Why the Physical Office?

The physical office may not technically be necessary for many businesses since most office work can be productive when done remotely – so why even go back to the office? Join design leaders at FENNIE+MEHL as we present ideas about how businesses can anticipate what experiences employees will crave most, how that’s different than before,

Reification.io VR Guided Tour with Kuth Ranieri

This VR Guided tour with Kuth Ranieri Architects is a unique experience that brings the studio to you in an interactive and engaging way by creating a virtual reality of multiple Kuth Ranieri’s design pavilions. Kuth Ranieri’s team will meet you inside the VR Studio where they will guide you through the experience virtually. About

Reification.io VR Guided Tour with Studio12

This VR Guided tour with Studio12 is a unique experience that brings the studio to you in an interactive and engaging way by creating a virtual reality of Studio12. The Studio12 Team will meet you inside the VR Studio where they will guide you through the experience virtually. About Studio12 Studio 12 was founded by

Reification.io VR Guided Tour with One Hat One Hand

Come join One Hat One Hand for a virtual guided tour of one of their unique interactive experiences. This tour will take you through a beautiful gallery space that showcases various pieces of art and sculpture from the team’s collection of designs. One Hat One Hand is a design and fabrication studio. Our staff includes

Modernism in San Francisco’s Chinatown – Virtual Walking Tour

Better known for narrow streets lined with red lanterns and eclectic shops, Chinatown also has some of the best Modernist architecture in San Francisco, much of it designed by Chinese-American architects. Join Docomomo US/Northern California as we explore Chinatown. We’ll dive deep into the history of Portsmouth Square—the epicenter of San Francisco’s founding, as well

Leo Marmol, FAIA, and Mayer Rus of Arch. Digest talk Modernism and Health

A conversation with Architect Leo Marmol, FAIA, Managing Partner of Marmol Radziner, and Mayer Rus, West Coast Editor of Architectural Digest. Beginning with the early California modernists-Irving Gill, Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler, et al-architects have sought to foster a more nuanced connection between man and nature as a means to promote both physical and mental


A Japanese-style respect for nature and an inspired use of materials drives the modernist work of award-winning architect Takashi Yanai, partner of esteemed Los Angeles/San Francisco architecture firm Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney (EYRC). In a new webcast series, “SPOTLIGHT WITH ZAHID SARDAR” the award-winning architect converses with acclaimed design editor Zahid Sardar touching on the

The Future of Public Space: Neighborhoods as a Multiverse

The current state of affairs have significantly altered our understanding of civic engagement, work, mobility, and the essential use of shared space. What can we learn from the ways in which folks are now sharing public and private spaces? What are the possible outcomes for our neighborhoods- in particular, how can community resilience and equity

Go Big or Go Home: The Impact of Color

Join Interior Designer Sabrina Alfin in conversation with Shannon Kaye, Color Marketing Manager for Kelly-Moore paint to discuss the impact of color on design. What role does color play in interior design? How does color impact design? How are we inspired by color? How do color trends evolve and change over time? Can something “old”

Design the Best Accessible Signs

Attention architects, sign makers, graphic designers. Do you struggle with accessible signage? Are you familiar with the codes, but unclear on the reasons behind them? Do you think accessible signage has to be ugly to be compliant? LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired is hosting a training session that will explore the 2010 ADA

Moving Beyond Screens: Embedding Technology in Physical Spaces

An informal conversation between Joty Dhaliwal and Matt Hexemer about moving dynamic narratives traditionally expressed through screen-based UX into spatial environments. We will touch upon the nuances of designing in each of these environments. The current global pandemic has resulted in a surge in screen-based interaction, we will consider what this has brought up for

SPOTLIGHT WITH ZAHID SARDAR: Landscape Architects James A. Lord & Roderick Wyllie/Surfacedesign

Cultivating a sense of connection to the built and natural world, expressed in rugged natural materials and sustainable planting, is at the heart of landscape architecture firm Surfacedesign’s philosophy. Acclaimed design editor Zahid Sardar joins the notable San Francisco-based firm’s partners James A. Lord and Roderick Wyllie in a new webcast series, “SPOTLIGHT WITH ZAHID


Building creative communities that inspire creativity, knowledge-sharing and collaboration are the cornerstones of Clive Wilkinson Architects’ philosophy. Acclaimed design editor Zahid Sardar sits down with award-winning architect Clive Wilkinson in a new webcast series, “SPOTLIGHT WITH ZAHID SARDAR”. Wilkinson is best-known for his large-scale projects for Disney, Google, Macquarie Bank, and Microsoft, all of which

Design Vision Distilled: How, What and Why

How does a growing firm collectively express its design vision? Over the culmination of a five-year effort, we created a working design tool to clarify the many loose threads that are woven together in the realization of our work. Distilled down to four overarching strands to which each thread is tied, this resource acts as

Great Photos Are Not Enough

Great Photos Are Not Enough: The right images amplify your message, the wrong images distract! Great photos alone do not differentiate your firm. Your prospective clients expect to see great photos and your competitors have great photos. In this interactive presentation, you’ll learn ways to leverage your great photos to produce better results! A great

Jordan Coffey: The Privilege of Design

In this talk, Jordan will be discussing the Privilege of Design. BIO: Jordan Coffey believes that design can save the world. As a designer & scientist, he believes it is quintessential to learn from our past, in order to build a more sustainable future. Through an empathy-driven, Jane Jacobs-like approach to design; we can understand

VR to AR for Design Implementation

The emerging workflow in architectural spaces to design in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality for implementing designs, avoiding conflicts and creating design/build feedback loops. Professionals from VRAR Association, Stantec and One Hat One Hand discuss current use cases for the combined workflow. Event Speakers: Rae Koshida – Designer, Stantec Aubrey Tucker – Committee Chair, VR/AR

Don’t Waste a Good Crisis: the Post-COVID Future of Good Design

As we emerge from the pandemic, what can we expect from the new world around us going forward? How will our homes and workspaces change? How SHOULD they change? And how can the design community both lead and respond?” This interactive panel explores these questions through the lenses of consumerism, design history, and the quest

Discovering Custom Kitchen Appliances

The kitchen has always been the heart of the home, but it is now the new congregating place of a home. Attendees will learn about consumer behavioral changes and how the appliance industry is adjusting to their need. These new changes that are occurring in the appliance industry are inspiring many home cooks to value

California Modernism, Past and Future

Please join acclaimed architect Takashi Yanai, a partner at the firm Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney (EYRC), and real estate agent Monique Lombardelli, Founder and CEO of Modern Homes Realty, in a lively virtual conversation about the West Coast’s lasting influence on Modernism. In EYRC’s award-winning residential work in particular, it offers a refreshing update of

Urban Acupuncture: The Philosophy Behind Ciel Creative Space

Join the founders of Ciel Creative Space in a discussion about Urban Acupuncture. In a conversation led by Mike Janiak, co-founder of Pattern, a web design agency within Ciel, this discussion will look at how we, as creative leaders, are seeking to adapt and release tension under the concept of Urban Acupuncture given the unfolding

Reification.io VR Guided Tour with Nonfiction

This VR Guided tour with Nonfiction gives users an exclusive first-person preview of the Movida School in an interactive and engaging way by creating and virtual reality of Nonfiction’s design. 
Nonfiction’s Design Team will meet you inside the VR Studio where they will guide you through the experience virtually.
 About the Movida School Virtual Design,