2020 Agenda

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET

Sponsored CEU Session:

The Human Color Experience and Color Trends 2021

This course explores physical and emotional responses to color that shape our color preferences, in addition to insight on color trends with the Color Trends 2021 Palette and Color of the Year.

Sponsored by:

Benjamin Moore

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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET

Sponsored CEU Session:

Integrating More Sustainable Practices into the Design and Construction Process

Manufacturing companies are seeing an increased demand for sustainable products. This course discusses what drives the requests for sustainable products and how to incorporate sustainable choices within each step of the design and construction phases, including understanding what makes a product sustainable, what to look for when specifying a product and manufacturer, and how sustainable choices throughout the phases can have a positive impact on the construction project.

Sponsored by:

KOHLER

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12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET

Opening Keynote: Architecture and Urbanism at Every Scale

Jeanne Gang, Founding Partner, Studio Gang

Jeanne Gang, FAIA, is the founding principal and partner of Studio Gang, the Chicago-based architecture and urban design practice, with offices in New York, San Francisco, and Paris. Her Studio’s portfolio includes cultural centers that convene diverse audiences; public projects that connect citizens with ecology; urban and strategic framework plans that foster civic engagement; and high-rise towers that act as “good neighbors” by enhancing their surrounding urban contexts. In this presentation of both completed and ongoing work, she will illustrate how her work at every scale harnesses designs capacity to make positive change, whether by increasing access to and connection with the natural environment, shaping genuine vertical communities, or building on existing neighborhood assets foster greater equity and prosperity.

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1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET

Cities and Culture

Thomas Phifer, Founder, Thomas Phifer and Partners

Phifer is well known for his beautifully-detailed museum buildings, from Glenstone in Maryland to the Corning Museum of Glass in upstate New York to the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. In this talk, the architect will delve into the urban strategies he has deployed in twinning two new cultural buildings on a 22-acre site in the heart of Warsaw, expected to open in 2022: the Museum of Modern Art Warsaw and TR Warsawa Theater. One structure will be clad in white, the other in black, and both will provide public space for visitors within and between them.

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1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. ET

Innovation in Record Time Presentation: 

The Future of Opaque Facades

This course focusses on innovative applications of Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) in combination with Natural Stone, Terra-Cotta and Brick for architectural cladding, facade elements and entire curtain walls including windows

Sponsored by:

Hofmann

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1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET

 Break

During the break, watch two short videos on Pritzker laureate Balkrishna Doshi in connection with the exhibition “Architecture for the People”


 

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. ET

PANEL: Seeking Equity in Architectural Education

Three prominent educators from three very different institutions will debate how to bring greater diversity and inclusion to architectural education, in terms of students and faculty, as well as how to revise the curriculum to reflect a multiplicity of perspectives beyond the Western canon. Join Kwesi Daniels, head of architecture at Tuskegee University, the oldest architecture school of a historically Black college; Adrian Parr, dean of the 1,300-student strong College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington, where half the students identify as LatinX and African American; and Sunil Bald, the associate dean for curriculum and admissions at the Yale School of Architecture, as they discuss this vital topic.

Kwesi Daniels, Head of the Architecture Department, Tuskegee University
Sunil Bald, Associate Dean, Professor adjunct, and Director of the M Arch program at Yale University
Adrian Parr, Dean of the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, University of Texas at Arlington

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2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. ET

Designers Redesign Robotics

The leading theorist and critic, Carpo will present his ideas on the role of robotics and automation in contemporary architecture, by exploring the experimental work of Gramazio and Kohler, Achim Menges, and Gilles Retsin, among others.

Mario Carpo, Professor of Architectural History and Theory, the Bartlett School of Architecture, London

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3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET

Break

During the break, watch two short videos on Pritzker laureate Balkrishna Doshi in connection with the exhibition “Architecture for the People”


 
3:30 p.m.- 4:15 p.m. ET
Closing Keynote: A Conversation with Sir David Adjaye

The RIBA 2020 Gold Medal winner will talk about his global practice, from museum projects in the U.S. and the Holocaust Memorial in the U.K., to his expanding portfolio in Africa. With a growing practice in Accra, in addition to his offices in New York and London, the Ghanaian-British architect is making major contributions to culture on the continent, with the 5,000-seat National Cathedral of Ghana, the Benin Royal Museum and the Martyrs’ Memorial in Niamey, Niger, among other current works

David Adjaye, Principal, Adjaye Associates

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET

Sponsored CEU Session:

How Precast Builds: PCI Architectural Certification Program

This presentation discusses the purposes and benefits of construction and design certification programs, explains the effect of quality assurance on finished product quality, and describes the differences between various PCI certification categories.

Sponsored by:

ARMSTRONG

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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET

Sponsored CEU Session:

Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood and the International Building Code

This session is a discussion of fire-retardant-treated wood (FRTW) characteristics, examples in design and applications, and referenced sections in the International Building Code

Sponsored by:

HOOVER

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12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. ET
Opening Keynote: NATURE X HUMANITY

Over the past 200 years, humanity has become the dominant force in shaping the face of our planet. 2020 marks the crossover year when the anthropomass—the mass of the built environment—exceeds the biomass on our planet. Current building technologies and material practices are the main culprits, propelling us toward an inevitable future where we may be called upon to build shelter against ourselves. Projecting 200 years ahead: what are the values, knowledge and skills we must deploy to architect a future of synergy between the grown and the built environments?


Neri Oxman, CEO, OXMAN

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12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. ET

Panel: Equity, Access and Inclusion in Public Space

Mitchell Silver, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, and Justin Garrett Moore, director of the New York City Public Design Commission, will discuss the design tactics that can make urban space safer and more welcoming to all, by such initiatives as Parks Without Borders, improved signage and expanded uses. The discussion will look at streetscapes, the quality of design in public housing, and the “uneven geography” of cities and the privatization of public space that have historically limited access across racial and socioeconomic divides.

Mitchell Silver, Commissioner, New York City Department of Parks
Justin Garrett Moore, Director, New York City Public Design Commission

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1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET

Innovation in Record Time Presentation:

Responsive Architecture:  Reimagining The Customer Experience at The Armstrong Avenue

Understand rationale and approaches for design of resilient, healthy, adaptable spaces. 

Sponsored by:

ARMSTRONG

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1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. ET

 Break

During the break, watch two short videos on Pritzker laureate Balkrishna Doshi in connection with the exhibition “Architecture for the People”


 

1:45 p.m. - 2:25 p.m. ET

Panel: Architectural Education Goes Virtual

Two leaders in digital teaching and design will analyze the impact of remote learning during the COVID pandemic and look at how such adaptations could change architectural education going forward, with the potential for wider access and addressing inequalities. Martha Thorne, dean of the Madrid-based I.E. School of Architecture and Design, has deep experience in hybrid learning and practical applications for her students, while Branko Kolarevic, dean of architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, is bringing advanced tools of digital design to pedagogy, accelerating change and technological innovation in education.

Martha Thorne, Dean, School of Architecture, IE University, Madrid
Branko Kolarevic, Dean, College of Architecture and Design, NJIT

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2:25 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. ET

Cities and Culture

The Barcelona-based partner of Barozzi Veiga will explore his office’s acclaimed cultural architecture within the context of urban place making, in such projects as Musee Cantonal Des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne, boldly situated along railroad tracks, and the Tanzhaus Zurich, a performance space and dance school ingeniously tucked along the banks of the Limmat River. Though known for their elegantly rational architecture, the firm’s urban design skills clearly helped the architects land the commission to design a major transformation of the Art Institute of Chicago last year.

Fabrizio Barozzi, Principal, Barozzi Veiga

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3:10 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. ET

5-minute Stretch Break


 

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Closing Keynote: A Conversation with Frank Gehry

Known for the power of his architecture to transform cities and districts, from Bilboa to Prague to Paris, the architect, while continuing to build the inventive cultural and commercial buildings for which he is known, is turning again to the city that helped make his career over the last 75 years. In Los Angeles, a number of projects in his office are grappling with urban and environmental problems, and he is bringing his unique design sensibility, in surprising ways, to overlooked neighborhoods.  


Frank Gehry, Partner, Gehry Partners

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