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Originally published in Interiors & Sources

03/01/2004

Buildings Show @ NeoCon West

March 25-26, 2004 - L.A. Mart - Los Angeles

 

Find products, furnishings, and topics relating to commercial building interiors, as well as other products and services that are important elements in both new construction and modernization projects, at the second annual Buildings Show/NeoCon® West, March 25-26, 2004, at the L.A. Mart in Los Angeles. Don’t miss this convenient collection in one place for building ownership, construction, and facilities management professionals, as well as the A&D community.

Check the “FM Seminars” track, which follows – featuring many educational sessions which have been developed/selected for facilities professionals by Buildings magazine’s Editorial Staff – for exciting workshops and seminars that cover major aspects of new construction, modernization, technology, and facilities management. Visit (www.buildings.com/liveevents) or (www.neocon.com/neoconwest) for complete program, exhibitor, and registration information.


FM Seminars

Thursday, March 25

Healthy Finishes, Furniture, and Textiles in Healthcare and Beyond

Aesthetics, durability, and cleanability are familiar concerns, but learn about additional implications of indoor air quality, health and safety issues, and life-cycle assessment. Critical questions from the Healthy Building Network’s questionnaire will be reviewed and answers will be based on recent work with Kaiser Permanente’s Green Building Committee.

Facilitated Brainstorming:
A Pre-design/Programming Tool

In this session you will hear how to use the combined techniques of facilitation and brainstorming to obtain highly detailed program information. This design process includes the most complete range of participants and brings out the best in every participant. The proc-ess will be illustrated through case histories.
 

Measuring Building Performance

After you have designed and built a high-performance, sustainable environment, how do you know your building will perform as it was designed? This session will provide key instruments to assist facility managers, architects, and designers with the knowledge they need to assess building performance and system integration.

Power Panel Presentation: Security Risks – Assessing and Planning for Your Buildings

Bring your security and risk assessment questions to this interactive forum in which a team of security and engineering experts outline proactive, operational strategies to determine, measure, and minimize security risks in your facility.

The CEO Perspective: Real Estate Location, Workplace Design, and Business Strategy

Presented by: International Facility Management Association (IFMA) California Chapters, including Los Angeles, Orange County, San Fernando, San Diego, Inland Empire, San Francisco, and East Bay.
A recent study taken by leading Fortune 500 companies confirms several critical links between real estate, workplace innovation, and the successful execution of business strategy. See how the findings demonstrate the links between location, talent, business process, culture, and design as viewed from the executive level. A cocktail reception will follow from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

 

Friday, March 26

Design for Transparency: Security Integration in Public Spaces

How does the designer integrate the security measures so necessary in today’s world into the built environment? We are seeing the negative psychological impact of obtrusive security measures as a constant reminder of impending danger. This course addresses the issue of passive security design measures in the space planning stages of a project, as well as the integration of screening and surveillance technologies required in public spaces.

Spectator “The Architecture of Sports”

Hear from the esteemed authority whose work has changed the way three buildings are experienced. Projects, which include the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, and SAFECO Field in Seattle, have transformed once sterile, functionally-driven venues into high-energy entertainment destinations that have more in common with high-design hotels and important civic buildings than simple stadiums.

Furnishing for Healing: How Furnishings Can Further the Healing Process

This presentation will explore the many ways in which specific product features can enhance, supplement, and support the many activities and processes that are everyday parts in the healthcare facility experience. You will gain an exciting new perspective of furnishings as a therapeutic adjunct.

What Do You Do When There are No More Costs to Cut?

There will come a time when there will be no more costs to cut out of the facility and real estate budget without seriously affecting the organization’s overall ability to perform. At this point, how will facility and real estate value be demonstrated to the organization? Learn to recognize the point of no return, develop value-added initiatives beyond cost-cutting efforts, and educate senior management.

Specifications for Interiors

Specifications can be a key tool in maintaining the quality of materials and appropriate fabrication and installation. This seminar reviews project manual specification procedures and techniques with the goal of improving the way interior projects are specified and brought about.
State of the Industry

A unique collaboration of industry leaders will enlighten you during this interactive panel discussion as they provide insight into the opportunities and challenges of today’s market. This 90-minute session offers you the chance to pose questions or share your thoughts with the panelists.

Translating Human-centered Research into Innovative Design

This presentation focuses on the tactics for elevating the strategic market value of primary care environments by comprehensive innovation of the customer interface. You will learn of the new primary care environments model that has emerged from extensive user research and design-planning at St. John’s Health System in South Central, MO.


Keynotes, Special Events, and Attractions

 

Thursday, March 25

IIDA Keynote Speaker Jhane Barnes
”Design Inspirations – Off The Beaten Path”

Jhane Barnes brings her unusual flair and perspective on design issues and aesthetics.

West Edge Panel Discussion

Sponsored by: Interior Design magazine

Discover the inspirations behind the design geniuses of West Edge: Spaces of Unlimited Creativity™. Moderated by Edie Cohen of Interior Design magazine, this discussion will explore how the creative concept comes to fruition through the cutting-edge vision of participating design firms. The panel will also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of constraints in their design projects and how these limitations can actually enhance the design process and encourage creativity on all fronts.

Fine Living: Celebrating Art & Design

Main Level, Lower Level, 11th and 12th Floors

L.A. Mart partners with ASID Los Angeles, L.A. Architect magazine, and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) to present Fine Living: Celebrating Art & Design, a NeoCon West residential program featuring L.A. Mart furniture showroom events, activities, and presentations. MOCA-featured artwork provides inspiration and visual scenery for ASID designers who will re-create L.A. Mart’s furniture floor lobbies as compelling vignettes underscoring the imaginative convergence of art and design. Some of the L.A. Mart showrooms that are hosting special events include: Architectural Lighting & Design • Bed & Den • Bernhardt • Bonnie Sherman and Associates • cbk Ltd. • Elmo Brothers Inc. • Elouvier • Haptor/Barrett • The Home & Office Show • JTA Inc. • Kingswood Furniture Inc./D.B.A. Renaissance Interiors • PALECEK • Regal Furniture Mfg. Co. Inc. • R.P. Brooks & Son Inc.

Fine Living Cocktail Party

Main Level – L.A. Mart

Celebrate downtown design and NeoCon West’s Thursday open house with a cocktail party sponsored by L.A. Mart, ASID, L.A. Architect, and MOCA.

R.S.V.P. by calling (213) 763-5834.

Housing, Housing, Housing!
Downtown Los Angeles is Booming

Presented by: Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID)

From new apartments to the conversion of historic office buildings into loft-style apartments, more than 3,000 units have come to the market and increased Downtown Los Angeles’ housing stock by over 50 percent. Take an insider’s look at this emerging area by visiting three of these properties on a two-hour bus tour.

Friday, March 26

Keynote Joe Ruggiero    

“Outdoor Decorating: The New Frontier”

Sponsored by: Sunbrella®

The popular outdoor room now becomes an opportunity for furnishings, fabrics, and decorative accessories. Drawing on his experience from travels throughout the world, HGTV producer and host Joseph Ruggiero will discuss trends and design opportunities for decorating the great outdoors.

A Feature of Fine Living.

Keynote Peter Lawrence  

“The Architecture of Brands: How Companies are using Buildings as a Marketing Resource”

A growing number of major corporations are using entire buildings not only to communicate a brand, but to engage people in the brand itself. From the Hershey’s store in Times Square to Volkswagen’s transparent factory in Dresden, Germany, learn how companies are using buildings to convey their brand. Peter Lawrence is founder and chairman of the Corporate Design Foundation.

Oviatt Penthouse Soiree & Downtown Discovery

Fees: $115, ASID members/$125,
non-members/$85 Students

Presented by: ASID and the Los Angeles Conservancy

Come see what is sparking all the buzz in Downtown Los Angeles! You will be whisked from the L.A. Mart to the Biltmore Hotel, where you will have your choice of four fascinating, beautiful, and educational walking tours given by the Los Angeles Conservancy. Choose from the Art Deco Tour, Downtown’s Evolving Skyline Tour, the Historic Core Tour, or the Biltmore Hotel Tour. A wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres party in the stunning private penthouse of the Oviatt Building concludes the day.Enjoy a close-up view of the glittering night skyline of Los Angeles and celebrate it in style! Tour description, pictures, and advance registration forms available at (www.ASIDLA.org).

NeoCon West Student Day

Student Day offers the chance for students from design and architecture schools throughout the West Coast to network with some of the nation’s top architecture and design firms, tour the show, attend an exciting career fair, and gain knowledgeable advice to apply in the real world of work. It is complimentary for students and professors –
register on the Web at (
www.merchandisemart.com) [click on registration].

 

The Enrichment Workshop: Walking the Labyrinth

Presented by Beverly Russell, Ph.D., renowned editor, educator, and certified labyrinth facilitator. Ms. Russell will introduce you to the power of the historic labyrinth and its sacred geometry and value for self-discovery. Participants will walk the labyrinth; a centering experience bringing harmony, balance, and serenity to the spirit, offering helpful resolutions for personal and work-related stress.

 

 
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