Design Feed- Eric Keune, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

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Design Feed- Eric Keune, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

April 23 @ 11:50 am 1:00 pm

Speaker: Eric Keune, AIA LEED AP BD+C, Design Director with Perkins&Will in Boston, MA. 

Description: A glimpse inside Perkins&Will’s Boston practice from the perspective of the studio’s design director. This snapshot of a moment in time will overlook the work of a single studio functioning within the large-scale, multi-national commercial ecosystem of a larger firm. The work of the studio spans multiple building typologies throughout New England. The work of numerous collaborative authors is organized by a tripartite studio ethos: Purpose, Place, & Perspective and connected to New England’s unique modernist legacy of typological and tectonic innovation. The studio’s ongoing search for formal and functional invention is directed towards the familiar but elusive goal of “critical regionalism” that is non-stylistic and propelled by fundamentals such as climate, performance, tectonics, and structural invention.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Questioning typology – Learn about the role of typology in unlocking potential or unexpected solutions to common or well-known design challenges.
  • Fostering “Design Culture” – Learn how regular care and tending of a commercial structure’s internal intellectual and creative environment can maintain awareness and foster curiosity and exploration in a non-academic context.
  • Regenerative design—Learn how inventive solutions can address our changing climate. Sea level rise, storm surge, shorter winters, and increasing temperatures are altering ecosystems and requiring design solutions that respond appropriately.
  • Search for Form – Learn how an Iterative design process informs and identifies potential solutions, enabling the designer to identify “the best” from “all the rest.”


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