Thursday, September 02 2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Join the AIA|DC Urban Design Committee & Technology Committee for our 2021 Open House Series at leading architectural and urban design firms in DC as they virtually showcase projects currently in planning, design, or construction phases.
Event 1: Perkins Eastman, D.C.
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00 pm
Established in 2005, the Perkins Eastman’s D.C. studio is committed to designing throughout the District of Columbia and has worked on projects in every ward of the city. A vanguard in the implementation of advanced technologies and sustainability, the studio strives to create high-performance environments. From interior renovations to educational buildings, housing and community centers to large scale mixed-use projects, their D.C. team proudly carries forward inventive designs that enhance the human experience.
This event will be hosted on gather.town, the details of which will be shared upon registration. Attendees will gain awareness of the changes that are taking place in the AEC industry through design practices. This is an opportunity for the architectural community to see the current and future projects that can potentially transform the district, region, the nation, and the world.
**This series is held on consecutive Thursdays in September**
09/02/2021 Event 1 : Perkins Eastman
09/09/2021 Event 2 : Perkins&Will
09/16/2021 Event 3 : AECOM
09/23/2021 Event 4 : HOK
You must be registered to attend.
Miranda Ford, CDT, LEED AP BD+C - Miranda Ford is an Architectural Designer working toward her license at Perkins Eastman DC. She received her
Bachelors of Architecture and Masters of Science in Sustainable Design from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. At PEDC, she is primarily part of the k-12 studio and has worked on research, multi-family, and senior living projects. Originally from New Jersey, her passion for architecture grew from a love of creative design and an interest in practical, sustainable environments. In practice, she is passionate about connecting individuals, communities, and the environment through impactful design.
Elyse Smith - Elyse Smith have worked with Perkins Eastman DC's K-12 studio for just over two years. She is currently working on closing out the construction of a PreK-5 elementary school in Northwest DC. Before working with PE, Elyse attended Virginia Tech's undergraduate B.Arch program where she participated in the building of the Solar Decathlon house and studied both the sensory and physical impacts of water in varying scales of space through the historical lens of Venice. Elyse is passionate about graphics, ceramics, and the potential to impact experiences through design.
Min Soo Kang - Min Soo Kang is a project designer for large-scale & architecture at Perkins Eastman. Min Soo has contributed to a variety of projects within the DMV area & international cities. Min Soo plans to use her design skills to improve our cities and the lives of all those who live in them. During the open house Min Soo will talk about the philosophies behind Perkins Eastman’s “Human by Design” and how we translate this into our projects. We will discuss few projects that PE has recently completed within the DMV area.
Anne Chen, RA, NOMA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP - Anne Chen is a licensed architect at the Perkins Eastman DC office. She works across disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. Focusing primarily on K-12 projects. In addition to her work as a designer, Anne lends her time to several organizations. She serves as the marketing adviser for AIA|DC Equity Committee by WIELD and volunteers at AIA NOVA WIA. Prior to the pandemic, she volunteered at Architecture in School, Casey Trees, and DCBIA.
Hui Sheng - Hui is a graduate of Syracuse University with a Master in Architecture and joined Perkins Eastman DC in 2018 as an Architectural Designer. She has been working on K-12 projects, including renovation and modernization of Eliot-Hine Middle School, which won the best K-12 project in the 2021 ENR Mid Atlantic Best Projects competition. In Perkins Eastman DC, Hui participated in Data Unit Community, DE&I Committee, and other firm vast organizations, which benefits her to understand and experience the Perkins Eastman firm culture.
Arunima Ganguli, Assoc. AIA, LEED Green Associate - Born in Bengaluru and grew up in New Delhi, India. Arunima completed her Bachelor’s in architecture degree from India and moved to the United States in 2018 to pursue her master’s degree in architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has been with the PE DCA team since February ’21 working in the Workplace and Master planning practice areas. Arunima will dive down into the history of the firm of how it all started and grew into a global design team that we all are familiar with.
After attending this course, participants will be able to:
- Explore how architecture, urban design, landscape design and planning contribute to the vibrancy of the cities
- Discuss how design projects interact with and contribute to the theme of “happy cities”
- Explain and identify strategies for incorporating technology and best practices of design into architectural and planning projects; and
- Explore how various urban design and architectural projects are transforming the district and other cities around the world
Organized by: AIA|DC Urban Design Committee & Technology Committee
Sponsored by: Perkins Eastman