ABX Spotlight: Laura Wernick FAIA
Name: Laura Wernick FAIA
How are you participating in ABX 2016?
I will be at BSA Space @ ABX talking to people about the BSA Foundation, attending sessions, wandering the show floor, and I hope to make the Opening Night Party.
Your top three conference or speaker picks at ABX 2016?
Really difficult decisions—there are so many interesting topics this year. I am interested in research and have had some discussions with the researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health on health and student outcomes. They will be presenting How Green Buildings Make Your Clients Smarter, so I am eager to see that. Perhaps the presentation by Blake Middleton FAIA on Designing the Largest Passive House Building in the World. And then Going to the Races—Suffolk Downs Urban Design Charrette. That has a great group of panelists.
What about the future of the building industry most excites you?
How research on human health and behavior impacts how we design. Seeing sustainability pushed ever forward so that topic does and will continue to have enormous impact on the industry. The sophistication of our visualization tools for our clients and for all phases of our design and construction document process is just blowing me away.