The renovation and revitalization of the Javits Center will be featured in a discussion at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference on Architecture in June at the convention center. Featuring a panel of experts, the session, which is part of the conference’s continuing education credit program, will examine the history of the building and the impact of its renovation on the building itself and the surrounding environment.
“Join this session for the inside story of how this urban monolith has since been transformed into a vibrant urban icon that's the most utilized such venue in the industry,” according to the session description. “You'll hear how resilient design successfully remade it into a model of energy management, a laboratory for green-roof research, and an exemplar of urban wildlife habitat.”
Below are the panelists participating in the discussion, and the panel will be moderated by the Javits Center’s President and CEO Alan Steel:
- Susan B. Elbin, Director of Conservation and Science, New York City Audubon
- Bruce S. Fowle, Founding Principal Emeritus, FXCollaborative
- Franco Montalto, Associate Professor Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, Drexel University
The AIA Conference on Architecture, which will take place on June 21 to June 23, is the largest annual gathering of architects and design professionals in the United States, featuring more than 650 sessions and products and technologies from more than 800 leading brands. With more than 20,000 expected attendees, the event’s theme this year is entitled Blueprint for Better Cities, as some of the most creative architects, designers and firms will share our they’re making a difference in the cities all over the world.
For more information, visit: http://conferenceonarchitecture.com/