Have a few minutes between sessions at the AIA Conference on Architecture later this month? Stop by booth #1739 to hear from industry leaders on a variety of topics including biophilic design, mitigating risk in waterfront properties, and the future of licensing.

Thursday, June 21

10:30am A+ Welcome to Day 1!
A+ host and editor-in-chief of ARCHITECT Magazine Ned Cramer kicks off Day 1 of live programming in the AIA Booth, brought to you by AIA and ARCHITECT Magazine.

Host & chief moderator: Ned Cramer, Assoc. AIA, editor-in-chief, ARCHITECT

10:50am A+ Session: The Future of Licensing Architects
Hear the case for reasonable regulation, how deregulation efforts could impact architects, and what’s on the horizon.

Moderator: Michael Armstrong, CEO, NCARBNicole Dosso, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
Kristine Annexstad Harding, FAIA, NCARB
Avik Guha, AIA, NCARB

11:10am A+ Session: A Conversation with Snow Kreilich Architects
This Minneapolis firm’s remarkable body of work investigates architecture’s capacity to transform experience, earning them the 2018 Architecture Firm Award. Don’t miss your opportunity to hear from Matt Kreilich, FAIA, about creating a healthy firm culture before his short talk during our Day 1 keynote.

Moderator: Katie Gerfen, editor of design, ARCHITECTMatt Kreilich, FAIA, design principal & partner, Snow Kreilich Architects

11:30am A+ Session: A Conversation with Tamara Eagle Bull, FAIA
The first Native American woman in the U.S. to become a licensed architect is also the 2018 recipient of AIA’s Whitney M. Young Jr. Award. Don’t miss your opportunity to hear Tammy’s perspective on addressing the need for cultural diversity and gender equality in architecture before her short talk during our Day 1 keynote.

Moderator: Wanda Lau, LEED AP, editor of tech, practice, & products, ARCHITECTTamara Eagle Bull, FAIA, president, Encompass Architects

11:50am A+ Session: Affordable Housing Design
Everyone deserves a home. In this inspirational session, three leaders will discuss innovative examples of design solutions to help end the affordable housing crisis.

Moderator: Jennifer Castenson, director of thought leadership, Hanley WoodJustin Garrett Moore, AIA, executive director, New York City Public Design Commission
Karen Kubey, urbanist & visiting associate professor, Pratt Institute
Mark Ginsberg, principal, FAIA, LEEDAP, Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP
Brenda E. Rosen, president & CEO, Breaking Ground

12:40pm A+ Session: Design to Achieve Zero Waste Goals
A zero-waste city is possible. This session will show you how. Discover NYC’s ambitious goal to send zero waste to landfills by 2030 and how The Zero Waste Design Guidelines will help achieve it.

Moderator: Andrew Blum, journalist & independent curator, "Designing Waste: Strategies for a Zero Waste City," Center for Architecture Clare Miflin, Woven, co-chair, AIANY COTE
Elizabeth Balkan, senior director, food waste, Natural Resources Defense Council
Christina M. Grace, CEO, Foodprint Group
Juliette Spertus, Jr., cofounder, ClosedLoops

1:10pm A+ Session: Canstruction International Awards
More than 1,200 Cansculptures competed around the world last year. Celebrate the winners of the 2017 International Citywide Competition and their amazing designs at this awards ceremony.

Carrie Kirk, president, Canstruction

1:30pm A+ Session: A Conversation with James Stewart Polshek, FAIA
James Polshek’s illustrious 50+ year career has been devoted to pursuing the unambiguous goal of architecture as a healing art, earning him the 2018 AIA Gold Medal. Don’t miss this special conversation about his career and thoughts on the future of architecture before his short talk during our Day 2 keynote.

Moderator: Ned Cramer, Assoc. AIA, editor-in-chief, ARCHITECT

2–4 pm AIA Reception
Join us for a special all-member reception in the AIA Booth. Mix and mingle with fellow AIA members over appetizers and drinks, and meet AIA national staff from AIA Knowledge Communities, the Disaster Assistance Program, the 2030 Commitment, the Center for Emerging Professionals, Workforce/Equity in Architecture, Research, and Advocacy.

3:50pm A+ Session: Driving Growth, Innovation and Safety through Product Evaluation
Design with confidence! Attend this session to learn about ICC-ES and how you can successfully specify innovative building products when obtaining jurisdiction approvals.

Michael Temesvary, P.E., director of sales & partnerships, ICC

4:10pm A+ Session: A Conversation with Jason Babbie
As the senior director of the National Resources Defense Council’s Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program, Jason works to make cities part of the answer to climate change. Stop by this exciting session to find out why adapting is the key to prosperity and health.

Moderator: Wanda Lau, LEED AP, editor of tech, practice, & products, ARCHITECTJason Babbie, senior director, strategy and operations, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

4:30pm A+ Session: Stalled! Social Equity & Public Restrooms
There’s an urgent need to create safe, sustainable, gender-inclusive public restrooms. But what are the consequences of design solutions that make restrooms better for all genders? Find out in our last session of the day.

Joel Sanders, principal, Joel Sanders ArchitectSusan Stryker Ph.D., associate professor of gender & women’s studies, The University of Arizona

Friday, June 22

10:30am A+ Welcome to Day 2!
A+ host and editor-in-chief of ARCHITECT Magazine Ned Cramer kicks off Day 2 of live programming in the AIA Booth, brought to you by AIA and ARCHITECT Magazine.

Host & chief moderator: Ned Cramer, Assoc. AIA, editor-in-chief, ARCHITECT

10:50am A+ Session: Urban Cool: How Cities Combat Climate Change
Urban heat islands and other extreme forms of heat threaten the health of many cities. Fortunately, design not only provides an antidote, but also motivates people to take action against climate changes. Learn more in this intriguing session.

Doug Kelbaugh FAIA, Emil Lorch Collegiate Professor of Architecture & Urban Planning, & Dean Emeritus, Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning, University of Michigan

11:10am A+ Session: The Future of Public Architecture & Infrastructure
What does the future hold for public architecture and infrastructure? This powerhouse panel of firms will discuss future opportunities and also share award-winning projects and innovative collaborations that make a difference to cities and communities.

Moderator: Katie Gerfen, editor of design, ARCHITECTBrian Lee, FAIA, principal, SOM
Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, Marlon Blackwell Architects
Mark Reddington, FAIA, LMN Architects

11:50am A+ Session: Mitigating Coastal Risk
Sea-level rise and catastrophic storms have serious consequences for cities and coasts. How do we design for a resilient future? Firms leading award-winning projects will share insights on mitigating risk in waterfront properties.

Moderator: Wanda Lau, LEED AP, editor of tech, practice, & products, ARCHITECTLance J. Brown, co-chair, AIANY’s Design for Risk & Reconstruction committee
Jeremy Alain Siegel, associate & senior designer, BIG
Eric Fang, AIA, AICP, LEED AP, principal, Perkins Eastman
Claire Weisz, FAIA, principal-in-charge, WXY Architecture + Urban Design

12:30pm A+ Session: The Top 10 Forecast from Kermit Baker
AIA chief economist Kermit Baker will share the top 10 factors influencing the built environment right now and the impact they’ll have on business into the future.

Kermit Baker, senior research fellow, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

12:50pm A+ Session: Architectural Activism Then & Now
Design should create a feeling of social, racial, and cultural equity. These leading architects are challenging the industry to create spaces that change behavior and advance inclusivity. Attend this session to learn how.

Moderator: Bill Richards, senior director, digital content strategy, AIAJulia Murphy, AIA, associate director, SOM
Deanna Van Buren, co-founder & design director, Designing Justice + Designing Spaces
Michael Ford, co-founder, Urban Arts Collective
Bryan Lee Jr., founder, designer, Colloqate Design
Tiffany Brown, co-founder, Urban Arts Collective

1:30pm A+ Session: Introducing the Assembly Civic Design Guidelines
How can design boost a community’s civic health? Find out with the new Assembly Civic Design Guidelines—evidence-based, practical strategies for shaping communities of belonging, public spaces and buildings that invite people to participate, instill community pride, and facilitate equitable access and positive interactions.

Joanna Frank, president & CEO, Center for Active Design

1:50pm A+ Session: A Conversation About Architectural Woodwork
How does a design professional know if the owner is receiving what was specified and contracted for? Learn what valuable details you need to provide to fabricators to ensure the finished product matches your design intent.

Randy Estabrook, executive director, Architectural Woodwork Institute

2:10pm A+ Session: A Conversation with Inga Saffron
This intimate and exclusive interview with Inga Saffron, architecture critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer, will explore the political, financial, and cultural forces that shape cities.

Moderator: Katie Gerfen, editor of design, ARCHITECTInga Saffron, architecture critic, Philadelphia Inquirer

2:30pm A+ Session: Planning for Water
Unforeseen climate changes are causing weather phenomena like never before. In this session, experts in design of flood-prone areas will share best practices that are becoming a necessary part of conventional design.

Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, Ross Barney Architects
Jeffrey E. Huber, AIA, principal & director of planning & urban design, Brooks + Scarpa; associate professor, Florida Atlantic University School of Architecture
Stephen Luoni, Assoc. AIA, director, Steven L. Anderson chair in architecture & urban studies, University of Arkansas Community Design

2:50pm A+ Session: Insulation Fire Performance: Innovation that Delivers
Kingspan is breaking new ground in fire performance with its advanced hybrid core for insulated panels and its phenolic insulation boards. Discover how these technologies ensure exceptional fire safety without limiting your design freedom or compromising your thermal envelope. A+ Sessions are brought to you by a special partnership between AIA and ARCHITECT Magazine.

Brent Trenga, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, building technology director, Kingspan Panels North AmericaAndrew Wilson, commercial manager, Kingspan Insulation North America

3:10pm A+ Session: Lessons Learned from Whitney Young
In the spirit of Whitney M. Young Jr., this session urges architects to lead their firms toward taking decisive steps that make diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments non-negotiable.

Venesa Alicea, AIA, NOMA, associate, DattnerArchitects, former co-chair AIANY Diversity & Inclusion CommitteeDanei Cesario, AIA, NCARB, NOMA, associate, Array Architects, current co-chair of AIANY Diversity & Inclusion Committee

3:30pm A+ Session: The New Role of Health & Well-being in Housing
How does housing impact the health and well-being of its residents? What responsibility does housing have to its occupants and how is that relationship changing? Attend this session to find out.

Manny Gonzalez, FAIA, LEED AP, principal, KTGY Group

3:50pm A+ Session: A Conversation with Critic Justin Davidson
Imagine if today’s architects and planners began each new urban design by drawing in a set of steps and risers, a low-tech amenity for people to gather for free and linger as long as they like. It would signal that this is a place where all are welcome. How can design motivate intrinsic urban activities?

Moderator: Ned Cramer, Assoc. AIA, editor-in-chief, ARCHITECTJustin Davidson, architecture critic, New York Magazine

4:10pm A+ Session: Biophilic Design & Why It’s Time to Reconcile with Nature
Amanda Sturgeon became an architect to connect people and nature through the buildings we spend 90% of our time in. Hear her perspective on why you should adopt biophilic design and how it can make you, your clients, and the world happier and healthier.

Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA, CEO, International Living Future Institute

4:30pm A+ Session: Practicing Architecture at a Construction Company & Changing the Way We Specify
Chicago-based construction firm Skender hired an architect as its first chief design officer.
MasterSpec is the industry-leading building and construction specification resource. Hear how these companies are evolving to meet customer needs by inventing new workflows and breaking down traditional models.

Tim Swanson, chief design officer, SkenderMichael A. Heinsdorf, vice president of business development, Avitru

4:50pm A+ Session: Global Approaches to Age-Friendly Design
How do we make cities and residences more livable for older residents? Leading experts share project applications from around the globe in this dynamic session.

Christine Hunter, AIA, LEED AP BD + C, principal, Magnussen Architecture & Planning Jennifer Sodo, RA, LEED AP BD+C, Perkins Eastman Architects
Samuel Tellechea, accessibility consultant, Steven Winter Associates
Chia-Yi Huang, associate AIA, TLi Architect