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3 April 2019

HOK Speaking Events: April 2019

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

4 April 2019

Brad Liebman, director of interiors in St. Louis, and Peter Sloan, director of design, interiors, in Kansas City, will present on “Artificial Intelligence + the Human Experience” for the Kansas City chapter of CoreNet Global at 8:00 a.m.

This session takes a look at how evolving technologies and new innovations are impacting work, workers and the workplace

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4 April 2019

Tim Gaidis, senior project designer in St. Louis, will participate in the panel discussion “Cortex – How Site Planning and Landscape Development are Enhancing an Innovation Community” at ASLA Central States in St. Louis at 8:30 a.m.

The Cortex Innovation Community in St. Louis is the Midwest’s largest innovation hub. Using the Cortex Innovation Community as a case study, this panel brings together a multifaceted group to discuss the initial vision, current evolution and aspirational future of the unique Cortex development.

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4 April 2019

Steve Riley, director of architecture in San Francisco, will participate as a reviewer and panelist for a Design Portfolio Review hosted by AIA San Francisco and the Bay Area Young Architects (BAYA) at AIA San Francisco’s office at 6:00 p.m.

This event will help practitioners feel more prepared to enter and reenter the job market, introduce young architects to resources, facilitate conversations and networking opportunities, and end with a panel discussion of local leaders and hiring managers in the architectural profession.

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4 April 2019

Mark Smith, senior project manager in Houston, will give a guest lecture on “Sustainability by the Numbers” at Prairie View A&M University’s School of Architecture.

This presentation uses a single family home case study to help students understand the cost and payback numbers associated with sustainable design.


5 April 2019

Derek Don, senior landscape design professional in St. Louis, will moderate the “ASLA Fellows Roundtable: Connecting the Past and Present to the Future” at ASLA Central States in St. Louis at 8:30 a.m.

This session explores the career paths of five ASLA Fellows, their commitment to the profession and how they are continuing to be leaders in the design community.

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5 April 2019

HOK San Francisco PlanningBrian Jencek, director of planning based in San Francisco, will present on Landscape Architecture at ASLA Central States in St. Louis at 10:30 a.m.

Landscape architecture’s vital purpose is evolving at lightning speed. This presentation and audience Q&A will explore projects, design research and academic exploration over a 40-year arc to better define the landscape architect’s expanding role and responsibility in the future.

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5 April 2019

Eric Bogenschutz, design technology manager in St. Louis, will present “All Things ‘R’: Applying AR/VR/XR to Landscape Architecture and the Built Environment” at ASLA Central States in St. Louis at 3:00 p.m.

This session will briefly cover Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and other various “realities” (R) with examples of how technologies have been used throughout the design process. It will explore new tools and technologies that can enhance visualizations and the ability to communicate designs in a variety of mediums and increase collaboration.

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9 April 2019

Betsy Nurse, director of interiors, and Danielle Schmitt, project manager, both based in Atlanta, will present on “Workplace Evolution: Beyond Open Plan” at IFMA’s Facility Fusion USA in Atlanta at 8:00 a.m.

The open plan concept has been enhanced with smarter planning models. Not only has the nature of work evolved dramatically since its heyday, so too has the understanding of how workspaces can foster engagement, satisfaction and productivity. This presentation explores how companies determine the right solutions that address the needs of an increasingly mobile workforce, combat the traditional models of space delivery and create a great experience for teams.

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10 April 2019

Matt Breidenthal, regional leader of engineering in Atlanta, will present “Beyond BIM: Successes and Challenges in Designing and Building the Unprecedented” as part of a SEAOG seminar in Atlanta at 8:00 a.m.

The seminar focuses on how design and construction technologies are being used to deliver unprecedented projects from concept through completion.

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11 April 2019

Stefan Jacobek, senior architect in London, will present on “Design Transcending Culture” as part of the Thinking Out Loud series in HOK’s London studio at 8:00 a.m.

The talk will explore how architecture is influenced by cultures across the globe, with a focus on modern design in London.

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11 April 2019

Apoorv Goyal, senior sustainable design specialist in New York, will present “Demystifying Building Performance Modeling for Sustainable Design,” organized by AIANY Committee on the Environment (COTE) in New York at 6:00 p.m.

This presentation will provide insight on the cutting-edge building performance modeling tools and how they can help owners and designers make smart design decisions for financial as well as environmental benefits.

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15 April 2019

Rae Smith, senior urban designer in San Francisco, will present on “The Future of Employment and Workplaces” at the American Planning Association National Conference in San Francisco at 2:30 p.m.

The nature of work in North America is changing in dramatic ways that will transform the ways people think about the places needed to accommodate work activities. This session explores trends in employment and what they mean for workspaces of the future.

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18 April 2019

Pam Light Regional Leader of Strategic AccountsPam Light, regional leader of WorkPlace in Los Angeles, will present on “Designing for the Human Experience” at an event hosted by OFS and Carolina in St. Louis at 12:00 p.m.

This presentation will cover ways to approach different project types holistically so that spaces evoke the appropriate response and experience.


18 April 2019

William Kenworthey, regional leader of planning in New York, will moderate a panel discussion on Public-Private Partnerships for the Public Development and Infrastructure Product Council at the ULI Spring Meeting in Nashville at 2:30 p.m.

This session will cover public-private partnerships in Nashville and a summary of the activities of Council Day.

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23 April 2019

Bill BoucheyBill Bouchey, director of design, interiors, in New York, will serve on the jury for the NYCxDESIGN Awards, presented by Interior Design and ICFF.

The 4th Annual NYCxDESIGN Awards celebrates outstanding achievement across major areas of design—from architecture to interiors, products to accessories and craft to technology. Winners will be announced on May 20.

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25 April 2019

Dina Lamanna, senior hospitality interior designer in New York, will participate in the panel discussion “Be Our Guest” at Savannah College of Art and Design’s School of Building Arts Conference at 9:00 a.m.

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26 April 2019

Rahul Kulkarni, project manager in Mumbai, will participate in a panel discussion on “Challenges in Designing High-Rise Buildings with Glazed Curtain Walls” at Zak World Facades in Mumbai at 12:15 p.m.

This discussion will cover how to incorporate balconies and operable windows that comply with building codes for ventilation.

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26 April 2019

Daniel Niewoehner has joined HOK’s Science + Technology practice as vice president and regional practice leader in Chicago.Daniel Niewoehner, regional leader of science and technology in Chicago, will present on inclusive learning environments during a lunchtime discussion at the Learning Spaces Collaboratory Roundtable at Northwestern University in Chicago at 12:30 p.m.

How can learning environments reflect a more diverse population of students, patients and professionals? This session covers ways to incorporate inclusion and diversity goals for higher education classrooms and design.

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26 April 2019

Vivien Chen, interior design professional in Atlanta, will lead a workshop on creating the perfect portfolio at Savannah College of Art and Design’s School of Building Arts Conference at 2:00 p.m.

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26 April 2019

Bill Hellmuth, chairman and CEO of HOK, will give a keynote address on “Context and Orientation in Sustainable Design” at Savannah College of Art and Design’s School of Building Arts Conference at 5:00 p.m.

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