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17 April 2017

A Guide to HOK Speaking Events at AIA 2017: Wellness, Sustainability and More


HOK will be well-represented at the American Institute of Architects’ annual Conference on Architecture. This year’s event kicks off on April 27 in Orlando, with HOK architects leading or participating in several panels throughout the three-day event.

Here, in chronological order, is the full listing of the HOK participants at AIA 2017 and what they’ll be discussing:

April 27, 7:00 AM: Leveraging Generational Diversity for Strategic Advantage

Bill-Odell-168x107Generational diversity is a source of strategic advantage for design firms that understand how to leverage three generations working together. Bill Odell, HOK’s director of Science + Technology, will participate in candid session that tackles the challenges and opportunities of leadership transition and its impact on client relationships.


April 27, 7:00 AM: What Owners Want When it Comes to Healthy Buildings

stawniczy 168How can the design profession translate the current attention on occupant health into practice? James Stawniczy, senior consultant, wellness at HOK, will explore new international market research that demonstrates how owners are more engaged in healthy buildings than designers may realize.


April 27, 2:30 PM: Top Ten Awards: Performing Beautifully

Bill-Roger-Paul-WoolfordPaul Woolford, design principal for HOK’s San Francisco office, and Bill Roger, regional director of Healthcare in HOK’s San Francisco office, will discuss two HOK-designed projects—the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center in Hawaii and Ng Teng Fong General Hospital & Jurong Community Hospital in Singapore—that were recently named 2017 COTE winners.


April 27, 4:30 PM: A Future of Green Codes: Advocating for Opportunity and Prosperity

Joe-WintersThe International Green Construction Code (IgCC) is the first model code to establish minimum green requirements. But today we have the ability to move project teams beyond the baseline green code and strive for more ambitious sustainable design goals. Joe Winters, specification writer for HOK’s Washington, D.C., studio, will discuss how firms can capitalize on the sustainability trend, advocate for emerging policies like green codes and shape the future of the profession.


April 28, 7:00 AM: Understanding, Navigating and Staying Ahead of the Commercial Energy Code

Daniel-Mills_HOKevents-168x107 New energy codes are fundamentally changing the design, look and performance of commercial buildings. Daniel Mills, sustainable design leader for HOK’s Gulf Coast region, will convey essential information on 2012 and 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and describe how planners can adapt the design process to meet code.


April 28, 2:00 PM: Is the Existing Building the Greenest Building?

anica landreneau 2 168x107What’s more environmentally friendly: Reusing and retrofitting an existing building or demolishing it and replacing it with new construction? Anica Landreneau, HOK’s director of sustainable design, will discuss research and analysis of the potential environmental impact reductions associated with adaptive reuse of older and historic buildings.


April 28, 2:00 PM: Five Legal Cases Every Architect Should Know

donovanoliffenvironmental-portraitevents-168x107Judicial opinions play a unique role in our legal system. Not only do they interpret law, but sometimes they make it. During this session, Donovan Olliff, HOK’s assistant general counsel, will explore five must-know cases that have shaped the construction industry and the practice of architecture.


April 28, 3:30 PM: Moving AIA Design and Health Research Consortium Outcomes into Practice

anica landreneau 2 168x107HOK Director of Sustainable Design Anica Landreneau will discuss the firm’s partnership with AIA’s Design and Health Research Consortium to assist with the dissemination of findings from critical research projects. Bringing together research institutions, clients, designers and industry leaders, this seminar will focus on the intersection of design and health.


April 29, 7:00 AM: Integrated Energy Modeling for First Cost Neutral High-Performance Design

Energy modeling is often seen as a costly add-on service that is only necessary for projects pursuing LEED. But is that really the case? The answer, as this seminar will demonstrate, is “no.” Using data from real projects, Anica Landreneau will document how clients can realize cost savings with integrated and iterative energy modeling.

View the full schedule for the 2017 Conference on Architecture.