The Game-Changing Impacts of the Driverless Car


Presented By: Zach D. Edwards, AIA, LEED®AP BD+C - Gensler

Course Description:  As driverless cars reach a tipping point, their impact will extend far beyond what’s happening on the roadways.

While city streets will be redrawn and public spaces reimagined, the grand implications of the driverless car will require architects, designers, planners and developers to play a vital role in creating the cities of tomorrow. Cities were designed for the car, not for people. The driverless car is a tremendous opportunity to give the streets back to the people and enrich the human experience.


Speaker Bio:

A respected architect and real estate strategist, Zach leads Gensler’s Corporate Campuses Practice Area for the South Central Region and the Commercial Office Building Design Studio for the Dallas Office. His expertise includes high-performance office buildings, urban in-fill projects, building repositionings and campus developments.
Design centered, community driven, and client focused, Zach is committed to the Dallas real estate industry. He is a graduate of TREC’s Associate Leadership Council, and a select recipient of the prestigious ENR Texas & Louisiana “Top 20 Under 40”, the Dallas Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40”, and Building Design + Constructions national “40 under 40” awards. His fervent support of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dallas earned him the Club’s “Step Up to the Plate” Service Award and he is blessed to give of his time, talents and treasures to help support the Rise School of Dallas through his involvement with the Touchdown Club.
Zach holds Masters degrees in both Architecture and Business Administration from Texas Tech University. As a principal and studio director overseeing commercial office building development and corporate campus design, Zach strives to transform organizations & improve the way his clients work through the power of design. A native Texan, Zach is inspired by BIG ideas.


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