Attending the 2018 AIA Conference? This year, we’ll be leading sessions on everything from resilient design to virtual reality. Below are more details on sessions where you can catch us. You can find the full schedule of conference events here.
Virtual Reality: How Three Firms Are Integrating It into Their Studios
Virtual reality (VR) tools have finally arrived, and they’re already beginning to impact the way architects design and communicate their built experiences. How can they use these tools to present—or even to design? How much should they charge?
In this interactive session, you’ll meet the technology leaders of three Boston-area firms who have been exploring and integrating this technology into their design practices over the last two years. You’ll get a chance to participate in demonstrations of their preferred hardware and software toolkits and walk away with a cheat sheet for how to begin integrating VR in your own practices.
Saturday, June 23 │ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The New School
Colin Booth, Assoc. AIA, Colin Booth Consulting
Ken Goulding, Principal, Sasaki Associates
David Hamel, 3D Visualization Manager, Payette
James C. Martin, Vice President, CIO, Shepley Bulfinch
Agents of Change: When Women Lead (ArchiTalk)
Throughout the architectural profession, more and more women are sitting at the leadership table, or at the head of that table. Hear from three different perspectives on what that leadership table looks like today and how they got there. What does increased leadership roles mean for women, and how have they changed their firms and the profession? How do they leverage their strengths to make a difference? Change within organizations can happen slowly and these leaders have been at the forefront, reshaping the firms and the practice of architecture. Learn from leaders who have carved paths to the top and hear how they hope to profession evolves in the future.
Thursday, June 21 │ 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Gabrielle A. Bullock, FAIA, Principal, Perkins+Will
Andrea Love, AIA, Principal / Director of Building Science, Payette
Karen E. Robichaud, Director of Creative Engagement, Payette
Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, Design Principal, Ross Barney Architects
International Practice for Small Firms
When you think of international practice, you likely think of large firms like Gensler and HOK, or architects with household names like Rem and Bjarke. But there are plenty of small firms that have been able to break into the global market and find success with international work. How do they do it?
In this moderated panel session, you’ll hear from representatives of three small firms that are winning and executing projects internationally. You’ll learn from their experiences regarding the risks and rewards of international work, marketing and winning projects, project delivery, and working across different cultures.
Friday, June 22 │ 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Javits Convention Center
W 35th Street & 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Mark Careaga, AIA, Associate Principal, Payette
David Croteau, AIA, President, Flansburgh Architects
Katherine W. Faulkner, AIA, Principal/President, NADAAA
Jinhee Park, AIA, Principal, SsD