NNF_3D

Technology Serving Design

October 24-25

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About NNF

It’s about change. Whether it transforms the way one thinks about design or the way one designs, the matter at hand is not only how to incorporate but embrace those changes within the process. This event will inspire the shifts occurring, paradigm and otherwise.

Come learn what is happening …

NOW:

It’s happening – business connections are being made through social media avenues. Friday evening’s event will give you insights on how your business can maximize exposure through social media channels NOW. Social media expert and communication strategist, Amanda Walter, will provide insights and best practices for small, medium and large firms in our evolving social media environment. The evening will wrap up with an open forum where you will hear insights from firm executives as they discuss the successes and challenges in implementing new technology in the design practice. What has worked? What hasn’t?

NEXT:

It’s around the corner – are you ready for it? Saturday morning will share what is NEXT – early adopters are implementing cutting edge practices that will change the industry in the next few years. From Ann Hand who will talk about how Project Frog has cracked the code on component buildings, to 3D printing, to E.B. Min and Jeff Day who will talk about parametric design, you will see how various firms are maximizing the use of technology to serve their client’s needs.

FUTURE:

We never imagined… What else is out there that will dramatically change how we work on a day to day basis? Saturday afternoon will give you insights on FUTURE technology that is just now coming to fruition – How are robotics impacting design? What does the smart office and the smart home of the future truly look like? The event will close with powerful insights from Skylar Tibbits, a pioneer in self-assembly and programmable material technologies. Concepts like 4D printing – with the fourth dimension being time – will open your eyes and imagination to the future.

 

NNF will gather together architects, designers, emerging talent, interns and students to inspire new ways of thinking about the future of design and the built environment. As we operate in an ever increasing mobile world, how does that affect the way we do business? Are the traditional multi-city architectural offices still viable? How will architects and entrepreneurs operate? Does the way we interact with clients change? What does real work-life balance look like? This conference will help you answer these questions with dynamic content delivered using a fast paced, pecha kucha presentation style.

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

Thomas Edison

Speakers

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

Director of Digital Design for Gensler Southwest 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
Craig Hodgetts, FAIA

Craig Hodgetts, FAIA

Founding Principal/Creative Director, Hodgetts + Fung View Details
Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott, AIA

Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott, AIA

Principals, IWAMOTOSCOTT 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
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
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

Director of Digital Design for Gensler Southwest

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.

Currently, Sarah is the Director of Digital Design for Gensler’s Southwest offices where she is forming an R&D group to promote the adoption of innovative workflows and techniques.

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, is due from Images Publishing in September 2013.

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.

Craig Hodgetts, FAIA

Craig Hodgetts, FAIA

Founding Principal/Creative Director, Hodgetts + Fung

Craig is known for employing an imaginative weave of high technology and story-telling to invigorate his designs, producing an architecture that embraces contemporary ideology, information culture and evolving lifestyles. With a broadranging background in automotive design, theater and architecture, Craig brings dramatic concepts to life by means of an uncompromising application of construction methodology.

Craig is presently a professor at the UCLA Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, and previously was a Founding Dean of the School of Design at the California Institute of the Arts. With HsinMing Fung, he has twice held the Eero Saarinen Chair at Yale University, and served as a visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Rice University and the University of Arizona. Known for his enthusiasm for interdisciplinary studies, he has also been active in curriculum development at the Art Center College of Design, where he created a prototype classroom for advanced studies in the Department of Environmental Design.

Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott, AIA

Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott, AIA

Principals, IWAMOTOSCOTT
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.

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.

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The invention of computer aided design

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 Claude Shannon’s age when he invented the digital circuit

160

 Billion emails sent daily

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 Blinks a minute when using a computer

Schedule

12:30 pm – 2:45 pm: CES Educational Sessions
3 pm – 7 pm: Social Media Bootcamp

Location: Gehry Technologies

Social media is now an integral part of most successful business marketing plans, but what does this mean for you? Are you or your firm new to social media or are you just a social media dabbler? Make plans to attend our social media boot camp on Friday afternoon to give your idea of social media integration a kick in the pants. Hear from other successful firms who have found ways to utilize social media at a variety of scales in their business. According to socialmediatoday.com ,

“in 2013, 54% of marketers gained a new customer through Facebook … Social media marketing is projected to be the most important area to marketers over the next three years!”

9:00 am – 5 pm – Now Next Future Conference

(Breakfast /Registration begins at 8 am)
Location: Cross Campus, Santa Monica

Our impressive line-up of thought and industry leaders will help you stay on the cutting edge of trends that will keep your design business competitive. Featuring fast-paced pecha kucha presentations interspersed with panel sessions for more in-depth discussion, this day will pack your notebook or tablet full of great ideas!

Download Agenda Here

 

 

 

Location

 

Santa Monica

Santa Monica is quickly becoming known as “Silicon Beach” as tech and startup companies have congregated at this picturesque seaside city in Southern California. Conveniently located a few miles from Los Angeles and Hollywood, Santa Monica is known for its art galleries, museums and of course the Santa Monica Pier. It is fitting that an event discussing both architecture and technology will be hosted in this beach side city.

Event Locations

Friday, October 24, 2014 (12:30PM – 7PM)
CES Sessions, Social Media Bootcamp & Welcome Reception
Location: Gehry Technologies – 12181 Bluff Creek Drive Suite W201, Playa Vista, CA 90094
Thanks to Gehry Technologies for hosting us at their new Playa Vista facility!

Saturday, October 25, 2014 (9:00AM – 5:00PM)
Main Event: Now Next Future Conference
Location: Cross Campus 10th & Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Hotel Accommodations

Experience one of the most picturesque Santa Monica, California, hotels, JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot. A waterfront Santa Monica, CA, hotel, Le Merigot offers spectacular Pacific Ocean views in European-style luxury with direct access to famous beaches and the Santa Monica Pier.

Conference Group Rate: $289 plus tax. Click here to book online or call 888.539.7899 and request the AIACC Group Block. Reserve early! Block may fill before the October 3 reservation cut-off date. Group rate is available three days before or three days after the conference date on a space-available basis (hint: book early!)
Rate includes complimentary in-room internet. (Check in is 3PM. Check out is 11AM).

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