Design Entrepreneurs: Rethinking Energy

Join us at the Metropolis Conference at ICFF and get energized by some of today’s brightest minds!

Join us at the Metropolis Conference at ICFF on Monday, May 21 and get energized by some of today’s brightest minds!
@ICFF Theatre, Jacob K Javits Convention Center, Show Floor*0.6 CEU Credits

Design Entrepreneurs: Rethinking Energy
This year’s Metropolis Conference focuses on the timely topic of energy. Designers, manufactures, and developers discuss processes, materials, and strategies for acting locally in our global world. Plus don’t miss the inspiring presentation by this year’s Metropolis Next Generation® Design Competition winners! The annual, full-day (10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.) conference is free, open to all ICFF attendees.

Conference schedule

•10 a.m.•
Welcome and introduction by Susan S. Szenasy, Metropolis editor in chief.

•10:10—10:40 a.m.•
Saving It
Bruce Fowle, principal of FXFowle, discusses making the Javits Center energy efficient and in-tune with 21st-century needs a project done and his collaboration with London’s Richard Rogers.

•10:50—11:30 a.m.•
Advocating It
Carlie Bullock-Jones, LEED specialist with TVS Interiors in Atlanta, shares her experience with encouraging clients to go green by providing cost effective, energy efficient solutions.

•11:30 a.m.—12:15 p.m.•
Teaching It
Project architect Ralph Walker and his team at Gensler discuss the recent completion of the St. Phillips Academy in Newark— a reuse of a 1920s factory building—and the process of making it LEED Silver 2.1.

•12:15—12:30 p.m.•

•12:30—1:30 p.m.•
Lunch break

•1:30—2:30 p.m.•
Specifying It
Robin Reigi of Robin Reigi, Inc; Scott Charon, LEED AP Program Manager, New Product Development Herman Miller Inc.; and Susan Lyons, Creative Consultant to Herman Miller Color, Materials & Finishes, explore energy-conscious materials and technologies.

•2:30-3:30 p.m.•
Sourcing It
Jaime Salm, Creative Director of Mio Culture; industrial designer Erika Hanson; Fred Williamson Director of Special Projects of StarNet Carpets ; and Dawn Danby of Aylanto, speak on using locally-sourced materials.

•3:30—5:00 p.m.•
Shaping the Future
The 2007 Metropolis Next Generation® Design Competition honorees present their award-winning projects.

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