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1 March 2019

HOK Speaking Events: March 2019

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

2 March 2019

Vivien Chen, interior design professional in Atlanta, will participate in a panel discussion on “Ones to Watch: Accelerating Diversity in Design Leadership” at SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit in New York at 10:15 a.m.

This discussion features the 2018 ASID Ones to Watch Scholars, rising leaders in the interior design profession, exploring their experiences navigating careers and pushing boundaries as “the first” or “the only.” Each scholar brings a diverse perspective to the conversation of leadership and reflects the changes and evolution in the interior design profession.

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3 March 2019

Luke McLindon, interior design professional in New York, will participate in a panel discussion on “Makeup of the Project Team: How the Work Gets Done” at SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit in New York at 9:00 a.m.

This discussion will help others understand the ins and outs of project management, team roles and collaboration across disciplines through all phases of a project. Learn what happens before the designer gets involved, where the junior designer fits in and how to best contribute to a project’s success.

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6 March 2019

Trina Marshall, regional leader of consulting, and Joyce Chan, sustainable design leader, both in London, will present on “Human Centric Design and Mindfulness in the Workplace” at FutureBuild 2019 in London at 3:00 p.m.

This session seeks to explore how to place people at the heart of a design to create a culture that is both supportive and nurturing and ultimately leads to a successful business philosophy.

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7 March 2019

Pam Light Regional Leader of Strategic AccountsPam Light, regional leader of WorkPlace in Los Angeles, will participate in a panel discussion at the IIDA Los Angeles Student Design Expo at 5:30 p.m.

The year’s expo kicks off with a display of design work by current and recently graduated students and follows with a prestigious panel of design professionals from a variety of backgrounds.

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7 March 2019

Brian Jencek, global director of planning based in San Francisco, will moderate a panel discussion titled “Developing Complex Projects” at City Age San Francisco at 10:50 a.m.

The discussion will look at how complex projects on challenging sites can be leveraged to enhance the fabric of a city.

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8 March 2019

Mike Goetz, senior design professional in Los Angeles, will participate in a panel discussion on “Class A for AMENITIES: Attracting and Retaining Tenants” at BOMA’s Real Assets Conference at 9:30 a.m.

Food trucks and bocce ball aren’t enough. Today’s workforce is demanding more practical offerings—from wellness centers to concierge services—and office landlords are responding by investing in luxury amenities. This discussion will cover some of these trends.

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8 March 2019

Hunvey Chen, regional leader of Healthcare in Los Angeles, will present on “Construction and IP: ICRAs and the Basics of Healthcare Architecture” at the quarterly meeting for the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Greater Los Angeles at noon.

This presentation covers the basics of healthcare architecture including the design process, building codes, regulatory agencies in California and how infection control comes into play.

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11 March 2019

Cesar Escalante, design technology manager in San Francisco, will present on “Empowering Design with Immersive Technologies” at SpArc Interiors 2019 in Henderson, Nevada, at 3:45 p.m.

The presentation will explore how mixed reality technology has enhanced the designer’s ability to develop a project.

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13 March 2019

Joyce Chan, sustainable design leader in London, will participate in a panel discussion on “Buildings & Construction: Engaging for Resources Efficiency” at MIPIM in Cannes, France, at 11:15 a.m.

The impact of buildings and construction on energy resources consumption and greenhouse gas emissions is obvious. The real estate sector, through engaging in a transformative process, can play a major role in reducing these emissions. This panel discussion will cover how technology can help monitor consumption and reduce its impact on climate change; alternatives for achieving more sustainable goals; the process for a retrofit strategy; and how to accelerate investment in smart buildings.

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13 March 2019

Apoorv Goyal, senior sustainability design specialist in New York, will present on “Removing Time and Bias from Energy Efficient Design” at New York Build Expo at 2:30 p.m.

Architects and designers are using data and technology to enhance the design and construction process, specifically to create high-efficiency and high-performing buildings. The presentation will touch on sustainable and computational design workflow and frameworks reinforced with real project examples to help the audience integrate sustainability into the design process within their own firms.

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14 March 2019

Mark Ejnes, design principal in Los Angeles, will lead a roundtable discussion for the Los Angeles Headquarters Association’s “Designing Los Angeles” architects’ panel at 6:00 p.m.

This event will showcase Los Angeles’ future built environment through a dialogue with leading L.A. architects on exciting upcoming projects across the region.

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14 March 2019

Julia Monk, director of Hospitality based in Hong Kong, and Kay Sargent, director of WorkPlace based in Washington, D.C., will present on “Mindfulness in the Workplace—Working Well, Being Well” at CoreNet Global Summit APAC in Hong Kong at 2:00 p.m.

The sustainability movement has led to an awareness of how to design buildings to be more sustainable, but what is being done for occupants and their well-being? We live in a world where we are constantly connected, and the inability to disconnect is causing what the World Health Organization calls “techno-stress.” This presentation will cover strategies for intentional design to achieve mindfulness in the workplace.

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16 March 2019

Christine Vandover, senior project designer in New York, will participate in a panel discussion on “Designing for Wellness” at the City of Tomorrow: Real Estate, Architecture and Design Summit in New York at 11:00 a.m.

Panelists will discuss how to incorporate wellness into design projects at every scale to create healthier interior environments for building occupants.

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19 March 2019

Virginia Pankey, senior medical planner in St. Louis, will present on “Codes + Standards Forum: Programming + Planning”  at 7:00 a.m. and  “Facility Guidelines Institute and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: New Ideas in Childbirth Facility Design” at 3:00 p.m. at the AIA/AAH Sunrise Forums at ASHE PDC in Phoenix.

The codes presentation explores the unique aspects of the architectural impacts of behavioral health on the hospital environment.

The FGI and ACOG session, presented in “Shark Tank” format, will engage the audience in understanding, improving on, and voting for the best ideas from those who gathered in small groups to reimagine childbirth facilities. The session will demonstrate how the FGI uses tools to improve guidelines development and to test new ideas for childbirth facilities.

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20 March 2019

Micki Washington, regional leader of WorkPlace in Houston, will participate in a panel discussion on “What Works for Women at Work” hosted by Allsteel in Houston at 5:00 p.m.

This informal discussion features five highly esteemed design professionals as they discuss the themes from the “What Works for Women at Work” book, which is based on 35 years of research by Williams and Dempsey. Panelists will share their own experiences with bias and answer audience questions.

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21 March 2019

Kay Sargent, director of WorkPlace based in Washington, D.C., and Gordon Wright, director of WorkPlace based in Chicago, will participate on a panel discussion on “AI and the Human Experience” at IFMA’s World Workplace Europe Meets Facility for Future in Amsterdam at 9:00 a.m.

This panel discussion will cover how new technologies and innovations are emerging to forever impact the way we work and how we manage space and the human experience.

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21 March 2019

Farida Abu-Bakare, design professional in Toronto, will participate in a panel discussion on “Skills Gap in the Zero Carbon Workforce” as part of the EGP Speaker Series from the Canada Green Building Council of Greater Toronto at 6 p.m.

There is a surge in job opportunities in the low carbon buildings landscape and there’s a growing opportunity to fill the skills gap. At this event, industry leaders will share their experiences in the low carbon building sector, gaps and opportunities exist in the market and what different industry stakeholders need to do to stay ahead of the curve.

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22 March 2019

Julie Lecoq, consultant, and Joyce Chan, sustainable design leader, both in London, will present on “Facilities That Support Well-Being and Mental Health” at the Higher Education Estates Forum in Coventry, U.K., at 10:50 a.m.

This presentation aims to bring attention to good design when curating the places, spaces and services that, either directly or indirectly, support the mental health and experience of students and educators in higher education.

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26 March 2019

Marion White, regional leader of aviation and transportation in New York, will participate in a panel discussion on “Harnessing Passenger Enthusiasm from Start of Construction to Opening Day” at the Passenger Terminal Expo in London at 2:15 p.m.

The panel discussion will use LaGuardia Airport as a case study for prioritizing the passenger experience, even during the construction phase.

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27 March 2019

Anne Fletcher, managing principal in Los Angeles, will participate in a panel discussion on “Delivering Our Future: A P3 Panel” for LAX Coastal’s Delivery, Design and Construction Group in Los Angeles at 8:00 a.m.

A public-private partnership (P3) is a delivery and financing method for the development of public infrastructure and the delivery of services. This panel discussion will address the ins and outs of the P3 model.

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27 March 2019

Robert Chicas, director of aviation and transportation, and Carl Galioto, president, both based in New York, will participate in a panel discussion on “Design-Build Delivery” at the Passenger Terminal Expo in London at 9:35 a.m.

The panel discussion will use examples to explore the different benefits and disadvantages of different delivery methods.

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28 March 2019

Matt Breidenthal, regional director of aviation and transportation in Atlanta, will present on “Transformative Modernization: From Design to Reality” at the Passenger Terminal Expo in London at 9:35 a.m.

Looking at the modernization of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, this presentation will cover what is needed to update existing airports to best serve current and future aviation demands.

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