The Forum will offer:

  • over 30 accredited continuing education programs and tours

  • compelling keynote sessions featuring nationally/internationally recognized industry leaders

  • a three-day expo

  • multiple opportunities to network and socialize with leaders in the building and design professions

MICHAEL FORD, NOMA, Assoc. AIA
BrandNu Design/Hip Hop Architecture

Thursday Afternoon Keynote

Founder of BrandNu Design and creator of the Hip Hop Architecture Camp, an initiative evolved from years of research that began with Ford's graduate thesis. The camp aims to increase minorities in architecture and urban planning.

DAMON RICH
Hector

Thursday Morning Keynote

2017 MacArthur Fellow, Damon Rich is an urban design, planning, and civic arts practitioner and partner at Hector Design. He formerly served as planning director and chief urban designer for Newark, NJ.

PAULA SCHER
Pentagram

Wednesday Afternoon Keynote

Paula is a principal at the distinguished international design consultancy, Pentagram. She has served on the Public Design Commission of the City of New York from 2006-2015 and is a recipient of the National Design Award for Communication Design.

MATTHEW KREILICH, FAIA
Snow Kreilich

Friday Keynote

As design principal at Snow Kreilich Architects, Matt provides his design leadership on all the firm's projects. The firm is AIA's 2018 Firm Award winner, an honor that recognizes a practice that consistently has produced distinguished architecture for at least 10 years.

TOSHIKO MORI, FAIA
Toshiko Mori Architect

Wednesday Morning Keynote

Toshiko is principal of Toshiko Mori Architect, PLLC and the Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where she was the department chair from '02-'08.

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Conference Schedule

7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Breakfast BOK Boy's Gym + Hallway

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Keynote Presentation: Toshiko Mori BOK Auditorium 1 AIA CES LU

Presented By

Toshiko Mori Architect, PLLC: Toshiko Mori

Toshiko is principal of Toshiko Mori Architect, PLLC and the Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where she was the department chair from '02-'08.

Keynote

BOK Auditorium

Basics of Architectural Photography and Video 1.5 AIA LU

Presented By

Jeffrey Totaro Photographer: Jeffrey Totaro

Come and learn the basics of architectural photography in this hands-on seminar hosted by architectural photographer Jeffrey Totaro. We’ll discuss and demonstrate the use of different camera systems and techniques to make your website and social media more compelling.

Photography
Interactive Programming

Room 513

Challenge Accepted… the AIA 2030 Commitment and the 2030 Challenge. A pathway to carbon neutral buildings. 1.5 AIA LU (HSW), 1.5 APA Credits

Presented By

HOK: Brian Smiley
Kieran Timberlake: David Hincher
DIGSAU: Jeff Goldstein
AKF / In Posse, Engineers: Aaron Dahlstrom
WRT: Kristen Suzda

The 2030 Challenge is a voluntary program for design firms to track and report project energy reduction with the goal of having their entire portfolio achieve carbon neutrality by 2030. Find out how firms of all sizes are accepting the challenge, changing the way they work, and improving their practices.

Sustainability

Room 514

Health and Wellness in the community 1.5 AIA LU

Presented By

Francis Cauffman: Americo Crincoli, Kelly Miller, Denise Thompson

This program will combine an overview of the Healthcare Anchor Network program in New Jersey as well as a hands-on charrette to design a fictitious community health center.

Healthcare

Room 515

The Human Connection: Bring Your Presentations to Life! 1.5 AIA LU

Presented By

Graceworks: Rich Swingle, Freedom Finder

Want to raise your shortlist interview hit rate? Want more confidence when you speak? Strengthen your presentation skills in this Graceworks’ workshop. Through teaching, discussion and theatre exercises, you’ll learn to:

  • Connect with your audience
  • Drop nervous habits
  • Prepare & practice
  • Make technical material interesting
Marketing

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Philadelphia Museum of Art Core Project Construction Tour BOK Tour Departure 1.5 AIA LU (HSW)

Presented By

Keast & Hood: Dean Doukakis, Alex Stadel, William Schaeffer, William Childers, Jay Taylor

The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s transformative Core Project is a multi-phased, $196 million campaign to create new public space within the existing footprint and add 23,000 SF of gallery space. Tour attendees will get a look at the construction currently underway and the challenges of working within the landmark building.

This tour takes place at the Philadelphia Museum of Art which requires 30 minutes of travel time. 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Shuttle transportation will be provided from BOK.


PLEASE NOTE: Tour departs BOK promptly at 9:15 AM. Please arrive at tour departure area no later than 9:05 AM.

Tour

9:45 AM - 12:25 PM

Practice Innovation + Small Firms Workshop Room 2.5 AIA LU

Presented By

Stanev Potts Architects: Petra Stanev, Principal
Moto Designshop: Eric Oskey, RA, Partner
WRT, LLC and [Jamb] Collective, LLC: Jared Edgar McKnight, Assoc. AIA
DIGSAU: Mark Sanderson, Principal
PJA Architecture and [Jamb] Collective, LLC:  Christian Jordan, Principal | Co-Founder

The YAFs Practice Innovation Lab brought together 60 innovative thinkers working as teams to envision and pitch new practice models aimed at “disrupting” the profession. This session will present a summary of ideas and trends in thinking that emerged, as well as the perspective of small firm leaders in Philadelphia.

Firm Management + Practice

Room 515

A Skyline Approach: 360-Degree Communications Campaigns for Modern Developers & Designers 1 AIA LU

Presented By

Saint-Gobain: Carmen Ferrigno, Vice President of Communications
Brownstein Group: Laura Emanuel, APR, Director of Public Relations
Philly Magazine: Sandy Smith, Home and Real Estate Editor
Curbed Philly: Anna Merriman, Editor

Amidst booming RE development, you need to leverage your projects that are shaping skylines. However, this takes more than distributing a press release; it demands integrated communications campaigns that make an impact on all your stakeholders. This panel will explore a range of paid, owned and earned media considerations, including social media and even insider tips from the reporters themselves.

Marketing

Room 513

Developing an “open architecture” urban campus for the nation’s 250th anniversary in Philadelphia 1 AIA LU, 1 APA Credit

Presented By

USA 250: Danielle DiLeo Kim, AIA; Tim Peters, AIA

USA250 and KieranTimberlake will present an aspirational proposal for Philadelphia to host the nation and world in 2026. We will share concepts for an inclusive, sustainable, and flexible campus situated amidst the region’s rich cultural and constructed assets. Presentation followed by a discussion to gather feedback and solicit ideas.

Urban Design

Expo Hall

I’ll take “Pennsylvania Energy Code Breakdown” for $400, Matt 1 AIA LU (HSW)

Presented By

The Lighting Practice: Matthew Fracassini, MIES, LEED AP BD+C, Project Manager

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has updated their energy codes to meet efficiency and sustainability goals. How will these changes impact design? Learn about the increasing complexity of lighting energy codes and strategies to balance energy efficiency with the best lighting quality. Then test your knowledge in a game of trivia.

Codes

Room 514

Windows - A Look at Sustainable Preservation 1 AIA LU

Presented By

BLT architects: Sherman Aaronson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Associate

A big challenge in coming years is to improve existing buildings to address climate change and energy conservation. Our older buildings need special care for their historic value. We should consider all options when making change, especially for windows that may be integral to performance and to preservation.

Sustainability

11:25 AM - 12:25 PM

Now In Session: A Tour of Drexel Law’s New Kline Institute of Trial Advocacy BOK Tour Departure 1.5 AI LU (HSW), 1 APA Credit

Presented By

Acentech: Jay Tackett; Terence Tyson; Lawrence McIntyre

Graduate schools are in a constant race to offer the most advanced, most innovative spaces to attract the best talent. Drexel University’s newly unveiled Thomas R. Kline Trial Advocacy Center is a perfect example of how to push a traditional area of study into the 21st century.

This tour takes place at the Thomas R. Kline Trial Advocacy Center which requires 15 minutes of travel time. Drexel University, 100-118 S 12th Street. Shuttle transportation from BOK will be provided.


PLEASE NOTE: Tour departs BOK promptly at 11:10 AM. Please arrive at tour departure area no later than 11:00 AM.

Tour

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch BOK Boy's Gym + Hallway

1:35 PM - 4:00 PM

Architectural Glass Boot Camp: Storefront Workshop Workshop Room 2.5 AIA LU (HSW)

Presented By

AGI: Stephanie Staub, Director of Marketing
Finishing Trades Institute: Joe McGee, Glazing Apprenticeship Coordinator; Matthew Fox, Glazing Instructor

The Architectural Glass Boot Camp Storefront Workshop is pure hands-on fabricating of a center set, flushed glazed storefront system. Though interactive discussion, comparisons to curtain wall assemblies will be highlighted and best practices related to screw spin assembly, sill preparation, perimeter sealant application and water deflector installation are discussed.

Interactive Programming

Expo Hall

Bresslergroup: A Case Study for the Design of an Interdisciplinary Innovation Lab 1 AIA LU

Presented By

Stanev Potts Architects: Stephan Potts, AIA, Principal
Bresslergroup: Andrew Weiman, PE, Partner

Bresslergroup is a design consultancy and innovation lab that merges design strategy, user research, industrial and interaction design, and electrical and mechanical engineering in one high tech firm. They turned to Stanev Potts Architects to develop a space for their work inside an early 20th century industrial building.  A case study in approaching interdisciplinary innovation and cross-collaborative environments, this presentation will focus on what Bresslergroup does, how the project team approached designing a space that reflected their needs, and how the new space has transformed their work.

 

Technology

Room 515

Collaborative Commissioning 1 AIA LU

Presented By

Horizon Engineering Associates, LP: Michael Palumbo, CCP, Senior Project Engineer; Robert Golda, Building Envelope Associate
LF Driscoll: Tom Anderson, Project Manager
Abington Jefferson Health : Charles Kluge, Jr., CHFM, Assistant Director, Plant Operations

Behind every successful project is a collaborative team, the role of the Cx provider brings to the forefront the need for all vested parties, including building owners, construction managers, architects and engineers, to work together to ensure that the project meets or exceeds the expectations for all parties.

Sustainability

Room 513

Concrete Expression: Exploring an infinitely complex material 1 AIA LU (HSW)

Presented By

KieranTimberlake: Tim Peters, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C; Peter Curry; Eli Allen, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Rachel Stoudt, LEED AP BD+C

KieranTimberlake will discuss the innovative use of concrete at Pendleton West, a new art and music center at Wellesley College. The project is a catalog of difficult technical construction techniques and details executed poetically through a process of research and prototyping, contractor mock-ups, and on-site collaboration.

Materials

Room 514

Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia: Designing for infill affordability 1 AIA LU (HSW), 1 LA CES Credit

Presented By

Habitat for Humanity: Tya Winn, NOMA, Director of Project Planning
ISA: Kara Medow, AIA, Studio Director
Cornerstone Consulting Engineers: Leslie Cunningham, PE, Engineering Project Manager

Join staff from Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia and ISA to learn about the 20 unit homeownership project in the Sharswood community of North Philadelphia.  The project incorporates affordability, stormwater management and green building techniques while employing innovative design in a neighborhood undergoing change and revitalization. 

Community Design

1:40 PM - 3:40 PM

30th Street Station Facade Restoration Project Tour BOK Tour Departure 2 AIA LU (HSW)

Presented By

Amtrak: Ajith Bhaskaran, Edward Gerns, George Bryant, Don Seefeldt

The presentation will describe the planning, design, and construction of the 30th Street Station Facade Restoration Project to date and discuss the challenges encountered and the innovative solutions devised by the project team.

This tour takes place at 30th Street Station which requires 20 minutes of travel time.
2955 Market Street, Philadelphia. Shuttle transportation will be provided from BOK. 


PLEASE NOTE: Tour departs BOK promptly at 1:20 PM. Please arrive at tour departure area no later than 1:10 PM.

The final portion of this tour will include an active construction site. This tour includes walking on the scaffold to see the work underway. There will be a tour from the ground and from the interior for people who are unable or do not want to go on the scaffold. Waiver forms will be provided to all participants. A signed Waiver, along with hard-soled closed-toe shoes and appropriate clothing are required. Hard hats and vests will be provided.

Tour

2:35 PM - 2:55 PM

Afternoon Break BOK Boy's Gym + Hallway

Room 513

How We Can Do Better 1 AIA LU (HSW)

Presented By

Bright Common: Jeremy Avellino, Founding Principal; Amanda Bonelli, Project Architect

We will present, discuss, and compare two recently completed zero-energy ready homes, single-family and duplex, in urban infill sites in Philadelphia. We will discuss the specifics of each project and what we have learned about the viability and challenges of building zero-energy ready homes in urban infill sites.

Sustainability

Room 514

Shhhhh...There's a Playspace in the Library! 1 AIA LU, 1 LA CES Credit

Presented By

DIGSAU: Jeff Goldstein, AIA, Principal; Rebecca Braun, Lead Project Designer
Studio Ludo: Meghan Talarowski, Director
Free Library of Philadelphia: Joel Nichols
Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse: Kate Medow, AIA, Director of Community Programs & Fun

As a part of a citywide initiative to make Philadelphia more playful, Playspaces have been introduced to three neighborhood branches throughout the city. With input from expert architects, fabricators, play advocates, researchers, and library users young and old, these Playspaces aim to create rich, interactive play environments for their patrons.

Case Study

Room 515

Where it Rains It Can Flood: Let’s Prepare Philly 1 AIA LU, 1 APA Credit

Presented By

Michael Baker Interenational, Inc: Sarah Bowen, AICP, PP, CFM, Director, Planning & Environmental Services
City of Philadelphia, Licenses & Inspections: Josh Lippert, APA, ASLA, CFM, Floodplain Manager

Floodplain management and mitigation is an essential component of safe, resilient and responsible building. Flooding is not limited to the floodplain and is projected to increase in frequency and intensity due to climate change. Learn requirements, recommendations, and opportunities plan and build to mitigate the impact of flooding.

Technical

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Keynote Presentation: Paula Scher BOK Auditorium

Presented By

Pentagram: Paula Scher

Paula is a principal at the distinguished international design consultancy, Pentagram. She has served on the Public Design Commission of the City of New York from 2006-2015 and is a recipient of the National Design Award for Communication Design.

Keynote

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

DesignPhiladelphia Kick-off Party BOK Bar + Girl's Gym Exhibition Hall

Presented By

Center for Architecture and Design

7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Keynote Presentation: Damon Rich BOK Auditorium 1 AIA CES LU

Presented By

Hector: Damon Rich

2017 MacArthur Fellow, Damon Rich is an urban design, planning, and civic arts practitioner and partner at Hector Design. He formerly served as planning director and chief urban designer for Newark, NJ.

Keynote

Room 515

Amazing Things are Happening Here! 1.5 AIA LU, 1.5 APA Credits

Presented By

Ballinger: Erin Cooper, Don Semler, Shawn Billiard

The David H Koch Center is NewYork-Presbyterian’s pioneering project in ambulatory care. Opened in April, the 740,000 SF facility includes surgery, interventional radiology, and endoscopy procedures in standardized rooms. This session includes a case study of the building and the design process used by the Philadelphia firm, Ballinger. Strategies include the use of 3D printed miniature models and collaboration with other firms.

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Healthcare

Room 513

Design Like it Matters: Do Rating Systems Really Work? 1.5 AIA LU (HSW)

Presented By

Re:Vision: Scott Kelly, AIA, LEED Fellow, Principal; Kristie Kozenewski, LEED AP O+M, BD+C, CPHC, WELL AP, Studio Director

Andropogon: Jason Curtis, PLA, Sites AP, LEED AP, Associate; Jose Alminana, Principal

Sustainability rating systems tend to either draw ire or excitement. Join us to review the historical context, focus areas, components and real-world examples of success, hindsight moments and challenges of three such rating systems, LEED, SITES and Living Building Challenge (LBC).

Sustainability

Room 514

Integrating Public Art into Architecture 1.5 AIA LU

Presented By

Heckendorn Shiles Architects: Matthew A. Heckendorn, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, Principal
Meg Saligman Studios: Meg Saligman, Artist

Public art often lands as a relative afterthought within architectural design. Spanning eleven years, Meg Saligman and Matt Heckendorn have collaborated on a series of projects, wherein Public Art has been integrated into the base project design and construction. These projects provide a new model for Art & Architectural collaboration.

Community Design

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Discover the Discovery Center Tour BOK Tour Departure 1.5 AIA LU (HSW), 1.5 LA CES Credits

Presented By

DIGSAU: Jules Dingle, Principal
Ground Reconsidered: Julie Bush, Principal
Audubon PA: Keither Russell, Program Manager
Philadelphia Outward Bound: Interim Executive Director

This groundbreaking venture by Audubon Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Outward Bound School demonstrates a national model for partnership and collaboration. The Center protects a unique habitat rarely found in a major urban area and provides education and adventure programs that inspire self-discovery, foster personal achievement, and build community across Philadelphia.

This tour takes place at the Discovery Center which requires 20 minutes of travel. 3401 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia. Shuttle transportation from BOK will be provided.


PLEASE NOTE: Tour departs BOK promptly at 9:25 AM. Please arrive at tour departure area no later than 9:15 AM.

Tour

9:45 AM - 12:25 PM

Understanding and Interrupting Bias: Individual and Organizational Strategies Workshop Room 2.5 AIA LU

Presented By

Shorter-Gooden Consulting: Kumea Shorter-Gooden, Ph.D.

This interactive session is about creating equity, diversity and inclusion in Architecture + Design. The problem of implicit bias will be illuminated, and participants will learn how to identify and interrupt bias through "upstander" behaviors. There will also be attention to what firms and organizations can do to foster inclusion, for example, in search and promotion processes and decisions.

Diversity
Interactive Programming
Firm Management + Practice

Room 514

Facets of Craft 1 AIA LU (HSW)

Presented By

MGA Partners: Daniel Kelley, FAIA, Partner

Seminar and Learning Outcomes

  • Craft as the artfulness and ingenuity of a building
  • Craft as the mastery of an experience
  • Craft as the act and meaning of making
  • Craft as the representation and message of the work

 

Fabrication

Room 513

How Does Architecture Impact Population Health? 1 AIA LU (HSW)

Presented By

Ballinger: Craig Spangler, AIA, Principal; Erin Cooper, AIA, LEED AP, Associate; Christina Grimes, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC, Associate

Design has an impact on the world around us, and is influenced by a growing body of knowledge in Evidence Based Design. Through examples, this session will explore ideas for improving overall wellness for communities, improving patient care spaces, encouraging humanistic care, and supporting the healing process.

Community Design

Room 515

Lincoln Square; A Long Awaited Transformation 1 AIA LU (HSW), 1 APA Credit

Presented By

Kelly/Maiello Architects: Robert Glick, AIA, LEED AP, Associate
MIS Capital LLC: Steven Gendler, Founding Principal
Alterra Property Group, LLC: Leo Addimando, Managing Partner, Co-Founder
BLT Architects: Alexandra Brinkman Wilson, RA, LEED AP, Project Architect
INTECH Construction: Zach Baron, LEED AP, Project Manager
City of Philadelphia, 2nd District: Councilman Kenyetta Johnson
 

The seminar will present the nearly-completed Lincoln Square Development project. Panelists from the project team will discuss the complexities of planning and developing the fast-tracked mixed-use, transit-oriented development, which includes both a new, contemporary building and garage and an adaptive reuse of a 142-year old historic train shed.

Case Study

Expo Hall

Transformative Technologies: Interoperability, interfaces and interactions in the new construction site. 1 AIA LU

Presented By

City of Philadelphia: Chantal Alvarenga, AIA
Plan Grid: Josh Progar, E.I.T., Customer Advocate
SiteAware: Ori Aphek, Chief Product Officer
Gilbane: David Maser

An emerging toolbox allowing interoperability of design and data tools with construction processes and practices is rapidly changing our construction sites. Panelists engaged in developing and implementing leading-edge technologies in construction data collection, control, and transfer will discuss the potentially transformative path forward.

Technology

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch BOK Boy's Gym + Hallway

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Sacred Places/Civic Spaces | Design Challenge Mid-Review Center / Architecture + Design 2.5 AIA LU (HSW)

Presented By

Community Design Collaborative: Heidi Segall Levy, AIA, SEED and Beth Miller
Partners for Sacred Places: Bob Jaeger
HOK, Brawer & Hauptman, and Studio 6mm

How can historic sacred places support civic engagement, social cohesion, and neighborhood equity? The Community Design Collaborative and Partners for Sacred Places matched designers with three Philly congregations and communities to explore the possibilities of civic spaces within active sacred places. Join the Collaborative for a mid-review of their concepts. This invite-only mid-review is open to the jury, initiative partners, and Forum attendees.  Learn more about Sacred Places/Civic Spaces at https://www.sacredplacescivicspaces.com.

*This event takes place at the Center for Architecture and Design, 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia. Attendees of this session must purchase a full conference pass or a day pass for Thursday, October 4.

Sustainability

Expo Hall

BluEdge Program

Presented By

BluEdge

To come.

Room 514

Emerging Trends in Personal Mobility and the Future of Structured Parking 1 AIA LU (HSW), 1 APA Credit

Presented By

Timothy Haahs and Associates: Michael T. App, Director of Architecture

Shifts in demographics and generational priorities, as well as innovations in mobility, are changing growth patterns in our urban areas, and raising questions regarding the future of the Parking Structure. This presentation will discuss the trends that will shape parking planning and parking facility design into the future.

Technical

Room 513

Engaging with Emerging Architects 1 AIA LU

Presented By

BLT Architects: Nicole, Morris Dress, AIA, LEED AP, Principal
Jacobs: Soha St. Juste, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Architectural Design Principal
Berardon: Kelsey Ross, Assoc. AIA
NAAB: David Golden, Assoc. AIA, NAAB, Manager Strategy and Communications
Blackney Hayes Architects: Richard Vilabrera, Jr., Assoc. AIA, NOMA
 

Are you struggling to understand the emerging professionals in your office? You’re likely not alone. The
all-too-written-about “millennial” workforce is approaching the profession differently than previous
generations, both purposefully and out of necessity. Come engage in a panel discussion on this issue
moderated by the Philadelphia Emerging Architects.

Firm Management + Practice

Room 515

Thermal and Moisture Control in Building Enclosures 1 AIA LU (HSW)

Presented By

Jacobs: Fred Kaulbach, Senior Architect; Mansi Dhanuka, Design Architect

Heightened requirements in the Energy Conservation Code lead to new challenges for architects
associated with anticipation and prevention of Moisture Build-up in Building Enclosures. Explore new
ways to understand Heat Loss and Moisture Movement through Exterior Walls.

Sustainability

1:35 PM - 4:00 PM

TechPerspectives with City of Philadelphia Workshop Room 2.5 AIA LU

Presented By

Microsol Resources: Emilio Krausz, Anna Liza Montenegro

Technology is transforming the way that buildings and infrastructure are designed, constructed and operated. It is helping improve decision making and performance across the buildings and infrastructure lifecycle. TechPerspectives seminars focus on the most exciting technologies driving significant change in the design and construction industry.

Technology

1:35 PM - 4:00 PM

Hill College House Tour – Mid-Century Icon in the 21st Century BOK Tour Departure 2.5 AIA LU (HSW)

Presented By

Keast & Hood: Brian Wentz, Project Manager
INTECH Construction: Bill Curran, Senior Project Manager
University of Pennsylvania: Mark A. Kocent, AIA, AICP, University Architect
Alison Baxter, AIA
Michael J. Mills, FAIA

The renovation of Saarinen’s Hill College House at the University of Pennsylvania was completed in the fall of 2017 and has garnered regional and national acclaim, including DoCoMoMo’s prestigious Modernism in America Award, Design Award of Excellence. This talk will provide an overview of project highlights.

This tour takes place at Hill College House, which requires 20 minutes of travel, University of Pennsylvania Campus, 3333 Walnut Street, Philadelphia. Shuttle transportation will be provided from BOK.


PLEASE NOTE: Tour departs BOK promptly at 1:20 PM. Please arrive at tour departure area no later than 1:10 PM.

Tour

2:35 PM - 2:55 PM

Afternoon Break BOK Boy's Gym + Hallway

Room 514

Historic Pine St Passive House Retrofit meets The Environmental Bill of Rights 1 AIA LU (HSW)

Presented By

IEI Architects: Paul Thompson, AIA, NCIDQ, LEED BD+C, CPHC, Principal
Ballard Spahr LLP: Michael Sklaroff, Esquire, Partner
Lessly Associates LLC: Kent Lessly, RA, CPHD, Principal
BluPath: Laura Blau, AIA, CPHC, Principal

This presentation explores the challenges of designing, modeling and constructing a major retrofit of a 4 unit apartment building in the Rittenhouse Filter Historic district to EnerPHit deep-energy savings. The discussion of the historic approvals process is illuminating, with a frank discussion of lessons learned and guidance for similar projects.

Sustainability
Passive House

Groundswell Lounge

Laboratory Design: Elements and Evolution

Presented By

HERA Laboratory Planners: Michele Pollio, AIA, Director & Associate; Eva Baker, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Lab Planner/Architect

Come learn about the fundamental building elements of flexible laboratory design: lab module, lab parti, casework systems and materials, and utility distribution. Traditionally, form follows function in laboratory design; Case studies will be presented to demonstrate how the design of the lab can evolve beyond the restrictions of the purely functional form. 

Technology

Room 513

The ACE Mentor Program: Collaboration, Leadership, Diversity 1 AIA LU

Presented By

ACE Greater Philadelphia: Tiffany Millner, Affiliate Director
Gensler: Alex Chan, Architect
Skanska Building USA: Jennifer Pilgram
Mott MacDonald: Michael Clark, Project Engineer

The AEC industry’s future depends on recruiting talented, committed young people, as well as a diverse workforce. To make informed career choices, students need exposure to all dimensions of the industry. A panel of ACE Mentors will explain how industry collaboration is essential to create diverse workforce pipeline.

Firm Management + Practice

Room 515

Urban Design Revitalizes Downtown Allentown 1 AIA LU

Presented By

WRT, LLC: Modesto J. Bigas-Valedon, AIA, LEED AP+C, Senior Associate; Erin K.M. Roark, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Associate
City Center Investment Corp.: Robert DiLorenzo, Project Manager

City Center Lehigh Valley and WRT collaborated to elevate Allentown from city in decline to the fastest growing city in Pennsylvania through innovative urban design and placemaking. The firms will address the design of the STRATA buildings, three mixed-use housing developments that contributed to the revitalization of downtown Allentown.

Urban Design

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Keynote Presentation: Michael Ford BOK Auditorium

Presented By

BrandNu Design/Hip Hop Architecture Camp: Michael Ford

Founder of BrandNu Design and creator of the Hip Hop Architecture Camp, an initiative evolved from years of research that began with Ford's graduate thesis. The camp aims to increase minorities in architecture and urban planning.

Keynote

7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Breakfast BOK Boy's Gym + Hallway

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Keynote Presentation: Matthew Kreilich BOK Auditorium 1 AIA CES LU

Presented By

Matthew Kreilich

As design principal at Snow Kreilich Architects, Matt provides his design leadership on all the firm's projects. The firm is AIA's 2018 Firm Award winner, an honor that recognizes a practice that consistently has produced distinguished architecture for at least 10 years.

Keynote

9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

500 Walnut: a Boldly Contemporary Architectural Paradigm in Historic Philadelphia 500 Walnut 1.5 AIA LU

Presented By

Scannapieco Development: Tom Scannapieco, Eric Leighton

Scannapieco Development Corporation and Cecil Baker + Partners will share a case study on the most luxurious residential offering in Philadelphia – 500 Walnut. They will detail how they designed, marketed and built a tower adjacent to a historic site that offers fully customizable living in an urban environment.

This tour takes place at 500 Walnut which requires 15 minutes of travel time.
502 Walnut Street, Philadelphia. Shuttle transportation will be provided from BOK. 


PLEASE NOTE: Tour departs BOK promptly at 9:30 AM. Please arrive at tour departure area no later than 9:20 AM.

Tour

9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

East Market: Turning Market Street Around 1.5 AIA LU (HSW)

Presented By

BLT Architects: Michael L. Prifti, FAIA, Principal

Tour a transformative re-development at the heart of Center City Philadelphia, to understand Ownership’s development goals and the resultant master-planning, design and construction processes of four overlapping projects.  

*This tour will begin at the National Real Estate Development offices, which requires 20 minutes of travel. 1100 Ludlow Street, 6th Floor, Philadelphia. Shuttle transportation from BOK will be made available. 


PLEASE NOTE: Tour departs BOK promptly at 9:25 AM. Please arrive at tour departure area no later than 9:10 AM.

The final portion of this tour will include an active construction site. Waiver forms will be provided to all participants. A signed Waiver, along with hard-soled closed-toe shoes and appropriate clothing are required. A limited number of hard-hats will be available.

Tour

Room 513

Brand-Based Culture: Using Your Brand to Win Top Talent 1 AIA LU

Presented By

Substance151, Benefit LLC: Ida Cheinman, Principal & Creative Director

Most firms recognize that having a differentiating brand enables them to stand out among the sea of competitors all vying for the same customers. What they often neglect to consider is the critical role that a well-defined brand plays in winning an equally competitive crusade for exceptional talent.

Marketing

Room 514

How to Make Media Outreach Part of Your Firm Culture 1 AIA LU

Presented By

ARGO Communications: Scott Frank, President

Learn how to develop a consistent news cycle and social media content stream for your practice, tips to maximize media opportunities and approaches to establish yourself as a topical expert, along with highlighting pitfalls to avoid during interviews.

Marketing

Room 515

Understanding Curbless Streets 1 AIA LU (HSW), 1 APA Credit

Presented By

Delaware Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC): Betsy Mastaglio, RLA
PennPraxis: Carrie Sauer, Transportation Planner

Curbless streets aren’t just a pretty street, they’re a placemaking strategy that can provide play areas for children, and highlight a community’s culture and identity, particularly in disenfranchised communities. This seminar will review case studies of curbless streets and discuss next steps toward implementing curbless design in Philadelphia.

Sustainability

Room 515

Canadian P3 process - not the traditional process of the USA 1 AIA LU (HSW)

Presented By

Stantec:  Stuart Elgie, OAA, MRAIC, Intl. Assoc. AIA, Vice President; Collin L. Beers, AIA, Senior Principal

This session presented by the AIA Philadelphia chapter of the Academy for Architecture for Health will discuss the Public Private Partnership process to design and construction through a case study of a Canadian hospital project by Stantec’s Philadelphia office.

Healthcare

Workshop Room

Good Design makes a difference in Real Estate Development 1 AIA LU

Presented By

The Goldenberg Group: Tony Bracali, AIA, Vice President of Design
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP: Julia Murphy, AIA, Director
Shift Capital, LLC: Brian Murray, Co-Founder
The Almat Group: Donald Matheson
Eric Oskey, RA: Moto Designshop, Principal

What are the ways that good Design can add aesthetic and economic value to Development projects? Join this moderated discussion including developers and architects to learn more.

Real Estate
Case Study

Room 513

Next Generation Sustainable Materials: Improved Material Transparency and Health 1 AIA LU (HSW)

Presented By

The Sheward Partnership, LLC: Michael W. Pavelsky, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Associate; Chloe Bendistis, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Sustainability Project Manager
Humanscale: Jon Strassner, LEED AP, Director of Workplace Strategy

As seen in LEED v4 and WELL, clients are prioritizing health to improve employee satisfaction. This presentation will examine various material transparency programs to support these goals. As a case study, Humanscale will share the manufacturer’s perspective, describing their journey to identify ingredients, remove toxins, and specify next generation materials.

Sustainability
Materials

Room 514

Penn Medicine: Design for a Fast-Moving Target 1 AIA LU (HSW)

Presented By

UPenn Real Estate Design and Construction: Patrick Dorris, Associate Vice President
IMC Construction: Arthur Brinkworth, PE, Healthcare Project Director
Perkins + Will: Robert W. Goodwin, FAIA, LEED AP, Design Director & Principal; Maha Sabra, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Project Manager
RWDI Consulting: Jillian Burgess, LEED AP, Senior Building Enclosure Consultant

Designed to create a southern gateway to Penn’s medical campus, the new Center for Healthcare Technology will include generous public spaces on a tight site. The panel will address the challenges of design/building an office tower in a dense urban area, as well as designing for an ever-evolving research institution.

Healthcare
Case Study

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch BOK Boy's Gym + Hallway

Workshop Room

An Owner's Perspective 1 AIA LU (HSW)

Presented By

AIA + GBCA Joint Committee

What are owners looking for in their service providers? What changes would they like to see in the industry? What is the definition of project success? This facilitated discussion will highlight owner perspectives from design and construction leadership in both the residential and development sectors.

Owners

Room 515

Aspirational Façade Design and the Integrated Project Delivery Method 1 AIA LU (HSW)

Presented By

KieranTimberlake: Eli Allen, AIA, LEED AP, Associate; Rachel Stoudt, AIA, LEED AP, Associate

This program explores the unique opportunities and challenges the design team encountered while working holistically with owner and contractors through the Integrated Project Delivery method to create an innovative, performative, and contextual building envelope for a world-class research facility for the Brown University School of Engineering.

IPD

Room 514

Awesometown: A Case Study in Understanding Future Codes 1 AIA LU (HSW)

Presented By

MaGrann Associates: Emma Raymont, Director of Engineering; Jon Jensen, Director of Sustainability
ISA: Kara Medow, AIA, Studio Director

Philadelphia will be enforcing new buildings Codes that will challenge project teams to achieve new levels of energy efficiency and sustainability targets in the City. This session will feature, Awesometown,the first LEED V4 Platinum project in Philadelphia as a baseline in comparing current Codes and future Codes.

Codes
Case Study

Expo Hall

Incorporating LEED and WELL on a New Research Facility 1 AIA LU (HSW)

Presented By

Jacobs: Jonathan Weiss, AIA, LEED AP, WELL AP, Director of Sustainability; Lillian Knoezer, Lighting Designer

How does inclusion of LEED version 4 and the WELL Building Standard into the criteria impact the design of a new research facility in South San Francisco? This session will focus on architectural design, materials and lighting as three of the major components in LEED and WELL.

Sustainability

Room 513

The Rainscreen Blame Game and a Real-World Solution 1 AIA LU

Presented By

EDA Contractors: Edward DeAngelis, Owner/President; Hans Bixler, Director of Estimating

The Rainscreen principle is quickly becoming the preferred method of enclosing buildings in America. Making its way across the Atlantic from Europe where it has become the status quo for decades. This presentation dives into the concepts behind it and the method of procurement which puts the project in peril before it ever commences. Creating a ripe environment for a terrible game after substantial completion: The DREADED BLAME GAME!

Technical

1:05 PM - 2:35 PM

Tour of the Metropolitan Opera House 1.5 AIA LU

Presented By

Atkin Olshin Schade Architects: Ruthie Embry, RA, Project Manager
Domus, Inc.: Robert Malagoli, Principal
Powers & Company, Inc.: Robert Powers, President

The historic Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House opened its doors in 1908 as one of the largest theaters of its kind in the world, seating more than 4,000. After falling into disrepair, the Met sat mostly vacant on North Broad Street until renovations began in 2017 for what will become a premier performance venue providing a second life for this piece of history.

This program takes place at the Metropolitan Opera House which requires 20 minutes of travel time. 858 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia. Shuttle transportation will be provided from BOK.


PLEASE NOTE: Tour departs BOK promptly at 12:50 PM. Please arrive at tour departure area no later than 12:40 PM.

This is a walking tour. Site will still be under construction so hard hats and sturdy closed-toe shoes are required. 

Tour
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