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Speaking Engagements المحاضرات 专题演讲

  • Designing Healthcare Spaces Panel Discussion

    Suzanne Jaggers, Associate AIA September 21, 2017, Los Angeles, CA

    An evening of food, drinks and collaboration as we hear from a panel of industry leaders to discuss the challenges in designing, planning, and working in healthcare spaces. You don't want to miss what promises to be a thoughtful and lively discussions on tackling the ever changing needs in the healthcare industry.

  • DC Public Schools: 2 Decades of Renewal

    DesignDC 2017: Rooted in Resilience October 3, 2017, Washington, DC

    Beginning in 2006, the District Government and DC Public Schools committed to completing major improvements to the city's public school facilities. During the past decade the city has invested over $250 Million annually in major modernization and replacement projects. The projects have supported and contributed to population growth and vibrant renewal of neighborhoods throughout the city.

    In this panel discussion, which will include Principal Sean O'Donnell as a panelist, and co-moderated by Senior Associate Ann Neeriemer, the group will present case studies and evaluate the success of the program as it relates to resilience. The panel will focus on recently completed high school projects, including Dunbar and Roosevelt High Schools, and how they have already or might in the future further improve resilience within their neighborhoods and throughout the District of Columbia.

  • Tour: A Resilient Future for Roosevelt High School

    DesignDC 2017: Rooted in Resilience October 5, 2017, Washington, DC

    Upon reopening in 2016, Roosevelt Senior High School overcame decades of neglect and ill-conceived renovations to transform into a sustainable, high-performance learning environment. The renewal built upon the great “DNA” of the historic portions of the campus and now celebrates education, natural light and views, conservation, and history throughout. Courtyards that had been infilled, and windowless additions, were opened up. Two WPA-era frescos that had been painted over and forgotten were restored and are now celebrated. Now sheltered by skylights featuring 10,000 square feet of electro-chromic glass that automatically adjusts to minimize heat gain and glare, the central courtyard is suffused in natural light and has become the heart of the school. A reopened side courtyard has become the “waterworks” where students can engage in more active and experiential learning while rain cascades from the roofs, down a terraced series of rain gardens, to arrive into three cisterns before being reused in the building. This once obsolescent campus is now pending LEED for Schools Platinum certification.

  • Adding Voice to the LA Planning Story: From the Inside Out

    Los Angeles Region Planning History Group Colloquium XIVVaughan Davies ISAA October 28, 2017, San Marino, CA

    Who worked for change from within the organized profession, by assuming a role that had previously been available only to others, and not at all to certain groups? How did women, planners of color and LGBTQ planners build their own places within the established profession?      

    "Adding Voices to the LA Planning Story" will begin to tell some of the many stories missing from the mainstream narrative about the region. This colloquium will bring together key individuals who helped transform the practice of planning here, alongside current practitioners and community leaders. They will share insights and experiences on different facets of community building, including the making and implementing of plans for diverse local communities.

  • Memory Support Design 2020

    LeadingAge Annual Meeting & ExpoDaniel Cinelli FAIA October 31, 2017, New Orleans, LA

    For this afternoon education session (123-F), Principal Dan Cinelli will be joined by key leaders from our partners at Abe's Garden and Integrace Copper Ridge to discuss how designing for memory care and neurocognitive support has evolved in recent years. Attendees will hear about early adopters in the field who are providing dementia-care programs that "holistically support" the entire family within the existing campus framework; examine the organizational culture and business mindset needed to create a truly integrated dementia community; and discuss ways that LeadingAge members can replicate similar dementia programs, including the dementia village concept, in their communities.

  • Best Practices for Interior Finish and Furnishing Specification in K12 Educational Environments

    NeoCon EastKaren Gioconda NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C; Katie Herber LEED AP ID+C, ND, EDAC; and Heather Jauregui LEED AP BD+C, O+M, CPHC November 16, 2017, Philadelphia, PA

    K-12 Schools are at the heart of every community and serve an incredibly important population – our children. The exterior architecture of these civic buildings is carefully considered. However, students most frequently interact directly with the interior environment. Interior finishes and furnishings are often specified in the later stages of the design process and are the first items to be value-engineered. Material health is critical to the success of a K-12 learning environment. This seminar will describe the impact that material health of interior finishes and furniture has on students, identify best practices related to the interior specifications and provide suggestions on how to educate team members about the importance and prioritization of material health. A case study will be presented to connect how best practices can help schools achieve their goals for students and their facilities.