Sunday, June 7
 
[SU01] - TIME MANAGEMENT: THE INVISIBLE FACTOR IN PROFITABILITY 
 
Sunday, June 7 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
It is time to strategize how to best use your time. This seminar will show you how, by offering a range of solutions and strategies. First, we’ll tackle some fundamental questions, like these: Did you meet all of your goals for this past year? Are you finding yourself feeling pressured with not enough time to get everything accomplished? And finally, are you noticing an uptick of do-over projects? The problems raised by these questions can often be attributed to poor time management. Part of the issue is that time-wasting comes in many different guises. This session highlights a firm’s possible time leaks and offers practical solutions for positive changes. It will showcase best hiring, retention and review standards, office organization, delegation skills, as well as leadership advice when structuring strategic plans and budgets. We’ll also examine national norms in profit and loss according to different sections to determine how much losing one employee will cost in real dollars. This important measuring system can yield vital results. [ADVANCED][PD]
 
  • Marilynn Mendell, president, WinSpin CIC, Fredericksburg, VA
 

 
[SU02] - CONFLUX: TRANSCENDING THE FUTURE OF DESIGN BY HARNESSING INSPIRATION FROM THE GIGA TO THE NANO-SCIENCE 
 
Sunday, June 7 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
At the heart of design lies inspiration. Worldwide, designers continuously seek ways to rethink the world in which we live in, to make it smarter, more resilient, effective, interactive, economic, inspiring, beautiful and original. Designers understand that, whether on an urban scale, interior environments, or even the micro-levels of product design, creative output requires new inspiration. One key to gaining inspiration, again and again? Intersectional thinking, because it allows us the capability of addressing design challenges from the multiple points of view. Another key is to discover how the fields of resilient architecture, systems manufacturing, material science and technology, space design, culture-based design, as well as nanotechnology are serving as inspirational sources for the future of design. This presentation will explore the impact that intersectional thinking will have in the future of innovative design at multiple levels and scales. [INTERMEDIATE][PD]
 
  • Tomas Jimenez-Eliaeson, AIA, LEED AP, design principal, Little, Charlotte, NC
  • Alaa Bou Ghanem, Assoc. AIA, architectural designer, Little, Charlotte, NC
 

 
[SU03] - POWER OF DESIGN FOR EXPERIENCE: INTUITIVE INTEGRATION OF INTERIORS, EGD
 
Sunday, June 7 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Creating healthcare environments that are engaging, naturally intuitive and fully branded are key goals in today’s healthcare climate. In our seminar, we’ll study common challenges in interior design masterplans for large healthcare campuses, as well as emerging trends. We’ll base our discussion on case study examples that encourage designers to think more strategically about interior design, environmental graphics, as well as creating memorable spaces that are immediately and instinctively understandable. In the course of the presentation, we’ll outline key strategies of how to blur the lines between architecture, interior design and branding to create truly extraordinary experiences. While our seminar has a strong healthcare focus, the underlying strategies are universal applies to all design sectors.  [INTERMEDIATE][HC][INST][PD]
 
  • Rachel Windham, RID, IIDA, LEED AP, SEGD, principal, leader interior designer, EYP, Dallas, TX
  • Ron White, SEGD, senior associate, lead experiential graphic designer, EYP, Atlanta, GA
 

 
[SU04] - HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN RESEARCH [HCDR] PROTOCOL – WHY THIS APPROACH FITS DESIGN
 
Sunday, June 7 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Just like design, all research starts with a question, our curiosity and/or a hypothesis. In our seminar, we’ll focus on a kind of research important to designers: HcRD. We’ll investigate how the design of the built environment impacts human behavior. While HcRD lends itself to multiple methods, they fall into the two basic areas: qualitative and quantitative, thus ensuring a rich set of data. The HcRD protocol, in fact, uses these together in a mixed-method research design for comparative purposes and to limit research bias when sampling the human experience. The HcRD Protocol ensures humans in their particular environment are studied appropriately. In this presentation, our objectives are to introduce the HcRD protocol and share examples of how to collect data using this mixed method. Attendees will experience a variety of ethnographic items to ensure they understand the rich variety possible for gathering data.  [INTERMEDIATE][PD]
 
  • Lennie Scott-Webber, AIA, director, INSYNC: Education Research + Design, Estero, FL
 

 
[SU05] - THE SOUND OF WELL-BEING, ENGAGEMENT AND PRODUCTIVITY RIDE THE (SOUND) WAVES: ACOUSTIC COMFORT, PRODUCTIVITY 
 
Sunday, June 7 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Although the open plan has been widely reviled in 2019 as a management or space planning disaster, the acoustic distress that partially underlies that backlash receives little attention. The fact is noise creates workers who are less healthy—and less productive. This issue, in turn, leads to lower revenue and profit and increased health care costs. Our presentation focuses on the economics of noise and how to design spaces that promote human performance and well-being by decreasing noise and strengthening acoustic comfort.  [INTERMEDIATE][HSW][OF]
 
  • Sam Barry, vice-president of sales and marketing, Snowsound, Santa Fe Springs, CA
  • Michael Dardashti, executive vice-president, Snowsound, Santa Fe Springs, CA
 

 
[SU06] - THE MODERN INTUITIVE LEADER
 
Sunday, June 7 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
If you aspire to be a leader in your professional or personal life, this seminar is a good fit. We’ll discuss how the key to leadership is a strong sense of self and awareness of one's own intuition. Leadership studies have shown us the challenges. For one, on a daily basis many of us disconnect from our intuition and listen to outside messages, suggesting how we should be doing our job or how we should be living our lives. In this session, you will learn how to lead with your intuition. We will also, gleaning from leadership experts, uncover the many and diverse sets of skills that are inherent in renowned leaders. This session will provide you with your own self-knowledge tips. They are designed to regain your own self-connection, and in turn, allow each of us to be a stronger leader at work, at home and in our communities.  [BASIC][PD]
 
  • Amy Moulis, CPC, leadership development, coaching professional, TheModernIntuitiveLife, Chicago, IL
 

 
Monday, June 8
 
[M101] - WISDUMB: HOW EMBEDDED STUPIDITY IS DESTROYING YOUR BUSINESS
 
Monday, June 8 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
The level of conformity in any organization is in inverse proportion to its creative ability. The success of your design firm depends on your ability to provide bold, creative solutions and ideas. But what if the conventional wisdom you’ve been following is actually blocking your pathways to innovation? We call it wisdumb, which best describes outdated and ineffective business standards in a changed world, standards that can ruin your business and practice. In this session, we’ll explore how to drive the wisdumb out of your business and, in its place, devise an innovation strategy using our four innovation agreements. We’ll identify these institutional blocks to creativity and show you how to transform the components of your organization and team that are lagging. Also, we’ll explore the ways that traditional business thinking and industry standards are holding you back, losing you customers and destroying your competitive advantage. By attending this talk, attendees will learn how to identify the top obstacles to their business, their blockages to growth and change, as well as how to develop a path forward to innovate and transform their business or projects. [ADVANCED][GR][PD]
 
  • Eric Corey Freed, RA, LEED Fellow, founding principal, organicARCHITECT, Portland, OR
 

 
[M102] - CLASSROOM TO WORKPLACE: WHAT CORPORATE AND EDUCATION DESIGN CAN TEACH EACH OTHER
 
Monday, June 8 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
You may not have learned this in school, but how we work is influences how we learn. As more and more education institutions adopt corporate design trends, there has been an increased focus on creating continuity between the types of work settings learners use in school and those they will find post-grad. Join our session to uncover how designers can conceptualize versatile learning environments that ease the transition between academia and the modern workforce. Doing so will help you cultivate and encourage your curiosity in all stages of life. [BASIC][INST][OF]
 
  • Jennifer Busch, vice-president, Teknion, New York, NY
  • Kent McCollough, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, principal, ZGF Architects, Washington, DC
  • Scott Montemerlo, national program manager, education, Teknion, New York, NY
 

 
[M103] - SURFACE MATERIALS INFLUENCE ON MRSA CONTAMINATION
 
Monday, June 8 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
This session reveals a health danger in materials that designers should fully understand, so as to minimize the danger. We’ll amplify a study designed to determine and combat infections on hospital surfaces. One essential and alarming statistic is that contaminated environmental surfaces, furniture and equipment have been associated with outbreaks of hospital acquired infections (HAIs). In fact, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) accounts for more than 50% of all hospital acquired Staphylococcus aureus and can remain viable for up to 14 days on a variety of surfaces. Often, studies evaluating surface contamination do not specify the material composition of the surface. Our study helps to remedy this shortcoming by focusing on the following materials: 1) stainless steel; 2) solid surface; 3) high-pressure laminate; 4) copper sheet; and 5) cupron-enhanced solid surface. Our study’s objective was to compare common surfaces used in healthcare and other institutional indoor environments to determine which material may have advantages in minimizing risk of HAIs. [INTERMEDIATE][FM][HC]
 
  • Debra Harris, associate professor, Baylor University, Waco, TX
 

 
[M104] - MAKING MORE SENSE OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS
 
Monday, June 8 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
Maybe you’re comfortable with social media, but you want to learn how to use it to further your firm’s messaging and social media presence. If this situation describes what you’d like to do for your firm, this is a fitting session for you. For starters, knowing how to navigate your business messages across platforms can be a daunting task. In this session, you’ll gather information and skills that will clarify these platforms’ use to you by focusing on those applicable to business. To help clarify this complex world of social media, we’ll use examples in today's leading platforms, as well as show you how strategy and audience are the keys to building successful social media interactions. [INTERMEDIATE][DS][PD]
 
  • Jim Nowakowski, ASID, NKBA, AIA, president/owner, Interline Creative Group, Palatine, IL
 

 
[M105] - ESG (ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL & GOVERNANCE) CRITERIA: INVESTORS INFLUENCING DESIGN
 
Monday, June 8 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
As designers, we know our clients are often motivated by concern for the environment and a desire for the inspiring spaces we can provide them. But what happens when these qualities and deliverables aren’t enough to motivate your client? One solution, and the essence of this seminar, is for your firm to employ Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) criteria. If your client hasn't dropped these three letters to you or if you aren't familiar with the world of Investors, ESG Criteria are values-based. Also, investors who employ this strategy examine the criteria within the three categories to analyze stocks and their potential return. Furthermore, ESG investors are more interested in what happens during the next decade than the next quarter. They want to know: is your company sustainable? Our session will help you determine what this question implies for you: the client, the designer, the developer, as well as the building owner or facility manager. While ESG Criteria is a type of qualitative and quantitative transparency tool developed primarily for company investors, it's also a great guide and reference to influence design. To better understand ESG Criteria and its value to both company stakeholders and shareholders, we’ll explore companies that have a high ESG score and specifically look at metrics that are heavily influenced by design. Lastly, we will look at a few different market industries and better understand their ESG impact by material. [INTERMEDIATE] [FM] [PD]
 
  • Susan Suhar, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP, WELL AP, principal, HDR, Los Angeles, CA
  • Chad Wilkey, NCIDQ, LEED AP, interior design director, HDR, Atlanta, GA
 

 
[M106] - HOSPITALITY’S NEXT BREAKTHROUGH IS THE WORKPLACE
 
Monday, June 8 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
Join us as we dive into a new trend in design, the intersection where the hospitality industry meets other kinds of workplaces. This trend’s driven by a younger generation seeking experiences that align with their values, and the desire to have authentic interactions that speak to each person’s individuality. From restaurants and hotels, to healthcare spaces and even our workplaces—the hospitality industry has influenced the way we design for the end-user. All indications, too, are that this trend will continue to expand, so astute designers will want to better understand the trend and its future implications. In this presentation, a panel of experts will discuss what we can do to meet new challenges in demographics, mobility and technology. [INTERMEDIATE][HOSP][OF]
 
  • Suzette Subance Ferrier, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP, managing executive, studio creative director, TPG Architecture, New York, NY
  • Shay Lam, IIDA, managing executive, studio creative director, TPG Architecture, New York, NY
 

 
[M107] - DESIGN 2030: THE NEXT NEXT
 
Monday, June 8 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
In the past ten years, there’s been a shift as design literacy has grown and the public's perception of the value of design has expanded. But what's next, what do the next ten years hold? As we embark on a new decade with design-appreciative clients, designers of all disciplines are shaping solutions that bring human- and brand-centric spaces to life. Join us to see how collaborating across design disciplines can drive culture; spark creativity and collaboration; and offer clarity and coherence to teams as they carry out their organization’s work. [INTERMEDIATE][OF][PD]
 
  • Cheryl Durst, FIIDA, executive vice-president and CEO, International Interior Design Association, Chicago, IL
  • Dana Arnett, vice-chairman and founding partner, VSA Partners, Chicago, IL
  • Dina Griffin, FAIA, NOMA, IIDA, president, Interactive Design Architects, Chicago, IL
  • Ashleigh Axios, AIGA, chief experience officer and partner, &Partners, Washington, DC
 

 
[M108] - DON’T SELL, TELL: HOW SAVVY STORYTELLING OPENS DOORS AND CLOSES DEALS
 
Monday, June 8 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
A firm cannot prosper with only a few members of staff trying to grow the firm’s prospects. Instead, to help your firm prosper, you can help turn every member of your staff into a potential resource for greater growth. In last year’s session, we illustrated the few fundamentals needed to craft meaningful stories. In this session, our goal is to help you understand how everyone in your firm, from top to bottom, can apply effective storytelling to every business development opportunity. Think of all the possibilities, from one-on-one conversations, to proposal cover letters, to out-of-the-park interviews and presentations. In today’s highly competitive market, everyone in your firm has an opportunity to be a rainmaker in their own right. This discussion also will provide and reinforce the critical storytelling tools needed to be the business developer who gets remembered. [INTERMEDIATE][DS][PD]
 
  • Kelly Thompson, director of engagement and communications, Little, Charlotte, NC
  • Melissa McDougall, director of business development , Little, Charlotte, NC
 

 
[M110] - HUMAN METRICS AND THE POSITIVE IMPACT ON HOSPITAL EXPANSION
 
Monday, June 8 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
What happens when a renowned hospital decides it wants to focus even more on patient needs? For starters, it brings in a team of designers. In our session, we’ll investigate the challenges and triumphs of the hospital and designers. For the hospital, with an aging patient demographic surrounded by a youthful growing medical school community, the design team wanted to challenge common assumptions on patient needs. The designers decided to validate planning decisions and programmed activity zones by evaluating research on the human condition, or mapping behaviors and user requirements, all based on quantifiable benchmarks of sight, acoustics, walking pace and lighting. This program will walk attendees through the statistical research underlying a beautiful space to define planning from measurable human metrics. [INTERMEDIATE][HC]
 
  • Naomi Kruger, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, principal, SmithGroup, Washington, DC
 

 
[M111] - THE IMPACT OF LED LIGHTING ON ARCHITECTURAL FINISHES
 
Monday, June 8 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
As LED lighting continues to develop and become more prevalent, designers are discovering the new challenges it presents. And our seminar not only discusses these challenges, we also use a live lightning demonstration to drive home the important points. An initial challenge is that some finish options do not react to the light as they would under incandescent or fluorescent sources. In this seminar, we will demonstrate the challenges LED lighting presents to finish selection, and how to collaborate with lighting designers and electrical engineers to overcome those challenges. Our live lighting demonstration with multiple LED and incandescent fixtures shows in real time how the appearance of common finish options change appearance based on lighting selection. [BASIC][FT][LT]
 
  • Jim Baney, IALD, partner, lighting designer, Schuler Shook, Chicago, IL
  • Bradley Fritz, AIA, theatre consultant, Schuler Shook, Chicago, IL
 

 
[M112] - CREATING A STRATEGY FOR A COHESIVE FUTURE: AT THE INTERSECTION OF REAL ESTATE AND DESIGN
 
Monday, June 8 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
This session pivots on complex design challenges, as outlined in a comprehensive case study. The study involves a corporation seeking to not only gain efficiency in real estate, but also to create better alignment between business, people and workplace design. To meet this host of challenges, the design team had to also look at real estate as an asset aligned with the corporation’s brand and culture to ultimately better position the corporation attract and retain top talent. Attendees can expect to learn about the process and strategies to develop agile workplaces that support its employees—and gain insight into real estate strategies that improve the company’s overall bottom line. [INTERMEDIATE][FM][OF][PD]
 
  • Mark Adams, IIDA, vice-president, studio leader, SmithGroup, Phoenix, AZ
  • Andrew Cheney, CRE CCIM, SIOR, principal, Lee & Associates, Phoenix, AZ
  • Alexis Kim, IIDA, principal/design strategist, SmithGroup, Detroit, MI
 

 
[M113] - THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME: HOW TO CATALYZE CREATIVITY WITH RESIMERCIAL DESIGN
 
Monday, June 8 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Our session targets one of the latest strategies for workplace design, known as resimercial. We’ll lay out a compelling and comprehensive definition of this exciting new strategy. As a synthesis of commercial and residential elements, resimercial design is purported to boost occupant creativity and innovation, among many other benefits. But what is the evidence for this claim? Are there specific aspects of residential design from which we designers can draw that have been shown definitively to enhance idea flow? This presentation explores the science behind the new strategy, as well as how building professionals can advocate for a resimercial approach on an informed, rather than intuitive, basis. We’ll also examine such topics as furnishings, lighting, art and decoration, views, materials and finishes, planning and programming. [BASIC][OF][RES]
 
  • Donald Rattner, AIA, principal, Donald M. Rattner, Architect, New York, NY
 

 
[M114] - WORKPLACES CAN BE PLACES FOR PEOPLE, ORGANIZATIONS AND THE PLANET
 
Monday, June 8 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Join us to discover how to avoid the pitfalls, in order to design a sustainable future workplace that benefits the organization and its people. The first misstep often involves possible hidden costs—to both the organization and its people. In fact, our session will help you uncover how better design can result in benefits like improved job satisfaction, stronger organizational commitment and improved work performance. This concept is particularly important as we struggle to improve work environments to support well-being at the same time as meeting sustainability or greenhouse-gas-reduction targets. Both goals often require more than the minimum investment, which can be difficult to justify without a comprehensive view. To help make these complex concepts more concrete, our session will rest on the hard evidence of field studies, surveys and comprehensive reviews. [INTERMEDIATE][OF]
 
  • Dr. Jennifer Veitch, principal research officer, National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, ON
  • Dr. Sally Augustin, APA, principal, Design With Science, LaGrange Park, IL
 

 
[M115] - ATTRIBUTES OF CONTRACT FURNITURE
 
Monday, June 8 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
What drives furniture decisions in the commercial-built environment? At the outset, we designers know the importance the eight key attributes: aesthetics, quality, craftsmanship, safety, performance, health & wellness, sustainability and verification. In this session, we will dive into each of eight attributes to explain their influence on the decision-making process for furniture in contract environments. The session’s content will also include the importance of original design, an overview of wood and upholstery manufacturing construction methods, impacts on the health & wellness of the user, the sustainability of commonly used materials, as well as the role of certification schemes and other evaluation tools to verify each attribute. [BASIC][GR]
 
  • Jennifer Wammack, director of outreach, BIFMA, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Martin Flaherty, consultant, Pencilbox, Inc., FL
 

 
[M116] - THE DESIGN AND ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF SKYBRIDGES IN TALL BUILDINGS
 
Monday, June 8 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
How can architects and designers help meet the predicted urban population boom of the next 30 years? Our session, using the United Nations’ analysis, will address this crucial question. has predicted that over 1.5 million people per week will move into cities globally from now through 2050. To start with, architects and designers need to place greater emphasis on tactics to make cities more sustainable. One step towards this is through incorporating modern-day skybridges into tall buildings. This presentation will discuss how high-elevation skybridges have transformed from simple architectural novelties to indispensable, multi-functioning architecture tools, resulting in environmental, social, economic, design and safety benefits. By the end of this presentation, attendees will learn that the use of skybridges is aligned with a much wider effort to reimagine how we build cities. This reimagining will take us away from flat, two-dimensional urban planning to holistic, three-dimensional urban planning that embraces all aspects of sustainability, design and usability. [INTERMEDIATE][GR][FT]
 
  • Daniel Safarik, editor-in-chief, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Chicago, IL
 

 
[M117] - IMPACTFUL EXPERIENCE: DESIGNING FOR WOMEN IN A PEDIATRIC ENVIRONMENT
 
Monday, June 8 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Join us as we plumb a study rich with the achievements of, and implications for, hospital design teams. This renowned hospital’s challenge was to develop space for both greater patient care and research. This session will explore how the design and construction teams collaborated to deliver a premier family-centered, but female-focused, experience that also met the functional needs of a multi-disciplinary care team. Our presenters will discuss lessons learned in discovering, along with user teams a functional space program, a new branded design experience. This design was successful, because it felt hospitality-like, but was also appropriate for health environments. Lastly, our presenters will review critical tools including virtual reality and BIM clash detection. [INTERMEDIATE][FC/R][HC]
 
  • Lauren, Andrysiak, IIDA, NCIDQ, interior design principal, HDR, Chicago, IL
  • Jefferson Neaves, AIA, healthcare principal, HDR, Chicago, IL
  • Stacey Panek, AIA, project manager, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL
 

 
[M118] - BRIGHTER WORKDAYS: DAYLIGHT AND VIEWS’ EFFECT ON THE WORKPLACE
 
Monday, June 8 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
As designers, we grasp that lighting control can save energy, and that’s great for designers. But more importantly, lighting control can also help improve workplace productivity and satisfaction. In our session, we’ll lead designers through best practices to achieve this result. To start, we’ll explain the importance of regulating daylight and inviting views of the outdoors. We’ll also rely on an important study for further insights. This study showed that productivity was a key factor in the selection of a dynamic daylighting system. Also, the study indicates that a holistic approach to lighting control offers an impressive return on investment, offering workplace occupants a dynamic, motivating environment. Attendees will find out how lighting design helped the firm achieve its goals—and how other workplaces can do the same. [BASIC][LT][OF]
 
  • Brent Protzman, director of building science and standards development, Lutron Electronics, Coopersburg, PA
  • Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, IES, associate professor, department of architecture, University of Oregon, College of Design, Eugene, OR
 

 
[M119 ] - PROACTIVE LEADERSHIP AND FUTURE-PROOFING YOUR BUSINESS
 
Monday, June 8 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
After ten years of industry growth, what comes next? One of the greatest challenges facing any Dealer Principal is to proactively plan, improve and evolve – especially when business is good, and your team is busy. David Solomon will share practical ways to help you better prepare, protect and future-proof your business to capitalize on whatever comes next. You’ll learn the importance of consistently making evolutionary changes, key indicators to watch, strategies to both mitigate risk and uncover growth opportunities, and actions to take to build a stronger sustainable business that delivers better returns now and in the future. [INTERMEDIATE][DS][PD]
 
  • David Solomon, principal, Solomon Coyle, LLC, Alexandria, VA
 

 
[M120] - HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY MERGE HOSPITALITY INTO HEALTHCARE DESIGN
 
Monday, June 8 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Healing by design is a new trend that we are creating, instead of following. In this session, we will explore the similarities and differences between hospitality and healthcare design. While both industries strive to make spaces better for their end user, the means and methods to achieve it sometimes differ. Our presenters will also do an in-depth analysis of spaces to highlight planning, design, finishes, as well as FF&E opportunities where each industry could learn from each other. Trends, tendencies (such as biophilia and wellness) and lessons learned will be also discussed, to better understand how close hospitality and healthcare design should come to each other. This is crucial, as the line that divides a guest from a patient is just a matter of circumstances. [INTERMEDIATE][HC][HOSP]
 
  • Diana Araoz-Fraser, AIA, IIDA, associate, senior interior designer, HKS, Washington, DC
  • Patricia Rotondo, IIDA, director of interior design, Antunovich Associates, Chicago, IL
 

 
[M121] - CONTRADICTIONS: INCLUSIVE DESIGN FOR ALL GENERATIONS
 
Monday, June 8 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
As designers, we are daily faced with a generational dilemma in our designs. Should we really be designing environments for today’s 8th graders, suggesting the wants/needs of more mature generations are no longer relevant? In this presentation we will examine the inherent contradictions designers face when dealing with five generations in the workforce, with cries for dedicated workspace and choice of where they work, more meeting spaces and focus spaces, community spaces and quiet spaces, experience and productivity. [INTERMEDIATE][OF][PD]
 
  • Sven Govaars, ARC, MCR, SLCR, principal, Steelcase, San Francisco, CA
  • Dean Strombom, FAIA, principal, Gensler, Houston, TX
 

 
[M122] - FROM OCEAN TO OFFICE: A NEW PATH FOR PLASTIC
 
Monday, June 8 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
In this session, experts will explore how design can provide a solution to the issue of ocean plastic. As we continue to shift from a linear to circular economy, reframing waste plastic as a resource is vital. Doing so in new product manufacturing allows conscientious designers to specify products that can directly help reduce ocean plastic. That said, keeping plastics in the economy and out of our oceans is easier said than done. It takes a change of mindset. It takes a company-wide commitment. It takes internal and external communication. And, it takes collaboration across diverse sectors to develop a supply chain to source ocean plastic at scale. Our session will use case studies to outline how sourcing ocean plastics actually happens, and what the impact is on local communities. Attendees will walk away with new concepts about how to source materials and the social, environmental and economic impact of designing with sustainability as a foundation. They will be able to identify a variety of sustainable design approaches and techniques, as well as describe how using sustainability as the source of innovation can yield measurable positive impacts. [INTERMEDIATE][GR][PD]
 
  • Kendall Starkman, initiative manager, Lonely Whale, Calabasas, CA
  • Mikhail Davis, director, technical sustainability, Americas, Interface, San Francisco, CA
  • Jane Abernethy, chief sustainability officer, Humanscale, New York, NY
 

 
[M123] - UNWRITTEN RULES: HOW TO MAKE CHANGE STICK
 
Monday, June 8 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Just because a rule is unwritten doesn’t mean it count, particularly when it comes to design. Our session takes this supposition as its centerpiece. In fact, scientists are finding that unwritten rules are the single biggest influence on how we behave—particularly in groups. This concept is one key to how culture manifests and evolves over time. For example, you’re unconsciously following hundreds of unwritten rules every day to figure out what to do and what to say around other people—at home with our family, in public with strangers, or, most interesting for us, at work with your colleagues. If you’re going to design relevant workplaces that are aligned with supportive behaviors, you must understand how these unwritten rules work. In our session, we’ll stress how you must learn how to uncover the unwritten rules, work with the rules, and if necessary, change them. Change may be called for because these rules are often the insurmountable obstacle in the way of the change you and/or your organization want to make. [INTERMEDIATE][OF][PD]
 
  • Jan Johnson, FIIDA, ASID, MCR W, vice-president, workplace advisory, Allsteel, Chicago, IL
  • Jeff Leitner, founder, New America, UnwrittenLabs, Plainfield, IL
 

 
[M124] - BABY BOOMERS AND WHOLE PERSON WELLNESS
 
Monday, June 8 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
The wellness paradigm shift is coming! In our session, we’re making designers aware of the complexities of this shift and the implications—and opportunities—for them. Our initial question is the following: Are the communities that you serve able to meet the needs of the current residents AND the coming Boomers? Our session will illustrate whole-person wellness as it pertains to senior living environments and what we as designers are able to do to promote wellness—something more than just the physical body in the gym. We will explore three different communities and their varied approaches to wellness for the whole person. We will also demonstrate how some communities are blazing new trails into health for body, mind and spirit, as well as look at community layout and program design for residents most affected and enhanced by interior design [INTERMEDIATE][FC/R][HC][SH]
 
  • Carol Reitter Elia, ASID, SAGE, LEED AP, principal, CR Design, Newton Square, PA
  • James Mangol, senior director, Pine Run Retirement Community, Doylestown, PA
 

 
[M125] - COMPENSATION INSIGHTS TO SUPPORT SELLING STRATEGIES
 
Monday, June 8 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
In this session, attendees will explore the 2019 Solomon Coyle Compensation Report with a focus on how compensation strategy enables the dealer to move into a future state of deploying resources to create customer experience throughout the client journey. This is a critical topic to examine in the light of a challenging talent market and increasing complexity in acquiring and supporting business development. [INTERMEDIATE] [DS] [PD]
 
  • Paul Holland , principal, Solomon Coyle, LLC, Alexandria, VA
 

 
[M126] - DESIGNING WITH TILE
 
Monday, June 8 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Join us as we unveil some of the recent trends and changes in tile design. We’ll address design and installation requirements for both conventional and large format tile, including substrate preparation and floor flatness standards. Attendees will also develop an understanding of the various types of tile, setting methods, system components, as well as quality assurance methods as outlined in the ANSI A108 standards and the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) Handbook. Furthermore, our session will examine ANSI requirements for mortar coverage, grout joint width, allowable lippage, layout and bonding, as well as other aesthetic and functional criteria. Our program will also look at the new standards for thin Gauged Porcelain Tile (GPT) panels, as well as the recommended specification language for installer qualifications appearing in the TCNA Handbook and MasterSpec. [INTERMEDIATE][FC/R][INST]
 
  • Scott Conwell, FAIA, FCSI, LEED AP, director of industry development, International Masonry Institute, Bowie, MD
 

 
[M127] - NEW LIGHTING DESIGN TRENDS IN WELLNESS AND HOSPITALITY, LOS ANGELES
 
Monday, June 8 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
This session should appeal to both architects and designers, particularly those interested in lighting and spaces. We’ve built this program so it lets the attendee see the lighting design process with the eyes of a hospitality design architect. In fact, new design trends are utilizing lighting as a tool to create ambiance in built experiential environments and is key in supporting new brands and concepts. We’ve found that in the search of attractive, functional and exciting built environments, architects and designers rely on the versatility and quality of current lighting technologies to emphasize the elements of new trends on retail, wellness and hospitality projects. The attendee will also understand the power of lighting design in brand and ambiance creation. Ultimately, attendees will learn a new approach to the use of lighting design with natural light in harmony for hospitality projects. [INTERMEDIATE][HOSP][LT]
 
  • Jose Antonio Gonzalez, AIA, principal, Jagar Architecture and Design, Los Angeles, CA
 

 
[M128] - DESIGNING FOR PURPOSE
 
Monday, June 8 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
In an age where anyone can work from anywhere, and companies offer more amenities than ever as a way to attract and keep employees, how can workplaces be designed to be customized and flexible spaces so that they create work environments that allow individual employees to be truly happy, have purpose, and still be productive. New workplace models such as designing for serendipity, non-linear working are becoming embedded in new workplaces. This seminar will discuss the needs of designing for a new workforce that will attract and retain employees. Using recent case studies--such as Slack Headquarters in San Francisco—in addition to projects on the board, the panel will illustrate how these new models of workplace design can become new possibilities for designing new workspaces. [INTERMEDIATE][OF]
 
  • Primo Orpilla, co-founder and principal, Studio O+A, San Francisco, CA
  • Jonatahn Webb, LEED AP, vice president, sales and marketing, workplace strategy, KI , Green Bay, WI
  • Paul Makovsky, Moderator, editor in chief, Contract Magazine, New York, NY
 

 
[M129] - GENERATION SCRAP: DESIGNING WITH WASTE TO TRANSFORM INDUSTRY
 
Monday, June 8 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
We call it Generation Scrap. It’s an exciting partnership that explores Generation Z’s attitudes about, and solutions to, the global climate crisis, especially as they relate to interiors and building products. In this collaboration of design students and design professionals, both groups first did research to identify the challenges of sustainability that affect their generation, and then translated them into speculative carpet designs. In our partnering process, we addressed a range of topics, from circularity and waste stream related to ocean plastic and textile recycling, along with an understanding of resources to develop solutions for a realistic carpet design that would have a positive impact on the environment. This partnership project highlights the importance of collaboration between educational institutions and industry to create designs that support the growing demands of Gen Z. [BASIC][GR][PD]
 
  • Rebekah Matheny, IIDA, NCIDQ, assistant professor, interior design, The Ohio State University, Hayes Hall, Columbus, OH
  • Royce Epstein, LEED AP, IIDA, ASID, design director, Mohawk Group, Philadelphia, PA
 

 
[M130] - EMPATHETIC APPROACH TO MULTI-CULTURAL EDUCATION SPACES
 
Monday, June 8 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
The pursuit of education is ever-growing. This session explores how and why people often seek career or socioeconomic advancement, or the fulfillment of a long-nurtured passion. As multicultural interaction increases and access to education expands, we are faced with the task of providing safe and inclusive educational spaces. To be effective, these spaces should reach beyond the ingrained cultural approach to design and its result on society. As designers, we should use our empathy to fully understand how cultural interpretation can alter the goal of spaces and impact students’ perception of community, comfort and safety, both physically and psychologically. Our panel will discuss how color, texture, light and programmed spaces can transform the educational environment into a place where people from all backgrounds can feel comfortable seeking a higher level of education. [BASIC][INST]
 
  • Irena Savakova, RIBA, LEED AP BD+C, vice president, global design principal, LEO A. DALY, Washington, DC
  • Lauren Funk, IIDA, CIDQ, interior designer, LEO A. DALY, Washington, DC
  • Karen Bastidas Reinoso, IIDA, designer, LEO A. DALY, Washington, DC
 

 
[M131] - DESIGN DETERMINANTS FOR BETTER HEALTH OUTCOMES: DESIGN FOR PATIENTS AND STAFF
 
Monday, June 8 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
In a future of rising health care costs, we recognize the importance of applying lean design and construction. In fact, dissecting the need for better health outcomes for patients and staff is crucial in meeting this challenge. In our session, attendees will learn how to apply fundamental planning principles as the first layer of important design determinants. Our panel of design experts will address a range of pertinent issues. We’ll examine branding standards and forward-focused projects that integrate lean design and construction with the purpose of helping people live well, provide better access and address population health issues [INTERMEDIATE][FC/R][HC]
 
  • Rada Doytcheva, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, principal, RADA Architects, Chicago, IL
  • Susan Stearn, AIA, LEED AP, senior construction project manager, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Victoria Navarro, MCM, regional director of planning designer and construction, North Wisconsin Advocate Aurora Health, Milwaukee, WI
 

 
[M132] - HOW TO NAVIGATE THE MAZE OF GOVERNMENT AND EDUCATION SAVING YOU TIME AND MONEY
 
Monday, June 8 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Governments can be difficult clients to understand. Complicating this, the education industry continues to lose staff. Also, the sales cycle is a long one, often taking months to finally obtain a contract. Our session will help show designers how to overcome this trio of initial challenges. We’ll look into how the rules can be complicated, with long proposals and confusing terms and conditions. In addition, just navigating the various departments and hierarchy to find the right person to meet can be a challenge by itself. But it is possible. Join us as we illustrate how to most successfully garner government business. By learning some new skill sets that we offer, with an underlying persistence, helps put you in the best position to win and retain this lucrative business. [BASIC][DS][INST]
 
  • Lisa Merder, vice president, global design principal, OMNIA partners, Franklin, TN
  • Tammy Rimes, vice president, global design principal, OMNIA partners, Franklin, TN
 

 
[M133] - UNLOCKING INNOVATION THROUGH THE POWER OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
 
Monday, June 8 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Companies that invest in diversity and inclusion will be the most innovative, sustainable and prosperous. That’s because of an underlying fundamental principle: innovative cultures believe that every individual is a source of potential ideas. Therefore, diversity and inclusion bring a critical and unprecedented dimension. In our seminar, we’ll consider how best to embrace the power of differences since doing so requires intentional inclusion to realize the convergence of unique viewpoints and connective networks. Cultures that cultivate different perspectives from people of diverse backgrounds are four times more likely to innovate. These unique perspectives are the catalytic mechanism of breakthrough thinking. In fact, fostering diversity and inclusiveness makes organizations 45% more likely to increase market share. Although progress has been made, we still live in a world that is increasingly viewed as flat. Therefore, our seminar shows you how you should all be primed to realize the competitive edge of superior thinking reinforced by an environment of inclusivity and diversity. [INTERMEDIATE][PD]
 
  • Jim Thompson, AIA, LEED, partner & design principal, Little, Charlotte, NC
  • Tomas Jimenez-Eliaeson, AIA, LEED AP, partner & design principal, Little, Charlotte, NC
 

 
Tuesday, June 9
 
[T200] - NEURODIVERSITY AND WORKPLACE INCLUSIVITY
 
Tuesday, June 9 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
How can we design space that can help accommodate all and enable the neurodiverse and inclusive workforce? Our session will help answer this question for designers. We are living in a time of increased numbers and awareness about individuals with neuro-sensitives and special needs, such as ADHD. But these individuals can be high energy, risk-taking, good in a crisis and bold problem solvers. In our session, we’ll share opportunities to rethink the physical design of workplaces to improve the experience for neurodivergents. We’ll also explore the benefits of inclusive organizational and workplace design. [INTERMEDIATE] [OF] [WE]
 
  • Kay Sargent, ASID, IIDA, CID, LEED AP, WELL AP, director of workplace, HOK, Washington, DC
  • Pam Light, FIIDA, LEED AP, regional leader of workplace, interiors, senior principal, HOK, Culver City, CA
 

 
[T202] - TOP INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LESSONS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU BUY OR SELL A PRODUCT
 
Tuesday, June 9 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
When your business is running smoothly, intellectual property protection may feel unnecessary or complicated. Plus, the lack of immediate gratification makes it easy to look at the cost of the investment and put it off for another day. But failing to take the time to protect your trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and patents or to review your advertising materials before activating a campaign, could mean lost rights, costly disputes with competitors and customers, as well as investigations by regulators. This presentation will educate attendees working in the commercial design industry about some of the common pitfalls when companies fail to consider intellectual property rights. Plus, we’ll suggest ways to avoid these dangers. Besides showing attendees how to implement the best practices to protect their intellectual property, we’ll also show them how increase its value while simultaneously reducing the risk of costly disputes. [INTERMEDIATE][PD][INST]
 
  • Elizabeth Ferrill, partner, attorney, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, Washington, DC
  • Anna Naydonov, partner, attorney, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, Washington, DC
 

 
[T203] - THE DESIGN OF COMMUNITY - SENIOR LIVING TRENDS
 
Tuesday, June 9 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
It is no longer acceptable to segregate elders from the community. Given this, designers are faced with the challenge of incorporating the essence of senior living into the overall design of a community—at all scales. Our session will build on the current concept of senior living: their desire is to be part of a multigenerational community supporting the engagement of active, purposeful and meaningful living. The designers’ goal is to provide environments that encourage all individuals to maximize their abilities and positive outcomes. Our session will update the trends and provide the direction for senior living and the related healthcare marketplace from the following perspectives: health and wellness, sustainability, programming, care population, as well as the utilization of inclusive design principles. [INTERMEDIATE] [SH] [HC] [WE]
 
  • Jane Rohde, FIIDA, ASID, AIA, CHID, ACHA, LEED AP BD+C, GGA-EB, principal, JSR Associates, Inc., Catonsville, MD
 

 
[T204] - FLOORING PRODUCTS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
 
Tuesday, June 9 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
The proliferation of hard surface flooring and carpet products can create confusion as to what to use where, how to use it and why. With the claims for waterproof flooring and high performance, sound deadening characteristics and all kinds of marketing claims, how are you supposed to know what works best for your clients? This program will take you through the products in an objective, unbiased and independent format so you can make heads and tails of today's flooring offerings and options. [BASIC] [DS] [FC/R]
 
  • Lewis Migliore, president, LGM and Associates, Dalton, GA
 

 
[T205] - GETTING IN TUNE: MAKING THE MOST OF TUNABLE WHITE LIGHTING
 
Tuesday, June 9 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
LED lighting systems have expanded one of lighting design’s most important attributes, flexibility. LED systems offer improvements in color rendition, dimming capability, and enable new opportunities with tunable white and dynamic spectra lighting systems compared to previous technologies. LED lighting systems can meet the goals of designers, owners, and end-users in new ways that add value. These goals may be human well-being, aesthetic, or both. LED lighting systems can make the built environment more supportive of occupant comfort as well as accentuate elements of the architectural design. This session will use a variety of projects to discuss the science behind tunable lighting, best practices for its design, and commissioning considerations. [BASIC][FT][LT]
 
  • Craig Casey, IES, building science leader, Lutron Electronics, Coopersburg, PA
  • Andrea Wilkerson, IES, senior lighting research engineer, Pacific Northwest National laboratory, Portland, OR
 

 
[T206] - PAINT + PIGMENT: A PRIMER FOR SPECIFIERS
 
Tuesday, June 9 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
Color can inspire, calm or energize a space—and pigments play a crucial role in delivering a desired color and outcome to substrates. But pigments can do more than affect the aesthetic of the space, they can also provide desirable performance characteristics. This presentation will look to the past in order to provide insights into the foundation of color and how certain colors affect our mood, perception and decision-making. We will discuss how pigments affect the performance of the paint and ultimately, the satisfaction of the end-user—above and beyond color. Finally, we will address the practical application of specifying color today and explain how to determine the best paint system for your project. [BASIC] [RES] [FC/R]
 
  • Sue Wadden, director of color marketing, The Sherwin-Williams Company, Cleveland, OH
 

 
[T207] - YOUR GOLDILOCKS MOMENT: GETTING AMENITIES JUST RIGHT!
 
Tuesday, June 9 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
In our session, you’ll get to see how this fairy-tale character can help you, an adult designer. For starters, consider how optimizing employee experience is at the forefront of innovative workplace design. That said, so is providing just the right mix and quantity of office amenities is key to increased collaboration, connection and engagement. Given these concepts and scenarios, how do you quantify and plan these types of spaces without overdoing or underestimating? Hear from our panel of experts, as they share their perspectives on the changing landscape of work. To conclude, they will share quantitative and qualitative analyses that form the basis of 21st century decision-making in an industry that still references 20th century programming data and methodologies. Join us to see how this fairy tale has a happy ending. [INTERMEDIATE] [OF] [FC/R] [FM]
 
  • Cheryl Duvall, CID, FIIDA, LEED-AP, NCIDQ , regional consulting practice area leader, Gensler, Baltimore, MD
  • Laurent Myers, executive managing director, Savills USA, Washington, DC
 

 
[T208] - THE NEXT LEVEL OF PHYSICAL SPACE - MULTI-SENSORY EXPERIENCE DESIGN
 
Tuesday, June 9 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
When we hear the word connected environments, we tend to think about how we can control things with the touch of a button. However, how can good design drive experience—by disconnecting us from technology? Our session will provide exciting answers and solutions to this counterintuitive question. We’ll pivot off several design case studies, such as the design for an interactive wall of water, or a ceiling that simulates the sky, even syncing to music or your own heartbeat. We’ll discuss how these design elements would affect your experience of physical space and promote digital detachment. Our session will offer attendees the chance to rethink how they can incorporate these design tenets to stimulate creativity, honor mindfulness and digital disconnection, as well apply these ideas to the modern workplace. [INTERMEDIATE] [PD]
 
  • Noah Waxman, founder & head of strategy , Cactus, New York, NY
 

 
[T209] - THE EFFECTIVE GOVERNMENT WORKPLACE
 
Tuesday, June 9 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
The office environment for the federal workforce is undergoing radical change. Effective space reduction strategies, current agency utilization factors and how to plan for an open/mobile office that considers both collaboration and concentration will be discussed. Learn about low-cost / high-impact furniture solutions, in order to increase space density. Current and future technology is disrupting our work processes, work force and work place. Hear more about the programs, tools and expertise available to assist federal agencies plan for these changes. [BASIC] [OF] [PS] [INST]
 
  • Ronnie Bent, regional workplace executive, GSA, Chicago, IL
 

 
[T211] - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: PERSONAL GROWTH IN A CHANGING OFFICE ENVIRONMENT
 
Tuesday, June 9 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
The past three decades have witnessed an evolution in office layout, furniture, design and mainly, person/corporate/social interaction in the office. In this session, you will learn how to embrace these changes and stay at the forefront of what’s coming next. As the corporate relationships have changed, so has the office furniture and layout. Gone are the days of the traditional manager-employee relationship, taking panel systems and executive desks with it. New office layouts level the playing field and put collaborative decision making in the hands of people at all levels. A new emphasis on interpersonal and social skills has changed the landscape of professional communication. You’ll learn how to embrace the change and take risks as if you had the freedom to fail. It is the only way to drive innovation. [BASIC][DS][FT]
 
  • Doug Mockett, president/CEO, Doug Mockett & Company Inc., Manhattan Beach, CA
 

 
[T212] - CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION FOR INTERIORS
 
Tuesday, June 9 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
This presentation is to provide an overview of the construction administration associated with corporate interior architectural projects. From the preconstruction construction to the completion of the project, attendees will gain, an understanding of common project manager challenges and review what the General Contractor expect from the interior designer/architect. A checklist shall be provided of items to prevent unwanted change orders & RFI’s (request for information) as presented by a licensed architect. Attendees will gain an additional understanding of the teamwork required between the architect/interior designer and the General Contractor. Additionally, attendees will gain an understanding of construction administration process from the Initiate pre-construction conference with client to the monitor resolution of punch list items. [INTERMEDIATE] [FC/R] [FM]
 
  • Kevin Sneed, FAIA, IIDA, LEED BD+C, partner, OTJ Architects, Washington, DC
 

 
[T216] - THE ROLE OF INTERIORS FOR A ZERO CARBON FUTURE
 
Tuesday, June 9 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Sustainable design is key to the future—particularly for those of us who rely on carbon materials. Raising the bar in sustainable design requires collaboration among designers, manufacturers, as well as end-users. Our session will use the Zero Carbon Certification as a guide to explore the latest advancements in understanding low-embodied carbon materials. Launched in 2018, this is the world’s first certification program that allows project teams to be responsible for both operating and embodied carbon of their projects. [ADVANCED] [FC/R] [GR] [HSW] [WE]
 
  • James Connelly, LFA, vice-president, International Living Future Institute, Seattle, WA
 

 
[T217] - CREATING SPACES THAT EMPHASIZE A POSITIVE TRIANGLE OF CARE BETWEEN PATIENT, FAMILY AND CLINICIAN
 
Tuesday, June 9 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Our presentation focuses on using space to achieve optimum healing, as a multimodal environment for patients. We’ll accentuate the importance of creating sense of place for patient, family and caregivers from our case study. In fact, place is an integral part of treatment creating positive energy and dynamic interaction: patients need hope, confidence and diversions. Plus, flexibility and engagement are essential for healing. Parent places are also important. Our experts will show how careful thought is given to sleep areas, kitchens, laundry facilities, showers, storage and technology. In all facets, we’ll show, good design promotes the inoculation of stress in the experience of all users. [BASIC][HC]
 
  • Deborah Knast, associate, Stantec, Philadelphia, PA
  • Chesenia Burgos, NCIDQ, IIDA, interior designer, Stantec, Philadelphia, PA
 

 
[T220] - HOW TO TALK TO YOUR CLIENTS ABOUT GOING GREEN
 
Tuesday, June 9 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
As our clients increasingly want to go green, we designers need a strategy to talk with them about how best to do so. Join us as we employ evidence-based design, which reveals how materials and products used in interior spaces directly impact health/wellness of people, pets and the environment. You’ll learn to compellingly inform your clients with accuracy. Also, you’ll learn how to navigate the latest industry resources to ensure you have the knowledge, tools and foresight to make sustainable, healthy and informed decisions for building occupants, as well as to provide documentation for project accreditation submissions. Finally, you’ll discover how to become your client’s most trusted advocate by enhancing well-being through the use of healthy, sustainable materials. [INTERMEDIATE][GR][RES]
 
  • Joan Kaufman, FASID, LEED AP, director of design and project management, Interior Planning & Design, Inc., Naperville, IL
 

 
[T221] - DEFINING AND DESIGNING A SUCCESSFUL “FOURTH PLACE”
 
Tuesday, June 9 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Sometimes, it takes reality some time to catch up with a design theory. This session explores one important design theory, the concept of the Fourth Place. This term indicates a space typology that builds on concepts defined by Ray Oldenburg nearly three decades ago. Oldenburg defined three place-based typologies: the “first place” (home), “second place” (work) and “third place” (public). The Fourth Place is an environment that seamlessly combines all three functions. Due to a convergence of economic and cultural factors, including the changing nature of work, shifting values and an increasing openness to sharing arrangements, hybrid spaces are experiencing a sharp rise in demand. By examining relevant case studies, our research identifies the qualities shared by successful Fourth Place environments. Understanding the unique value of the Fourth Place, along with its historical context, will help to create meaningful places to live, work and play. [INTERMEDIATE] [OF] [INST]
 
  • Rebecca Milne, LEED GA, senior associate & board director, Perkins Eastman, New York, NY
  • Scott Fallick, associate AIA, LEED AP, architect, researcher and strategist, Perkins Eastman, New York, NY
 

 
[T222] - ENTER HERE: HOW TO IMPROVE DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION —AND PRESERVE THE CULTURAL RELEVANCE OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
 
Tuesday, June 9 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Our session relies on the latest research on diversity, equity and inclusion within the architecture and design industry. Join us as we examine why diversity continues to evade our community, how our firms are impacted, and finally, what this means for our spaces and end users. With the help of firsthand accounts from both clients and design professionals, we will discuss the growing importance of improving diversity in our fields, how diverse teams create more successful solutions for their clients, as well as the personal commitments we can each make to promote progress. [BASIC][PD]
 
  • Chris Stulpin, IIDA, chief creative officer, Tarkett, Coopersburg, PA
  • Cheryl Durst, FIIDA, executive vice president and CEO, International Interior Design Association, Chicago, IL
  • Gabrielle Bullock, FAIA, NOMA, IIDA, LEED AP, director of global diversity, principal, Perkins & Will, Los Angeles, CA
 

 
[T223] - 2021 CMG WORLD COLOR FORECAST - FROM BEYOND THE TELESCOPE TO UNDER THE MICROSCOPE
 
Tuesday, June 9 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
We designers have a color palette, but what cultural and social trends cause those colors to land on our palette. Our session will pivot from a case study shedding the light on the journey of one particular color, from forecasting through the market shelves. We’ll analyze the macro drivers influencing the 2021+ World Color Forecast. We’ll further examine the detailed evidence that drives a color to emerge in various industries worldwide while other forecasted colors may play only a supporting role. Our presentation will cast its nets worldwide, highlighting key color stories from North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific and how they support product designers as they go through the product planning and development phase. [INTERMEDIATE][PD]
 
  • Peggy Van Allen, designer and color anthropologist, Color Marketing Group, Cary, IL
  • Montaha Hidefi, MIB, PWAC, CMG, creative color consultant, , Guelph, ON Canada
 

 
[T224] - IT'S A BRAVE NEW WORLD! THE FUTURE OF BIOPHILIA IN TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN
 
Tuesday, June 9 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Our seminar addresses a crucial technology challenge: As technology continues to evolve and even dominate our environment, biophilic design has never been more critical. There is a recognized connection between human beings and nature, and now there are tangible metrics to support it. Retail stores have experienced a 40% increase in sales with the addition of skylights. Biophilic design is being applied in many different markets and product designs. This seminar will explore advancements in the integration of biophilic principles into design, materials, lighting and technology solutions. We will look at how it improves healthcare outcomes, our happiness and our longevity. We will review the economic advantages of Biophilia when applied to retail design. A more organic and human-friendly environment is crucial in today’s increasingly crowded and complex world. [INTERMEDIATE] [HC] [WE]
 
  • Janet Kobylka, NCIDQ, AAHID, EDAC, LEED AP, senior interior designer, Workplace Solutions, Dallas, TX
  • Deborah Fuller, RID, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, senior interior design manager, bkm Total Office of Texas, Dallas, TX
 

 
[T225] - BRANDED RETAIL FOR A TARGETED DEMOGRAPHIC
 
Tuesday, June 9 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
During this session, we’ll present a process in which a new prototype of retail space was designed with a specific demographic in mind. Then, we’ll examine the process that led to a prototype retail store design and a concurrent implementation of the retail kit-of-parts for a second store. Attendees will learn how the client arrived upon a target-user profile, as well as how this research informed the design concept. Expanding into a conceptual direction, we’ll also dive into how to get to one conceptual approach, or a blended conceptual approach. Then, we’ll discuss how the design team tailored their program towards a solution that would be flexible enough to accommodate change in a time of evolving retail demographics. Lastly, we’ll explore how establishing a target-user profile and designing within this flexible framework led to a unique, branded retail solution. [INTERMEDIATE] [RET]
 
  • Eileen Jones, IIDA, SEGD, AIGA, LEED AP, principal, branded environments global practice leader, Perkins & Will, Chicago, IL
  • Cary Lancaster, SEGD, project designer, branded environments, Perkins & Will, Chicago, IL
  • Brian Weatherford, SEGD, LEED AP, associate principal, branded environments, Perkins & Will, Chicago, IL
 

 
[T226] - FUTURE-SUSTAINABILITY: HEALTH AND WELLNESS DESIGN STRATEGIES FOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES
 
Tuesday, June 9 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
What is the latest development in sustainability that higher education planners, designers and administrators should be paying more attention to? Coming on the heels of Millennials, the growing GenZ student population expects vibrant campus environments that promote active, balanced lifestyles and foster mental health and wellness. Defined as core elements of sustainability, these trends will revolutionize how we design and operate educational facilities in which we live, learn and work. The presenters will review WELL and Fitwel applications for restructuring university campuses and facilities to increased occupant wellbeing, using new building standards that focus exclusively on the human health and wellness. The participants will review opportunities and barriers for implementing health and wellness-based design strategies within their own institutions. [INTERMEDIATE][GR][HSW][INST]
 
 

 
[T229] - RESEARCH TOOLS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW
 
Tuesday, June 9 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
With the proliferation of design research, designers want to know which tools best suit their clients’ needs. Our session lays out your most suitable options as a designer. In fact, designing offices so that people achieve their professional objectives requires information about users and how they work best, space-in-use experiences and expectations, as well as a range of other important topics. Also, research tools and technologies are evolving to meet the data needs of designers, but material about available research tools/technologies and how they are best used is difficult for both practitioners and researchers to obtain. In this session, our experts will discuss your options in a straightforward way. [INTERMEDIATE] [PD] [OF]
 
  • Ellen Bruce Keable, Associate AIA, workplace strategist, Jacobs, Dallas, TX
  • Brian Gilligan, high performance buildings expert, U.S. GSA, Washington, DC
  • Laura Malinin, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, EDAC, associate professor of interior architecture + design, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
 

 
[T230] - ARCHITECTURE LESSONS FROM CROW ISLAND: A MODERN MASTERPIECE OF DESIGN FOR CHILDREN
 
Tuesday, June 9 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
How does progress and innovation of a public school look, 80 years later? To answer this question, our session will draw a compelling picture of this innovative school, one designers may use as a practical model. Join us for an interactive discussion about this famous school that continues to inspire architects, educators, historians and designers, worldwide. Famous architects Eliel and Eero Saarinen, as well as furniture designer Charles Eames were the leaders in this endeavor. In this session, you’ll discover how the process of reimagining a new furniture program opened up a collaborative dialogue between educators, architects and historical stewards in honor of the enduring design of this national landmark school. [BASIC] [INST]
 
  • Beth Hebert, principal, retired, Winnetka Public Schools, Evanston, IL
  • Peter Brown, AIA, global head of design, Whittle School & Studios, New York, NY
  • Dina Sorensen, AIA, senior designer & research liaison, AIA Committee on Architecture for Education, Wasington, DC
 

 
Wednesday, June 10
 
[W302] - INTRODUCTION TO REGENERATIVE DESIGN: YOUR ROLE AS A DESIGNER FOR A THRIVING FUTURE
 
Wednesday, June 10 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
As design professionals, we are in the unique position of influencing natural and human environments. Therefore, we have a responsibility to make sure our influence fulfills its potential for sustainability and a thriving world. Attendees to this presentation will discover how regenerative design and the practice of systems thinking focuses on building their capacity to embark on that exploration. We’ll start by introducing regenerative design and its relationship to sustainability; next, we’ll explore how best to shift mindset for your practice and clients. Our session will also rely on examples of how regenerative design has been put into action and the tools to help you implement it in your own projects. Attending this session will help you bring regenerative design to the forefront to ensure that your design strives towards a sustainable and thriving future. [BASIC][GR][PD]
 
  • Susanne Angarano, ASID, principal, Ashley McGraw Architects, Syracuse, NY
  • Susanne Angarano, ASID, principal, Ashley McGraw Architects, Syracuse, NY
 

 
[W304] - HOW DOES HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY TRANSFORM THE WAY WE DESIGN OUR SPACES?
 
Wednesday, June 10 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
Health psychology has seen significant growth in the last 30 years. The intersection of medical wellness and social/behavioral factors has unlocked a new perspective for this profession. There is a meaningful interplay between architectural design and health psychology, yet this new field remains largely unnoticed. In this session, we will walk through the architectural design concepts inspired from health psychology research. Attendees will learn how health psychology transforms architects’ and designers’ mindsets, as they approach project design. They will also understand how creative spaces support human connection and caring. Lastly, the attendees will examine successful space designs for positive psychological and physiological results. [INTERMEDIATE][HC]
 
  • Hsiao Lin Hu, NCIDQ, IIDA, NCARB, design principal, interior discipline leader, SmithGroup, San Francisco, CA
 

 
[W305] - RETAIL NEXT: WHY BRICK AND MORTAR MATTERS MORE NOW THAN EVER
 
Wednesday, June 10 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
As 2020 shapes up to be another record year for store closures, many consumer-facing brands are preparing for the worst. Experiencing the quiet suffering of low expectations, retail brands are ready to pack up shop, sure that brick-and-mortar retail is a thing of the past. But what we’re seeing in sectors like retail banking is nothing short of a renaissance, with locations thriving in key areas. Through this session, we will show how the store environment is where brand experience comes to life, as we move from multi-channel to omni-channel to channel-less consumer experiences, all optimized through experience design. We will also share how consumer brands are capturing greater market share and leveraging perceived presence to their advantage through use of actionable insights and strategic deployment. Because with fewer overall stores, each one must mean more. [INTERMEDIATE][RET]
 
  • Juliet D'Ambrosio, senior director of strategy, Adrenaline, Atlanta, GA
 

 
[W306] - WHAT’S YOUR BEST PRICE? HOW TO BE A BETTER BIDDER AND IMPROVE YOUR BOTTOM LINE
 
Wednesday, June 10 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
The bid process is the primary vehicle used to procure design services and goods. Savvy designers, therefore, understand how important it is to keep up to date in with bidding tips, trends, best practices and lessons learned. This seminar will review the bid process from both sides of the fence: how to structure a comprehensive Request for Proposal (RFP) as well as how to craft the best response to one. We will explore bid practices for the U.S. government, educational institutions, healthcare systems, commercial projects and international work. Assembling a great bid package or being the successful bidder impacts your bottom line. This seminar will help you do both. [FM][PD]
 
  • Janet Kobylka, NCIDQ, AAHID, EDAC, LEED AP, senior interior designer, Workplace Solutions, Dallas, TX
  • Deborah Fuller, RID, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, senior interior design manager, bkm Total Office of Texas, Dallas, TX
 

 
[W307] - CREATIVE LIVING - SIMPLIFIED APPROACHES TO OUR OPENNESS
 
Wednesday, June 10 • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. While creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, it may also morph, based on situation and context. Attendees of this session will discover how inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere—and then fail to show up when we most need them. Furthermore, this type of thinking requires complex cognition, yet is completely distinct from the thinking process. This presentation espouses and illustrates key tools to open one’s perception, strengthen recall and expand the ability to apply innovative thinking to deliver creative solutions. Small and significant lessons will be presented that attendees can use throughout their daily life. There will be select number exercises which will directly engage the audience during the session. [GR][HOSP][PD]
 
  • Mark Mitchell, market leader, director of commercial and hospitality design, BSB Design, Charlotte, NC
 

 
[W310] - THE 21ST CENTURY CLASSROOM: A CASE STUDY IN COLLABORATION
 
Wednesday, June 10 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
With a new generation of students on campus, innovations in classroom design are supporting new ways of learning and teaching. Join us as we do a deep dive into a prominent case study focused on a design that combines a multitude of learning spaces all designed to foster student engagement and collaboration. You’ll learn how a holistic approach integrating architecture, interior design, sustainability, technology and furniture led to a new academic environment. [GR][INST]
 
  • Gail Wozniak, NCIDQ, LEED AP, associate, Solomon Cordwell Buenz, Chicago, IL
  • Monica Willemsen, AIA, LEED AP, associate, Solomon Cordwell Buenz, Chicago, IL
  • David Taeyaerts, associate vice chancellor of learning environments and campus architect, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
 

 
[W311] - USING TRANSITIONAL SPACES FOR STAFF RELIEF IN CRITICAL CARE UNITS
 
Wednesday, June 10 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
How might we reimagine the stressful environment of critical care units by introducing transitional spaces that promote staff relief as they perform multiple tasks? Attendees of our session will see how different types of transitions, such as a threshold at a nurse station, an anteroom for a patient room, as well as corridors that connect spaces can best introduce subtle changes in staff awareness and relief. The idea of a shift of reference points explains how transitional spaces work through a two-stage experience where the staff passes through a second setting that can release stress and provide relief. This new approach to healthcare design, using science and design, can make spaces both nurturing and effective. [INTERMEDIATE] [HC]
 
  • Avani Parikh, AIA, AAH , principal, Avani Parikh Architecture, P.C., New York, NY
 

 
[W312] - LED LAMPING FOR DECORATIVE LIGHTING MADE EASY
 
Wednesday, June 10 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Employing LED lamps in decorative luminaires has become pedestrian, but it can still be problematic and complex. Utilizing project experience, this presentation will demonstrate best practices and a comprehensive team approach to illustrate the process of LED lamp specification, integration with controls, as well as construction administration. Our presenters will discuss the properties of LED lamps, how they compare to traditional sources and their impact in hospitality environments. They will also review methods for ensuring specified lamps coordinate with the selected control system and discuss potential pitfalls. Finally, they will discuss onsite complications and solutions to various challenges. Join us to learn how to successfully complete your next decorative lighting project. [INTERMEDIATE][LT]
 
  • Shanna Olson, LC, MIES, architectural lighting leader, IMEG Corp., Chicago, IL
  • Maureen Castillo, Affiliate IIDA, senior lighting designer, IMEG Corp., Chicago, IL
 

 
[W313] - REVOLUTIONARY SCIENCE: SPARK FOR THE FUTURE
 
Wednesday, June 10 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
How do you design for a rapidly growing dynamic company? Will the values of a startup meet the needs of a large corporation? How can an office environment spark cutting-edge scientific innovation? Join us as we answer these pressing questions. We’ll demonstrate how the workplace can flex and evolve to support dynamic growth and inspire great scientific advancements. We’ll share the story and lessons of one organization’s growth from an idea to a large multi-faceted corporation, and how their workplace has adapted to support them while still embodying their founding values. Lastly, we’ll take a view from a design, facilities and end user perspective for a holistic picture of how planning and design can become the physical embodiment of a company’s culture. [INTERMEDIATE] [FM] [OF]
 
  • Caroline Bross, NCIDQ, IIDA, senior project designer, Jacobs, Philadelphia, PA
  • Jeannette Moser-Orr, NCIDQ, IIDA, facilities planner, Spark Therapeutics, Philadelphia, PA
 

 
[W315] - BIOPHILIC INTERVENTIONS IN WORKPLACE DESIGN
 
Wednesday, June 10 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Biophilic hypothesis suggests humans have an innate connection to nature in a way which may affect our health and productivity. Through our virtual reality study, we sought to understand the cognitive impacts as it relates to human performance and health. In our session, we’ll explore how the study looked to deeply understand the impact of biophilic interventions to more thoughtfully design spaces that create positive human experiences and enhance human performance and creativity. [INTERMEDIATE] [OF] [WE]
 
  • Heather Greene, NCIDQ, LEED AP, commercial studio leader, Stantec, Berkley, MI
  • Dr. Jin Yin, research fellow, department of environmental health, Harvard, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA
 

 
[W316] - EXTRAORDINARY EFFICIENCY: MAKING THE MOST OF A LITTLE
 
Wednesday, June 10 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
The most creative moments can often be found in the use of overlooked materials and overlooked spaces. Temporary and underutilized spaces are areas in which investment of time and money are limited. Similarly, common materials are often disregarded as too unattractive for featured spaces. Join us as we examine how, by allowing for exploration in material and context through digital and prototyping phases, we can efficiently and effectively transform spaces to main attractions. This session investigates areas of the design process that provide opportunities to find maximum creativeness in minimal circumstances. We’ll also explore real-world examples of such most-creative moments. [ADVANCED] [PD]
 
  • Jennifer Park, principal, Brininstool + Lynch, Chicago, IL
 

 
[W317] - STRENGTHENING CAMPUS COMMUNITIES THROUGH FOOD SERVICE DESIGN
 
Wednesday, June 10 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Food has always played a vital role in cultivating and building communities, especially within campus environments. And further, the design of such spaces where students, faculty and families meet regularly to break bread together is more involved than the selection of table and chair. This seminar will zero in on several crucial questions, such as how do we create spaces that support daily meals as well as food-centered activities/events for students, faculty, alum and visitors? And further, how can their interior design reflect each institution’s unique community, mission and identity while strengthening our connection with food, each other and our environment? This seminar will provide attendees with thoughtful, workable answers. Through case studies, we will explore the different ways to design for food service in campus settings and how each serves a specific function(s) while reflecting the communities they serve. [INTERMEDIATE] [FC/R] [INST]
 
  • Daniela Holt Voith, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, IIDA, founding partner, Voith and Mactavish Architects, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sennah Loftus, LEED AP BD+C, associate principal, Voith and Mactavish Architects, Philadelphia, PA
 

 
[W318] - DESIGNING FOR TRANSITIONAL CARE
 
Wednesday, June 10 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Imagine wellness as confidence-building, gardens as therapeutic places, as well as environments that integrate play, care and achievement. This scenario best describes Almost Home Kids. For this seminar, you’ll come to understand the underlying challenge—that children often spend too much time in acute care units within hospitals. And you’ll see how to successfully surmount this challenge: through the vision of Almost Home Kids, which is to reduce these hospital stays through offering transitional care in a home-like setting for children with complicated health needs and training for their families. For attendees, this session will highlight designing for transitional care through the conceptualization and development of a national turn-key building prototype for Almost Home Kids. Participants will gain insight on how this innovative project challenges healthcare norms by reducing reliance on traditional care models and breaking the cycle of hospital readmissions, which ultimately improves outcomes for these children and their families. [INTERMEDIATE] [HC] [WE]
 
  • Samantha Gotta, IIDA, senior interior designer, associate, Stantec, Chicago, IL
  • Alex Tsaparis, AIA, senior architect, associate, Stantec, Chicago, IL