DLR Group CEO Griff Davenport, FAIA. 

  • Who: Griff Davenport, chief executive officer, DLR Group; Katelyn Chapin, project architect, Svigals + Partners; Tricia Esser, chief executive officer, KTGY Architecture + Planning; Heister Cease, principal, Clark Nexsen.
  • What: Mini MBA: Mastering the Business of Architecture for Emerging Professionals.
    Architects are respected for their creativity, consulted for their knowledge across a diverse range of issues, and valued as problem solvers. But rarely are we taught the business skills to create and manage a sustainable firm.
    Join us at this workshop for guidance on building a profitable practice. You'll hear from AIA Large Firm Round Table leaders, who will share key principles for developing a road map to success. Plus, explore the basics of business planning, including strategies for scaling an organization and nurturing a positive firm culture. Attendees will earn 3.75 LUs/RIBA credits.
  • Where: AIA Conference on Architecture 2019
    Las Vegas Convention Center
    3150 Paradise Road
    Las Vegas, NV 89109
    Room N119
    Program Code: WE111
  • When: Wednesday, June 5 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

DLR Group Associate Mariana Lavezzo, LEED AP. 

  • Who: Mariana Lavezzo, associate, DLR Group; Michael Pinto, principal, NAC Architecture, Lennie Scott-Webber, owner and principal, INSYNC: Education Research + Design; Mike Niola, associate principal, Vantage Technology Consulting Group.
  • WhatDesigning Safer Schools: Expanding the Architect's Tools and Advocacy.
    Designing for student safety has never been more top of mind for architects and their communities. The interactive preconference workshop will explore how architects can support student success by designing supportive settings for mental health and positive atmospheres for social-emotional learning. You'll learn various approaches to designing for safety followed by a deep dive into planning spaces that support well-being and human connections. Walk away with a keener understanding of how architecture and planning can reduce daily threats to school communities, see how design provides cues for behaviors, and learn strategies to prevent fewer threats. Attendees can earn 3.75 LUs/HSW/GBCI/RIBA.
  • WhereAIA Conference on Architecture 2019
    Las Vegas Convention Center
    3150 Paradise Road
    Las Vegas, NV 89109
    Program Code: WE305
  • When: Wednesday, June 5 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

L: DLR Group Associate Levi Wall. R: DLR Group Principal Prem Sundharam, AIA, WELL AP. 

  • WhoLevi Wall, associate, DLR Group; Prem Sundharam, principal, DLR Group; Thomas Fisher, professor, University of Minnesota; Beverly Kracher, Ph.D., executive director/CEO, Business Ethics Alliance.
  • What: How To Design Ethics.
    The practice of architecture today brings mounting expectations to positively impact the environment, people's mental and physical well-being, public safety, economic mobility, and many other issues. That is a lot of pressure. How can you successfully engage these? This conversation takes an honest look at architects' ethical obligations. You'll explore the meaning of "health, safety, and welfare" in a complex world and explore whether architects need a new ethical charge. DLR Group Associate Levi Wall will lead the panel of three experts as they posit, debate, and engage you and your peers in facing the greatest ethical challenges to your work. Attendees can earn 1.50 LUs/RIBA.
  • Where: AIA Conference on Architecture 2019
    Las Vegas Convention Center
    3150 Paradise Road
    Las Vegas, NV 89109
    Program Code: TH207
  • When: Thursday, June 6 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

L: DLR Group Senior Associate Carla Weinheimer, AIA, DBIA. R: DLR Group Associate Erica Ceder, LEED AP BD+C, Assoc. DBIA.

  • WhoCarla Weinheimer, senior associate, DLR Group; Erica Ceder, associate, DLR Group; Patrick Burke, principal, Michael Graves Architecture & Design.
  • WhatThe Portland Building: Postmodern Strategies for Preserving an Historic Icon.
    How do you preserve an historic building riddled with deficiencies? Michael Graves’ The Portland Building, an icon of postmodern architecture, presented just such a challenge in its $195 million renovation. Join this session to explore how The Portland Building's preservation and design strategies provoked rethinking what preservation means to postmodern buildings. You'll learn how the project balanced faults in material and systems with durability, performance, and respect for the building's character-defining features. Be part of a healthy dialogue around present-day preservation and its postmodern challenges. Attendees can earn 1.50 LUs/HSW/GBCI/RIBA.
  • WhereAIA Conference on Architecture 2019
    Las Vegas Convention Center
    3150 Paradise Road
    Las Vegas, NV 89109
    Program Code: FR2016
  • When: Friday, June 7 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

DLR Group Senior Associate Dina Sorensen, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C. .

  • Who: Dina Sorensen, senior associate, DLR Group.
  • What: Space Matters: Making Impact on Student Academic Engagement.
    Design can make a measurable difference on student success and academic engagement, particularly for grades 9–12. But without ample proof, education decision-makers find it difficult to greenlight these innovative design solutions. Join this active learning session to hear how DLR Group engaged in primary research to see how design moves the needle for student outcomes. You'll learn the “why,” “how,” and “what” of launching primary research and best practices to present the case to clients. You’ll also review the development, iteration, and implementation of the presenters' online POE survey instrument and its significant results. Attendees can earn 1.00 LU/GBCI/RIBA.
  • WhereAIA Conference on Architecture 2019
    Las Vegas Convention Center
    3150 Paradise Road
    Las Vegas, NV 89109
    Program Code: SA312
  • When: Saturday, June 8 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

DLR Group Designer Jeremy Carman, Assoc. AIA.

  • Who: Jeremy Carman, DLR Group.
  • What: Booth 9321.
    DLR Group is proud to have partnered with two leading tech companies in an effort to showcase the practical use and application of Augmented Reality for architecture and design. The live and interactive demonstration presented throughout this week at A’19 puts users, across the field, in the driver seat for a multi-user capable experience that’s sure to begin pushing the bounds of A+D technology, Design, and Project Coordination.
  • WhereAIA Conference on Architecture 2019
    Las Vegas Convention Center
    3150 Paradise Road
    Las Vegas, NV 89109
    Booth: 9321
  • When: Thursday, June 6 to Saturday, June 8 all day
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