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18 Apr

Vision Keynote: Provoking the Future of Practice

April 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
538 Reading Road, Loft 300





1.0 LU


Ryan Mullinex, AIA of NBBJ


Registration: 5:30 p.m.
Program: 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

Program Description

Vision Keynote on Design: Provoking the Future of Practice Design Process

Amid a rapidly changing and complex marketplace, this discussion will explore how NBBJ has been rethinking the architectural practice to bring greater opportunities for innovation in the built environment.
Through continuing to expand their integration of technology, they have been able to capitalize on research and data through employing such things as Hackathons and Design Computation to further inform their Design solutions. They also have established strong community and academic partnerships, working together across disciplines, to push innovation beyond the realm of the typical Architectural practice.

Ryan Mullenix is a design partner at NBBJ and strong advocate for data-driven design, a process that uses custom algorithms to link geometry with data to augment both human and building performance. He is a leader of the Corporate Practice and, as a dedicated believer in transdisciplinary innovation, he guides NBBJ’s Fellowship Program with Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist at the University of Washington. Ryan’s interest in emerging thinking has resulted in efforts such as the Distribute! Hackathon with Time, Inc., international charrettes exploring urbanization and work, and the advancement of asynchronous collaboration tools.

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate the importance of cross-practice thinking.
  • Identify opportunities to rethink the conventional ways in which architects work.
  • Outline the importance of research and data in architectural practice.
  • Introduce the value of community and academic partnerships.

Event Details

Date: April 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Venue: BOOST!
Address: 538 Reading Road, Loft 300