Informa BUILDEX Vancouver Architecture Keynote

Architecture Keynote: Today, Tomorrow & Afar: Design Trends of Present Day and Predictions for the Future
Over the course of history, the practice of architecture has unfolded in ways that reflect the places and times in which the designers lived. In that time, new materials, unique approaches, and daring designs have moved the design process forward challenging each generation to push the bar. While many argue that architecture has moved leaps and bounds, other ask has it come far enough?

Building technology and connectivity continue to advance; the consciousness around the health and wellness of a built environment and its tenants has heightened; energy performance requirements of buildings have become more stringent, all whilst the aesthetic deliverables of a project remain just as demanding. This discussion will pay tribute to the historical advances of architecture while identifying and expanding on present day practices and trends. The panelists will evaluate how industry is meeting the increasing demands of project stakeholders. Panelists will take a future forward look at challenges and opportunities, predicting behaviour and changes they expect to see in the coming years.

The following topics will be explored: Resilience, materials, cultural considerations and influencers.

Date: February 25, 2016, 10:30am-12:00pm
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West, 1055 Canada Place
AIBC Learning Units (LUs): 1.5 Core LUs
Cost: Complimentary registration for AIBC members with use of exclusive promotional code ARCHFREE
Register: Online at, use promotional code ARCHFREE upon registering

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