The largest gathering of architectural professionals and manufactures of its kind, the AIA conference offers 500 + workshops and seminars that explore some of the most innovative ideas in architecture. The WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff technical sessions will include:
• Paul Corrado, senior vice president, will address “Problem-Solving Collaboration: National Museum of African American History and Culture” on Thursday, April 27th from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. The presentation will discuss project takeaways of interest to the AIA audience, including design of column-free space, providing environmental solutions for responsible management of water, and designing the sustainable museum.
• Tom Marseille, senior vice president and director of sustainability at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff and Charles Chaloeicheep, senior associate, will lead a panel discussion on “District Thinking….and Doing…as a Path to Net Zero,” on Friday, April 28th from 7:00 am to 8:00 am. The panel will address the potential for delivering the next generation of high performance buildings by breaking through traditional project delivery paradigms to consider new synergies within an urban core, and how to understand and navigate the environmental economic, and socio-political aspects associated with leveraging non-traditional energy and water "districts," to harvest what would otherwise be wasted resources.
• Sarah Kuchera, senior vice president, will address “Target Value Design: Working with Partners and Delivering More Value,” on Saturday, April 29th from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. The session will focus on how target value design, an innovative approach to design featuring prototyping, open sets, continuous estimating, and a collaborative environment, that allows team members to deliver more value to clients than on a traditional project.
About WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. In May 2017, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff will rebrand as WSP.
The firm’s expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 36,700 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide. wsp-pb.com/usa.