Tom Jones will give a keynote speech titled “Back to the Future: Designing for the main event and beyond” to invited guests at the 2014 RIAS Convention. This talk will explore how Populous is responding to the challenge of designing stadia that can encompass the needs of a major event and then transform to suit the subsequent legacy requirements of the host city. The talk will use case studies from our work at the Sydney 2000, London 2012 and Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, as well as our research into sustainable stadia design.
Todd Kohli, Principal at Populous, will sit on ULI's Northwest Ideas Exchange panel on Building Healthy Places that will explore the evolution of corporate campuses in the nation's most high-tech region - Silicon Valley - and how planners, designers and developers are reimagining the modern workspace by building healthier environments for employees to live, work and play. Through this panel and tours of multiple corporate campuses, we will see how tech companies in Silicon Valley and beyond invest in innovative outdoor spaces and built environments that provide access, connectivity and comfort to improve the physical, mental and social well-being of their workforce.
Populous’ Todd Gralla will present at the South China International Horse Fair in Shenzhen, China on May 9. Gralla will discuss building sustainable, vertically-integrated equestrian businesses and industry in China and the role facilities play in this.
Todd Gralla, Principal and Director of Equestrian Services at Populous, presented at the China Horse Fair in Beijing on October 18, 2013. His presentation covered the evolution of the modern equestrian lifestyle and global trends in equestrian sport, recreating and entertainment developments. Gralla will provide a review of cutting-edge equestrian developments around the world and in China that are making equestrianism mainstream.