HOK Speaking Events: May 2018
HOK’s thought leaders give presentations and participate in panel discussions all over the world. Here’s our speaker roundup for May:
3 MAY 2018
Daniel Hajjar, managing principal for HOK’s London office, will present “The New Financial Workplace” at the CoreNet Global Middle East Chapter’s Corporate Real Estate Innovation Forum in Dubai at 9:35 a.m.
The panel will identify the key factors influencing the financial sector and discuss lessons learned from various case studies.
3 MAY 2018
Julia Monk, director of hospitality based in HOK’s Hong Kong office, will moderate a panel on “Experiential Travel” at HD Expo in Las Vegas at 3 p.m.
In today’s digital world, the luxury hospitality experience has dramatically shifted. From secret, unadvertised hotels to posh wigwam camp settings immersed in the outside world, travelers are seeking experiences that are outside of the box. Hear from brands and operators who are redefining what experiential means for our industry.
3 MAY 2018
Sean Quinn, sustainable design leader in HOK’s San Francisco office, will participate in “The Battle of the Bios: Leading to Regenerative Design” during Living Future 2018 in Portland at 10:30 a.m.
Participants will illustrate how each nature-based design methodology is applied; the value it brings to clients and inhabitants; and how overarching benefits can lead toward regenerative buildings. Central to this session is “Genius of Biome” thinking. HOK and Biomimicry 3.8’s forthcoming publication on California’s coast analyzed organisms and ecosystems of the most biodiverse region in America to emulate nature’s patterns and services.
3 MAY 2018
Basel Kotob, architecture practice leader in HOK’s Dubai office, will participate in “Daylight Design Strategy – More of a Necessity than a Luxury” at the Middle East Lighting Design Summit 2018.
This interactive panel discussion will explore how daylight planning is interspersed with a building’s design process. Participants will explore effective strategies and techniques for incorporating natural light and transforming spaces.
7 MAY 2018
Damon Sheppard, a project manager, and Randy Taylor, regional leader of Science + Technology, will discuss “The New Academic Workplace” at the Tradeline University Facilities Conference at 1:10 p.m. in Austin, Texas.
The presentation will demonstrate strategies used by institutions including Rice University and George Washington University to rethink their approach to academic workplace design. Sheppard will detail how design strategies can address the needs of modern-day campus occupants who are more entrepreneurial, connected, collaborative and agile.
8 MAY 2018
James Braam, director of Sports + Recreation + Entertainment, and Randy Kray, director of Science + Technology, will explore “The Future of Campus Facilities and Campus Life” at the Tradeline University Facilities Campus at 8:05 a.m. in Austin, Texas.
Sports facilities are evolving toward more hybrid building types that bring together academics, athletics, recreation, research and student life. These case studies demonstrate exciting new ways to connect students, student-athletes, coaches, researchers, healthcare providers and faculty to improve overall campus life and well-being.
8 MAY 2018
Hugh Campbell, senior medical planner based in HOK’s Seattle office, will participate in an AIA webinar about “Trends in Medical Planning Part 2: Weaving the Threads Together” at 3 p.m.
This webinar will be a review of the most influential inpatient unit designs of the last 100 years. Participants will look at the trends and forces that shaped these designs and how these sea changes in planning impacted the inpatient ward designs that followed.
10 MAY 2018
Greg Schleusner, director of design technology based in HOK’s New York office, will present “AEC Industry Has Blockchains?” at BD+C’s Accelerate Live conference in Chicago at 9 a.m.
How do you make a supply chain that benefits all parties within the industry without a process owner? There is a need for a consortia-led technology company to serve the role of advocate for the industry and the users of buildings.
11 MAY 2018
Brian Jencek, director of planning at HOK, will present “Landscape Cities: Gardens in the Machine” at the University of Oregon at 5 p.m.
Brian will present HOK’s planning and urban design work spanning architectural urbanism, environmental planning and landscape architecture. Using biomimicry to inform design solutions, team members look to the “genius of the place” for design inspiration, performance measures and time-tested resiliency strategies.
17 MAY 2018
As part of the IIDA Northern California chapter’s forums series on wellness, Mara Baum, sustainable design leader for health and wellness at HOK, will present “Perspectives on Wellness: Defined and Decoded” at 6 p.m.
Panelists will offer varying points of view on the definition of wellness and debate what it means to create an environment for holistic well-being and our role as designers.
23 MAY 2018
Kay Sargent, director of HOK’s WorkPlace practice, and Vincent Ng, director of interiors, both based in HOK’s Washington, D.C., office will present “Coworking: A Corporate Real Estate Perspective” at a CoreNet Mid-Atlantic chapter event at 4:30 p.m.
Evolving business priorites are driving corporations to consider different workplace models, including coworking. HOK presenters will discuss the impact of coworking spaces on corporate real estate and explore the challenges and opportunities associated with integrating coworking spaces into a real estate portfolio.
23 MAY 2018
William Kenworthey, regional leader of planning in HOK’s New York office, will participate in a panel discussion about “Leveraging the Value of Resilient Infrastructure Approaches in the Wake of Sandy” at the National Sustainable Communities Workshop in Newark at 10:35 a.m.