Pixels to People: Designing Across Ages & Spaces through AI

The presentation explores the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into design processes, and its impact on creativity and efficiency. It showcases specific AI-Assisted Design tools like Stable Diffusion, Midjourney, Hypar and Upcodes, which streamline tasks and open new creative avenues. Additionally, it discusses the relationship between AI-Assisted Design and user experiences across different generations, addressing challenges and opportunities while advocating for a balanced integra approach. The audience is encouraged to delve deeper into AI's potential in design through exploratory questions.

*In-person sessions will be recorded and available on-demand starting Monday, June 17.

Jenna Clements

Associate, Interior Design Coordinator

Stantec Architecture & Engineering

Jenna Clements, IIDA Associate, is an Associate, Interior Design Coordinator and is an alum of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. Since embarking on her career 10 years ago, Jenna has experience in various market sectors, scopes, and a wide range of project types, cultivating a versatile skill set focused within the realms of commercial workplace, higher education, and senior living. She is driven by a passion for enhancing environments for all end-users. Her meticulous attention to detail and data processing ensures the delivery of comprehensive design solutions tailored to each client’s individual needs. She conducts projects focusing on strategic planning, programming and workplace solutions. Trained in the latest technological design tools, discovering innovative technology to implement into the design process for streamlining workflows is an emphasized interest of hers.

At Stantec, community is at the center of one of the missions. Jenna has been involved with the local industry organizations and local collegiate design community to foster mentoring with real world design experience, to keep community at the fore front of design.

Kelsey Ziegler, NCIDQ, CHID, EDAC, LEED Green Associate

Associate, Medical Planner, Interior Designer

Stantec Architecture & Engineering LLC

Kelsey Ziegler NCIDQ, CHID, EDAC, LEED Green Associate is a graduate of La Roche University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and a minor in Marketing. Kelsey is a problem solver who takes pride in finding thoughtful and innovative solutions to challenging design problems, no matter what phase the project is in. As a Medical Planner and Interior Designer with Stantec, Kelsey has more than 13 years of experience of designing spaces that help promote healing and well-being for patients, staff, and visitors alike while ensuring these spaces meet the functional and safety requirements that healthcare facilities demand. Trained in Lean Six Sigma practices, Kelsey works closely with providers, nurses, and other healthcare staff members to understand their needs and workflows to implement the client’s goals through successful designs.

Due to Kelsey’s passion for community and mentorship she has been involved in several local industry organizations. She has served as Student Representative to the Board and Professional Development Director for ASID PA West, as well as a board member and President of the La Roche University’s Design Advisory Board.

Sydney Strugaru, NCIDQ

Associate, Interior Designer

Stantec Architecture & Engineering LLC

Sydney Strugaru is licensed Interior Designer and graduated from Ohio University in 2019, where she majored in the CIDA Accredited Interior Architecture (BFA) program. While at Stantec, Sydney has been mainly involved in commercial workplace and large industrial manufacturing and distribution projects. She strives to design spaces that support the diverse processes and functions her clients require - from wealth management to battery manufacturing.

From project start to project closet out, Sydney manages, designs, and organizes projects with ease and grace, bringing new strategies and ways of thinking to the project team. She is a well-rounded team player and fosters a collaborative environment across all disciplines of a project. Her strong documentation skills and attention to detail allows her to think ahead well beyond the current phase at hand. She has experience in all aspects of project delivery including finish selection, construction drawings, construction administration, multi-discipline coordination, project close out, programming, space planning, furniture selection and specification, visualization, and project and account management. Her constant curiosity and willingness to help with any aspect of the design process makes her an exemplary asset to any project.

Zach Skala

Interior Design Coordinator

Stantec Architecture & Engineering LLC

Zach Skala serves as an Interior Design Coordinator at Stantec Architecture and Engineering, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is an alumnus of Kent State University, where he attained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design, complemented by a minor in Construction Management, in the year 2022. Accumulating approximately three years of professional experience within the design realm, Zach has actively contributed to a diverse array of projects spanning across various scales and sectors, encompassing residential, commercial, healthcare, and industrial domains.

Over his emerging career, Zach has cultivated a strong appreciation for the preliminary phases of design research and its subsequent implementation. His involvement in projects has provided him with comprehensive proficiency across the entirety of the project life cycle, from initial programming and documentation, through spatial planning, rendering, construction documentation, finish selection, and onto construction administration and project closure protocols.

Of notable significance is Zach's dedication to ensuring that interior spaces are meticulously tailored to positively impact the human experience. His dynamic approach involves a keen interest in collaborating closely with end-users, thereby fostering a supportive interior environment conducive to enhancing occupants' well-being and overall satisfaction.

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