Sara Beardsley of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill takes you inside the Willow Creek Community Church, a 72,000 square foot worship facility in Illinois. She’ll walk you through how the team is using EIFS amongst other specifics. Watch along as animations bring her explanations of joists, trusses, and columns to life.
Ann Phillips of Quinn Evans Architects talks adaptive reuse and guidelines for a project in Detroit, MI. She’ll go into site analysis, fire ratings, and everything involved in this adaptive reuse project.
Learn specifics on Project Management with Matt Dumich of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill. He’ll walk you through how they handle team communication, cost estimates, and budget. Be taken inside how the firm tracks projects and keeps projects on schedule.
Jon Bailey of HKS - Dallas walks through the Pacific Plaza Park Pavillion the team is working on. He’ll talk structural systems & materials and design iterations. You’ll be walked through how they handled site specific opportunities and site analysis for this public space project.
Get an in-depth explanation of Practice Management with Lindsay Green and Alex Anamos of R&A in Culver City. They’ll talk through RFP’s, RFQ’s, and help give a better understanding of staff organization. Additionally, they will discuss how to avoid risk, handling quantity of work, and confidentiality requirements.
Sean Newberry of Ankrom Moisan Architects in Portland gives you a deep dive on how the Worldmark by Wyndham Angels Camp is being updated to meet ADA code. She’ll talk accessibility requirements, environmental constraints, documentation, and detailing. Even get an explanation of the code requirements throughout the whole site as well as individual units.
Eric Balogh of The Beck Group talks about the architect’s role during construction & evaluation at the Peachtree Center project in Georgia. He’ll explain RFI’s, submittals, quality assurance & quality control, site visits, and field reports. Get information on the revision process, payout process, and a better understanding of the Punch List process.
Laura Crane of bKL Architecture takes you inside Parcel O in Chicago - a mixed use project of residential and commercial use. She’ll cover everything from schematic design and design development to how the client and existing buildings influenced and affected the building’s design.
Jim Viviano of 5G Studio takes us through all phases of Gateway Center II. He’ll talk about the structural system and materials used, as well as MEP and budgeting considerations. Additionally he will show an example of a RFI, and discuss submittals and revisions.
Scott Parker of Studio 111 takes us through the schematic design and design development phases of a technology company headquarters. He’ll talk about the challenges they faced with the structural system as well as the local area. Additionally he will talk through the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems used.
Jorge Barrero of HKS takes us through the schematic design phase of Prince Sattam University teaching hospital in Al-Karj, Saudi Arabia. He will explain how the economical and cultural conditions in Saudi Arabia influenced the building’s design. Additionally he will talk about the building program, budget, and materials used.
Chris Heidrich of JLG dives deep into the Design Development phase of the Grand Forks Regional Water Treatment Plant. He explains why the building configuration is crucial to the operation of the plant, as well as incorporating industrial size building systems into the project. He also covers site issues and how the soil conditions impacted the structural design.
Ron Brinkman of LEO A DALY walks us through the remodel and renovation of Elizabeth Hall Elementary School. He focuses on the primary objectives of adding a secured entry, cafeteria and kitchen expansion, and providing AC cooling throughout the building. He also shows examples of specifications and details of unique features.
Jon Hall of GGLO walks through specific examples of Project Management. He’ll show us a project schedule, project work plan, and a construction budget. He will also explain how to handle change in scope and scope creep.
Luis Ayala of Gensler talks schematic design while walking us through the Administration Office for the Port of Corpus Christi. While reviewing the site plan he will discuss views, parking considerations, and environmental concerns. He also will show the bubble diagram and building program for this project, as well as the multiple design iterations.
Matt Burns of Ed Vance and Associates explains the design development phase of the Two Summerlin Office Building in Las Vegas, Nevada. He explains how the neighborhood impacted the building design, as well as the structural system and materials used. He also takes us inside the building and explains the interior finish package.
Cooper Pierce of Jones Pierce Architects explains the extensive zoning process for the project Villa De Grip in Atlanta. He begins by giving the zoning history of the site, and walks through the rezoning process. He also talks about zoning overlays and how local requirements impacted the building design.
Paulina Wilkowski of Connect Architecture takes us through the preliminary and schematic design phase of a Tesla showroom and parking garage. She will review the site plan and discuss the opportunities and constraints they faced. She will also discuss what attributes need to be added to the site, as well as the building layout.
Lauren Coles of CO Architects discusses the Construction Administration phase of the renovation of the NKU Health Innovation Center. She explains submittals, mockups, RFIs, field reports, and site visits. She also walks through the pay app process, and advising the client what to pay based on percentage complete.
Russell Buchanan of Buchanan Architecture walks us through the schematic design phase of his residential project in Crested Butte, CO. He discusses the importance of capitalizing on views and solar orientation, and how they influenced the building layout. He also sketches out a bubble diagram to illustrate the spatial and functional relationships as well as the structural grid.
George Tracy of Tracy Design Studio walks us through the West University Baptist Church Youth Ministry Building in Houston Texas. He explains how the neighborhood impacted the project and why they had to get a zoning exception and a zoning variances. He also discusses which building systems were chosen with the goal of achieving LEED certification.
Monica Jones of LRS Architects dives deep into a project manual and specifications. She explains the different elements of the project manual, and shows examples of the various documents included. She also explains how to produce a specification and the three different types.
Paul Steelman, CEO of Steelman Partners, talks about the design considerations for the Solaire Resort and Casino in Manila. He discusses the importance of the building layout and prioritizing components of the building program. He also explains how the client impacted the design, and how the project being in the Philippines impacted structural decisions.
Paul Bierman-Lytle, a professor at Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, walks us through the Dandelion Fountain Enclosure Project his 3rd year Architecture students are working on. The goal of the project was to provide an enclosure for the notable Dandelion Fountain, as well as optimize the views in the park. He discusses the site and climate constraints as well as the historical and economic value of the site.
Lindsay Woods of Hamilton Anderson Architects discusses the various aspects of project management. She explains the process involved in assembling a team, allocating resources, and reviewing contracts. She also shows examples of work plans, construction budgets, and a project schedule.
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