October 2, 2007
by Canadian Architect
The worlds leading architects, engineers, researchers and consultants will gather to discuss Architecture in an Age of Transformation during Architectural Records 2007 Innovation Conference, to be held October 10-11, 2007 in New York.
The 2007 Innovation Conference will be held at the McGraw-Hill Companies headquarters, located at 1221 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan. The event is expected to draw nearly 200 executive-level industry professionals. Now in its fifth year, the Innovation Conference will also host an exhibition hall with architectural and engineering product and services suppliers showcasing their latest technologies.
The Innovation Conference will feature keynote presentations from William J. Mitchell, Director, MIT Design Laboratory, who will discuss Technologies of Smart Sustainability on October 10; and Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, RIBA, Chairman, Grimshaw Architects, who will speak on the theme of Embedded Intelligence. During the two-day event, industry leaders will participate in a series of interactive discussions on topics including Performative Architecture, Building Faades & Skins, Transformative Structures, The Power of Design to Affect Transformation, Taming Light, and Advanced Faade Design.
Architects are working in a dynamic era, in which the fundamental definition of our profession changes daily. We face a worldwide mandate for low-energy, low-carbon-producing architecture, while advances in digital modelling, software-driven fabrication, and new materials are occurring faster than ever, said Robert Ivy, vice president and editorial director for McGraw-Hill Construction and editor in chief of Architectural Record. Architectural Record is pleased to provide our readers with a forum in which to explore these opportunities and a voice in setting the course our industry takes, he added.
Attendees of The 2007 Innovation Conference will also be eligible to attend the BusinessWeek/Architectural Record Awards Dinner on October 10, honouring the winners of the 11th annual Good Design is Good Business international competition. These honours recognize innovative building design projects that help solve problems and achieve specific goals for companies, nonprofits, institutions, and governmental agencies.
For more information and to register online for the event, please visit www.construction.com/event/Innovation07/ or call 1.866.727.3820.