Thursday Keynote: Toshiko Mori, FAIA
On Thursday, Oct. 4, convention attendees will hear from Toshiko Mori, FAIA, from Toshiko Mori Architect in New York. The firm is widely known for over thirty years of innovative and influential work in a diverse body of projects that have received numerous design awards. Her designs demonstrate a thoughtful sensitivity to detail and involve extensive research into the site conditions and surrounding context. Toshiko Mori Architect has worked on a broad range of programs including urban, civic, institutional, cultural, residential, museum and exhibition design.

Friday Keynote: Christopher Sharples, AIA
On Friday, Oct. 5, Christopher Sharples, AIA, from SHoP in New York will join us offering a keynote presentation as well as his perspective as the jury chair for the AIA Ohio Design Awards. Since 1996, SHoP has set the standard for creative invention in the field of architecture and modeled a new way forward with its unconventional approach to design. As a founding partner, Sharples has been at the center of this collaborative practice for nearly twenty years, during which time the studio has grown to over 180 people, with projects completed or underway on five continents. Celebrated designs such as the Barclays Center, Google’s Mountain View offices, and most recently, the offices for frog design have cemented SHoP’s reputation for smart, transformative design. In 2014, Fast Company named SHoP the “Most Innovative Architecture Firm in the World.”