The FSU Department of Interior Architecture and Design in collaboration with the Architecture Media Politics Society proudly announces an international-scope conference coming to Tallahassee this January.
The World Institute of Psychology identifies multiple links between mood, behavior and learning, and the objects and spaces we interact with and occupy daily. The World Health Organization states that global issues like dementia as issues that can be tackled, in part, through design. The American Institute of Architects lists user experience and inclusivity as essential components of design education and thinking, while the Interior Design Educators Council highlights ‘human orientated design’ as essential to good practice in all fields, whether that be the design of schools, classrooms, health spaces, retail, offices or the home.
This conference offers a unique invitation to engage in cross-disciplinary discourse around the role of people, objects and environments and how our individual practices and professions are, in reality, inseparable from each other. It embraces perspectives from a whole range of fields, including:
Interiors | Products | Education | Psychology | Health | Furniture | Wellbeing | Art | Architecture | Universal Design | Urbanism | Landscape | Occupational Therapy
Keynote Address, day one
Thursday, January 16th, 7PM. (Public attendance is invited)
Lee Hall, Florida A&M University, 1601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Made possible through collaboration of The American Institute of Architects Tallahassee chapter, FSU Department of Interior Architecture and Design, the FAMU School of Architecture and Engineering Technology, and the AMPS organization.
Architect Chris Downey lost his sight in 2008, and has since combined his twenty years of architecture experience with his new perceptions to specialize in projects for the visually impaired. Recently featured on the CBS news show 60 Minutes, he teaches Universal Design at University of California, Berkeley, serves on the California Commission on Disability Access, is president of Architecture for the Blind, is the board president for the SF LightHouse for the Blind. He has been featured in numerous media stories including AIA’s 2015 documentary “An Architect’s Story“ and also a highly-acclaimed TED talk.
Learn more here.
AMPS|FSU Conference Keynote Address, day two
Friday, January 17th, 8:15AM
Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre, Montgomery Hall, Florida State University
Angela Spangler is a Director at the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). Angela is a professional ergonomist and uses her expertise in human factors and human-environment relations to help IWBI further its mission of transforming buildings and communities in ways that help people thrive. In October of 2014 and after six years of research and development, IWBI launched the WELL Building Standard, the premier guideline for the design of buildings, interior spaces and communities seeking to implement, validate and measure features that support and advance human health. The Building Standard emerges from a foundation of evidence from scientific, design practitioner, and medical research sources, and provides building projects the means to nurture and enhance the efficiency of their human inhabitants. The just-released WELL Building Standard version 2 explores how design, operations and behaviors within the places where people live, work, learn and play can be optimized to advance human well-being. Covering ten core concepts of health and hundreds of features, the WELL Building Standard represents the future of design.
Jan 16th-17th, 2020: Conference
The conference will be held in the William Johnston Building on the Florida State University campus.
Delegate Fee: $290 USD. Register here.
(Note that the Chris Downey keynote event is free)
Please contact Jill Pable by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at (850) 644-1436.