AIA Alabama 2012 State Conference Keynote Address

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This keynote presentation, by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple Director of Design Steve Dumez, FAIA, outlined our firm's practice model, our internal strategies, and our design philosophy for members of the AIA Alabama Chapter at their 2012 State Conference.

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AIA Alabama 2012 State Conference Keynote Address

  1. 1. BUILDING COMMUNITY ESKEW + DUMEZ + RIPPLE ALABAMA COUNCIL AIA AUBURN KEYNOTE ADDRESS 13 JULY 2012
  2. 2. The function of the imagination is not tomake strange things settled, so much asto make settled things strange. G. K. Chesterton
  3. 3. “Incoherence, or more precisely, randomness, is the underlying structure ofall architects’ careers: they are confronted with an arbitrary sequence of demands,with parameters they did not establish, in countries they hardly know, about issuesthey are only dimly aware of, expected to deal with problems that have provedintractable to brains vastly superior to their own. Architecture is by definition achaotic adventure.”
  4. 4. S , M , L , XLKATE AND LAURENCE EUSTIS CHAPEL AT OCHSNER CLINIC PROSPECT.1 WELCOME CENTERNew Orleans, Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana
  5. 5. S , M , L , XLROSA F. KELLER LIBRARY & COMMUNITY CENTER ST. MARTHA CATHOLIC CHURCHNew Orleans, Louisiana Harvey, Louisiana
  6. 6. S , M , L , XLESTUARINE HABITATS & COASTAL FISHERIES RESEARCH CENTER LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUMLafayette, Louisiana Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  7. 7. S , M , L , XLREINVENTING THE CRESCENT: NEW ORLEANS RIVERFRONT PLAN VETERANS AFFAIRS REPLACEMENT MEDICAL CENTERNew Orleans, Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana
  8. 8. Lightning Field Sun TunnelsWalter De Maria Nancy Holt 1977 1976
  9. 9. LIGO/Caltech Education Outreach CenterLivingston Observatory, Louisiana
  10. 10. LIGO Kinetic Pendulum Wall122 aluminum tubes arrayed over 100 feet of building façadeEach pendulum is 27 feet long, counterbalanced and magneticallycoupled with its adjacent neighbor to demonstrate the transfer ofwind energy across the facadeMaximum displacement - 7 feet, with a natural period of ~ 9s.
  11. 11. University Art MuseumUL Lafayette, Louisiana
  12. 12. ULL University Art MuseumA. Hays Town1967
  13. 13. Heaven and EarthBill Viola1992
  14. 14. Lamar Advertising HeadquartersBaton Rouge, Louisiana
  15. 15. New Headquarters Existing Headquarters
  16. 16. Strategy of Voids
  17. 17. Strategy of Voids
  18. 18. Garden Courtyard
  19. 19. Bleacher Stair
  20. 20. Bleacher Stair
  21. 21. Boardroom / Conference
  22. 22. Lunch Terrace
  23. 23. 930 Poydras ApartmentsNew Orleans, Louisiana
  24. 24. BUILDING SECTION LOOKING NORTH
  25. 25. PARKING PARKING
  26. 26. 40%35%45%GLASS30% =GLASS10% 0%GLASS10%
  27. 27. POYDRAS ELEVATION
  28. 28. Eskew+Dumez+RippleNew Orleans, Louisiana
  29. 29. CORE VALUES
  30. 30. U.S. RECESSIONS
  31. 31. EDR STUDIO STAFFING
  32. 32. EDR STUDIO STAFFING
  33. 33. PROJECT FEE SCHEDULE
  34. 34. PROJECT FEE SCHEDULE Weighted Overhead Factor
  35. 35. PROFITIBILITY MATRIXWeighted Overhead Factor Project Profitability
  36. 36. FIRMWIDE PERFORMANCE
  37. 37. LEADERSHIP GUIDE
  38. 38. WHAT WE SEEKcollaboration work ethic talent
  39. 39. WHAT WE (also) SEEK
  40. 40. WHAT WE EXPECT
  41. 41. PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE PROGRAMVISION To provide an optimal environment in whichaspiring professionals achieve appropriatelicensing/certification in their core competencyMISSION To foster opportunities specific to the emergingprofessional within a nationally competitive studio environmentthat pushes the boundaries on projects of design, technologyand social significance
  42. 42. CANDIDATE COMMITMENT
  43. 43. POST-LICENSURE COMMENDATION 2009 2010 2011
  44. 44. WHAT WE D0
  45. 45. EDR FELLOWSHIPVISION To give back to the profession by providing uniqueopportunities that elevate the role of emerging youngprofessionalsMISSION To provide meaningful and unique professionalexperience within a studio-based research environmentOUTCOME To perform quantitative research, documentation,and analysis related to environmental controls and buildingperformance on built works within the firms portfolio and inthe greater collection of works in the New Orleans region http://www.eskewdumezripple.com/#/news/edr-announces-new-fellowship-program/
  46. 46. BENCHMARKING PERFORMANCE
  47. 47. WHY IT MATTERS

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