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    Cancelled | Fresh Brew: Virtual Design Hour

    Thursday, May 6, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT


    AIA Member: $10 | General: $15 | Student: $5

    Hear firsthand from team leaders what it is like to introduce nascent technology onto your contracted scope. This panel discussion brings together local business executives who will share their experiences on leveraging future design technologies on your current work, how these forces might impact the practice across industries, and how best to prepare and respond to these forces.

    Key Learnings

    • Learn how disruptive technologies are merging with global business;
    • Gain insights on how business leaders enable design technology innovation within their practices;
    • Get tangible lessons on innovation that you can apply to your own business;
    • Gather lessons from the edge from robotics, immersive reality, and generative design to artificial intelligence.



    Dave Alpert, FAIA, CEO + Co-Founder | Geopogo
    Dave is an award-winning architect now leading the development of Geopogo's AR Instantly software for design and construction. 3D made simple. Geopogo's vision is to apply the power of AR to build a better world by making construction more affordable and by increasing the budget available for high-quality design. In his career as an architect, Dave worked on project design teams for major commercial and institutional buildings in the Bay Area for the local offices of SOM, Gensler, and other firms. After earning an MBA mid-career, he worked on the owner's side coaching design and construction teams on $10 billion of projects around the country for Kaiser Permanente.

    Heath May AIA, Principal/Director, HKS Laboratory for INtensive Exploration

    Heath leads a studio responsible for projects that have been recognized for progressive design with numerous awards. His work and research include data-driven design optimization, simulation, and digital design, fabrication and delivery. Heath has taught advanced graduate design studio as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Texas Arlington, CAPPA, School of Architecture. Practicing across multiple sectors, recent projects featuring the design and/or collaboration of LINE include SoFi Stadium, Pacific Plaza Pavilion, and Alcon-Novartis Café. He practices in San Francisco, with a current focus on collaborative digital platforms.

    Zigmund (Zig) Rubel, FAIA, President/CEO | A Design+Consulting
    Zig is the President and CEO of A Design+Consulting, a firm specializing in data-driven processes to plan, design, and construct healing, learning and discovering buildings. The firm provides design services, operations consulting practice and technology strategies for its clients. Zig has over 30 years of experience and has worked on over 20 million-sf of healthcare facilities throughout the world. He helped define the AIA’s Guide for Integrated Project Delivery and its adoption in Healthcare projects. He holds five United States patents for building products and software. Zig is a founding Board Member and Secretary for the Center of Innovation in the Design and Construction Industry. He is a member of the AIA College of Fellows.

    Fresh Brew is a series of online morning conversations covering a variety of topics about all things architecture and design. Fresh Brew provides the general public and industry professionals with engaging dialogue and a space for inspiration during these challenging times.

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    Thursday, May 6, 2021
    9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT


    Online Event


    AIASF + Center for Architecture + Design
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