
Part VI: Multi-family Residential – Thurs 8/13 (8am PST)
Part VII: Hospitality – Thurs 8/27 (8am PST)


Part I: The Workplace – Thurs 6/11 (8am PST)

Kelly Bacon, MBA – Principal | National Workplace Leader, AECOM
Carl Muhlstein – International Director, JLL
Sara Neff, LEED AP BD+C – Senior Vice President, Sustainability at Kilroy Realty Corporation

Moderated by Greg Verabian, AIA – President, AIA Los Angeles & Principal, HKS

This forum will serve as an opportunity to discuss how the workplace will evolve in response to Covid-19, and the tension between wanting to come together but needing to stay apart. We’ll also discuss the tensions landlords are facing between energy, transit and waste reduction goals and pandemic response measures, as well as, what we are seeing in terms of tenant behavior.

We will learn how firms like AECOM are deploying a transdisciplinary approach to the post pandemic planning and future of our spaces. By combining subject matter experts (SME) in design strategies, building engineering, and health, safety, and environment (HSE), we will see how firms ensure the health and safety of workers, while developing short- and long-term design strategies to get us back to work – safely and effectively.

How do you ensure your space is safe for re-entry? How do you differentiate between the short term reactionary efforts and the long-term design implications? With the world embarking on the world’s largest teleworking pilot – how do we implement these learnings and create an effective and sustainable distributed workforce?

Join us on June 11th as we discuss the most critical questions regarding the future of work.

Part II: Schools and Educational Facilities – Thurs 6/25 (8am PST)

Peter Barsuk, AIA, LEED® AP, DBIAGovernment & Defense Leader, Principal, Gensler
Jay Deshmukh, M.ARCH, OAA, MRAICAssociate, Architecture, Global Learning+ Studio – IBI GROUP
Peter Hendrickson, AIAAssociate Vice Chancellor, Design and Construction, UCLA Capital Programs
Helena Jubany, FAIAPrincipal, NAC Architecture
Scott P. Kelsey, FAIAManaging Principal, CO Architects

Part III: Healthcare Facilities – Thurs 7/2 (8am PST)

Bonnie Khang-KeatingVice President, Los Angeles/ San Diego Office Director, SmithGroup
Jason Schroer, AIA, ACHA, LEED APDirector of Health, Principal, HKS
Bryan Langlands, AIA, FACHA, EDAC, LEED GAPrincipal, NBBJ

Part IV: Transit & Mobility – Thurs 7/16 (8am PST)

Tamika L. Butler, Esq.Director of Planning for California & Director of Equity and Inclusion, Toole Design
Neil BrookerChief Operations Officer, BMW Group Designworks
KeAndra D. Cylear DoddsExecutive Officer, Equity and Race, Office of the Chief Executive Officer, LA Metro
Jordan Goldstein, FAIA, FIIDA, LEED APGlobal Director of Design, Gensler
Moshik Mah, AIA, LEED APDesign Principal, Architect, HDR
Nicholas de MonchauxProfessor and incoming Head of Architecture (June 1-), MIT

Part V: Parks & Open Space – Thurs 7/30 (8am PST)

Matthew ClarkeExecutive Director, Design Trust for Public Space
Nate Cormier, ASLA, LEED APLandscape Architect, Managing Studio Director, RCH STUDIOS
Mia Lehrer, FASLAPresident, STUDIO-MLA
Sara Jensen Carr, PhDAssistant Professor of Architecture, Urbanism, and Landscape & Program Director, Master of Design in Sustainable Urban Environments, School of Architecture, Northeastern University

Part VI: Multi-family Residential – Thurs 8/13 (8am PST)

David Baker, FAIA, LEED APPrincipal, David Baker Architects
Julie Eizenberg, FAIAFounding Principal, KoningEizenberg
Karin Liljegren, FAIAPrincipal + Founder, Omgivning

Part VII: Hospitality – Thurs 8/27 (8am PST)

Tarrah Beebe, AIASenior Associate, KFA
Lauren Rottet, FAIA, FIIDA, NCARBFounding Principal & President, Rottet Studio

More Speakers TBD


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June 11, 2020
8:00 am - 9:30 am PDT
$10 – $100.00
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