American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter

NEXT Conference

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS | SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES | SPONSORS | COMMUNITY PARTNERS | AGENDA

Hosted in San Francisco, a city recognized as a leading hub for innovative design leaders and thinkers, AIASF NEXT is a great opportunity to showcase your cutting-edge ideas, projects, and practices that will impact the next generation of the architecture and design profession as well as the future of the built environment. Gathering the best and brightest in AEC for information sharing, conversation, and networking, AIASF NEXT will be the platform to help you generate new clients, relationships, and business.

For complete information, program schedule, and to register, visit the NEXT website here.


CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

  • Thomas Albright, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • Aviad Almagor, Trimble Navigation
  • Tomas Alvarez, Beat Rhymes & Life
  • Lindsay Baker, Building Robotics
  • Ray Boyle, Our City Network
  • Scott Bryan, ImagineH2O
  • David Burney, Pratt Institute, Founder Urban Placemaking + Management
  • Steven Burns, BQE Software
  • Kenneth Caldwell, Caldwell Communications
  • John Chiodo, Gallagher & Associates
  • Tim Colen, San Francisco Housing Action Coalition
  • Mallory Cusenbery, RossDrulisCusenbery Architecture
  • Kearstin Dischinger, SF Planning Department
  • Mark English, Mark English Architects
  • Hunter Franks, League of Creative Interventionists
  • Anisha Gade, Marksearch
  • Carol Galante, UC Berkeley, Professor of Affordable Housing + Urban Policy
  • Chris Garvin, Terrapin Bright Green
  • Ken Graven, Charles M. Salter Associates
  • Wally Gordon, Deems Lewis McKinley
  • Robert Hart, Author
  • Daniel Hernandez, NYC Housing Preservation + Development’s Office of Neighborhood Strategies

  • Lucia Jacobs, UC Berkeley
  • Mark Jensen, Jensen Architects
  • Rowan Roderick Jones, ARUP
  • Karen Kubey, Institute of Public Architecture
  • Clifton Lemon, Clifton Lemon Associates
  • Ilana Lipsett, Co-founder and Director, freespace
  • Amanda Loper, David Baker Architects
  • Sue Mark, Marksearch
  • William Menking, The Architect’s Newspaper
  • Mark Miller, MK Think
  • Richard Pollack, Pollack Consulting
  • Michael Pyatok, Pyatok Architects
  • Tracy Quinn, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • David Scheer, Autodesk
  • Rosa Sheng, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
  • Emma Stewart, Autodesk
  • Michael Strogoff, Strogoff Consulting
  • Elizabeth Tippin, Elizabeth Tippin Law
  • Amanda Walter, Walter Communications
  • Scott Wiener, Board of Supervisors
  • Joan Williams, UC Hastings College of the Law
  • Jennifer Wolch, UC Berkeley, Dean College of Environmental Design
  • Mike Zuckerman, freespace

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AGENDA

Thursday, November 12

PLACEMAKING DEEP DIVE: PLACEMAKING AS A MOVEMENT

  • How can San Francisco leverage the International Placemaking Movement?
  • How can we further the bottom-up approach espoused by the Placemaking philosophy and better engage those who are not currently involved in these grassroots efforts?
  • What are the roles architects play in Placemaking and how can they better interact with other collaborators in the Placemaking community?

Friday, November 13

DESIGN TRACK: CREATIVE INNOVATIONS IN DESIGN

  • What sources of inspiration drive your creative process?
  • What key elements in the creative process lead to successful execution of design projects?
  • How does the value of architecture and architects get amplified in the collaborative design process?
  • How are designers and architects’ conceptions and visions effectively translated into great projects?
  • What are some current and future trends impacting the design process?

TECHNOLOGY TRACK: SHAPING THE FUTURE

  • What technological challenges will impact architects and designers related to drawings and software?
  • What cutting edge technologies exist that can be applied to architectural design as well as communication about design?
  • Where will the need to apply new technologies come from – the desire to innovate design or the desire to meet codes?
  • What are the latest developments and trends related to residential and commercial buildings?
  • How might alternative energy sources, like solar power, impact our work as designers?

BUSINESS TRACK: BEST PRACTICES IN GROWING AND MANAGING YOUR FIRM

  • What are the key factors in running a successful design practice?
  • How will technology enable creative staffing and how can architects more effectively manage a mobile team?
  • What role will/does social media play in architecture and design and how can it be leveraged to gain business?
  • How can an architecture firm or sole practitioner grow in a rapidly changing economy? What are the trends impacting the design profession and how do they affect a successful business?
  • What tools are critical to recruiting and managing staff and encouraging collaboration effectively?
  • How can an architecture firm or sole practitioner ensure that staff has the social, presentation and client management skills needed to make a business successful?
  • Contract negotiations, budgeting, marketing, hiring, firing, employee benefits, transitions, building a team – what are key tools to use in each of these fundamental areas?

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

In addition to participating as a session presenter, partnering with AIA San Francisco as a conference sponsor is a great way to maximize your outreach to the conference audience! For full details regarding our sponsorship opportunities and associated benefits, download our SPONSORSHIP PROSPECTUS.

Please contact AIASF Director of Internal Operations January Ruck at jruck@aiasf.org with any sponsorship inquiries.

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For questions contact AIASF Director of Communications Helen Wong at hwong@aiasf.org.