Boston Forum

Join the Forum! The event will be held at the Raytheon Amphitheater at Northeastern University on Thursday, Oct. 18 2012, 5:30-9:00pm as follows:

5:30 to 6:15pm Pre-event mingling and refreshments

6:15 to 8:15pm Presentations, panel discussion, audience participation

8:15 to 9:00pm Post-event mingling and refreshments

The event is open to the public and sponsored by the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Cooperating organizations include Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section and Northeastern University.

The Raytheon Amphitheater is located in the Egan Research Center, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Ave., Boston, Massachusetts 02115; click here for directions and map.


For design professionals today, we have entered a new era of design challenges - a time of transition in our need to confront complex and critical environmental issues of today and tomorrow.

In response to pressing design challenges that include turbulent economic conditions, deterioration of infrastructure and consequences of global warming, we have an opportunity to rethink traditional design methods and approaches to design problem solving in the built environment allowing for innovative solutions to evolving issues.

This forum will draw on the experience and vision of legacy design professionals in rethinking opportunities and directions towards synergy-oriented design that incorporates innovative concepts such as net zero energy technologies, effective use of embodied energy and material resources, and integrated structural solutions.

A thoughtful dialogue amongst all design professionals - students, researchers and practitioners - is sought to advance the current state of practice to new design paradigms in a time of change.

Moderator:
Jerome Hajjar , Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE

Panelists:
Matthys Levy, PE, EUR ING, FASCE
Mike Davis, FAIA, LEED AP
Matt Eckleman, PhD
Josiah Stevenson, AIA, LEED AP

Sponsored by ASCE/SEI Aesthetics in Design Committee
Chair:Peter Lee; Coordinating Members:  Peter Quigley & David Shook

Boston 2012 forum