INNOVATION 2011 Conference
Crossing Borders & Disciplines
November 3, 2011
|8:15 AM ? 9:00 AM||Registration & Continental Breakfast|
|9:00 AM ? 9:10 AM||
Program Welcome & Introduction
Cathleen McGuigan - view bio»
|9:10 AM ? 9:55 AM||
Keynote Address: Hedonistic Sustainability, Social Infrastructure and Public Participation Extreme
Bjarke Ingels of the Copenhagen/New York based Bjarke Ingels Group — or simply BIG — will share a few BIG ideas that cross professional boundaries and blend public and private interests. How sustainable cities and buildings can in fact increase the quality of life. How infrastructural investments can be drivers of economical, ecological as well as social development. And how public participation can be taken beyond politically correct afterthoughts and be turned in to the driving force of an urban design.
Bjarke Ingels - view bio»
|9:55 AM ? 10:10 AM||
Innovation in Record Time Presentation
Jan Berman, president of MechoSystems, provides information on constraints of codes/rules, and standards, and how one manufacturer helps architects innovate by offering products that solve design challenges.
Jan Berman - view bio»
|10:10 AM ? 10:40 AM||Networking & Refreshment Break|
|10:40 AM ? 11:40 AM||
Panel: Doing Architecture Abroad
In a world where talent, ideas, services, and money flow freely across national borders, architects are finding fertile ground working abroad. Three leading U.S. architects, each representing different size practices, will discuss their various approaches to designing and building in various countries with different cultures. In addition to generating new revenues for their firms, these architects have been learning how to successfully construct buildings and urban developments in complex environments.
Audrey Matlock, FAIA - view bio»
Thom Mayne, FAIA - view bio»
|11:40 AM ? 12:40 PM||
Panel: Crossing Into Product Design
Our panel of architects will discuss how they got involved designing products in their practice, how product design influences their projects and vice versa, what major challenges they have faced entering the product design market, and what new technologies and skills they have developed by expanding into the area of making ?things?.
Alexander P. Lamis, AIA - view bio»
Hilary Sample - view bio»
|12:40 PM ?1:25 PM||
|1:25PM ? 2:25 PM||
Panel: Team Collaboration
Architecture is rarely the product of a single person?s vision. Successful buildings, especially complex ones, depend on the creativity and expertise of a host of professionals, working together as a highly coordinated entity, from the earliest stages of planning through project completion. On our Team Collaboration panel, hear from designers from one such tightly integrated effort?the multi-phased and multi-faceted redevelopment of New York City?s Lincoln Center.
Charles Renfro - view bio»
Sylvia J. Smith, FAIA, LEED - view bio»
|2:25 PM ? 2:40 PM||
Innovation in Record Time Presentation
Sustainability & Life Cycle Analysis: The Challenges & Opportunities
Sustainability is increasingly important to both consumers and in businesses. Life cycle analysis presents an opportunity for manufacturers to uncover environmental hot spots, spark inventiveness with a focus of resources where they can make the most impact, and as a result, deliver better value. This presentation will cover the current situation in the US, examining the pressures on businesses looking to balance cost management, efficiency, and effectiveness with greater environmental responsibility.
David Walker - view bio»
|2:40 PM ? 3:10 PM||
Networking & Refreshment Break
|3:10 PM ? 4:10 PM||
Panel: Crossing Disciplines
Just as architects in the Renaissance worked in many different fields--from painting and stage decoration to physics and weapons design--a number of today's practitioners are crossing traditional boundaries between disciplines. Inspired by ideas from art, science, and industry, these designers are aided by digital technologies that make it easier to borrow from and conspire with people in far-flung fields.
James Carpenter - view bio»
Michel Rojkind - view bio»
Corie Sharples - view bio»
|4:10 PM ? 4:55 PM||
Special Guest Lecturer
Richard Saul Wurman - view bio»
|4:55 PM – 5:00 PM||
|5:00 PM – 6:30 PM||
Cocktail & Networking Reception