How does climate and biology influence design? A case study of four towers in Incheon, Korea and how lessons learned from nature's influence on their designs. After a 20 minute presentation of the application of nature's principals on three residential and one hospitality project the workshop will then break out into groups to explore the Biome's influence on specific building types chosen by the participants. Application of HOK's " Fully Integrated Thinking" (Social, Economic and Environmental) approach to design will be explored. Location and building type can be selected by the workshop participants.

Kenneth Drucker, FAIA is Senior Principal and the Design Director of HOK's New York practice. Drucker is Chairman of the international firm's Design Board and serves on the Board of Directors. Through his work and thoughtful design leadership, Drucker has served an integral role in steering the direction of HOK today. He is passionate about solving complex problems and weaving his work into the fabric of the city. Drucker believes that architecture must be sustainable while blending both art and science. "At HOK, the design of highperformance buildings is our design aesthetic".

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. Through a network of 24 offices worldwide, HOK provides design excellence and innovation to create places that enrich people's lives and help clients succeed. For four consecutive years DesignIntelligence has ranked HOK as a leader in sustainable and high-performance design. In New York, the office is a strong multi-disciplinary practice that includes interior design, base building architecture and strategic facilities planning. Our staff of 160 is divided by practice areas, with client-dedicated teams serving each project.

Date: Tuesday 08 October 2013
Location:     HOK Offices, Bryant Park Conference Room 1065 6th Avenue, 6th Floor New York, NY 10018
Time: 09.00 - 12.30
Lunch: 12.45

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