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5 February 2019

HOK Speaking Events: February 2019

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

8 February 2019

Mara Baum, sustainable design leader of health and wellness based in San Francisco, will present on “WELL @Work: Focus on Healthy Buildings Inside & Out” at the TECH+ Forum & Expo in San Francisco at 12:00 p.m.

Architects and designers use new technologies to create healthy workplaces for occupants. By integrating systems and analytical tools and specifying healthy materials, they can enable teams to work smarter and be happier. Experts will discuss how these new tools can create successful workplaces while satisfying owners’ needs for return on investment and tenants’ needs for working productively.

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8 February 2019

Betsy Daniel, urban designer in New York, will serve as a studio review juror for the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Department of  Urban Design, at the University of Washington in St. Louis.

As part of a graduate course on metropolitan design elements, the jury will review base maps and urban design concepts from a week-long charrette with students.


14 February 2019

David Weatherhead, design principal in London, will present on “Re-imagining Space for London” at 8:00 a.m. as part of the Thinking Out Loud thought leadership series hosted by HOK.

Space is at premium in any global city. As values continue to rise, the role of designers is to re-imagine space that seeks to create elegance and functionality, increase commercial viability and meet society’s needs. London is now home to some of the world’s most recognizable buildings. Yet how can our profession be more altruistic in giving back to society? David will share his thoughts on how we can change our perception of the space and buildings we design.

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20 February 2019

Ian Rolston, director of design, interiors, in Toronto, will present on “The Future of Design: The Necessary Rise of Inclusive Design” at the Paris Design Summit.

Popular design principles are largely influenced by Western world views, upheld by traditional educational institutions, and largely adopted by leading professional practices. The Future of Design provokes conversation to reimagine design practice through an inclusive lens.

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21 February 2019

Todd Buchanan, practice leader in Seattle, will present on “I Can’t Drive 55: Evolving Impacts of Transportation Network Companies and Automated Vehicles” at the Airport Consultants Council/American Association of Airport Executives Airport Planning, Design and Construction Symposium in Denver at 10:15 a.m.

This panel discussion will explore the changing landscape of airport transportation with advances in shared mobility and autonomous vehicles.

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25 February 2019

Gordon Wright, director of WorkPlace in Chicago, will participate in a panel discussion on “Personalization without the Privacy Invasion” as part of Work Design Magazine’s Tech TALK in Chicago at 6:00 p.m.

In a climate with real cyber risk, people are not always comfortable sharing personal information. However, there is a rapidly increasing number of customized apps and advancement in AI which require information to take full advantage of the service, often beyond their comfort zone. Hear from industry experts on examples and insights on how to prepare for the future of work.

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27 February 2019

Kay Sargent, director of WorkPlace in Washington, D.C., will participate in a panel discussion on “The Changing Place(s) of Work” at 4:05 p.m. and will moderate a discussion on the “Essentials of Workplace and Change Management” at 4:55 p.m. at the Work Rebooted Summit in San Francisco.

Leading organizations are completely revamping their places of work to optimize human performance, increase efficiency, enhance resilience and reduce costs. These sessions cover how workplaces are changing and how that is being executed.

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28 February 2019

Bill BoucheyBill Bouchey, director of design, interiors, in New York, will participate on a panel discussion on the Urban Design Forum’s “Replacing the Workplace” series in New York at 6:00 p.m.

The rapid expansion of creative and tech sectors in New York City has led to an evolution in workplace design with coworking spaces promising community, cohabitation and collaboration. It strives to overcome the sterility and inefficiencies of traditional office design and reshape the built environment, integrating work spaces into industrial buildings, cafés and hotel lobbies. As work environments decentralize and boundaries blur between work and city life, this panel discussion will explore how cities can re-imagine neighborhoods.

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28 February 2019

Robert Chicas, director of Aviation + Transportation at HOK, will present “Linking Style and Function: LaGuardia Airport’s New Terminal B” hosted by CTBUH NY at 6 p.m.

Team members from HOK, WSP and Skanska will discuss how the phased design and construction approach allows the new Terminal B to be built on an extremely constrained site with minimal impact to existing operations.

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28 February 2019

Bill BoucheyBill Bouchey, director of design, interiors, in New York, will serve as a juror for the ASID Student Portfolio Competition, with finalist interviews taking place on Feb. 28 and the winners announced at SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit on Mar. 1 in New York.

The ASID Student Portfolio Competition generates the best collection of student design projects in the nation. Submissions are evaluated on conceptual thought, content of work submitted and the student’s record of achievement. Judging includes two rounds of online reviews and one round of finalist interviews.

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