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Perkins+Will experts are on this move this month sharing their expertise on LEED Version 4, Resiliency, the Office of the Future, Transit Oriented Development, Rethinking the Medical Campus, and Net Zero buildings. We are well represented at leading industry events making five presentations at the 2014 Canada Green Building Council conference and two presentations at NeoCon. From Rome to Toronto to Chicago to New York, join our global thought leaders in conversations about trending topics and congratulate Peter Busby on his Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canada Green Building Council.

Tuesday, June 3
Peter Busby will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Canada Green Building Council conference in Toronto, Ontario and he will also present in a master speaker session. Peter will discuss the "The Changing Face of High Performance Design" and will explore the visual influence that high performance sustainable design has had on architecture and urban design with an eye toward the future.

Joyce Drohan, Gerrett Lim, and Kathy Wardle will also present at the 2014 Canada Green Building Council conference.

Joyce Drohan will present a session on “Urban Symbiosis: ‘Health – Mobility – Place.’' Joyce will review development trends of eco-communities including the Blatchford Redevelopment that connects nature, community, and history, optimizing relationships while developing renewable energies.

Gerrett Lim will speak on a panel titled “What Building Owners, Developers, and Managers Need to Know or Should Consider for LEED Version 4.” The panel will discuss how Version 4 will impact Canadian properties targeting certification in new construction and existing buildings, and they will move beyond the technical details offering valuable insights from experienced practitioners.

Kathy Wardle and Joyce Drohan will present a session on “Call to Action: Design for Well-being.” The presentation will demonstrate, through several case studies of Perkins+Will’s most recognized and ambitious sustainable urban design projects, how holistic sustainability initiatives can be seamlessly integrated with an urban environment focused on livability, walkability and community well-being as an overarching aim.

Wednesday, June 4
Ryan Bragg will speak at the 2014 Canada Green Building Council conference in Toronto, Ontario on “Two Perspectives on Sustainable Transit Oriented Development.” The presentation will use Marine Gateway, a mixed use, transit oriented development (TOD) in Vancouver, as a case study for sustainable commercial real estate assessed from the developer and the architect.

Jose Gelabert-Navia will present Perkins+Will’s international healthcare portfolio in a lecture at the Sapienza University in Rome, Italy. The presentation will include the firm’s healthcare work in Mexico, Ghana, and Kenya.

Thursday, June 5
Phil Freelon will participate in a discussion organized by Modern Atlanta about his design of the Center for Civil and Human Rights. The event will take place in the Atrium of the new Center in Atlanta, Georgia and Metropolis Magazine Editor-in-Chief Susan Szenasy will moderate a discussion on designing Atlanta's newest and world-class cultural center, the thinking behind the building's timely yet historically-significant content, and how collaboration happens on a major project with a complex set of demands.

Jason Harper will present "Rethinking the Medical Campus" during The Congress for New Urbanism's CNU22 conference in Buffalo, New York. Jason will share the case study of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) - a model of reinvestment and rethinking of the "medical campus" paradigm.

Harley Grusko and Santiago Diaz will present “Challenges of Prefabrication and Modularization” at the Canada BIM Council Regional Session in Vancouver, British Columbia. They will share the designer's perspective on the VanDusen Botanical Gardens project that outlines the use, benefits and challenges of prefabrication and/or modularization in the planning and building process.

Tuesday, June 10
Rachel Casanova, Jon Penndorf, and David Cordell will be speaking at NeoCon 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.

Rachel will present “A Case Study for building a Smarter Workforce through a Smarter Workplace.” Using Thompson Reuters as an example, Rachel will explore the valuable role of change management in transforming the workplace and identify the key players to engage in order to ensure success.

Jon and David will participate in the panel discussion “Trends & Themes: The Near And Far Future Of Workplace Design.” This presentation will discuss six themes that are forecasted to impact workplace design over the next generation.

Geeti Silwal will present “Taking Streets – Reclaiming the Streets for Public Life” at the International Making Cities Livable Conference in Portland, Oregon. In the wake of rapidly changing technology in the automobile industry, urban designers and planners, working with engineers need to rethink the fundamental role and image of our city streets.

Wednesday, June 11
Breeze Glazer will speak at the Agrion Disrupt 100+ conference in New York, New York. Breeze will present “Net Zero and Positive Energy Buildings: A Cost-Effective Framework”. This session will explore the technologies and incentives that will enable Net Zero and Positive Energy buildings to become the standard in sustainable design.

Deborah Rivers and Jeffrey Keilman will make a presentation on “Resilient Design” to the Boston Society of Architects' Committee on the Environment in Boston, Massachusetts. Deborah and Jeffrey will show how designers have responded to the challenge. The talk will include case studies of several projects including Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Floatyard.

Thursday, June 12
Rachel Casanova will participate in the Bisnow panel “Office of the Future” in New York, New York. Panelist will answer questions such as: How is working in the best environment going to change the world? Who is leading this brigade? Will co-working companies become the largest tenants in our country? What are the new solutions? What is the economy of ideas?

Friday, June 13
Gary McNay will present “George Mason’s New Exploratory Hall Learning Spaces” at the SCUP 2014 Mid-Atlantic Regional Symposium in Fairfax, Virginia. This workshop focuses current and future trends in learning spaces for higher education, not only from the design point of view but also assessment, budget, utilization, IT, and instructional design.

Wednesday, June 18
Suzanne Drake will present “LEED v4: LCA, EPDs, HPDs: Crossing the Innovation Adoption Chasm” at the United States Green Building Council’s Northern California Green Builder Conference in San Francisco, California. This session will briefly review the basics of LCAs, EPDs, & HPDs, and why they’re important.

Thursday, June 19
Gerry Tierney will participate in an “Urban Mobility Workshop: Public-Private Collaboration and Data Sharing”hosted by Agrion in San Francisco, California. Urban mobility experts will discuss data sharing between public and private sectors, and refining the models which interpret and forecast urban mobility trends.

Saturday, June 21
Doug Williams will present “So You Want to Produce iOS Apps For Your Firm? Things to Consider… From Our Four Year Journey” at the Revit Technology Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois. Doug will be discussing Perkins+Will’s four year journey of developing iOS Apps.

Wednesday, June 25
Jose Gelabert-Navia will be part of a panel at the AIA National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. Jose will discuss the "When Change Means Going International" during a session comparing international and domestic work.

Thursday, June 26
Brodie Stephens and Kathy Wardle will present at the AIA National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. Brodie will present during a session titled “Make Social Impact a Reality: Tools for a Rewarding and Resilient Pro Bono Program” and will address minimizing exposure to unusual legal or financial risks. Kathy will lead a session on “Net-positive Design: Creating Regenerative Buildings and Communities” discussing how to create structures that give back as much as they take. A tour of Perkins+Will-designed Rush University Medical Center, described by Chicago Tribune architectural critic Blair Kamin as "a major success as a work of architecture and urban design,” will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. leaving from McCormick Place.

Friday, June 27
Robin Guenther will give a keynote presentation at the AIA National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. Robin will take a deep look into the design, decisions, and direction of resiliency for the next decade.

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