Richard Saul Wurman, Architect and TED Talk Founder, to Speak at Architectural Record's Innovation Conference, Nov. 3 in NYC

Sep 20, 2011, 13:30 ET from McGraw-Hill Construction

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Architectural Record, McGraw-Hill Construction's award-winning publication and website, will host the 9th Annual Innovation Conference, "Crossing Borders X Disciplines," on November 3 in NYC. Attendees from across the architecture, engineering and construction industry will hear from thought-provoking speakers, such as Richard Saul Wurman, founder of the TED Conferences, author of 82 books, and a celebrated architect, who will inspire new ideas and enthusiasm through real-world examples from around the world.

"Innovation is what drives us forward," said Cathleen McGuigan, editor-in-chief of Architectural Record. "From shifting skylines to new building technology breakthroughs, the next big news in architecture is always connected to an 'ah-ha' moment by a single innovator or group of innovators. I am excited to host Architectural Record's Innovation Conference, where we will hear from the best minds in architecture, design and engineering today."

Through collaboration, successful architects are adapting their creative ideas and technical know-how to different cultures, climates, and disciplines. Timely panel discussions on "Doing Architecture Abroad;" "Crossing Disciplines" such as art, science and technology; "Crossing Into Product Design;" and "Team Collaboration;" will be bordered by presentations from renowned keynote speakers, including the aforementioned Wurman, as well as Bjarke Ingels, founding partner of the Copenhagen/New York-based Bjarke Ingels Group, and Thomas Heatherwick, founder and director of Heatherwick Studio in London. Other prestigious speakers include:

  • Michelle Addington, professor, Yale School of Architecture
  • Michael Bierut, partner, Pentagram
  • Nicholas Holt, director, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP
  • Eugene Kohn, chairman, principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC
  • Alexander Lamis, partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP
  • Audrey Matlock, principal, Audrey Matlock Architect
  • Thom Mayne, founder, Morphosis
  • Mahadev Raman, chairman, Americas Region, Arup
  • Charles Renfro, partner, Diller Scofidio + Renfro
  • Michel Rojkind, founding partner, Rojkind Arquitectos
  • Hillary Sample, founding principal, MOS Architects
  • Sylvia Smith, senior partner, FXFOWLE Architects

For more information, visit or search Twitter for #ARinnov. Attendees are eligible to earn six HSW AIA Continuing Education Units. Discounts are available before Sep. 30 and to AIA members, media representatives, and groups of four or more.

The Innovation Conference is produced by McGraw-Hill Construction and Architectural Record. The key corporate sponsors are MechoShade Systems, Inc. and Trespa. Corporate sponsors include CENTRIA; Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.; Forestry Innovation Investment; and Sloan Valve Company. The product gallery sponsors are the American Institute of Steel Construction and the American Society of Civil Engineers. The American Institute of Architects and the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter are supporting sponsors.

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