Design as a Unifier and Catalyst for Transformation

How does a global architecture firm that practices in multiple countries, each with its own diverse culture, seek to elevate great architecture in all its projects? Learn how commitment to design excellence has been a powerful unifier across geographies and markets, while engendering cross pollination to break down barriers between generations, gender and race. “Design excellence” is a powerful agent that inspires excitement and curiosity and has ultimately transformed an organization at all levels.

Time: 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Location: Room 221/222
Learning Units (LUs): 1.5 Core

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Presented by:

Jason-Emery Groen Architect AIBC, OAA, MRAIC

Jason-Emery is an award-winning and versatile architectural designer with over 20 years of experience. As part of the HDR Global Design Directorate, he champions initiatives that promote the sharing of design knowledge throughout the global HDR network. Jason-Emery leads a team of talented colleagues to enhance the design excellence of a variety of project types,Read More

Susanne Pini BArch (Hons)

Susanne heads HDR’s Retail & Mixed-Use practice in Australia, specializing in master planning, town centers, retail shopping centers and mixed-use developments. With 25 years’ experience, her skills encompass different spheres of design from architectural to urban, place-making and public domain, resulting in projects which are able to balance these sometimes-conflicting disciplines into projects of greatRead More

Ahmad Soueid AIA, LEED AP BD+C

As a registered architect in over 15 countries and states, Ahmad serves in many capacities as a global leader in the healthcare, science, higher education, civic and justice programs. He has a thorough understanding of the local cultures, business climates and infrastructure needs of many specific regions. His rare ability to lead projects that spanRead More

Tom Trenolone AIA, IIDA, LEED AP

Tom is an award-winning architect adept at understanding how to use design to support a client’s mission. His passion is to keep architecture and the built environment at the center of mainstream conversation. As both a designer and design advocate, Tom has significantly contributed to this dialogue through his own work and the promotion ofRead More