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The 2017 AIA QUAD (Quality Unites Architectural Design) Conference is a three-day event encompassing an expo, continuing education seminars, networking opportunities, and the QUAD State Design Awards Presentation. 

This event is the ideation of AIA Connecticut, AIA New Jersey, AIA New York State, and AIA Pennsylvania collectively touting more than 14,000 members.

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    November 8, 2017

    10:00am – 6:00pm – Preconference Seminar: Conquering the Energy Code for Commercial Architects
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    Registration to at least one day of the QUAD State Conference, November 9 – 11, is required to attend this seminar. 

    November 9, 2017

    11:00am – 12:00pm – Spec Academies
    1:00pm – 2:30pm – General Session Keynote
    2:45pm – 4:15pm – Breakout Sessions
    4:30pm – 6:00pm – Breakout Sessions
    7:00pm – 9:00pm – QUAD State Design Awards Presentation & Opening Night Party

    November 10, 2017

    7:00 am – 8:00 am – Spec Academies
    8:15 am – 9:45 am – Breakout Sessions
    9:30 am – 4:30 pm – QUAD Expo
    11:00 am – 12:30 pm – Breakout Sessions
    12:30 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch in Expo
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm – General Session Keynote
    3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Refreshment Break in Expo/Closing of Expo
    4:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Breakout Sessions
    6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Reception
    7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – AIA New York State Design Awards Reception & Presentation
    7:30 pm – 10:30 pm – Emerging Professionals Party

    November 11, 2017

    8:00 am – 9:00 am – Spec Academy
    9:00 am – 10:30 am – Rise & Shine Breakfast & General Session Keynote
    10:45 am – 12:15 pm – Breakout Session


    Pre-Registration is Closed!

    On Site Registration Hours:
    Thursday, November 9th: 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Friday, November 10th: 7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Saturday, November 11th: 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


    Pre-Conference Seminar
    You must be registered for the QUAD State Conference to attend this event.

    Conquering the Energy Code for Commercial Architects

    Program Developed and Presented by Urban Green Council, Underwritten by the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority

    10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Registration for this program will begin at 9:00 AM
    7 LU/HSW Hours

    $75.00 fee includes breaks and resource materials

    Lunch will be on your own.

    Note: If you have taken this course previously, you will not be eligible for CE credit.

    Designers struggle to comply with energy code requirements due to confusion about documentation, misunderstood code language, and the challenge of keeping up to date on a code that changes every three years.

    Not only are designers required to meet new energy code obligations, but learning how to comply with today’s code will prepare design firms for coming changes.

    Using the IECC 2015, which took effect October 3, 2016, as the source, Conquering the Code teaches architects to understand the structure and rationale behind the energy code. Participants will learn how to differentiate the various compliance pathways and understand the requirements for compliance.

    Often, it is not a lack of knowledge that leads to failure to comply but a lack of coordination and communication among the design team, their client, the code officials and the construction team.

    A fundamental theme of the course is to explain specific code provision by describing the interdependence of the building envelope, mechanical and lighting systems and their impacts on energy consumption.


    Peter J. Arsenault, FAIA, NCARB, LEED-AP
    Peter J. Arsenault Architect
    Greensboro, NC
    Peter is a registered architect, sustainability consultant, author, and speaker whose 38 year career includes design and planning for governmental, educational, health care, residential, and religious buildings. He has worked on solar and energy efficient designs since 1980 and shares his experience at seminars and conferences. He is also the author of over 140 published national continuing education articles. Peter has served as an elected leader at the local, state (New York) and national levels of the AIA, has led AIA Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) programs across the US and is a member of the Advisory Board of the AIA+2030 series.

    Spec Academy: Vegetative Roofs: More than Meets the Eye
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    1 LU/HSW

    A well designed vegetative roof system may be aesthetically pleasing to a building’s occupants, but the true benefits and functionality lie within. Beyond visual appeal, vegetative roofs have several important benefits, such as stormwater management, reduced energy consumption, extended roof life, and the creation of additional outdoor space, all of which bring long-term performance and value to the building owner.

    This course will discuss the many benefits of vegetative roof systems and important design considerations to achieve maximum value and performance.

    Jim Flickinger, AIA, CSI
    Mule-Hide Products
    Beloit, WI

    Spec Academy: Fenestration in Contemporary Residential Applications
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    1 LU/HSW

    Fenestration in Contemporary Residential Applications presents information about windows and doors in contemporary designs characterized by large openings and envelope treatment that blurs the border between the interior and exterior. The course will cover design considerations, performance standards and building methods related to the use of large expanses of glass.

    Steve Ihlenburg
    Super Enterprises
    Melville, NY

    Spec Academy: The Mechanics of Design: Insight into Wall-Mounted Concealed Tank Toilet Systems Technology
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    1 LU/HSW

    This session will review design trends by focusing on toilet system technology and its incorporation into bathroom design. The program compares a variety of systems and discusses how each can enhance function and style within the space. We will discuss the expanding role architects and designers play in water efficiency designs – striking a balance between sustainable needs and space saving, design flexibility. By narrowing the scope to bathroom design, attention will be given to examine the appropriate ADA design criteria as well as relevant building code requirements.

    Kelley DeBetta
    Des Plaines, IL

    Spec Academy: High Density Fibre Cement Panels- Architectural Façade Materials
    11:00 am – Noon
    1 LU/HSW

    The presentation provides detailed information on High Density Fibre Cement Facade Materials available and how they can be specified/designed to meet the needs of various project types.

    Lukasz Lesniowski
    Wall, NJ

    Michael LeRoy
    Boston, MA

    Becoming a Fellow at the American Institute of Architects
    2:45 PM – 4:15 PM
    1.5 LUs

    Elevation to Fellowship in the AIA is an honor bestowed on a small percentage within the Institute. Have you considered fellowship as part of your career? Ever have questions about becoming a Fellow? How about that one question on the application that you are wondering about? What exactly does the College of Fellows do to mentor interns and YAF Members? This is your chance to ask all the questions you like and do it in an informal setting.

    John R. Sorrenti, FAIA
    JRS Architect, P.C.
    Mineola, NY

    Frank Greene, FAIA
    New York, NY

    How To Start A K-12 Program In Your Chapter
    2:45 PM – 4:15 PM
    1.5 LUs

    Note: Session will be filmed. Registrants will be asked to sign a likeness release form.

    K-12 programs focusing on architecture, in economically challenged cities and towns, are introducing a new and diverse population of students to the possibility of a meaningful career in architecture. AIA Chapters in New York State, such as Westchester + Hudson Valley and Buffalo/WNY, have done this with remarkable results. This presentation will present detailed information on these programs along with advice on how you can start a K-12 program in your own Chapter.  This session will present case studies of K-12 programs run by staffed and unstaffed chapters and also address the role of the K-12 program in the academie.

    Raymond Beeler, AIA
    Gallin Beeler Design Studio Architects
    Pleasentville, NY
    Raymond Beeler AIA is an Architect based in Pleasantville, NY with a 9 person office doing comercial, institutional and residential projects in the tri-state región. Ray was 2014 President of AIA New York State, 2009 President of AIA Westchester Hudson Valley and founded / directed two AIA K-12 programs at the MLK Elementary School in Yonkers and the Mount St. Michael High School in the Bronx.

    Kelly Hayes McAlonie, FAIA
    University at Buffalo
    Buffalo, NY
    Kelly Hayes McAlonie, FAIA, LEED AP is the Director of Capital Planning at the University at Buffalo. Kelly has dedicated her career to educational architecture. In 2011 Kelly and colleague Despina Stratigakos collaborated with Mattel on the design and launch of Barbie I Can Be…Architect. That year she also co-curated the first exhibit in 25 years on Louise Bethune, America’s first professional woman architect, at the Buffalo History Museum. She is currently writing a biography of Louise Bethune and has written widely on her for over ten years. She also speaks often about managing a disability in the workplace. Her Buffalo TEDx talk “The Power Dress” has received over 10,000 views. Kelly is serving a three-year term as a New York State representative on the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Strategic Council. She was the 2012 President of AIA New York State and 2008 president of AIA Buffalo/WNY.

    Beth Tauke
    University at Buffalo
    Buffalo, NY
    Beth Tauke teaches courses on design, diversity, and the human body/architecture relationship. Her research focuses on design education and inclusive design, especially the empowerment of underrepresented groups through design. She is co-editor of Universal Design: New York (NYC Mayor’s Office, 2001) and Diversity and Design: Understanding Hidden Consequences (Routledge, 2015).

    Paul McDonnell, AIA
    Buffalo Public Schools
    Buffalo, NY

    Paul McDonnell AIA manages an office that is responsable for maintaining and improving approximately 60 school buildings with 8.5 million sf in NYS’s second largest school district serving 34,000 students. Paul recently completed a $1.3 billion project completely renovating 48 schools, is Chair of the Buffalo Preservation Board, President of the Campaign for Greater Buffalo History Architecture and Culture, Vice President of Public Advocacy for AIA NYS and is a former President of the Buffalo/WNY Chapter of the AIA.


    Designing for Quality Mixed-Use Affordable Housing
    2:45 PM – 4:15 PM
    1.5 LUs/HSW

    Communities across the nation are grappling with how to create mixed-use affordable housing quickly and cheaply without sacrificing design excellence. Mixed-use developments have an important role to play in stabilizing and strengthening communities. When designed well, they provide high-quality residential units and flexible ground-floor space for a diverse range of retail and community tenants. Yet when designed with only the housing in mind, the ground-floor spaces remain vacant and blight the very neighborhoods the developments were intended to serve. Recognizing this challenge, in 2014 the Design Trust for Public Space and the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD) partnered to produce a set of design guidelines for ground-floor space in affordable, mixed-use developments. Laying the Groundwork establishes standards and best practices on issues ranging from attractive signage to efficient column grids to sustainable mechanical systems.

    Mark Ginsberg, FAIA
    Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP
    New York, NY

    Mark Ginsberg FAIA, LEED AP, partner of Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP with over 33 years of professional experience in planning, urban design, institutional and housing projects. His expertise in affordable & mixed income housing, resiliency and green design has been recognized through his many lectures at national and local conferences. Mark has led C+GA’s efforts on developments that comprise well over 10,000 units of housing, most of which are affordable and sustainable. He is a past President of the AIA New York Chapter, former co-chair New York New Visions Executive Committee, and an organizer of the New Housing New York Ideas Competition and Legacy Project. He co-chaired the Post Sandy Housing Task force & Vice Chair of the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, is a member of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH) Board of Trustees and is President of Citizen’s Housing and Planning Council.

    Arielle Goldberg
    NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
    New York, NY

    Arielle Goldberg is the Director of Land Use and Policy in the Division of Planning and Predevelopment at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development. She oversees the agency’s vacant land portfolio, helps to advance affordable housing projects through the public approvals process, and works on interagency and special projects to promote affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization. She has a Masters in Urban Planning and a Ph.D. in Political Science. She previously taught Political Science and Urban Studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tulane University in New Orleans, and at the City University of New York.


    James Slade, FAIA
    Slade Architecture
    New York, NY

    Hayes Slade AIA, IIDA and James Slade FAIA, IIDA, LEED-AP co-founded Slade Architecture in 2002. Their work has been exhibited at MoMA, the National Building Museum, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, the Swiss Institute, the Architecture League of New York, AIA Center for Architecture, the Venice Biennale and other venues. James has a BA from Cornell University and an MArch from Columbia University.

    How Architects Can Lead CHANGE for Health & Wellness to Built Environment
    2:45 PM – 4:15 PM
    1.5 LUs/HSW

    Economic globalization has had a major impact on population health. Our population has become increasingly overweight and obese; early onset diabetes has become more prevalent. During the same period, the cost of healthcare has skyrocketed. A more sedentary life style is becoming the norm through all age groups. Can Architects lead the change to improve health & wellness through our built environment? Architects can incorporate life cycle evidence based design and health & wellness design principles to all building types; i.e. for healthier housing, schools, workplaces, commerce and institutions.

    Can Architects create healthier and more livable communities? To do this, we must venture beyond the physical boundaries of the buildings that we design. We must renew focus on the spaces between the buildings, the spaces beyond the property lines; the walking paths, bike trails, public transportation, the connections between the parks and community places, and the cultural/socioeconomic vibrancy that will create healthy and livable cities.

    If we, as architects, can design and promote a healthier built environment, we can lead the change to improve the health of our population.

    Ben Lee, AIA
    NK Architects
    Morristown, NJ

    Ben Lee is the 2017 AIA NJ President. He is a Board Certified Healthcare Architect by ACHA, licensed to practice in 25 States and DC. He is Principal/CFO at NK Architect leading their national Healthcare Practice. He is an advocate for Healthy & Liveable Communities. Similar Presentation made to NJ Future Redevelopment Conference, Atlantic Health Networking Event, East Coast Green Health & Wellness Conference.

    Michael Ferment, AIA
    NK Architects
    Morristown, NJ

    Mike is a Registered Architect in NJ, and has earned certifications in Evidence-Based Design and Sustainable Design. He is dedicated to understanding how the built environment impacts human health and well-being, and helping our clients incorporate Evidence-Based Design principles into their facilities. As a veteran, Mike has concentrated his focus on healthcare planning and design with special interest in Veteran’s Affairs projects. Mike was recently appointed to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Architects League of Northern New Jersey.

    Andrew Lewis, AIA
    NK Architects
    Morristown, NJ

    Andrew is an advocate for wellness at NK Architects, where he oversees the company’s corporate wellness plan. Andrew is passionate about design, with a strong focus on building community through design. He is primarily focused on projects for Colleges & Universities.

    Archetypes: Leadership by Design
    2:45 PM – 4:15 PM
    1.5 LUs

    Architects generally complete the educational process and practice architecture with very little instruction or understanding of how our preferences effect relationships to others we need to work with in a positive and productive way. The soft skills of our industry are often overlooked and those who are naturally “in-tune” are better equipped to be strong leaders in our profession. This session will explore the realm of architectural leadership and how our character types can help/hinder our success in leading change and process. Whether a seasoned veteran or an emerging professional, the information presented will position architects to lead more effectively! Participants will be inspired to explore more openly their leadership strengths and areas of growth for the benefit of their practices and relationships. “The world has and will continue to be a better place because, we as architects, are who we are!”

    Kirk Narburgh, AIA
    King + King Architects LLP
    Syracuse, NY

    Kirk brings thirty years of professional experience to his position as CEO/Managing Partner of King + King Architects, LLP. He is an adjunct professor at Syracuse University’s School of Architecture where he has been teaching Professional Practice and Digital Technology classes every semester for the past twenty-six years. He is uniquely qualified as both a registered architect and a landscape architect and is President-Elect of the New York State American Institute of Architects. In 2003 Kirk received recognition as one of the region’s 40 under 40. Kirk is active in the community serving on several boards including the YMCA of Greater Syracuse (past Chairperson), Francis House, and the Salvation Army where he is currently Vice Chairperson for Budget/Finance & Operations.

    Kirk is an alumnus of Syracuse University where he earned a Master of Architecture (’90) and Cornell University (’87) where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture.

    Design Strategies – Renewing and Expanding Historic Libraries
    2:45 PM – 6:00 PM
    3 LUs/HSW

    Communities across the four state region are grappling with how to successfully transform their historic library buildings, libraries which have strong links to the history of the communities they serve. Whether through renovation alone or renovation and expansion; these building have proven potential for expansion, and renewal to serve today’s dynamic and technologically-rich library service goals. The one-size-fits-all nature of the quiet environment that typified public libraries of the past has given way to the library as a transformative center of activity and learning in the local community. This participatory program will explore successful strategies in the essential planning for renewal and expansion of historic library buildings. Strategies, interactive public planning and successful design approaches will be shared in a three-part workshop that includes: a design concepts presentation, an interactive team-based design charrette, and interactive discussion in the presentation and review of the results.

    Elisabeth Martin, FAIA
    MDA designgroup
    Brooklyn, NY

    Elisabeth Martin, FAIA, is a principal in MDA designgroup. Prior to joining MDA in 2003, she was Director of Planning, Design & Facilities for Brooklyn Public Library where she directed BPL’s capital program for its 58 branches, the 300,000 sf landmarked Central Library, and renewal of its 18 Carnegie branches. Prior to BPL, she was Program Director for the Libraries Unit of the NYC Department of Design & Construction where, she administered the Library Capital Construction Program for the 216 branch libraries in the 3 NYC Public Library systems. She holds a M. Arch. from Yale University and was elected to AIA Fellowship. She co-teaches “The Planning & Design of Public Libraries” at the Harvard Design School. She is an advocate of quality design and has published/lectured on renewal of historic structures. Martin received the AIA’s Public Architect Award for her advocacy for/delivery of design excellence in the public realm.

    Jeffrey Hoover, AIA
    Tappé Architects
    Boston, MA

    Jeff Hoover, Principal-in-charge and Library Design Director at Tappé Associates, specializes in programming, planning and design of learning environments with a focus on libraries. He has been actively involved in speaking on future libraries, historic renovations and additions, and the influence of technology on architecture. He co-teaches a course entitled: The Planning and Design of Public Libraries at the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s Executive Education program.

    NCARB & You: AXP, ARE, & Certification
    4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
    1.5 LUs

    Outreach Manager, Experience + Education, Matthew Friesz, AIA, NCARB, from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) will present on a range of licensure topics relevant to students, aspiring architects, supervisors, architects, and people in the architecture profession. The presentation will review the steps necessary to achieve licensure to become an architect and other programs to get the most out of your career in architecture. Topics will include: background of NCARB, the entities involved in the licensure process, how to progress successfully through the Architectural Experience Program (AXP), what to expect with the Architect Registration Examination, (ARE), and recent changes to NCARB programs. Friesz will remain on-site after the presentation to help address specific questions on an individual basis.

    Matthew Friesz, AIA, NCARB
    National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
    Washington DC

    Solar Training for Design Professionals
    4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
    1.5 LUs/HSW

    Demand for solar photovoltaic (PV) energy is at an all-time high. As more individuals and businesses decide to go solar, this new national solar training course is helping architects and engineers grab their market share of this new technology and add solar expertise to their list of qualifications. Design professionals play a crucial role in solar deployment since they are in the unique position of educating their clients, building owners, appraisers and code officials as part of every project. This training is specially designed to educate architects and engineers on how to incorporate solar PV technology into their designs, how to differentiate themselves in the marketplace by offering solar PV to the clients, how to speak with clients about the benefits of solar PV, and where to find information on the financial incentives available. The course materials have been underwritten by the U.S Department of Energy SunShot Initiative’s Solar Training and Education for Professionals (STEP) program, which aims to make solar electricity competitive with traditional energy sources by the end of the decade.

    Peter Arsenault, FAIA
    Peter J. Arsenault, Architect
    Greensboro, NC

    Peter is a registered architect, sustainability consultant, author, and speaker whose 38 year career includes design and planning for governmental, educational, health care, residential, and religious buildings. He has worked on solar and energy efficient designs since 1980 and shares his experience at seminars and conferences. He is also the author of over 140 published national continuing education articles. Peter has served as an elected leader at the local, state (New York) and national levels of the AIA, has led AIA Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) programs across the US and is a member of the Advisory Board of the AIA+2030 series.


    It Can Happen Here, But It Doesn’t Need To
    4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
    1.5 LUs/HSW

    Design influences behavior. If that is true, can we use design to reduce the incidence of crime? Without creating a prison or a fortress? Whether the setting is urban, rural, or somewhere in-between, a growing body of research has developed that demonstrates how design can mitigate criminal risks. Learn how to apply these techniques in your practice. During this session, an international panel of design professionals and crime reduction specialists will engage the seminar participants in discussion on how strategic and informed design methods can assist in reducing the risk and fear of crime, while at the same time promoting the development of buildings and sites that stand to be desirable environments in which to live, learn, work, and play.

    Garrett Hamlin, AIA
    Tetra Tech Architects & Engineers
    Albany, NY

    Garrett Hamlin, AIA, NCARB, is a Vice President with Tetra Tech Architects & Engineers — overseeing the company’s Albany Office. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a Registered Architect in New York and Massachusetts.  Mr. Hamlin successfully integrates his engineering background with his architectural practice in the design and planning of educational facilities.  He is a skilled team builder and communicator.  His collaborative design process fosters meaningful client involvement throughout the entire project.  Garrett has worked with numerous K-12 school districts to enhance security.  Secure entrances, high tech security systems, hardened building envelopes, passive supervision design strategies, and safety protocols all play an important role in creating facilities that are both welcoming and secure.

    Dan Levinson
    Applied Security Research Group (ASRG) at Mount Royal University
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    Dan Levinson is the co-founder and co-director of the Applied Security Research Group at Mount Royal University. His applied scholarship explores how risks associated with grievance-based violence can be mitigated through specialized educational programming for corporate and community stakeholders, first responders, security professionals, and others whose day-to-day responsibilities include supervising and providing services to members of the general public, as well as vulnerable groups such as children, students, and healthcare patients. Dan has the unique first-hand experience of reviewing and studying numerous active shooter incidents, during which he deconstructed these tragic events with victims, bystanders, police, and security professionals involved. In addition to his work at Mount Royal, Dan has two decades of security experience in front line, supervisory, and management roles though his military, government, and corporate security careers. Based in Tel Aviv, Dan constantly travels the world promoting educational programs focused on reducing violence and promoting security.

    Kelly Sundberg, PhD
    Applied Security Research Group (ASRG) at Mount Royal University
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    Kelly Sundberg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University, and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary. His research primarily focuses on identifying scholarly-informed methods for reducing the risk of crime through design, space programming, and education. Most notably, Kelly is the founder and President of the SAFE Design Council, and co-developer of the SAFE Design Standard®. Kelly served three years as academic chair at Mount Royal University and two years as the alternate non-government organization representative to the United Nations for the Academy of Criminal Justice Science. Prior to his academic career, Kelly served fourteen years as a federal investigator with the Government of Canada. Today, Kelly continues to work with design professionals and academic community members to advance the SAFE Design Standard® as a means of promoting informed security design.

    Ralph Snell, AIA
    Cooperstown, NY

    Ralph Snell has more than 35 years’ experience as an architect, collaborating with teams on projects across North America, the Middle East, and in Central Asia. His work has included K-12 schools, colleges, and training facilities; dormitory and other housing; stadiums; military and governmental facilities; religious institutions; offices and commercial buildings; maintenance, service, and park buildings. After the events at Sandy Hook Elementary School, he decided to refocus his work, to help keep people safer from crime. With advanced training in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), Ralph has served as an advisor to the SAFE Design Council, the multi-disciplinary team administering the SAFE Design Standard®, a systematic method of evaluating a property’s characteristics related to crime and identifying areas where informed design may help reduce the incidence of crime and violence. He is the first architect in the United States to be designated a SAFE Design Accredited Professional (SAFE-AP).

    The Future of Urban Mobility
    4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
    1.5 LUs

    The overall theme of this presentation is the transformation of the built environment being led by changes in transportation technology, both now and in the future. We will pay special attention to the differences among the Quad States caused by geography, density, demographics, etc. and the viewpoints of the private and public sectors. This session is divided into 3 parts:

    Uber’s Vision for the Future of Mobility

    People are pushed into car ownership by design—urban design. Even in a city with great public

    transit, like New York City, reliable transportation isn’t always accessible. In fact, 2.7M cars drive into Manhattan every day. Our car-dependency takes an enormous toll on our happiness, health and planet. What would a different transportation future look like? What role will self-driving cars play in changing the shape of cities? Learn what Uber has learned from transforming transportation in over 400 cities worldwide, and how the future can be different from the past.

    Plan2045 | Connecting North Jersey

    A discussion of the ‘Game Changers’ and the impact on transportation investment. Constructing the New Mobility

    The divide between shared mobility, the speed and efficiency of technology and the built environment that we traverse every day seems to grow ever wider. The infrastructure that supports our daily activities is still constructed much as it has been for hundreds of years. We navigate with 21st century technology on 19th century streets. How can we change the way we build, utilize and plan our urban environment and the public realm to integrate new mobility? Can we take some clues from the shared workplace and other aspects of the shared economy to plan, build and finance the future of our city?

    Shari Shapiro, Esq.
    Delaware, Uber

    Shari Shapiro is Uber’s head of public and government affairs efforts in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Shari spearheaded Uber’s campaign to pass legislation legalizing ridesharing in Pennsylvania, and leads Uber’s policy and government affairs for autonomous vehicles in Pennsylvania. Previously, Ms. Shapiro was a partner with the AmLaw200 firm Cozen O’Connor and a government relations professional with Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies. She represented international companies, non-profits and trade associations in their state and local government affairs efforts, focusing on energy, environmental and building code policy. Ms. Shapiro attended Brown University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude and with honors in International Development and History. She received her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where received the Milton C. Sharp Award for Best Grades/Best Research in Urban Renewal or Land Use Planning. She also received a certificate in Business and Public Policy from the Wharton School of Business.

    Margaret Newman, FAIA
    New York, NY

    With over 25 years of experience as an architect and urban planner, Margaret Newman is a Principal at ARUP with the Integrated Planning team in New York. Working across the many disciplines of engineering and design, Ms. Newman is designing public realm projects that are not only strategic and economical, but also projects that prioritize people to better integrate planning and transportation into the fabric and context of cities. Prior to joining ARUP, Ms. Newman headed up her own consulting firm More Urban, advising on design, urban planning, and development projects and served as Executive Director of the Municipal Art Society of New York, advocating for excellence in all aspects of the built environment. Under Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Sadik-Khan, Ms. Newman served as Chief of Staff at the New York City Department of Transportation where she directed major agency projects including the capital construction plan for Times Square. She received a Master’s degree in Architecture from Princeton University, is a certified LEED AP, BD+C professional and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

    Zenobia Fields
    North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
    Newark, NJ

    Zenobia L. Fields is Department Director of Planning with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA). She has over 15 years of diverse experience including capacity-building, asset planning, performance planning, urban design, transportation related design, data sharing, developing planning tools, policy analysis and general community development. She has held positions with non-profits, government agencies, and private sector companies—including project work at the local, regional, state and federal level. At the NJTPA, she is specifically responsible for overseeing and integrating the technical analysis required to maintain an efficient planning process, or framework, for the organization’s plans and programs.

    Among these plans and programs, Ms. Fields is leading the NJTPA’s participation in the Together North Jersey (TNJ) initiative – advancing the HUD Sustainable Communities Initiatives. Goals of these initiatives fostering innovative partnerships; growing a strong regional economy; creating great places; increasing access to opportunity for all; protecting the environment; and leveraging emerging technologies.

    Ms. Fields has a Bachelor’s of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning with concentration in Community Development from Virginia Tech.



    Spec Academy: Elevator 101
    7:00 am – 8:00 am
    1 LU

    This presentation looks at the history of elevator technology and what is available today. You will have a clear understanding of the different types of technologies and the drawbacks verses benefits of for each. The presentation will specifically discuss the machine room-less elevator solution, which removes the machine room from the top or bottom of the building, providing design flexibility, maximizing leasable floor space and minimizing construction costs. This solution is environmentally friendly which requires 1/3 of the energy of a typical hydraulic elevator, can contribute to LEED credits and, unlike a hydraulic system, there is no need to drill a cylinder hole which presents the risk of oil contaminates.

    Debbie Seufert
    Kone, Inc.
    Albany, NY

    Kevin Speers
    Kone, Inc.
    Albany, NY

    Spec Academy: Whole-House Ventilation Systems: Providing Healthy, Comfortable, & Energy Efficient Indoor Solutions
    7:00 am – 8:00 am
    1 LU/HSW

    This presentation will familiarize attendees with the important benefits of a balanced ventilation system with heat recovery: superior comfort and indoor air quality, energy savings, resiliency, mold control, etc. The presentation will allow attendees to feel confident specifying mechanical ventilation with heat recovery, and to understand the difference between HRV and ERV.

    John Rockwell
    Zehnder America, Inc.
    Hampton, NH

    Spec Academy: Multi-Layer Decking: Using PVC Technology to Replicate Hardwood
    7:00 am – 8:00 am
    1 LU/HSW

    This session provides an overview of the performance characteristics and benefits of using multi-layer, cellular PVC decking – a durable decking material that replicates the unique beauty of exotic hardwood. Architects who have clients that desire the look of exotic hardwood decking but do not want the required maintenance.

    Michael Grace
    Royal Building Products
    Rockaway, NJ

    Advocating for Social Infrastructure – Improving Our Argument
    8:15 AM – 9:45 AM
    1.5 LUs/HSW

    AIA National, under the leadership of 2016 President Russ Davidson, convened the Build America Summit in New York City in November of 2016. This program is intended to reinforce the messages delivered at this premier event in a condensed form and specifically relate them to the states that are convening for this conference.

    Key issues that will be discussed include:  Review of AIA’s survey of the American Public which confirms that public buildings are considered to be an essential part of our country’s infrastructure. It will also include the increased role of State funding in schools, libraries, parks & community centers given the changing policies of the Federal Government.

    Russell Davidson, FAIA
    KG+D Architects
    Mt. Kisco, NY

    Mr. Davidson plays an active role in furthering the profession of architecture in multiple positions with the American Institute of Architects since 1999 and as an advocate for policy reform on issues that are important to our clients and the built environment. Mr. Davidson is currently serving as the 2016 President of the American Institute of Architects. In 2013, he was elected to the AIA College of Fellows and he is also a past president of AIA New York State (2007) and AIA Westchester Mid-Hudson (1999).

    David Barkin, AIA
    Connecticut Department of Administrative Services Construction Services
    Hartford, CT

    David Barkin, AIA is the Chief Architect for the State of Connecticut. He is responsible for developing and monitoring quality standards for new and renovated construction and participates in the selection of AEC consultants to the State. David graduated from Duke University with a BA and from RPI with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. He has worked at Cesar Pelli Associates, New Haven, and headed his own firm, Barkin Associates, Architects PC, for over 14 years. Most recently, David was Principal at JCJ Architecture, Hartford, where he established and led the Science and Technology Group; in 2011 he was named Director of Architectural Practice Standards. Noted for historic preservation expertise in the State, he has been an active leader in the architectural community both nationally and in Connecticut, serving on the American Institute of Architects’ Connecticut Board of Directors and, since 2008, on the Connecticut State Architectural Licensing Board. He currently serves on national committees of both NCARB and AIA.

    Avoiding Lawyers Is Not a Bad Thing:  Practice Tips That Will Help You In This Regard
    8:15 AM – 9:45 AM
    1.5 LUs/HSW

    Much of the success of a project may be dependent upon the contract. In many instances, a few key provisions are the key to a successful project. It is absolutely critical for architects to fully understand the provisions of their contracts. This better allows the design professionals to identify potential problems at the outset of a project and work to address those issues before they become part of the binding contract itself. Since the contract governs throughout the course of the project, it is also important for all key architectural team members to also have a basic understanding of the key terms of the contract even after it has been negotiated, so that they can navigate the project more efficiently. While all contract clauses are important, there are a few that are particularly critical. This presentation is intended to be an interactive session to address some of those key provisions.

    Don Doeg
    Updike Kelly & Spellacy, P.C.
    Hartford, CT

    Donald W. Doeg has practiced law at Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. since 1991 and has been a principal since 1997.  He is the chairman of the firm’s Design Professional Law and Construction Law practice groups.  His practice is devoted to the representation of design professionals, owners, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers, assisting clients in all aspects and stages of construction projects from initial conception through final completion including negotiations of all contract documents and changes made during the course of the project.  He is actively involved in resolution of all disputes that arise during the scope of the projects.  Mr. Doeg is also a member of the Firm’s Fuel Cell & Alternative Energy and commercial litigation practice groups.

    Mr. Doeg is a licensed professional engineer in the States of Connecticut and Mississippi.  As an engineer, Mr. Doeg worked for a number of years in the construction industry, during which time he worked in many capacities, including project manager, design engineer, construction manager, traffic engineer and estimator.  He worked in both the public (as an engineer in the U.S. Air Force) and private sectors (as a project manager for a local design/build and construction management firm).

    Mr. Doeg is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the American Council of Engineering Companies in Connecticut (ACEC-CT) and Connecticut Society of Professional Engineers (CSPE).  He is a member of the State of Connecticut Codes and Standards Committee.  He is the Vice-President of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Construction Law Executive Committee.

    Mr. Doeg frequently lectures on matters involving a wide range of construction issues, including general construction law, construction project contracts and documentation, BIM and architect and engineer liability.  He participates in various seminars sponsored by AIA-CT, ACEC-CT, CSPE, the Connecticut Bar Association, The Construction Institute, Lorman Education Services, National Business Institute, individual clients and numerous other organizations and entities.

    He received his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford, Connecticut, his M.B.A. from the University of Southern Mississippi in Gulf Park, Mississippi, and his B.S., Civil Engineering, from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.  He is licensed to practice law in both the State and District Courts of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

    Accessible Design of Historic Buildings
    8:15 AM – 9:45 AM
    1.5 LUs/HSW

    It is a common misconception that historic buildings containing public accommodations are “grandfathered” from compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); however it is important to understand that there are no blanket exemptions. Rehabilitation of historic buildings to house new commercial uses, such as hotels, restaurants, retail store, etc., is the largest historic treatment used to preserve the nations treasured buildings and neighborhoods. The ADA requires public accommodations located within existing buildings to remove architectural barriers to access where it is readily achievable; public accommodations located within rehabilitated historic buildings are no exception. This session will discuss the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and highlight the requirements under Title III of the ADA that apply to existing historic rehabilitated buildings.

    Mark Jackson
    Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
    Norwalk, CT

    Downtown Revitalization Initiatives in the Northeast
    8:15 AM – 9:45 AM
    1.5 LUs/HSW

    In 2016, Governor Cuomo unveiled a $100 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) to improve the vitality of urban centers and transform ten downtown neighborhoods across New York State. As awarded communities determined how stimulus money was spent and planned investments for the future, the DRI program has created opportunities for planners and architects to participate in that dialogue.The Downtown Revitalization Initiative Panel will bring the planners and architects who led these initiatives to discuss the program, describe plans to revitalize cities across the state, highlight future architectural and planning opportunities, and to reveal lessons learned from the first round of initiatives.

    Some of the projects to be featured include: Redevelopment Plan to Establish a Dynamic College Community in Elmira, NY – Plan to Promote Arts, Wellness, and Culture in Glens Falls, NY – Downtown Plan that capitalizes on Higher Educational Institutions in Jamaica, NY – Revitalization Plan that Engages the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, NY – Downtown Activation Plan for Middletown, NY – Arts District, Mixed Use Housing and Intermodal Plan for Oneonta, NY – A plan for Sustainable Job Growth for Downtown Plattsburgh, NY – Transit Oriented Development and Rezoning in Westbury, Long Island, NY.

    Mark Strauss, FAIA
    FXFOWLE Architects
    New York, NY

    As an architect, planner, urban designer and Past President of AIA New York, Mark Strauss is an advocate for bringing a greater appreciation for architectural and urban design excellence to public policy. A key aspect of his interests and talents lies in developing strategic approaches to assist communities, institutions, and developers to redefine properties in response to urban design, economic, infrastructure, and political concerns. Mark is currently leading a number of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) planning efforts in the Mid-Atlantic region, totaling over ten million square feet and directs FXFOWLE’s architectural and planning projects in the Washington DC Metro Area. Additionally, he has worked with New York State’s Empire Stare Development (ESD) on a vision plan for Niagara Falls, NY and a Downtown Revitalization Initiative for Westbury, New York.

    Kate Collignon
    HR&A Advisors, Inc.
    New York, NY

    Kate Collignon brings 15 years of private and public sector experience in economic development, real estate, and urban planning, with an emphasis on downtown and waterfront revitalization. Kate provides economic strategies to underpin master plans and negotiates the partnerships necessary for implementation. She has led a number of Downtown Revitalization Initiatives in New York State, for Empire State Development and served as project manager for several of HR&A’s master planning efforts, including a strategic growth and modernization plan for the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina; an award winning master plan for a seven mile stretch of waterfront on the Delaware River in Philadelphia; and a sustainable plan for Union Pier in Charleston, South Carolina. She has also provided project management and strategic real estate advisory services for complex private development initiatives in New York City, including a new stadium for Major League Soccer, and a proposed indoor cycling center.

    Marc Wouters, RA
    New York, NY

    Through 20 years of detailed architectural and urban design, Marc Wouters has developed his own approach to bringing technology, economic and environmental sustainability, and landscape architecture together to make sure goals like revitalization, resiliency and connected communities are more than just aspirations. They become reality. His unique design process creates urban infill projects, new town centers, city master plans, and new communities. These include the San Ramon City Center Plan, Stamford and Stratford Connecticut TOD Master Plans, the Saskatoon City Centre Master Plan, the new Town of Holmwood in Saskatchewan, Canada, and the Poughkeepsie NY Hudson Riverfront Plan. Several of Marc’s projects have been honored with AIA, CNU, and ULI Awards. A particular focus for Marc is working with shoreline communities to ensure they are ready for the natural disasters that come with bordering the ocean, and give them the tools for a fast recovery.

    Katie Lyon
    BJH Advisors, LLC
    New York, NY

    Katie Lyon is a skilled manager with ten years of planning, economic development and real estate analysis experience in the New York City metropolitan area. Katie specializes in analyzing market conditions, financial feasibility, and economic impacts to execute viable and impactful real estate and economic development projects. As the Project Manager the Westbury Downtown Redevelopment Initiative, Katie led a multi-disciplinary team that included urban designers, landscape architects, engineers, and cost estimators. Katie’s work has also included assessing the impact of capital improvements to New York City public transit assets on the value of properties in the surrounding area and repositioning a large-scale industrial property in New Jersey to attract new office users. Prior to joining BJH Advisors, Katie served as the Deputy Director of Real Estate for the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership where she focused on commercial attraction and revitalization of the primary commercial district in Brooklyn.

    Sarah Yackel, AICP
    BFJ Planning
    New York, NY

    Sarah K. Yackel, AICP is a Principal of BFJ Planning with more than seventeen years of experience in land use planning and environmental review. Ms. Yackel has extensive expertise in the preparation of comprehensive plans, revitalization plans, waterfront plans, and zoning regulations throughout the Metropolitan, Mid-Hudson and Capital District regions. In addition, Ms. Yackel heads up BFJ’s environmental review practice and has broad knowledge of the environmental impact review and assessment processes, including the management, preparation and review of environmental review documents at all levels of government, public consultation and scoping, and development of effective mitigation strategies. Ms. Yackel has managed a large variety of projects ranging in size and geography, from large-scale urban redevelopment projects to small scale projects in suburban/rural areas. Ms. Yackel holds a Masters of Science in Urban Planning from Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

    DesignMorphine: Wired Shortcuts V1.0
    8:15 AM – 9:45 AM & 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM – Must attend both sessions
    3 LUs


    A laptop is required to follow along with the workshop however, participants without a laptop can still sit in and observe/take notes. Any participant who wishes to follow along should have a laptop with Rhinoceros 5 and Grasshopper3d installed. Grasshopper3d is a plug-in for Rhinoceros 5 and requires Rhinoceros 5 first be installed. Downloads for trials of each:

    Rhinoceros 5:

    Grasshopper 3D is a powerful Rhinoceros plug-in which enables parametric design in Rhino by way of visual programming.

    In this short course, you will discover the advantages of parametric software and its ability to cut daily repetitive tasks and limitations out of the design process.

    All buildings have rules, by defining these rules within the computer as limitations we are able to work within them without worrying about breaking them. These repetitive tasks include complex façade systems, stairs, building column grids, area calculations, correlation between assembly, building codes, site limitations, and many other mundane tasks required in the design process.

    By having the computer keep track of these things, the designer is free to concentrate solely on the subjective decision making in architectural design while having the parametric system inform the designer of the limitations, adjusting the design to work within the system. In this way, parametric design allows us to adjust parameters to rapidly iterate the design within the defined set of rules. These parameters have a state of explicit history in which design decisions in the past can be adjusted and the effects will automatically update the design processes made in the future, within the defined system limits.[/su_spoiler][/su_accordion]

    Michael Pryor
    DesignMorphine/Trahan Architects
    New York, NY

    Michael Pryor is a NYC based architectural and computational designer involved in various major built or in construction works in the US, China, Dubai, and Lebanon and is currently a Designer at Trahan Architects and Design Director for DesignMorphine. In the past, he has worked at SOMA Architects, OLI Architecture, and [AY] Architecture on a range of architectural design projects ranging from museums, housing, restaurants, furniture, products, and prototypes. He was granted The New York Society of Architects Matthew W. Del Gaudio award for excellence in total design upon graduation. Additionally, Michael is the founder of the grasshopper blog [FORMul[a]RCH] and avid forum aide. He has been the tutor to multiple design and parHametric design workshops organized by Rese.Arch, ome About Team Partners Contact 3D-Dreaming, the AA visiting school Paris with [Ay] Studio, MIT, Open Styles Lab,Harvard GSD, and DesignMorphine

    Common Ground: Design and Construction Excellence in Four Cities
    11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    1.5 LUs/HSW

    Four cities have found common ground in addressing the challenges of safer streets, health, education, growth and resilience. Four potent women will address how architecture, planning and policy propel each city forward. In New York City, design excellence is visible in public spaces such as police stations, libraries and plazas.

    Guiding Principles for Mayor De Blasio’s Design and Construction Excellence 2.0 program broaden the conversation on equity, sustainability, resiliency and health.

    New Haven’s mayor, Toni Nathaniel Harp, the first African-American woman to head the city, has put into practice programs, plans and projects focusing on accessibility, affordable health care and a responsive and effective public safety network. Hoboken, NJ Mayor Dawn Zimmer, in has developed a comprehensive resiliency and readiness plan to protect the city from flooding, power outages, and other impacts of climate change.

    Eugenie L. Birch serves as the Lawrence C. Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research & Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Birch’s current research focuses on global urbanization

    The panel will compare what has succeeded and what is transferable to other communities, in the four QUAD states.

    Margaret Castillo, FAIA
    NYC Department of Design and Construction
    Long Island City, NY

    Margaret O’Donoghue Castillo, FAIA, LEED AP, is Chief Architect of the New York City Department of Design and Construction. At DDC she oversees a staff of Strategic Initiative Specialists and Design Liaisons with responsibility for both public buildings and civic infrastructure. The Office of the Chief Architects uses the key issues of the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio – equity, sustainability, resiliency and healthy living (including active design) to define and delineate Design and Construction Excellence 2.0. In 2016, under her leadership, DDC published its Guiding Principles for design, making suggestions for aims and objectives for current and upcoming projects done in partnership with 26 mayoral agencies. Before coming to DDC, Ms. Castillo worked with Helpern Architects for almost two decades, becoming a Principal in 2000. She was the firm’s lead architect for sustainability, historic preservation and building renovation. In 2016 she served as AIANYS President.

    Mayor Toni Harp
    City of New Haven, CT

    An abiding commitment to social justice steers Toni Harp’s career in public service. Elected in 2013, Toni is the first woman and second African-American to serve as Mayor of New Haven. Her drive for inclusiveness, equality, and integrity is the byproduct of resonant, across-the-board life experiences. Raised in Salt Lake City, Toni moved to the south side of Chicago to attend college. She earned a degree and began working for the American Society of Planning Officials. Her lifelong interest in urban planning and how cities work can be traced to that first job. From there, Toni was recruited to study at Yale’s School of Architecture where she earned a Master’s degree. Throughout her tenure in elected office, Toni’s signature issues have never wavered: full access to affordable healthcare, a responsive and effective public safety network, early childhood learning, job creation and economic development, and the creation of a vibrant city.

    Mayor Dawn Zimmer
    City of Hoboken, NJ

    Dawn Zimmer became the first female Mayor of Hoboken in 2009. Prior to that, she served as a Councilwoman after becoming involved in civic life as an advocate for park space. She was a member of the steering Committee of the Southwest Parks Coalition, and was one of five individuals who were named plaintiffs in a lawsuit that stopped a developer-friendly redevelopment plan that would have added 1,200 high-rise condo units to Southwest Hoboken. Zimmer supported a better approach to redevelopment that included smaller buildings, more park space, traffic controls, restaurants and shops. As Mayor, her priorities include restoring fiscal responsibility and improving quality of life for residents. Mayor Zimmer led Hoboken through several major crises, including Hurricane Irene in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012, and has developed a comprehensive resiliency and readiness plan to protect the city from flooding, power outages, and other impacts of climate change.

    University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA

    Eugenie L. Birch
    Professor Birch is the Lawrence C. Nussdorf Chair of Urban Research and Education. She teaches courses in global urbanization and the doctoral seminar and serves as chair, Graduate Group in City and Regional Planning , co-director, Penn Institute for Urban Research, co-editor, City in the 21st Century Series, University of Penn Press and co-editor, SSRN Urban Research e-journal. With Penn IUR she recently completed a project “Entreprenuership & Innovation in Connecticut’s Higher Education System” for the state of Connecticut.

    Professor Birch’s current research focuses on global urbanization with her most recent publications being: Slums, How Informal Real Estate Markets Work, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press (2016) (edited with Susan Wachter, Shahana Chattaraj); “Midterm Report: Will Habitat III Make a Difference to Global Urban Development?” Journal of the American Planning Association 84:4 (Fall 2016); “The Institutions of Metropolitan Governance,” in D.A. Gomez-Alvarzez, E. Moreno and R. Rajack (eds), Steering the Metropolis: Metropolitan Governance for Sustainable Urban Development (Nairobi: UN Habitat, 2017); “Inclusion and Innovation: The Many Forms of Stakeholder Engagement in Habitat III,” Citiscape (July 2017); “Implementing the New Urban Agenda in the United States, Building on a Firm Foundation,” Informationen zur Raumentwicklung (Information on Spatial Development) (Summer 2017).

    Professor Birch has been active in the field’s professional and civic organizations in the United States and abroad. She is president, General Assembly of Partners (GAP), the engagement platform for the implementation of the UN’s New Urban Agenda and associated global agreements, co-chair, Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Thematic Group on Cities, and an Associate Editor, Journal of the American Planning Association. In the past, she has been president, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning; president, Society of American City and Regional Planning History; president, International Planning History Society; and co-editor, Journal of the American Planning Association. She has been a member of the Planning Accreditation Board, having served as its chair from 2004-2006. She has been a member of the editorial boards of Planning Theory and Practice, Journal of Planning History, Journal of Planning Education and Research and Planning Perspectives. In the early 1990s, she was a member of the New York City Planning Commission, and in 2002, she served on the jury to select the designers for the World Trade Center site. She has chaired the Board of Trustees of the Municipal Art Society of New York and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Regional Plan Association of New York.
    Professor Birch lectures widely. She has been Visiting Scholar, Queens University Ontario, Canada; Foreign Scholar, University of Hong Kong and Visiting Professor, University of the Witswatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. In May 2017, she delivered the keynote address, “Making Cities Safe, Inclusive, Resilient and Sustainable,” at the Dresden Nexus Conference, Dresden, Germany; and “Post Habitat III Stakeholder Engagement: An Update” at the Wilson Center, Washington, DC.

    The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning has given her its three awards: the Distinguished Educator Award in recognition of her teaching and research (2009), the Jay Chatterjee Award for Distinguished Service that “recognizes an individual whose exceptional service, actions and leadership have had a lasting and positive impact on the ACSP”(2006), and the Margarita McCoy Award, “in recognition of her outstanding contribution to furthering the advancement of women in the planning academy” (1994). The Society of American City and Regional Planning History awarded her its Lawrence C. Gerckens Prize (2009) in recognition of her contributions to planning history. The American Planning Association honored her with their APA President’s Award in 2013. This award is given out every other year in recognition of leadership in the field of planning. In 2000, she was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners and made a member (honorary) of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

    The statement made by Professor Birch at the closing ceremony of the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) can be found here.

    Lean is More
    11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    1.5 LUs/HSW

    This session will cover how lean systems and culture improve practice operations, project delivery and design. Lean is becoming the preferred mode of project delivery for sophisticated owners. When compared with traditional methods, lean projects (per Dodge Analytics) are twice as likely to stay on budget and three times as likely to stay on schedule, The Lean Progression will be disscussed. This system organises all the elements of lean into a comprehensive whole that accelerates learning and implementation. The Lean Progression is founded upon Theory, specifically concepts of waste, flow and value.

    Sam Spata, AIA
    Method Lean
    Shandaken, NY

    Sam Spata is an architect with 25 years executive experience, leading A+E operations and delivering major projects for both public and private sector clients. Sam is Owner and Principal of Method Lean, a consultancy training Owners, Consultants, Designers and Constructors in the implementation of Lean.

    Sam was managing principal of HOK New York for a decade and HOK London for 2 years. A former member of the Lean Construction Institute Board of Directors, Sam Spata advocates for Lean Project Delivery, drawing on his skills as a public speaker, writer and facilitator. He has developed a unique framework, The Lean Progression© to accelerate Lean implementation.

    Sam Spata is an Improved Instructor with the Lean Construction Institute and a CES Approved Provider with the American Institute of Architects.

    Sam’s project work includes the full-range of delivery methods: Public-Private-Partnerships; Novation; Design-Build; Bridging; and, Integrated Project Delivery.

    Architectural Advocacy for Transportation and Infrastructure
    11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    1.5 LUs

    This program will examine the recently released AIANY Chapter Transportation + Infrastructure Committee’s Policy Framework. This document builds on the committee’s mission of advocacy for quality planning and design of transportation and infrastructure to serve the overall goal of sustainable growth for the New York City Region. The framework lays out positions on the inter-related issues of Mobility, Placemaking, Sustainability, Building Smarter and Planning/Financing that can guide architects, planners and policy makers. Discussion will explore the importance of traditional regional transportation networks and emerging trends such as how shared mobility and the parallel development of autonomous vehicle technologies can transform accepted conventions about uses and design of public space and infrastructure. Join in a dialogue to foster a platform for advocacy for high quality infrastructure to benefit urban, suburban and rural areas of the Region. Architects and urban designers have a seat at the table to help shape this vision.

    James Wright, AIA
    James Wright Architect
    New York, NY

    Jim Wright has practiced architecture for over 35 years, working primarily in the public realm. His projects include multi-family housing, university and social services facilities, and civic infrastructure. He has led renovations of major New York City subway stations, with a strong focus on melding modern interventions with attentive historic preservation. He was design manager for a multi station expansion of the Kolkata, India Metro system. Co-chair of the AIANY Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for 10 years, he currently directs the committee’s advocacy efforts, responsible for creating the recently released AIANY T+I Policy Framework being discussed at this seminar.

    Jeffrey Dugan, AIA
    Dattner Architects
    New York, NY

    Jeffrey Dugan is a partner at Dattner Architects, a leading NYC-based firm well-known for their portfolio of social infrastructure projects that enrich the urban fabric. Jeff has managed the design of major subway station projects such as the 59th Street Columbus Circle Station Complex and the Myrtle Wyckoff Station Complex for the MTA/NYCT as well as PATH station modernization and planning, and airport terminal redevelopment projects for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He has been a co-chair of the AIA New York Chapter’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee since 2012.

    Climate Adaptive Design, Meeting Housing Needs Through Better Buildings
    11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    1.5 LUs/HSW

    This panel of experts will present and discuss a number of projects as case studies to frame strategies for meeting the design challenges associated with climate change. Scale and location of the projects will range from single family homes to larger multifamily-mixed use buildings, included new, as well as retrofit of existing structures. The scaling up throughout the presentation will demonstrate the challenges and opportunities in attaining sustainable and resilient design solutions.

    The program engages in what could make these projects better and bring the audience into the discussion of what the future holds for climate adaptive design. These projects are located in the Northeast region of the US and highlight strategies that have been successful. Understanding future climactic concerns and meeting 80×50 goals will be discussed as a framework for where we need to go next.

    Illya Azaroff, AIA
    +LAB Architect PLLC
    Brooklyn, NY

    Illya Azaroff, AIA, founding principal +LAB architect PLLC and Assoc. Professor, New York City College of Technology (CUNY), he serves as a Technical Advisor to ASPR-Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response informing the NDFR-National Disaster Recovery Framework. He works with various city and state government agencies on building resilient capacities. He served as a subject mater expert with the Rockefeller Foundation 100 Resilient Cities and his studio is engaged in resilient planning and design projects including sustainable & resilient prototypes under construction in Breezy Point New York with multiple industry partners #Hurricanestrong. He received 2014 AIA National Young Architect Award, and is Founding co-chair of both the DfRR and the AIA Regional Recovery Working Group. Illya is currently serving on the AIA National Strategic Council 2016-2018. He is an instructor with NDTPC-National Disaster Training Preparedness Center in Hawaii and is certified trainer for CalEMA post disaster assessment (SAP)

    Mark Ginsberg, FAIA
    Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP
    New York, NY

    Mark Ginsberg FAIA, LEED AP, partner of Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP with over 33 years of professional experience in planning, urban design, institutional and housing projects. His expertise in affordable & mixed income housing, resiliency and green design has been recognized through his many lectures at national and local conferences. Mark has led C+GA’s efforts on developments that comprise well over 10,000 units of housing, most of which are affordable and sustainable. He is a past President of the AIA New York Chapter, former co-chair New York New Visions Executive Committee, and an organizer of the New Housing New York Ideas Competition and Legacy Project. He co-chaired the Post Sandy Housing Task force & Vice Chair of the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, is a member of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH) Board of Trustees and is President of Citizen’s Housing and Planning Council.


    Designing Your Career Path through Equity, Engagement & Leadership
    4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
    1.5 LUs

    This panel of Architectural leaders from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and New England will share their professional experiences working and establishing creative design practices in their firms. They will discuss the different challenges and opportunities that have impacted their work and career paths.

    In addition, the panel will share their involvement with their local Women in Architecture Committees and how they are engaging and focusing on issues of interest to not only women in the design industry, but all emerging practitioners. The panel is comprised of designers, sole practitioners and partners in architectural firms who will provide a platform of empowered women leaders from diverse backgrounds to shed light on issues that affect everyday decisions.

    Kim Vierheilig, AIA
    LAN Associates
    Midland Park, NJ

    Kim V. Vierheilig, AIA, LEED AP BD+C is a licensed architect with a Building Design and Construction Specialty. Vierheilig serves as Vice President of LAN Associates, an Engineering, Planning, Architecture, and Surveying firm in Northern NJ.

    Vierheilig leads the architecture department at LAN in designing inspirational, functional and comfortable spaces for its educational, senior living and hospitality clients. She is the author of the whitepaper “Breaking out of the Box,” documenting scientific research proving that a holistic building design approach in schools enhances student educational achievement.

    Vierheilig oversees the Marketing Department, spearheading numerous marketing initiatives that have increased LAN’s market share and positioned the firm as one of New Jersey’s leader in K-12 school design.

    Vierheilig’s was named one of NJBIZ 2017 Best 50 Women in business, Woman Builders Council 2017 Outstanding Woman and NJBIZ 2016 Forty Under Forty. She presently serves as Second VP and WIA Chair for AIA-NJ

    Karen Blanchard, AIA
    SITIO architecture + urbanism
    Philadelphia, PA

    Karen is a Principal at SITIO. Her vast experience ranges in scale and typology – she is fully engrossed as an architect and urban designer on civic and cultural, residential, educational and mixed-use projects. Karen’s commitment to design and the profession has resulted in numerous project local, state, and national design awards as well as being presented the AIA Philadelphia Young Architect award.

    Karen is the 2017 President-Elect of AIA Philadelphia, and sits on the AIA Philadelphia Executive Committee. Since 2013 she has been the Co-Chair of the Women In Architecture Committee, forming it one of the most active and engaging committees in the Chapter.

    Karen serves on the Board of Directors with the Fairmount Community Development Corporation. As a graduate from Philadelphia University, is a faculty member and sits on the College of Architecture and the Built Environment Advancement Council and their Lab for Urban and Social Innovation Board.

    Alison Nash, Assoc. AIA
    DiMella Shaffer
    Boston, MA

    With a background as a fine artist, and professional experience as an interior and lighting designer, Alison Nash brings a distinct perspective to the practice of architecture. Her role at DiMella Shaffer includes guiding project teams towards client-driven sustainability goals, tracking and reporting project sustainability metrics, leading education and training in energy modeling, and LEED project administration. Alison has extensive experience with computational techniques for designing high performance buildings and enjoys the continuous learning that is a necessary component to the practice of architecture.

    Professional involvement includes serving on the Events Committee of the Boston Society of Architect’s Women In Design group, involvement in the New England region Sustainable Design Leaders, and NESEA (the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association).

    Venesa Alicea, AIA
    Dattner Architects
    New York, NY

    Venesa is an Associate at Dattner Architects and registered Architect in NYS, is wholly committed to civic architecture, and encouraging community engagement through design practices. Her interests converge in architecture and public policy where good design, both sustainable and socially conscious, can influence the development of buildings, communities, and neighborhoods within our city. She graduated from City College of New York with a B. Arch in 2005, and is president of the CCNY Architecture Alumni Group. She currently sits on the AIANY Board of Directors as the Alternate Director for Professional Development, serves as Co-Chair of the AIANY Diversity & Inclusion Committee and is on the Advisory Board for the AIANY Women in Architecture committee.

    Graciela Carrillo, AIA
    Cashin Associates, PC
    Hauppauge, NY

    Graciela Carrillo works as a registered Architect for Cashin Associates, P.C, an Engineering firm based in Long Island, NY where she has worked on and lead all scales of urban design, planning and architectural projects. She is in charged of leading municipalities to integrate sustainability features within their projects and manages the project’s LEED administration including commissioning services.

    Graciela has committed almost a decade of volunteer leadership service to the AIA, serving four years as the Associate Director for the Long Island Chapter and four years on the Board of Directors as a registered Architect. She is currently the Treasurer of the AIA LI Chapter, as well as the EP Co-Chair. On a National level in 2017, Graciela was appointed as the NY Regional Director (YARD) for the Young Architects Forum (YAF). Graciela obtained her B. Arch in Bogota, Colombia and a Masters in Environmental Planning from Pratt Institute.

    Jessica O’Donnell, AIA
    Kitchen & Associates
    Collingswood, NJ

    Jessica O’Donnell, AIA, is an Architect at Kitchen and Associates, in Collingswood, New Jersey. She has over five years of experience in residential and mixed-use building design, holds an NCARB certificate, and is licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Jessica is a graduate of Oklahoma State University where she earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree with a minor in Environmental Studies in 2011. During her five years at OSU she was a Division I Equestrian Team member, a member of the American Institute of Architecture Students, and a volunteer with the Architecture Students Teaching Elementary Kids (ASTEK) program.

    As a young professional she is committed to developing a community within New Jersey that promotes the professional growth of emerging professionals while fostering comradery among the younger generations within the architecture profession through inclusive events that encompass the different design disciplines.
    In addition to her role as Young Architect Regional Director of New Jersey, Jessica currently serves as Secretary for the AIA West Jersey Section of AIA NJ and is also the Chair of AIA New Jersey’s Emerging Professionals Community [EPiC]. As a founding member of EPiC, she has helped shape the community and its efforts to promote the professional growth of emerging architects and provide service to local communities through advocacy, education, and public outreach events.

    Stephanie Herring, Assoc. AIA
    Cambridge Seven Associates
    Watertown, MA

    Stephanie Herring, Assoc. AIA, graduated from the University of South Florida, School of Architecture and Community Design in 2012 with her Masters in Architecture. She has had a passion for volunteering since she was in high school. While studying at the University of South Florida, she founded the Student Women in Architecture (SWIA) organization in her final thesis year. As the president and founder of this organization, she created a mentor-mentee program and forty nine members were recruited in the first year.

    Soon after graduating, she moved to Boston to begin her architectural career as an intern at Sasaki Associates. It was at Sasaki that Stephanie gained a better understanding of the design process and typical project management tasks. She aided in design decisions and the production of the drawing sets. Her volunteer spirit continued to flourish as she became heavily involved in the Boston Society of Architect’s (BSA) subcommittee Women in Design. In January of 2015, Stephanie was appointed the Leadership Co-Chair of Women in Design. While she was the Chair, membership grew, the number of volunteers in the subcommittee positions doubled, and now WiD has roughly fifteen events a year.

    Currently a designer at Cambridge Seven Associates, Stephanie works on both large and small team projects. She works on different project types, scales and scopes. Envelope development and detailing has been a focus of hers on many of her projects. Stephanie is also a regular guest jury critic at the Boston Architectural College.

    Within Formal Cities: Documenting Informal Settlements in South America
    4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
    1.5 LUs/HSW

    Within Formal Cities is a self produced documentary. The 45-minute film focuses on architecture and design’s role in addressing problems faced by informal settlements. To learn about these settlements, two recent graduates, Brian Gaudio and Abe Drechsler, traveled to five cities in South America: Lima, Santiago, São Paulo, Rio De Janeiro, and Bogotá here they visited projects and interviewed over 30 designers, government officials, and residents. The film is a summary of lessons learned from that trip and provides perspective on the profession of architecture’s role in public interest design. It includes interviews and/or projects from Equipo de Mazzanti, Urban Think Tank, ELEMENTAL and Peter Land (PREVI). The idea for the film originated when Brian and Abe received NC State University’s Duda Traveling Fellowship in 2014. This allowed them to study how architects and designers were trying to solve the housing crisis. Through crowdfunding and the help of the American Institute of Architects, they were able to turn this academic fellowship into a self-produced film. The majority of the footage was shot on location by Abe or Brian over the course of their seven week journey.


    Brian Gaudio, Assoc. AIA
    Philadelphia, PA

    Brian is Co-Founder and CEO of a housing startup company called Module. Module is creating affordable, adaptable housing solutions for the 21st century. Before moving back to Pittsburgh, Brian was a Fulbright Scholar in the Dominican Republic where he led an urban design research initiative. He has lectured and given presentations for the American Institute of Architects, the Rockefeller Foundation, and numerous universities in the US and abroad. Brian has design experience in both the for-profit and nonprofit world, working in the Blue Sky Department at Walt Disney Imagineering and serving as an architectural intern at the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio. Brian graduated Summa Cum Laude from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Architecture where he started a non-profit organization and was a Finalist for the Harry S Truman Scholarship.

    The Business of Architecture – Managing the Firm, Managing Projects
    4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
    1.5 LUs

    As clients demand more and more value for the same fee, the management of project teams becomes even more critical to the success of today’s architectural firm. Regardless of the size of an organization, all firms can benefit from improved project management processes. By applying proactive planning, your firm can experience an increased level of project confidence and maximized profitability. Join Scott Hursh as he discusses best practices for managing people, processes and technology and how to apply them strategically to your projects.

    Scott Hursh, CPA
    Stambaugh Ness, PC
    York, PA

    Scott is recognized as a leading professional in financial management, tax and government contract consulting for architectural and engineering firms. He has over 35 years experience working with professional service organizations to help them improve their processes and procedures thereby improving customer satisfaction and increasing profitability.

    The Business Case for Resilience
    4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
    1.5 LUs/HSW

    As resilience becomes more prominent in design dialogue, how are firms integrating it into practice? In this seminar, panelists from firms of varying sizes will demonstrate how they have incorporated resilient design strategies, educated staff, and advocated with clients about issues affecting projects. You will leave with deeper knowledge as well as the tools and practical resources that can bring you success in this work. It’s not just talk or trend; the world is moving toward resilience. Don’t let your practice get left behind.

    Illya Azaroff, AIA
    +LAB Architect PLLC
    Brooklyn, NY

    Illya Azaroff, AIA, founding principal +LAB architect PLLC and Assoc. Professor, New York City College of Technology (CUNY), he serves as a Technical Advisor to ASPR-Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response informing the NDFR-National Disaster Recovery Framework. He works with various city and state government agencies on building resilient capacities. He served as a subject mater expert with the Rockefeller Foundation 100 Resilient Cities and his studio is engaged in resilient planning and design projects including sustainable & resilient prototypes under construction in Breezy Point New York with multiple industry partners #Hurricanestrong. He received 2014 AIA National Young Architect Award, and is Founding co-chair of both the DfRR and the AIA Regional Recovery Working Group. Illya is currently serving on the AIA National Strategic Council 2016-2018. He is an instructor with NDTPC-National Disaster Training Preparedness Center in Hawaii and is certified trainer for CalEMA post disaster assessment (SAP)

    Burck Schellenberg, AIA
    Mancini Duffy
    New York, NY

    Burck Schellenberg, AIA, Project Manager at Gensler where he is the co-leader of the New York’s Resiliency Task force, member of the Firmwide Resiliency Committee and the Creative Digital Design Group. He is an active participant in the firm’s Office and Firmwide practice area groups for the Arts and Culture Practice Area and the Education Practice Area. Previously he has worked with Studio Daniel Libeskind (SDL) as Senior Designer, was an Associate at Della Valle Bernheimer and was a designer for GKV Architects. He has exhibited widely as an architect and photographer, including the 2000 Venice Biennale as a member of the Columbia University team representing the United States. In June, 2016 he was confirmed as co-chair of the DfRR.

    Jessica Sheridan, AIA
    Mancini Duffy
    New York, NY

    Jessica Sheridan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a Senior Associate at Mancini Duffy. She manages accounts for financial, technology, and professional services firms. Additionally, Jessica is a NY Regional Representative on the AIA Strategic Council. She is passionate about Resilience and Placemaking.

    Solving Moisture Problems in Concrete Slabs & Flooring
    4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
    1.5 LUs/HSW

    Moisture retention in concrete slabs is a problem that causes $100 million dollars in problem installations each year. Along with the damages to flooring can come litigation issues that owners, constructors and architects are beginning to see more and more.

    Participants will be given an overview of the problem and current options and alternatives for addressing moisture impact. In their discussion, they will provide best practices and case studies that address the problem in each phase of the project, including occupancy.

    Kirk Narburgh, AIA
    King + King Architects LLP
    Syracuse, NY

    Kirk brings thirty years of professional experience to his position as CEO/Managing Partner of King + King Architects, LLP. He is an adjunct professor at Syracuse University’s School of Architecture where he has been teaching Professional Practice and Digital Technology classes every semester for the past twenty-six years. He is uniquely qualified as both a registered architect and a landscape architect and is President-Elect of the New York State American Institute of Architects. In 2003 Kirk received recognition as one of the region’s 40 under 40. Kirk is active in the community serving on several boards including the YMCA of Greater Syracuse (past Chairperson), Francis House, and the Salvation Army where he is currently Vice Chairperson for Budget/Finance & Operations.

    Kirk is an alumnus of Syracuse University where he earned a Master of Architecture (’90) and Cornell University (’87) where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture.

    Joe Hogan
    Associated General Contractors of New York State
    Albany, NY

    Joe Hogan is the Vice President of Building Services for the Associated General Contractors of New York State (AGCNYS); a Chapter of the AGC of America. For over 28 years, he has worked as liaison for the Members of AGC before public and private construction users, architects/engineers, and subcontractors. In addition, he regularly reviews and offers commentary on contract documents as well as project delivery and procurement issues.

    Chris Marcella, RA
    State University Construction Fund
    Albany, NY

    Mr. Marcella is a licensed architect and Director of Design for the State University Construction Fund. He has over 35 years in both private practice and government work. As the Director of Design, Mr. Marcella oversees Project Managers, who administer capital projects throughout the University System’s 34 campuses.

    Under Mr. Marcella’s management, the State University Construction Fund is administering in excess of $2 billion of capital projects throughout the SUNY system.

    Since 1996, Mr. Marcella has represented the State University of New York in the Association of University Architects. He is also a member of the National Fire Protection Association, is a certified code enforcement officer, and serves as a neutral in the American Arbitration Association.

    Paul Rouis III, PE
    Ryan Biggs Clark Davis
    Clifton Park, NY

    Ron Cramer
    Armstrong Flooring
    Lancaster, PA


    Spec Academy: Retractable & Fixed Enclosures: Innovative Factors in Architectural Designs
    8:00 am – 9:00 am
    1 LU/HSW

    Retractable or fixed technology allows for the utilization of residential and commercial outdoor space year-round. When retractable systems, such as skylights, roofs, or rolling walls are incorporated into a building project, the outdoor space is no longer limited by weather conditions. The space now gives the user both an indoor and outdoor convertible area. This program discusses the design phase, glazing & aluminum standards, site specific engineering, & fabrication processes that allow for the integration of retractable technology into architectural design for year round enjoying of a residential or commercial outdoor space.

    Micaela Morris
    Roll-A-Cover, Intl.
    Bethany, CT


    Michael Morris
    Roll-A-Cover, Intl.
    Bethany, CT

    Spec Academy: Better BIM Workflows
    8:00 am – 9:00 am
    1 LU

    Are you creating your design in 3D software and your construction documentation in 2D CAD? Are you guilty of starting your design in an “easy to use”3D modeling program then recreating in BIM software? Architecture firms often use these inefficient software workarounds in their design process as a crutch because they haven’t fully embraced streamlined BIM workflow. These alternate methods may complete the projet, but ultimately result in lost revenue and time – complicating the integration of mechanical and structural systems during the design phases.

    Zoltan Toth, Intl. Assoc. AIA
    Waltham, MA

    Spec Academy: Textured Metals for Resilient Design
    8:00 am – 9:00 am
    1 LU/HSW

    This program will provide you with a clear understanding of the features and benefits of texturized metals and discover how to best specify stainless steel and metal alloys in your projects. The session will introduce the ecological and economical properties of texturized metals as well as educate you on the composition of metals and alloys. Secondly it will illustrate the process of texturing metals and their applications, as well as how to specify them. The final part of the program will illustrate the use of textured metals and the beautiful results they produce.

    Chip Skop
    Rigidized Metals Corporation
    Buffalo, NY

    Activating the Next Generation of AIA Architects
    10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
    1.5 LUs

    Join the emerging professional leaders of NJ, NY, PA and CT as they describe their individual emerging professional communities, provide case studies on events and programming, and facilitate small group breakout sessions to develop event ideas and initiatives for you to take back to your local component. Whether you are an emerging professional looking to connect with your peers or a firm leader looking for the perfect place for your younger staff to gain professional experience outside of the office this session is for you!

    Jessica O’Donnell, AIA
    Kitchen & Associates
    Collingswood, NJ

    Alex Alaimo, AIA
    Platt Byard Dovell White Architects
    New York, NY

    Michael Pereira, Assoc. AIA
    TLD Architecture, LLC
    Chester, CT

    Christian Jordan, AIA
    PJA Architecture
    Drexel Hill, PA

    David Flecha, Assoc. AIA
    AIA National-AIANYS/Loffredo Brooks Architects
    New York, NY
    Upon graduation in 2011 from NYIT, he became an active member of the AIA by getting involved in the AIANY-Emerging NY Architect committee and worked closely in planning programs that helped bring associate members to participate and collaborate in the committee. He became one of the members in the founding of the Future Now Summit, a bi-annual emerging professional summit that discusses issues and engage young professionals as they navigate the economy and future practice. He was involved in the City of Dreams Pavilion Design Competition, a design built competition for a pavilion that has a net-zero impact in the environment and giving emerging professionals and young architect firms an opportunity to get noticed. Currently as an AIA Brooklyn member, David established the Brooklyn Emerging Professionals Committee (BKEP) giving the opportunity to advocate for its development by establishing programming and events that will help with the future generation of architects.

    Emerging Advocates Ways to Get Involved
    11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
    1 LU

    The work of architects impacts almost everyone, but that authority doesn’t always goes beyond our practice. While architects have always been successful at lobbying for changes in laws that impact them, the profession is far from reaching its fullest potential in exerting influence. And for the uninitiated, getting involved in the policy process at all can prove daunting. Yet it’s something that a rising wave of young professionals around the nation are gearing up to pursue.

    Emerging professionals have shown a unique interest in advocacy of our profession in the past few years. Join emerging professional leaders from the QUAD region will discuss the different areas you can get involved to impact the architecture profession and community. This panel of of young professional will be discussing how they’ve got involved in exercising their voice in the profession.

    Discussion will include how emerging professionals are having a sharp interest in keeping architects at the center of legislation and how policy decisions will affect them and the generation to come. The panel discussion will discuss advocacy in the form of government, public, and component leadership.

    Brynnemarie Lanciotti, AIA – Moderator
    New York, NY

    James L. Yankopoulos, Assoc. AIA
    AIA National/New York City Housing Development Corporation
    New York, NY

    After graduating from NYIT, he became an active AIA member with his state and local components serving as AIA NYS Associate Director, and the AIA Queens Associate Representative. Working closely with the New York Components Emerging New York Architects Committee. James is presently employed as a Project Manager at the New York City Housing Development Corporation and has had the opportunity to design, develop, and preserve affordable housing in New York City working under the Mayor’s 10 year affordable housing plan. During 2014, James began collaborating with the Pratt Center on the Sandy Helpdesk where he had the opportunity to work with the NYC ‘Build it Back’ program in lending homeowners of Sandy Struck areas with zoning and building consultation moving forward. Through his volunteering and collaborations with the AIA and AIAS, James has had an abundance of career enrichment and professional development. It is his goal to continue this legacy through providing opportunities for growth and development for emerging professionals.

    Brandon Warshofsky, AIA
    AIA National/AIA New Jersey/Posen Architects

    Brandon Warshofsky, AIA was born and raised in New Jersey and attended the College of Architecture and Design at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is an active member of the architectural community in New Jersey and is a founding member of the New Jersey Emerging Professionals Community or EPiC. Brandon has worked at Posen Architects in West Orange, New Jersey since 2011, starting out interning while in school and is now a Project Designer who manages multiple projects in New York City and New Jersey. When not studying for his ARE exams, Brandon can be found rock climbing, paddle boarding, or taking photos of the built environment.


    Daniel Horn, Assoc. AIA
    Long Island, NY

    Daniel Horn is an established architectural designer focused on community recovery. Living in Lindenhurst in October of 2012, Dan was personally affected by Superstorm Sandy. His personal experience living through the storm has fostered his commitment to building resilience in all coastal communities at risk to future storms. After Sandy, Dan co-organized a grassroots group called Operation Resilient Long Island (ORLI), which had the goal of bringing new resilient ideas to local towns affected by the Storm. They launched the “3C: Comprehensive Coastal Communities” global design competition that brought new ideas resulting in over 60 entries from 20 countries. Dan is now Co-Founder of ORLI+, a rebranded version of ORLI, which has now become a resilient design & community engagement consultancy based in New York City. Dan is also a SEED certified professional and believes that public interest design and resilience should be paramount in all aspects of architecture.

    Christian Jordan, AIA
    PJA Architecture
    Drexel Hill, PA

    High Performance Masonry Design & Details
    10:45 AM – 12:15 PM
    1.5 LUs/HSW

    This session will illustrate the basic functions of the building envelope/enclosure and how masonry design and details can create high performance buildings. It will specifically review energy performance options and wall configurations and the resulting code compliance under the 2015 and 2012 IECC and 2013 and 2010 ASHRAE. Thermal mass benefits will be included.  It will also cover designing and detailing for several masonry wall systems and review other building performance requirements such as security, durability, fire resistance, blast resistance, structural integrity and life cycle costs. Included in the presentation will be “feature projects” from the United States and Canada.

    Richard Filloramo
    International Masonry Institute
    Philadelphia, PA

    Richard Filloramo is Area Director of Market Development and Technical Services for the International Masonry Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture from Ohio State University and an Associate’s Degree in Construction Technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology. He has more than 41 years of experience in the masonry industry. He also served as the national IMI liaison for building codes and standards. Mr. Filloramo is a member of the Masonry Standards Joint Committee, the code writing body responsible for the Masonry 530 Code. He has served on numerous committees and has been a member of The Masonry Society, National Concrete Masonry Association, Brick Institute of America, Construction Specification Institute, and several other national and regional organizations. He has written many technical papers, spearheaded efforts to educate the industry on new masonry codes and design requirements for masonry construction, and lectured across the country.

    Passive How? Designing and Building to Achieve Passive House
    10:45 AM – 12:15 PM
    1.5 LUs/HSW

    Early programming choices can drive later higher level decisions like mechanical system design, and how not to fall into several design traps that are particularly common with multifamily buildings.

    Passive Houses typically achieve higher levels of thermal and acoustic comfort as well as superior indoor air quality and radically lowered energy costs.

    In addition to covering the basics of Passive House, this presentation presents significant lessons learned as Passive House designers and consultants. It is designed to impart essential information to architects and engineers for completion of a successful house project.

    Scott Kelly, AIA
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Philadelphia, PA

    Beginning his career with historic preservation and adaptive re-use projects, Scott became acutely interested in the design elements and construction methods that cause buildings to endure and be more sustainable. Since founding Re:Vision in 2002, Scott has led Re:Vision’s interdisciplinary team in designing or consulting on hundreds of innovative green projects, many of which are “firsts” of their kind. Scott is a champion of green building standards and verifications, including LEED, Living Building, Net-Zero Energy, and PassiveHouse. Scott’s engaging and collaborative approach has inspired numerous others to incorporate green thinking into their buildings and lifestyles. Scott was longtime Chair of Philadelphia AIA COTE, is Senior Fellow and Curriculum Advisor within Philadelphia University’s Masters in Sustainable Design program, and is a founding Board Member of Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC). Scott is a highly experienced facilitator and lecturer and taught best practices for each.

    David Salamon, CPHD
    Re:Vision Architeture
    Philadelphia, PA

    David is motivated to design architecture of consequence that improves the lives of individuals and their communities. Prior to earning his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at the University of New Mexico and a Master of Architecture with a Certificate in Ecological Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, David designed and built off-grid and passive solar homes. With this background, David approaches architecture through the eyes of a designer, ecologist, craftsperson, and builder. David is a Certified Passive House Designer, the first elected President of the Greater Philadelphia Passive House Association, and has also been an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Temple University where he taught energy modeling. At Re:Vision, David provides architectural design and high-performance / Passive House consulting services. David has lectured extensively at conferences, schools, and universities.

    Architectural & Engineering Ethics — A Case Study Method of Learning
    10:45 AM – 12:15 PM
    1.5 LUs

    This course will provide an overview and introduction to architectural and engineering ethics. It will cover state registration and licensing laws. It will also cover conflict of interest, pay to play and discuss case-studies.

    Anthony Potter, Esq.
    Powell Tracthtman Logan Carrle & Lombardo, PC
    Harrisburg, PA

    Mr. Potter focuses his legal practice on representation of design professionals in all phases of the construction process including contracting, allocating risks, pre-claim resolution, mediation, arbitration, and litigation. He provides counsel and representation to architects and engineers on administrative law questions including ethical and professional licensing matters. Tony has acted as general counsel to AIA Pennsylvania from 2003 through present. In 2014, he received AIA Pennsylvania’s Award for Contribution to the Profession by a Non-Architect – the highest award given by AIA Pennsylvania to anyone not an Architect.

    Tony frequently provides seminars for design professionals and A/E students on professional licensing and ethical codes of conduct, loss prevention, standard form construction contract documents, and construction litigation. He has conducted accredited ethics sessions at AIA National Convention (2016), universities, in-house seminars, and government agencies including NSA and Delaware State Engineers Board and the County Engineers Association of Maryland.

    Creating Impact as a Citizen Architect
    10:45 AM – 12:15 PM
    1.5 LUs

    The impact architects can have in the process of community leadership is immeasurable, from providing insight into community planning and architectural review, to introducing and influencing legislation critical to the quality of life of the communities in which they live and practice. This program is a skills-based training workshop designed to support current and aspiring citizen architects through collaboration, innovation, and shared resources in a highly interactive setting.

    This workshop will serve as a key meeting to convene and organize current and aspiring citizen architects, providing the setting for these members to collaborate and share resources in an interactive setting. A panel discussion will frame the diverse types of citizen architects (elected, appointed, and volunteer), followed by breakout groups of peer-to-peer discussion. Utilizing the AIA “Living Your Life as a Leader, 3rd Edition” workbook, the program will provide participants with hands-on exercises to build their skills. Powerful panelist experiences will inspire leaders to head back into their communities and make substantial contributions on the communities they serve.

    Michael Ayles, FAIA
    Antinozzi Associates, PC
    Bridgeport, CT

    F. Michael Ayles, FAIA, NCARB is Principal of Business Development at Antinozzi Associates in Bridgeport, CT and is responsible for the firm’s business development strategies and human resource issues. With the firm since 1994, he held the roles of project architect, project manager, and Director of Operations before entering the world of marketing. Mike has served many years as a national leader with the AIA, most recently as Chair of the Center for Civic Leadership, presenting topics at numerous regional/national conferences ranging from A/E/C business development to leadership education. As member of the NCARB, Mike serves as Connecticut’s Architect Licensing Advisor. As a volunteer, Michael is involved with the ACE Mentor Program, SMPS, Connecticut Building Congress, Construction Institute, and his hometown as an elected official on the Board of Finance. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Roger Williams University and was elevated to AIA Fellowship in 2017.

    Kirk Narburgh, AIA
    King + King Architects LLP
    Syracuse, NY

    Kirk brings thirty years of professional experience to his position as CEO/Managing Partner of King + King Architects, LLP. He is an adjunct professor at Syracuse University’s School of Architecture where he has been teaching Professional Practice and Digital Technology classes every semester for the past twenty-six years. He is uniquely qualified as both a registered architect and a landscape architect and is President-Elect of the New York State American Institute of Architects. In 2003 Kirk received recognition as one of the region’s 40 under 40. Kirk is active in the community serving on several boards including the YMCA of Greater Syracuse (past Chairperson), Francis House, and the Salvation Army where he is currently Vice Chairperson for Budget/Finance & Operations.

    Kirk is an alumnus of Syracuse University where he earned a Master of Architecture (’90) and Cornell University (’87) where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture.

    Jessica Sheridan, AIA
    Mancini Duffy
    New York, NY

    Jessica Sheridan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a Senior Associate at Mancini Duffy. She manages accounts for financial, technology, and professional services firms. Additionally, Jessica is a NY Regional Representative on the AIA Strategic Council. She is passionate about Resilience and Placemaking.


    Thursday, November 9th | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

    Steve Dumez, FAIA
Director of Design at Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

    Opening remarks
    Tom Vonier, FAIA
    2017 President
    American Institute of Architects

    Keynote Address
    Steve Dumez, FAIA
    New Orleans, LA

    Eskew+Dumez+Ripple is a design-driven studio which produces diverse projects in architecture and planning by blending a signature collaborative process with professional talent, creative thinking and emerging technologies. Based in New Orleans, the firm uses the cultural and architectural heritage of the city as a platform for a practice of national range and recognition. The result is a vibrant portfolio that includes aquariums, research laboratories, marine facilities, interpretative centers and museums as well as office buildings, academic and health care facilities. Seven Principals lead the studio of professionals, promoting design excellence, efficient project delivery, and mastery of technical construction systems. We advocate environmental sustainability, elegant craftsmanship of materials and spirited collaboration with each one of their clients.

    From the firm’s inception, the Partners at Eskew+Dumez+Ripple articulated four enduring core values: Design Excellence, Environmental Responsibility, Community Outreach, and Client Commitment. Come and hear how these values and the resulting body of work – ranging from small, intimate interiors to large urban planning projects with myriad public stakeholders – reflects the firm’s broad contributions to civic life regardless of scale, budget, scope or complexity.

    Those attending this provocative presentation will come away with a sense of what is truly needed to commit to and carry out a culture of community and civic engagement in the design process.

    About Steve
    As Director of Design at Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, Steve Dumez, FAIA, has dedicated his career to pursuing projects of lasting environmental, social, and cultural value within his community. Under his design direction, the firm’s work has been widely published in architecture books and design magazines, and the firm itself has received more than 100 awards at the local, state, regional, and national levels. Steve is a past-president of AIA Louisiana and AIA New Orleans. He has also chaired AIA design awards programs at the local, state, regional, and national levels and has served on numerous design award juries across the country.

    Friday, November 10th   |  2:00 PM – 3:30 PM


    Leigh Stringer
    EYP, Washington, D.C.

    Did you know that work is the fifth leading cause of death in America?  In this session, Leigh Stringer will share findings from her recently released book, The Healthy Workplace, including the latest research from sports science, physiology, nutrition, occupational health, behavioral and environmental psychology.  Leigh will offer specific strategies for improving health and wellness at work and ways that space can encourage movement, healthy eating habits, reduce stress and improve well-being. She will sign books after her presentation.


    About Leigh
    Leigh Stringer is a workplace strategy expert and researcher whose work has been covered recently by BBC News, The Globe and Mail, Fortune, CNN and Good Morning America. She works for EYP, an architecture and engineering firm.  She is the author of two bestselling books, The Green Workplace and The Healthy Workplace. Leigh is currently collaborating with Harvard University’s School of Public Health on a new Health and Human Performance Index and the Center for Active Design in New York on their Fitwel building certification program to create new tools, connect like minds and blur the boundaries across industries in order to advance our improve our well-being at work. Leigh is on the board of directors of a new non-profit, Global Women for Wellbeing, an organization that aims to give women a voice to create better health and wellbeing for themselves, their businesses, and their communities.


    This session will cover:

    •The history of work and why it is a leading cause of many health issues today

    •The business case behind investing in health

    • Specific workplace strategies individuals and teams can try to improve their health and performance, specifically increasing movement, reducing stress and improving sleep

    • Tools and extra reading for those that want to go deeper

    Saturday, November 11th  |  9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

    Michael Pryor
    Design Morphine
    Trahan Architects

    Pavlina Vardoulaki
    Design Morphine
    Laguarda.Low Architects

    Li Chen
    Bitonti Studio

    Design is an ever changing process, each time moving further into design automation and process optimization. With each evolution in automated design thinking the designer becomes more free to be concerned with big picture items, leaving repetitive and technical aspects of the design to the automation process in the form of systems and algorithms. The current age of design can be considered as the age of the processor in contrast to the first computer age in design which was the age of memory. The initial impact of computers in design was solely to store design data and information.

    In the past a designer was someone who controlled and detailed every little aspect in a manual point by point operation until the desired results were reached. The new era of design sees the designer as someone who defines goals and parameters for computers to work within, outputting many potential options within the defined rules. Design as a profession in its current state is now an intelligent correlation between designer and computer to achieve the best results both analytically and critically. “Automation in Design” has quickly become the new normal for design practices in both the cutting of time on low level mundane tasks and mathematically optimized marvels that the human mind alone could not achieve.

    As Automation in the digital design process is growing, there is another parallel trend emerging which can be considered as ‘Design by Automation” which involves the physical realm of design. Design made by automation can be defined as self-constructing design with the use of robotics in a real world environment. In this lecture “Automation in Design, Design by Automation” we will discuss automation in both digital process and physical construction and how these practices can be beneficial to all designers from small repetitive tasks to extremely complex design systems.

    About Design Morphine

    Michael Pryor, Design Director, is a NYC based architectural and computational designer at Trahan Architects.  Currently involved in various major built or in construction works in the US, China, Dubai, and Lebanon and worked on a range of architectural design projects ranging from museums, housing, restaurants, furniture, products, and prototypes. He is also the founder of the grasshopper blog [FORMul[a]RCH] and avid forum aide. He has been the tutor to multiple design and parHametric design workshops organized by Rese.Arch, ome, About Team Partners Contact 3D-Dreaming, the AA visiting school Paris with [Ay] Studio, MIT, Open Styles Lab, Harvard GSD, and DesignMorphine.

    Pavlina Vardoulaki, Co-Founder & Creative Director, is an architect and designer based in New York City at Laguarda Low Architects where she works on large scale developments ranging from master plans to mixed use and public projects. She has also worked at Foster + Partners in a number of residential and mixed use high rise buildings in Abu Dhabi, has experience in interactive design projects from Minimaforms and her involvement as a Consultant and Maya Software Tutor at the Architectural Association’s world renowned Design Research Laboratory (AA DRL) in London, and has participated in design collaborations such as the Ferrari Design & AA vehicle design collaboration, the Zaha Hadid Studio Parametric Urbanism workshop and the Louis Vuitton & AA Retail Design Collaboration.

    Li Chen is an Architect and programmer whom is specialized in generative design, visual computing and robotic fabrication. He received his master of architecture degree from Architectural Association, Design Research Lab. He has worked as computational architect in several prestigious companies such as Zaha Hadid Architects, gmp Architekten and currently works for Fransis Bitonti Studio in New York as creative coder to develop next generation of web-based algorithmic design programs.

    | TOURS


    New York State Capitol Building
    The New York State Capitol has been the seat of New York State government for over a century, this magnificent building was completed in 1899 and took over 32 years to complete. The Capitol was designed by five different architects-Thomas Fuller, Leopold Eidlitz, Henry Hobson Richardson, Frederick Law Olmstead and Isaac Perry. Many different architectural styles can be seen throughout this building-including Italian Renaissance, Gothic, Moorish, and French Renaissance. This tour will showcase this stunning and complex example of late nineteenth century architecture, as well as explore recent restoration projects including the restoration of the three monumental staircases-the Great Western Staircase, Senate Staircase and the Assembly Staircase.


    Philip Schuyler Mansion: History, Restoration, Preservation
    Tour the colonial home of General Philip Schuyler in one of Albany’s oldest and most important neighborhoods. The mansion’s significance in the fabric of Albany cannot be understated, up to and including its recent resurgence in the context of Alexander Hamilton’s time in Albany and relationship with his wife Elizabeth and the Schuyler family. Learn about the home’s history, its various occupants and owners, and the ongoing mission to restore and preserve this incredible jewel in the Capital Region’s historical milieu.

    Explore the home, witness first-hand current and ongoing restoration projects, and understand the initiatives to preserve and enhance the future of this vital historic site.


    The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at RPI
    Designed by Grimshaw, a London-based architectural firm, the 220,000 square-foot building is a signature work of architecture that brings together four main venues as well as many smaller studios and lab spaces under one roof. All can be used independently and simultaneously, allowing us to present events, host student gatherings, and dedicate space to research and residencies – all at one time. The building includes many firsts and exceptional attributes in the fields of acoustics, structural integrity, theatrical presentation, and digital media.

    Photo Credit: Perkins+Will and Halkin Mason Photography
    Photo Credit: Perkins+Will and Halkin Mason Photography

    University at Albany School of Business
    Designed by Perkins+Will, this 96,000 square-foot building is significant as a symbol of the University of Albany’s mission of accessibility and openness, but it is also distinctive because of its architectural context on a modernist campus designed by Edward Durell Stone. Many characteristics of the building’s design set the stage for long-term environmental impact.

    Notable among its sustainable features are the maximization of daylight and the use of specially-designed, self-cleaning, pre-cast panels. Once inside the School of Business facility, students and visitors are greeted by a Bloomberg terminal trading room and several entrepreneurial centers, expressed in a storefront style to encourage interaction.


    The Egg
    Designed by Wallace Harrison, The Egg is a theatre and gathering space constructed in 1966 and completed in 1978. Architecturally, The Egg is without precedent. From a distance, it seems as much a sculpture as a building. Though it appears to sit on the main platform, the stem that holds The Egg actually goes down through six stories deep into the Earth. The Egg houses two theatres – the Lewis A. Swyer Theatre and the Kitty Carlisle Hart Theatre. Seating 450, the Swyer Theatre is used for chamber music concerts, cabaret, lectures, multimedia presentations, solo performers and a majority of educational programming.

    The building’s curved exterior defines the interior statement as well. There are virtually no straight lines or harsh corners inside where, walls along the edge curve upward to meet gently concave ceiling light for celestial effect. The Egg is a beautiful synthesis of form and function.

    Photo Credit: EYP Architecture & Engineering
    Photo Credit: EYP Architecture & Engineering

    SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Zero Energy Nanotechnology (ZEN) Building
    SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s 360,000-sf ZEN building is the largest zero-energy capable, mixed-use facility in the United States. It supports a wide range of sophisticated R&D while providing office areas for business and industry research partners, flexible teaching and research spaces for faculty and students, and a dynamic 10,000-gsf community hub for formal and informal collaboration.

    Tour participants have the opportunity to explore this unique “living laboratory” that monitors, documents, and course-corrects building performance to optimize its net-zero capable design.

    | EVENTS

    Photo Credit: Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau

    Thursday, November 9 | 7:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. Time Extended!</font color=”b9213a”>
    QUAD State Design Awards Presentation & Opening Night Party
    Don’t miss the opening night reception and design awards presentation at the QUAD State Conference.  A shuttle will take you to the nation’s oldest and largest state museum, boasting views of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller’s brutalist masterpiece, the Empire State Plaza, designed by Harrison and Abramovitz Architects, with Wallace Harrison serving as principle architect; and the New York State Capitol building, designed and constructed over 32 years under 5 architects: Thomas Fuller; Leopold Eidlitz; Isaac Perry; Frederick Law Olmstead; and of course H.H. Richardson. Cocktails, food and music are included, so come to network, ride the carousel, and meet AIA members from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.

    Using the backdrop of historic and ultra-modern downtown Albany, will be a display of the 2017 QUAD State Design Award recipients.  This design awards competition was judged by an independent jury of AIA Maryland architects. The requirement to enter the QUAD State Design Awards was by entering one of the four states’ individual design award programs.

    Join your fellow architects for this terrific first night of the 2017 QUAD State Conference.

    Friday, November 10 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Happy Hour
    Sponsored by Associated General Contractors New York State and Associated General Contractors of Connecticut
    At the conclusion of the afternoon seminars, join your QUAD State colleagues for drinks and light hors d’oeuvres to top off your afternoon and begin your evening.

    Friday, November 10 | 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
    Emerging Professionals Party
    Sponsored by Brightwood
    Mix and mingle with EPs from CT, NY, NJ and PA over craft beers, wine, cocktails, and a buffet dinner. Hosted by the Emerging Professional leaders of CT, NY, NJ and PA. Location: City Beer Hall, 42 Howard Street, Albany, NY  12207 (one block away from the Albany Capital Center).


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