Presenting on P3 Design for 21st Century Cities

P3 2015

Andrew King, our design leader in Canada, is set to take part in a round table discussion next Monday focused on Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Design for 21st Century Cities at the Annual CCPPP National Conference. King will join Donald Schmitt of Diamond Schmitt Architects and Michael Houle, Vice President of Client and Market Engagement for Partnerships BC in the discussion moderated by Lisa Rochon of the Global Cities Institute at University of Toronto. The CCPPP Conference is considered the premier event on P3 in the world, attracting a wide range of government participants from the public sector and the largest annual gathering of P3 decision-makers.

Here’s the overview of King’s roundtable discussion:

P3 Design for 21st Century Cities
American architect Frank Lloyd Wright once said, “Every great architect is – necessarily – a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.” While functionality is a critical feature of public infrastructure, world-class cities need both the artistry of the architect and the acumen of the engineer to create aesthetically inspired structures. This panel will take a look at several noteworthy projects and the sometimes challenging role of design excellence in the P3 model. How can architectural and design expertise be best leveraged to attract top talent, lure investors, and create a world-class infrastructure that defines our cities and our age?

To learn more about the conference and Andrew’s presentation – visit the official conference website.