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1 October 2018

HOK Speaking Events: October 2018

HOK’s thought leaders give presentations and participate in panel discussions all over the world.

4 October 2018

Kay Sargent, director of WorkPlace, will present “The Big Shift” during the IFMA World Workplace 2018 Conference and Expo at 1:45 p.m. in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The panel will explore why employee engagement is down and performance is suffering. Our focus in recent years has been on designing sustainable environments, driving down costs and integrating rapidly emerging technology. Now we need to look to the future and prepare for the shift that is on the horizon.

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9 October 2018

Rae Smith, senior planner in HOK’s San Francisco office, will moderate “Living Streets: Public Realm Benefits from Innovations in Autonomous Vehicles” at Shaping Our Future, the APA California Chapter’s 2018 conference, in San Diego at 8 a.m.

Innovations in autonomous vehicle (AV) technology could inspire a greener, safer pedestrian-centric streetscape. Vehicles forever changed cities, ultimately degrading environmental quality and significantly detracting from public health and safety. This panel flips that model to look at what AVs could do to support public health, human safety and quality of life.

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10 October 2018

Tim Gaidis, senior project designer, and Eli Hoisington, design principal, both in HOK’s St. Louis office, will present “Midsized Cities, Massive Opportunities: Innovation Districts” at the ULI Fall Meeting in Boston at 10:30 a.m.

By strategically investing in innovation districts, cities like St. Louis and Rochester, New York, are making a name for themselves as new frontiers for technology and health care.  Using the Cortex Innovation Community in St. Louis as a case study, this panel will discuss the growth and future of innovation districts and the impact they have on the talent pool, entrepreneurial growth and economic development in medium-sized U.S. cities.

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15 October 2018

Joyce Chan, sustainable design leader, and Blanca Dasi Espuig, sustainable design specialist, both in HOK’s London office, will present “Sensing of the Sensors: Designing to Engage Occupants in the Workplace Environment” at the Healthy City Design International Congress in London at 11:25 a.m.

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16 October 2018

Peter Sloan, director of interior design in HOK’s Kansas City office, and Brad Liebman, director of interiors in HOK’s St. Louis office, will present on “Artificial Intelligence and the Human Experience” at the CoreNet Global Summit NAM in Boston at 11:45 a.m.

Artificial Intelligence is bringing a new wave of change, often leaving workers wondering what it means for the future of their jobs. This session takes a look at how evolving technologies and new innovations are impacting work, workers and the workplace. This session will discuss emerging technology and review the impact technology has on the workplace, as well as identify design strategies that increase engagement despite the inevitability of change.

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16 October 2018

Stephen Weinryb, technical principal in HOK’s New York office, will participate in a panel discussion on “Delegated Design” in New York at 5:30 p.m. as part of the Turner Panel Series.

At its best, Delegated Design fosters early collaboration between major project stakeholders allowing for a more informed, efficient and transparent design process that ultimately safeguards the integrity of complex building systems. However, in its current state the process through which design is delegated creates ambiguity and is perceived by many in our industry as just another vehicle to transfer risk downstream. This panel takes a candid approach to understanding a litigious topic that has blurred the lines of responsibility.

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17 October 2018

Joyce Chan, sustainable design leader in HOK’s London office, will participate on a panel discussion on “Creating Healthy Interiors” at LEAF International in Frankfurt at 2:55 p.m.

The panel discussion will explore how to promote wellness and improve the human experience through interior design, how technology in design is helping transform the environment and the changing nature of the workplace.

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18 October 2018

Bill BoucheyBill Bouchey, director of interior design based in HOK’s New York office, will lead a walking tour of the new GroupM offices at 3 World Trade Center during an event organized by the Gay Real Estate Group (GREG).

Jeremy Moss, director of leasing at Silverstein Properties, will discuss the history of 3 World Trade Center and a representative of GroupM will explain why the company chose this location. After the tour of GroupM’s newly designed space, there will be an open conversation about the future of office design.


19 October 2018

Paul Woolford, design principal in HOK’s San Francisco office, will present on “Uncovering Nature’s Secrets to Reinvent Cities” with Janine Benyus of the Biomimicry Institute for the closing plenary of VERGE 18 at 11:50 a.m. in San Francisco.

The idea of buildings as a regenerative force sounds like an environmentalist’s pipe dream, but the concept is starting to be realized in offices, factories and other facilities. It requires vision and new design thinking, but also an understanding of how “the genius of biome” can make the built environment a positive contributor to cities around the world.

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19 October 2018

Carl Galioto, HOK president and managing principal of the New York City and Philadelphia studios, will participate on a panel titled “The Future of Transportation in NYC” at the New York Building Congress’ Construction Industry Breakfast at 8:00 a.m.

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19 October 2018

John Wray IV, landscape design professional in HOK’s Washington, D.C., office, will co-lead a workshop on “Digital Methods: Water + Dynamic Natural Systems of the Delaware Riverfront” at the ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO in Philadelphia at 9:00 a.m.

The workshop will introduce an array of digital tools from generative modeling, watershed mapping, 3D scanning and live construction documentation. Participants will be introduced to these tools as they develop representations and generative models of issues within the Delaware River watershed and construction of engineered and natural systems worldwide.

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19 October 2018

Farida Abu-Bakare, design professional in HOK’s Toronto office, will participate in a panel discussion on “Women in Architecture / Women in Business” at POP // CAN // CRIT in Vancouver at 12:00 p.m.

This panel will focus on the gender gap in the architectural profession. It will look at how women have and are continuing to break the ‘glass ceiling’ metaphorically and in their design work, as well as the systemic causes for this inequality and strategies to address this.

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20 October 2018

Larry Malcic, design principal for HOK’s London office, will present “Europe’s Tallest Residential Tower: Spire London” at CTBUH’s Polycentric Cities: The Future of Vertical Urbanism conference in Dubai at 8:40 a.m.

The complexities of place-making are mirrored in the technical complexity of Spire London. Various structural solutions were evaluated to find a design that addresses the geotechnical challenges of a waterside location and a tower spanning over two tube lines. Energy conservation and sustainable design have driven innovative tools to produce integrated, efficient building systems.

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21 October 2018

Bill Hellmuth, chairman and CEO at HOK, will present “High-Rise Real Estate: The Big Picture” at CTBUH’s Polycentric Cities: The Future of Vertical Urbanism conference in Dubai at 1:45 p.m.

Expectations for a high-rise’s relationship with the community, occupants and technology are all changing, and becoming more demanding. This session will provide a comprehensive view of the dynamics at play in the high-rise world today, and in the near future.

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25 October 2018

Anica Landreneau, director of sustainable design in HOK’s Washington, D.C., office, will participate on a panel on Transforming Waste to Advance the Circular Energy (hosted by the Embassy of Canada) in Washington, D.C., at 9:00 a.m.

This panel explores innovative solutions to waste problems, the world’s first waste-to-biofuel, ISCC-certified facility and solutions to zero waste in commercial kitchens.

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25 October 2018

John Neary, senior facade specialist in HOK’s New York office, will give a presentation for a webinar at 1:30 p.m. ET on the Circadian Wall project by HOK Facades Group with performance consulting by WSP Built Ecology.

This presentation will discuss the generative design concepts of the project, how it was modeled to validate the performance concepts, and will outline ideas for future research and development of the system.

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