The Intersection between Design and Performance: A Research Driven Practice

Yanel de Angel AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC - Associate Principal

Stephen Messinger AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC - Project Architect, Associate

Rishi Nandi AIA, LEED AP - Senior Project Architect / Associate

Perkins+Will

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

at 4:30 pm

On-Location (Perkins+Will Office)
ABSTRACT:

Perkins+Will is a research driven practice focused on ideas and buildings that are socially and environmentally responsible. By constantly asking questions and measuring the performance of our buildings, we learn and discover sustainable strategies that make our designs smarter, healthier and more efficient. We strive to create designs that are not only aesthetically beautiful and responsive to context but that also perform beautifully technically and socially. Ultimately, we design environments where people and their experience come first. Attendees to this presentation will learn who we are, how we work, and what is our approach to design excellence and high performance buildings. We will tell stories about a selection of projects and discuss the process for integrating design, research and sustainable strategies.

BIOS:
Yanel de Angel AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC - Associate Principal

Yanel’s experience has focused on Higher Education environments, including planning, design, construction documentation, project management and integration of sustainable strategies. Yanel’s planning and design expertise in Learning Environments, Residential and Student Life projects has allowed her to conceptualize buildings as teaching laboratories. She is recognized across the firm for her ability to successfully lead technically and organizationally complex projects. She was a founding member of Perkins+Will’s Project Delivery Board, a group that strategizes on maintaining a culture of innovation and a leading edge in project delivery, and is a member of the Perkins+Will Diversity Council. She has taught at Syracuse University, Maryland Institute College of Art, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and Northeastern University.

Stephen Messinger AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC - Project Architect, Associate

Stephen is a Project Architect and Associate in the Boston office who is passionate about design and sustainable practice He is committed to delivering projects that are good for both the environment and the people who inhabit it. Working mostly in the Higher Education and Corporate / Commercial sectors, Stephen has worked on award-winning projects that meet rigorous sustainability standards such as the 2030 Commitment for energy use reduction. In addition to his project work, he is an engaged member of Perkins+Will’s Social Purpose Initiative, leads Boston’s Sustainable Steering Committee, and serves actively on firmwide Research Labs, including the Sustainable Communities and Resilience Research Labs. Stephen is a featured speaker and writer in Boston and beyond on topics of sustainability and design.

Rishi Nandi AIA, LEED AP - Senior Project Architect / Associate

Rishi brings more than 15 years of experience working on complex projects including Museums, Academic Sciences & Engineering Buildings, Executive Dormitories, Research Laboratories and Bridges. These projects have often incorporated complex design elements including double skin curtain walls and atriums which have required creative solutions to help meet client goals while minimizing the potential environmental impact, particularly energy, through the creative use of systems. Rishi has spoken at numerous conferences including I2SL and ABX Boston and is active member of his community. His focus is on resilient communities and has participated as part of the AIA’s Design and Resilience Team (DART) focused on minimizing climate and social impacts for the city of Providence.