Sunday, June 9
 
[SU01] - MOVE OVER MILLENNIALS: ARE YOU AND YOUR FIRM READY TO MARKET TO (AND EMPLOY) GEN Z?
 
Sunday, June 9 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
Generation Z is coming of age. Are you and your firm ready to market to, and employ, this unique and increasingly powerful group? By 2020, Generation Z—also known as “iGen”—will represent 40% of U.S. consumers. Born between 1996 and 2010, Gen Zers will challenge our marketplace and workplaces like never before. In this session, we’ll peel back the layers to identify the core characteristics you need to understand about Gen Z. From vital statistics to identifiable mindsets, you’ll gain foundational knowledge to create cultural shifts. You’ll receive insights and ideas to develop fresh messaging and marketing strategies that will connect and attain actionable perspectives to welcome and work with this next generation. [Intermediate] [DS] [PD]
 
  • Irene Williams, owner-principal, Msg2Mkt, Nashville, TN
 

 
[SU02] - PLAY TO INNOVATION: EXPLORING THE ROLE OF PLAY IN CULTIVATING INNOVATION
 
Sunday, June 9 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
How can we create environments that promote innovation? While there’s no single – or simple – solution, understanding how innovation works can help to inform the process of designing spaces that support it. Based on our extensive research, we’ll provide attendees with insights into the role of play in cultivating innovation. We’ll supplement theses insights by showing how we can leverage the spaces that we design to support innovation. Attendees will learn how and why play has been linked to higher rates of innovation across multiple settings and disciplines, as well as specific strategies that may be applied to create spaces that support and encourage innovative processes and results. [Intermediate] [INST] [OF]
 
  • Rebecca Milne, LEED Green Associate, senior associate, Perkins Eastman, New York, NY
  • Scott Fallick, AIA, LEED AP, architect, Perkins Eastman, New York, NY
 

 
[SU03] - ALPHABET SOUP: THE IMPORTANCE OF EARNING YOUR NCIDQ CERTIFICATION
 
Sunday, June 9 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Join industry experts as they explain key details about the NCIDQ Exam. This seminar will include exam statistics and blueprints, as well as the recent computerization of the Practicum Exam. These experts will also discuss how to determine eligibility for the NCIDQ Exam, how to apply, and what materials are required. Lastly, and most importantly, they will share the value of earning NCIDQ Certification, from setting yourself apart from your peers to helping you advance to the next level in your career. Come and learn how NCIDQ Certification is required in nearly all regulated jurisdictions in the U.S. and Canada in order to gain licensure/certification/registration. [Basic] [PD]
 
  • Thom Banks, CIDQ, executive director, CIDQ, Alexandria, VA
  • Jim Klawiter, CIDQ, board president, CIDQ, Alexandria, VA
 

 
[SU04] - STRATEGIES FOR CREATING VISUAL PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY IN AN OPEN OFFICE ENVIRONMENT
 
Sunday, June 9 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
This session will discuss strategies for creating visual privacy and confidentiality in an open office environment. Hear how and why privacy matters for employee satisfaction and retention. Determine how to create a balance between collaborative environments and privacy. Basic [OF]
 
  • Dr. Holly Cline, LEED AP, IDEC, NCIDQ, chair, the department of design, professor, Radford University, Redford, VA
  • Kate Rancourt, NCIDQ, IIDA, design manager, One Workplace, San Francisco, CA
 

 
Monday, June 10
 
[M101] - DESIGN IN A TIME OF RADICAL CHANGE: LEARNINGS FROM THE BAY AREA TECH EXPLOSION
 
Monday, June 10 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
As the tech sector explodes, tech companies are asking more of designers. These companies are literally changing the future, and their increasingly intense demands mean that we designers are faced with accelerated project schedules, high costs and high expectations. Join us to uncover how one key partnership can help. Designers and furniture vendors can successfully collaborate with tech clients to deliver high performance, highly tailored, branded and styled workplaces. In our discussion, we’ll reveal how we’ve transformed the way we do business to meet the evolving expectations of tech clients. We’ll also demonstrate how furniture providers and designers can be just as dynamic as their tech clients. [Intermediate] [PD]
 
  • Collin Burry, FIIDA, LEED-AP, NCIDQ, design principal, Gensler, San Francisco, CA
  • Amy Storek, vice president, North America A&D Sales, HermanMiller, San Francisco, CA
 

 
[M102] - DESIGNING HEALTHCARE PROJECTS WITH CULTURAL CONTEXT
 
Monday, June 10 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
To be successful, healthcare designers must respond to both cultural and regional character. Starting with an understanding of the cultural context the facility will inhabit is key. Furthermore, designers should embrace sensitivity to the community’s aspirations and expectations for such projects. Our experience and research have demonstrated to us the necessity of creating strong connections and memorable experience for users. In our session, we’ll also delve into both the challenges and opportunities of creating successful projects. [Basic] [HC]
 
  • Jim Lewison, IIDA, interior design director, AECOM, Minneapolis, MN
 

 
[M103] - OOPS! WAS THAT IN THE ENERGY CODE
 
Monday, June 10 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
Once again, energy codes are changing, and with the changes come some sneaky additions. For example, did you know that controlled outlets are now required? But which code does this example reference? Or did you know that skylights are now also required? Did you know they’re required in both codes? If you answered incorrectly or did not know the answers to the examples posed, then join us as we walk through some of the recent additions, sneaky expansions, and major overhauls of the most recent energy codes. [Intermediate] [LT] [GR]
 
  • Jill Deichmann, AIA, NCARB, architectural services manager, Primera Engineers, Chicago, IL
  • Deborah Steimel-Clair, IES, lighting studio manager, Primera Engineers, Chicago, IL
 

 
[M104] - CO-WORKING: NOVELTY OR INNOVATION?
 
Monday, June 10 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
The appetite for shorter-term leases and demand for flexibility are driving a structural change in the occupation of office space. In fact, flexible office space is now the main driver of commercial office occupancy strategy, requiring design service professionals to take note. This presentation will focus on the most commercially visible type of flexible office space: co-working, in both its origins and evolution. We will question whether co-working is a novelty, or a lasting innovation. We want to probe whether it’s something both unique and meaningful enough to persist and change the status quo. To answer these questions, we’ll examine co-working’s effects on office design and occupancy strategy, as well as affected real estate functions, such as facilities management/technology, property management, asset services and landlord/ownership strategy. [Basic] [FM] [OF}
 
  • Matt Gammel, practice area lead - interiors, Jacobs, Los Angeles, CA
 

 
[M106] - ZERO CARBON BUILDINGS BY CARBON BASED LIFEFORMS
 
Monday, June 10 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
In the last decade, carbon levels accelerated, the population swelled, global temperature rose and our urban population grew. All these factors mean the world will be a very different place by 2030. In this seminar, we’ll explore dozens of disparate trends in technology, sustainability and the construction industry, connecting the dots to get a glimpse into how we can save both the world and our businesses. Participants will learn how to stack emerging trends to forecast opportunities in the green building space. Climate change is redefining the design parameters and project demands for building design. During this energetic and entertaining session, we’ll acknowledge the challenges and complexities facing project teams pursuing net zero / zero carbon projects, as well as how to identify the risks amplified over and above. [Intermediate] [GR] [WE] [HSW]
 
  • Eric Corey Freed, LEED Fellow, sustainability disruptor, Morrison Hershfield, Portland, OR
 

 
[M107] - WHAT CLIENTS WANT: ESSENTIAL DESIGN CONVERSATIONS
 
Monday, June 10 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
In 2019, the spaces we designers create are expected to do more than ever before. Today’s offices are the primary spaces where we connect and work for many of our waking hours. Furthermore, hospitality spaces extend beyond the boundaries of a delicious meal or a comfortable night's stay, and retail stores have become engaging, immersive environments. The expanded scope of these projects requires design professionals to assume positions that draw on the fields of psychology, operations management, human resources and sociology to offer an all-encompassing experience for each person who enters a space. In this session, we will highlight key projects that exemplify what clients truly want, share insights from the field and offer an in-depth perspective on the expectations of the design client of tomorrow. [Intermediate] [OF] [HOSP]
 
  • Cheryl Durst, Hon. FIIDA, CEO and executive vice-president, International Interior Design Association, IIDA, Chicago, IL
  • Robin Klehr Avia, FIIDA, regional managing principal, Gensler, New York, NY
  • Neil Schneider, IIDA, design director, IA Interior Architects, Chicago, IL
 

 
[M108] - HIGH-IMPACT PROPOSALS
 
Monday, June 10 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Our seminar will help you turn an everyday proposal into a winning one. You’ll discover the keys that unlock a great proposal and separate it from a merely good one. You’ll learn how to employ crucial elements to win over potential clients. For a final takeaway, you’ll find out how to make a lasting impression in the RFP (without overselling); and how to position yourself to win the project, even before the RFP has been issued. [Intermediate] [PD]
 
  • Frank Stasiowski, AIA, President and CEO, PSMJ Resources, Newton, MA
 

 
[M109] - THE EFFECTS OF SPATIAL NETWORK MEASURES IN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT LAYOUTS ON CLINICAL BEHAVIORS
 
Monday, June 10 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
This session will explain how connectivity and mean depth measures of two hospital emergency department layouts are significantly related to clinician interactions, patient care delivery behaviors, as well as, presence in overall ED environment, nursing stations, exam rooms, or corridors. Additionally, the study presents how clinicians use and interact within nursing stations and corridors in relation to connectivity and mean depth attributes. [Intermediate] [HC]
 
  • Dr. Zahra Zamani, design researcher, EwingCole, Raleigh, NC
  • Dawn Gum, AIA, IIDA, director of interior architecture, EwingCole, Raleigh, NC
 

 
[M110] - MAKING MORE SENSE OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS
 
Monday, June 10 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Simply put, it’s no longer optional for designers to successfully navigate the world of social media. Knowing how to manage your business messages across these diverse platforms—from Facebook to Pinterest—can seem daunting. Our session will clarify the business implications—and opportunities—that abound. Building on examples from Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube, among others, our presenters will show attendees how the proper strategies and the right audiences are the keys to building successful social media interactions. [Advanced] [DS] [PD]
 
  • Jim Nowakowski, ASID, NKBA, AIA, president/owner, Interline Creative Group, Palatine, IL
 

 
[M112] - OUTDOOR WORKPLACE EVOLUTION
 
Monday, June 10 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Join us for an engaging presentation on the evolution of outdoor workplaces and how to shift culture using a data-driven design process. Partnering together, our industry experts have designed and implemented the corporate vision with the Gilead Sciences leadership, which has transformed this international biopharmaceutical research campus located in Silicon Valley. Sharing the story of a unique design process while including examples of the data-driven design, engaging, active workshops with end users, and strategies for working with the leadership as well as the many stakeholders in the project. Using these tools rather than trends to inform decisions, this team has begun the transformation of this world class research giant to an innovator in workplace design and culture. [Intermediate] [OF] [FM]
 
  • Leah Bauer, IIDA, ASID, IFMA, interior design director and practice leader, HDR, San Francisco, CA
  • Assal Yavari, CID, associate director, facilities and operations, Gilead Sciences, Forest City, CA
 

 
[M113] - SUBSTRATE AND FLOORING FAILURES
 
Monday, June 10 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
One daunting issue faced by many in the flooring sector is interrupted business, coupled with losses, due to flooring and substrate failures. Our seminar will help participants by exposing the pitfalls, problems and resolutions. We’ll go a step further to investigate the ramifications are for not understanding and solving these pressing issues. Our seminar should deliver, at base, how to stay out of trouble with a commercial flooring project. [Basic] [FC/R] [HOSP]
 
  • Lewis Migliore, president, LGM and Associates, Dalton, GA
 

 
[M114] - IRREDUCIBLE COMPLEXITY'S POSITIVE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
 
Monday, June 10 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
As designers and manufacturers, we must consider our impact on human health and the environment. Embracing efficient design as part of the design process is an important element of our social accountability today. It is complex and requires dedicated resources to achieve. However, efficient design can yield tangible returns on both investment and long-term sustainability. This conversation explores the importance and benefits of efficient design throughout the product design and development process. In our seminar, we’ll consider every aspect of product design, from product strategy, design and development, to supply-chain and manufacturing. Attendees of this intriguing seminar will discover how this holistic approach guides efficient design and leads to reduced cost, optimized materials, healthier manufacturing processes, longevity of a product, and most importantly, minimized environmental impact. [Basic] [GR] [WE] [HSW]
 
  • Todd Bracher, industrial designer and design strategist, Todd Bracher Studio, Brooklyn, NY
 

 
[M115] - DESIGN EMPATHY
 
Monday, June 10 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Design Empathy is the phrase that sums up the design philosophy of creating better spaces for neurodiversity. The number of people with ADHD, autism, Asperger's and other developmental delays has increased dramatically over the past 20 years. In particular, the built environment can cause many barriers to success for these individuals. In our seminar, we’ll learn how to reduce barriers and create an optimal environment for people with neurological challenges, whether that is in the work environment, school or therapeutic space. [Basic] [PD] [WE]
 
  • AJ Paron-Wildes, LEED AP ID+C, WELL AP, IIDA, AIA, national A&D manager, Allsteel, Oak Park Heights, MN
 

 
[M116] - WITH WOMEN IN MIND: HOW INTENTIONALLY DESIGNED HEALTHCARE SPACES BENEFIT THE BOTTOM LINE
 
Monday, June 10 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
According to the most recent research, women make approximately 80 percent of healthcare decisions. As the chief medical officers in their homes, they set the health and wellness agenda for themselves and their families. A woman’s experience will inevitably shape where she turns for care, and for many women, her first encounter is in women’s health services. Our presentation will highlight how well-designed women’s care spaces positively affect the institution’s financial health. While not always the most profitable services at a hospital, women’s services act as important marketing tools and create brand loyalty. Presenters will help to bring these concepts home by illustrative examples from a wide range of women’s health services. [Intermediate] [HC] [FM]
 
  • Carolyn Blake, IIDA, LEED AP, EDAC, senior interior designer, Gresham Smith, Jacksonville, FL
  • Amy Jordan, chief nursing officer, Gordon Hospital, Calhoun, GA
  • Beth Hiltonen, IIDA, LEED AP, healthcare principal, Gresham Smith, Jacksonville, FL
 

 
[M117] - DEVELOPING A MORE CUSTOMER-CENTRIC DEALER BUSINESS MODEL
 
Monday, June 10 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Furniture dealers today face increasing pressures from commoditization, the rising variability and complexity of customer requirements, and their own need to gain market share. Dealers that can strategically attune their thinking to diverse customer and order types and adapt their resources accordingly will be the best equipped for success with these opportunities. Our seminar will help dealers explore and compare new business models. We’ll explore how participants can best adapt. While a one-size-fits-all application is a detriment to healthy profitability, it’s clear that a profitable future furniture dealer requires (1) understanding the key types of customers and orders and (2) enabling the adaptive use of process, labor and technology resources. [Intermediate] [DS]
 
  • David Solomon, managing principal, Solomon Coyle, LLC, Alexandria, VA
 

 
[M119] - THE NEXT DESIGN FRONTIER:EXPLORING NEW TRENDS IN HEALTH, WELLNESS AND EDUCATION
 
Monday, June 10 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
The latest industry focus on human health and wellness offers an opportunity for growth, reinvention, and development of new design competencies and professional services. Based on extensive research and case studies completed by physicians, scientists, and industry professionals, the new WELL Building Standard (WELL) and Fitwel standards concentrate exclusively on the health and wellness of the people in buildings, enabling designers and building owners alike to transform concepts into solutions and best industry practices. In this session, the presenters will share insights about the market trends and key drivers behind the WELL and Fitwel building standards. The participants will learn about health and wellness-based policies, new concepts and human-centered design strategies they can apply in their own organizations. [Intermediate] [INST] [WE]
 
  • Vuk Vujovic, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, co-chair, AIA Chicago Education Knowledge Community (KC), Chicago, IL
  • Sylvia Kowalk, LEED ID+C, principal, director of interior design, Legat Architects, Chicago, IL
  • Aileen Everitt, NCIDQ, IIDA, LEED AP, interior designer, Legat Architects, Chicago, IL
 

 
[M120] - COMMERCIAL VS. RESIDENTIAL DESIGN: HOW TO PERFORM BOTH WHILE IMPROVING YOUR BOTTOM LINE
 
Monday, June 10 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Are you unsure what your specialty should be? This presentation will discuss the pros and cons of both commercial and residential design. Participants in this forward-thinking seminar will learn the benefits of being knowledgeable and skilled in both design areas. Attendees will also come to understand the important differences between the two specialties, as well as how to increase their bottom line with this knowledge. Ways to cross-market both specialties that lead to being awarded high-level projects will be addressed. Attendees will also learn different ways to charge for both types of work—all aimed at appropriately increasing the profit of their businesses. Finally, attendees will learn how to be selective with clients and how to avoid difficult ones. [Intermediate] [RES]
 
  • Amy Youngblood, founder, lead designer, Amy Youngblood Interiors, LLC, Cincinnati, OH
 

 
[M121] - BIOPHILIA IN WORKPLACE DESIGN – THROUGH IMPLICIT AND EXPLICIT APPLICATIONS
 
Monday, June 10 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Employers hold one integral key for improving the health and wellbeing of their employees—workplace design. In this seminar, we’ll explore a principle in workplace design, biophilia, which states that human beings are innately drawn to nature for their wellbeing. Join a moderated discussion with experts in the field of biophilia and design who will focus on juxtaposing how biophilia, in both explicit and implicit applications, can have an impact on how we work. We’ll share our insights on bringing the natural world into built spaces. We’ll also explore how color palettes and pattern form language applied to furniture and environments can convey a calming sense of the natural world. [Basic] [OF [WE]
 
  • Lew Epstein, general manager, Coalesse + Turnstone, Steelcase, Grand Rapids, MI
  • John Hamilton, design director, Coalesse + Turnstone, Steelcase, Munich, Germany
  • Bill Browning, Hon. AIA, LEED AP, partner, Terrapin Bright Green, New York, NY
 

 
[M122] - WORKER EFFECTIVENESS AND THE ROLE OF PLACE
 
Monday, June 10 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Hear from a workplace strategist and author who will share research findings that identify a series of scientifically-proven factors known to correlate to Knowledge Worker productivity. This is in addition to those first six shared in a NEOCON 2017 presentation. Attendees will come away with a model for understanding the domains and impact of these factors – some are what we call ‘organizational management’ factors, some are ‘environmental’, and some are ‘cognitive’. Attendees will better understand and apply these findings in their practices; and come away with materials to share and discuss these findings with clients. [Intermediate] [PD] [OF]
 
  • Jan Johnson, FIIDA, MCR.w, vice-president of design and workplace resources, Allsteel, Chicago, IL
 

 
[M123] - HEALTHCARE DESIGN TRENDS
 
Monday, June 10 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
The fast-moving pace of changes in the healthcare marketplace are directly impacting the design of all types of healthcare settings. This presentation will complete a deep dive on health and wellness, sustainability versus performance, care populations, and the redefinition of universal design as they impact acute care, outpatient care, and long term care settings. The trends shall be tied directly to design impacts and potential return on investment impacting budgets for healthcare providers and will be discussed within the context of the Facility Guidelines Institute design and construction guidelines for hospitals, outpatient facilities, and residential health, care, and support facilities. [Intermediate] [HC] [SH] [HSW]
 
  • Jane Rohde, FIIDA, ASID, AIA, CHID, ACHA, principal, JSR Associates, Inc., Catonsville, MD
 

 
[M124] - COMPLEXITY, OPPORTUNITY AND RISK MITIGATION-THE DEALER VALUE PROPOSITION
 
Monday, June 10 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
In this seminar, we’ll delve into the crucial ways the dealer remains relevant today. One way concerns how the dealer envisions, teaches and communicates the value proposition to the client. As our industry increases in complexity, the dealer’s strongest value proposition lies in managing not only complexity, but also risk, for the client. We’ll work to answer this vexing question: what gain can we create for clients and what pain can we take away? [Basic] [DS]
 
  • Paul Holland, principal, Solomon Coyle, LLC, Maumelle, AR
 

 
[M125] - CAN MANAGING ACOUSTIC STIMULI IN THE WORKPLACE HELP REDUCE BURNOUT?
 
Monday, June 10 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Burnout costs a lot—an estimated $125-190 billion annually in healthcare spending. Much of the discussion about burnout has focused on individual factors and job characteristics. So, what can we as designers do? In this seminar, we’ll work out some answers centered on workplace design. As more workplaces favor open office design, there is also more opportunity for distraction. Limiting acoustical disruptions with workplace interventions, such as sound masking and designating quiet workspaces, helps employees better manage these stimuli. And employers know that by harnessing design to prevent stress, they can help their employees stay focused, engaged and productive throughout the workday. [Intermediate] [FT] [WE]
 
  • Lida Lewis, IIDA, WELL AP, LEED AP ID+C, designer, Wingate Hughes, Washington, DC
  • Dr. Whitney Austin Gray, director of applied and industry research, Delos, New York, NY
 

 
[M126] - THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE FOR INTERIORS
 
Monday, June 10 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
We all know this industry code, but how can we make it work for us? This presentation will help designers become more proficient in referencing and applying building codes to commercial interiors projects, as well as to understand the interconnectedness of the design disciplines in the process. This seminar distills the IBC down to relevant code sections and chapters—and then presents examples of fundamental code concepts applied in commercial interiors. [Intermediate] [OF] [FC/R]
 
  • Kimberly Marks, ASID, facility design manager, James Avery Jewelry, Kerrville, TX
 

 
[M128] - THE OUTDOOR OFFICE: THE NEXT BIG THING
 
Monday, June 10 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
We spend 95% of our time inside—nearly half of that due to work. Yet when we spend time outdoors, we are more productive, creative and happier. According to one recent survey, 87% of indoor workers consider themselves people who enjoy the outdoors but 75% of indoor workers rarely or never take time to work outside. Thanks to advances in technology and new products from designers and manufacturers, public spaces—whether they be parks, plazas, or indoor settings like hotel lobbies, cafes, or airports—are becoming workspaces. Join this exciting panel in a discussion about the opportunities and challenges involved when it comes to designing outdoor workspaces. And how this trend connects to wellness, new codes, and in specifying products for these spaces. [Intermediate] [OF] [FM]
 
  • Paul Makovsky, editor in chief, Contract Magazine, New York, NY
  • Todd Heiser, IIDA, managing director, principal, Gensler, Chicago, IL
 

 
[M129] - WHAT'S OLD IS NEW AGAIN: RE-IMAGINING WRIGLEY FIELD
 
Monday, June 10 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Wrigley Field, home to the Chicago Cubs and one of the most iconic brands in sports, is widely considered baseball’s cathedral. In historic venues like this, designers are often challenged to integrate numerous brands to create smaller, authentic stories while also preserving the heritage of the larger place. This session will outline the winning branding approach within the 100-year-old Wrigley Field through two case studies: the American Airlines 1914 Club, which debuted on opening day 2018, and the Maker’s Mark Barrel Room, debuting in 2019. We will focus on everything from the big-picture architectural concepts to the illustration of smaller details. Our assembled trio of designer, owner and brand partner will speak to the challenges, successes and even the misses of these monumental Wrigley Field projects. [Intermediate] [PS] [FC/R]
 
  • Adam Stover, IIDA, NCIDQ, senior interior designer, principal, Populous, Kansas City, MO
  • Joseph Marra, commercial field marketing manager, Beam Suntory, Chicago, IL
  • Colin Faulkner, senior vice president sales and marketing, Chicago Cubs, Chicago, IL
 

 
[M130] - ADAPTIVE REUSE AS AN APPROACH TO SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
 
Monday, June 10 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
As urban environments become increasingly dense, higher demand for space and increasing awareness of our building’s life cycles, embodied energy and waste streams have led to greater interest in repositioning existing building assets to save natural resources and to stimulate growth within the community. This approach is not only sustainable, but it also builds on the heritage of a specific area to enrich the local neighborhood. Using examples of recent work from Chicago, San Francisco and Milan, this presentation will examine the importance of adaptive reuse, the different forms reuse can take and the resulting impact of projects within their respective cities. Participants will learn new ways to consider existing building fabric as an asset and how reuse is one of the most sustainable approaches to design. [Basic] [GR] [OF]
 
  • Haley Van Wagenen, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, associate, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, London, UK
 

 
[M131] - AN INTERIOR DESIGNER’S BEST FRIEND … THE LIGHTING DESIGNER
 
Monday, June 10 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 AM
 
How does lighting affect people and spaces? Lighting isn’t just about pretty decorative fixtures, wattage consumption or circadian concerns; there are several other important factors that successful lighting designs have in common. In this session, an accomplished lighting designer and a seasoned interior designer will discuss factors associated with successfully implementing lighting designs to create experiential spaces. The discussion will focus on the importance of providing quality lighting solutions that touch on elements such as human perception, health and wellbeing. We’ll also address how to create visual interest and develop successful details for a maximum wow factor. Through case studies, the presenters will highlight successful projects as well as cases in which lessons were learned. [Intermediate] [LT]
 
  • Rachel Fitzgerald, IALD, MIES, LC, LEED AP BD+C, senior lighting designer, Stantec, Denver, CO
  • Katey Trepainer, IIDA, NCIDQ, interior designer, Stantec, Denver, CO
 

 
[M132] - THE NEW MCDONALD’S HEADQUARTERS: NOW SERVING SEAMLESS COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
 
Monday, June 10 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
This summer, McDonald’s moved their global headquarters from Oak Brook, IL to downtown Chicago, a momentous shift for the modern food giant. Consolidating a campus into a 9-story building, meant to be not only a corporate HQ but also a cultural center and a training university, was no small feat. All of the technology had to be integrated seamlessly, an extension of the design’s intent: to stimulate communication and innovation among employees and to be effortless and fun for all visitors. Join us to discuss how the design of the new HQ reflects why we should be thinking differently about the integration of technology in our interiors, from conference rooms to restaurants, and how we can push the boundaries on what it can offer end users. [Intermediate] [OF] [FT]
 
  • Neil Schneider, IIDA, design director, IA Interior Architects, Chicago, IL
  • Ross Cunningham, PMP, RCDD, CTS-D, ITIL, principal and director, Waveguide, Houston, TX
  • Scott Phillips, director, corporate real estate, McDonald’s Corporation, Chicago, IL
 

 
[M133] - FAR-SIGHTED: UNDERSTANDING THE LONGEVITY OF TRENDS
 
Monday, June 10 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Trends are often seen as short-term, but how can NeoCon attendees walk away from the show with an understanding of which trends will continue in the next 5-10 years? Materials such as felt and colors such as millennial pink are seen everywhere in the Mart, but what do they mean for designers? In the near future, how can designers expect interiors to look and transform? The talk will help designers to be able to hone in on what really matters to better understand how design is evolving. We’ll also look to the history of understanding design trends in America, as appropriate. [Intermediate] [PD]
 
  • Kadie Yale, design theorist, Consultant, Cedar Rapids, IA
 

 
[M134] - VALUING THE HUMAN RELATIONSHIP WITH NATURE THROUGH BIOPHILIC DESIGN AND SITES
 
Monday, June 10 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
We spend 90 percent of our lives indoors, yet we’re discovering how being in nature has significant benefits for human health and well-being. A growing body of literature links nature to numerous physical and physiological health benefits. Research shows, for example, that for both adults and children, encounters with everyday nature—a green view from an office window, a lunchtime stroll through well-tended landscapes around schools or offices—restore the ability to concentrate, calm feelings of anxiety, and reduce aggression. In addition, views of natural settings reduce the number of sick days taken by office workers and decrease hospital patient recovery time. This session will describe how the SITES Rating System incorporates biophilic design to optimize these benefits [Basic[ [GR] [WE]
 
  • Danielle Pieranunzi, SITES AP, LEED AP BD+C, SITES program specialist, Green Business Certification Inc., Washington, DC
 

 
Tuesday, June 11
 
[T201] - SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST: WHY YOU NEED TO GET COMFORTABLE BEING UNCOMFORTABLE…NOW
 
Tuesday, June 11 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
How do you balance the demands of the now with the musts of tomorrow? If you don’t know, you’re already irrelevant. For organizations to survive, it’s becoming imperative to master current demands, while anticipating and planning for future innovation in an innovate-or-die world. As new technologies emerge, we’re faced at every level, from corporate to the individual, with finding a balance between thriving in the now and for the future, reinventing ourselves and our organizations. [Intermediate] [PD]
 
  • Tomas Eliaeson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, design principal, Little, Charlotte, NC
  • Jim Thompson, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, design principal, Little, Charlotte, NC
 

 
[T202] - HEALTHCARE SURFACES TESTING VALIDATION AND SELECTION: THE IMPACT ON INFECTION PREVENTION
 
Tuesday, June 11 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
Today, designers of healthcare environments are in a unique position to help prevent infection. Specifically, they can aid healthcare professionals who are finding that many healthcare facility surfaces are difficult, if not impossible, to clean - let alone disinfect. To complicate matters, disinfection products and processes cause damage to surfaces, often unseen. Healthcare designers can significantly impact infection control by understanding how to request and check manufacturer testing, validation, and warnings. In this session, we will conduct an extensive literature review and meta-analysis and empower professionals to access critical information. [Basic] [HC]
 
  • Linda Lybert, APIC, ASHE, AORN, executive director, Healthcare Surfaces Institute, Washington, DC
 

 
[T203] - QUESTIONS ASKED AND ANSWERED: A COUNTDOWN TO BETTER LIGHTING DESIGN
 
Tuesday, June 11 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
In the last decade, lighting design has been transformed. The adoption of LED’s and the growing importance of natural light, wellness, technology and controls have led this transformation. In a relevant, recent study, interior designers and architects were polled to compile a list of the most common questions about lighting systems and design including how to properly incorporate LEDs into your design, how to work with ever-tightening energy codes, how can we best integrate them from a design perspective, as well as how can lighting influence wellness and health. This seminar is guaranteed to be an animated session of simplified explanations and debates about the dilemmas that interior design professionals face when incorporating this new technology into their designs. [Intermediate] [LT] [FT] [HSW]
 
  • Rhomney Forbes-Gray, IALD, MIES, IESNA, principal and founder, Lightbrigade Architectural Lighting, Toronto, CA
 

 
[T204] - THE NEW FACE OF COLLABORATION IN THE TECH-ENABLED OFFICE
 
Tuesday, June 11 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
As technology continues to transform and enhance our lives, how can our workspaces adapt to meet consumer’s expectations of how a technology-enabled office should function? Advancements in technology create opportunities for collaboration in the digital space, and employees are increasingly opting to connect with their teams from their individual desks, utilizing web-based platforms for communication. This new scenario challenges our assumptions of what individual-focused work and collaborative teamwork look like, as well as how technology and space can provide support. Focused workspace demands furnishings that mimic those found in collaborative zones: pieces that provide superior ergonomics and functions with a softer, warmer look than standard office furniture. [Intermediate] [FM] [OF]
 
  • Jennifer Busch, vice president A&D, Teknion, Toronto, CA
 

 
[T205] - THE ROI OF SUSTAINABLE INTERIOR DESIGN
 
Tuesday, June 11 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
This presentation provides a simple framework to align owners goals, project design and product selection to deliver quantifiable impact reductions on watts, water, carbon and costs. Attendees will be guided through a proven methodology used by clients in the public and private sector to measure total cost of ownership and the impacts of their design decisions with green building rating systems such as LEED, WELL and Living Building Challenge. [Intermediate] [GR] [FM] [HSW]
 
  • Paul Shahriari, USGBC, CEO and founder, Ecomedes, Cape Coral, FL
 

 
[T206] - EUROPEAN KITCHENS
 
Tuesday, June 11 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
In this intriguing seminar, we’ll start with an overview of European kitchen fundamentals. Then, we’ll dive deeper into our subject, to include how European culture/history determines cabinetry construction and uses. We’ll also investigate the key components of minimalist design, innovation storage solutions, sustainability, as well as the use of materials used in European kitchen design. Lastly, we’ll examine principles of universal design and ergonomics, as well as how European kitchen design supports them naturally. [Basic] [RES] [HOSP]
 
  • Joseph Higgins, studio manager, Poggenpohl Chicago, Chicago, IL
 

 
[T207] - DIRECTIONAL COLOR - DESIGN TRENDS: THE NESTING INSTINCT
 
Tuesday, June 11 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Nesting might seem an odd term to use in terms of office space, yet we might spend so many hours in the office that we have an inherent sense or proclivity to make the office seem more home-like. In addition, with so many people working at home at least some of the time, or for certain working overtime at home, there is a real need to create a space that feels comfortable and familiar while still providing a space for productive thinking. The thoughtful usage of color and design, especially in line with directional trends, enters most importantly into the equation. Join us as we explore design trends and the nesting instinct. [Intermediate] [OF] [RES] [PD]
 
  • Leatrice Eiseman, color specialist and author, Eiseman and Associates, Bainbridge, WA
 

 
[T208] - BOOT CAMP 101: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND RELATIONSHIP BUILDING FOR SUCCESS
 
Tuesday, June 11 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
This presentation is aimed at those looking to advance skills in the competitive arena of event hunting. Attendees will learn how to connect with prospects while socializing, thereby filling the sales funnel. Additionally, participants will gain knowledge about how and when to connect, as well as identifying new opportunities and the presentation pitch. This seminar presents a unique opportunity to learn how to plan for, read the room and dance your way to a win. Also, we will practice presentation techniques designed to enhance interaction and team flow during a pitch. Three volunteers will be selected to do a one-minute impromptu presentation with an everyday object to hone basic storytelling skills. [Basic] [PD]
 
  • Mark van Summern, AIA, NCARB, principal and board director, Perkins Eastman Architects, Stamford, CT
 

 
[T209] - CREATING A CULTURE OF CARING FOR THE CARE: WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM CORPORATE WORKPLACE DESIGN
 
Tuesday, June 11 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Workplace designers who focus on knowledge workers must also acknowledge how work-related stress impacts employee satisfaction, wellbeing and performance. In our session, we’ll look at ways designers can mitigate these important issues. For healthcare workers, the job-related stress is statistically higher than any industry, yet the workplace for the healthcare professional has not responded to the crisis. The presentation will highlight the elements of workplace design that contribute to a healthier, more productive work force. A healthy workplace environment that promotes wellbeing and fosters a culture of caring for the caregiver may be the solution to the looming nursing shortage. Attendees will learn how to apply healthy workplace design principles that can improve staff wellbeing and lead to improved patient care. [Intermediate] [HC] [WE]
 
  • David Euscher, ASID, IIDA, LEED AP, Associate AIA, vice-president, Corgan, Houston, TX
  • Stacey Brimmer, IIDA, CHID, senior associate, lead interior designer, Corgan, Houston, TX
 

 
[T210] - WANT MORE FEDERAL BUSINESS? IS HOLDING YOUR OWN GSA CONTRACT THE BEST PLAN?
 
Tuesday, June 11 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Our federal government is the world’s largest consumer of goods and services, including office furniture. This complex marketplace is filled with compliance and procurement regulations that can overwhelm even experienced furniture manufacturers and dealers. This session provides a guide for navigating the federal marketplace and provides useful information that addresses. [Intermediate] [DS]
 
  • Mike Tucker, IOFDA, president and CEO, Independent Office Product, Baltimore, MD
  • Bob Broderick, president, OFDA, Ocean City, MD
  • Jack Williams, independent consultant, OFDA, Baltimore, MD
 

 
[T211] - THREE DESIGNERS DISRUPTING THE CONSTRUCTION WORLD
 
Tuesday, June 11 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Implementing a successful design concept involves a team approach. By utilizing lean construction and technology, a high level of collaboration can be achieved between the designer, owner, and contractor. Our panel will demonstrate how early engagement of the entire team can help leverage lean practices and result in quality design and construction. We’ll also demonstrate how tools used during the design process such as laser scanning to document existing conditions, virtual design, mock-ups, as well as enclosure coordination help to reduce cost and time in construction. We’ll investigate how, sometimes, adopting new systems is met with resistance, and yet other times, the benefits of the systems are readily apparent. Lastly, our panel will discuss how to determine which processes have value to your project, as well as how working together as a team can increase productivity, quality and customer satisfaction. [Intermediate] [FC/R] [PD]
 
  • Rachel Bartling, AIA, LEED AP, senior project development manager, Mortenson, Minneapolis, MN
  • Candace Small, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, design phase manager, Mortenson, Itasca, IL
  • Chris Bubser, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, quality manager, Mortenson, Minneapolis, MN
 

 
[T212] - LEARNING AND EARNING: WHY HIGHER EDUCATION & WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENTS ARE COLLIDING
 
Tuesday, June 11 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Today’s higher learning centers provide innovative places that integrate the worlds of learning and earning. In this melding, people in both worlds are exposed to learning, innovating, creating and fostering ideation in incubator environments with their peers and engaged industry partners. These types of spaces have already been explored in the workplace setting, which is evolving away from independent thinking at private offices and stale cubicles into varied highly collaborative areas of ideation. This session also explores the parallels between progressive learning environments and workplace design while discussing how each can learn from the other to benefit all. [Intermediate] [INST] [OF]
 
  • Julie Zitter, IIDA, CREW, associate director, commercial /interior design, Stantec, Austin, TX
  • Christina Eddy, IIDA LEED Green Associate, interior designer, Stantec, Plano, TX
  • Brad Robichaux, IIDA, associate , senior interior designer, Stantec, Plano, TX
 

 
[T214] - APPROACHING HISTORIC PRESERVATION WITH AUTHENTICITY IN HOSPITALITY DESIGN
 
Tuesday, June 11 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
What are the key challenges and solutions to renovating and restoring historic hospitality properties? Approaching historic preservation can be daunting—on one hand, it’s imperative to maintain the rich history and culture of a hotel; on the other hand, it’s perhaps equally important to ensure the final design is relevant to today’s modern aesthetic. Hear from an industry lifestyle expert who will address the topic of historic preservation by speaking to her experience designing historic and iconic hospitality properties in the US, from the South in New Orleans and Florida, to the East Coast in Maine. [Intermediate] [HOSP] [FC/R]
 
  • Lisa Haude, ASID, RID, NCIDQ, president, Paradigm Design Group, Houston, TX
 

 
[T215] - INTERIOR DESIGN AND #METOO: HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM
 
Tuesday, June 11 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Women have historically made up a large proportion of those in interior design—yet their numbers in senior management are not proportionate. Why is it that the numbers fall off so radically as we move up the ranks of leadership? Join us for a presentation that will examine the current state of—and status of—women in the industry through the numbers. Furthermore, we’ll cover research that illustrates how social expectations, company culture and individual behaviors can prevent women from becoming successful as leaders. Our session will also cover non-profits as well as companies and firms that are working to develop tools to encourage women leaders to thrive and change the metrics. [Intermediate] [PD] [FM]
 
  • Joan Blumenfeld, FAIA, FIIDA, LEED ID+C, principal, Perkins+Will, New York, NY
  • Cynthia Kracauer, AIA, executive director, Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, New York, NY
  • Gabrielle Bullock, FAIA, IIDA, NOMA, LEED AP, principal, director of diversity inclusion and eng, Perkins+Will, Los Angeles, CA
 

 
[T216] - REVELATIONS AND CALCULATIONS ABOUT WORKPLACE CIRCULATION
 
Tuesday, June 11 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Are you correctly calculating circulation for today’s modern work environments? If not, you may be experiencing significant challenges to accommodate the space program within your floor plate, and possibly putting your company at risk when purchasing, building, or leasing a space that is too small for their needs. Understanding how to anticipate the correct circulation factor is even more important as workplaces become more open and designed to purposefully encourage “collisions” and spontaneous encounters. In today’s workplaces, circulation is regarded as a welcomed design element to facilitate connections, rather than its former mundane job to simply move people from elevators to offices to egress stairs. Yet many brokers, architects, designers, and facility managers are using 20th century circulation factors for 21st century workplaces. Join our industry experts to learn why circulation is often underappreciated and incorrectly calculated; and how you can anticipate the full benefits of tomorrow’s connective spaces. [Intermediate] [OF]
 
  • Cheryl Duvall, FIIDA, CID, LEED AP, regional consulting practice area leader, Gensler, Washington, DC
  • Dudley Whitney, AICP, workplace strategist, Avancé, Annapolis, MD
 

 
[T217] - BIFMA STANDARDS- PROVE IT!
 
Tuesday, June 11 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
The need for proof that furniture has passed BIFMA standards has become increasingly important. Designers, specifiers, purchasers, facility managers and end users are all responding to this challenge. BIFMA has been engaging with the design community to talk about the importance of our safety, performance, and sustainability standards. In our session, we’ll share the development of the BIFMA Conformance Program, including introduction of the BIFMA Mark. We'll also share information on the ANSI process, including an overview of current and upcoming BIFMA standards to help demystify which one applies to various product categories. The discussion will connect the mounting body of evidence that points to how furniture and design affect positive engagement outcomes. [Basic] [PD] [WE]
 
  • Jennifer Wammack, director of outreach, BIFMA, Grand Rapids, MI
  • David Panning, director of technical services, BIFMA, Grand Rapids, MI
 

 
[T218] - NET POSITIVE MATERIALS: THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY
 
Tuesday, June 11 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Raising the bar in sustainable design requires collaboration among designers, manufacturers, and end-users. Using the Living Product Challenge as a guide, we will explore the latest advancements in regenerative design, life-cycle analysis, material transparency, and biomimicry in the advancement of sustainable materials. Launched in 2015, the Living Product Challenge is the world’s most advanced sustainability certification for products. The certification program calls us to reimagine the design and construction of products to function as elegantly and efficiently as anything found in the natural world.

The Living Products Showcase: A Tour of NeoCon Healthy and Sustainable Products (TR7) will immediately follow this seminar. Separate tour registration is required [Intermediate] [GR] [WE]
 
  • James Connelly, LFA, LEED AP, vice president products and strategic growth, International Living Future Institute, Seattle, WA
  • Jane Abernathy, LEED AP, sustainability officer, Humanscale, Toronto, CA
  • George Bandy, LEED AP, vice president, Mohawk, Calhoun, GA
 

 
[T219] - DESIGNING FOR RESILIENCE: WILLIAM & MARY'S NEW MCLEOD TYLER WELLNESS CENTER
 
Tuesday, June 11 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Colleges and universities today face an unprecedented demand for student health services. To respond, college counselors and wellness directors are ramping up their health and wellness programming. In this session, you will learn about the story of the College of William and Mary’s new wellness center (opened Fall 2018). Specifically, our discussion will include the drivers behind its design, specific building strategies used, as well as pre- and post-occupancy data collected by research partners at the University of Virginia. By participating this session, attendees will better understand the intersection between student health issues and wellness programs, as well as how the physical environment can better support students and their care providers. [Intermediate] [INST] [WE]
 
  • Leigh Stringer, LEED AP, principal, EYP Architecture and Engineering, Washington, DC
  • Antoinette Ayers, IIDA, lead interior designer, EYP Architecture and Engineering, Washington, DC
  • Dr. R. Kelly Crace, associate vice president, health & wellness, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
 

 
[T220] - THE THREE PILLARS OF HUMAN CENTRIC DESIGN
 
Tuesday, June 11 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
In the last 30 years, three major movements have evolved to become the cornerstones of modern human-centric design, in the United States and globally. The most recent, wellness design, deriving from today’s trend toward health and well-being, has joined universal design and biophilic design as major contributors. This trio has allowed designers to meet the human needs of interior spaces, as well as facilitating more functional, healthy and aesthetically pleasing design. This presentation will examine the synergistic combination of these major approaches by delving into unique highlights of each. We’ll also look at where all three disciplines intersect, such as encouraging safety, health and wellness, daylighting, interior air quality, comfort and visual enhancement. Further, this presentation will provide visual examples of how designers can successfully integrate these into residential spaces to improve quality of life. [Intermediate] [RES] [HSW]
 
  • Barb Mueller, ASID, NKBA, interior design, Designs Anew Houston, Seabrook, TX
 

 
[T221] - FRICTION IN THE WORKPLACE: HAS EASE BECOME TOO EASY?
 
Tuesday, June 11 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
For 25 years workplace design has moved steadily in the direction of comfort. All our efforts as designers of commercial interiors have focused on creating environments that make the job easier and the worksite more inviting. Have we gone too far? Young office workers who know nothing other than in-house cafes and light filled schmoozing zones (we call it "collaboration") seem ill-equipped to handle setbacks, too inclined to embrace the first idea and too often creatively passive. This lecture will explore the idea of building resistance back into the work environment, making space that is less like a worker's utopia and more like the psychological reality for which all working people need to be prepared. [Basic] [OF]
 
  • Verda Alexander, IIDA, founder, Studio O+A, San Francisco, CA
 

 
[T222] - DESIGNING WITH CARBON IN MIND
 
Tuesday, June 11 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Embodied carbon is a powerful tool that helps building industry professionals make informed product and system selection decisions, using quantified environmental impact information. As the concept of embodied carbon is relatively new, additional knowledge and guidance is required to effectively evaluate and leverage this information. In our session, we invite you to go from the carbon quagmire to being carbon confident as we cover carbon basics from project design through construction. Our three presenters will walk you through the basic carbon concepts that are entwined in the construction life cycle, together with best practices and tools to effectively leverage carbon. Join us if you would like to explore the science behind embodied carbon and develop the skills to communicate the value of this information to customers or other stakeholders. [Basic] [GR]
 
  • Amy Costello, USGBC, sustainability manager, Armstrong Flooring, Lancaster, PA
  • Ken Sanders, FAIA, managing principal, Gensler, San Francisco, CA
  • Karen Weigert, USGBC, senior fellow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago, IL
 

 
[T223] - COME TOGETHER! SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY CENTER DESIGN FOR THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE
 
Tuesday, June 11 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
As designers, how will we bring to life the community spaces that attract Boomers? How can we best assist our clients, the operators of senior lifestyle communities? The answers to both questions are complex but achievable, as you’ll discover in this exciting presentation. We’ll employ the case study method to address the crux of the challenge for operators of senior living communities: how do we introduce Boomers while keeping our current residents happy? Our case study draws upon operators, designers, and residents of one community for answers and conclusions. We’ll walk you through this amazing new design, as we illustrate the desires and trends of Boomers as they enter retirement. Join us for discovering the important design steps of this journey into creating successful public interiors for an entire community on a tight budget. [Intermediate] [HC] [SH] [FC/R] [HSW]
 
  • Carol Reitter Elia, ASID, SAGE, NCICQ, interior design principal, C R DESIGN, Newton Square, PA
 

 
[T224] - UNMASKING THE SUPER POWER OF STORYTELLING
 
Tuesday, June 11 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
We are storytellers. As children, we were storytelling naturals. As adults, while we still tell stories, we often lose this intrinsic part of ourselves when we enter the professional world. As architects and designers, storytelling is the single most important tool in communicating the impact our projects have on people, communities and the world. We’ll unmask your storytelling superpower by guiding you through how to craft meaningful stories about your work, brand and expertise. The ability to package your ideas into a well-told story is your secret weapon, one that will make your firm more valuable and more successful by helping your clients and employees see the value of your ideas. [Basic] [DS] [PD]
 
  • Kelly Thompson, director of marketing and community relations, Little, Charlotte, NC
  • Melissa McDougall, director of business development strategy, Little, Charlotte, NC
 

 
[T225] - THE DATA-DRIVEN WORKPLACE: EMERGING TOOLS FOR WORKPLACE PROGRAMMING, DESIGN & OPERATION
 
Tuesday, June 11 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Access to data and information is changing the way that designers think about the workplace. With the growing presence of quantitative thinking in workplace design, how do designers and organizations embrace emerging tools and technology to enhance the workplace experience and help improve portfolio performance? This seminar will explore how design intuition and best practices are quickly merging with the world of big data and analytics. We will discuss the growing ecosystem of data-driven workplace design tools, and their effect on decision-making processes, as well as how data and insights are shifting the programming, planning, design, and operation of work environments. [Basic] [OF]
 
  • Todd Heiser, IIDA, AIA, co-managing director, principal, Gensler, Chicago, IL
  • Mitchell Bobman, analyst, Gensler, Chicago, IL
  • Theresa Broderick, AIA, LEED AP, design strategist, associate, Gensler, Chicago, IL
 

 
[T228] - GIVE ME A REASON
 
Tuesday, June 11 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
With 50 percent of employees always ready to leave and only 15 percent engaged in their jobs, today’s workplace needs designers who can offer a solution. Join us to discover how to design a work experience to foster engagement and performance and keep employee disengagement at bay. Because physical space, technology and culture all influence an employee’s experience, real estate, technology and human resource functions must be in alignment to help re-engage and retain employees. In this presentation, we’ll explore parallel processes and effective tools designed to create an environment where individuals and organizations thrive. [Advanced] [OF]
 
  • Dean Strombom, FAIA, principal, Gensler, Houston, TX
  • Sven Govaars, principal, Steelcase ARC, San Francisco, CA
 

 
[T230] - DESIGN TOOLS FOR HOSPITALS – “LIGHT AND NATURE” IN WAYFINDING, HEALING AND WORKPLACE HEALTH
 
Tuesday, June 11 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Light and views of the world outside—of nature—should guide patients through the hospital maze. Join us as we demonstrate how light can inform, de-stress, and stimulate both employees and patients. We’ll provide examples to show how creative lighting transforms internal spaces devoid of natural light. Next, we’ll explore the importance of providing views of the natural world, both to take the patient’s mind away from the unknown and to keep staff sharp and focused throughout the day. Moreover, in those interior spaces where human lives are at stake– in ORs, cath labs, electrophysiology labs and special care units, we’ll look to the ways that light and nature go hand in hand. Attendees will also come to understand how the proper design of light and natural views can offer powerful branding opportunities. [Advanced] [HC] [LT] [FC/R] [HSW]
 
  • Rada Doytcheva, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, principal, head of design, RADA Architects, Chicago, IL
  • Aram Garbooshian, AIA, LEED AP, principal, RADA Architects, Chicago, IL
 

 
[T232] - WALKING THROUGH A HIDDEN DOOR: WHEN A CHALLENGE BECOMES AN OPPORTUNITY
 
Tuesday, June 11 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
How do we, as architects, help create a culture of awareness and inclusion? Our engaging program will bring light to inclusion and diversity, helping you to understand and appreciate the great works built by women and minority architects. You’ll discover how these architects took on array of challenges, fashioned them into opportunities, and finally, triumphed. You’ll also come to see the history of challenges faced, such as the general public’s lack of knowledge; how to proactively change the profession; and lastly, how to meet future challenges. You’ll leave with these valuable, long-lasting take-aways: (1) a list of collaborative organizations and groups that can help you make a difference; (2) a new-found ability to identify and name women and minority architects and their contributions to the built environment; and (3) a better sense of how architects reach out to the community, as they get diverse children both interested in and on the pipeline to the field [Basic] [PD]
 
  • Pascale Sablan, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP, ne regional vp & historian, NOMA and sr. associate, S9Architecture, New York, NY
 

 
[T233] - CONFLUENCE - THE BRIDGE BETWEEN 21ST CENTURY PEDAGOGY AND FACILITY DESIGN
 
Tuesday, June 11 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Our presentation will reveal the myriad ways to create schools that work: creative, collaborative educational environments that will engage students. We’ll explore a key strategy for repairing the apparent disconnect that has grown between the current best practices and learning research—and the design of school facilities. Since most schools are designed around architectural concepts that have little to do with education, it gets stuffed in as an afterthought. Our presenters will discuss confluence, a term many designers now use to describe the design union of pedagogy (the software) and facility design (the hardware) in the creation of new schools that can address the needs of students and teachers. Furthermore, we’ll go over best practices in teaching and learning now available and in actual use at schools, as well as how this pedagogy is currently used to create a new kind of model for the design 21st-century schools. Participants will take away how best to fuse the best practices in pedagogy and facility design to enhance student engagement through authentic teaching and learning. [Intermediate] [INST]
 
  • Jay Litman, AIA, partner, Fielding Nair International, Warren, RI
  • Jennifer Leyva, IIDA, senior designer - interiors, Fielding Nair International, Warren, RI
  • Jill Akers, senior educational designer, Fielding Nair International, Warren, RI
 

 
[T234] - EXPLORE THE FUTURE OF HEALTHY SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS
 
Tuesday, June 11 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
This session centers on a circle of crucial knowledge: knowing where our materials come from, what’s in them, how they were made, and how long they’ll persist in the environment beyond the life of a building. This knowledge gives us greater control over our projects and product decisions. In our session, we’ll come to see how this valuable information allows interior designers & architects to set priorities and identify opportunities for innovation. The AIA Materials Matter initiative empowers interior designers and architects to become advocates for materials transparency and, in so doing, enhances the design of a healthier, more prosperous, more ecologically respectful, and more equitable built environment. Our presenters have evaluated the designer’s role in mitigating the impacts of our building products on our society and the natural world. We will also propose a 2050 Pledge with ambitious, aspirational goals toward which firms can strive. [Intermediate] [GR] [WE]
 
  • Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, FASID, LEED Fellow, senior associate, MSR Design, Minneapolis, MN
  • Melissa Wackerle, LEED AP BD+C, director, sustainable practice and knowledge, American Institute of Architects, Washington, DC
  • Lona Rerick, AIA, sustainable designer, ZGF Architects, Portland, OR
 

 
Wednesday, June 12
 
[W301] - MATERIAL FORECAST: HOW FAR CAN WE GO?
 
Wednesday, June 12 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Designers today have access to an astounding diversity of material products. Multi-disciplinary researchers worldwide are producing new materials, or improving existing ones, in ways that have the potential to radically change our built environment. This seminar will introduce participants to new materials on the far horizon, while also examining the present implications of these technologies. Designers hold great power, and the impact of our material decisions, made in multiple cases, increases as human population and material consumption grow in size and complexity. As material options for designers grow, it is necessary to develop parallel tools for assessing the appropriateness of new technologies. In addition to presenting materials of the future, this seminar will examine strategies for future criteria. [Intermediate] [GR] [PD]
 
  • Jen Wong, director, materials lab, The University of Texas, Austin, TX
 

 
[W302] - FLEXIBLE, ADAPTABLE INTERIOR HEALTHCARE SPACES ACROSS BOUNDARIES
 
Wednesday, June 12 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Join us as we provide an overview for the design of successful and future-proof healthcare environments. We’ll review and compare flexibility and adaptability will be reviewed in different units. We’ll also look at various types of projects in which innovative solutions helped solve complicated issues affecting the patient experience and the staff performance. We’ll conclude by examining some global healthcare examples of unique solutions to highlight similarities and differences to consider when designing for global and international clients. [Intermediate][HC]
 
  • Diana Araoz-Fraser, AIA Associate, interior designer, Smithgroup, Washington, DC
 

 
[W304] - CONFLICTING WORKPLACE TRENDS: A FRAMEWORK FOR SOLUTIONS
 
Wednesday, June 12 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
While many sources offer information on workplace trends, the findings often appear to be conflicting and confusing. In this session, two workplace strategists, a multinational corporate end-user, and an architect present a framework for clear decision-making on workplace designs. Attendees will discover how organizations can make effective workplace decisions based on specific needs and organizational culture and hear about the recent Harvard study of open-plan offices that demonstrates the downside of applying trends in a vacuum. Hear details about the framework that is presented for determining how teams work at an organization, and how needs for new work approaches could evolve. These include space requirements and operational needs, organizational goals of higher productivity, interaction, and innovation, as well as cultural implications and employee wellness. Case studies illustrate the multinational services firm’s workplace decisions and strategies. [Intermediate] [OF] [FM]
 
  • Ashley Dunn, AIA, director of workplace, Dyer Brown Architects, Boston, MA
  • Bryan Parker, national real estate, workplace design sr. manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Tampa, FL
 

 
[W305] - LIVING & LEARNING: STUDENT HOUSING AS A CRITICAL COMPONENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION
 
Wednesday, June 12 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
This seminar’s purpose is singular but complex: to examine the changes affecting campus living environments. Specifically, we’re going to dive into the role of student housing, homing in on the changing demands for design, as well as the role student housing has in recruitment and retention. We’ll discuss how student housing is becoming a more prominent part of the marketing mix for universities and gain a better understanding of what students really want in their on-campus living spaces. [Basic] [INST] [RES
 
  • Steve Eldersveld, AIA, president, RT London, Grand Rapids, MI
 

 
[W307] - ENHANCING DESIGN VALUE THROUGH MEASURABLE GOALS
 
Wednesday, June 12 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
In the interior environment, defining design’s value remains a challenge. In this session, we’ll address the following challenges: attracting new clients; exploring design options; and differentiating one’s own work products from those of the competition. Diving deeper, we’ll stress the relevance of grounding measurable design goals through the application of a memorable design/human behavior framework that your clients can understand, as well as knowing the difference between information gathering and research, which can, in turn, improve your decision-making and elevate your design solutions. Attendees will learn the value of establishing specific metrics (related to human, space, and financial resources) to measure key performance, satisfaction, and health objectives, applying rigorous evidence of connection to place, as well as enhancing occupants’ well-being. A process you can use to establish measurable design goals will also be presented. We’ll conclude by showing how the application of research findings is becoming the gold standard for creating and substantiating design outcomes, elevating the value of design. [Intermediate] [PD]
 
  • Dr. Sally Augustin, principal, Design With Science, LaGrange, IL
 

 
[W308] - NEXT GENERATION OF SENIOR RESIDENTS EXPECTS MORE OUT OF THEIR LIGHTING
 
Wednesday, June 12 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
This discussion will dive into a prototypical design project for senior living. We’ll focus on the biology of healthy living and wellness, with regards to lighting for 256 different residences, most with different floor plans and unique health considerations. We’ll examine this process, using evidence-based design, including the stakeholders, the need for healthy lighting options and the design solutions. This program will be beneficial for anyone associated with designing for any type of living facilities; anyone interested in providing healthy lighting; and anyone exploring the importance of circadian rhythm. [Intermediate] [LT] [SH]
 
  • Janet Roche, CAPS, Allied ASID, Affiliate EDAC, owner, Janet Roche Designs, Boston, MA
  • Jori Bercier, masters student, The Boston Architecture College, Boston, MA
  • Catherine Leskowat, IALD, LEED AP ID+C, USGBC, IES, project designer, Lam Partners, Cambridge, MA
 

 
[W309] - WHAT INTERIOR DESIGNERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CIRCADIAN LIGHTING
 
Wednesday, June 12 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
Insufficient sleep has a real health and economic cost, and growing research shows the benefit of circadian lighting strategies. And here’s where we designers step in. Clearly, when we consider sleep and circadian systems, buildings can be better designed. Such circadian lighting strategies succeed with the mutual support and collaboration of all project team members: client, interior designer, architect, lighting designer, engineer, as well as the commissioning agent. The session will provide a circadian primer for interior designers and explore how material and other design decisions can change the circadian impact of a project. The presenters will share lessons learned to improve practitioners’ baseline understanding of evidence-based, circadian lighting applications, as well as providing a foundation that can be built upon and leveraged for success in projects. [Intermediate] [LT] [WE] [HSW]
 
  • Natalia Lesniak, IES, DLF, lighting designer, Lumen Architecture, New York, NY
  • Ed Clark, AIA, LEED AP, healthy building designer, CircaDies, Sequim, WA
 

 
[W310] - DESIGNING FOR IMPACT: ACCELERATING THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE
 
Wednesday, June 12 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
While delivering a great experience is crucial to strong business performance, design is the differentiator for every sector. As designers, we need to design for people, and in this session, we take a scientific design approach to accelerate our clients’ ability to create impact in their workspaces, engage with their people and interact with their communities. Our session’s conclusions, backed by research, demonstrate how organizations are using design to advance their mission through meaningful experiences. Whether it’s Google thinking about guest experience for their employees, United Technologies incorporating design elements for its future growth, Willis Tower and EQ Office re-imagining of an iconic space, or City Year creating a better experience now for generations to succeed in the future – design is the X factor to accelerate exceptional experience. [Basic] [OF] [WE]
 
  • Amanda Carroll, IIDA, CID, LEED AP, workplace practice area leader, principal, Gensler, New York, NY
 

 
[W311] - TRANSFORMING PUBLIC SECTOR WORKPLACE: THE POWER OF PLACE IN COOK COUNTY GOVERNMENT
 
Wednesday, June 12 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
Developing a cohesive workplace design strategy for a municipal government is a different challenge than strategy development for a single entity. For starters, designing for municipal government involves a broader understating of both wide-ranging agencies and an understanding of the delivery of services for a broad range of constituents. Join our presentation as public and private experts show how one municipal government is using the development of a workplace design strategy initiative to drive not only better delivery of services to the community, but also to transform how work is conducted across the agencies within the government. Among the results we’ll share: fostering greater collaboration, breaking down siloes and attracting new talent. [Advanced] [OF]
 
  • Arnold Craig Levin, principal, design strategy, SmithGroup, Chicago, IL
  • Kate North, vice-president, workplace innovation advisory corp, Cokkiers, Chicago, IL
  • Dr. Ann Kalayil, bureau chief, Cook County, Bureau of Asset Management, Chicago, IL
  • Alexis Kim, IIDA, principal – design strategies, SmithGroup, Detroit, MI
 

 
[W312] - CURATING YOUR BRAND STYLE OR YOUR CLIENT’S VISION IN THE AGE OF INSPIRATION OVERLOAD
 
Wednesday, June 12 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
While the endless, trendy online images stream by, how do we, as designers, choose the right ones? In our presentation, you’ll learn the necessary strategies to land on a look that speaks to your personal brand as a designer, your client’s style or both. We’ll also address a host of relevant questions, such as what is your style, and how do you communicate it? how do you help clients define their style? how do you fuse seemingly opposite styles together? and how do you do all of this in a time when thousands upon thousands of images are up for the liking? Whether cultivating their own branded aesthetic or working with clients to develop their style, attendees will learn fundamental steps necessary to streamline inspiration, quickly develop balanced mood boards, work with trends, as well as to use design language to effectively pitch a cohesive design theme. Basic [RES]
 
  • Darlene Molnar, ASID, LEED AP, NCIDQ, interior designer, Darlene Molnar LLC, Reston, VA
 

 
[W314] - IT'S A POD WORLD! HOW MODULAR IS CHANGING THE WAY WE DESIGN
 
Wednesday, June 12 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
There is an increasing desire to deliver design solutions that are affordable, environmentally friendly, rapidly constructible, and easily changeable. Modular design responds to these needs and is being used with increasing frequency in healthcare, residential, retail, commercial, and hospitality design. This presentation will look at how modular design can benefit any environment. Modular design can provide rapidly deployable, inexpensive housing in a natural disaster that leaves thousands homeless. Reusable components and their manufacturing methods provide a safer, more cost-effective, sustainable solution than traditional construction. Modular design is being used for hotel restrooms, hospital headwalls, exterior wall construction, and interior offices. We will provide an overview of this exciting and rapidly growing market, and how this trend is transforming the built environment. [Intermediate] [GR] [WE]
 
  • Janet Kobylka, NCIDQ, CHID, EDAC, LEED AP, senior interior designer, Workplace Solutions, Dallas, TX
  • Debi Fuller, RID, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, USGBC LEED, senior interior designer, BKM Total Office of Texas, Dallas, TX
 

 
[W316] - MID-COURSE CORRECTION: USING DATA TO SUPPORT WELL-BEING AND PRODUCTIVITY INITIATIVES
 
Wednesday, June 12 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Evidence-based design (EBD) is much discussed but rarely implemented. Therefore, the design team often relies on anecdotal information provided by the client where perceptions from ‘squeaky wheels’ or strong voice from the C-suite can drive design decisions. However, when a client with well-defined business goals becomes an active participant in the design process, and the entire project team advocates for an EBD-approach to the process, objective findings can greatly enhance the design solution. This panel will discuss findings from their integrative process that identified measurable outcomes that drove mid-course adjustments to subsequent planning and design efforts for Donaldson Company. Now the project team is better able to implement this international corporation’s strategic Workplace 2020 program to enhance employees’ satisfaction, performance, health, retention, and recruitment. [Intermediate] [OF] [WE]
 
  • Dr. Caren Martin, NCIDQ, FASID, FIDEC, principal, Martin & Guerin Design Research, Minneapolis, MN
  • Bruce Cornwall, AIA, director of design and Campus Planning, LHB Architects and Engineers, Inc., Minneapolis, MN
  • Amy Arnost, owner, Space Strategies, Plymouth, MN
 

 
[W318] - LIGHTING DESIGN FOR SUCCESSFUL MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS
 
Wednesday, June 12 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Designing a multi-residential project can provide a challenge to any lighting designer. Such projects rest on multiple factors to consider, including a rich-amenities offering, project budget, developer goals, architectural vision, market needs, facility maintenance and building longevity. In our seminar, we’ll discover the lighting designer’s essential role in a project’s success, as the designer juggles technical aesthetics and financial considerations to achieve all stakeholder project goals. Using various project examples, our presenters will cover lighting design strategies (including product knowledge, buying and purchasing power, and technology integration) for building amenities, circulation, outdoor spaces and residential units. Furthermore, our lighting designers, based on their experience on over 20 multi-residential projects, will discuss trends and techniques for understanding the market, challenges and solutions. [Basic] [FC/R] [LT] [RES]
 
  • Josh Feinstein, IALD, LC, principal, Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting, Boston, MA
  • Melissa Mattes, LC, Assoc. IALD, LEED Green, lighting designer, Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting, Boston, MA
 

 
[W319] - IS MOBILE WORK HERE TO STAY? WORKPLACE STRATEGY TRENDS BASED ON A LONGITUDINAL GLOBAL STUDY
 
Wednesday, June 12 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
This session will offer insights into mobile work trends across the past decade. We’ve based our insights on a biennial global workplace study representing over two million employees. In this seminar, we’ll examine business drivers, types of work and workplace options used, participations across organizations, length and formality of programs, implementation factors and barriers, values and benefits, as well as management policies, work practices and metrics for measuring success. In conclusion, we’ll reveal interesting trends that can provide us a glimpse into the future of our workplaces. [Intermediate] [OF]
 
  • Dr. Gabor Nagy, MCR, Haworth, San Francisco, CA
 

 
[W320] - MIND THE GAP: NAVIGATING THE TRANSITION FROM DESIGN TO PRACTICE
 
Wednesday, June 12 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
We designers have lived through the stress of earning our degrees, but what didn’t they teach us in school? And what about that knowledge gap between our fine school results (achieved in part through said stress) and the demands of real-world design? In our seminar, we’ll lay out the answers to these questions. For one, research suggests that soft skills are highly valued proficiencies in professional practice, in addition to the technical knowledge new designers must possess. This presentation will assist emerging professionals in capitalizing on the necessary tools to establish themselves in practice through the application of practical strategies for workplace success. Upon completion of this presentation, attendees will understand how to model design behavior, operate in a professional environment, as well as play an integral role on their design team [Basic] [PD]
 
  • Stephanie Sickler, IDEC, NCIDQ, LEED AP, assistant professor and foundations coordinator, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
  • Helen Turner, NCIDQ, LEED AP, assistant professor and foundations coordinator, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
 

 
[W321] - A FUTURE WAVE OF HIGH-DESIGN IN HEALTHCARE
 
Wednesday, June 12 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
American healthcare design has been long maligned. It’s been understood as institutional, experienced as inaccessible and deemed as ugly on many fronts. Hop a plane to the Middle East or Asia, and you find another world, where healthcare experiences look and feel more like hospitality design. What is design overseas getting right that we’re missing? What trends are finally coming our way, and how will commercial designers participate in the coming change? How can brands on all sides of the process be more progressive and relevant? Led by two leading design minds, this session, in answering these pressing questions, will tackle the changes coming in healthcare – and help prepare a commercial audience to be part of the new wave. [Intermediate] [HC] [RET]
 
  • Elizabeth Von Lehe, Allied ASID, design and brand strategy principal, HDR, New York, NY
  • Mohammed Ayoub, AIA, design director, HDR, New York, NY
 

 
[W325] - HARNESSING THE POWER OF COLOR FORECASTING IN DESIGN
 
Wednesday, June 12 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Our presenters will showcase the highlights of global color forecasting workshops. Join our presenters as they deliver a global overview of socio-economic, sociopolitical and emerging innovations that will impact, influence and inspire the direction and evolution of colors in the coming decade. The presentation will highlight key color stories from North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific. We’ll demonstrate how these stories support product designers as they go through the product planning and development phase. There will also be an overview of our color forecasting process. [Advanced] [Res] [PD]
 
  • Peggy Van Allen, CMG, color expert, Colorfuel Color Marketing Group, Cary, IL
  • Montaha Hidefi, creative consultant, Color Landing Studio, Ontario, CA