How the Profession is Evolving: Universal Signals for Breaking New Ground

Session Title: How the Profession is Evolving: Universal Signals for Breaking New Ground
Educational Track: Practice
Session Code: FR1119
Date: Friday, October 18, 2019
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
LU/HSW: 1.5 LUs

The world is witnessing robust and profound changes evoking transformations at a rapid pace, and the architecture/engineering/construction landscape is not immune – whether we’re ready or not. 

The design industry’s impact and evolution with technology, machine learning and artificial intelligence defining the profession can’t occur in solitude if we want to remain relevant and as architects focus on society’s health and safety. 

Brad Lukanic, CEO of a 1,100-person design firm, will discuss challenging the AEC industry’s status quo, the predefined built worlds and the silos created within, while pushing beyond parameters of “what is” to “what can be.”

Learning Objectives: By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize how an architect’s design influence can impact communities through the application of diverse new trajectories that are shaping the profession of the future,
  • Perceive the architecture industry from another lens, with goals of sustaining beyond traditional engagement, exploring new instruments of service and possibilities of new care standard,
  • Recognize potential investment areas for the future to respond to changing market conditions,
  • Determine skill sets of future key hires to evolve and stay at the professional forefront that seeks to promote the heath, safety and welfare of those that inhabit our buildings.

Content Leader:

Bradley Lukanic, AIA

Chief Executive Officer, CannonDesign, New York, NY