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JUNE 1 + 2  2017

SAN FRANCISCO

Now, more than ever, our world is changing. The rapid advancement of technology paired with globalization and uncertainty of the climate future is disrupting how we will work and live. How we design and make things will be drastically different with what we know today.

 

In the new economy, we will leverage new skills as architects and allied professionals to gain relevance - where empathy and engagement shapes how we design and practice - anticipating, adapting, and innovating the built environment to improve our quality of life and success for all.

 

AIASF NEXT: Evolution 2017 will be the forum for this vital conversation and showcase the work and Thought Leadership of the AEC Industry’s best ideas to move us forward. Join us for this intimate and unique day of learning and networking with the leading design professionals at the forefront of the movement.



2017 CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Keynote: John Cary, Author, "The Power of Pro Bono: 40 Stories about Design for the Public Good by Architects and Their Clients"

Ibrahim Almufti, SE, PE, Arup

John Andary, PE, LEED AP, Integral Group

Neil Bulger, PE, LEED AP, Integral Group

Carrie Byles, FAIA, LEED, AP BD+C, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Mallory Cusenbery, AIA, RossDrulisCusenbery Architecture, Inc.

Paul De Freitas, SF Public Works

Sam Dodge, SF Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing

Stephen Epstein, MBA, Strogoff Consulting, Inc.

Ruth Fox, Prospect Silicon Valley

Jennifer Friedenbach, Coalition on Homelessness

Lisa Iwamoto, Iwamoto Scott Architecture

Garrett Jacobs, Open Architecture Collaborative

Jason Kelly Johnson, California College of the Arts / Future Cities Lab

Patrick Kennedy, Panoramic Interests

Julia Laue, AIA, SF Public Works

David Lehrer, LEED AP, CBE, UC Berkeley

Adam Marcus, AIA, California College of the Arts / Variable Projects

Marsha Maytum, FAIA, LEED AP, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

Erin McElroy, Anti-Eviction Mapping Project

Angela McKee, SF Unified School District's Future Dining Experience

Corrie Messinger, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc

Ken Montgomery, Design Tech High School

Christopher Orsega, AIA, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Richard Pollack, FAIA, Pollack Consulting

Cole Roberts, PE, LEED AP, WELL AP, Energy & Sustainability Leader, Arup

Stanley Saitowitz, Stanley Saitowitz / Natoma Architects

Doron Serban, Academy of Art University School of Architecture

Jessica Elizabeth Sheehan, Transportation Public Health Link

Rosa Sheng, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

David Shook, PE, LEED, California College of the Arts / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Sameena Sitabkhan, Academy of Art University

Richard Stacy, FAIA, Leddy, Maytum, Stacy Architects

Michael Strogoff, FAIA, Strogoff Consulting, Inc.

Ming Thompson, AIA, Atelier Cho Thompson

Douglas Tom, FAIA, TEF Architecture and Interior Design

Fei Tsen, Windflower Properties

Deanna Van Buren, Designing Justice Designing Spaces

Jack Verdon, AIA, Principle, Verdon Architects

Matthew Vitti, AIA, LEED AP, TCA Architects

Vanna Whitney, AIA, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

 

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2017 AGENDA

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DAY ONE: THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2017 | CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS, 350 KANSAS STREET
NEXT/EVOLUTION SYMPOSIUM: MANY PATHS HOME

Join us for this half-day symposium with the Mayor's Office on Homelessness, homeless care advocates, and design professionals to discuss the state of Homelessness in San Francisco, how good design can play an import role in response homelessness, and how the design community can get more involved to help solve one of the city’s great challenges.


FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017 | SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE, 800 CHESTNUT STREET
DESIGN TRACK: CREATIVE INNOVATIONS IN DESIGN

  • What sources of inspiration drive your creative process?
  • What key elements in the creative process lead to successful execution of design projects?
  • How does the value of architecture and architects get amplified in the collaborative design process?
  • How are designers and architects’ conceptions and visions effectively translated into great projects?
  • What are some current and future trends impacting the design process?

TECHNOLOGY TRACK: SHAPING THE FUTURE

  • What technological challenges will impact architects and designers related to drawings and software?
  • What cutting edge technologies exist that can be applied to architectural design as well as communication about design?
  • Where will the need to apply new technologies come from – the desire to innovate design or the desire to meet codes?
  • What are the latest developments and trends related to residential and commercial buildings?
  • How might alternative energy sources, like solar power, impact our work as designers?

BUSINESS TRACK: BEST PRACTICES IN GROWING AND MANAGING YOUR FIRM

  • What are the key factors in running a successful design practice?
  • How will technology enable creative staffing and how can architects more effectively manage a mobile team?
  • What role will/does social media play in architecture and design and how can it be leveraged to gain business?
  • How can an architecture firm or sole practitioner grow in a rapidly changing economy? What are the trends impacting the design profession and how do they affect a successful business?
  • What tools are critical to recruiting and managing staff and encouraging collaboration effectively?
  • How can an architecture firm or sole practitioner ensure that staff has the social, presentation and client management skills needed to make a business successful?
  • Contract negotiations, budgeting, marketing, hiring, firing, employee benefits, transitions, building a team – what are key tools to use in each of these fundamental areas?

 

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


In addition to participating as a session presenter, partnering with AIA San Francisco as a conference sponsor is a great way to maximize your outreach to the conference audience!

Please contact AIASF Sponsorship + Partnership Manager Kendra Adams with any sponsorship inquiries.

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