Architectural Record To Hold 12th Annual Innovation Conference, "Breakthrough: Design at the Intersection of Art, Science & Technology," October 9 in NYC

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2014 — (PRNewswire) —  Top designers will explore the latest developments in architecture, from experimental architecture to American and international modernism, at the upcoming Innovation Conference presented by McGraw Hill Construction's Architectural Record.  The 12th annual event will be held Thursday, October 9 at McGraw Hill Financial headquarters, 1221 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan.

Themed "Breakthrough: Design at the Intersection of Art, Science & Technology," the conference will highlight the profession's top innovators, groundbreaking designers and most influential new projects in a series of presentations and panels.  Last year's event drew more than 400 industry professionals.   

The event features keynote addresses by noted architects.  In the opening keynote, Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, Founders, Massimiliano Fuksas Architectto, will discuss "Working at Every Scale" and their process behind designing everything from chairs, lamps and tables to the 5.4-million-square-foot Shenzhen Bao'An International Airport in south China.  Paris-based Odile Decq, Founder, Studio Odile Decq, one of the world's best-known female architects, will present the closing keynote.  Decq is noted for her exploits in massive, steel-framed and concrete structures.  She will discuss the creative process behind her provocative architecture as well as her bold agenda for her new future-oriented architecture school in Lyon.

Additional scheduled speakers include representatives from MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple, Marlon Blackwell Architect, Mazzanti Arquitectos, Neri&Hu Design & Research Office, Rick Joy Architects, and Work Architecture Company.

Key corporate sponsors include DuPont Tyvek, MechoSystems, and reThink Wood.  Product gallery sponsors include AISC, Bespoke, CertainTeed, Cosentino, DORMA, Guardian Industries, GRAPHISOFT, Menck Windows, Nedlaw Living Walls, Seaman Corporation, Terracore, and TamlynWrap.  Supporting sponsors include AIA-NY, ASLA, NYBC, OMINY, SMPS, and SINY.

For more information or to register, visit, call 1-800-371-3238, or search Twitter for #ARinnov.  Attendees are eligible to earn 7 AIA LUs.  Discounts are available before September 19 and to members of AIA NY, ASLA, NYBC and SMPS as well as to media representatives and groups of four or more. 

Following the Innovation Conference, on October 10, Architectural Record will celebrate design leadership among American women architects at its first annual Women in Architecture Forum & Awards. Award recipients to be honored during the luncheon include Merrill Elam, Design Leader; Jeanne Gang, New Generation Leader, Sheila Kennedy, Innovator; Erinn McGurn, Activist; and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Educator.  The event will also feature special guest speaker Ivenue Love-Stanley, winner of the 2014 Whitney M. Young, Jr. Award.  To learn more, visit

Essential to the profession for over 120 years, Architectural Record's magazine and website provide industry news and analysis, as well as coverage of design trends, building science, and professional strategies for architects and design professionals. For more information, visit

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