On May 23, two experts from SOM will participate in this year's Living Future unConference in Portland, Oregon. Living Future is the forum for leading minds in the green building movement seeking solutions to the most daunting global issues of our time.
Luke Leung, SOM Director of Sustainable Engineering, will present “Cities: Living Longer and Lower Carbon,” a paper that explores whether it is possible for lower carbon and healthier communities to exist side by side. Leung will be joined by Joyce Lee, President of IndigoJLD, and Pauline Souza, Director of Sustainability at WRNS Studio.
Julie Hiromoto, SOM Associate, will participate in a panel titled “Connecting the Dots: Beauty, Sustainability, and the Occupant Experience,” which will address the frequently perceived disconnect between high-performance design and “high design.” Others will join Hiromoto, including Joann Gonchar, Senior Editor of Architectural Record, and Susan Szenasy, Publisher and Editor in Chief of Metropolis. Nadav Malin, President of BuildingGreen, will moderate the discussion. Connecting the Dots: Beauty, Sustainability, and the Occupant Experience May 23, 2014 12:00 p.m. Cities: Living Longer and Lower Carbon May 23, 2014 4:00 p.m. Galleria North Hilton Portland & Executive Tower 921 SW 6th Avenue Portland, OR 97204