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Library computer room

Imagining Post-Pandemic Library Space

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020
Time: 11 a.m.–1 p.m. (Eastern)
Location: Online (Zoom)
CEUs:

2.0 AIA/LU (HSW)
2.0 AICP/CM
2.0 LA/CES (HSW)

Cost: $149

 

Imagining Post-Pandemic Library Space

Librarians and library planners have been inundated with webinars and other data streams on “How to tune your library for re‐opening in a pandemic.” In this workshop we look farther into the future. The discussion will focus on getting past the problem‐solving around operating during a pandemic to where libraries will want to be in 2025 and beyond. We will include a short introductory piece about recently learned “best practices (and mistakes to avoid) when re‐opening,” but the emphasis will be on physical facility design responses to contemporary and emerging parameters and aspirations.

The format will include a brainstorming exercise and/or design problem for participants, as well as panel discussions.

Instructors

Jeffrey Hoover

Jeffrey Hoover
Principal, Tappé Architects

 

David Leonard | President, Boston Public Library
Rivkah Sass | Library Director/CEO, Sacramento Public Library
Sarah Meilleur | Director of Service Delivery, Calgary Public library

 
Rosewood Abu Dhabi hotel room interior

Hotel Design and Development:
An Industry Reset

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020
Time: 10 a.m.–12 p.m. (Eastern)
Location: Online (Zoom)
CEUs:

2.0 AIA/LU
2.0 AICP/CM
2.0 LA/CES

Cost: $149

Hotel Design and Development: An Industry Reset

Global tourism experienced almost uninterrupted growth for decades, with international arrivals skyrocketing from 277 million in 1980 to 1.5 billion in 2019. This growth was abruptly ended by the COVID-19 pandemic, with international arrivals projected to return to 320 million in 2020. As the travel industry returns, there is an opportunity for an industry reset. What will be the short-term and long-term impacts of this pandemic, as well as those of other prevalent issues, such as growing social inequities, on the hotel design and development process?

Led by two global veterans of the hospitality design industry, this two-hour discussion will examine the hotel development process from the perspective of owners, operators, developers, and designers. The interactive discussion will

  • start with an overview of the essentials of the hotel development process, in the contexts of the owner, designer, builder, and operator;
  • then take a look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has specifically affected the key elements of the development process—short-term, long-term, negatively, and maybe even positively;
  • and finish with a discussion of how the design and development of hotels can evolve to build greater equity and opportunity into the system.

Instructors

Julia Monk

Julia Monk, FAIA, FIIDA, NOMA
Hospitality Thought Leader | Architect | Interior Designer

Julia Monk

John H. Miller, AIA
Founding Director , White Walls


 Gund student at workstation

What's Next? Design Thinking for a Post-COVID World

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
Time: 11 a.m.–1 p.m. (Eastern)
Location: Online (Zoom)
CEUs:

2.0 AIA/LU
2.0 AICP/CM
2.0 LA/CES (HSW)

Cost: $149

What's Next? Design Thinking for a Post-COVID World

Every competent business leader plans for the unexpected in both good times and bad. But the breathtaking speed of this crisis, compounded by its breadth and depth, have overwhelmed us all. It seems everything has come untethered—there are no reliable benchmarks by which to navigate. All predictions about the economy in the coming year need to be re-thought, and those handsomely bound strategic plans can be consigned to the shredder. This virtual workshop will examine the impact of COVID-19 on the design & construction industries, focusing on both short-term and long-term implications. It will also highlight emerging opportunities that will help establish new value propositions going forward.

The A|E|C industries are ripe for reinvention. We will identify where these industries have fallen behind, and how to formulate concrete strategies that will help you avoid “rear view mirror” thinking. We will discuss new opportunities in design and practice, client expectations, and anticipating where growth and innovation will occur in a post-COVID world.

Instructor

Scott Simpson

Scott Simpson, FAIA, LEED AP
Architect