Calendar of Events

Thu 10.04.2012

Architectural Record's Innovation Conference 2012

When: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM THURSDAY, ARCHTOBER 4

Where:The McGraw-Hill Companies Corporate Headquarters, McGraw-Hill Auditorium, 1221 Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue, between 48th and 49th Streets), 2nd Floor Amphitheater New York, NY 10020

Architectural Record’s Innovation 2012 Conference celebrates its Tenth Anniversary!  This year’s conference will highlight the profession’s top innovators, most influential new projects, and groundbreaking achievements in super-tall, super-efficient and super-smart buildings.

This full-day event will also include a fast-paced session featuring architects discovered by Architectural Record in its annual Design Vanguard issue.  A select group of these talented architects will show their most innovative current work as they shape the future of the profession.

Attendee Fees
- Earlybird Registration Fee before Sept. 14, 2012: $395.00
- Standard Registration Fee after Sept. 7, 2012: $495.00
AIA, AIANY, Architectural League NY, CTBUH, SMPS, Skyscraper Museum members: $295.00
- $50 discount for 4 or more additional registrants from the same organization

Three ways to register:
- Register online here
- Email or fax this form to 212 904-2548:
- Call Amy Katz (800) 371-3238

: 5.25 HSW CEHs

Preliminary Program

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM – 9:10 AM

Program Welcome & Introduction

Cathleen McGuigan - view bio »
Architectural Record

9:10 AM – 9:40 AM

Keynote Address

Jeanne Gang, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP - view bio »
Principal & Founder
Studio Gang Architects

9:40 AM – 9:55 AM

Innovation in Record Time Presentation

David Robinson - view bio »
Director of Automation

9:55 AM – 10:25 AM Networking & Refreshment Break
10:25 AM – 11:25 PM

Ten Years of Innovation: Design

We will look at some of the most important design innovations of the past decade and see how they are evolving to meet future needs.

Suzanne Stephens - view bio »
Deputy Editor
Architectural Record

Brandon Haw - view bio »
Senior Partner
Foster + Partners

Sheila Kennedy, AIA
Kennedy & Violich Architecture, Ltd.

Stephen Kieran, FAIA - view bio »
Founding Partner

11:25 AM – 12:25 PM

Ten Years of Innovation: Technology

We will look at some of the most important technological innovations of the past decade and see how they are evolving to meet future needs.

Joann Gonchar, AIA, LEED AP - view bio »
Senior Editor
Architectural Record

Kent Larson
Principal Research Scientist
MIT Media Lab

Stephen Selkowitz
Department Head
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Dennis R. Shelden, AIA - view bio »
Chief Technology Officer
Gehry Technologies

12:25 PM – 12:40 PM

Innovation in Record Time Presentation

Forestry Innovation Investment Ltd.

12:40 PM – 1:40 PM

Networking Luncheon

1:40 PM – 2:40 PM

Design Vanguard Architects in Record Time

Since 2000, Architectural Record has featured in its annual Design Vanguard issue the most talented emerging architects from around the world. Many of these firms—including Jeanne Gang, David Adjaye, SHoP, Bjarke Ingels, Alejandro Aravena, and Qingyun Ma—have now established themselves as major players in the architectural profession while others are in the process of doing so. This session will give a group of Vanguard architects the chance to quickly show what they are working on now and talk about what they are doing to maintain their design edge.

Clifford A. Pearson - view bio »
Deputy Editor
Architectural Record

Eric Bunge, AIA

Jennifer Luce
Luce et Studio

Sebastian Schmaling, AIA, LEED AP - view bio »
Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Marc Tsurumaki
LTL Architects

2:40 PM – 2:55 PM

Innovation in Record Time Presentation

2:55 PM – 3:25 PM

Networking & Refreshment Break

3:25 PM – 4:25 PM

Supertall Case Studies: Technique, Practice & Design

This panel will examine the challenges of designing “supertall” skyscrapers—that is, skyscrapers over 1,250 feet tall—the height of the Empire State Building. Speakers include the “cloud club” of architects involved in buildings such as Burj Khalifa in Dubai, Shanghai World Financial Center and the projected Kingdom Tower in Jeddah. The discussion will focus on various aspects of design and engineering, specifically with respect to wind turbulence, soil conditions, structure, vertical circulation and energy use. Above all is the ultimate challenge: how to design a tower that engages the people of a particular place functionally, aesthetically and urbanistically—whether abroad or in North America.

Carol Willis
The Skyscraper Museum

William F. Baker, PE, SE, FASCE, FIStructE - view bio »
Structural & Civil Engineering Partner
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Gordon Gill, AIA - view bio »
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

William Pedersen, FAIA FAAR - view bio »
Vice Chairman
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

4:25 PM – 4:55 PM

Keynote Address

Francis Kéré - view bio »
Francis Kéré Architecture

4:55 PM – 5:25 PM

Closing Keynote

David Adjaye OBE - view bio »
Founder & Principal Architect
Adjaye Associates

5:25 PM – 5:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Laura Viscusi - view bio »
Architectural Record

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Cocktail & Networking Reception

7:00 PM

Conference Concludes


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