Wanda Lau, LEED AP, editor at ARCHITECT magazine
Registration & Networking: 5:30 p.m.
Discussion & Q+A: 6:00 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.
Free (registration required): AIA members, students and non-members with no CEU Certificate
$10: non-members requesting CEU Certificate
Vision Keynote: Architecture in Flux; The State of Design Technology & Practice
Behind the buzzwords that are regularly peppered in conversations about the future of the AEC industry—VR, AR, MR, AI, POE, big data, and anything prefaced by “smart”— architects and designers are expanding their services and capabilities to increase client engagement pre- and post-occupancy, spearhead R+D initiatives across multiple disciplines, and reinvigorate craftsmanship in design with the latest digital fabrication tools and technologies.
Many firms are endeavoring to make architecture a more inclusive, accessible, and uplifting field as the faces of the profession and the communities it serves become more diverse. Wanda Lau, LEED AP, will discuss some of these changes and advancements which are critical to the survival of a profession that faces increasing competition for talent and market share from tech giants.
Wanda Lau, LEED AP, is an award-winning editor and writer who oversees tech, practice, and product coverage at ARCHITECT magazine. She is also a host and producer for ARCHITECT’s podcast. She holds a B.S. in civil engineering from Michigan State University, an S.M. in building technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an M.A. in journalism from Syracuse University.