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October 28, 2016 – Los Angeles

Join us for a one-day provocative conference focused on how technology enables design – now, next, and in the future for the architectural profession in California.

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Join us for a one-day provocative conference focused on how technology enables design – now, next, and in the future for the architectural profession in California.

Save the date! Friday, October 28, 2016 – Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles

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The AIACC is bringing together architects, designers, emerging talent, and affiliates to inspire new ways of thinking about the future of design, practice, and the built environment through examples of their work and case studies. Technology is evolving at unprecedented rates and transforming our pencils into stylus and our spectacles into Virtual Reality headgear. At this event, you will experience design from those who are pioneering these technologies into their practices, and be inspired to where the future can bring you!

There are no rules here — we’re trying to accomplish something.

Thomas Edison

Speakers

2014 Speakers
**2016 Speakers will be added soon!

Tom Albright, Ph.D

Tom Albright, Ph.D

Professor/Director of the Vision Center Laboratory, Salk Institute View Details
Betsey Olenick Dougherty, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C

Betsey Olenick Dougherty, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C

Founding Partner, Dougherty + Dougherty View Details
Thomas Chessum, FAIA

Thomas Chessum, FAIA

Principal, CO Architects View Details
Sarah David

Sarah David

Associate, Facades Design Department at Walter P. Moore View Details
Chris Eskew

Chris Eskew

Designer - Morphosis View Details
Russell Fortmeyer, LEED AP BD+C

Russell Fortmeyer, LEED AP BD+C

ARUP View Details
Ann Hand

Ann Hand

CEO, Project Frog View Details
Lisa Hausman

Lisa Hausman

Vice President of Industry Marketing and Community at Houzz View Details
Damon Hernandez

Damon Hernandez

IDEAbuilder View Details
Jeff Herr

Jeff Herr

VP Sales, Panzura View Details
Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott, AIA

Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott, AIA

Principals, IWAMOTOSCOTT View Details
Reid Johnson

Reid Johnson

Program Manager - Autodesk View Details
Jennifer Luce, AIA

Jennifer Luce, AIA

Principal, Luce et Studio View Details
Mark Miller

Mark Miller

AIA, LEED AP View Details
Nathan Miller

Nathan Miller

Assoc. Partner/Director of Architecture & Engineering Solutions, CASE View Details
E.B. Min & Jeff Day

E.B. Min & Jeff Day

Min|Day View Details
Gene Pyo

Gene Pyo

Associate Principal, 5+design View Details
Lucas Reames, Assoc. AIA

Lucas Reames, Assoc. AIA

Project Director, Gehry Technologies View Details
Ryan Spruston, AIA, LEED AP

Ryan Spruston, AIA, LEED AP

Associate, Gensler View Details
Skylar Tibbits

Skylar Tibbits

Founder and Principal, SJET LLC View Details
Amanda Walter

Amanda Walter

Communications Strategist View Details
Tom Albright, Ph.D

Tom Albright, Ph.D

Professor/Director of the Vision Center Laboratory, Salk Institute

Dr. Albright is a leader in the study of the neural bases of visual perception, visual memory and visually-guided behavior. Trained in experimental psychology and neuroscience, Albright has focused on neuronal structures and events that are responsible for visual object recognition. Albright has served on the faculty of the Salk Institute since 1987. He is currently director of the Salk’s Center for the Neurobiology of Vision and was honored to receive the generous Conrad T. Prebys Chair in Vision Research. In addition to his work at the Salk, Albright also serves as an adjunct Professor of Psychology and Neurosciences at UCSD, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is the current President of the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture.

Betsey Olenick Dougherty, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C

Betsey Olenick Dougherty, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C

Founding Partner, Dougherty + Dougherty

Betsey Olenick Dougherty, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C is the founding partner of Dougherty + Dougherty in Costa Mesa, California. Ms. Dougherty established the firm in 1979, and began a career emphasizing design excellence and sustainability for public facilities. Ms. Dougherty has been actively involved in the American Institute of Architects since 1976. She served as local chapter president, California Council President, National Director, and National Secretary. She has recently completed her tenure as Chancellor of the National AIA College of Fellows. Ms. Dougherty dedicates a significant amount of her time to community activities and was recently a Juror for CANstruction 2013, a national food charity. She continues to serve as a member of the California Architecture Board Professional Qualifications and is a Board Member of the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA). Betsey’s unique expertise and perspective related to the quality of the built environment and its influence on human behavior and activity is especially beneficial relevant in relation to educational environments and how students learn and grow.

Thomas Chessum, FAIA

Thomas Chessum, FAIA

Principal, CO Architects

Throughout his 33 years of practice, Tom Chessum has focused on the planning and design of healthcare environments that transcend functional and technical complexity through architecture that integrates the residing institution’s mission with a commitment to human inspiration, healing and dignity. He delights in the search for innovations that advance the state of sustainable, healing, and evidence-based architecture. His attention to improving design and delivery quality has greatly advanced integrated design and construction relationships such as BIM-enabled IPD. Tom’s project work has been published in national journals, and garnered awards from national organizations including the AIA Technology in Architectural Practice and the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health.

Sarah David

Sarah David

Associate, Facades Design Department at Walter P. Moore

Sarah David specializes in developing innovative practices for design, engineering, detailing, construction management, and documentation. She has a background in architecture and design, as well as experience with cutting-edge technologies and applications.

After graduating from Yale University in 2004, she worked with Frank Gehry on various building projects such as the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas. With Gehry Technologies (GT) she continued working with builders to maintain design integrity and constructability by managing an intensive Virtual Design and Construction process. In 2012, she joined Buro Happold to broaden her knowledge of how complex structures are engineered and built.

She recently served as Director of Digital Design for Gensler’s Southwest offices where she helped shape their technology RnD group and now works with Walter P. Moore as an Associate in the Complex Forms and Facades Design Department.

Chris Eskew

Chris Eskew

Designer - Morphosis

Chris Eskew is a designer at Morphosis with more than 10 years professional architectural experience. Eskew joined Morphosis in 2011 as head of model production, drawing on a background in finish carpentry and fabrication. As shop manager, Eskew oversaw the production of diverse design, context, and presentation models for a number of major international projects and competitions, including the Orange County Museum of Art (2011), Hong Kong University Masterplan (2012), Suhe Creek Park Masterplan (2012), Eni Headquarters In San Donato Milanese (2012), and Hanking Center Tower (2013). In addition to detailed architectural models, Eskew has guided the production and finish of an ongoing series of sculptural art pieces by Morphosis director Thom Mayne. In 2013, Eskew joined the design teams for Centennial Tower in Singapore and the A. Alfred Taubman Complex at Lawrence Tech University (to be completed 2016). Currently, he is a designer for the new US Embassy Campus in Beirut, Lebanon.

Eskew received his Master of Architecture from SCI-Arc in 2008; prior to joining Morphosis, he worked as a project designer in the studio of Tom Wiscombe and at Oyler Wu, both in Los Angeles, California.

Russell Fortmeyer, LEED AP BD+C

Russell Fortmeyer, LEED AP BD+C

ARUP

Russell leads sustainable design for the Los Angeles office of the global engineering firm, Arup, which was recognized as California Design Firm of the Year for 2013 by Engineering News-Record. He holds a BS in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University and MA in Architecture from UCLA. He is a member of the applied studies faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, and serves on the boards of the LA Chapter of the US Green Building Council and the LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design. In practice for nearly fifteen years, his projects for Arup have included the Seattle Central Library, San Jose City Hall, UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center, Urban Air, and the COFCO Agricultural Eco Valley in Beijing. A previous technology editor for Architectural Record, he contributes to several publications, including the recent AIA report, Healthier Communities by Design, and his book, Kinetic Architecture: Designs for Active Envelopes Envelopes, was published in April 2014.

Ann Hand

Ann Hand

CEO, Project Frog

Named as one of Fortune’s “10 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs” in 2013, Ann Hand is one of a handful of women who have risen to the top ranks of the energy industry. Hailing from Indiana, Ann has spent a significant amount of her career overseas and holds a BA in Economics from DePauw University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. In her career at BP, she most recently served as SVP of Global Brand, Marketing and Innovation, where she played a key role in making things “a little better” by developing new and compelling ways for consumers to engage with the BP brand, overseeing $300 million annually in marketing initiatives worldwide. Prior to that, Ann held the position of chief executive of the multi-billion dollar Global Liquefied Petroleum Gas business unit where she had full P&L accountability across 15 countries, oversaw 3,000 employees and increased operating profit by 250-percent. As CEO of Project Frog, she is leveraging the company’s game-changing innovation to grow markets, develop new products and increase brand awareness for its industry-leading smart buildings. Ann is on a mission to revolutionize how buildings are built and redefine standards for how they perform…she intends to make the construction industry a lot better.

Lisa Hausman

Lisa Hausman

Vice President of Industry Marketing and Community at Houzz

Liza Hausman is Vice President of Industry Marketing and Community at Houzz, an innovative residential design platform and community. Ms. Hausman has experience spanning advertising, consulting, marketing and social strategy for Fortune 500 brands and a host of innovative startups including a home improvement e-tailer. Over the last seven years she’s worked with designers, architects and contractors to remodel, landscape and decorate nearly every inch of her home in Palo Alto, CA. Liza earned her degree in Rhetoric from U.C. Berkeley and her MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Damon Hernandez

Damon Hernandez

IDEAbuilder

Damon works in many areas of the Web3D Industry and has been active in interactive 3D development and the 3D web for over a decade. He is currently working with IDEAbuilder, a building company that uses mixed reality technologies and robotic manufacturing to build homes more efficiently. Damon is actively involved with the 3D web’s convergence with other technologies including GIS, CAD/BIM/CAM, AR, and mobile. Through the A.E.C. Hackathon, he is actively working with a growing community that look to use innovative technologies to solve various industry problems.

Jeff Herr

Jeff Herr

VP Sales, Panzura

Jeff Herr is responsible for the overall strategy and management of Panzura’s sales and pre-sales organizations. Since joining Panzura, Jeff has grown the team to an industry-leading, high performing world-class sales organization.

Jeff came to Panzura with over 30 years of enterprise storage sales experience. Most recently, Jeff served as Director of Cloud Alliances at Riverbed Technology, overseeing the growth of their cloud strategy. Jeff has also held various sales executive positions at NetApp, Scalent, Index Engines and NuView. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University and resides in Silicon Valley, CA.

Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott, AIA

Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott, AIA

Principals, IWAMOTOSCOTT
Reid Johnson

Reid Johnson

Program Manager - Autodesk

Reid Johnson is Autodesk’s Program Manager for Architectural, Engineering and Construction Education in North America. In this role, Reid supports design education across the US and Canada by providing learning workshops and helping Universities adopt the latest design technology.

Reid is a graduate from Arizona State University where he earned both his Bachelor of Science in Design and Master of Architecture.

As a design professional, Reid has worked in the Architecture/Engineering/Construction industry for over 12 years as both a design technology expert and designer. Working on design projects ranging from $1Million to $100Million, Reid has primarily focused on design for sports and fitness.

Reid is also an educator. Reid is Adjunct Faculty at The Design School at Arizona State University and has taught classes there for over 7 years. Reid is passionate about getting BIM and the latest architectural design technologies into the hands of students so that they can enhance their design abilities and improve their career opportunities.

Jennifer Luce, AIA

Jennifer Luce, AIA

Principal, Luce et Studio

Jennifer Luce leads the efforts of LUCE et Studio, with a signature collaborative approach. From a design’s conceptual beginnings to its precise detailing and construction, she inspires project evolution through cultural inquiry and artistic influence. Luce acts as design liaison, assuring the client a close rapport with the carefully chosen design team, builder, and consultants. Her philosophy of nurturing confidence, trust and open communication allows a project the freedom to reveal the unexpected solution.

Mark Miller

Mark Miller

AIA, LEED AP

Mark Miller, AIA, LEED AP, is the CEO of MKThink: a San Francisco-based, award-winning ideas company for the built environment that integrates architecture, strategies, and innovation into a singular, multi-dimensional practice.

Nathan Miller

Nathan Miller

Assoc. Partner/Director of Architecture & Engineering Solutions, CASE

Nathan Miller is an Associate Partner and Director of Architecture & Engineering Solutions at CASE where he is responsible for leading the efforts on computational design strategy and complex modeling and geometric rationalization. His expertise in 3D modeling programs and fluency in several scripting and programming languages provides leading-edge solutions and capabilities for significant AECO clients. Prior to joining CASE, Nate held the position of Associate Architectural Designer and Lead Computational Designer at NBBJ where he focused on the development and implementation of computational design systems for generative design concepts, production efficiency, and building performance. Nate earned his Master of Architecture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has been a frequent contributor of lectures, articles, and white papers for research venues such as ACADIA, the ASCA, and the annual USC BIM Symposium.

E.B. Min & Jeff Day

E.B. Min & Jeff Day

Min|Day

Min|Day is an architecture practice that draws on E.B. Min and Jeffrey L. Day’s backgrounds in art, landscape, and architecture to provide informed, flexible design for a wide range of clients, sites, and projects – from individuals to art institutions, urban to rural settings, and furniture to large buildings. They explore opportunities for innovation in program, materials, and fabrication, as well as in methods of practice, through a diverse set of project types and scales of intervention, coaxing nuance and specificity from the unique opportunities of the site and project at hand.

Gene Pyo

Gene Pyo

Associate Principal, 5+design

Gene Pyo has been a member of the 5+design team since 2005. As a LEED accredited associate principal, he works closely with the studio’s principals on projects globally. He works alongside the studio’s clients, organizing and participating in design meetings and project presentations. His design capabilities include master planning, mixed-use and hi-rise project types, and his portfolio includes project designs in China, Korea, Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and United States. He has worked on the high-profile design competition for TDIC’s Cultural Canal Precinct in Abu Dhabi, China World Trade Center in Beijing, and is leading the design efforts on Wuhan Tiandi Parcel B1-5 in Shanghai.
Prior to joining 5+design Gene worked with SOM New York and XTEN, and garnered expansive experience as a student intern for firms that include KPF, Gensler, Cambridge 7, David Chipperfield and Eric Owen Moss.
Gene received a master in architecture from Harvard University and a bachelor of architectural design from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Lucas Reames, Assoc. AIA

Lucas Reames, Assoc. AIA

Project Director, Gehry Technologies
Ryan Spruston, AIA, LEED AP

Ryan Spruston, AIA, LEED AP

Associate, Gensler

Ryan Spruston is an Associate at global design and architecture firm Gensler. An accomplished architect committed to exploring unique and technically innovative solutions for his clients, Ryan has led design efforts on some of the most significant development projects in southern California. Recent projects include the new headquarters for Hyundai Motor America, the Element LA creative campus in west Los Angeles, the renovation of the Sunset Media Center, the CBRE South Bay Headquarters, and Icon at Sunset Bronson Studios. Ryan has over 17 years of professional experience in the industry and has worked on projects of varying scale, ranging from a 2,000 square foot planetarium at the Lawrence Hall of Science to the master plan of new city of 50,000 residents outside of Valencia, Spain. Ryan is active in a number of community and professional organizations including the American Institute of Architects and the Urban Land Institute where he is currently serving on the national Urban Development Mixed Use Product Council. Passionate about environmental issues, Ryan is also involved in the efforts of local community organizations such as Heal the Bay. Ryan was appointed to the Hollywood Design Review Committee in October 2008. He studied architecture at the University of California at Berkeley and the Istituto Universitario di Architettura in Venice, Italy.

Skylar Tibbits

Skylar Tibbits

Founder and Principal, SJET LLC

Skylar Tibbits is the director of the Self-Assembly Lab in MIT’s Department of Architecture. He also teaches graduate and undergraduate design studios and co-teaching How to Make (Almost) Anything, a seminar at MIT’s Media Lab. Skylar was recently awarded a 2013 Architectural League Prize, The Next Idea Award at Ars Electronica 2013, the Visionary Innovation Award at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, a 2012 TED Senior Fellowship and was named a Revolutionary Mind in SEED Magazine’s 2008 Design Issue. The Self-Assembly Lab focuses on self-assembly and programmable material technologies for novel manufacturing, products and construction processes.

Previously, he has worked at a number of renowned design offices including: Zaha Hadid Architects, Asymptote Architecture and Point b Design. He has designed and built large-scale installations at galleries around the world, has been published extensively in outlets such as the New York Times, Wired, Nature, Fast Company as well as various peer-reviewed journals and books.

Skylar has a Professional Degree in Architecture and minor in experimental computation from Philadelphia University. Continuing his education at MIT, he received a Masters of Science in Design Computation and a Masters of Science in Computer Science under the guidance of; Patrick Winston, Terry Knight, Erik Demaine and Neil Gershenfeld.

Initiated in 2007, Skylar Tibbits is also the founder and principal of a multidisciplinary design practice, SJET LLC.

Amanda Walter

Amanda Walter

Communications Strategist

Walter Communications was founded in 2010 to help landscape, architecture and planning firms build thought leadership programs and create strong reputations for their subject-matter experts through public relations, social media and strategic content development. Walter Communications is led by Amanda Walter in collaboration with her network of independent specialists including: publicist Carol Oscarson, new media marketing strategist Holly Berkley, writer Liz Batchelder, art director Frank Doyle and others.

Amanda Walter is a communications strategist who has focused exclusively on the built environment for more than a decade. Prior to starting her own practice, Amanda led media relations at the Fortune 500 firm, AECOM, and built the global communications and publishing program for the landscape architecture firm, EDAW. She is the co-author of the acclaimed book Social Media in Action: Comprehensive Guide for Architecture, Engineering, Planning and Environmental Consulting Firms, which was researched and written with new media marketing expert Holly Berkley and has been recognized as an essential resource for marketing and communications in the A/E industry. Amanda regularly lectures at A/E professional organization events and her articles have been published in Architect’s Newspaper, Metropolis, Landscape Urbanism and a variety of industry blogs.

Schedule

8:00 am — Continental Breakfast/ Networking

9:00 am — Opening Keynote

10:00 am — Coffee Break

10:15 am — Panel Session 1

11:15 am — Panel Session 2

12:15 pm — Lunch break

1:15 pm — Emerging Professional Speaker

1:45 pm — Panel Session 3

2:45 pm — Afternoon Break

3:00 pm — Closing Keynote

4:00 pm — Closing Insights / Event Concludes

4:00 pm — Networking Reception

5:00 pm — Event Concludes

 
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