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ARIC2017East Theme Blue

Thursday, October 19th


8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

Expo Hall Open


9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks


9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

The Challenges and Opportunities for Design in the New Urban Century

Michael Kimmelman, Architecture Critic, The New York Times

Kimmelman will discuss politics and policies in the 21st century city, around climate change, transportation, housing and other urgent
planning issues, and will look at the shifting priorities for architects as they assume a greater role in the design of the urban realm.


10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Panel Discussion
Designing for Security in the Public Realm

Rob Rogers, FAIA, Principal, Rogers Partners Architects + Urban Designers
Chris Reed, FASLA, Founding Director, Stoss Landscape Urbanism
Moderated by: Cathleen McGuigan, Editor-in-Chief,Architectural Record

Rogers and Reed will explore, through a presentation of projects from each of their firms, ways in which designers create
congenial civic places that subtly incorporate elements for a broad set of contingencies, including crowds,
staged events, circulation for pedestrians and vehicles, as well as for emergencies.


11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Networking and Refreshment Break in Expo Hall


11:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Private Dreams/Public Agendas

Marion Weiss& Michael A. Manfredi, Co-Founders
WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism

Weiss and Manfredi will review the sometimes contentious relationship between architecture and the public
realm and then discuss, through examples of some of their recent work, how architecture can help
meet the urgent need to shape the public realm, particularly in the context of climate change.


12:10 p.m. - 12:25 p.m.

Innovation in Record Time:
Successful Strategies for Profitable, Carbon Neutral Designs Using Passive House and CLT

Stas Zakrzewski, Principal, ZH Architects

Sponsored by: rethink wood


12:25 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Networking and Lunch in the Expo Hall


12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Afternoon Sponsored CEU Session
Mass Timber Construction: Products, Performance and Design

Due to their high strength, dimensional stability and positive environmental performance, mass timber building products are
quickly becoming materials of choice for sustainably-minded designers. This presentation will provide a detailed look at the variety of mass
timber products available, including glue-laminated timber (glulam), cross laminated timber (CLT), nail laminated timber (NLT), heavy
timber decking, and other engineered and composite systems. Other topics will include detailing and construction best
practices, lessons learned from completed projects and trends for the increased use of mass timber products in the future

Marc Rivard, PE, SE
New England Regional Director – Design & Construction Services, WoodWorks – Wood Products Council

rethink wood


2:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.

The Third Place

Sharon Johnston & Mark Lee, Partners, Johnston Marklee & Associates

Borrowing sociologist Ray Oldenburg¹s term, architects Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee will explore ideas about community,
urbanism and the essential nature of un-programmed, flexible public space, as reflected in such projects as their recent intervention
in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and their design for the Menil Drawing Institute in Houston, opening next spring.
They will also discuss the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, which they co-curated, and its theme "Make New History."


2:40 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.

Panel Discussion:
After the Storm: Designing for Resilience

Amy Chester, Managing Director, Rebuild by Design
David Waggonner, FAIA, Principal, Waggoner & Ball Architects
Simon David, Project Leader & Senior Designer, Bjarke Ingels Group
Moderated by: Joann Gonchar, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Editor, Architectural Record

Five years after the destruction of Hurricane Sandy, panelists will discuss plans for protecting
Manhattan and coastal Connecticut from extreme weather, sea level rise, and storm surge.


3:40 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.

Innovation in Record Time:
Manufacturing the Parametric

Michael Riggin, Director of Design, CEILINGS PLUS

Sponsored by: Ceilings Plus


3:55 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.

Networking and Refreshment Break in Expo Hall


4:25 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Augmenting the Urban

Brendan MacFarlane, Partner, Jakob + MacFarlane

Through a process of addition and removal of architectural elements, Brendan MacFarlane and Dominique Jakob attempt to generate new
urban relations between their work and the surrounding context. At the conference MacFarlane will present recent examples of this approach,
including the City of Fashion and Design in Paris and the Orange Cube in Lyon.”


5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Assembly Required

Shohei Shigematsu, Partner and Director, OMA New York

The cultural, economic and social demands of the public realm have expanded its function beyond gathering space.
OMA Partner Shohei Shigematsu will explore shifts in platforms of interaction and occupation and how architecture responds with
new hybrid typologies—from the National Museum’s role as town hall in Canada; a public park as an economic bridge in Washington DC;
the performance venue for Faena as an incubator in Miami Beach; to Facebook’s new campus as a mixed-use village.


5:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks


6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Networking and Cocktail Reception in Expo Hall