Humanscale Design Smart Seminars Continue Through March

Seven Educational Sessions on Calendar for March


Karen Brooking


NEW YORK, February 24, 2009 — Humanscale’s popular Design Smart Seminar series continues in March with seven educational events, including “Public Architecture and the Power of Pro Bono Design,” “Trench Warfare, Not Surgery: Implementing Sustainability in the Real World,” and “Ergonomics & Healthcare: Boost Patient Care through Caregiver Comfort.”

“Public Architecture and the Power of Pro Bono Design,” presented by John Cary, explains how designers can serve their communities—and portfolios—with charitable donations of time and talent. Scheduled for New York on March 26, this session explores the many benefits of pro bono design—including creative fulfillment, employee recruitment and retention, promotional opportunities, and personal satisfaction—plus practical advice for the strategic selection and execution of pro bono pursuits.
An architect by training, John Cary is Executive Director of Public Architecture, a national nonprofit organization that promotes and facilitates pro bono architectural and design services for worthwhile public projects. John writes and speaks extensively on issues relating to architectural education, internship, licensure, and public-interest design, and is the youngest person ever recognized as a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council. Most recently, John and Public Architecture Founder and President John Peterson were jointly recognized as the 2009 Designers of the Year by Contract magazine.
In “Trench Warfare, Not Surgery: Implementing Sustainability in the Real World” on March 24 in San Diego, Auden Schendler offers an honest, first-hand account of what driving an eco-friendly company actually entails, sharing his own stories of success—and failure—heading environmental initiatives for Aspen Skiing Company, the first ski resort to receive ISO 14001 certification. Copies of Auden’s new book, Getting Green Done, will also be available.
Auden Schendler is a LEED-Certified Professional and Executive Director of Community and Environmental Responsibility at Aspen Skiing Company. Named a Global Warming Innovator by TIME magazine and recipient of the EPA’s 2007 Climate Protection Award, Auden has been published numerous journals, including the Harvard Business Review, the L.A. Times, and
In “Ergonomics & Healthcare: Boost Patient Care through Caregiver Comfort,” scheduled for Philadelphia (March 4), New York (March 10), Northern New Jersey (March 11), Boston (March 12), and Dallas (March 31), Professor Alan Hedge explores the link between caregiver comfort and improved patient care. Specifically addressing ergonomics issues as they relate to healthcare IT—including their effects on healthcare personnel and the patient experience—Professor Hedge offers solutions to the unique ergo challenges of IT-intensive work in the areas of digital radiology, nursing stations, computers on wheels (COWs), patient accounts, and medical records.
Professor Hedge is the Director of the Human Factors and Ergonomics program at Cornell University. An extensively published and internationally recognized expert in ergonomics, Professor Hedge has made numerous ergonomics-related television appearances on shows including the Today Show, Weekend Today, the Early Show and NOVA, and has been featured in TIME, BusinessWeek, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.
Attendees of “Public Architecture and the Power of Pro Bono Design,” and “Trench Warfare, Not Surgery: Implementing Sustainability in the Real World,” are eligible for AIA and IDCEC (IIDA, ASID, IDC, IDEC) credits. Attendees of “Ergonomics & Healthcare” are eligible for AIA credits; IDCEC accreditation is currently pending.
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