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30 March 2018

HOK Speaking Events: April 2018

HOK’s thought leaders give presentations and participate in panel discussions all over the world. Here’s our speaker roundup for April:

3 APRIL 2018

Kay Sargent, director of WorkPlace, will participate in the IFMA Chesapeake chapter’s monthly meeting in Baltimore at 6:30 p.m.

This session will reveal characteristics of the Gen Z generation and the impact they will have on the workplace.

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4 APRIL 2018

Anica Landreneau, director of sustainable design based in HOK’s Washington, D.C., office, will present “Adopting the 2012 IgCC: Implementation, Regional Comparisons, and What’s Next” during Montgomery County’s Energy Summit at 11:15 a.m.

Learn how Montgomery County is implementing the IgCC and how it compares to others regionally. This session will also cover what’s next for sustainable building codes.

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4 APRIL 2018

Erin Ezell, senior sustainable design specialist in HOK’s Washington, D.C., office, will participate in the “Women in Green” panel during Montgomery County’s Energy Summit at 4 p.m.

The panel will explore the advancement of women in sustainability professions and how the AEC industry can empower more women into leadership positions.

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6 APRIL 2018

Alison Lumby, senior landscape architect, and Bryan Jones, regional planning leader, both based in HOK’s Toronto office, will present “Smart Cities: Is the Landscape Architecture Profession Prepared” at the 2018 CSLA/OALA Conference.

The landscape architect’s role is to ensure that the “smart city” approach considers all aspects in the built environment. The panel will focus on opportunities to engage in the emerging discourse and establish a roadmap to arrive at a common “smart city” language that marries our professional ethics with data-focused design for the urban environment.

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11 APRIL 2018

Landreneau AnicaAnica Landreneau, director of sustainability based in HOK’s Washington, D.C., office, will present “Advancing Healthier Buildings with WELL” at a luncheon event with CREW’s Northern Virginia (NoVA) chapter in Arlington, Virginia at 11:30 a.m.

The panel discussion will feature professionals who have used the WELL building standard to create healthier spaces for their occupants. Topics will include design strategies, user experiences, applied research efforts and tips on what early projects have learned while achieving WELL certification.

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12 APRIL 2018

Kay Sargent, director of WorkPlace, will discuss HOK’s report “Coworking: A Corporate Real Estate Perspective” during a CEO roundtable event in Oslo, Norway.

Coworking is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the commercial real estate market. HOK’s report examines the drivers of coworking from the demand and supply side; the industry risks and implications for corporate real estate; and information about owners, coworkers and centers.

17 APRIL 2018

Bill BoucheyBill Bouchey, director of design for interiors based in HOK’s New York office, is the guest lecturer for the ASID Pennsylvania East Chapter’s Student Career Day.

The event will also feature mock interviews portfolio advice with professionals, networking and a portfolio competition.

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19 APRIL 2018

Sheryl Owens, sustainable design specialist in HOK’s New York office, will participate in IIDA New York’s Sustainable Design Forum. She will present “Grading the Ratings: A Look at LEED v4 and LBC” at 6:30 p.m.

Sheryl will speak about the latest version of LEED focusing on issues related to the design of interiors. Shawn Hesse from the International Living Future Institute will discuss the principles of the Living Building Challenge certification. Both speakers will summarize the similarities, differences and overlaps between the two rating systems.

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18 APRIL 2018

Mara Baum, sustainable design leader for health and wellness based in HOK’s San Francisco office, will participate in a panel about “Putting Health and Wellbeing Research Findings into Practice” at the Center for the Built Environment in San Francisco at 1 p.m.

While many noteworthy and applicable findings from health research have been released in recent years, ongoing challenges remain for disseminating these findings; helping practitioners to integrate advanced research into understandable and actionable concepts; and ultimately impacting workplace outcomes.

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21 APRIL 2018

Rae Smith, senior planner and urban designer in HOK’s San Francisco office, will present “Planning Innovation on the Silicon Slopes” at the APA’s 2018 National Planning Conference in New Orleans at 4 p.m. on April 21.

Utah’s Silicon Slopes economy has grown rapidly, pressuring infrastructure and affordability. Given geographic constraints and funding limitations, how does the region approach policy, long-range infrastructure, economic development and land use planning to ensure broad and equal access to opportunity?

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25 APRIL 2018

Kay Sargent, director of WorkPlace, will present “The Evolution of the Workplace” at Clarion’s 2018 Real Estate Investment Conference in New York at 2 p.m.

Clarion’s largest event of the year is attended by over 100 prominent institutional investors who are eager to understand the trends impacting the real commercial estate space.


30 APRIL 2018

Virginia R. Pankey, senior medical planner based in HOK’s St. Louis office, will participate in a workshop hosted by the Facilities Guidelines Institute and American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (FGI/ACOG) in Austin, Texas.

This collaborative workshop series between FGI and clinical organizations will focus exclusively on “Reimagining Childbirth Facilities.” The event brings clinicians and healthcare designers together to discuss current best practices and explore new innovations.

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