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2015 Placemaking Deep Dive / © Dirk Wyse Photography

Hosted in San Francisco, a city recognized as a leading hub for innovative design leaders and thinkers, AIASF NEXT provides an opportunity to showcase cutting-edge ideas, projects, and practices that will impact the next generation of the architecture and design profession as well as the future of the built environment. Gathering the best and brightest in AEC for information sharing, conversation, and networking on the latest in place-making, business, design and technology, AIASF NEXT will be the platform to help you generate new clients, relationships, and business.


2017 CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS


The American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter (AIASF) is seeking experts to present at the 2017 NEXT Conference. NEXT will be held on June 1 and 2, 2017, in San Francisco, CA. AIASF is accepting presentation proposals in the categories of Design, Technology, and Business for the June 2 day of programming at SFAI. View the complete call for submissions here. Presentations for June 2nd will be accepted through the online portal below. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS       SUBMIT HERE

2015 SPEAKERS


Thomas Albright, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Aviad Almagor, Trimble Navigation
Tomas Alvarez, Beat Rhymes & Life
Lindsay Baker, Building Robotics
Ray Boyle, Our City Network
Scott Bryan, ImagineH2O
David Burney, AIA, Pratt Institute, Founder
Steven Burns, AIA, BQE Software
Kenneth Caldwell, Caldwell Communications
John Chiodo, Gallagher & Associates
Tim Colen, San Francisco Housing Action Coalition
Mallory Cusenbery, AIA, RossDrulisCusenbery Architecture
Kearstin Dischinger, SF Planning Department
Mark English, AIA, Mark English Architects
Hunter Franks, League of Creative Interventionists
Mark Jensen, AIA, Jensen Architects
Anisha Gade, Marksearch
Carol Galante, UC Berkeley, Professor of Affordable Housing + Urban Policy
Chris Garvin, Terrapin Bright Green
Ken Graven, Charles M. Salter Associates
Wally Gordon, AIA, Deems Lewis McKinley
Robert Hart, Author
Daniel Hernandez, NYC Housing Preservation + Development’s Office of Neighborhood Strategies
Lucia Jacobs, UC Berkeley
Mark Jensen, AIA, Jensen Architects
Rowan Roderick Jones, ARUP
Karen Kubey, Institute of Public Architecture
Clifton Lemon, Clifton Lemon Associates
Ilana Lipsett, Co-founder and Director, freespace
Amanda Loper, AIA, David Baker Architects
Sue Mark, Marksearch
William Menking, The Architect’s Newspaper
Mark Miller, AIA, MK Think
Richard Pollack, FAIA, Pollack Consulting
Michael Pyatok, FAIA, Pyatok Architects
Tracy Quinn, Natural Resources Defense Council
David Scheer, Autodesk
Rosa Sheng, AIA, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Emma Stewart, Autodesk
Michael Strogoff, FAIA, Strogoff Consulting
Elizabeth Tippin, Elizabeth Tippin Law
Amanda Walter, Walter Communications
Joan Williams, UC Hastings College of the Law
Jennifer Wolch, UC Berkeley, Dean College of Environmental Design
Mike Zuckerman, freespace

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2015 AGENDA


DAY ONE: THURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015
PLACEMAKING DEEP DIVE: PLACEMAKING AS A MOVEMENT

  • How can San Francisco leverage the International Placemaking Movement?
  • How can we further the bottom-up approach espoused by the Placemaking philosophy and better engage those who are not currently involved in these grassroots efforts?
  • What are the roles architects play in Placemaking and how can they better interact with other collaborators in the Placemaking community?

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015
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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2015 SPONSORS

 

                                                                                                                                            

 

 

           

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2015 COMMUNITY PARTNERS


                                                                                                 

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QUESTIONS


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