DMR Architects, a top New Jersey architect dedicated to progressive, innovative and sustainable architecture, planning and urban design is proud to announce many speaking engagements this fall.
Reviving and Refocusing Suburban Downtowns and Regional Economic Centers
October 7, 2014 - 11 a.m.
Room A-104, Pitkin Education Center, Bergen Community College
Francis Reiner, PP - LLA, Senior Urban Designer at DMR and the Redevelopment Planner for the City of Hackensack, joins a panel on Reviving and Refocusing Suburban Downtowns and Regional Economic Centers. The event is sponsored by Bergen LEADS and the Suburban Studies Group at Bergen Community College. For more information, please click here.
Transforming Your School Media Center with Student Achievement in Mind
October 28, 2014 - 2 p.m.
2014 New Jersey School Board Association (NJSBA) Workshop, Atlantic City, NJ
Libraries have been called "more relevant than ever" in The New York Times. Research has proven that these spaces are vital and integral hubs of a school. An interactive dialogue between Obi Agudosi, AIA, Senior Vice President / Principal at DMR, and Jennifer Jamison, a nationally-recognized, certified media center specialist with the Atlantic City Public Schools, will demonstrate why school districts should invest in developing their media centers, and how these spaces can maximize outreach, professional development and student achievement.
A New Approach to Student Services Centers
October 31, 2014 – 11 a.m.
NJAPPA 2014 Fall General Membership Meeting, Conference Center, Raritan Valley Community College
Obi Agudosi, AIA, Senior Vice President / Principal at DMR will join Donald Drost, Executive Director of Facilities Management at Middlesex County College and Kasey Drennen, Director of First-Year Experience at Middlesex County College in a discussion about the programming and design of Middlesex County College's new West Hall building. The new building, which recently broke ground, has been the catalyst to launch a new business model and change the way students proceed through the enrollment management process by creating a true one-stop center. Under this new business model, traditional student service departments are being merged to allow students to conduct multiple transactions at a single counter. Click here to register for the event.
A Case Study in Creating a New Model for Downtown Revitalization
November 18, 2014 - 1 p.m.
2014 New Jersey State League of Municipalities (NJSLOM), Atlantic City, NJ
The City of Hackensack is in the midst of revitalizing its downtown through public and private initiatives that has already enticed more than $200 million of private investment into the City. Mr. Francis Reiner, PP – LLA, Senior Urban Designer at DMR and Redevelopment Planner for the City, will examine the most successful mechanisms utilized in the City's on-going renaissance, and how municipalities of any size can implement changes to achieve similar results. Attendees will learn how to create a vision for their town, increase tax revenue, decrease spending, attract private investment and maintain a sense of community and high quality of life.
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