AI.22 features a full range of engaging topics across 3 tracks, which are found on the following links.

Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote: 8:15am

Cheryl Durst, HON, FIIDA

Executive Vice President & CEO, IIDA

An exceptional communicator, innovator, and visionary leader, Cheryl S. Durst has spurred progress, driven change, and encouraged the expansion of the interior design industry.

As the Executive Vice President and CEO of IIDA, Cheryl is committed to achieving broad recognition for the value of design and its significant role in society through both functionality and engagement in every day workspaces and the built environment.

Demonstrated by her active involvement in connecting industry professionals, including designers, manufacturers, clients, end users, and employers, she has worked to promote an understanding of how design impacts human behavior and affects all aspects of shared spaces.

Closing Keynote: 4:00pm

Dr. Eve Edelstein, F-AAA

Director of Design Quality Guy’s & Thomas’ Foundation Trust National Health Service, UK

Dr. Eve Edelstein, F-AAA, is Director of Design Quality, National Health Service, Guys and St. Thomas Hospital Foundation Trust. Eve applies neuroscience to design in all practice areas, consulting with experts, stakeholders, users, and design teams.

Eve developed the first Neuroscience and Architecture courses with ANFA, NSAD, UCSD, and the Salk Institute, and Building Blocks for Clinicians at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

With Essentia at GSTT, Dr. Edelstein is developing a broad series of coursed, workshops and practices to achieve efficient and effective design experiences for all users.


The Path to Zero

9:30 – 10:30am

John Andary
Senior Principal, Mechanical, Integral Group

Building Reuse + Upgrade: Saving Carbon, Building Community & Equity

11:00am – 12:pm

Larry Strain, FAIA
Donald I King, FAIA
Sean Armstrong

Mass Timber

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Donald Davies, President
Pauline Souza, FAIA
Lisa Podesto
Leticia Soohoo

Addressing Scale: Water in California

2:15pm – 3:15pm

Taylor Nokhoudian
Amelia Luna
Sven Thesen


Inspired by History to Form the Guture

9:30 – 10:30am

Anna Sokolina
Priya Jain
Yan Wencheng
Eva M. Alvarez Isidro
Carlos J. Gomez Alfonso
Meral Ekincioglu

Remapping the Future: A Toolkit for Advancing Equitable Housing Policy in the Suburbs

11:00am – 12:pm

Shajuti Hossain

Crossing Scale & Culture Through Housing Equity

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Jennifer Kretschmer
Kate Conley
Lakshmi Subramanian
Matthew Reed

Connecting the Dots: Design Challenges in Global Health

2:15pm – 3:15pm

Dr. Xin She
Brie Falkard


Constructing Architectural Ecologies

9:30 – 10:30am

Adam Marcus

Framing the Air

11:00am – 12:pm

Norberto F. Nardi

Expanding Practice for a Whitewater World

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Ann M. Pendleton-Jullian

Visualizing Space: From Speculative to Pragmatic

2:15pm – 3:15pm

Shamsher Virk
Susan Moffatt
Guy Messick
Dasha Ortenberg