Perkins Eastman Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements المحاضرات 专题演讲

  • AIA San Francisco Presents Design and Construction Notes: New Stanford Hospital

    Roland Lau, AIA; JoAnn Brooks, AIA February 13, 2019, San Francisco, CA

    For the past eleven years, Perkins Eastman has worked with Stanford Health Care and architect Rafael Viñoly on the programming, medical planning, design, and construction for the New Stanford Hospital. As the 820,000 sf hospital nears completion, and final entitlements approvals are obtained, the goal to provide innovative patient care by implementing a hospitality-focused environment and by converging Stanford’s academic, research, and clinical programs, is finally coming to fruition.

    Join Perkin Eastman’s Roland Lau and JoAnn Brooks as they discuss their experience during design and construction, and the collaboration between the owner/architects/engineers/contractor and sub-contractors, as well as entitlements regulators. They will be joined by NYA’s Sudharshan Navalpakkam, who will reflect on the primary structural systems used in the design. Johnny Chung from Mazzetti will speak to his experience as the key Project Manager for implementation of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing design in the construction phase. Michael Chambers, FAIA and FCSI from HGA Architects & Engineers, will be the moderator for the presentation and will field questions from the audience.

  • Revealing the Past to Challenge the Future: The Forensic Architecture of the Tenement Museum

    Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums: Building Museums 2019Nicholas Leahy AIA, LEED AP February 28, 2019, New York, NY

    Through “forensic architecture,” the extant building fabric of preserved tenement buildings in the Lower East Side—America’s iconic immigrant neighborhood—reveals the stories of nearly 20,000 people who lived at the site from the late 19th century through the 1970s. Presented by the design architect, curatorial affairs director at the Museum, and the lead engineer, this behind-the-scenes presentation will expose the literal layers of history and the design methodology that deliberately retains and showcases as much of the existing buildings as possible in order for the buildings to safely serve as teaching tools. This presentation will challenge attendees to examine the responsibility of the architect in facilitating these exchanges; the effort required to work with communities and client/user groups of all scales to deliver a museum relevant for today’s audiences; and the role of architecture in allowing history to speak to modern audiences.This presentation will address strategic and master planning; dealing with existing infrastructure and historic preservation; and the visitor experience.

  • Exploring the Role of Campus Architecture in Revitalizing Urban Downtowns

    SCUP 2019 North Atlantic Regional ConferenceJames Butterfield, RA; Eric Fang AIA, AICP, LEED AP; Dario Brito; Frank Wong, University Planning & Development, Rutgers University-New Brunswick March 11, 2019, Rochester, NY

    In this session, experts from Perkins Eastman and University Planning & Development at Rutgers University will demonstrate how Rutgers University aligned its development model with city planning initiatives to be a partner in urban renewal at its Camden and Newark campuses. With cities around the country struggling to effect urban renewal, Rutgers University has shown how strategic off-campus development can play a significant role in revitalizing downtown centers. Attendees will learn how large urban academic campuses can redefine their relationship to the city by partnering in the implementation of strategic urban planning initiatives, blurring their campus boundaries, and aligning campus development with community need.

  • Resilience, Density & Affordability: Creating Equitable Urban Communities

    New York Build: Sustainability Summit 2019Theodore Liebman FAIA March 12, 2019, New York, NY

    Today more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. By 2030, it is projected that 6 in 10 people will be urban dwellers. While this means different things in different corners of the globe, the consensus is clear: cities provide efficient economies of scale, access to a range of amenities, good public transit, and convenience. Despite drawbacks like congestion, poor planning, and aging infrastructure, we know that with risk-informed planning and management, cities can become incubators for innovation and sustainable development. But the common denominator, without which none of the aforementioned can occur, is good and equitable housing.

    New York City is currently undergoing a crisis of affordability. Our low-income citizens who do not live in NYCHA housing are forced to live far from their workplaces, share dwellings in already overcrowded buildings, live in housing that’s in dire need of repair and refurbishment, or even all of the above. So this affordability crisis doubles as a housing crisis.

  • Bathrooms and Kitchens, OH MY! Design Solutions to Support Graceful Aging

    LeadingAge California Annual ConferenceSoo Im AIA, NCARB, LEED AP May 21, 2019, Monterey, CA

    Bathroom and kitchen designs are often guided by the accessibility design guidelines and current trends in products.  But the current accessibility design guidelines do not address or support the physical challenges we face as we age.  Isn't it about time to take a step back, examine what we know about physical changes in the aging body, and find a design solution that provides a truly supportive and accessible environment? What different ways can we think about the appliances, fixtures, and other supportive devices in their location, access, and clearance to provide friendlier and supportive design solutions to the aging users?

    Perkins Eastman brought together design professionals that cross multiple disciples to discuss and address these exact issues from a fresh perspective and identify both challenges and design solutions that support aging adults in a graceful way. For the LeadingAge CA 2019, this session proposes to engage the larger audience who work and live with an aging population on a daily basis to identify and discuss the issues around the bathroom and kitchen design in a residential setting and compare the findings to those generated from the in-house charrette sessions.