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30 April 2019

HOK Speaking Events: May 2019

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

3 May 2019

Brian Smiley, senior project architect in Philadelphia, will present on “The AIA COTE Top Ten Toolkit: Closing the Information Gap” at Green Building United’s Sustainability Symposium in Philadelphia at 3:30 p.m.

The COTE (Committee On The Environment) Top Ten Toolkit is a new design tool to help make all projects more sustainable using the AIA’s COTE Top Ten Awards program as a framework. This presentation will review the purpose behind the design tool, give an overview of the 10 measures in the framework and demonstrate how design teams are using the “super spreadsheet” to make specific projects more sustainable.

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7 May 2019

Sheryl Owen, sustainable design professional in HOK’s New York studio, will be moderating a panel organized by the IIDA NY Chapter’s Sustainability Forum. “Grading the Ratings: Looking Back, Looking Ahead” will take place at the Steelcase Showroom at 6:00 p.m.

The panel will explore WELL-, LEED-, and LBC-certified projects from the perspective of the designer, owner, engineer, and contractor. Each person will have a few minutes to share their experience of working with the rating system, comment on the process and the outcome. This will be followed by a Q&A session.

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9 May 2019

Todd Buchanan, practice leader in Seattle, will participate in a discussion on the Port of Seattle for the breakfast meeting of the Design-Build Institute of America, Western Washington, at 7:00 a.m.

The Port of Seattle, Walsh Construction and HOK will share challenges, opportunities and lessons learned during the completion of the Concourse D Annex project at Sea-Tac Airport.

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9 May 2019

Yorgo Lykouria, creative director at Rainlight, will give a talk on Guardians of the Built Environment | The Clarity of Design for HOK’s London studio’s Thinking Out Loud series at 8:00 a.m.

Yorgo’s philosophy is that good design involves crafting an identity and a narrative and is the mark left behind to represent our times. This talk will cover his insights on the clarity of design.

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10 May 2019

Lisa Cassedy, senior project engineer, will moderate a session on “Creating Corporate Culture” at the Structural Engineering, Engagement and Equity (SE3) Symposium in San Francisco at 1:00 p.m.

This session will establish the difference between company culture and company values, with personal stories of seeing company cultures develop and evolve.

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14 May 2019

Kay Sargent, director of WorkPlace based in Washington, D.C., will present on “AI and the Human Experience” at the RPIC Forum on the Workplace in Ottawa at 1:30 p.m.

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

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15 May 2019

Cheryl Jefferies, senior data management specialist in on-site servicesCheryl Jefferies, senior data management specialist, and Duff McGillivray, senior OSS planning specialist, both in Ottawa, will present on “Determining Workplace Effectiveness” for the RPIC Forum on the Workplace in Ottawa at 1:30 p.m.

This presentation will cover different options for flexible and activity-based work (ABW) environments in use today and include observational studies, building and floor access analysis and real-time tracking.

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