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A'18 Public Architects Preconvention Workshop - June 20, 2018

  • 1.  A'18 Public Architects Preconvention Workshop - June 20, 2018

    Posted 05-24-2018 01:29
    I wanted to reach out to my fellow colleagues to notify you of the upcoming A'18 Public Architects Workshop sponsored by the PA Committee.....

    This year's Public Architects Preconvention Workshop Public Architects: Driving Innovation in the Industry's Best Practices (WE201) promises to be an informative, thought provoking workshop focusing on the impact public architects have in influencing the profession's best practices and the built environment.  The collaboration of agency public architects and architects within private sector firms, who manage public sector projects, are at the forefront of urban development, leading social and technical initiatives that drive the industry's best practices.

    Please join us on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 , 8:30 am to 5:30 pm at the Javits Center for a full day seminar as distinguished public architects from the Smithsonian, US Coast Guard, AECOM and Columbia University Facilities discuss innovative case studies containing well-planned strategies for major public projects such as National Museum of African American History and Culture, the New York City Police Academy and Resilience for First Responders.  They will share successful initiatives that have spurred industry changes, positively affecting both the profession and the built environment.

    Nicholas Bloom, author of The Metropolitan Airport: JFK International and Modern New York, will discuss the airport's significance, history, and key players, as well as its impact on the New York regional economy, design, environment, and urban development. 

    This year's AIA theme of the New Urban Agenda with its features of resiliency and  sustainability in public buildings, leadership, solutions to urban challenges of growth are a key thread throughout the five sessions. 

    Hope to see you there!

    Learning objectives (7.5 LUs/ RIBA): 

    • Gain insight necessary to assess initiatives, strategies, and techniques, helping you establish new processes and create quality programs and projects
    • Discover how these leaders implemented better solutions, and explore the benefits gained from improving and establishing new best practices for the public and private sectors
    • Identify skills you'll need to accomplish collaborative initiatives and how you can incorporate them into your practice management
    • Learn how to apply appropriate and innovative technology and methods to accomplish quality projects and solutions

    Marilyn Wong-Wittmer, AIA
    Chair, A'18 Public Architects Workshop
    AIA - Public Architects Advisory Group
    Open: Call for applications deadline November 6. Learn more and apply to join your Knowledge Community leadership!