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SCALEX at Boston Architectural College

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Get a leg up on the competition and leverage your professional development by attending SCALEX. Developed as a local version of SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit, SCALEX is a full day event, designed to bring innovative topics and discussions from renowned speakers directly to you.

SCALEX is an opportunity to hear from experts on topics that expand on what you’re currently learning in the classroom. With real-life scenarios and expert-led panels, SCALEX will prepare you for a career in design.

SCALEX is for interior design students and educators who believe in the impact of design to transform lives. By attending SCALEX, students will  prepared to take on their first professional role.  

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Date and Time

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
9/14/2018

Location

Boston Architectural College
951 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115
United States

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Get inspired by ways to make a difference in the human experience.

Advance yourself as an individual, present yourself as a leader.

Hear from the pros about real-life design projects.

Learn business skills that will impress first job managers.

Mark your calendars and register today. You can NOT afford to miss this opportunity.

SCALEX Program Schedule

9 – 9:30 a.m. | Registration & Light Breakfast

9:30 – 9:45 a.m. | Welcoming Message

Speakers: Jon Strassner, LEED AP, Director of Workplace Strategy, Humanscale
Denise Rush, ASID, IIDA, Interim Dean, School of Interior Architecture, Boston Architectural College
Matthew DeGeeter, ASID, Vice President, Education and Engagement, American Society of Interior Designers.

Kick off your SCALE X experience with a welcome from your hosts followed by the event keynote.

9:45 – 10:30 a.m. | Impact of Design Keynote: The Evolving Role of Designers

Speaker: Todd Bracher, Strategic Product Design + Advisory, Todd Bracher Studio

An investigation into how designers' roles have evolved, and why good design, beyond aesthetics and function, also needs to be strategic and make good business sense.

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. | Break

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. | Practice of Design Panel: Make-up of the Project Team

Speaker: Jackie Dettmar, Vice President, Design and Product Development, Mohawk Group
Ericka Saurit, Creative Director, Brand Marketing, Davis Furniture
Elizabeth von Goeler, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C, CDT, Director of Workplace Strategy, Sasaki
Denise Rush, ASID, IIDA, Interim Dean, School of Interior Architecture, Boston Architectural College (moderator)

After graduating, your role and experience on a project team changes. Project teams can be very complicated and their structure may differ from firm to firm. Not only does the design team within the firm need to work together, other stakeholders including consultants, manufacturers, and contractors will be involved. How do you identify your role and most effectively contribute to the project? This panel discussion will provide insight from various team member perspectives to help you prepare for your first professional role.

11:45 a.m.– 1:30 p.m. | Lunch and Networking

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Leadership Development Panel: Professional Communications

While you learn how to communicate your design intent in school, you must also learn to communicate in the workplace. Before you are hired, you build your reputation by how you communicate: your presence on social media,; professionalism in emails; and how you handle yourself in conversation. Hear from leaders who must effectively communicate in their professional roles every day to help you formulate your communication strategy.

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. | Break

2:45 – 4:30 p.m. | Remarks and Business of Design: Portfolio Review

Speakers: Jon Strassner, LEED AP, Director of Workplace Strategy, Humanscale
Denise Rush, ASID, IIDA, Interim Dean, School of Interior Architecture, Boston Architectural College
Matthew DeGeeter, ASID, Vice President, Education and Engagement, American Society of Interior Designers

Wrap up your SCALEX experience by meeting with proven professionals to receive constructive feedback on your resume and portfolio. Your interview skills will be instantly enhanced by these productive interactions.

 

Speakers

Sam Aquillano
Sam Aquillano

Executive Director, Design Museum Foundation

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Todd Bracher
Todd Bracher

Strategic Product Design + Advisory, Todd Bracher Studio

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Matthew DeGeeter, ASID
Matthew DeGeeter, ASID

Vice President, Education and Engagement, ASID

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Sam Aquillano

Sam Aquillano is the Founder and Executive Director of Design Museum Foundation a national, multi-site design museum operating across three branches — Boston, Portland, San Francisco, and growing across the country. Their mission: bring the transformative power of design everywhere, to inspire a world full of creative problem solvers by producing inspiring exhibitions and events, educating everyone from kids to CEOs in design thinking, and transforming cities and communities through innovative public demonstration projects. Design is everywhere, so the museum has no permanent address — instead, Sam and his team turn the museum inside out and turn entire cities into locally-focused — but nationally connected — design museums built around placemaking and community. Sam earned a BFA in Industrial Design from Rochester Institute of Technology and went on to design consumer electronics at Bose Corporation, as well as to teach design at Wentworth Institute of Technology, MassArt, and Babson College — where he earned his MBA.

Todd Bracher

Todd Bracher is an Industrial Designer and Design Strategist who has guided some of the world’s leading brands to realize strategic differentiation through design, including 3M, Jaguar, Herman Miller, Humanscale, and Cappellini. 

With over 75 products in the market, two dozen patents, and numerous global awards, including Top 100 Global Design Influencer by Wallpaper* Magazine and two-time International Designer of the Year, Todd Bracher is recognized as the preeminent voice in American contract furniture design.

The studio, founded in 1999 and based in New York City, draws upon an international experience and expert network that Todd built over 10 years while living and working in Copenhagen, Milan, London and Paris.
 

Matthew DeGeeter, ASID

As vice president of Education and Engagement at the American Society of Interior Designers, Matthew DeGeeter, ASID, LEED AP, brings his background as a professional interior designer at a top-tier firm and as a past volunteer leader of ASID to develop meaningful experiences.  

Matthew established the career stage program strategy for ASID, mapping together events, awards, and education opportunities to engage members and customers throughout all career stages and market sectors. The result launched a portfolio of ASID programs including SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit, the ASID Student Portfolio Competition, The Leadership Experience: Presented by ASID, the Ones to Watch Awards and Scholars program, and Platform: A Retreat for Design Visionaries.

Overseeing education and learning, Matthew developed the ASID content areas to organize interior design skills and competencies within the categories of Impact of Design, Business of Design, Practice of Design, and Leadership Development. The content framework guides all education programs for ASID national events, partner event education, and online learning.

To support programs and education, Matthew launched the Education Advisory Council, the national volunteer group that provides strategy and direction on the portfolio of ASID national professional development programs, events, and products that contribute to the ASID experience. Council members are also connected to project committees to engage key audiences and guide content.

Previously, Matthew worked at the Washington, D.C. office of Perkins+Will where his design work focused on healthcare projects. Using his knowledge of design, branding, and strategy, Matthew developed informed solutions to recognize the larger vision of client goals in addition to being spaces of healing and wellness. As part of local and national design teams, Matthew’s projects received numerous awards and were featured in publications such as Interior Design, Interiors & Sources, and Contract. Additionally, Matthew authored numerous articles and presented at major industry conferences.

As a volunteer leader with ASID, Matthew served as a director-at-large on the ASID National Board of Directors, was a two-term chair for the Emerging Professionals Advisory Council, and held various chapter positions. Additionally, Matthew consulted as a brand manager for The Global Good Fund, a non-profit that links social investors to high potential young leaders.

Jackie Wentz Dettmar
Jackie Wentz Dettmar

Vice President, Design and Product Development, Mohawk Group

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Valerie Fletcher
Valerie Fletcher

Executive Director, Institute for Human Centered Design

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Lisa Killaby, LEED AP
Lisa Killaby, LEED AP

Workplace Strategist, Planner, and Designer

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Jackie Wentz Dettmar

Jackie Dettmar is vice president of Design and Product Development for the Mohawk Group, the largest flooring manufacturer in the world with operations in 160 countries and manufacturing facilities in 25. Dettmar is an industry veteran with almost three decades of diverse experience in the flooring industry. She leads the Design and Product Development Studios based at Mohawk’s Living Building Certified Design Center, The Light Lab in Dalton, Georgia, and manages the Mohawk Group showrooms around the country.

Dettmar has designed flooring solutions ranging from luxury high end wool products for Ralph Lauren to corporate tile products for Google and Amazon to historic woven renovation products. She was instrumental in launching Mohawk Group’s resilient hard surface business and led development for the industry’s first ILFI certified Living Products in flooring.

With a B.S. in Textile Science and a MBA, Dettmard considers herself a creative scientist. She believes that design impacts all aspects of business and that creative thinkers can change the world.

Valerie Fletcher

Valerie Fletcher is executive director of the Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD), an international educational and design non-profit organization celebrating 40 years in 2018. IHCD is dedicated to inclusive multidisciplinary design as the key to holistic solutions that minimize functional limitation and enhance experience for everyone. Fletcher writes, lectures, and works internationally. She generates opportunities for IHCD and has broad oversight of all educational programs as well as consulting and design services. Her research focus is integrating data from contextual inquiry research findings into physical and technological design solutions in higher education, culture, workplace, healthcare, multifamily housing, and the public realm.

She is councilor for the International Association for Universal Design (IAUD) in Japan. Fletcher has a master’s degree in ethics and public policy from Harvard University. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Boston Architectural College.

Lisa Killaby, LEED AP

As a nationally recognized expert in workplace design with over 30 years of experience, Lisa Killaby was the practice leader for Interior Design at Stantec and a principal in Boston where she led the Workplace Practice. She leverages her real estate planning and workplace strategies expertise to develop transformational workspaces for corporate clients such as IBM, Adobe, and Fidelity. Lisa also consults with academic clients including Yale, MIT, Northeastern, Cornell, and the University of Miami to craft planning solutions that advance organizational and institutional goals.

With a holistic approach, Killaby provides her clients with critical thinking about optimizing real estate and planning for the future. Passionate about what’s next in workplace strategy and design, she is actively involved with organizations looking to enhance the workplace experience. She currently sits on the board of CoreNet New England and is on both the program committee and the University Initiative. She has presented locally and nationally at CoreNet, IFMA, NeoCon, BizNow, and the Harvard GSD.

Prataap Patrose
Prataap Patrose

Senior Advisor for Long Term Planning BPDA

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Denise Rush, ASID
Denise Rush, ASID

Interim Dean, School of Interior Architecture, Boston Architectural College

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Ericka Saurit
Ericka Saurit

Creative Director, Brand Marketing, Davis Furniture

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Prataap Patrose

Prataap Patrose has been the Senior Advisor for Long-Term Planning at the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) for the last 2 years. He provides strategic input to all major city planning initiatives including the recently completed citywide plan Imagine Boston 2030 and Plan Dorchester Av/South Boston, a 21 cent. mixed-use district of over 12million sq ft of new development. 

He has been with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA now the BPDA) for over 30 years and previously was the Deputy Director for Urban Design for 10 years.  As Deputy Director he was responsible for the Urban Design Department and managed a staff of 20 design professionals. The impact of the department he headed can be felt in the widely recognized high quality of urban life across Boston. During this period Boston transformed into one of the most sought-after US cities to invest, work and live in.

A cross section of significant plans/projects he was involved in include: Seaport District planning and implementation, the new Rose Kennedy Greenway District, North Allston Community Planning, Harvard University Institutional Master Plan review.

He has presented at numerous national as well as international conferences.  Mr. Patrose was the Keynote Speaker at the 2006 ULI winter conference in Tokyo, Japan, at Contract magazine’s 2011 Inspiration Awards, and in Fall 2011 at National Capital Commission conference in Halifax Canada.  Prataap was on the Boston Arts Commission from 2008-2016. He served on the Board of the Boston Center for the Arts 2019-2015. He was on the 2010 and 2011 jury for the prestigious BSA Harleston Parker Medal and the MIT 100K startup competition from 2015-17.  He was the recipient of the BRA’s award for excellence in 1986 and recipient of 2010 Henry L. Shattuck public service award. He is a mentor at MIT Design-X program 2018-19.

Prataap is a trained professional life and business coach. His op-ed pieces on urban design and planning issues have been extensively published in The Gloucester Daily Times, Boston Globe, The Herald Tribune, The China Daily, The Financial Times of London, and The Guardian of London.

He received his SMArchS degree in Environmental Design from MIT in 1984, after receiving a Bachelors of Architecture from School of Planning and Architecture in India.

Denise Rush, ASID

Denise presently serves as Interim Dean, of the School of Interior Architecture, at The BAC - Boston Architectural College. She is concurrently Director of Undergraduate Interior Architecture at The BAC. She was an adjunct professor of Interior Architecture in the Art + Design department of Columbia College Chicago. She was formerly adjunct faculty at Harrington College of Design, the International Academy of Design & Technology, and the Illinois Institute of Art.

Before going into private practice, Denise held an academic appointment as the Visiting Interior Designer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was a director at the international architectural firm of Perkins + Will in Chicago, a project manager at the international architectural firm of the SmithGroup in Detroit, and design resource director of WorkPlace Integrators in Detroit

Denise holds a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management from Spertus Institute of Jewish Leadership in Chicago. and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University. Denise is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Ericka Saurit

Ericka Saurit brings over 15 years of global design and marketing experience with the world’s top brands including Procter & Gamble, Coca Cola, General Electric, Huawei Technologies, and Estee Lauder to create immersive brand experiences across multiple platforms.

In her role with Davis Furniture, she works with the sales and marketing teams to drive brand engagement within the A&D community through brand marketing strategy, press relations, events, and sponsorships.

Chris Scovel, RA, LEED
Chris Scovel, RA, LEED

Director, MASS Design Group

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Jon Strassner, LEED AP
Jon Strassner, LEED AP

Director of Workplace Strategy, Humanscale

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Elizabeth von Goeler, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C, CDT
Elizabeth von Goeler, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C, CDT

Director of Workplace Strategy, Sasaki

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Chris Scovel, RA, LEED

Chris Scovel joined MASS in 2011 and has worked on projects in East and West Africa, India, Haiti, and the U.S. He has led teams in the design of new hospital complexes, buildings, and renovations. He worked closely with MASS’s Haiti team, advising on the construction of the completed GHESKIO Cholera Treatment Center and Tuberculosis Hospital. Additionally, he deeply values his role as an occasional mentor to a broad range of projects and individuals at MASS. He values the intensely collaborative aspect of MASS’s work both within the office and with our partners and clients. Prior to MASS, Scovel worked as an architect in Boston providing design, project management, and construction administration expertise on multiple institutional projects including libraries, courthouses, and a wide variety of academic buildings. Chris is a registered and LEED certified architect and received his Master’s in Architecture from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.

Jon Strassner, LEED AP

Jon has been with Humanscale since 1996 and has enjoyed being a part of the company’s progression as an industry leader in people, productivity, and workstation functionality. In his 20 years with Humanscale, Jon has served as Canadian sales director and North American director of A&D. In his current role as director of Workplace Strategy, Jon works to ensure the Humanscale brand remains top of mind and relevant. His deep involvement in the design industry informs the company’s understanding of industry trends, salient conversations, and inspiring stories.

A LEED Accredited Professional, Jon is passionate about the role Humanscale can play in the Net Positive Movement and in creating healthy and restorative places to work and live.

Elizabeth von Goeler, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C, CDT

As an interior designer, Elizabeth von Goeler combines a data-informed approach to space planning with a strong aesthetic sensibility to design meaningful spaces. Bringing a unique approach to each of her projects, Liz seeks inspiration from multiple project typologies to envision solutions. She enjoys leading an iterative and collaborative design process with contractors, manufacturers, and craftspeople to create innovative features for client and project needs.

Liz is particularly interested in understanding how people work together and how to design for collaboration and interaction. Using a data-driven approach to space planning, Liz designs functional, flexible, and long-lasting spaces for a variety of clients, while also creating beautiful and memorable places.

Liz has over 25 years of experience designing retail, restaurants, multi-family housing, and workplaces. Most notably, she led the building repositioning project at 125 Summer Street and an office relocation and workplace strategy for Fish & Richardson while a senior associate at ADD Inc / Stantec.

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