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CodeTitleDay   Time Level CEUSelect
W00
UIA/PHG International Healthcare Forum – 3 Day Package
Wed-Fri
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Adv.
2.4
 

Seminar Details

This package runs from Weds Sept 25 - Friday Sept 28, 2013.

Click here to download the UIA/PHG Forum program.

This annual international forum features over 50 seminars and over 25 speakers from around the world from Sept 24-28, 2013 at IIDEX.

The forum allows the knowledge sharing of international perspectives on health and the design of the care environment plus the role that health care quality and innovation plays in these projects to support better health care. To learn more about the UIA/PHG Forum click here.

*Educators & Students Pricing - A business card, valid faculty card, or valid student card must be presented at registration to confirm reduced admission fee.

Architecture Canada I RAIC will be presenting the 2013 International Union of Architects / Public Health Group (UIA/PHG) Forum and Global University Programs in Healthcare Architecture (GUPHA) Meeting at IIDEX 2013, September 24-28, 2013 in Toronto.

The collaboration between Architecture Canada | RAIC, UIA/PHG, GUPHA, the Interior Designers of Canada, and IIDEX enables the knowledge sharing of international perspectives on health and the design of the care environment plus the role that health care quality and innovation plays in these projects to support better health care. Whether your specialty is hospitals, long-term care, community health, wellness, rehabilitation or mental health, the UIA/PHG 2013 Forum brings together the best and brightest practitioners from around the globe to share their insights.

This year’s theme, get better! The Pursuit of Better Health and Better Healthcare Design at Lower Per Capita Costs will be explored in a wide range of in-depth seminars during the two days of IIDEX, September 26-27. The forum will also include networking events, cocktail receptions, dinners, site tours and student programming.

Fee$875/$745/$437.50
StreamsHealthcare Design, UIA/PHG International Healthcare Forum


         

             

W01
UIA/PHG International Healthcare Forum - Get Started Internationally: Global Perspectives on Academia, Research and Practice + Luncheon
Wed
8:00AM - 1:00PM
Adv.
0.5
 

Seminar Details

For a complete schedule and seminar descriptions of Wednesday mornings speakers plus luncheon speaker, Greg Colluci from Diamond Schmitt Architects please click here.

Take part in the International Union of Architects Public Health Group forum with this special half day program and rate. Design and architectural professionals will be able to participate in a forum that brings leading thinkers in the healthcare, architecture and design to Toronto while earning valuable earn CEU hours. 

*Educators & Students Pricing - A business card, valid faculty card, or valid student card must be presented at registration to confirm reduced
admission fee.

Fee$220/$175/$140
StreamsArchitectural Design, Healthcare Design, UIA/PHG International Healthcare Forum


         

             

W02
UIA/PHG International Healthcare Forum - Get Started Internationally: Global Perspectives on Academia, Research and Practice + Bridgepoint Opening Reception
Wed
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Adv.
0.4
 

Seminar Details

For a complete schedule and seminar descriptions of Wednesday afternoon speakers please click here. This half day seminar program includes admission to the UIA/PHG Opening Reception and Tour of Bridgepoint Active Healthcare from 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Take part in the International Union of Architects Public Health Group forum with this special half day program and rate. Design and architectural professionals will be able to participate in a forum that brings leading thinkers in the healthcare, architecture and design to Toronto while earning valuable earn CEU hours. 

*Educators & Students Pricing - A business card, valid faculty card, or valid student card must be presented at registration to confirm reduced
admission fee.

Fee$220/$175/$140
StreamsArchitectural Design, Healthcare Design, UIA/PHG International Healthcare Forum


         

             

T27
Selling in Any Economy
Speaker(s): Deborah Flate
Thurs
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Int.
0.1
 

Seminar Details

This session will teach people in the design industry simple yet effective techniques to catapult their business forward and improve their bottom line. In this economy (or any), all professionals, regardless of position or title, need to be able to persuade and sell to grow their business. Attendees will learn skills such as selling instead of presenting, how to uncover needs, how to follow up, how to make clients understand the value of products and services, and how to analyze results. The session will empower attendees to sell in a way that takes the old definition of a salesperson into the 21st century. They will walk away with a new approach and understanding of sales that is recession-proof and will give lasting results.

Speaker:

Deborah Flate is founder of Dialogue Consulting in Chicago, where she uses her 20-plus years in interior design, sales, management and sales training to help clients take their current business to the next level. Her work focuses on re-branding, product development and marketing. In 2013 Deborah launched D Squared Sales Training, specifically geared toward the interior design industry. She is currently working on a book tailored to the design industry aptly titled, Selling in Any Economy.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Selling techniques attendees can immediately incorporate into their current presentations
  2. How they can position their products and services more strategically to become the ‘go to’ expert.
  3. The importance of analyzing ‘efforts versus results’ to save time and money
Fee$55/$65
StreamsBusiness Management, Furniture Dealer
T34
UIA/PHG International Healthcare Forum - Get Thinking! System & Design Thinking for Better Healthcare
Thurs
8:30AM - 11:00AM
Adv.
0.2
 

Seminar Details

For a complete schedule and seminar descriptions of Thursday morning speakers please click here.

Take part in the International Union of Architects Public Health Group forum with this special half day program and rate. Design and architectural professionals will be able to participate in a forum that brings leading thinkers in the healthcare, architecture and design to Toronto while earning valuable earn CEU hours. 

*Educators & Students Pricing - A business card, valid faculty card, or valid student card must be presented at registration to confirm reduced
admission fee.

Fee$220/$175/$140
StreamsArchitectural Design, Healthcare Design, UIA/PHG International Healthcare Forum


         

             

T01
Profit from Introducing Lean Principles in YOUR Design Practice
Speaker(s): Brian Watkinson
Thurs
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Int.
0.2
 

Seminar Details

We’re hearing more and more about Lean Construction and, more recently, Lean Integrated Project Delivery, which is very quickly emerging as a much-preferred alternative to traditional methods like design-bid-build, design-build and public-private partnerships. Lean is all about reducing waste and driving value for the customer. Think Toyota, where Lean Manufacturing had its foundations. It employs techniques like planning the assembly process with the workers who are actually building the cars, just-in-time delivery and component pre-assembly. All key members of the project team are involved from the outset. Critical to the success of a Lean project is a shift from adversarial relationships between project participants to a team approach that delivers the best possible project outcome through shared interests, risk and reward.

Speaker: 

Architect Brian Watkinson is an associate with The Realignment Group and principal of Strategies 4 Impact!, a professional service firm in Ontario that provides strategic advice and support to businesses in the design and construction sector. Brian previously led a 20-person practice in Niagara Falls and is a former executive director of the Ontario Association of Architects. 

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand principles related to Lean design and construction 
  2. Learn how to apply Lean principles even when a project is being delivered and constructed through traditional methods
  3. Understand the valued leadership role that designers can play when they have implemented Lean principles in their own practices
Fee$95/$105
StreamsArchitectural Design, Business Management, Healthcare Design, Innovation/Materials, Institutional/Educational Design
T02
Advanced Materials for Architects and Interior Designers
Speaker(s): Marie O’Mahony
Thurs
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Int.
0.2
 

Seminar Details

This session looks at the importance of lightness in the development of advanced textiles for architecture and interiors. The environmental impact of materials, in terms of production, use, reuse and end-of-life, has driven some of the most innovative developments in textiles today. Examples of these fibres, fabrics, composites, coatings and finishing treatments will be examined, including glass fibre, aluminized treatments and ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE), alongside materials that are still in development, such as photovoltaic-coated yarns. It also considers how advanced textiles are impacting the aesthetic, performance and smartness of buildings and interiors, and how biomimetics or biomimicry plays a role. Case studies will include work by Zaha Hadid and Enric Ruiz Geli. The seminar concludes with a look at emerging technologies, such as nanotechnology, biotechnology and 3D printing. 

Speaker:

Marie O’Mahony is professor of advanced fashion and textiles at Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) University in Toronto, and visiting professor at University of the Arts in London. She is also a textile and technology consultant, author and curator. Marie has curated exhibitions for Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum, the British Council and the Science Gallery at Dublin’s Trinity College. Her clients include UNStudio, Seymour Powell, NIKE and Hussein Chalayan.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Develop material knowledge
  2. Increase awareness of the environmental impact of material weight
  3. Acquire new design strategies for working with materials
Fee$95/$105
StreamsArchitectural Design, Healthcare Design, Innovation/Materials, Lighting, Residential Design, Sustainable Design, Workplace Design
T03
Referrals and Beyond: Prospecting for Business Growth
Speaker(s): Chris Kelly
Thurs
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Adv.
0.2
 

Seminar Details

You are a growth-minded and proactive professional with a great business, and you have a history of delivering on your word. Because of your expertise and your track record, your business has become “referral-based.”  But referrals coming through the door simply aren’t producing enough qualified appointments and, as a result, you’re not hitting your financial goals. This workshop will focus on the notion of prospecting in order to grow business. We will discuss proactive referrals versus passive referrals, and why sometimes we don’t close deals that show up on a silver platter. Attendees will discover firsthand how architecture and design professionals tackle referrals and other proactive prospecting strategies. They will also learn methods to stop providing free consulting.

Speaker:

Chris Kelly, MBA, is the owner of the authorized Sandler Training center in Toronto. He assists growth-minded business owners, corporations and passionate professionals to realize superior levels of performance in the areas of sales, sales management and business development. Sandler Training has provided innovative sales and sales-management training for more than 40 years. 

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Becoming proactive in referral based business development
  2. Other forms of prospecting to help build your firm or practice
  3. The importance and use of a system for business development
Fee$95/$105
StreamsBusiness Management
T04
Changes to the 2012 Ontario Building Code
Speaker(s): Leszek Muniak
Thurs
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Int.
0.2
 

Seminar Details

This two-hour seminar will cover changes to the 2012 Ontario Building Code (OBC) related to Division A, Part 3. It will highlight the differences between the 2006 edition of the OBC and the 2012 edition, as well as the rationale behind these changes.

Note: Attendees do not need to bring a copy of the code.

Speaker:

Leszek Muniak, of Sereca Larden Muniak Inc, has been ARIDO’s building code consultant for more than ten years. Sereca Larden Muniak specializes in the development and presentation of building code-related seminars and courses. Les has acted as a consultant for hundreds of projects and a wide variety of clients. Many of these projects required the development of innovative fire protection and code compliance approaches for building rehabilitation and new construction. He has served on Ontario and national building code committees. Les has also developed fire-analysis computer techniques, conducted fire investigations and acted as a consultant for legal counsel.

Fee$95/$105
StreamsArchitectural Design, Healthcare Design, Hospitality Design, Institutional/Educational Design, Residential Design, Retail Design, Sustainable Design
T05
Is LEED Just a Game to Beat?
Speaker(s): Alan Murphy, Tina Sutton, Antonio Santini
Thurs
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Int.
0.2
 

Seminar Details

It is becoming more common for project teams to treat the pursuit of LEED certification as a game. But in doing so, teams may be forgoing opportunities. With tenants and customers becoming more “green-savvy,” creating a coherent message behind your LEED scorecard, rather than simply choosing the lowest hanging fruit, could make a real difference in a marketplace where LEED-certified spaces are becoming more and more available. This seminar will help project owners and practitioners consider possibilities beyond “beating the system” in applying LEED to their next project. It will offer examples of how LEED NC and LEED CI can support overall sustainability programs and align with the project owner’s values and brand—and result in a competitive edge.

Speakers:

Alan Murphy, LEED AP, is principal at Green Reason, a sustainable building consulting and project management company in Toronto. He has a comprehensive understanding of building design, operations, construction processes and project management principles. Alan has degrees in environmental studies and architecture from the University of Waterloo.

Tina Sutton, LEED AP, is project manager at Green Reason. She previously worked in the nonprofit and construction industries. Tina’s experience has given her a strong understanding of sustainable strategies, construction methods and procedures. She holds a BA and an architectural technician diploma.

Antonio Santini, LEED AP, is a principal partner at Red Studio Inc Architects, in Toronto. He is passionate about environmental design and research, and has over 20 years of experience in a variety of project types. He has a master’s in environmental design (architecture) from the University of Calgary.

Fee$95/$105
StreamsArchitectural Design, Sustainable Design

T06
Shifting Workstyles = Transforming The Workplace: A Case Study of GlaxoSmithKline Smart Working Program
Speaker(s): John Campbell, Ray Milora
Thurs
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Int.
0.2
 

Seminar Details

This case study and open dialogue will examine GlaxoSmithKline’s recent relocation of 1,400 employees to the Navy Yard in Philadelphia and the robust process of transforming a traditional hierarchical-based workplace into an activity-based one. It will demonstrate the myriad workstreams that must be addressed, and the role of change management and user engagement. For GSK, the end result is a double LEEDv3 platinum workplace with no private offices, no assigned seating, and a large range of work settings, both open and enclosed to accommodate focused and collaborative work—in less than 30% of the space previously leased. The process involved an in-depth diagnosis of the business vision and issues arising from the fact that the workplace is both a physical and a virtual place.

Speakers:

John Campbell, LEED AP, is a principal at the Philadelphia architecture firm Francis Cauffman. He has enjoyed a collaborative relationship with many major corporations and institutions for over 25 years. John travels widely to lecture about the changing workplace and to optimize his clients’ office environments for a constantly changing world.

Ray Milora’s career spans over 20 years and includes co-founding the user-centered design-based consultancy Seventh House. He is currently the GSK project executive for the move to new offices at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia. 

Learning Outcomes:

  1. How to manage change during a significant shift in workstyle
  2. How to maximize user engagement by prototyping pilot spaces
  3. How and why to make employee wellness and health a key component
Fee$95/$105
StreamsArchitectural Design, Facility Management, Innovation/Materials, Sustainable Design, Workplace Design
T07
The Psychology of Colour
Speaker(s): Susan J. Slotkis
Thurs
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Int.
0.2
 

Seminar Details

Colour is a powerful design tool in the built environment. Decisions related to colour are best made with scientific knowledge of the attributes of colour. This course will feature an engaging and informative PowerPoint presentation to highlight how perception of colour directs human responses in behavior and emotion. It will demonstrate how perception is influenced by personal experiences and cultural identifications. The meaning of colour as it has changed over time and place will be explored, concluding with a discussion of future directions. Participants will be inspired to apply this information to their own projects.

Speaker:

Susan J. Slotkis is an interior designer, educator and author. She holds degrees from Fashion Institute of Technology, Albany State University, and Boston University School of Social Work. Her book, Foundations of Interior Design, now in its second edition, was recently released by Fairchild Books. She is an adjunct assistant professor at F.I.T. and New York University.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. The powerful role colour plays in the built environment and consumer decision-making
  2. The importance of colours’ symbolism and meaning based on social, group and cultural experiences
  3. The ways in which colour combinations, harmony schemes and contrasts impact human response
Fee$95/$105
StreamsArchitectural Design, Healthcare Design, Hospitality Design, Institutional/Educational Design, Residential Design, Retail Design, Workplace Design
T09
Designing Beauty: How You Can Create It and Why the Future of the Planet May Depend on It
Speaker(s): Sally Augustin
Thurs
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Int.
0.2
 

Seminar Details

Places and things that are beautiful endure because they are pleasing and satisfying— aesthetically, intellectually and, as required, functionally. It turns out that beauty is not just in the eye of the beholder. The development of beautiful places and things can be informed by research in the social and physical sciences. Applicable research findings supply insights that designers can use in their work. This presentation will review visual, audio, tactile and olfactory/scent experiences, as well as how design decisions should be influenced by cultures—organizational, national or other. Ugliness will also be discussed.

Speaker:

Sally Augustin, MBA, PhD, is a practising environmental psychologist and author. She works with individuals and organizations to design spaces where people are happy, healthy and wise. Sally’s work has been discussed in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and in design publications.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understanding of links between sensory experience and beauty
  2. Knowledge of how beauty influences employee and organizational performance, and financial return
  3. Ability to stay current with future related research
Fee$95/$105
StreamsArchitectural Design, Business Management, Facility Management, Furniture Dealer, Healthcare Design, Hospitality Design, Innovation/Materials, Institutional/Educational Design, Residential Design, Retail Design, Sustainable Design, Workplace Design
T10
Setting the Mood: Creating Successful Hotel, Bar and Restaurant Lighting Designs
Speaker(s): Rhomney Forbes-Gray
Thurs
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Int.
0.2
 

Seminar Details

This presentation will offer insight into the powerful influence lighting has in the success of hotels and restaurants. Properly lit spaces can make food taste better or make a couple feel like they are the only two people in the world. It can dictate clientele demographics and price points. Attendees will learn how lighting can determine the classification of a hospitality space, practical design elements that make a difference, and the critical role lighting controls play. In this seminar we will review the IESNA's new design guide for Hotel Lighting and discuss strategies for specific hospitality related "tasks". Topics include new technologies, environmental concerns, building codes and LEED,value engineering and the challenges these pose when designing higher-end  hotels, restaurants and bars.

Speaker:

Rhomney Forbes-Gray, LC, IALD, MIES, is principal and lighting designer with Lightbrigade Architectural Lighting, in Toronto. She has served on the local IES board of directors for the past 18 years and is presently the lighting liaison for IIDEX Canada. Rhomney is the recipient of 16 international illumination design awards, including the IESNA International Illumination Design Award of Excellence.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Review of IESNA design guide for Hotel Lighting (IES DG-25-12)
  2. Gain an understanding of technologies and codes
  3. Learn strategies for hospitality related tasks.
Fee$95/$105
StreamsArchitectural Design, Facility Management, Hospitality Design, Lighting, Sustainable Design
T08
Renovations and Upgrades: Lighting Design that Responds to the Needs of the Client
Speaker(s): Ian Joffe
Thurs
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Int.
0.1
 

Seminar Details

More often than not, a client’s required upgrades revolve around renovations and retrofits rather than new construction. This improvement work is dictated by the need to update or refresh decor, reposition a property, introduce new technologies to improve efficiencies, and/or accommodate new tenants. This presentation will consider, from the ‘client’ perspective, the impetus to upgrade and to mandate the scope of work. For the ‘engineer’ response, we will look at case studies of recent projects, including Winnipeg’s St. Vital Shopping Centre, Mississauga’s Square One and an office interior, walking through the detailed process of accommodating a client’s vision within the confines of today’s budgets, codes and technologies. A focus on LEDs, from the basics up, will be included.

Speaker:

Ian Joffe, PEng, IES, has been a partner in consulting electrical engineering practice for the past 25 years with the firm Hammerschlag + Joffe, in Toronto. He is responsible for all facets of electrical engineering services, including the design of specialty lighting and lighting control systems, life safety, security, power, and assisting clients in the development of corporate standards and property-condition surveys. Ian also heads up the PV generation and sustainable design group at the firm. He holds an electrical engineering degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Fee$55/$65
StreamsArchitectural Design, Institutional/Educational Design, Lighting, Retail Design, Sustainable Design, Workplace Design
T32
Something in the Air: What You Can’t See Can Hurt You
Speaker(s): Diane Martel
Thurs
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Int.
0.1
 

Seminar Details

On average, North Americans spend 93 per cent of our lives indoors. As we work toward a more sustainable world, our homes and offices become ever more tightly sealed. We can weatherstrip our homes and switch to the most efficient windows on the market, but without addressing indoor air quality (IAQ), we’re sealing contaminants in as we seal the elements out. Fortunately, several organizations measure and certify construction materials based on IAQ. Certification programs provide designers, architects and building owners/facility managers with quantifiable metrics for the volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions given off by various types of flooring materials. Architects and designers want to know that the products they choose will represent their design well and provide years of trouble-free use. This presentation will offer a new understanding of the impact IAQ has on our everyday lives and the materials being used to create structures free of airborne contaminants. 

Speaker:

Diane Martel, vice-president, environmental planning and strategy, for Tarkett North America, is responsible for driving the company’s sustainable messaging, programs, initiatives, education, training and industry awareness. She spearheaded the development of the company’s ReStart? program, which addressed the recycling of product samples, installation waste and installed-flooring materials in the commercial market.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understanding IAQ and applying it in product selection
  2. Determining what rating-system tools are available to become a more informed resource for clients
  3. Recognizing the steps product manufacturers take to address rating system and code requirements, and where to find information that can assist with specification
Fee$55/$65
StreamsArchitectural Design, Healthcare Design, Innovation/Materials, Institutional/Educational Design, Residential Design, Sustainable Design

T37
The Basics of GEO-Slab Foundation Design
Speaker(s): Joshua Teixeira
Thurs
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Basic
0.1
 

Seminar Details

This course will review the features and benefits of GEO-Slab Foundations (GSF), an insulated slab foundation system that offers a green and sustainable alternative to conventional footings. GSF is a type of slab-on-grade Frost Protected Structural Foundation system and can be designed for three building types: unheated buildings,
 heated buildings,
 and buildings using heated slabs supplied with any form of in-floor radiant heat from a hydronic or electric closed-loop warm-air delivery system. Geo-Slab opens up opportunities to build on undesirable soils without the typical remediation costs. Many institutional buildings in Ontario have already seen the benefits. We will look at two in detail: the Extendicare in Timmins, and the Carefor Hospice in Cornwall.

Speaker:

Joshua Teixeira has been actively involved in the building-science industry for over 20 years as a design and project engineer. He is currently head of R&D for Legalett Inc, a Canadian company specializing in GEO-Slab technology. With an extensive background in soil science, Joshua helped develop Frost Protected Shallow Foundation (FPSF) technology in Canada and the U.S., studying and working with the Scandinavian scientists and engineers who pioneered it. Joshua has designed and/or overseen the design of more than a thousand FPSFs in North America.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the engineering disciplines that unite to create optimum solutions for each individual GEO-Slab project


  2. Be able to state the performance and green benefits related to GSF systems
  3. Knowledge of how GSF systems are recognized in various green building rating programs
Fee$55/$65
StreamsArchitectural Design

SE02
Healthcare Keynote: David Webster - A Call to Action Through the Power of Design
Speaker(s): David Webster
Thurs
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Int.
0.1
 

Seminar Details

The healthcare ecosystem has reached the point where innovation is critical. Despite the arrival of an unprecedented number of game-changing technologies, the system continues to struggle with inertia. The award-winning global firm IDEO takes a human-centered approach to helping clients make a difference for patients, the people in their lives and healthcare professionals. IDEO partner David Webster believes that design can make a profound difference in enabling people to live healthier lives. In his keynote address, David will show how his firm looks at health and wellness through a broad lens. In addition to the physical design of space, he considers many other dimensions of the user experience, including digital aspects, service, communications and products. He sees a broad range of opportunities for innovation, from advancing surgical tools to developing consumer brands that make healthful eating irresistible. David knows from experience that design thinking can massively improve the healthcare ecosystem for patients, professionals and organizations.

Speaker:

David Webster leads IDEO’s global Health and Wellness practice. Formally trained as a mechanical engineer and industrial designer, he is passionate about designing experiences that pivot around physical objects. And he can’t get enough of robots. Before IDEO, David designed Yamaha motorcycles with GK in Tokyo, invented new food products with WhatIf in London, and built new factories for Unilever in Europe.

Click here for more information on all IIDEX 2013 Keynotes.

FeeFree Non-Ticketed Event
StreamsArchitectural Design, Healthcare Design, Innovation/Materials, Sustainable Design

         

             

T38
Exam Cram
Speaker(s): Rebecca Muyal
Thurs
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Basic
 

Seminar Details

Join Rebecca Muyal, lead facilitator for IDC NCIDQ practice sessions and learn about the new NCIDQ IDFX: Interior Design Fundamentals Exam. As a part of the new eligibility requirements for NCIDQ exam, anyone who meets one of the current NCIDQ educational routes can take this section of the exam anytime after graduation. All are encouraged to come learn about IDFX and how to prepare to take the first step in becoming an NCIDQ certificate holder. Come and run through some practice multiple choice questions as you cram for your exam!

Location: Room C2, Direct Energy Centre

FeeFree, Ticketed Event
Streams
T29
“Powers of Ten” Workshop
Speaker(s): Eames Demetrios
Thurs
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Basic
0.1
 

Seminar Details

What is scale? Scale is not just the size of things, it is the relative size of things.
Teachers, students (of all ages), managers, religious leaders, scientists, salespeople, professors, gurus and parents (to name just a few) all use the tools explored in this session. So much of the magic and so many of the challenges of our planet are matters of scale, and yet many people are intimidated by the concept of things too big to hold, too small to see, or too far to reach. While large scales seem abstract to many people, the manifestations are very real. Without tiny bees—trillions of them—the Earth’s population would starve. A sailor on a boat can navigate by the North Star 430 light-years away. This workshop will help you develop literacy of a very essential kind. We call this work “Powers of Ten” thinking because one way of getting a handle on scale is to consider what happens when you add a zero to a number (a bigger power of 10) or take it away (a smaller power of 10). This is hands-on learning and will empower attendees to begin their own journey of understanding scale.

Speaker:

Eames Demetrios wears many different hats but is best known in the design world for spearheading the successful rediscovery of the Charles and Ray Eames design heritage, as director of the Eames Office. He also works as a consultant, filmmaker, author and storyteller. Based in Los Angeles, he frequently collaborates with the international design and art communities.

All proceeds are donated to Eames House Foundation charity.

Fee$10
StreamsArchitectural Design, Innovation/Materials

T16
Public Interest Design
Speaker(s): Bryan Bell
Thurs
12:30PM - 3:30PM
Int.
0.3
 

Seminar Details

For the last ten years, evidence has been building that a type of practice known as public interest design is becoming an increasingly important means of serving those who have traditionally not had access to the benefits of design. It is sometimes known by other names: community, social, humanitarian or pro bono design. As the field develops, we are learning what works and what fails to meet the level of ethical and professional standards that the public deserves. Specific projects and people have shown that design can address the most critical social, economic and environmental issues faced in the world today. Using research from the AIA Latrobe Prize, this presentation will cover best practices and propose a systemic way forward that can maximize the public value of design.

Speaker:

Bryan Bell founded Design Corps in 1991 with a mission “to provide the benefits of architecture to those traditionally un-served by the profession.” His work is focused on a triple bottom line evaluation called the Social/Economic/Environmental Design (SEED) Evaluator. Design Corps has organized 45 fellowships for students and graduates of design from 20 universities including Harvard, Yale, Cornell and the University of Virginia. Bryan previously worked as project director with Samuel Mockbee on three houses for rural families in Mississippi. He also worked in the offices of Steven Holl and Richard Rogers. He holds degrees from Princeton and Yale, and was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard in 2010.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand public interest design and how it is reshaping the design professions
  2. How design can maximize a project’s positive impact on a community
  3. How to leverage other partners and assets to address project challenges
Fee$125/$135
StreamsArchitectural Design, Innovation/Materials, Sustainable Design

T39
IDC Collaborative Research Series at IIDEX
Thurs
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Basic
 

Seminar Details

In a continued effort to provide the design community with diverse opportunities, IDC and IIDEX Canada are proud to present the first annual collaborative research series.

The intent of this collaborative research series is:

  • To promote current design related research being conducted by professionals, academics and industry members
  • Initiate a dialogue regarding design matters
  • Encourage participation
  • Provide opportunities for presentation

The question to be discussed among panelists and audience is: How can we encourage and promote research collaboration between academic voices (educations and student), professionals and industry?

Panelists are sought from each collaborative area (academic, professional and industry) to bring their ideas forward and begin a dialogue with the group. To apply for your opportunity to participate, please contact Rebecca Muyal at muyalr@rogers.com.

Please note: Research presented at IIDEX will be available electronically on IDC and/or IIDEX’s website and may be used for research, professional, personal and academic purposes. Any substantial or systematic reproduction, redistribution, reselling, loan, sub-licensing, systematic supply, or distribution in any form to anyone is expressly forbidden.

FeeFree, Ticketed Event
StreamsInnovation/Materials

T40
EcoSpex - How to Specify Green Building Products - Materials intelligence
Speaker(s): Julie Scarcella
Thurs
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Int.
0.1
 

Seminar Details

How onerous is it to find and select a green building product for your projects? Simplifying your green building specification process matters to us. Come and learn about how to use EcoSpex, which will help you with environmental product selection through an easy, efficient, cost effective and reliable source. Come and learn from a trusted and verified source that will help you in your product verification, documentation for green building projects.

Speaker: 

Julie Scarcella is well-respected, trusted in the built environment industry, passionate, and an experienced specialist in sustainability. She is also  a successful entrepreneur, visionary and founder of a number of green building initiatives, companies and a non-profit organization. Scarcella has a technical built industry background, strategic planning expertise and tenacious business development savvy instrumental in conquering the operational complexities of introducing a new business to Canada. A commitment to 'walk the talk' which extends into volunteer work in the non-profit world.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Attendees will learn how we verify and the importance to our 3rd party process, as well as the key attributes of what a verified product is and its role in their project
  2. Learn about LEEDV4 and how EcoSpex is helping with this integration
  3. Hands on approaches to navigate and use the EcoSpex tool – learn how we are saving you time in specifying products and adding them to your projects
  4. Building Sustainability Rating programs - run down on rating programs and their relevance to commercial/residential projects (this will go beyond LEED rating programs)
  5. Impact of materials and how EcoSpex has incorporated LCA, HPD and EPD into its process, helping you fast track product suppliers with these attributes
  6. Learn how to prioritize and set goals in green building projects
Fee$55/$65
StreamsArchitectural Design, Business Management, Healthcare Design, Hospitality Design, Innovation/Materials, Workplace Design

T35
UIA/PHG International Healthcare Forum - Get Searching: Looking For Healthcare In All the Right Places
Thurs
1:00PM - 5:00PM
Adv.
0.4
 

Seminar Details

For a complete schedule and seminar descriptions of Thursday afternoon speakers please click here.

Take part in the International Union of Architects Public Health Group forum with this special half day program and rate. Design and architectural professionals will be able to participate in a forum that brings leading thinkers in the healthcare, architecture and design to Toronto while earning valuable earn CEU hours. 

*Educators & Students Pricing - A business card, valid faculty card, or valid student card must be presented at registration to confirm reduced
admission fee.

Fee$195/$150/$115
StreamsArchitectural Design, Healthcare Design, UIA/PHG International Healthcare Forum


         

             

T14
The Growing Trend in Private Wellness for Hotels and Homes
Speaker(s): Italian Architect, Alberto Apostoli
Thurs
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Int.
0.1
 

Seminar Details

The way health and wellness are globally perceived is fundamentally changing.  Spa goers  have an understanding of wellness as something that is being more holistic and that also includes mental and emotional health.

The conference aims to illustrate the new trends related to the development of the sector at an international level, with particular attention to the relationship between the new customer and sector operator expectations, and to the main socio-cultural instances that influence their development. The presentation will focus on private home areas as well as hotel spa suites. Many pictures, projects and case histories will accompany the conference of the Italian architect specializing in the design of wellness areas.

Speaker

Alberto Apostoli was born in Verona - Italy in 1968. After studying industrial electronics, he went on to read architecture at Venice University, graduating in 1993 with a thesis on economics.

In 1997 he set up Studio Alberto Apostoli, a professional and multifaceted practice, taking inspiration from his personal, academic journey. In 2006 his first exhibition, entitled “Architetture Con-taminate tra Comunicazione e Design” (Architecture Influenced by Communication and Design), was held at the headquarters of the European Parliament in Brussels, attracting the attention of the European press. Also in 2006 he opened his own practice in Guangzhou (Canton – China) followed in 2007 by a branch in Casablanca (Morocco). In 2010 he designed SASHA for Jacuzzi® and in 2012 he published his book “Architettura delle SPA” (SPA Architecture). Alberto Apostoli brings a marketing influence to his designs, which ensures that a high level of innovation is bestowed on each project. Projects are highly varied, with design services provided in the fields of architecture, interior design and design, both in the Italian market and abroad, for private clients and companies as well as the public sector. The practice employs 30 professionals, including architects, MEP engineers, interior and industrial designers as well as accounting and marketing staff. With more than 15 years experience, Apostoli is worldwide considered a specialist in wellness and spa design.

Fee$55/$65
StreamsHospitality Design, Innovation/Materials, Residential Design

T15
Designing Shopping Places in a Connected Screen World
Speaker(s): David Kepron, Asif R. Khan, Andrew Gallici
Thurs
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Int.
0.2
 

Seminar Details

This session will look at how our brains go on a shopping trip, and how brain science and digital technologies are being used to create better shopping experiences in an age of digital distraction. Neural structures that evolved for understanding empathy, reading patterns, decoding information and seeing in pictures have a direct influence on the enjoyment of retail space and the success of a retail store. Recent studies in neuroscience suggest that architecture can actually change the brain, growing new neural pathways that have a profound effect on our emotions and how we experience the places we inhabit. Digital media is affecting our brains and our brands, and it’s revolutionizing the way architects and retail designers are creating environments. The presentation will also include a walk through the Retail Design Institute’s recent international award winners, highlighting key projects and trends.

Speakers:

David Kepron, a retail design, merchandising and brand consultant, draws on more than 20 years of experience. His work as an architect, artist and educator gives him a broad view of what great shopping experiences are made of. David’s clients have included Toys “R” Us, Godiva Chocolatier, Calvin Klein and L'Occitane. He holds a BSc and a BArch from McGill University.

Asif R. Khan is a veteran tech-start-up, business-development and marketing entrepreneur with nearly 15 years of experience. He has worked with companies as diverse as Baxter Pharmaceuticals, Molson-Coors, American Airlines, ING and Vroom & Dreesman. Asif holds degrees in economics and management sciences from the University of Waterloo.

Andrew Gallici loves retail. And shopping. With over 20 years of experience in retail store design and a firsthand history of working in stores, he has an intuitive understanding of and approach to design problem-solving. A principal at Kasian, Andrew was previously the director of retail design at figure3 and executive creative director at Watt International.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. How customers interact with digital media and how this is changing the way we design places
  2. Storytelling: painting visual pictures in the mind’s eye
  3. How ‘location’ is becoming the way brands connect with customers
Fee$95/$105
StreamsArchitectural Design, Healthcare Design, Hospitality Design, Innovation/Materials, Institutional/Educational Design, Retail Design

T18
School Work: Innovative Architecture for Education
Speaker(s): David Colussi, Helena Grdadolnik, Joanne Frisch, Robert Davies
Thurs
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Int.
0.2
 

Seminar Details

The seminar School Work: Innovative Architecture for Education is presented by the Toronto Society of Architects (TSA) and Workshop Architecture (2013 OAA Emerging Practice). Architects from Toronto firms Workshop Architecture, Montgomery Sisam and CS&P Architects will talk about their approach to school design and their latest work in the GTA on elementary and secondary school learning spaces.

Short presentations from panelists David Colussi and Helena Grdadolnik (Workshop Architecture), Robert Davies (Montgomery Sisam) and Joanne Frisch (CS&P Architects) will cover the following topics, new design approaches for current learning models and technologies and engaging students in the design process. Workshop Architecture and CS&P Architects will be featured in an exhibit on architecture and learning at the Harbourfront Centre’s Architecture Gallery from September 20 to December 22, 2013.

Speakers:

David Colussi is an architect interested in the relationship between buildings and public space. He has more than fifteen years of experience in the design of community and education buildings, with extensive experience designing for education, including schools for students with special needs. He has worked in the United Kingdom, Finland and across Canada. He has extensive knowledge of construction contracts and has lectured across Canada on project procurement and delivery, specifically Public-Private-Partnerships. David's interest in education has led him to volunteer his skills in a number of ways: as a member of the "Architects in Schools" program with the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (2003-06); as a guest lecturer at the University of British Columbia and a thesis mentor at Ryerson University; and as a volunteer Building Committee member for the Selkirk Montessori School in Victoria. David studied architecture and environmental studies at the University of Waterloo, where his thesis work explored models of learning spaces and was recognized with the Alpha Rho Chi award in 2000.

Helena Grdadolnik has a Masters in Architecture as well as expertise in planning, urban design, policy, community engagement and education. Helena has over a decade of experience working with non-profit organisations, private companies and municipalities in Canada, the US and the UK on education programs and creative events related to architecture and public space.Helena has taught urban design principles to elementary students and municipal councillors. She has been a lecturer and guest critic for art, design and architecture programs at Emily Carr University, University of British Columbia, and University of Toronto. Helena's previous roles include being a Senior Advisor for CABE, the English government's advisor on architecture and public space (2007-2009), and as the Cultural Planner at the City of Mississauga (2009-2012). She developed one of the major cultural projects for the 2010 London Olympics, established a public art program for Mississauga, and initiated and is managing the Green Line project: greenlinetoronto.caHelena co-authored Towards an Ethical Architecture and The Contemporary Canadian Metropolis and has written for Canadian Architect, Azure and Frame.  Helena is on the executive committee of the Toronto Society of Architects and she is a member of Toronto's Public Art Commission.

Joanne Frisch in an Associate at CS&P Architects Inc.  Since joining CS&P in 2007, she has established her versatility in both design and production on a wide range of projects in Ontario including elementary and secondary schools, university buildings, and recreation projects. Joanne received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from McGill University and her Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  During both degrees Joanne lived abroad for several months - studying and working in countries such as South Africa, India, Israel, Spain and Australia.  Since graduating Joanne has continued to travel and gain perspective and understanding re: various aspects of culture, development, building and infrastructure.  Joanne is the founder of Open Eyes Toronto (OYT), a creative collective that generates dialogue across disciplines and inspiration from the surrounding environment.  In recent years OYT shows have been exhibited at the Gladstone Hotel and the Centre for Social Innovation.  She is passionate about maximizing the potential of community growth and interactivity.

Robert Davies has been a part of Montgomery Sisam for over 30 years, becoming a Principal in 1999. He brings professional experience and strategic thinking ensuring that all decisions related to project development are directly responsive to the unique needs of each individual client.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Design approaches for current education models
  2. Knowledge of education designs from local firms
  3. How to engage students in the design process
Fee$95/$105
StreamsArchitectural Design, Innovation/Materials, Institutional/Educational Design

T19
Building a Social Media Powerhouse
Speaker(s): Michelle Kraker, Tianna Calcagno
Thurs
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Adv.
0.2
 

Seminar Details

Social Media is the #1 activity on the web. If you're not capturing the conversations going on in your industry, you can bet your competitors are. During this session you will learn how to dominate your market sector, elevate your online presence and get the right content in front of your audience. The presenter has worked with some of the best brands in the business, including the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Contract Magazine, The Merchandise Mart and NeoCon Chicago.

Audiences will be provided with a simple to use guide to boosting your efforts - ensuring what you learn in this session goes far beyond the walls of the seminar room. You will walk out of the discussion empowered, knowing how to intricately define the right voice for specific platforms and how to choose the right networks to maximize the effectiveness of your campaigns. Be forewarned, this session is designed for companies who are serious about utilizing social media to grow their following, increase market exposure and reach qualified leads.

This session hopes to provide you with all the knowledge and know how you need to make a serious impact on your social platforms.   

Speaker:

Michelle Kraker is the Director of Social Media for The Horton Group, a full service design agency located in the heart of downtown Nashville.  She's worked with some of the most respected brands in the world, earning her features in several publications for her work in shaping and managing brands' online reputation and identity. Some of her writing has been recently published in the nation’s leading PR Textbook.

Always out and about working the social scene, Michelle is already making a name for herself as a leaders on the Social Media front. She is passionate about helping brands not only build out their social media presence, but elevate it as well. Michelle continues to fine tune her approach to shaping brands online presence and strategy in the ever changing socialmediasphere.

Tianna Calcagno is the Co-Founder SoHo Social House. Tianna Calcagno jumped on the social media wagon early in the game. Before the term “Social Media Manager” was coined. This early adoption of popular social media platforms allowed her to grow with the ever-changing digital space. With Tianna’s energetic, creative and goal-oriented personality, she has a deep understanding of engagement metrics and how to apply them to social media channels providing measurable results. She believes in letting the numbers tell the story and has a strong passion for teaching others how to make the digital space work for their business. ​Before joining forces with Michelle, Tianna developed and managed digital campaigns for artists, bands, nonprofits, design houses, realtors, e-commerce businesses, restaurants, events, startups and more. Tianna has a B.S. in Organizational Communications from Middle Tennessee State University

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Create a Social Media Marketing Plan.
  2. Get the right content in front of the right audience.
  3. How to determine the best social media networks to focus on.
Fee$95/$105
StreamsBusiness Management, Furniture Dealer, Innovation/Materials
T11
Design Strategy: The Rise of a New Culture
Speaker(s): Payam Shalchian
Thurs
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Int.
0.1
 

Seminar Details

This presentation aims to put strategic design into perspective as a new culture of decision-making. Design strategy is about creating roadmaps and brand experiences that are transcendent and resilient. It is about processes that embark on social engagement as a catalyst for systemic organizational change. It is about systems of products and services that are strategically innovative and holistic. Design strategy is about a mindset, a way of thinking and a set of tools that help businesses, organizations and institutions realize what it is that they should be doing next, how they can do it, and most importantly, why they should be doing it in the first place.

Speaker:

Payam Shalchian is a design strategist and an experience designer with Bruce Mau Design. His clients have included GE, McDonald’s, Holt Renfrew and the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. Payam previously worked with teams at MaRS Discovery District, Blackberry and the Association of Chartered Industrial Designers of Ontario. He holds a postgraduate degree in interdisciplinary design strategy from the Institute without Boundaries, and a bachelor’s degree in industrial design from Carleton University.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. A strategic design vocabulary
  2. An introduction to strategic design process
  3. A new contextual framework for resilient business design
Fee$55/$65
StreamsArchitectural Design, Business Management, Innovation/Materials, Institutional/Educational Design, Sustainable Design, Workplace Design

T12
The Future of Lighting
Speaker(s): Mark Lien
Thurs
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Int.
0.1
 

Seminar Details

The lighting industry today reflects changes that were not anticipated, rushing at a pace that is unprecedented.  Many of the devices we use today were in use a century ago.  Receptacles, switches and the vacuum tubes (incandescent, fluorescent and HID) we generate most of our artificial lighting from are embarrassingly similar to products from 100 years ago.  This sleepy industry now faces radical transformation not just from switching to solid state sources but also with re-education, changes to regulations and standards and new manufacturing equipment and processes.  New products do not look or act the same. We will not change to LED's and then sleep for another 100 years.  LED's are morphing into integrated systems that communicate and interact with other trades and building components. Intuitive sensing devices are offering new control options. Graphene, lasers, quantum dots and other new sources are poised for the next wave of change.

This session will reveal upcoming shifts in each of these areas and project a vision for how the next decade will impact us.  The information conveyed during this presentation will help you navigate through upcoming uncharted territory.

Speaker: 

With over 35 years in the industry, Mark Lien has a wide range of experience several facets of the lighting industry. He has designed lighting systems for a wide range of applications including roadway and street lighting, residential, retail, healthcare, manufacturing and both conventional and nuclear power plants. He has spent the last decade in lighting education presenting and teaching throughout North America, Asia and the Middle East. Mark has been active in the Illuminating Engineering Society and has served as chair of the IESNA Progress Committee. He is a member of multiple IESNA and NEMA Committees and a frequent speaker and teacher at national and international lighting events. Mark served on the IES Board of Directors and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Lighting Bureau.

He has attained the Lighting Certified (LC) designation from the National Council on the Qualifications of Lighting Professionals and is a Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional (CLEP) with the Association of Energy Engineers.  In addition Mark is a Certified Lighting Management Consultant (CLMC) with the National Association of Lighting Management Companies and is a LEED Accredited Professional BD&C granted by the U.S. Green Building Council. He has attained the High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP) certification from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Mark is the Director of Government & Industry Relations for OSRAM SYLVANIA in Danvers, MA.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Attendees will leave with an awareness of how the pace of change in the lighting industry has accelerated and how it will impact them over the next decade.
  2. Attendees will see new information on Solid State Lighting's integration into the marketplace now with projections to 2030.
  3. New technologies will be discussed beyond LED's with an emphasis on establishing trends in nanotechnology, interconnectedness and product categories.
Fee$55/$65
StreamsInnovation/Materials, Lighting
T17
Technology in Design: How to Use Emerging Technologies to Increase Functionality in a Contemporary Space
Speaker(s): Meghann Day
Thurs
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Int.
0.1
 

Seminar Details

This session will outline cutting-edge design technologies and speak to their impact on functionality in spatial design. Specific areas to be explored include the use of Sketch-Up through 3D animation, which allows the design team to create model scenes so the client can walk throughout a space virtually. We will also look at how 3D animation can conceptualize a product still in the development phase, allowing the client to visualize their project at a very early stage.

Speaker:

Meghann Day, an associate with HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates, in San Francisco, showcases her design skills and sense of style for premier hotel and resort projects around the world. She is responsible for project management, FF&E selection and specifications, and interior architecture. Her project history includes luxury resort hotels, spas, clubhouses, condos, themed restaurants and residences. Meghann holds a degree in interior design and business administration from Kansas State University.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the most recent technologies in design
  2. A behind-the-scenes look at what the world’s leading designers are using to sell and present design
  3. How to differentiate your practice and brand
Fee$55/$65
StreamsArchitectural Design, Hospitality Design, Innovation/Materials, Institutional/Educational Design, Lighting, Residential Design, Retail Design, Sustainable Design, Workplace Design
T20
Curiosity: The Designer’s Secret Weapon
Speaker(s): Bob Hambly
Thurs
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Int.
0.1
 

Seminar Details

This presentation takes a closer look at curiosity—how it can be nurtured and encouraged rather than feared and under-valued. The talk is divided into two parts. Part one takes a look at the importance of curiosity: how it impacts our lives, how it propels our desire to learn, and the many benefits that it adds to our lives. Part two isolates five ways in which people can actively improve their own sense of curiosity, which in turn will enhance their creativity.

Speaker:

A graduate of the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Bob Hambly is the creative director of Hambly & Woolley, a Toronto-based, multidisciplinary graphic design firm. Bob’s creative mind is always at work at H&W, where clients benefit from his fresh perspective, eye for detail and knack for personal service. Bob has taught illustration and lectured frequently on design and design-related topics at various institutions, associations and organizations.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Why having a strong sense of curiosity is so valuable
  2. Practical ways to improve your own curiosity
  3. How to recognize and encourage curiosity in others
Fee$55/$65
StreamsInnovation/Materials

T21
Why Facility Managers Should Play an Active Role in Building Design
Speaker(s): Nicole Lobb
Thurs
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Int.
0.1
 

Seminar Details

As professionals, we are always looking for ways to make life healthier and more satisfying for our clients, communities and employees. As a result, we have begun to expect more from interior designers, architects, engineers and trade-partners. But what impact does this have on our expectations for our facility managers? The drive in our industry for more innovative buildings should change the way we look at FM. This means changing our way of thinking during the design process. Well-managed buildings enable an organization to function at its most efficient and effective level, potentially improving the performance of the core business. If facility management were elevated to a strategic level, FMs would be given the opportunity to contribute to the business success and aid with the delivery of the company’s brand.

Speaker:

Nicole Lobb is manager of Seawood FM software at MMM Group in Toronto. She has a detailed understanding of the challenges faced by facility managers across Ontario, primarily in the healthcare industry. She is a graduate of the advanced diploma in interior design at Georgian College. Nicole is secretary and director of communications for the IFMA Toronto Chapter board of directors.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. How to acknowledge the role of the FM in strategic operations
  2. How collective knowledge and training building operators throughout a project can impact the life cycle of a building
  3. How building documentation can be a key success factor in building life cycle
Fee$55/$65
StreamsArchitectural Design, Facility Management, Healthcare Design, Hospitality Design, Innovation/Materials, Institutional/Educational Design, LEED GBCI, Sustainable Design, Workplace Design
GBCI #90010173-T21

     

T33
Surfacing Solutions: Understanding the Material World
Thurs
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Int.
0.1
 

Seminar Details

The drive to integrate sustainable materials in the interior spaces where we live, work and play requires designers and architects to better understand the chemical properties and hazards of the materials they specify. This burden adds to their already complex job of synthesizing abstract concepts into aesthetically pleasing structures and spaces that harmonize form with function. This visually rich presentation will discuss key concepts that address fundamental health, safety and welfare issues involved in sustainable material design.

Speaker:

Mark Krejchi holds a PhD from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, where his work established some of the earliest examples of successful biomimicry-based material design. He has also held positions at the California Institute of Technology and Stanford University. Mark joined Wilsonart LLC in 1996 where he works on the design, development and commercialization of innovative decorative surfacing solutions. Based in Texas, Mark holds several patents in areas involving manufacturing processes, the dematerialization of substrates to reduce raw material consumption, and the development of recycling processes.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. The role of chemistry in the modern world
  2. The impact hard surfacing materials have on the environments where they are sourced, and the hazards associated with specific materials
  3. Critical issues to consider when labelling materials as sustainable, and how to guide clients to make informed decisions
Fee$55/$65
StreamsArchitectural Design, Healthcare Design, Hospitality Design, Residential Design, Retail Design, Sustainable Design, Workplace Design

SE04
Emerging Professional Keynote: Eames Demetrios - "The blood will never show" – Eames Design Philosophy
Speaker(s): Eames Demetrios
Thurs
1:30PM - 2:30PM
Int.
0.1
 

Seminar Details

Charles Eames was fond of an expression he learned in the movie industry, "the blood will never show."  It means that it is hard work making things look easy and natural to the viewer.  Looking back on the Eames’ work today, their success seems almost inevitable, but it certainly wasn't.  They had struggles that are familiar to many young designers. 

This talk will place a special emphasis on this aspect of the Eames’ work and will share stories and ideas relating to the process and philosophy of Charles and Ray Eames.  It includes behind-the-scenes content, as well as a significant section addressing Ray's role in honor of the Centennial of her birth.  We'll see her work on the title sequence of a Billy Wilder film and touch on several of the ways, including her training as a painter, that the Eames’ brought together art and science.

Speaker:

Eames Demetrios wears many different hats, but is best known in the design world for spearheading the successful re-discovery of the Charles and Ray Eames design heritage by new generations as Director of the Eames Office.

He also enjoys work as a consultant, filmmaker, author and storyteller and communicates these works through global talks which includes the main-stage of the legendary TED conference.  He also has a global work of multi-dimensional storytelling called kcymaerxthaere, with over 85 sites in 20 countries. He wishes to continue all works through new opportunities and collaborations in the design and art communities world-wide.  He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

FeeFree Non-Ticketed Event
StreamsArchitectural Design, Innovation/Materials

SE03
Bum Awards & ACEID Video Awards
Thurs
1:30 PM
Basic
 

Seminar Details

The Alliance of Canadian Educators in Interior Design (ACEID), in partnership with IDC, presents the National Design Student Video Competition. The intent of the competition is to showcase student engagement with design in communities across Canada as a means to investigate the relationship between interior design and a sense of place within Canada.

Questions being explored in video submissions are: Is there a regional design aesthetic evident across Canada? What does interior design look like in the private and public settings in your city (residential, commercial, hospitality, government, healthcare, etc.)? What does this say about your city, region of the country at large?

Winners will be honoured during a ceremony at IIDEX Canada.

FeeFree Non-Ticketed Event
Streams
T22
The Seven Biggest Mistakes Your Clients Usually Make on the Day the Lease is Signed, and How to Avoid Them
Speaker(s): Sholem Prasow
Thurs
2:30PM - 3:30PM
Int.
0.1
 

Seminar Details

It’s been said that the biggest mistakes in a project are made on the first day. Using interviews with industry professionals, landlords and occupiers, senior CRE managers, brokers and project managers, this presentation will identify the constraints that normally burden a project when one engages a broker in the conventional way. Real examples of the benefits of bringing workplace analysis, project management and deep green sustainability planning to the table before the lease is signed will be demonstrated¬—with numbers. The impact of the next version of LEED, LEED v4, to be launched in November, will also be examined. The presentation will demonstrate to occupiers how to change the premises-selection process to maximize the chances of getting what they need, and show landlords what to offer to attract the current breed of occupiers.

Speaker:

Sholem Prasow, LEED AP, is vice-president, business development, with Teknion, in Toronto. He is a past member of the U.S. Green Building Council LEED for Health Care Core Committee, and a past member of the Canada Green Building Council Technical Advisory Group. Sholem has delivered CEU courses in sustainable design, as well as LEED accreditation coaching courses in the North America and Asia.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Designers and architects will gain tools to help them get engaged by their prospective clients earlier
  2. Brokers will learn what to add to their skill-set to differentiate them from others
  3. Occupiers will learn how to get a better building at lower total occupancy costs
Fee$55/$65
StreamsArchitectural Design, Facility Management, Furniture Dealer, Institutional/Educational Design, Sustainable Design, Workplace Design
T23
Speaking in 3D: Team Collaboration with BIM and IFC
Speaker(s): Emerich Kaspar, Ransom Ratcliff
Thurs
2:30PM - 3:30PM
Basic
0.1
 

Seminar Details

architectsAlliance (aA) was an early adopter of BIM for the design and construction of complex, mixed-use projects on urban sites across North America. The IFC file format is a recent addition to the suite of tools that allows architects, engineers, consultants and contractors to share, develop and manipulate a broad range of building data over the life of the project. This information can be used for design concept and development, costing models, construction simulations, site coordination and building management.

Emerich Kaspar and Ransom Ratcliff will discuss aA’s use of BIM and IFC to deliver complex projects with extensive client, project team and stakeholder groups. Case studies will include two significant Toronto projects:  the Canary District, a permanent community in Toronto’s West Don Lands that will temporarily house the 10,000 athletes and officials of the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games, and a 50-storey residential tower that is being inserted into a heritage block at 25 Richmond Street East.

Speakers:

Emerich Kaspar, BArch, LEED AP, OAA, CaGBC  is a Senior Associate at architectsAlliance, leading the design and construction of aA residential, commercial and mixed-use projects in Canada, the U.S. and the Middle East. Emerich was involved in the design of the Canary District, and of the Block 12 residential building within that new community; the award-winning Sackville-Dundas Apartments in Regent Park; and the Thompson Hotel and Residences. He is currently guiding design development for residential and commercial space at 25 Richmond Street East.

Ransom Ratcliff is a BIM Consultant and trainer with GRAPHISOFT. Between 2007 and 2012, he was a BIM Manager at HDR in Atlanta, Georgia and Bethesda, Maryland. As a global resource for HDR, his 17 years of Virtual Building experience was leveraged on issues ranging from initial contract negotiation to cross-office collaboration and BIM workflow development. Between 50 and 70 percent of Ransom's responsibilities were for BIM projects ranging from 100,000 to 1,000,000 square feet. He is an Autodesk Certified Professional on Revit Architecture 2013 and a Graphisoft Registered Consultant who has used ArchiCAD since 1995.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. The team: participants will become familiar with some simple contract language to help move their consulting engineers toward a BIM-based delivery process
  2. Data exchange: participants will learn about file exchange best practices to share BIM data between a range of BIM tools
  3. Tools and technology: participants will explore a range of tools and technologies for sharing BIM data with all project participants
Fee$55/$65
StreamsArchitectural Design, Facility Management, Innovation/Materials, Institutional/Educational Design, Landscape Architecture, LEED GBCI
GBCI #90010173-T23

     

T24
Reading the Site
Speaker(s): Mary Tremain, Vanessa Eickhoff
Thurs
2:30PM - 3:30PM
Int.
0.1
 

Seminar Details

This seminar will present alternative design approaches for the renewal of specific sites, demonstrated through a series of precedent projects. Landscape and building projects will be discussed to show how the renewal of an existing landscape, building or interior can expand to include elements that deliberately reactivate the cultural, environmental or historical dimensions of that place. The presentation will show ways in which other designers have drawn from the cultural, economic and physical aspects of a site. The strategic integration of elements such as graphics, art and light can assist in making connections between existing discrete site characteristics, and help to bring new meaning

Speakers:

Mary Tremain is a founding partner at Toronto-based PLANT Architect. A graduate of the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, she previously worked for several films in New Zealand and Toronto. Notable projects include the Lower Don and Pottery Road Bicycle and Pedestrian Crossing in Toronto, and the Canadian Firefighters Memorial in Ottawa.

Vanessa Eickhoff holds an MLA degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. Prior to joining PLANT, she worked for Olin Partnership in Pennsylvania and LOCAL architecture design research in Providence, RI. Since joining PLANT, she has directed the landscape construction drawings package for the Canadian Firefighters Memorial in Ottawa, and the Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization in Toronto.s to the site.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Gain perspective on how other designers investigate and design for the renewal of specific sites
  2. Learn to assess a site’s value and decide how to enhance and integrate this with the client program
  3. Understand how design can bridge cultural gaps
Fee$55/$65
StreamsArchitectural Design, Landscape Architecture, LEED GBCI, Sustainable Design
GBCI #90010173-T24

     

T25
Design Prescriptions for Better Health – Opportunities for Designers in the Health and Wellness Sector
Speaker(s): Susan Black, Julie Sless
Thurs
2:30PM - 3:30PM
Int.
0.1
 

Seminar Details

It used to be straightforward: Every community had its own hospital. But population growth, increasing capital costs and the costs associated with super-sized facilities have required new strategies. Hospitals are reinventing themselves as high-acuity centres, while large ambulatory care centres take up the slack in less expensive space. Silos are demystified as translational medicine co-locates research, teaching and education within the clinical units, putting staff and patients on the cusp of new thinking. The focus is not only operational and functional efficiencies, but also the patient experience, treating the whole person in the spirit of wellness. Various iterations of Public Private Project (P3) delivery are making inroads all over the world. The stakes can be high, from vast medical cities to distinct medical tourism projects in China, the Middle East or India. Opportunities for multidisciplinary design and for related professions to work together could bring profound change—literally, designed prescriptions for health.

Speakers:

Susan Black is a founding partner of Perkins Eastman Black architects in Toronto, and a principal of the international firm Perkins Eastman architects, headquartered in New York. With over 25 years of professional experience, her work spans the full range of large-scale master planning, architecture and interior design.

Julie Sless, vice-president of Herman Miller Healthcare, leads the healthcare division in Canada. She has over 25 years of experience applying innovative design concepts to improve staff satisfaction and patient outcomes.  Julie holds a BAA in interior design from Ryerson University.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. How healthcare organizations worldwide are changing their mandates
  2. How research from manufacturer’s support the application of LEAN strategies and Staff and Patient Centered design concepts
  3. How anticipated breakthroughs in science, translational medicine and epigenetics will create a new paradigm
Fee$55/$65
StreamsArchitectural Design, Business Management, Healthcare Design

T26
The Designer's Guide to SB-12
Speaker(s): Brian Abbey
Thurs
2:30PM - 3:30PM
Basic
0.1
 

Seminar Details

On January 1st, 2012, Supplementary Standard SB-12 came into force in the Ontario Building Code.  This new standard requires more intensive energy efficient design for Part 9 residential buildings.  In addition, where the old code had one way to comply with energy efficiency requirements, the new Code has a large number of compliance options.

It is therefore important that designers are aware of the consequences of SB-12 during the design phase of a project.  In the past, designers waited until the working drawing phase to deal with insulation values and HVAC systems.  With the new regulations, it is imperative that these decisions are made early to avoid potential conflicts with SB-12 compliance which will impact client approvals, timelines and project budgets.

This one hour session will provide participants with basic overview of OBC Supplementary Standard SB-12.  This will facilitate better decision making during the design phase of a Part 9 residential building, by including SB-12 compliance into your design proposals.  You will be informed of how to begin the process and where to go to find workable solutions.

Speaker:

Brian Abbey is a well-known Architectural Technologist with extensive affiliations to many industry groups.  With over 35 years of experience in the architectural industry, he is well-versed in architectural design and building technology.  As a Registered Designer, he is qualified in 10 categories, including HVAC House and Building Services.  A great believer in educating students, Brian is heavily involved with college advisory committees and has presented many lectures to students and fellow Architectural Technologists. The fact that he recently completed a two year, six module Certificate course in Building Science at the University of Toronto that will lead to his certification and designation as BSSO (Building Science Specialist of Ontario) is a testament to his commitment to his own continuing education.

Mr. Abbey is the principle of ADTEK Building Consultants, an Architectural Technologist practice providing full design, technical and administrative services for Part 9 residential and other small buildings, plus Part 3 interior alterations.  He will draw from his wide-ranging experience in private practice, OBC requirements and continuing education to provide a comprehensive summary of the application of Supplementary Standard SB-12 to all Part 9 residential buildings.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. To provide a basic overview of OBC Supplementary Standard SB-12.
  2. Determining how SB-12 will affect your Part 9 designs.
  3. Where to go to find solutions with regards to SB-12.
Fee$55/$65
StreamsBusiness Management

T36
Simply Wood
Speaker(s): Lisa Schmidt
Thurs
2:30PM - 3:30PM
Basic
0.1
 

Seminar Details

This course is intended to help designers gain a better understanding of wood, its capabilities in commercial furnishings, and the concept of “certified wood” and how it pertains to the U.S. Green Building Council LEED rating system. As part of this course, attendees will get to know wood, its structure and characteristics, and learn about different species.

Speakers:

Lisa Schmidt, LEED AP, is segment and sustainability marketing manager at National Office Furniture where she manages marketing efforts and conducts sustainability training. Lisa has held roles in quality and product line management, conducted numerous training sessions for employees and customers, and serves on National Office Furniture’s sustainability council. She is a faculty member with the BIFMA level/Sustainability Standard CEU program. Lisa earned a BA from Indiana University.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Better understand the characteristics of wood and its role in office furniture
  2. Understand “certified wood” and the different certification organizations
  3. Learn what role certified wood can play in the USGBC LEED rating system
Fee$55/$65
StreamsArchitectural Design, Facility Management, Furniture Dealer, Healthcare Design, Institutional/Educational Design, LEED GBCI, Sustainable Design
GBCI #90008480

      

T41
The Architectural Ingenuity of Studio Frank Havermans
Speaker(s): Frank Havermans
Thurs
2:30PM - 3:30PM
Basic
0.1
 

Seminar Details

Studio Frank Havermans operates from a constant fascination for architectural and urban space. In his practice he designs and produces big scale architectural and urban installations with or without the purpose of use.

On the basis of several projects Frank Havermans will show the developments of his studio, which is in between an art studio where one man thinks out and produces everything himself and a studio where more people are involved.

Tactile values and constructions are playing a key role within the works. Constantly is being sought to new construction methods and material applications. Re-use of materials, space and techniques are important issues for the design process. In all the projects the site itself is the starting point. Special importance is attached to the physical 3D-model in the design process and to the self- manufacturing in the building process.

In the presentation Frank Havermans will lead you through the whole process of research, design by models and the producing process by showing series of pictures of a selection of his projects.

Frank Havermans (NL) is an architectural artist/designer. His work derives from a combined fascination for architectural space, constructions and urban dynamics. He is an observer who connects major concepts with human scale and tangible structures. In a world where everything seems to be about efficiency, speed and standardization his work represents the opposite. Havermans works autonomous and in commission and has exhibited in China, Hong Kong, Brazil, Canada, Indonesia and several European countries. He participated in the Architectural biennales of Sao Paulo (2007), Shenzhen (2011) and Hong Kong (2012) and participated in several international artist in residence projects for site specific installations. Also he teaches as a guest professor at various art and architecture academies. His work has been awarded with prizes and grants.

Fee$55/$65
StreamsArchitectural Design, Innovation/Materials

SE07
Design Keynote: Luca Nichetto - The Power of the Dream Team
Speaker(s): Luca Nichetto
Thurs
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Int.
0.1
 

Seminar Details

In a world now obsessed with sharing information, successful design depends on collaboration more than ever. Collaboration is in; silos are out. In this keynote address, celebrated Italian industrial designer Luca Nichetto will share important insights on successfully collaborating with key allied professionals: architects, interior designers, product designers and lighting designers, or what he calls “The Dream Team.”

Speaker:

Born on the islands of Murano, north of Venice, Luca Nichetto started his professional career designing projects in Murano glass for Salviati, and soon began working with Foscarini as product designer and as a consultant on new materials research and product development. Today Luca collaborates with a wide variety of Italian and international companies. His award-winning work ranges from furniture and interiors to glassware and textiles.

A graduate of University Institute of Architecture of Venice, Luca Nichetto launched his own design firm, Nichetto&Partners, in 2006, and opened a second office in Stockholm in 2011. The firm specializes in industrial design and design consultancy. He has also served as art director for a number of international design events, and his work has been featured in prominent international exhibitions.

FeeFree Non-Ticketed Event
StreamsInnovation/Materials

              

F22
City Building: Why is it Surging Now?
Speaker(s): Tim Low, Ben Myers, Robert Weinberg; Moderator: Paul Morassutti; Moderator(s): Paul Morassutti
Fri
8:00AM - 9:30AM
Basic
0.1
 

Seminar Details

What opportunities are emerging for the renewal and development of condominium, office and urban retail properties?

“The most efficient and productive cities and regions are ones in which people are thinking and working – not sitting in traffic. The move back toward the city is underway across Canada. The shift from the suburbs toward the urban core is increasing as talented, ambitious people trade more space for shorter commutes. This trend is under way from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal to Edmonton, Vancouver and Calgary. The history of economic development and of capitalism revolves around the more intensive use of urban space. The coming decades will see greater concentrations of people, increasing densities, and further clustering of industry, work and innovation in cities.”

This panel discussion will provide an insightful examination of how major forces are at work renewing the inner city areas of Toronto, and what the implications of these key trends are for real estate development going forward. To what extent has the condominium market peaked? How much of a slowdown can we anticipate? How many projects are due for completion over the next three years? How is urban retail growing? What are some of the challenges related with this type of space? How is the “brick and beam” and conventional office market performing given the extent of new developments that have been completed along with those that are under construction? Is mixed-use development something that we all need to get used to?

Moderator: 

Paul MorassuttiExecutive Vice President & Sr. Managing Director, CBRE Limited

Paul Morassutti, AACI, MRICS Mr. Morassutti has over 20 years of experience. Paul joined CBRE, as Executive Vice President and Senior Managing Director heading up CBRE’s Valuation and Advisory team in Canada. The Valuation & Advisory Services Group provides appraisal and consulting services to a broad-based local, national and international clientele. With a professional staff of more than 400 appraisers and a local presence in more than 60 major metro areas, CBRE VAS is North America’s largest valuation firm. Previously, Paul served as the Chief Operating Officer of a global real estate professional services firm where he was responsible for overseeing global operations across all business units and was instrumental in shaping overall corporate strategy.  Mr. Morassutti has authored numerous articles and sits on the Advisory Board for the Schulich School of Business MBA program in Real Estate and Infrastructure.

Speaker Panel: 

Tim Low, National Director, Leasing, Allied Properties REIT

Tim is National Director of Leasing responsible for directing Allied's office and retail portfolio across Canada. Prior to joining Allied, Time was emplyed by Northam Realty Advisors Ltd. where he spent over eight years leasing their Toronto and Western Canadian Portfolio. Over Tim's 23 year real estate career he has leased a variety of commercial properties which included heritage properties to Class A bank towers. 

Ben Myers, Senior Vice President, Market Research and Analytics, Fortress Real Developments

Ben Myers has over a decade of real estate research experience with several firms in both the United States and Canada including Hanley Wood Market Intelligence in Dallas and Altus Clayton in Toronto. Most recently Ben was Editor and Executive Vice President of Urbanation, a condominium apartment market research firm. Ben’s clients, and subscribers to Urbanation’s quarterly report included Toronto’s top high-rise developers, Canadian schedule A and B banks and secondary lenders, mortgage insurers, municipalities, planners, new home brokerages, appraisers, and suppliers. Ben was widely viewed as the voice of the condominium market in Toronto and made television appearances on CTV, Global, City TV and Rogers TV, as well as being quoted regularly in the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, National Post and several magazines including Toronto Life, Canadian Business, New Homes and Condos, Homebuilder Magazine and others. Ben has also contributed data to articles and blogs by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Bloomberg News, Buzz Buzz Home, and New in Homes. Ben has been the keynote speaker for events held by BILD, OHBA, Toronto Construction Association, The Property Show, Canadian Apartment Investment Conference and many more.

Ben’s expertise includes residential market studies, condominium apartment feasibility studies, letters of opinion on development scenarios, due diligence reports for high-rise land purchases, focus groups, consumer surveys, data mining and statistical manipulation of real estate related data, macro level economic and housing analysis, and rental demand studies. Ben has also done OMB prep work and assisted with municipal and regional studies on urban boundary expansion, housing incentive programs, and long term residential dwelling forecasts.

Ben has a degree in economics from the University of Texas at Arlington and has taken additional courses in urban land economics from the University of British Columbia.

Robert Weinberg, Vice-President, Real Estate Services, Central Canada, Oberfeld Snowcap

Robert Weinberg joined Oberfeld Snowcap Real Estate Services team in 2013 as Vice-President, Real Estate Services, Central Canada. Robert brings with him over 15 years of industry experience.  Prior to joining Oberfeld Snowcap, Mr. Weinberg held the position of Broker of Record and was the owner of HWC Realty Limited, where he worked with such world renowned retailers as Starbucks, Second Cup, Loblaw’s, McDonald’s and many others. Robert’s exceptional industry background in shopping center development, as well as on the retail side, represent great assets for Oberfeld Snowcap’s Real Estate Services Division.

Fee$55/$65
StreamsFacility Management, Residential Design, Retail Design, Workplace Design
F24
UIA/PHG International Healthcare Forum - Get Going! Discovering Health in Any Environment
Fri
8:30AM - 12:00PM
Adv.
0.3
 

Seminar Details

For a complete schedule and seminar descriptions of Friday morning speakers please click here.

Take part in the International Union of Architects Public Health Group forum with this special half day program and rate. Design and architectural professionals will be able to participate in a forum that brings leading thinkers in the healthcare, architecture and design to Toronto while earning valuable earn CEU hours. 

*Educators & Students Pricing - A business card, valid faculty card, or valid student card must be presented at registration to confirm reduced
admission fee.

Fee$220/$175/$140
StreamsArchitectural Design, Healthcare Design, UIA/PHG International Healthcare Forum


         

             

F01
McLuhan, Design and Architecture
Speaker(s): Robert K. Logan
Fri
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Int.
0.2
 

Seminar Details

This presentation, by a former McLuhan colleague, Bob Logan, unpacks Marshall McLuhan’s most important insights on design and explains how they apply to the field of architecture today. These ideas include acoustic and visual space, design and architecture as hot and cool media, the Global Village, the reversal of cause and effect in the creative process, material culture, the changing role of the designer and architect, the changing context of the artist-designer/architect given technological innovation, the rise of DIY culture, and the impact of multisensorial perception on architecture.

We exploit McLuhan’s understanding of the role of architecture and design as artifact, media and agent to make concrete suggestions for the engagement of designers and architects. There will be a Q&A session, followed by a workshop where participants will be prompted to re-imagine their work under McLuhan’s paradigms, particularly his Laws of Media.

Speaker:

Robert K. Logan has a variety of experience as an academic involved in research in complexity theory, information theory, biology, environmental science, linguistics, industrial design and media studies. Bob published with and collaborated with Marshall McLuhan. He continues to teach “The Poetry of Physics” at the University of Toronto where he is professor emeritus. He also teaches the “Think Tank” course at the Ontario College of Art and Design University where he is the chief scientist of the Strategic Innovation Lab.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the reversal of cause and effect, and the notions of hot and cool media, and acoustic versus visual space
  2. Understand the need in our DIY culture to leave gaps that the client can fill in to meet future needs
  3. Understand the need for and the benefit of multisensorial design and architecture
Fee$95/$105
StreamsArchitectural Design, Business Management, Facility Management, Hospitality Design, Innovation/Materials, Institutional/Educational Design, Landscape Architecture, Residential Design, Sustainable Design, Workplace Design
F02
Changes to the 2012 Ontario Building Code
Speaker(s): Leszek Muniak
Fri
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Int.
0.2
 

Seminar Details

This two-hour seminar will cover changes to the 2012 Ontario Building Code (OBC) related to Division A, Part 3. It will highlight the differences between the 2006 edition of the OBC and the 2012 edition, as well as the rationale behind these changes.

Note: Attendees do not need to bring a copy of the code.

Speaker:

Leszek Muniak, of Sereca Larden Muniak Inc, has been ARIDO’s building code consultant for more than ten years. Sereca Larden Muniak specializes in the development and presentation of building code-related seminars and courses. Les has acted as a consultant for hundreds of projects and a wide variety of clients. Many of these projects required the development of innovative fire protection and code compliance approaches for building rehabilitation and new construction. He has served on Ontario and national building code committees. Les has also developed fire-analysis computer techniques, conducted fire investigations and acted as a consultant for legal counsel.

Fee$95/$105
StreamsArchitectural Design, Healthcare Design, Hospitality Design, Institutional/Educational Design, Residential Design, Retail Design, Sustainable Design
F04
Sustainability as a Driver of Artistic Innovation in Architecture
Speaker(s): Paul Raff
Fri
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Int.
0.2
 

Seminar Details

Artistic originality is rarely mentioned in the context of sustainable architecture and construction. In fact, when avant-garde architects claim how their buildings do deploy environmentally-responsible features, their claims have seemed to lack credibility or at best sound like secondary rationales. Architect Paul Raff will discuss how environmentally-responsible thinking can be a fruitful driver of artistic innovation in architecture.

Speaker:

Paul Raff is an architect, artist, visionary thinker, and founder of Paul Raff Studio.  As an internationally recognized leader in sustainable architecture and design, the Studio's designs have been recognized with numerous awards by the highest authorities.  In 2001, Paul Raff became the youngest ever recipient of the Ontario Association of Architects' Allied Arts Award for lifetime achievement, and in 2009 he was awarded the Allied  Arts Media by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.  In 2012, the Canada Council for the Arts awarded the prestigious Ronald J. Thom Award for Early Design Achievement to Raff and his studio. Paul Raff is a frequent guest lecturer at leading universities.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn about innovative sustainable strategies.
  2. Learn of several interesting case study projects both in Canada and abroad.
  3. Learn about examples of creative innovation in architecture. 
Fee$95/$105
StreamsArchitectural Design, Innovation/Materials, LEED GBCI, Sustainable Design
GBCI #90010173-F04

     

F05
IIDEX Insight: Transcending Fear to Drive Innovation
Speaker(s): Paddy Harrington, Andrei Zerebecky, Jonathan Louden, Alison Phillips; Moderator: Catharine Osborne; Moderator(s): Catherine Osborne
Fri
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Adv.
0.2
 

Seminar Details

What’s the biggest impediment to innovation within an organization? Fear. Join a prestigious panel of Canadian and international industrial designers as they explore, through their personal insights, how fear is the primary roadblock to innovation. It’s a major buzzword in the business community, but what does it really mean? And how can you be truly innovative when companies are reluctant to take risks? Learn how industrial designers can be change-agents of innovation. Gain valuable insights on how to lead clients to undertake real innovation, by breaking down fear and enabling companies to develop results-driven strategic business plans with innovation as their calling card.

Speakers:

Alison Phillips leads industrial design at BlackBerry where she is responsible for the look and feel of BlackBerry-branded products, including smartphones and accessories. Her team of designers has produced industry-leading and award-winning designs. Alison holds numerous patents and has a bachelor of industrial design from Carleton University.

Jonathan Loudon, founding partner of Toronto’s Swave Studios, has been involved with innovative product development for the past 20 years. He has worked across diverse sectors, from furniture and medical devices to consumer products and sustainability initiatives. Clients include Office Max, Canadian Tire, Roche Pharmaceuticals and Alias Wavefront.

Andrei Zerebecky is a co-founder of Four O Nine which recently completed its first built projects in Shanghai and launched a line with Nienkämper, and is currently designing a series of original furniture pieces for W Hotel in Asia, as well as a flagship wine bar on the roof of a historic mansion in Shanghai. Andrei holds a MArch from the University of Toronto.

Paddy Harrington is the SVP Design Innovation & Digital Creative Director at Indigo in Toronto, Canada. He has degrees in literature and architecture and has worked in research, architecture, advertising, and design. His clients have included The New York Jets and Giants, Coca-Cola, Blackberry, Unilever, the Holy City of Mecca, and the Fogo Island Inn in Newfoundland. He is an award winning writer and filmmaker and has spoken at several design conferences as well as at Brown, Harvard, and the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. He is a regular contributor to FastCoDesign.

Moderator: 

Catherine Osborne is the Editor of Azure and has been with the magazine for close to eight years as a writer and feature story editor, covering international contemporary architecture and design. She has travelled extensively to the most influential design events around the globe, including Milan Design Week, ICFF in New York, London Design Week, and Cersaie in Bologna, among others.

Fee$95/$105
StreamsArchitectural Design, Facility Management, Furniture Dealer, Healthcare Design, Hospitality Design, Innovation/Materials, Institutional/Educational Design, Landscape Architecture, Residential Design, Retail Design, Sustainable Design, Workplace Design

      

F07
Designing from the Outside In: From an Abandoned Power Plant to Cutting Edge Workplace
Speaker(s): Carl Blanchaer, Lisa Fulford Roy, Caroline Hughes
Fri
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Int.
0.2
 

Seminar Details

In an era of heightened concerns about sustainability and material wastage, the adaptive reuse of existing building stock presents an attractive alternative to building new. A panel of experts will present case studies, from the conversion of an abandoned Halifax power plant into the headquarters of Nova Scotia Power, to Google’s retrofitted offices in downtown Toronto. They will offer strategies for meeting the sometimes competing demands of ensuring cost-effectiveness, creating a healthy environment for employees and addressing inherently complex construction challenges. The panelists will outline processes for how architects and interior designers can work together to bring new life to obsolete buildings.

Speakers:

Carl Blanchaer is a design principal at WZMH Architects, a Canadian firm in practice for over 50 years. He was the designer of the Bay Adelaide West Tower in downtown Toronto, and RBC WaterPark Place along Toronto’s waterfront, currently under construction. Carl is a member of the City of Toronto’s Urban Design Review Panel.

Lisa Fulford Roy, HOK’s senior vice-president, client strategy for workplace, strategic accounts and consulting, leads teams and collaborates with clients to design innovative, business-aligned workplace solutions. She has over 20 years of experience in design and project leadership for many of Canada’s major corporations.  

Caroline Hughes, strategic principal with figure3, has been instrumental in the development of innovative approaches to workplace design, working with global and national organizations such as Coca-Cola, TELUS, RBC and Bell.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. How working collaboratively as part of an integrated design team can provide effective solutions for the optimization of adaptive reuse projects
  2. Strategies to optimize space within the limitations of an existing older building
  3. How building constraints can be reinterpreted and celebrated as unique design features and become project assets
Fee$95/$105
StreamsArchitectural Design, Institutional/Educational Design, Sustainable Design, Workplace Design
F08
Accessible Design: Where Form Gets to Know Function
Speaker(s): Jane Sleeth
Fri
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Int.
0.2
 

Seminar Details

A perfect storm has arrived in Canada: an increasingly ageing population combined with a greater awareness of the need to hire disabled employees and woo disabled customers into the economy. With advances in acute care and rehabilitative medicine, there will continue to be an increase in ageing and disabled populations. In fact, a good way to think of the next retail store, office tower, shopping centre or hotel is to consider that all of us are “temporarily-abled” but will lose our abilities over time. This translates as an understanding of age-friendly, human-centred design with greater tolerance for error and enhanced safety. Examples of design/build and build/renovation projects will reveal how interiors, landscape design, light, signage, colour and texture improve the successful, safe and aesthetically pleasing use of a building. As well, the business case for accessible and inclusive design will be presented.

Speaker:

Jane Sleeth is principal at Optimal Performance, in Toronto. She and her team have been guiding top 500 businesses across Canada and the U.S. for over 22 years on ergonomic and accessible design. Her clients have included Chrysler, RBC and Scotiabank. Jane has also written three bestselling books related to accessibility and design in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Why function in design should not trump form
  2. What are Accessible, Inclusive, and Universal Design
  3. Who are the experts we should be using to bring about success for our clients
Fee$95/$105
StreamsArchitectural Design, Facility Management, Furniture Dealer, Healthcare Design, Hospitality Design, Innovation/Materials, Institutional/Educational Design, Landscape Architecture, Residential Design, Retail Design, Sustainable Design, Workplace Design
F09
Next Next Generation
Speaker(s): Kay Sargent, Andrea Fitch
Fri
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Int.
0.2
 

Seminar Details

We’ve heard a lot about the multigenerational workforce and its impact on the office, but if you really want to plan the office of the future, you have to know what’s coming next. What will the generation after the millennials look like and what is likely to be their impact on the way we work? We will explore the concept of archetypes, define four archetypes and how they relate to us today, and look at global impacts.

Speakers:

Kay Sargent is Teknion’s vice-president, architecture, design and workplace strategies, and has over 27 years of experience in the interiors industry, most recently as principal for Interior Architects, in Washington, DC. Kay studied interiors at Virginia Commonwealth University and environmental design at New York’s Parsons School of Design.

Andrea Fitch has been involved in the commercial real estate industry for more than 20 years and trained as an architectural engineer. During her tenure as director of marketing for a national multimillion-dollar construction company, Andrea cofounded their marketing team and participated on the executive level in strategic planning.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify the generations we have in the workplace today, and generational traits and characteristics
  2. Understand the impact generational shifts have on our culture, social, business and work environments
  3. Strategizing for the generation of workers coming into the workplace today and the one beyond them
Fee$95/$105
StreamsArchitectural Design, Business Management, Facility Management, Innovation/Materials, Workplace Design
F12
Effective Leadership Transition
Speaker(s): Susan Smith
Fri
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Int.
0.2
 

Seminar Details

Deciding on the best way to exit your firm or simply changing your role in your firm can be challenging, murky and slow to implement. Should you simply walk away? Should you spend the next few years grooming future potential leaders - how do you minimize risk? Should you seek out like minded firms and partners?

This session will teach you how to map out a decision tree that will help you minimize risk, recognize when you should move on to the next option, and discuss effective leadership transition strategies.

Speaker:

Susan Smith is the President of SBS Consulting Group Inc. She has more than 15 years of experience as a senior management consultant specializing in crisis management, organizational development, succession planning, and financial management. Working from the planning phase through to the implementation phase, Susan has end to end experience with the life cycle of professional service and other entrepreneurial businesses. Susan's approach to working with clients is based on a foundation of collaboration and inclusiveness. Her experience includes consulting to organizations in both the private and the not-for-profit sector. Specific industry experience includes a focus on professional service firms and charities.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Develop an effective transition plan that supports your strategic goals.
  2. Understand criteria for identifying and evaluating prospective future leaders.
  3. Enable leaders to make informed decisions about whether to sell internally or externally.
  4. Understand the importance of timely exit strategies.
  5. Mitigate the conflict involved in leadership transition.
Fee$95/$105
StreamsBusiness Management
F17
Global Trends in Hospitality Design
Speaker(s): Meghann Day
Fri
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Basic
0.1
 

Seminar Details

This session will speak to emerging trends in hospitality design, and how to balance current trends with timeless functionality. Led by a designer with experience working all over the globe, it will also touch on balancing local cultural elements with international trends. Attendees will understand how cross-cultural design occurs, and how culture, geography and politics all play a roll in design. The speaker’s firm, HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates, has designed hotels in over 80 countries and has its finger on the pulse of changing and emerging trends. These will be explored, and attendees will also get a behind-the-scenes peek into some of the world’s upcoming marquee properties.

Speaker:

Meghann Day, an associate with HBA, showcases her design skills and sense of style for premier hotel and resort projects around the world. She is responsible for project management, FF&E selection and specifications, and interior architecture. Her project history includes luxury resort hotels, spas, clubhouses, condos, themed restaurants and residences. Meghann holds a degree in interior design and business administration from Kansas State University.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understanding cross-cultural design and trends
  2. New ideas and innovative practices in design
  3. Creative inspiration from a global perspective
Fee$55/$65
StreamsArchitectural Design, Furniture Dealer, Hospitality Design, Innovation/Materials

        

F23
The Consumer-Led Workplace
Speaker(s): Jan Johnson
Fri
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Basic
0.1
 

Seminar Details

The rise of the consumer is being felt in the workplace, just as it is in other areas of life. Choice and control is more relevant today than it was when we decided to let employees pick which paper-management accessories they wanted. This is a reality that can have extremely beneficial effects on the way we design, plan and manage the workplace. But we still need to be sure to create a system where choice and control can continue to flourish over time. This presentation will offer models for striking the right balance between workplaces being well-designed and being allowed to self-organize.

Speaker:

Jan Johnson is vice-president, design and workplace resources, at Allsteel. She leads its Workplace Advisory team, and focusses on the development and delivery of content and tools that support clients and design organizations as they plan, design and manage work environments. Jan holds an interior design degree and an MBA, and has worked as an interior designer and strategic planner for her own firm and for Perkins + Will, and as a workplace consultant for HOK/Consulting.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Models that link user choice and control to greater future adaptability
  2. Models for more closely linking ‘place’ and ‘work’
  3. The implications this has for ongoing workplace management
Fee$55/$65
StreamsFacility Management, Furniture Dealer, Workplace Design

SE10
Architecture Keynote: Charles Renfro - Looking; Glass
Speaker(s): Charles Renfro
Fri
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Int.
0.1
 

Seminar Details

Glass is the material most affiliated with Modernism. Its evolution transformed how transparency, light and views were integrated with architecture. But it also has another side, one that is more philosophical. The acclaimed architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro has completed several projects where glass is constructed parasitically within and alongside Modern masterpieces that are reinvented, sometimes contrary to the original architect’s stated intentions. DS+R partner Charles Renfro will take listeners on a bottom up journey through two of the firm’s notable projects undertaken within existing New York buildings: The Brasserie, located in the Seagram Building, perhaps the most well-known all-glass building in the world; and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. He will outline DS+R’s approach to glass as a device to frame a discussion about the masters’ intentions and to understand glass through its own local and urbanistic effects. He will ultimately show how glass has become the single most influential material in the contemporary city.

Speaker:

Charles Renfro is partner-in-charge on numerous DS+R projects including the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, and the Dissona Factory and Housing Complex in Shenzhen, China. He was also design partner for New York’s High Line and the Museum of Image and Sound in Rio de Janeiro. He holds a master’s degree in architecture from Columbia University. In 2010, Fast Company named DS+R the most innovative design practice in the profession and among the top 50 most innovative companies in the world.

Click here for more information on the IIDEX 2013 Keynotes.

FeeFree Non-Ticketed Event
StreamsArchitectural Design, Innovation/Materials

             

SE12
PechaKucha
Fri
12:30PM - 1:30PM
Basic
 

Seminar Details

The theme for PechaKucha IIDEX is get better!  Get better can mean: improve society, be healthier, do more, inspire deeper action and much more! Apply before August 30.

If you would like to apply to present at PechKucha IIDEX then please send your topic idea and brief description (150-200words) to Vivien Leung (vivienleung@gmail.com) by Aug 30. Selected presentations will be contacted during the first week of Sep. A maximum of 7-9 presentations will be accepted for this event.

About Pecha Kucha IIDEX

We're is excited to bring the official Toronto PechaKucha chapter to #IIDEX13! It will take place on Friday, September 27, 2013 from 12pm-1pm in the Keilhauer Keynote theatre.

PechaKucha is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. The presentation format was devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham architecture in Tokyo in 2003.  This special IIDEX PechaKucha edition is co-organized by IIDEX and PechaKucha Nights Toronto, the local chapter of the PechaKucha organization.

In order to attend PechaKucha for free you must register for IIDEX before September 12, 2013.

FeeFree Non-Ticketed Event
Streams
SE11
Book Signing - Charles Renfro
Speaker(s): Charles Renfro
Fri
12:00PM - 12:30PM
Basic
 

Seminar Details

Immediately following his Keynote Charles Renfro will be doing a book signing of Lincoln Center Inside Out: An Architectural Account (Damiani 2013) in the Swipe Bookstore next to the Keilhauer Keynote Theatre. Please note that book purchase is required.

Click here for more information on the IIDEX 2013 Architecture Keynote.

FeeFree Non-Ticketed Event
StreamsArchitectural Design
F11
Green Buildings That Work: Case Studies of Real-Life, High Performing Green Buildings
Speaker(s): Braden Kurczak
Fri
12:30PM - 3:30PM
Int.
0.3
 

Seminar Details

This day course will consider how to measure the success of a green building and what makes it work in relation to the energy and water efficiency of a building, as well as considering occupant satisfaction. Increase your knowledge of the most effective strategies to build healthy green buildings, as well as how to avoid green washing, achieve real operational cost savings.

You will learn from the direct experience of others who have worked on several successful LEED projects, and how they selected the right strategies to meet each project's goals.

The course will build on experiences gained from working on several successful LEED projects, and share the thought process that went into selecting the right strategies to meet each project’s goals. An emphasis is placed on selecting points that help to drive building performance, not just achieving a LEED score.

Speaker:

Braden Kurczak currently serves as a CaGBC Faculty member and has a background in sustainable building design, mechanical engineering, commerce, and project management. He is a LEED Accredited Professional with expertise in the areas of energy and water efficiency, low impact site layout and development and indoor environmental quality. To date he has helped over a dozen buildings meet or exceed their sustainable project goals and achieve LEED certification. Mr. Kurczak is proficient with building simulation software and has modeled the energy performance of a number of buildings.

Braden is currently working with the CaGBC as a part of the LEED Green Associate Study Course Faculty. He has completed numerous Enermodal internal training sessions as well as client sessions focusing on the LEED process, LEED 1.0 vs. LEED 2009, and sustainable building, as well as getting buildings to achieve performance.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify strategies to build better performing buildings.
  2. Learn to implement green building strategies that work in the Canadian climate.
  3. Utilize other projects' 'lessons learned' to achieve success on your own projects.
Fee$125/$135
StreamsArchitectural Design, Innovation/Materials, Institutional/Educational Design, LEED GBCI, Sustainable Design
GBCI #0090007313

       

F25
UIA/PHG International Healthcare Forum - Get Inspired! Inernational Case Studies
Fri
1:00PM - 5:00PM
Adv.
0.4
 

Seminar Details

For a complete schedule and seminar descriptions of Friday afternoon speakers please click here.

Take part in the International Union of Architects Public Health Group forum with this special half day program and rate. Design and architectural professionals will be able to participate in a forum that brings leading thinkers in the healthcare, architecture and design to Toronto while earning valuable earn CEU hours. 

Fee$195/$150/$115
StreamsArchitectural Design, Healthcare Design, UIA/PHG International Healthcare Forum


         

             

F19
Fundamental Requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2010
Speaker(s): Hoy Bohanon
Fri
1:00PM - 4:00PM
Basic
0.3
 

Seminar Details

This introductory course focuses on the basic requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2010, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality. It covers the scope, application and multiple compliance paths available in the standard, including the ventilation rate procedure, indoor air quality procedure, and natural ventilation procedure. Many of the standard’s general requirements apply regardless of the procedure used. In the 2010 version, the IAQ procedure is rewritten and the natural ventilation procedure is new. The different application conditions for the ventilation rate procedure are also described. This course is highly recommended for architects, HVAC designers and engineers.

This seminar is presented by ASHRAE.

Speaker:

Hoy Bohanon, P.E., BEAP, LEED AP, is director of energy programs for WorkingBuildings, in North Carolina. He has experience as a research and design engineer, project engineer, facilities engineer, facilities manager, indoor air quality research engineer, environmental engineer, and business owner. Hoy’s technical papers and articles on indoor air quality have been published in numerous professional journals.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Review requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2010
  2. Discuss how different approaches to HVAC design result in different quantities of outside air at the outside air intake
  3. Compare the ventilation rate procedure, the indoor air quality procedure, and the natural ventilation procedure
Fee$125/$135
StreamsFacility Management, Healthcare Design, Hospitality Design, Institutional/Educational Design, LEED GBCI, Retail Design, Sustainable Design, Workplace Design
GBCI #90003567

F06
Architectural Drawing in A Digital Age
Speaker(s): Frank Costantino, Gordon Grice, Jon Soules
Fri
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Int.
0.2
 

Seminar Details

Architectural illustration is closely bound to the design of our environment. Techniques for illustrating imagined interiors, buildings, landscapes, communities and cities have developed in tandem with design techniques for centuries. In some practices, illustration and design remain integrated disciplines. Illustration has also diverged into a separate profession. Computer-generated drawing has had a profound effect on illustration. This session will investigate the changing worlds of design drawing and illustration. What is the role of drawing in practice? Is computer-generated drawing an art form? Are there ethical or legal issues pertaining to representation? Are illustrations evidence? We will discuss traditional drawing techniques, digital drawing techniques and hybrids produced both in-house and out-sourced.

Speakers:

Frank Costantino is an architectural illustrator, watercolourist, and co-founder and president emeritus of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI). He is a recipient of the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize, the world’s most prestigious award for architectural illustration.

Gordon Grice has worked around the world as a freelance architectural illustrator for 40 years. A writer and editor, he has published more than two dozen books dealing with design and architectural illustration. Gordon is also a creative advisor at Forrec Ltd, a Toronto-based planning and design firm.

Jon Soules is principal at Diamond Schmitt Architects in Toronto. He has worked on projects ranging from the Israeli Foreign Ministry building in Jerusalem to the Regent Park Master Plan in Toronto. He is a five-time winner of ASAI’s Award of Excellence.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. What is architectural illustration today?
  2. How does one engage and work with an illustrator?
  3. What challenges are associated with illustration and how does illustration add value to a project?
Fee$95/$105
StreamsArchitectural Design, Healthcare Design, Hospitality Design, Innovation/Materials, Institutional/Educational Design, Residential Design, Retail Design, Workplace Design

F18
Ugly Beauty: Brutalism and the Sublime in Canadian Architecture
Speaker(s): Marco Polo
Fri
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Int.
0.2
 

Seminar Details

This presentation examines Brutalism, a dominant idiom in Canadian architecture in the 1960s and 1970s, through the lenses of the sublime and the notion of "ugly beauty", or the "jolie laide". Although poorly received by the general public and subsequently also rejected by architects, Brutalist architecture played a significant role in establishing a Canadian architectural identity that was once internationally recognized. This work drew inspiration from the New Brutalism emerging from Europe, but also from the Canadian landscape, particularly as understood through the notion of the sublime: at once beautiful and terrifying, magnetic and forbidding, familiar and uncanny. The presentation will also consider the ongoing influence of this work and these notions on contemporary architecture.

Speaker:

Marco L. Polo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University. He is a former editor of Canadian Architect magazine and has published widely on the subject of Canadian architecture. In collaboration with Professor John McMinn of the University of Waterloo, he served as co-curator of 41 to 66а Architecture in Canada: Region, Culture, Tectonics, the official Canadian representation at the 2008 Venice Biennale of Architecture. His current research includes preparation for a major exhibition of Canada's 1967 Centennial Projects, in collaboration with Professor Colin Ripley of Ryerson University.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the role of Brutalism in the development of a Canadian architectural identity.
  2. Relate the architecture of the 1960s and 1970s to notions of the sublime, especially in relation to the Canadian landscape.
  3. Recognize how this work and these notions inform contemporary architecture in Canada.
Fee$95/$105
StreamsArchitectural Design, Landscape Architecture

F10
Design, Colour and Materials Tracking Trends Through Global Trade Shows
Speaker(s): Gerri Chmiel
Fri
1:00PM- 2:00PM
Basic
0.1
 

Seminar Details

How does an innovative idea become a trend? How do trends become products for consumers? In this presentation, we explore how trends begin and how to spot them. Attendees will take a virtual walk through global trade shows from the past two years to discuss colour, wood, material and style tendencies that are important trend predictors. An overview of the 2012/13 season will follow, along with a detailed look at the macro trends for 2013/14, detailing the colours, surface patterns, textures, materials, key styling schemes and themes, with explanations of the key influences that will drive these trends.

Speaker:

Gerri Chmiel is senior design manager, North America, with the Formica Group. She is responsible for the High Pressure Laminate and Formica Solid Surface design development in North America. She also works with the global design team to develop products that will be introduced group-wide, such as DecoMetal and Vivix Exterior Panels. She has a BA in interior design from Adrian College in Michigan.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Gain insight into the process of trend tracking
  2. Develop an appreciation of trend drivers, what forecasting is, and its benefits 
  3. Gain an understanding of the colours and materials affecting design from the past two years
Fee$55/$65
StreamsArchitectural Design, Furniture Dealer, Hospitality Design, Institutional/Educational Design, Residential Design, Retail Design, Workplace Design

F14
Design and the Brain
Speaker(s): Oshin Vartanian
Fri
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Int.
0.1
 

Seminar Details

Recent advances in brain sciences have opened a new window into how the brain responds to built environments, including variations in their physical features such as contour, ceiling height and openness. This session will present the results of a recent fMRI study, in which the brains of participants were scanned as they viewed a series of architectural spaces, and made beauty judgments and approach-avoidance decisions. Features were systematically manipulated. The behavioural and neural results shed light on the psychological processes that underlie these choices. The results have implications for optimizing the design of spaces, and suggest hypotheses about the possible evolutionary origins of our environment preferences.

Speaker:

Oshin Vartanian holds a BSc in biopsychology from the University of British Columbia, and a PhD in experimental psychology from the University of Maine. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cognitive neuroscience at York University. He is currently a defence scientist at Defence R&D Canada–Toronto, an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto, Scarborough, and a cross-appointed graduate faculty member at the University of Toronto.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. How the brain responds to beauty in architecture
  2. The role of emotion in beauty judgments in architecture
  3. Whether we necessarily approach spaces we find beautiful
Fee$55/$65
StreamsArchitectural Design, Healthcare Design, Innovation/Materials
F15
Envisioning Adaptation: Design as a Bridge to a Sustainable Future
Speaker(s): Jennifer Busch, Louis Schump, Scott Francisco
Fri
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Int.
0.1
 

Seminar Details

Designing or value-engineering efficient solutions for today’s office space often results in functional but ultimately disposable environments. Are we simply solving today’s problems or truly designing for the future? We now have tools that are proven to foster adaptation and reuse. Starting now, we must design both for today’s volatile market and a future that we can only assume will treat energy and waste in new ways. For sustainability to have real traction in the world of interior furniture, fixtures, and finishes, we need to avoid obsolescence and landfill. This will require a shift in thinking that permeates through the industry. No longer can we dig our way out of our situation with a ‘next generation’ of new products.

Speakers:

Jennifer Busch recently joined Interface as vice-president of A&D market development, and is responsible for the development and management of business relationships with major architectural and design firms throughout North America. She is a former editor-in-chief of Contract magazine.

Louis Schump is an interior designer at an interdisciplinary architecture firm. He is responsible for the interior design of both integrated architecture-and-interiors projects and standalone interiors projects from the worlds of aviation, healthcare, justice, science and technology, and corporate/commercial.

Scott Francisco is a designer, strategy consultant and educator, with a focus on practical solutions to complex problems involving physical space, cultures, systems and organizations. He is the founder of Pilot Projects NYC, a design collaborative and incubator. His clients have included Google, Disney, CBC and the Smithsonian Institute.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Create core-strength for true adaptability and sustainability
  2. Identify the limitations of program and expectation, and create or specify more open-ended solutions
  3. Talking points on how to discuss the future with your clients
Fee$55/$65
StreamsArchitectural Design, Facility Management, Furniture Dealer, Innovation/Materials, LEED GBCI, Sustainable Design, Workplace Design
GBCI #90010173-F15

     

F16
Modernism at Risk: Modern Solutions for Modern Landmarks
Speaker(s): Henry Ng
Fri
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Basic
0.1
 

Seminar Details

Modernism is the defining movement of 20th-century architecture and design, but significant Modern buildings are often routinely demolished, inappropriately altered or left to decay. The very features that help define them as significant achievements in the history of architecture—innovative and sometimes experimental design elements, materials, and technologies—are themselves often challenges to their survival and preservation. In recent years, architects and designers have emerged as some of the most ardent and effective heroes/advocates in the preservation of Modern buildings. Vividly illustrated, this session presents works of renowned architects (including Marcel Breuer, Paul Rudolph, Edward Durell Stone, Warren Platner and the Bauhaus) that were slated for demolition, and the design interventions that saved them from the wrecking ball.

Speaker:

Henry Tzu Ng has spent over 25 years with cultural and philanthropic organizations devoted to improving the quality of urban life, architecture, cities, and the protection of our built world. He currently serves as executive vice-president of World Monuments Fund (WMF), the world’s leading private, international historic preservation organization. He holds a BS degree from New York University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Greater awareness that Modern buildings are often at greater risk of being demolished than other landmarks and the reasons why
  2. The critical role that architects and designers can play
  3. How to get involved
Fee$55/$65
StreamsArchitectural Design, Innovation/Materials, Institutional/Educational Design

F20
Transparency@Work
Speaker(s): Janice Barnes
Fri
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Basic
0.1
 

Seminar Details

This session will tackle the complex relationship between workplace strategy and employee wellness. It will offer an initial understanding of what is happening in the workplace through the annual trends research conducted in a 1,600-person firm, and then examine the impact of wellness-focused workplaces in both the private and public sector. It will address the myriad ways in which work and wellness can coexist for the mutual benefit of organizations and their employees, and raise the critical challenge of material health in a wellness-focused environment. Using the lens of transparency, it will demonstrate the relationships that are often overlooked in workplace planning, specifically related to healthfulness, or toxicity, in environments.

Speaker:

Janice Barnes is principal and global discipline leader for planning and strategies at Perkins+Will, in New York. Internationally recognized for her expertise in workplace and organizational strategy, and with 25 years of design experience, Janice leads the firm’s annual research on workplace trends. Her clients include the United Nations, Champion Technologies, Medtronic, TD Financial Group and KPMG.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand wellness-focused workplaces and how design drives wellness
  2. Review current research on material health in the workplace and its business impact
  3. Acquire online tools for assessing wellness and material health decisions
Fee$55/$65
StreamsArchitectural Design, Business Management, Workplace Design
F21
The Modern Meeting Room: Integrating Technology, Lighting and Design
Speaker(s): John Leonardelli, Jesse Blonstein, Ryan Jay
Fri
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Int.
0.1
 

Seminar Details

Join three industry experts who will explore the best practices, industry trends and innovations when designing a modern meeting room. This session will also provide an overview of the latest innovations in audio/video systems, video conferencing, IP Telephony solutions technology and how to integrate lighting design to creating effective meeting spaces both in the office and for remote and teleworkers. The seminar will also illustrate which elements are crucial in the design process to provide their clients with value added services, improve productivity and resolve common technology and design issues that the end user experiences when utilizing meeting spaces.

Speakers:

John Leonardelli, a Telecommunications Technology Expert, brings 30 years of voice, data and wireless telecommunications experience in various sales, management and operational roles. He is a partner development specialist with ShoreTel, brings 28 years of voice, data and wireless telecommunications experience in various sales, management and operational roles. John's strong technical background has focused on IP telephony, contact centres, video conferencing and complex technical solutions. He holds a degree in electronics engineering and telecommunications from Humber College where he also held a teaching position.

Ryan Jay is currently Managing Partner of Genesis Integration a national  AV company that has taken a leadership role in the design and installation of integrated solutions for new and existing facilities.  They currently have over 100 employees branching from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.  Ryan has over 20+ years of design and sales experience within the audio visual industry.  Initially starting his career as a regional sales rep for a Toronto based dealer, then moving onto his own installation company before joining sharp Canada as the  sales manager for central Canada where his mandate was to grow gov't and corporate business.  His sales success and strong business acumen led to his current partnership with Genesis integration Inc. 

Jesse Blonstein, BSc, MIEs, is a senior associate at Toronto based Lightbrigade Architectural Lighting, has been practicing the art of architectural lighting for over 15 years since graduating from University of Colorado at Boulder’s Illumination Engineering program. His lighting design career began in New York City followed by San Francisco before settling in Toronto. Jesse is the recipient of 3 IESNA international illumination design awards for his work including the prestigious Award of Excellence for the retail boutique Murale, as well as the Cooper Source Award of Excellence for the W Hotel, Downtown Atlanta. Jesse lectures extensively to the interior design and lighting design communities as well as design schools.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Review the best practices when integrating technology, lighting and design into meeting rooms and remote offices
  2. Understand the latest technologies for the integration of AV and lighting 
  3. Review industry trends to discover new opportunities which enhance the user experience and enable clients to boost productivity
Fee$55/$65
StreamsArchitectural Design, Facility Management, Furniture Dealer, Hospitality Design, Innovation/Materials, Workplace Design
F26
Guaranteed: Projects On Time, On Budget
Speaker(s): Kimberley Seldon
Fri
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Int.
0.1
 

Seminar Details

As a professional architect or interior designer, one of your driving passions is an all-consuming desire to make your clients happy. But why is this goal so often elusive? What two things do all clients care about? Some might say: “Clients want the final project to be gorgeous, a dream space.” In reality, clients do expect the final project to be gorgeous. That’s a given. However, what they want even more is to know, without fail, the cost of the project and the timing of the project. The successful architect or designer knows how to guarantee both of these things. It’s what enables them to stand out from the crowd, demand higher fees, and choose the clients that are right for them.

Speaker:

Kimberley Seldon is a designer, journalist, keynote speaker and broadcast personality. She is also the founder of Business of Design (http://www.businessofdesign.com), an online support resource for design professionals. After a decade of running her own business, and determined to increase client satisfaction and grow profitability, Kimberley hired a professional business coach and created a 15-Step Process Management Strategy. She also hosts three TV series, is Chatelaine’s design expert, and runs the award-winning interior design-build studio Kimberley Seldon Design Group.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. How to precisely determine when a project can be completed
  2. How to guarantee a budget upfront for residential and commercial projects
  3. How to increase client satisfaction, word-of-mouth referrals and repeat business
Fee$55/$65
StreamsBusiness Management, Residential Design
F27
EcoSpex - How to Specify Green Building Products - Materials intelligence
Speaker(s): Julie Scarcella
Fri
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Int.
0.1
 

Seminar Details

How onerous is it to find and select a green building product for your projects? Simplifying your green building specification process matters to us. Come and learn about how to use EcoSpex, which will help you with environmental product selection through an easy, efficient, cost effective and reliable source. Come and learn from a trusted and verified source that will help you in your product verification, documentation for green building projects.

Speaker: 

Julie Scarcella is well-respected, trusted in the built environment industry, passionate, and an experienced specialist in sustainability. She is also  a successful entrepreneur, visionary and founder of a number of green building initiatives, companies and a non-profit organization. Scarcella has a technical built industry background, strategic planning expertise and tenacious business development savvy instrumental in conquering the operational complexities of introducing a new business to Canada. A commitment to 'walk the talk' which extends into volunteer work in the non-profit world.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Attendees will learn how we verify and the importance to our 3rd party process, as well as the key attributes of what a verified product is and its role in their project
  2. Learn about LEEDV4 and how EcoSpex is helping with this integration
  3. Hands on approaches to navigate and use the EcoSpex tool – learn how we are saving you time in specifying products and adding them to your projects
  4. Building Sustainability Rating programs - run down on rating programs and their relevance to commercial/residential projects (this will go beyond LEED rating programs)
  5. Impact of materials and how EcoSpex has incorporated LCA, HPD and EPD into its process, helping you fast track product suppliers with these attributes
  6. Learn how to prioritize and set goals in green building projects
Fee$55/$65
StreamsArchitectural Design, Business Management, Healthcare Design, Hospitality Design, Innovation/Materials, Workplace Design

F28
Bringing Design and Construction Together, ALIGNED - A New Business Area at EllisDon
Speaker(s): Chris Andrews P. Eng.
Fri
2:30PM - 3:30PM
Int.
0.1
 

Seminar Details

EllisDon is a recognized leader and innovator in the Canadian Construction industry.  Building on this background,  Mr. Andrews will discuss a  new business area in EllisDon called ALIGNED.  This business links the design, planning  and construction phases of project delivery to improve efficiencies, reduce risk and to engage with the design community to produce great design.  The discussion will be about design, construction, business and EllisDon.

Chris Andrews P. Eng. has over 30 years experience in the consulting engineering and design fields. He was the past President of Caruthers & Wallace, Consulting Engineers and Managing Director of Halcrow Yolles.  He has lectured in the Department of Architecture at Ryerson University, OCAD University and the University of Toronto.  He is the Senior Vice President of ALIGNED at EllisDon.

Fee$55/$65
StreamsArchitectural Design, Hospitality Design, Institutional/Educational Design, Retail Design, Workplace Design
SE15
Hospitality Keynote: Glenn Pushelberg & George Yabu - Moderated by Ilana Weitzman - Checking into the World: Innovative Hotel Design with George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg
Speaker(s): Glenn Pushelberg, George Yabu; Moderator(s): Ilana Weitzman
Fri
2:30PM - 3:30PM
Int.
0.1
 

Seminar Details

Since their first hospitality project with Four Seasons in Tokyo, Yabu Pushelberg have been pushing the boundaries of hotel design around the globe. A unique and very personal partnership – along with creative clients like Ian Schrager – allow them to foster innovation in all their projects. In discussion with Ilana Weitzman, editor-in-chief of Air Canada’s enRoute magazine, the duo will explain how strategic design can help hotels evolve to meet the needs of the modern traveller. Hint: Forget the front desk and skip the bellhop.

Speakers:

Founded in 1980, the renowned North American interior design firm Yabu Pushelberg has been creating timeless and artistic designs worldwide for 30 years. George Yabu oversees the creation and development of all design components for each of the firm’s projects. Glenn Pushelberg serves as the duo’s conduit between the client and the design team, managing new and existing relationships from a communications and business perspective. George and Glenn both received bachelor of applied arts (interior design) degrees and honorary doctorates from Ryerson Polytechnic in Toronto.

With offices in New York and Toronto, the firm has collaborated with some of the world’s leading hotel groups, chefs and retailers. Select clients include Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, W Hotels, Thompson Hotels, Park Hyatt International, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Louis Vuitton, Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany & Co. and Carolina Herrera. Yabu Pushelberg is known for its “anything is possible” approach to design, experimenting with new materials and forging relationships with independent artists to create original interiors that defy design type and transcend trendiness.

Ilana Weitzman is editor-in-chief of enRoute, Air Canada’s award-winning magazine, which was recently named Best In-flight Magazine in North America. Thanks to having one of the best jobs on the planet, Ilana has had the opportunity to experience some of the world’s best hotels, resorts and spas. She has won Gold and Silver National Magazine Awards for her reporting and editing, along with an award of merit from the North American Travel Journalists Association.

Click here for more information on the IIDEX 2013 Keynotes.

FeeFree Non-Ticketed Event
StreamsArchitectural Design, Hospitality Design, Innovation/Materials

                

SAT04
Bill 124 Exam Prep Course - Large Buildings
Speaker(s): Kim Karn
Sat
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Int.
0.8
 

Seminar Details

This full-day preparatory course for the Bill 124, Large Buildings Exam will provide an overview of the exam syllabus, based on the 2006 Ontario Building Code. It will include the following:

  • A brief overview of Division A, Parts 1, 2 and 3
  • Division B, Parts 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12
  • Division C, Part 2
  • Supplementary Standards SA-1, SB-1, SB-2, SB-8 and SB-10.

Participants will review the types of questions on the exam and receive copies of the PowerPoint presentation and a sample exam.

Speaker:

Kim Karn brings over 11 years of experience working with provincial, national and international building codes and regulatory standards. She has developed and presented numerous continuing education seminars related to building codes, fire protection and life safety for over seven years. Her seminars focus on educating participants on code topics of current interest within the design and construction community. Kim has presented accredited seminars for the Canadian Wood Council-Alberta Woodworks, BuildEx, Canadian Home Builders Association, Alberta Safety Codes Council, as well as individual architectural and design firms.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the Ontario Building Code subject matter covered in the Bill 124, Large Buildings Exam
  2. Gain practice in using the Ontario Building Code through a hands-on review, analyses and examples
  3. Gain the knowledge and confidence to pass the Bill 124, Large Buildings Exam

Course Requirements:

  1. All participants MUST each bring a copy of the 2006 Building Code Compendium, Volumes 1 and 2 to this seminar. Copies can be ordered at https://www.publications.serviceontario.ca or at 1-800-668-9938.
  2. Participants should bring a calculator.
  3. Optional: participants can also bring highlighters and Post-It notes.

NEW LOCATION: Allstream Centre, Room 201B

Lunch will be served.

Fee$225/$235
StreamsArchitectural Design, Healthcare Design, Hospitality Design, Institutional/Educational Design, Lighting, Residential Design, Workplace Design
SAT03
Bill 124 Exam Prep Course - Small Buildings
Speaker(s): Lisa Miller
Sat
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Int.
0.7
 

Seminar Details

This preparatory course for the Bill 124, Small Buildings Exam, is a full-day seminar that will give you a detailed overview of the exam syllabus, based on the 2006 Ontario Building Code.  This seminar will cover topics from the following portions of the Code:

  • A description of the 2006 OBC, Prescriptive Code vs. Objective Code
  • An overview of:
    • Division A, Parts 1, 2 and 3;
    • Division B, Parts 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12;
    • Division C, Part 2; and
  • Supplementary Standards SA-1, SB-1, SB-2, SB-3, SB-7, SB-9 and SB-10.

Sample exam questions are included throughout the presentation. Additionally sample exams will be available for take home practice.  Participants will also receive a printed copy of the presentation.

Speaker:

Lisa Miller - Leber Rubes Inc. (LRI):  LRI is a Professional Engineering firm that specializes in Building Code consulting and fire protection engineering.  It is the largest and oldest engineering firm in Canada that specializes exclusively in these services.  Lisa Miller, C.E.T., is an Associate with LRI.  Based out of the Toronto head office, Lisa has over ten years of experience in Building Code consulting and fire protection engineering.  Lisa has lead numerous complex building projects, applying her extensive knowledge and experience on a wide variety of buildings, from small and large apartment complexes to performing arts theatres to brand new hospitals.  Ms. Miller has presented various Building Code, Fire Code, and accessibility seminars to various design firms and organizations.  Ms. Miller is a member of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists [OACETT] and a former member of the Sheridan College Interior Design Program Advisory Committee.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Exposure to small buildings exam content.
  2. Exposure to Part 9.
  3. Study tools for exam writing.

Course Requirements:

  1. All participants MUST each bring a copy of the 2006 Building Code Compendium, Volumes 1 and 2 to this seminar.
  2. Participants should also bring pens and/or pencils, calculator, different coloured highlighters, and post-it notes/tabs.

NEW LOCATION: Allstream Centre, Room 201A

Lunch will be served.

Fee$225/$235
StreamsArchitectural Design
SAT05
Fire Protection Principals Underlying the Requirements of the 2012 Ontario Building Code
Speaker(s): Leszek Muniak
Sat
9:00AM - 12:00 PM
Basic
0.3
 

Seminar Details

This is an introductory level course intended to provide participants with a basic understanding of the Ontario Building Code (OBC) and the principles that underlie Part 3 and Part 9 fire protection and life safety requirements. It is designed for individuals who have had little or no exposure to the OBC, or for those who wish to improve their understanding of the code. Topics to be discussed include: major occupancy classifications; fire resistance ratings; fire protection ratings; fire separations; closures in fire separations; occupant load determinations; exit capacity determinations; and travel distance and flame spread ratings of interior finishes.

Note: Participants are not required to bring copies of the code.

Speaker:

Leszek Muniak, of Sereca Larden Muniak Inc, has been ARIDO’s building code consultant for more than ten years. Sereca Larden Muniak specializes in the development and presentation of building code-related seminars and courses. Les has acted as a consultant for hundreds of projects and a wide variety of clients. Many of these projects required the development of innovative fire protection and code compliance approaches for building rehabilitation and new construction. He has served on Ontario and national building code committees. Les has also developed fire-analysis computer techniques, conducted fire investigations and acted as a consultant for legal counsel.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Improved understanding of the 2012 OBC
  2. Outline of the subject matter addressed in the OBC, and the code’s various divisions, parts and sections
  3. Reasons why the OBC governs the design and construction of buildings

NEW LOCATION: Allstream Centre, Room 202B

Fee$125/$135
StreamsArchitectural Design, Healthcare Design, Hospitality Design, Institutional/Educational Design, Residential Design, Retail Design, Sustainable Design
SAT02
Specifications: What Are They Good For?
Speaker(s): Ted Katsoris
Sat
9:30AM - 12:30PM
Int.
0.3
 

Seminar Details

Specifications are as important to the successful completion of a project as the design documents, however in many instances they are put together at the last minute sort of as an afterthought.  This presentation will outline: what are specifications, history of specifications, different types of specifications, relationship between the specifications and the drawings, enforcement of specifications, and who benefits from good specifications.

It well known that a good, concise set of documents (design and specifications) will lead to a relatively trouble-free project.  However when these documents contradict each other, or provide incomplete or ambiguous information, it will lead to conflict between the various parties, delays, cost over-runs and in some cases legal action. Upon completion of this presentation, the attendees will have a better understanding on the importance of specifications in the overall design and execution of the construction project.

Speaker:

Ted Katsoris is a Principal and Department Manager at Morrison Hershfield with over 25 years of combined contracting and consulting experience. He has extensive experience in the field of building science and building envelope repair/rehabilitation, as well as contract administration.

Formally trained in the field of building science and project management, Ted has undertaken a wide variety of projects, ranging from building envelope repairs, mechanical upgrades, and asbestos removal to the redesign of large landscape areas. Ted is also an active instructor with Construction Specifications Canada, where he teaches night school courses to professionals involved in specification writing and administration of construction contracts, and is a guest instructor at Ryerson University.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn why proper spec writing is important
  2. Learn the relationship between the drawings and the specs.
  3. Learn how great spec writing leads to a great project.

NEW LOCATION: Allstream Centre, Room 201C

Fee$125/$135
StreamsArchitectural Design, Healthcare Design, Hospitality Design, Institutional/Educational Design, Residential Design, Retail Design
ST02
Tour: Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Speaker(s): Marianne McKenna
Sat
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Int.
0.1
 

Seminar Details

The design for the Rotman School fuses ideas of campus and city building, study and interaction, sustainable design, creativity and business strategy. It is an integrated vertical campus accommodating diverse program requirements within the limited parameters of a tight urban site. A series of direct horizontal and vertical connections between the existing and new Rotman facilitate the flow of people. An atrium and interconnecting stair in the new building intensify opportunities for exchange. Terraced steps at the point of connection between existing and new ascend to the second floor and provide a convertible space for gatherings. The project features a flexible event space overlooking the street, a green roof, operable windows, hybrid ventilation, and a high performance building envelope. The below grade level consists of bookable study rooms, the master’s student lounge, open student study spaces, classrooms and an outdoor courtyard bringing in the light, creating an animated and diverse environment for students.

Tour Leader:

Marianne McKenna is a founding partner of KPMB Architects and has been recognized for creating architecture that advances cultural and educational mandates and catalyses community building. This commitment is demonstrated by projects for the University of Waterloo Quantum-Nanotechnology Centre, the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, and the Walker Arts Centre at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT). The design for the Royal Conservatory TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, with its acclaimed Koerner Hall, earned KPMB its 11th Governor General’s Medal, as well as numerous awards for architectural excellence. For her leadership of this project, she was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Conservatory in 2011. Marianne has lectured at McGill University, L’Université de Montréal, the University of Toronto and Yale and has juried a range of art competitions for integrated artworks. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Metrolinx, and in 2012 was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Meeting Place: Please meet at 105 St. George Street, in the south building, at the base of the pink stairs in the Atrium.

Fee$55/$65
StreamsArchitectural Design, Innovation/Materials, Institutional/Educational Design, Tours
ST03
Tour: Four Seasons Hotel
Speaker(s): Dana Kalczak
Sat
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Int.
0.1
 

Seminar Details

Located in midtown Toronto and described by Yabu Pushelberg as a “mega-grand” hotel, the Four Seasons’ striking public spaces have been partitioned into a series of palatial rooms, transporting guests through veiled screens featuring deep mahogany panels and hand-painted walls, carefully curated to be ornate without being overdone. As the new flagship property for the Four Seasons brand, the design has taken a sophisticated scaled-back approach to let the strong architecture shine through. Of note is a gilded birdcage structure in lieu of chandeliers on the hotel’s ground floor. The brilliantly masculine structure is made from a woven grid reminiscent of a fine men’s watch and leads guests through a series of phases as they enter the hotel.

For the hotel’s rooms and suites, a residential approach creates warm and inviting spaces in a neutral palette of sand colored linens and slate grey accents that frame spectacular views of Rosedale’s mansion-lined streets. The “spa in the sky” features a softly winding pathway through seventeen treatment rooms, evoking the natural daylight in the streets of Toronto’s neighbourhood.

Dbar, Daniel Boulud’s bar at the Four Seasons was designed to reflect a residential upscale salon. Accented by flattering low and high contrasted lighting fixtures, the space evokes a dark, smoky and rich color palette with custom-designed European touches.

Tour Leader:

Dana Kalczak joined Four Seasons in June 1998 as a Design and Construction Manager.  In 2000, she was promoted to a Director with managerial responsibility for a variety of international projects (including Amman, London – Canary Wharf, Prague, Provence at Terre Blanche, Miami, Geneva and Bora Bora).  In 2001, she was promoted to Vice President, Design and Construction. 

Dana has a degree in architecture from the University of Toronto and is licensed as an architect in Canada.  She also has a degree in art and architectural history from the same university.  She claims this was a necessity to allow her passion for creativity to flourish, her father maintained it was because he paid tuition and she wanted to defer working as long as possible.  Prior to joining Four Seasons, she was Vice President of Design and Construction at Cineplex Odeon Corporation, a Canadian film exhibition company. 

In 2005, Dana’s title changed to Vice President, Design reflecting design oversight across all new build and capital projects.  She recommends design teams for new developments and renovations.  She establishes the appropriate design concept and guides teams as they develop a unique architectural and interior design language for each project.  In addition, she acts in a consulting capacity internally with respect to design aspects on branding and is part of the innovation initiative in the company.  Dana also acts as an ambassador, conveying the Four Seasons commitment to quality, functionality, beauty and innovation to journalists, preferred partners and industry professionals.

Meeting Place: Please meet at 60 Yorkville Ave, at the concierge desk in the lobby.

Fee$55/$65
StreamsArchitectural Design, Hospitality Design, Innovation/Materials, Tours
ST04
Tour: Yorkdale Shopping Centre Expansion
Speaker(s): Anthony Casalanguida
Sat
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Int.
0.1
 

Seminar Details

The major highlights of the Yorkdale Shopping Centre expansion are as follows:

  • The expansion component comprises the net addition of 145,393 sq.ft. of retail space
  • The new mall was built over a 732 stall two level high quality underground parkade that features bright lighting, high ceilings, column free driving and parking areas, as well as escalator access to the mall.
  • The expansion area features a dramatic 23' high store front and 33' high space to the top of the common area clearstory.
  • The finishes in the new mall mirror those currently found in the existing shopping centre to provide for a seamless transition from the old to new space coupled with a similar 34' common mall width.
  • The expansion permits Yorkdale Shopping Centre to enhance the centre's merchandising mix with the continued goal to add best-in-class and new to market tenants that will allow Yorkdale to continue to be the dominant regional shopping centre in Toronto.

Tour Leader:

Anthony Casalanguida is the General Manager of Yorkdale Shopping Centre.  His background includes positions with major institutional real estate investors and other smaller property management companies over a 20-year period.  Throughout his career he has been involved in the management of various assets including residential, industrial, commercial and retail.  Anthony has a degree in Mass Communications and Political Science from York University.  At Oxford Properties Group, Anthony has had the opportunity to be General Manager of Waterpark Place, Sun Life Centre and Royal Bank Plaza.  In May of 2008 he became General Manager of Yorkdale Shopping Centre.

Meeting Place: Please enter through the Indigo/Sportchek Entrance and proceed to the Guest Services Kiosk that is directly in front of Zara on the north side of the shopping centre.

Fee$55/$65
StreamsArchitectural Design, Innovation/Materials, Retail Design, Tours
ST05
Tour of the Centre for Addiction & Mental Health, Phase 1A and 1B
Speaker(s): Alice Liang, Christina Bartha
Sat
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Int.
0.1
 

Seminar Details

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the largest mental health care, addiction treatment and research facility in Canada, is undergoing a major transformation on its 27 acre site, in a mixed retail and residential urban neighbourhood in Toronto.

In combating the stigma long associated with mental disorder and addiction, CAMH developed an innovative concept to fully integrate mental healthcare into the community, in order to provide a more normalized treatment environment for patients. By extending the existing fabric of city streets surrounding the site, the hospital’s new buildings will be distributed on different city blocks amongst other mixed-use non-hospital buildings, contributing to the revitalization of the neighbourhood.

The first phase of this redevelopment is a pilot project known as “Alternate Milieu”, designed for transitional residential and outpatient care for 72 clients in the Addiction and Mood & Anxiety programs. The concept of urban integration is supported by the construction of three apartment-like buildings, each accommodating 24 clients along a tree-lined city street. A separate flexible, generic office-type building houses the Addiction Outpatient programs.

Phase 1B is comprised of the Intergenerational Wellness Centre, an acute inpatient facility that accommodates outpatient services for children, adolescent and geriatric clients, the Bell Gateway Building which combines multiple outpatient services and administration and the Parking and Utilities Building.  Vibrant ground floor spaces such as a gymnasium, occupational therapy kitchen and client-run café animate the new public street.  Wide landscaped boulevards and new green spaces provide opportunities for clients, staff and the community to walk, cycle and rest.

Tour Leaders:

Alice Liang (B.Arch., OAA, FRAIC) is a Principal of Montgomery Sisam Architects, and has over 20 years of experience in the design and execution of healthcare projects. Since 2001 Alice has been leading the design team (C3 – KPMB/MSA/Kearns Mancini Architects) for the Master Plan and Phase 1 of the redevelopment of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health that includes both inpatient and outpatient programs, accommodating a diverse range of patient population, from children, youth and adolescent to geriatric clients with addiction and mental health issues, as well as clients in the Law and Mental Health programs. Alice was also responsible for the creation of a Master Vision document for CAMH to be used as “guidance” as CAMH moves forward with their development. Alice has been the Team Leader for a joint venture Planning, Design Compliance team (C3 & Cannon Design)  responsible for the project specific outline specifications (PSOS) and the Design Exemplar through the DBFM procurement process, completed in 2012. Stantec Architecture Ltd. were the Architects to the Design, Build, Finance and Maintain consortium responsible for the design as constructed and are the Architects of Record. Alice has established an international network with healthcare professionals, architects and designers to share the latest research and knowledge in best healthcare design and evidence-based design. She is a member of the International Advisory Board for the Academy for Design and Health, based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Christina Bartha became the Executive Director of the Underserved Populations Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) effective September 1, 2012. Prior to this appointment, she was the Administrative Director of the Child, Youth and Family and Adult Addictions Programs at CAMH. A Masters of Social Work graduate from the University of Toronto, Christina spent ten years as a clinical social worker and educator in both children’s and adult mental health settings prior to becoming a director of programs.  In her 14 years at CAMH, she has provided leadership in a number of areas including co-authoring the book “Putting Children First,” contributing to clinical publications, developing mental health public information guides, integrating mental health and addiction services, and facilitating the growth of services to diverse populations and youth with mental health and addictions conditions. Christina played a leadership role in planning clinical service delivery at CAMH’s newly redeveloped Queen St site and has been instrumental in the planning of the Child Youth and Family’s new acute care services for youth with concurrent disorders, the first of their kind in Canada. Christina is committed to supporting excellence in client and family care based on the belief that high standards of practice and a humanistic approach to care improves access to services and inspires hope and recovery in the clients we serve.

Barbara Miszkiel (OAA, MRAIC, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C) is a Principal in Charge of Behavioural Health, Long-Term Care and other Specialty Health care projects, which include complex continuing care, rehabilitation and addiction/mental health.  A recipient of the Stantec Design and Technical Award of Excellence for 2010, of note is that healthcare projects, in particular mental health, complex care/rehab, and long-term care, delivered under Barbara’s direction, are not only award-winning but truly enjoyed by the end users. Her career spans projects in Canada, the United States, and Denmark where she completed an International DIS studio program. Having developed the Ontario Ministry of Health Long-term Care Design Standards upon which over 40,000 new beds have been designed, her background in assisted living and long-term care influenced her pioneering approach to elder-friendly design for acute care, rehabilitation, and complex care. In addition to publishing articles on elder-responsive design, and complex care, she has addressed numerous conferences in the US, Canada and Asia on design of enabling environments for mental health, and socially responsible design in healthcare.

Olivera Sipka (OAA, LEED AP) is a Senior Healthcare Architect in Stantec’s Toronto architecture studio with over 14 years in the planning, design and coordination of large-scale healthcare and institutional projects. With a deep understanding of client needs and design process, Olivera helps clients navigate the complex process of transforming user expectations into physical space. Her ability to de-mystify the design process results in spaces that address the anxiety and stress of personal health crises and support the individual’s ability to recover and return to health.

Her recent work includes transformational projects for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Toronto Rehabilitation Centre – University Centre, and a major addition to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge, Ontario.

Meeting Place: Please meet in front of 60 White Squirrel Way.

Fee$55/$65
StreamsArchitectural Design, Healthcare Design, Innovation/Materials, Tours
ST06
Tour of the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, The Hospital for Sick Children
Speaker(s): Michael Szabo, Gwen Burrows
Sat
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Int.
0.1
 

Seminar Details

The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning at The Hospital for Sick Children will bring together researchers across scientific disciplines and a variety of clinical perspectives to share knowledge, enhance education, accelerate discoveries and apply collective efforts to transform child health. The 21-storey, 850,000-square-foot facility will be among the largest health-care research laboratories in North America, housing 2,000 researchers, clinicians, trainees and support staff. Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects to achieve LEED® Gold Certification for sustainable design, the Gilgan Centre – with its distinctive blue and green frit glazing – creates an architectural landmark at the eastern gateway to Toronto’s Discovery District.  A striking design feature is the collaborative space for six research ‘neighbourhoods’ that physically extends the building’s profile with stacked two and three-storey curvilinear bays. 

In bringing a large research staff together under one roof and enhancing the opportunity for interaction, the Gilgan Centre furthers the mission set out by the SickKids Research Institute in 1954 as one of the most productive hospital-based research centres. The new building is a beacon, drawing the attention of the global research community, academia, government and the private sector, and solidifies SickKids as a world leader in child health research and education.

Tour Leaders:

Michael Szabo is a Principal with Diamond Schmitt Architects. His design work includes institutional, commercial and residential projects with a strong emphasis on sustainable design solutions. The Peter Kilgan Centre for Research and Learning at Sick Children’s Hospital is targeting LEED Gold certification. Other projects include the integrated sustainable design for the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Campus Master Plan and Buildings in Oshawa, Ontario. This received the RAIC Award of Innovation Excellence and the SCUP award for campus design; UOIT was also named the greenest campus in North America when it opened in 2006. The Marion McCain Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia received the Lieutenant Governor’s Award. Szabo graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Architecture where he received the AIA Medal in his thesis year.

Gwen Burrows is Director of Strategic Projects at SickKids Research Institute; in that role she is a member of the Research Institute Executive and, working closely with the Chief of Research, develops the strategic framework, implementation and evaluation plan for a number of key organizational initiatives. From 2007-2010 Burrows was also Executive Director of the Council for Canadian Child Health Research, whose members represent all Canadian academic health science centres across Canada with a focus on child and youth health research. Before joining the Research Institute, Burrows directed the National Grants Program – a Canada-wide funding program for child health research – at SickKids Foundation. Burrows has a Masters in Philosophy from Johns Hopkins University and a BA in Philosophy from McGill University.

Meeting Place: Please meet in the lobby of the Peter Gilgan Centre at 686 Bay Street.

Fee$55/$65
StreamsArchitectural Design, Healthcare Design, Innovation/Materials, Tours
ST07
Bridgepoint Tour
Speaker(s): Antra Roze, Dr. Celese Alvaro
Sat
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Basic
0.1
 

Seminar Details

Bridgepoint Active Healthcare opened this summer with a vision to become Canada's leading centre for rehabilitation and patients living with complex health conditions. The new 464-bed facility is a visible landmark on Toronto’s east side surrounded by parkland and the Don Valley. The adjacent pre-Confederation Don Jail was restored to become the hospital's administrative offices.

This tour provides insight into Bridgepoint’s salutogenic design. The intent is to improve patient outcomes by creating an inspirational environment of natural light, views and comfort along with exemplary patient care. How this facility connects with and engages the local community will also be explored. The tour includes the therapeutic pool, labyrinth, the expansive terrace which is accessible to the public, tenth floor green roof terrace and patient rooms. Across the pedestrian bridge, the tour takes in the Admin building to view the restoration and transformation of the historic Don Jail, featuring the multi-storied rotunda and a row of preserved cells.

This epic project was designed and constructed by two teams recognized as leaders in healthcare design and architectural excellence: Stantec Architecture / KPMB Architects are the Planning, Design and Compliance Architects. HDR Architecture / Diamond Schmitt Architects are the architects to the Design, Build, Finance and Maintain consortium responsible for the design as constructed and are the Architects of Record.

Tour Leaders' Bios Below

Antra Roze is an Associate at Diamond Schmitt Architects with over 28 years experience in design, development and construction of large commercial and mixed-use projects for both private and public sector clients. She was Project Architect on Bridgepoint for the Design, Build, Finance and Maintain consortium.  Previous major projects include the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Performing Arts Centre and the Harman Centre for the Arts in Washington, D.C. Antra was Project Architect on Corus Quay, the LEED Gold office and broadcasting centre on Toronto’s new East Bayfront. She also worked on the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital. Currently, she is working on the design of a 515,000-square-foot mixed-use tower in Buffalo, New York.

Dr. Celeste Alvaro is a Research Scientist at the Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University in Toronto. She earned a Ph.D. in experimental social psychology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. Her research examines the effect of architectural design on psychosocial health and wellbeing, settings and the built environment, stress and coping, adaptation to change and knowledge translation in health systems. She has extensive experience in research methods, namely experimental design, survey development, mixed methods, and the evaluation of large-scale interventions. Her peer-reviewed publications appear in leading journals in psychology, health promotion and knowledge translation.

Please Note

There is a max number of 40 people for this tour

Fee$55/$65
StreamsTours
ST11
Tour of 16th Floor Centre for Psycho-Social Oncology & Palliative Care at Princess Margaret Hospital
Speaker(s): Guela Solow-Ruda
Sat
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Basic
0.1
 

Seminar Details

Architecture pales in comparison to medicine. Its effectiveness in mitigating the suffering caused by the final stages of cancer treatment is negligible. Therefore, the design process for the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care began with skepticism - skepticism of architecture and its meaning in the context of mortality. However, the process resulted in belief - belief in the power of design and its ability to lift the human spirit, inspire courage, and facilitate the hard work of healthcare providers.

Palliative Care marks a transition in cancer care from aggressive treatment to a focus on comfort and pain management. As periods of extensive hospitalization cease, the design intent for this out-patient clinic was to make the hospital recede. Through an innovative material palette – glass cladding with image saturated film, natural woods, leather and active clean air tile – the hospital walls disappear and its painful memory muted.

Community Hospitals serve a diverse population which differs in many cultural aspects but is united through the provision of healthcare and the commonality of illness. Regardless of race, religion, culture or creed; nature – our planet – its forests and oceans, the sky and earth, touches all of humanity, as does disease. The design strategy clad the hospital walls with a syncopated rhythm of large scale transparencies of the earth as if seen from a train - glimpses and incomplete views, like fragmented memories. The circulation route through the 16th floor sees the earth in seasonal transition throughout the year, representative of the philosophy of the internationally recognized Psycho-Social Oncology program at Princess Margaret Hospital, which regards cancer treatment as a journey.

Meeting Place: Please meet in the main lobby of the hospital (near the Murray St. entrance).

Tour Leader:

Guela Solow-Ruda manages ARK’s Toronto architectural practice which is focused on design for the non-profit sector, challenging the boundaries of architecture to include related arts, urban, interior and graphic design. Their award – winning portfolio of health-care projects is based on a collaborative approach to design, where patient needs drive the design process. Receiving both international and local acclaim, ARK creates integrated environments which span the care spectrum including long term, palliative care and community health care establishing a new model for salutogenic design.

Guela received her Bachelor Degree in Architecture from the University of Toronto in 1985, memberships include the Ontario Association of Architects, Manitoba Association of Architects and Architects Association of New Brunswick. While developing an extensive body of built work over the past 28 years, she has continued to demonstrate leadership in the profession receiving several Federal Government CMHC grants, academic appointments, invitations to lecture at the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto, Ryerson University, OCAD and Syracuse University. The press has cited her work as “… an excellent example of the profound ability of art and architecture to transform space and the human experience.”

Fee$55/$65
StreamsHealthcare Design, Tours
SAT06
Understanding and Applying the Part 3 Requirements of the 2012 Ontario Building Code
Speaker(s): Leszek Muniak
Sat
1:00PM - 4:00PM
Int.
0.3
 

Seminar Details

This intermediate level course assumes participants have a reasonable familiarity with the layout and requirements of the Ontario Building Code (OBC). The course will build on a basic understanding of the principles of the OBC. Topics to be covered include: mezzanine and interconnected floor spaces; stairwells within multifloor single-tenant space, single-tenant floors as they relate to public exiting and elevator lobbies, and multiple-tenant floor design; public corridor design including design of means of egress; egress from suites; egress from mezzanines; processes and uses of floor areas; protection of areas with a barrier-free path of travel and required protection for sensitive occupancies; and vertical and horizontal compartmentalization of a building and its floor areas.

Note: Attendees should bring their own copy of the 2006 OBC; highlighters and Post-it notes are also recommended.

Speaker:

Leszek Muniak, of Sereca Larden Muniak Inc, has been ARIDO’s building code consultant for more than ten years. Sereca Larden Muniak specializes in the development and presentation of building code-related seminars and courses. Les has acted as a consultant for hundreds of projects and a wide variety of clients. Many of these projects required the development of innovative fire protection and code compliance approaches for building rehabilitation and new construction. He has served on Ontario and national building code committees. Les has also developed fire-analysis computer techniques, conducted fire investigations and acted as a consultant for legal counsel.

NEW LOCATION: Allstream Centre, Room 202B

Fee$125/$135
StreamsArchitectural Design, Healthcare Design, Hospitality Design, Innovation/Materials, Institutional/Educational Design, Residential Design, Retail Design, Sustainable Design, Workplace Design
SE17
DINE BY DESIGN: Aria Restaurant
Thurs
7:30 pm
Basic
 

Seminar Details

Want to dine at some of Toronto’s best designed restaurants? Looking to make dinner reservations for the Thursday night of IIDEX?

Purchase tickets for Dine by Design and enjoy a prix-fixe menu with the restaurant’s lead designer. Learn about the restaurant’s design concept while enjoying a meal with colleagues and friends. Once you purchase your prix-fixed dinner, you will receive a ticket with the restaurant name, address and time. Simply bring your ticket to dinner and enjoy the evening!

The restaurant’s name, “ARIA,” coupled with the client’s passion for Italian food and contemporary design inspired us to provide an artistic experience for patrons. “ARIA” means air in Italian and is also associated with opera. This ARIDO Award winning design had to embody both lightness and drama, achieved throughout the course of the day as the light-filled room at lunch morphs to a dramatic stage for dining at night. We were challenged to provide a modern space with a minimum of 100 seats and a full kitchen, feature an extensive wine collection of 4,000 bottles and provide opportunities for small group functions. Art and artisanal work became major components in the design solution, providing a sense of wonder, and through attention to small detail, reflecting the quality and integrity of the food.

Location: 25 York Street

Menu: view menu

Website: http://www.ariaristorante.cahttp://www.ariaristorante.ca/

DESIGNED BY:

Firm: Stephen Pile Architect Inc.
Designer: Ms. Urszula E Tokarska, Partner

Stephen R. Pile Architect Inc. is 15 person practice based in Toronto, founded by partners Stephen Pile and Urszula Tokarska, director of design. The partners have been working together since 1990 and focus on commercial and hospitality projects. The team of architects, designers, technologists and project managers provides services ranging from concept design and planning, construction documents and administration to project management. They practise mostly in North America, but have worked on projects as far away as India and Saudi Arabia. The firm believes that excellence in design is a lasting virtue. Success of the project depends on clearly understanding the needs of each client, the nature of each site and the interaction of the design with its environment.  The principals work closely with the clients drawing on the strength of all parties to arrive at the best possible design solution.

Fee$80 (includes taxes and gratuities)
Streams
SE18
DINE BY DESIGN: Amsterdam Brew House Restaurant
Thurs
7:30 PM
Basic
 

Seminar Details

Want to dine at some of Toronto’s best designed restaurants? Looking to make dinner reservations for the Thursday night of IIDEX?

Purchase tickets for Dine by Design and enjoy a prix-fixe menu with the restaurant’s lead designer. Learn about the restaurant’s design concept while enjoying a meal with colleagues and friends. Once you purchase your prix-fixed dinner, you will receive a ticket with the restaurant name, address and time. Simply bring your ticket to dinner and enjoy the evening!

The newly opened Amsterdam Brew House Restaurant is located in a landmark historical building from the 1920s, surrounded by Lake Ontario on three sides.  This 14, 000 square foot project includes a working craft brewery, outdoor patios,  state of the art AV system, authentic wood burning oven, retail beer store  and indoor restaurant with a total capacity of 800.

Location: 245 Queens Quay West, South Building

Website: www.amsterdambrehouse.com

DESIGNED BY:

Firm: Mackay I Wong Strategic Design
Designers: Ron Wong, Partner and Gordon Mackay, Partner

Mackay|Wong Strategic Design is an international design and concept firm that produces award-winning projects for successful hospitality, entertainment and retail brands. From its creative base in Toronto, the company delivers highly effective and intelligent design solutions that are sophisticated and engaging. Our studio is a multi-disciplined creative resource that employs an integrated design approach. As a result, we have successfully bridged creative disciplines in-house and can offer Clients complete interior and exterior design services, fresh identity design, environmental graphics, strategic brand consulting and effective project management.

Fee$56 (includes taxes and gratuities)
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DINE BY DESIGN: El Catrin
Thurs
8:00 PM
Basic
 

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Want to dine at some of Toronto’s best designed restaurants? Looking to make dinner reservations for the Thursday night of IIDEX?

Purchase tickets for Dine by Design and enjoy a prix-fixe menu with the restaurant’s lead designer. Learn about the restaurant’s design concept while enjoying a meal with colleagues and friends. Once you purchase your prix-fixed dinner, you will receive a ticket with the restaurant name, address and time. Simply bring your ticket to dinner and enjoy the evening!

The design of El Catrin is a bold homage to Mexican cantinas, and features authentic Mexican tile floors, custom designed metal screens, laser-cut oversized lampshades and metal detailing, with a colorful, hand-painted bas relief mural by artist Óscar Flores of Mexico City.

Located within a designated heritage building in Toronto's Distillery District, El Catrin is a visual mosaic of authentic Mexican motifs; its interiors are inspired by the cultural traditions of La Loteria Mexicana, Papel Picado paper art (reflected in the steel laser cut screens and light fixtures), and urban street art (reflected in the large, detailed mural).

Location: 18 Tankhouse Lane, Distillery District

Menu: view menu

Website: www.elcatrin.ca

DESIGNED BY:

Firm: Munge Leung
Designer: Kristen Klassen

Munge Leung was established in 1997 by Alessandro Munge, Managing Partner and Sai Leung, Design Director, with the desire to build a boutique studio to offer dynamic and inspiring design solutions to a variety of specialty areas. Today Munge Leung is an internationally recognized, Toronto-based interior design firm with a wealth of experience in creating the interiors for a global client roster that includes luxury hotels, premium condominium and residential projects and iconic restaurant and nightclub venues.
The firm’s success is rooted in its innate ability to conceptualize and execute creative solutions that deliver an innovative design mark for its client’s vision.

Fee$65 (includes taxes and gratuities)
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