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Join IDIBC Okanagan Chapter for its signature event, DesignEx Okanagan in Kelowna. This event will connect you with manufacturers, suppliers, fellow interior designers, architects and others from the built industry. Network with your peers and industry representatives while enjoying light refreshments!
Receive IDCEC hours and attend the Table Top portion of the day for free!
DESIGNING FOR AN AGING POPULATION
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.| 1 IDCEC hour (HSW)
With the advance of modern medicine and as our cities grow; the median age in North America is getting older. The growth in the number of adults 65 years and older is expected to double over the next 25 years. But how do architects and designers respond to the challenge? How do we design facilities that encompass the needs of an aging population? This hour long presentation will focus on many of the design challenges designers will face when specifying interior floor and wall finishes for senior living, assisted living, and long term care facilities. We will explore the guidelines of the industry and explain their relevance to floors and walls. We will discuss the role of color in senior living design, the need for contrasting colors, and the relevance of LRV values as well as the criteria involved in selecting flooring and the need for slip resistance in wet areas. Special attention will be directed to the topic of transitions, a common challenge in the senior living segment. Lastly we will dismiss the notion that one size fits all when it comes to specifying interior finishes.
PRESENTER: SUSAN JOHNSON, ALTRO
As the Senior Living Strategic Lead for Altro Americas, I am responsible for the leading a team focused on researching, via the design community, operators of Senior Living communities and members of Senior Living Associations, the unique needs of this segment. Our team has documented the unique challenges, specifically focused on floors and walls, associated with designing communities for the aging population. We feel that it is knowledge that all members of the construction community should have in order to build more functional environments for this growing demographic.
FABRICS FOR PERFORMANCE SHADING: A NEW METHODOLOGY FOR DAYLIGHTING DESIGN
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.| 1 IDCEC hour (HSW)
This course is targeted towards specifiers and members of the design community to help better educate them on the effects that shade fabrics have on building performance. Today, fabrics are typically selected based on aesthetics and a designer’s past experience, which results in compromised energy savings and occupant comfort. Research is establishing that fabric properties, particularly openness factor, visible transmittance, and solar reflectance, play a huge role in glare reduction, daylight autonomy, and view preservation. The key to maximizing energy savings and occupant comfort is finding the right balance between each project’s parameters and priorities. With the research, metrics, and data, this presentation will drive architects and designers to select fabric as a key component of the building performance system, as opposed to a furnishing. This new methodology will give the architectural community the ability to optimize the design of their shading system based on performance (glare, daylight, and view) and aesthetics.
PRESENTER: CARY PEPPER, LUTRON ELECTONICS CANADA INC.
Cary has over 17 years of national business management, marketing and project design experience. She has also launched numerous new products and strategically managed business development in major markets. Cary has mentored and inspired up-and-coming designers as well as educating them with innovative solutions and products. She is a certified CEU educator currently teaching daylight autonomy and the new performance shading course.
BUT, I’M NOT IN SALES!
1 – 3 p.m.| 2 IDCEC hours
This course will highlight the difference between marketing and sales/business development – they’re not the same, process vs. network marketing. The importance of having a strategic business development plan and the best tactics to support it. How to implement an effective Go / No Go process to determine which potential project opportunities are appropriate to pursue. How to differentiate your firm and activate specific strategies to dramatically improve opportunities and win ratios. This course will allow you to understand the skills, competencies and attitudes needed to be a Rainmaker. It will also touch on communication with your audiences – in person, social media, email, speaking – talk business talk. It will allow you to become a Trusted Advisor to your colleagues and clients
CO-PRESENTER: CAROL JONES, KASIAN ARCHITECTURE
Carol Jones is a Senior Principal in an international firm, Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd . Areas of practice include hospitals, universities, airports, palaces, public buildings, mixed use retail developments and corporate facilities. Carol’s professional experience has included practice in several Canadian cities and her interest in design education has been reflected in teaching appointments at two universities. Carol has over 40 years of experience in planning and design, with a focus on design for the high performance workplace. She has significant experience in designing for the both the private and public sector. Considered an expert on workplace programming and planning, Carol speaks and writes on this topic both nationally and internationally, and projects under her leadership have been widely published and have received numerous awards.
CO-PRESENTER: RICHARD POLLACK, POLLACK ARCHITECTURE
Richard began his second career as Pollack Consulting in 2011 after transitioning Pollack Architecture (now Rapt Studio) to its next generation of leadership, he was also elected by his peers to both the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Richard is an experienced statesman of commercial interior architectural design as well as one of its most enlightened futurists. A sought-after speaker, he has made addresses to groups including: IIDA (he is a past international president); AIA (he is a past National Chair of the Interiors Committee); International Facility Management Association (IFMA); NeoCon; Design Futures Council; lecturer at California College of the Arts (CCA); and CoreNet Global. He studied engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute after which he escaped from Brooklyn and headed west. He also co-founded PdK Consulting, whose proprietary research and metrics gauge the impact of design on workplace performance optimization.
DESIGNEX OKANAGAN + NETWORKING
1 NON-IDCEC Hour | 3 – 6 p.m.
An amazing line up of industry suppliers will be exhibiting at DesignEx. Come out to network with colleagues and check out new products.