2018 Continuing Education

Educational Tracks

During each of our nine time slots over the two-day conference, you will find at least one course that will apply to the following: Healthcare Design | Residential Design | Workplace Design | AIA-approved | Sustainability / GBCI-approved.

Approvals:

All CE Courses CE Courses (including the Keynote Address) are approved by IDCEC [Interior Design Continuing Education Council], which means they are all approved by ASID [American Society of Interior Designers], IDC [Interior Designers of Canada], and IIDA [International Interior Design Association].

Courses that are also approved by...

  • AIA - American Institute of Architects for their members
  • EDAC - The Center for Health Design for Evidence-Based Design Certification
  • GBCI - Green Building Certification Inc. for LEED Accreditation

...are marked accordingly.

Content Areas:

  • HSW: Health Safety Welfare
  • HSW-BF: Barrier-Free
  • HSW-SD: Sustainable Design
  • HSW-BC: Building Codes

Applicable Practice Areas:

  • ED: Education Design
  • FM: Facilities Management
  • HC: Healthcare Design
  • HD: Hospitality Design
  • ID: Institutional Design
  • MF: Multifamily Design
  • RD: Residential Design
  • SP: Retail Design/Store Planning
  • WP: Workplace Design/Corporate

Thursday, August 9 | 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

3 CE Courses

Theory and Requirements of Accessible Design [sold out 07/13/18]

HSW-BF | Basic | ED, HC, HD, ID, MF, SP, WP
Location: CE Classroom 1 (Freeway Hall - Downstairs)

Presenter: Ron Davis, RAS w/ Ron Davis Consulting

We will discuss and learn about different disabilities, their specific need and requirements. This will include any physical aids needed for assistance. From there we will discuss the basic accessibility requirements to achieve compliance under current accessibility standards as well as current design trends in materials and products. [126]

The Energy & WELLness Nexus

HSW-SD | Basic | EDAC, GBCI (pending) | ED, FM, HC, HD, ID, MF, WP
Location: CE Classroom 3 (Freeway Hall - Downstairs)

Presenter: Michael Brown, E.I.T., C.E.M., LEED AP BD+C w/ The Beck Group

Understanding how interior design and building attributes impact occupant health has become more important than ever as the industry shifts toward healthy building materials and recognizing the true value of occupant comfort. A shift to focus on employee satisfaction, productivity and engagement in the workplace has helped invigorate a discussion around how indoor air quality, thermal comfort, lighting and other space attributes affect an individual’s health and cognitive performance. Although the industry has made tremendous strides with material transparency through standards such as cradle-to-cradle, declare label, HPDs and EPDs there are still substantial potential available as it relates to intentional daylight strategies and indoor environmental quality. With emerging rating systems such the WELL building standard more programs are focusing on the benefits of "keeping the occupant top-of-mind" and moving beyond traditional / prescriptive measures. [068]

Generation Z: Why Design is Changing…Again [sold out 07/13/18]

HSW | Basic | AIA | ED, WP
Location: CE Classroom 5 (Freeway Hall - Upstairs)

Presenter: Trey Harris w/ Clarus

As the post-millennial Generation makes its way into college and the corporate world, it's imperative for institutions and organizations to holistically grasp and comprehend not just the way Z's learn, retain, and comprehend information, but the events that have shaped them and who they are. Our research covers the types of environments this generation thrives in, while learning how colleges and companies can adapt and conform to meet the needs of Generation Z. The future students and professionals are coming, are we designing with them in mind yet? [099]

Thursday, August 9 | 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

6 CE Courses
+ 1 Seminar

Design's Role in the Healthy Home Movement

HSW | Basic | MF, RD
Location: CE Classroom 1 (Freeway Hall - Downstairs)

Presenter: Ashlynn Bourque w/ Sherwin-Williams

Homeowners are becoming increasingly interested in creating homes that contribute to the well-being of their families. To do this, they rely on designers and other professionals for advice on navigating the complex maze of product choices and design decisions. This course will focus on paint technologies you can specify to help improve the quality of your client’s home, specifically, with respect to indoor air quality, odors, mold and mildew and disease-causing bacteria on painted surfaces. You will also learn how to find paints and coatings that are 3rd party certified so that you can recommend a product with confidence. Finally, you will learn strategies for incorporating natural elements with biophilic design theory. [109]

Monolithic Acoustical Drywall Ceilings-The Innovative Ceiling of the Future

HSW | Basic | AIA | ED, HC, HD, ID, SP, WP
Location: CE Classroom 2 (Freeway Hall - Downstairs)

Presenter: Angelia Olsen w/ USG

This program will explore the evolution of drywall ceilings, acoustical ceilings and the innovation of the monolithic acoustical drywall ceiling systems. It includes an introduction to the history of gypsum plaster, the invention of the gypsum wallboard panel. The evolution of ceilings, and the standards used to gauge performance of ceilings will be discussed. The audience will learn where, when, and how to specify monolithic acoustical drywall ceilings. [095]

SEMINAR: Boost Your Brain Performance

[Not for CE Credit]
Location: CE Classroom 3 (Freeway Hall - Downstairs)

Presenter: Dee O’Neill, MS, LPC w/ Center for Brain Health

Did you know you have the ability to positively impact your brain health? Learn to influence the things YOU can control to the best of your ability. Reviving mental energy, enhancing strategic thinking, and inciting innovation is possible with the right strategies and healthy brain habits. Join Brain Performance Institute Senior Clinician and Corporate & Executive Program Manager Dee O'Neill as she transforms complex Neuroscience principles into practical insights to enhance your professional and personal lives. [143]

Infection Control Through Design + Innovation*

HSW | Basic | AIA, EDAC | HC
Location: CE Classroom 4 (Freeway Hall - Upstairs)

Presenter: Sherry Michna w/ Hallmark Building Supplies

Given all of the current implications of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), preventing spread in our healthcare facilities remains an ever-important design consideration. This presentation provides an overview of the prevalence, risk factors and impact of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) on the U.S. healthcare system. It will also explore the role of the built environment in transmitting pathogens, including design strategies and innovations for the mitigation and prevention of HAIs. [065]
*This course was presented at METROCON17.

Side Effects

HSW | Basic | EDAC | FM, HC
Location: CE Classroom 5 (Freeway Hall - Upstairs)

Presenter: Suzanne Story, EDAC w/ Stance Healthcare

This course provides a macro view of the healthcare industry. It shows the interconnectedness between the healthcare systems, legislative policy, the built environment and clients we serve. Side Effects will broaden attendees’ knowledge of current U.S. initiatives and show (through project examples) how these policies have influenced planning & design decisions. The course connects holistic care approaches and facility features to Behavioral Health. In addition, attendees will see how all these components are moving population health in new and exciting directions to improve outcomes and how these ideas can create leverage points in their communities. [044]

It's Not Easy Being Green - Sustainability of Wood

HSW-SD* | Basic | AIA, GBCI | ED, HD, ID, MF, RD, WP
Location: CE Classroom 6 (Freeway Hall - Upstairs)

Presenter: Rick Farrell w/ Woodwright Hardwood Floors

This course assists design professionals in understanding the green attributes of hardwood flooring so that they can effectively specify wood flooring for their client projects and meet potential green building program criteria. [118]
*HSW for IDCEC, but HSW-SD for TBAE.

Incorporating Health and Wellness Into Our Design Projects

HSW-SD | Intermediate | GBCI (pending) | ED, HC, HD, ID, SP, WP
Location: Main Stage (North Hall)

Presenters: Chris Mundell, LEED Fellow, AIA, CSI, CDT, LEED AP BD+C & Denise Bates, RID, IIDA, CDT, LEED AP BD+C w/ Gensler

Wellbeing is a win-win for both employers and their employees. So what are the latest programs and ideas for incorporating health and wellness into our design projects? Our presenters will look at a couple programs such as WELL and Fitwel and compare them to existing programs like LEED. This presentation will also share case studies from Gensler projects and what strategies were used. [037]

Thursday, August 9 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

7 CE Courses
+ Tour

Demystifying Room Acoustics

HSW | Intermediate | EDAC | ED, FM, HC, ID, WP
Location: CE Classroom 1 (Freeway Hall - Downstairs)

Presenter: Daniel Verlooven w/ BuzziSpace

The course aims to educate designers, architects and facility managers about the need to consider acoustics at the early stage of a project by providing information that will help them to convince their clients. We share insights on the human impact of designing with acoustics and explain the direct link to not just productivity but mainly the mental health and physical welfare of the office worker in both hostile as well-balanced environments and this from an historical and evolutionary background and perspective. We show popular configurations for open-floor spaces, meeting rooms and other zones, detailing how the right acoustic treatment creates an enjoyable working environment. All secrets and traps on acoustic reports will be revealed. Finally we present a measuring tool which allows the user to share acoustic measurements with his customers by calculating the reverberation and generating solutions. [144]

What You Need to Know from TBAE

HSW | Basic | ED, FM, HC, HD, ID, MF, RD, SP, WP
Location: CE Classroom 2 (Freeway Hall - Downstairs)

Presenter: Glenn Garry w/ Texas Board of Architectural Examiners

It’s always a good time to get refreshed on all your regulatory board’s events since last summer here in Dallas. TBAE will be on hand to update you on all the latest developments, procedures, and regulations you need to know about, and of course a valuable Q and A will follow. [072]

Mindfulness in the Modern Workplace

HSW | Basic | ED, FM, WP
Location: CE Classroom 3 (Freeway Hall - Downstairs)

Presenters: Jim Halloran, LEED AP & Curtis Knapp w/ HOK

Robert Frost once wrote, “Good fences make good neighbors.” Used right, they might make better workers too. We are living in a world where we are constantly connected, and the in-flow of information seems never-ending. The inability to disconnect is causing a dramatic increase in stress levels amongst workers today. The World Health Organization (WHO) projects that ‘techno-stress’, the stress of constantly being on and overwhelmed by technology, will be one of the biggest health issues in the coming decade. To help people function at higher levels and feel refreshed we must design intentionally to achieve mindfulness in the workplace. [140]

Maximizing Water Efficiency for Sustainable Restroom Design

HSW-SD | Basic | AIA, GBCI | ED, FM, HC, HD, ID, MF, SP, WP
Location: CE Classroom 4 (Freeway Hall - Upstairs)

Presenter: Mary Phelps w/ Sloan

This course is designed to help attendees stay current regarding the latest water-efficient technologies. This water efficiency course will educate on building water conservation concerns and issues with special considerations to the designer’s requirements. We will discuss today’s innovative, water-efficient plumbing systems that make water conservation attainable and help achieve sustainable building goals. This will also include leading plumbing innovations such as high-performance high efficiency water closets, state of the art solar powered plumbing fixtures, and fractional flushing urinals. [031]

Powder Coatings

HSW | Basic | AIA | ED, FM, HC, HD, ID, MF, RD, SP, WP
Location: CE Classroom 5 (Freeway Hall - Upstairs)

Presenter: Stirling Morris w/ Sierra Pacific Windows

This course is a discussion about powder coatings, detailing what powder coating is, the history of powder coating, manufacturing and powder coating applications, powder vs. liquid finishes, powder coating specifications, and concluding with features and benefits. Use of environmentally friendly, VOC-free exterior vs. solvent based liquid coatings and non-toxic unlimited color options will also be discussed. [069]

Lighting is Everything

HSW | Basic | RD
Location: CE Classroom 6 (Freeway Hall - Upstairs)

Presenter: Larry Boykin w/ Image Electric

Driven by innovations in technology and demands for energy efficiency, lighting design is evolving at a rapid pace. This comprehensive course, which will address light commercial and high-end residential applications, will cover all types of lighting, including fixtures and lamp types, as well as the technical aspects of color rendering and adherence to electrical and energy codes. Lighting design concepts, architectural feature lighting, creative lighting applications, and advancements in LEDs will also be addressed, with a Q&A session to follow. [122]

Improving the Experience for the Patients and Staff for the Parkland Comprehensive Breast Center

HSW | Intermediate | EDAC | HC
Location: Main Stage (North Hall)

Presenters: Ana Pinto-Alexander, RID, IIDA, EDAC & Meredith Brelo, AIA w/ HKS Architects; Kristina Jones, MBA, MPM, CHC w/ Parkland Health & Hospital System; Jennie Evans w/ Mazzetti

The Parkland Breast Center will provide a patient-centered, integrated program for breast health, wellness and prevention. The Center will foster health equity, empower patients and maximize lives saved throughout the community. The Center will support education and research to empower our patients, community, and care team to improve outcomes. The panel will be led by the design professional in charge of the project but encompass members from the staff, Parkland facilities manager, a Parkland Foundation representative and an architect/planner and cancer survivor. [105]

TOUR: Light + Design on TEN

[Not for CE Credit]
Location: Meet Shuttle outside Main Entrance to Market Hall (where Registration Desks are)

Find description here.

Thursday, August 9 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

4 CE Courses
+ Tour

Natural Stone and Green Design

HSW-SD | Intermediate | AIA, GBCI | ED, HC, HD, ID, MF, RD, SP, WP
Location: CE Classroom 1 (Freeway Hall - Downstairs)

Presenter: Maggie Addison w/ KLZ Stone Supply

This one-hour presentation is intended to explain how natural stone fits into the Green movement. The stone industry continues to reduce environmental impacts through technology advancements and responsible manufacturing and shipping processes. We will discuss historical uses of natural stone that have stood the test of time. You will see examples of how key characteristics of stone such as its life cycle and carbon footprint satisfy elements of green building standards. Learning objectives include: Understand the characteristics of natural stone and its historical uses; Understand how natural stone fits into the Green Movement; Understand how natural stone relates to current green building standards; Understand how the natural stone industry is reducing environmental impacts. [084]

The Business Side of Design 1.0: Residential/Commercial Practice Nuances*

HSW | Advanced | ED, HC, HD, ID, MF, RD, SP, WP
Location: CE Classroom 3 (Freeway Hall - Downstairs)

Presenters: AnnMarie Jackson, FASID, CHID, EDAC w/ Sherlock, Smith & Adams & Rosemarie René, ASID, RID w/ René Design Solutions

Following up on her previous courses presented at METROCON exploring the components of running an interior design business, commercial-focused interior designer AnnMarie Jackson will include additional insight from the residential designer’s point of view by co-presenting with residential-focused interior designer Rosemarie Rene. They will share practical knowledge and experience from both the commercial and residential sides of design, including standard business practice content – i.e., business structures, personal and professional liability, finance and various contract formats – as well as nuances that can make yourself, staff, business or workplace more efficient, successful and profitable. [066]
*This course has a Part 2 on Friday at 10:00 AM.

Dare to Strive for Market Transformation: The Future of Material Health & Transparency

HSW-SD | Intermediate | GBCI (pending) | ED, FM, HC, HD, ID, MF, RD, SP, WP
Location: CE Classroom 5 (Freeway Hall - Upstairs)

Presenter: Mary Dickinson, RID, Assoc. AIA, LEED BD+C w/ Perkins+Will

Learn how new tools and technologies are moving the design industry closer to full material transparency, and toward a market of safe building products. Launched at Greenbuild in October of 2017, Perkins+Will’s public Transparency 2.0 website helps design teams apply material health throughout the design process. Within this session, attendees will learn how to apply the tool from one of the site’s designers and developers. In addition, attendees will learn about additional complimentary tools, such as Mindful Materials, and those on the horizon that focus on curating great alternative materials. For a sneak peek at the site, please visit: transparency.perkinswill.com [054]

Applying the ADA and Avoiding Violations in Accessible Design [SOLD OUT 07/03/18]

HSW-BF | Intermediate | AIA | ED, FM, HC, HD, ID, MF, SP, WP
Location: Main Stage (North Hall)

Presenter: Marcela Abadi Rhoads, FAIA, RAS w/ Abadi Accessibility

As designers we work very hard to ensure that our projects are well executed and accurate. Because construction is not a perfect science there are times when mistakes will occur and cause violations in a Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS) inspection to be flagged. This course will share common violations so that we can learn from them and not repeat them. [082]

TOUR: Light + Design on TEN

[Not for CE Credit]
Location: Meet Shuttle outside Main Entrance to Market Hall (where Registration Desks are)

Find description here.

Thursday, August 9 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

4 CE Courses
+ Tour

Looking to the Future of Senior Living Design, What are the Current and Future Trends?

HSW | Intermediate | HC
Location: CE Classroom 2 (Freeway Hall - Downstairs)

Presenter: Michelle Clark, RID, IIDA, LEED AP, EDAC w/ REES

We will forge a path of design trends seen in today's communities and how these solutions will change as the generations who live in our buildings change. Items to be discussed include style of design, best practices for seniors, types of spaces and their functions, products and materials, and how these effect the built environment. [077]

2018 IBC: Important Changes to Come! [SOLD OUT 06/22/18]

HSW-BC | Intermediate | AIA | ED, FM, HC, HD, ID, MF, SP, WP
Location: CE Classroom 4 (Freeway Hall - Upstairs)

Presenters: Warren BonisCh, P.E. w/ WJE Fire Protection

The newly published 2018 International Building Code (IBC) is already being adopted by many jurisdictions. This presentation will summarize the major and most significant changes that have made in the 2018 IBC from the previous version of the IBC. The attendee will learn of the deletions, additions, and modifications to the 2018 IBC, why these were made, who are making these changes and what impact these changes will have on their work projects going forward. Examples will be provided to show how the changed code provision would be applied to a typical project. [129]

Achieving Speech Privacy in Modern Workspaces

HSW-SD | Basic | AIA, GBCI | ED, FM, HC, WP
Location: CE Classroom 6 (Freeway Hall - Upstairs)

Presenter: Andrew Vawter w/ Speech Privacy Systems

The modern office is a dynamic space, and numerous studies show that productive workers need both a mix of privacy and teamwork to accomplish their organizational goals. In this course, we’ll discuss the basics of Speech Privacy, how it’s achieved, and how sound masking and absorption can help you design a workspace that meets your client’s needs! [043]

Universal Design: Research Findings and Implications for Practice

HSW-BF | Basic | EDAC | HC, RD, WP
Location: Main Stage (North Hall)

Presenters: Philip Park, PhD, M.arch, IDEC & Hans-Peter Wachter, ASID, CAPS, LEED AP, NCIDQ w/ University of North Texas; Kristi Gaines, PhD, IDEC, IIDA, Allied ASID w/ Texas Tech University; Mitzi Perritt, PhD, FIDEC, RID, NCIDQ w/ Stephen F. Austin State University

Aging-friendly environments have received booming attention due to the 74-plus million members of the baby boom generation. Normal changes in sensory function, balance, mobility and memory occur with age. Universal Design (UD) considerations allow design professionals to accommodate these changes to meet the needs of older adults. The principles of inclusive tactile design were developed to alleviate sensitivity to touch by identifying the relationship between critical design factors in the environment and sensory issues. This presentation includes research findings and case studies regarding universal design principles and implementation. It will help to better understand the range of physical and cognitive challenges older adults face and how to address them with inclusive design solutions. [115]

TOUR: Light + Design on TEN

[Not for CE Credit]
Location: Meet Shuttle outside Main Entrance to Market Hall (where Registration Desks are)

Find description here.

Friday, August 10 | 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

3 CE Courses

AI: Artificial Intelligence, Architectural Interiors and Aspirational Ingenuity [SOLD OUT 07/04/18]

HSW | Intermediate | EDAC | FM, WP
Location: CE Classroom 2 (Freeway Hall - Downstairs)

Presenter: David Euscher, ASID, IIDA, LEED AP w/ Corgan

AI is revolutionizing and augmenting real estate and design as simulation modeling and predictive analytics makes possible automated processes that quickly iterate hundreds of smarter, more sustainable design solutions. Bridging the gap between AI and human life, the technology forces us to examine the way we respond to data; express its implications on team dynamics, processes, human behavior, and space utilization; and solve for desired outcomes. What does AI mean for the real estate industry and workplace design in an automated world where design is democratized through technology? Could AI lead workplace design toward Architectural Intelligence or Aspirational Ingenuity? What are the limitations of measurement and the implications on data driven design? This presentation will explore the state of digital information and modeling systems with a look at the opportunities to design more responsively to ultimately build more responsibly. [137]

Well Well Well: The Well Standard, Well Informed, Well Being

HSW | Basic | AIA | HD, MF, RD
Location: CE Classroom 4 (Freeway Hall - Downstairs)

Presenter: Leslie Delli-Venneri w/ Victoria + Albert Baths

What is the most important thing in a building? Of course, the people who occupy it! This course is an overview of the WELL Standard, how the concepts relate to your residential projects and ways to add Wellness to your designs. We will touch on wellness for hospitality and offer an overview of other sustainable standards. Sustainability is a broad and sometimes overwhelming topic, we will present some ideas to add sustainability to projects while enhancing wellness and health for your clients. We invite you to join us and be well! [138]

Value Analysis for Tile

HSW-SD | Basic | AIA, GBCI | ED, FM, HC, HD, ID, MF, RD, SP, WP
Location: CE Classroom 6 (Freeway Hall - Upstairs)

Presenter: Becky Richardson, RID, LEED AP w/ Crossville Studios

This course provides a technical approach to understanding the overall core concepts and considerations of porcelain tile selection including environmental sustainability and potential impacts to human health to improve the specification decision-making process. [113]

Friday, August 10 | 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

6 CE Courses
+ 1 Seminar

Building Barrier-Free Showers

HSW-BF | Basic | AIA | ED, FM, HC, HD, MF, RD, WP
Location: CE Classroom 1 (Freeway Hall - Downstairs)

Presenter: Les Garey w/ Schluter Systems

Mandated requirements for ADA compliancy and demand from an aging population, is creating a growing need for barrier-free bathrooms. Today’s ADA compliant bathroom no longer has to be utilitarian or “institutional” in its design. Design options are enhanced through the use of tile and innovative construction methods. The result is beautiful bathrooms that also adhere to ADA standards for accessible design. This seminar will examine ways in which barrier-free environments can be customized to include various design elements while remaining ADA compliant. This seminar will also address why bonded waterproofing technology lends itself to the construction requirements of barrier-free design. [102]

Leveraging Research and Innovation Opportunities on Design Projects

HSW | Basic | EDAC | ED, HC, HD, ID, SP, WP
Location: CE Classroom 2 (Freeway Hall - Downstairs)

Presenter: Michael Steiner, AIA, LEED BD+C w/ Corgan

How can project designers and managers leverage technology within the design process to explore and innovate for a pressing project need? Our session will detail three projects that used the design process activities already taking place on a project and coupling them with research opportunities that positively benefit the project. Through case studies, we will highlight how innovative technologies (eye-tracking glasses, age simulation equipment and virtual 3-D software applications) were used by the design team in a research methodology to gain insights into user groups and patient populations resulting in a more cohesive, well-received design solution. [116]

SEMINAR: The Statler Reborn

[Not for CE Credit]
Location: CE Classroom 3 (Freeway Hall - Downstairs)

Presenters: Gale Nall, RID & Adam Jones, RA, LEED AP BD+C w/ Merriman Anderson Architects

Explore The Statler Dallas, A Curio Collection Hotel and Residences that was once on top of the “Most Endangered Historic Properties” list. The 19-story building in Downtown Dallas sat vacant for more than a decade before undergoing a $175 million renovation that took four years to complete. From uncovering a 40-foot mural during demolition to repurposing the 19th floor roof, which had never housed a pool, walk through The Statler with the architect and interior designer starting with the building conditions after sitting empty for years to opening a luxury property with 159 guest rooms, 219 apartments and five Food & Beverage venues. [145]

Designing the Outdoor Room

HSW | Basic | AIA | ED, FM, HC, HD, ID, MF, RD, WP
Location: CE Classroom 4 (Freeway Hall - Upstairs)

Presenter: Patti Redd w/ Landscape Forms

Outdoor space has the ability to connect people with nature and each other in meaningful ways. This course will provide inspirational tools that promote conversations and open minds for more comprehensive outdoor spaces. We will examine the role site furnishings and supporting technology play in meeting the needs of outdoor environments in higher education, healthcare, corporate campuses, transit and living / recreational spaces. Trends, data, case studies and videos from experts will provide insight and value to the importance of outdoor spaces. Attendees will leave inspired by the role they play in communicating the importance of creating these outdoor environments for their clients. [047]

The 10-Year Journey of a Sustainable Home from Dreams to Reality

HSW-SD | Basic | GBCI (pending) | RD
Location: CE Classroom 5 (Freeway Hall - Upstairs)

Presenter: Alfred Vidaurri Jr., FAIA, NCARB, AICP, LEED BD+C w/ Freese and Nichols, Inc

Most design professionals dream of one day starting with a clean piece of paper on a clean site and the opportunity to design and build their own home. Today we would take on this challenge with the incorporation of practical sustainability goals. But how green do you go and where do you get the greatest ROI? Follow the journey of an architect/interior designer who took on this challenge and see the results of a 10-year journey to build a contemporary, sustainable home. The attendee will learn: What goals might be appropriate for a sustainable residential project; Where to spend the budget for the greatest energy return; and the Top 10 sustainable recommendations when designing a residential project. [057]

Integrating Experiential Graphics into the Interior Design Process

HSW | Basic | ED, HC, SP, WP
Location: CE Classroom 6 (Freeway Hall - Upstairs)

Presenters: Chad Finken, AIGA & Zach Weihrich w/ IA Interior Architects

Experiential graphics are an increasingly important and engaging aspect of all interior environments—public spaces, workplaces, educational centers, healthcare facilities, retail stores, etc. Integrated wayfinding and graphic systems are an essential part of the overall design of a built environment, allowing building users to safely and intuitively navigate the space while simultaneously establishing the appropriate brand experience. But how do you successfully integrate graphics into a project? Learn how interior design and graphics teams can work together from programming through construction, and how fully embedding graphics and signage into the process can create environments that go beyond superficial application to create a more comprehensive branded experience. [123]

Six Different Offices. Three Different Rating Systems. Unique Solutions.

HSW-SD | Intermediate | GBCI (pending) | ED, FM, HC, HD, ID, SP, WP
Location: Main Stage (North Hall)

Presenters: Allison Smith, WELL AP, LEED AP ID+C, Ellen Mitchell, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP & Sri Unni, LEED AP BD+C, PMP, CDT w/ HKS Architects

An exploration of six recent HKS office relocations that pursued third party certifications and the lessons learned along the way. Though we are one firm, each office is uniquely situated and positioned to celebrate culture, climate, and place. We will touch upon the most common sustainability myths for design, construction, and operations using the HKS offices including Well Living Labs as case studies. Our primary focus will be on establishing goals at project inception, developing a robust knowledge base within HKS design teams, and following through with an integrative design process. Throughout, we will discuss HKS’s approach to resource reduction, material safety, and occupant wellbeing via the following certifications: LEED-CI v4, WELL Building Standard for New and Existing Interiors, and BREEAM. [075]

Friday, August 10 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

4 CE Courses
+ Tour

Understanding the Disability Community and Exceeding the Minimum Standards of Access [sold out 07/19/18]

HSW-BF | Basic | ED, FM, HC, HD, ID, MF, RD, SP, WP
Location: CE Classroom 1 (Freeway Hall - Downstairs)

Presenter: Chase Bearden & Spencer Cook w/ Coalition of Texans with Disabilities

Understanding the disability community and the role of design professionals to not just meet the minimum standards of access but to exceed them. How barrier free access and usability affect a person’s daily life, their career choices and raising a family. The barriers we still face and the uncertain future of consistent regulatory protections around access. [106]

The Business Side of Design 2.0: Residential/Commercial Practice Nuances*

HSW | Advanced | ED, HC, HD, ID, MF, RD, SP, WP
Location: CE Classroom 3 (Freeway Hall - Downstairs)

Presenters: AnnMarie Jackson, FASID, CHID, EDAC w/ Sherlock, Smith & Adams & Rosemarie René, ASID, RID w/ René Design Solutions

Following up on her previous courses presented at METROCON exploring the components of running an interior design business, commercial-focused interior designer AnnMarie Jackson will include additional insight from the residential designer’s point of view by co-presenting with residential-focused interior designer Rosemarie Rene. They will share practical knowledge and experience from both the commercial and residential sides of design, including standard business practice content – i.e., business structures, personal and professional liability, finance and various contract formats – as well as nuances that can make yourself, staff, business or workplace more efficient, successful and profitable. [141]
*This course has a Part 1 on Thursday at 12:30 PM. It is not required to have taken Part 1 in order to take Part 2, but it would be helpful.

Creating Healthy Living Environments with Advanced Paint Technology

HSW-SD | Intermediate | AIA, GBCI | ED, FM, HC, HD, ID, MF, RD, SP, WP
Location: CE Classroom 5 (Freeway Hall - Upstairs)

Presenter: Allison Berry w/ Benjamin Moore

An overview of sustainable design and the creation of healthier environments with architectural paints. Included are discussions about the components of paint; VOCs, independent testing methods and standards; categories of LEED; and the specification of paint systems. [074]

Create Better Spaces: Autistic-Friendly Designs

HSW | Basic | EDAC | ED, HC, HD, ID, SP, WP
Location: Main Stage (North Hall)

Presenters: Julie Truong, Jackie Wheat, RID, LEED AP & Kelly Baughman w/ PDR

Designing for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) does not just benefit those who have autism. These design focuses can create timeless, enjoyable and multifunctional spaces for all. If we approach design through an autistic lens, we do not prioritize standardization in lieu of accommodation. Acoustics, lighting, spatial configuration and materials are essential in quality design. By understanding all human experience through research, we can create better spaces and serve all who inhabit. [090]

TOUR: Light + Design on TEN

[Not for CE Credit]
Location: Meet Shuttle outside Main Entrance to Market Hall (where Registration Desks are)

Find description here.

Friday, August 10 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

3 CE Courses
 + Keynote + Tour

Interior Design Legislation in Texas Update [sold out 07/16/18]

HSW | Basic | ED, HC, HD, ID, MF, RD, SP, WP
Location: CE Classroom 2 (Freeway Hall - Downstairs)

Presenter: Donna Vining, NCIDQ, FASID, IIDA, RID, CAPS, REGREEN Trained w/ Texas Association for Interior Design

This course will discuss the rules and regulations that pertain to interior designers in Texas. It also contains information about what the Texas legislature is looking at that pertains to the interior design field and what is planned for the coming year. [049]

Designing Healthy Work Environments

HSW | Intermediate | AIA, GBCI | ED, FM, HC, ID, WP
Location: CE Classroom 4 (Freeway Hall - Upstairs)

Presenter: Antonio Holguin w/ Humanscale

This seminar offers guidance on designing healthy work environments. The course explores current client-oriented challenges in proactively addressing ergonomic concerns and seeks to bridge the gap between workplace aesthetics and functionality. An overview of common musculoskeletal problems facing today's intensive computer users is provided and key research developments in the areas of seating, input device design, display technology, lighting and employee level training are discussed. Participants will learn how ergonomic principles are being applied to the design of computer workstations to reduce employee discomfort and risk of injury while lowering employer costs. [085]

Boost Student Performance with Activity Permissive Learning Environment

HSW | Basic | AIA, EDAC | ED
Location: CE Classroom 6 (Freeway Hall - Upstairs)

Presenter: Josh Kerst w/ Mayline and Safco

The art and science of teaching (pedagogy) is ever evolving and research demonstrates that an active mind can benefit from an active body. This course will explain how incorporating movement options into the classroom environment can fulfill the human need to be active and why movement is so valuable to boost student performance. We’ll explore the drivers behind the historic rise of the traditional lecture-style sedentary classroom and investigate the recent shift to more Activity Permissive Learning Environments (APLE). We’ll also: address how being sedentary correlates to detrimental health issues, discomfort and lack of engagement in the classroom; understand how the physical classroom design and layout affects learning and how teacher and student movement can better match pedagogical changes such as project-based learning, flipped classrooms and blended curriculums; and apply published research findings regarding activity permissive learning environments and furniture products. [030]

KEYNOTE: High Design, Low impact: Building LivingHomes

HSW-SD | Basic | GBCI (pending) | RD
Location: Main Stage (North Hall)

Presenter: Steve Glenn w/ LivingHomes & Plant Prefab

LivingHomes is a designer and developer of modern, prefabricated homes that combine world-class architecture with an unparalleled commitment to healthy and sustainable construction. The first LivingHome, designed by Ray Kappe, FAIA, was installed in eight hours. It became the first residence ever to receive a LEED for Homes Platinum rating. Twenty-four LivingHomes have been or will soon be certified LEED Platinum and one LEED Gold, making the company one of the most experienced designers of homes at the highest level of LEED certification. Steve Glenn, the CEO of Plant Prefab, Inc. and the Founder & Managing Director of LivingHomes, will give some history about LivingHomes, discuss the opportunities and challenges of prefabrication, and focus on the strategies he uses to create LEED Platinum level homes by dramatically reducing the energy, water, and resource use, all while minimizing indoor air pollution. [142]

TOUR: Light + Design on TEN

[Not for CE Credit]
Location: Meet Shuttle outside Main Entrance to Market Hall (where Registration Desks are)

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