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Wednesday, April 13 • 11:00am - 12:00pm

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Session Title: The Future of Design

Get an insider’s view into the future of design and architecture with one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary design firms. Office Leaders Bill Hartman and John Waller are joined by Design Strategist Don Ricker in sharing insight into where the industry is headed, their vision for this diverse city, and the practice they are growing in Detroit. Join them for a tour of Gensler Detroit’s 17th floor open office with an inspiring, panoramic view of Downtown Detroit and beyond.  Learn how their design team is driving change to revitalize and reinvigorate their community through the power of design. They will discuss the collaborative Detroit 50 project that saw design leaders from across Gensler’s North Central Region partner with Detroit to develop ideas for change through design and deepen the firms commitment to the Detroit community.

Special Instructions from Host Company to Attendees: There is a parking structure in our building, but the number of spaces available is very limited. The rate is $3 for every 20 minutes up to a maximum of $18.50 for the day. They accept cash only upon exit. We cannot validate parking.

There is an entrance at the front of the building on West Jefferson Avenue, and at the rear of the building on Larned Street. You may also enter the building from the parking garage. From any entrance, take the elevator to “L” for the lobby. The attendant at the security desk in the lobby can direct you to the next set of elevators. Take that to the 17th floor and you will see the Gensler sign on the wall when you exit the elevator. If you have questions at any time, please don’t hesitate to call our main office line: 313-965-1600. We’re looking forward to your visit!

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William Hartman

Principal, Gensler
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Don Ricker

Design Strategist, Gensler
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John Waller

Managing Director, Gensler

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Gensler sees design as strategy in action, focused on results. We help our clients envision a better future and get there successfully. We help them leverage design’s power to generate innovative solutions that effect real transformation.

Wednesday April 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT