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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»
Architectural Record

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»
Founding Partner
Bjarke Ingels Group

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»
President & Chief Operating Officer

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.

Suzanne Stephens - view bio»
Deputy Editor
Architectural Record

A. Eugene Kohn, FAIA, RIBA, JIA - view bio»
Chairman, Principal
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC

Audrey Matlock, FAIA - view bio»
Audrey Matlock Architect

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?.

Rita Catinella Orrell - view bio»
Products Editor
Architectural Record


Nicholas Holt, AIA, LEED AP - view bio»
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Alexander P. Lamis, AIA - view bio»
Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP

Hilary Sample - view bio»
Founding Principal
MOS Architects

12:40 PM ?1:25 PM

Networking Luncheon

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.

Joann Gonchar, AIA, LEED AP - view bio»
Senior Editor
Architectural Record

Mahadev Raman - view bio»
Chairman, Americas Region

Charles Renfro - view bio»
Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Sylvia J. Smith, FAIA, LEED - view bio»
Senior Partner
FXFOWLE Architects

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»
Managing Director

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.

Clifford A. Pearson - view bio»
Deputy Editor
Architectural Record

Michael Bierut - view bio»

James Carpenter - view bio»
James Carpenter Design Associates Inc.

Michel Rojkind - view bio»
Founding Partner
Rojkind Arquitectos

Corie Sharples - view bio»
Founding Principal
SHoP Architects

4:10 PM ? 4:55 PM

Special Guest Lecturer

Richard Saul Wurman - view bio»
TED Conferences

4:55 PM – 5:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Cathleen McGuigan
Architectural Record

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Cocktail & Networking Reception


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