Michael Alin, Hon. FASID
Executive Director, American Society of Interior Designers
608 Massachusetts Avenue NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
Alin has served as ASID’s executive director since 1998. Before joining ASID, Alin spent more than 20 years in academic and museum continuing education. His previous work includes service as assistant vice president and director of the Center for Professional Development at the University of Maryland, University College; and director of Continuing Education at the Johns Hopkins University; and associate director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Resident Associate Program. He is a graduate of the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and served in the U.S. Navy.
Curtis B. Allen
Construction Market Data
30 Technology Parkway South, Suite 100
Norcross, GA 30092
Allen joined CMD in March 2001; prior to that he was President and CEO of Medical Economics company, a division of Thomson that provides more than 200 healthcare information products including the Physician’s Desk Reference, the largest annual reference work in the world. CMD is a division of Reed Business Information, which provides critical information and marketing information to a number of industries including aerospace, agriculture, chemicals, construction, electronics, food processing, manufacturing and media.
Allen’s 20 years of executive experience in the information and publishing industries also included service as president of Realtron Information Services; he also was vice-president of Real Estate Data, Inc.
Ray C. Anderson
Founder and Chairman
100 Chastain Center Blvd., #165
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Anderson has embarked on a mission to make Interface a sustainable corporation by leading a world-wide effort to pioneer the processes of sustainable development. Named one of America’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” in 1997 and 1998 by Fortune magazine, Interface is a global organization with sales in 110 countries and manufacturing facilities on four continents. Anderson’s awards include: the inaugural Millennium Award from Global Green (presented by Mikhail Gorbachev in 1996); Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year for the Southeast region; and the Georgia Conservancy’s Conservationist of the Year in 1997. He was named co-chairman of the President’s Council on Sustainable Development in 1997. He was the first corporate CEO to be honored with the George and Cynthia Mitchell International Prize for Sustainable Development. Anderson is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Visiting Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Media Lab
611 North Mashta Drive
Kay Biscayne, FL 33149
A native of Columbia, Arboleda practiced architecture there for 15 years before moving to the United States in 1978. Since then he has been involved in projects as business developer for several multinational corporations. He is also a member of the Western Behavioral Science Institute in La Jolla, Calif. and serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for Save the Children Foundation.
Arboleda’s current work at MIT centers on the Digital Nations Consortium project known as “Computers, Children and Developing Nations.” His interest in education, children and high-tech dates back more than 20 years when he collaborated with Nicholas Negroponte in 1982 on Columbia’s first large scale pilot project on education for small children, using digital-age technology. Arboleda was ambassador-at-large for Commercial Affairs from 1982-86 under President Belisario Betancur. He lives in Miami, Fla. and received his B.Arch. from MIT.
Phillip G. Bernstein, FAIA
Vice President, Building Industry Division
100 Commercial Street
Manchester, NH 03101
Bernstein joined Autodesk in 2000, following 20 years practice as an architect. He is now responsible for development and delivery of technology solutions and design tools to the architectural, engineering and construction industries. Prior to joining Autodesk, Bernstein was an associate principal at Cesar Pelli & Associates, where he was project manager for projects including the Goldman Sachs corporate headquarters and the New North Terminal at Washington National Airport.
He has served as Lecturer in Professional Practice at Yale University School of Architecture since 1988, where he designed the practice curriculum and teaches the required course in professional practice to M.Arch candidates. A frequent speaker at AIA national conventions, he consistently ranks in the top 5 for large presentations. He received his B.Arch and M.Arch from Yale University
Penny S. Bonda, FASID
Director, Environmental Communications
800 25th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
As a practicing interior designer with 27 years experience, Bonda has headed her own firm and worked for Rita St. Clair Associates, the Hillier Group and Burt Hill Kosar Rittelmann. EnvironDesign Works is producer of IS and Green@Work magazines as well as EnvironDesign, the annual environmental design conference for the building and business communities. Bonda also chairs the U.S. Green Building Council committee for LEED Commercial Interiors and is a LEED Accredited Professional. In 1996, she served as national president for ASID.
As an interior designer, Bonda worked for an impressive array of clients from a variety of market sectors including government, corporate, health care and hospitality. Many projects have won design awards and have been featured in national design publications. She is a graduate of the American University in Washington, D.C.
Hong Chen, AIA
Senior Project Designer and Design Director
The Steinberg Group, Architects
60 Pierce Avenue
San Jose, CA 95110
Chen has practiced architecture for more than 20 years, primarily in California, but with beginnings in France and New York City. While an undergraduate at Amherst College, he began studying architecture at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Though not a green specialist, he has long advocated a holistic approach to design which sees sustainable design as basic and integral to architecture. Chen’s prior experience includes private practice as a partner at Kaplan Chen Kaplan; project management and design at Moore Ruble Yudell; and participation in several award-winning architectural design competitions. He received his M.Arch. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Austin Childs, AIA
Principal, A.B. Childs Architecture, LLC
16260 Falls Church Road
Monkton, MD 21111
Following graduation in 1989, Childs worked in several small firms before joining RTKL in 1993. He began his own practice in 2000, focusing primarily on residential and small-scale commercial projects. In addition to designing houses and residential renovations, his projects have included radiology centers and physical therapy offices, along with ongoing collaboration on interior renovations for the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is currently designing an 8,000 sf veterinary hospital in Monkton. He received his B.S. from Clemson University.
James P. Cramer, Hon. AIA, Hon. IIDA
Chairman/CEO of the Greenway Group, Inc. and editor of DesignIntelligence
30 Technology Parkway South, #200
Atlanta, GA 30092
Cramer is author of the critically acclaimed books including: Design + Enterprise, Seeking a New Reality in Architecture and How Firms Succeed, A Field Guide to Management Solutions. He is the editor of the Almanac of Architecture and Design. Co-Chairman of the Design Futures Council, Cramer lectures at many colleges and universities and is currently Adjunct Professor of Architecture at the University of Hawaii. Cramer served as the CEO for the American Institute of Architects from 1988-1994. He is the former President of the American Architectural Foundation and was publisher of Architecture magazine for seven years. The recipient of over eighty awards and honors, Jim received the University of Minnesota’s Distinguished Service Medal for his work advocating the value of good design into the mainstream of corporate America.
He regularly appears in the media to discuss and comment upon real estate, design and business trends and has been interviewed in the media such as in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, NPR’s “All Things Considered”, CNN, C-Span and other major broadcast networks.
Ben Crawford, AIA
980 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Crawford is a designer and architect with a variety of project experience. He began his career with FKP Architects of Houston as a project designer on major healthcare projects including the Ambulatory Care Clinic Building of the Texas Children’s Hospital and the renovation of the 1927 Chemistry building at Rice University, to create modern laboratory and classroom space.
In 2001, Crawford moved to Pickard Chilton, where he leads design teams on corporate office projects including Potomac Yard, a 1.05-million sf development in Arlington, Va.; and the State of Minnesota Departments of Agriculture & Health Office building. He is a 1991 graduate of Rice University.
Sean Culman, AIA
440 Collingwood Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Culman is a LEED accredited architect who uses a holistic approach to the process of design within the environment. Solutions collaborates with designers, engineers and builders to maximize the integration of innate characteristics of a site and its surrounding community with appropriate green building technology and strategies. This approach of grounding human habitation within regenerative systems creates sustainable communities.
William De St. Aubin, AIA
Principal, Sizemore Group, LLC
1700 Commerce Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
De St. Aubin is Partner-in-Charge of business development strategy and an expert on sustainable design. The firm’s Green Teams combines best LEED practices with TND Planning and Market Analysis to create healthier communities from a physical, psychological and fiscal view point.
His work includes the New Town Center in Smyrna, Ga., which was the Urban Land Institute’s national Award of Excellence in 1997. In 1985, he received the Paris Prize International Competition Fellowship Award for a 3,000,000 sf mixed use development in Richmond, Va. He received his M.Arch from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Richard del Monte, AIA
Principal in Charge of Design, Urban Architecture
7001 Preston Road, #210
Dallas, TX 75205-1156
Del Monte joined Urban Architecture in 1192 and oversees conceptual design development of all projects and pursues continuation of design consistency through development. Urban Architecture has since become the architectural group for Beck of Dallas, Texas.
His projects include 311 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, Ill., a 1,400,000 sf, 72-story office building that is the tallest concrete building in the world. It won the New York City AIA Distinguished Architecture Citation Honor Award in 1991. While at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Del Monte submitted the winning design for the new IRS national headquarters in suburban Washington, D.C. His academic credentials are as follows: B.S., Ohio State University; M.Arch., Clemson University, M.S. Columbia University. Beck Group was named “100 Best Companies to work for” in 2001 and 2002 by Fortune Magazine.
Doug Disbrow, AIA
Studio Design Leader and Associate
Three Corporate Drive
Shelton, CT 06484-6244
Disbrow’s 22-year career includes complex projects within commercial, hospitality and research and design facilities. He recently completed designs for Timex Corporation’s world headquarters and a Generation Support Building for Entergy Nuclear Northeast. Both are based on sustainable design principles and will be benchmarks for future initiatives. He serves on the Strategic Planning Committee for the Connecticut Green Building Council and is a member of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering.
He writes frequently about issues affecting the workplace, focusing on the impact of the built environment upon worker behavior, productivity and satisfaction. Recently, his articles have appeared in The New York Real Estate Journal, Architectural Record, and Fast Company. He earned his master’s in architecture from Syracuse University in Florence, Italy.
Trudy Dujardin, ASID
Founder, Dujardin Design Associates
112 Mason Street
Greenwich, CT 06830
Dujardin founded her firm more than 20 years ago and has long been a proponent of sustainable design. She is also recognized for her success in historic preservation, and won “Best Historical Preservation Design” for the 1830 Federal style Captain Parker House on Nantucket which was certified for historical preservation by the National Park Service. ASID awarded Dujardin’s firm “First Place for Excellence in Interior Design Detail” and in 2000, she was appointed to the board of the Joslyn Castle Institute in Omaha, NE.
Dujardin’s designs have been featured in national publications such as Architectural Digest, American Home, and Good Housekeeping. Twice, she has been featured on the television show “Bob Vila’s Home Again,” and on ABC/Cablevision’s “Our Home” program. She is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University and has done graduate work at New York University and Parsons School of Design.
Ellen Dunham-Jones, AIA
Associate Professor of Architecture, Director of the Architecture Program
Georgia Institute of Technology
247 4th Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30332
Dunham-Jones’ research interests include linking contemporary architectural theory and post-industrial development and the design of infrastructure as public placemaking. She is the author of more than 35 articles and a forthcoming book on the impact of digital media and the global economy on contemporary development, especially in relation to urban sprawl. She has also taught at the University of Virginia and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research has been sponsored by grants from the W. Alton Jones Foundation, Seaside Institute, and MIT’s Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Fund. She is Chair of the Education Task Force of the Congress of the New Urbanism, and serves on the Atlanta chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.
As a former partner in the firm Dunham-Jones and LeBlanc Architects, she received an AIA award for the design of Free Bridge and the Rivanna Riverfront. In collaboration with the Virginia Department of Transportation, the partners designed a seven-lane highway bridge as a gateway to Charlottesville, VA as the centerpiece to a larger redevelopment plan for the city’s riverfront. She received her A.B. and M.A.rch. from Princeton University.
Philip J. Enquist, AIA
Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
224 S. Michigan Avenue, #1000
Chicago, IL 60604
As partner in charge of Urban Design and Planning, Enquist focuses on the rebuilding of inner cities, their commercial centers and neighborhoods; strengthening existing city infrastructure of streets and transit; and the preservation of the natural environment. Enquist collaborates closely with city agencies and community groups to shape the places in which we live and work. He has directed planning and design on a variety of downtown mixed-use projects, new towns and campus master plans.
Enquist has worked in Chicago; Detroit; Washington, D.C.; San Francisco; Hong Kong; Beijing; Paris and London. For the past four years, Enquist has worked on the Central Area plan and rezoning for Chicago as well as the second phase of growth at Canary Wharf in London. He received his B.S., and M. Arch., from the University of Southern California.
James R. Fair, AIA
CEO, AHSC Architects, P.C.
777 Old Saw Mill River Road, #290
Tarrytown, NY 10591
With 25 years experience in the planning and design of corporate, commercial and institutional facilities, Fair’s responsibilities have included directing the development and implementation of architectural design solutions in many regions of the United States and abroad. He has held design positions with Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, Inc. in St. Louis and San Francisco. In 1983 Jim was appointed Design Principal and opened HOK’s Los Angeles office, which grew over the following 13 years to 110 people. In 1996 he became Design and Managing Principal of HOK’s Atlanta office, which grew in five years from 20 to 70 staff.
In 2001 Fair became chief operating officer for AHSC Architects, P.C., a nation-wide planning and design firm focused on healthcare and laboratory facilities.
President, Western Behavioral Sciences Institute
P.O. Box 1049
La Jolla, CA 92038
Farson is a psychologist, author and educator who has led organizations known for their innovation in human affairs. He helped found the Institute in 1958, where he directs The International Leadership Forum, an Internet-based think tank composed of influential leaders addressing critical policy issues.
With co-author Ralph Keyes, he recently published Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins: The Paradox of Innovation. (Free Press/Simon and Schuster)
Long interested in design, he was founding dean of the School of Design at the California Institute of the Arts and a 30-year board member of the International Design Conference in Aspen, serving as its president for seven years. In 1999, he was elected as the one Public Director (non-architect) to the national Board of Directors of the AIA, and was recently appointed a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council. He earned his doctorate at the University of Chicago and has served as a Naval officer and president of the International Design Conference at Aspen.
Heidi Fichtenbaum, AIA
In-house advisor for LEED projects
Ford Farewell Mills & Gatsch
103 Carnegie Center, #301
Princeton, NJ 08540-6235
In addition to shepherding the firm’s projects seeking LEED certification, Fichtenbaum is also serving as project manager for renovation of the Chemical Sciences Building at the Princeton Forrestal Campus. One of her projects, the Clinton Park Townhouses in Trenton, N.J., was designed as a prototype for the state’s sustainable Development/Affordable Housing Pilot Program, and selected for a case study.
Fichtenbaum’s experience includes serving as project architect for the restoration of Miller Chapel at the Princeton Theological Seminary and the Hopewell Railroad Station in New Jersey. In 1997, she was a finalist in the design charrette for a new Princeton Township Municipal Complex. She received her B.E.D. from University of Kansas School of Architecture.
Stephen Fiskum, AIA
COO, Hammel Green and Abrahamson, Inc.
701 Washington Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Fiskum has been with HGA for 15 years and, prior to his appointment to COO, served as Office Director for the firm’s Milwaukee branch. Fiskum also worked at Ellerbe-Becket as a principal/project manager. The firm has six offices nationally.
As a project principal, several of Fiskum’s projects have received state AIA Honor Awards. HGA focuses its practice in the arts, community and education, corporate and healthcare. In recent years, the firm has posted annual growth rates of approximately 20 percent; firm revenues exceeded $50 million in 1999. He received his B.Arch. from the University of Minnesota and his M.Arch. from Harvard University.
James R. Follett, FAIA
Vice President/Managing Principal, Gensler
30 West Monroe, #400
Chicago, IL 60603
Follett co-founded Gensler and has been in various leadership positions at Gensler for several decades. He currently heads the Chicago office. The firm was named AIA Architecture Firm of the Year in 2000. He serves on Gensler’s Executive Council and has traveled to open many offices for the firm in the U.S. and Asia.
Follett is a strategic planner and designer with a broad, cross-disciplinary business acumen. His experience includes a variety of enterprises including IBM, Aetna, Steelcase, McDonalds and Aon. Based on his expertise working with corporations, professional service firms, legal, consulting, financial and technologies companies, he has developed a template for opening and building new offices. He received his M.B.A. from Denver University.
Jeremiah Ford III, AIA
Partner, Short and Ford Architects
103 Carnegie Center, # 301
Princeton, NJ 08504
While at Princeton, Ford studied under Jean Labatut and Louis I. Kahn; he apprenticed for Kenneth Kassler and for the firm of Harrison and Abramovitz in New York. There his projects included designs for the Alcoa Aluminum Technical Center in Pittsburgh; a library for the United Nations and a library for New York University in Washington Square. Ford also worked as a designer at the Port Authority of New York on the early design of the World Trade Center.
In 1965 Ford started his own firm, Walker Sander Ford and Kerr, P.A. Architects. In 1974, he joined in partnership with the late William H. Short to form Short and Ford Architects. For 15 years, Ford led the firm’s work in restoration and renovation of the legislative portions of the New Jersey State House. More recently, he served as partner-in-charge of the Marriott Hotel in Trenton, N.J. Ford is also a licensed professional planner in New Jersey. He received his B.Arch. and M.F.A. from Princeton University.
Harrison S. Fraker Jr.
William W. Wurster Professor and Dean
College of Environmental Design
University of California-Berkeley
230 Wurster Hall, #1820
Berkeley, CA 94720
Prior to becoming dean in 1996, Fraker spent 11 years at the University of Minnesota, where he earned a reputation as an innovative educator and administrator. While there he created a new College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture as well as new research centers, including The Design Center for the American Urban Landscape; he was appointed as the College’s founding dean. At Berkeley, Fraker has implemented new models of education and research that build strategic partnerships between the college and design professionals.
Throughout his career, Fraker has maintained a small, award-winning design practice. He is considered a pioneer in passive solar, day lighting and energy conservation research. His research interests include affordable housing, sustainable development and ecological design. Currently, he is leading an EPA funded analyses of sustainable development strategies for the UC-Merced campus and a multi-university, multi-national laboratory, green building materials initiative. Fraker was educated at Princeton and Cambridge Universities.
Neil P. Frankel, AIA, FIIDA
727 South Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60605-1830
Frankel was elected into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 1994 and the IIDA College of Fellows in 1997. He has written article on the design environment which have been featured in prominent publications. He frequently serves on design juries and participates in national roundtable discussions on current design issues. In 1997 Frankel was elected president of the IIDA and to the board of trustees of World Design Foundation. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Chrysler Corporation Award for Innovation in Design.
Nationally recognized for his work on interiors for corporations, professional firms, research laboratories, showrooms, convention centers, performance facilities and academia, Frankel is also a frequent contributing author to national publications, serves on design juries and national roundtables. His work includes interior design for the headquarters relocation of General Motors and the new regional headquarters of Nestle in Manila, Philippines; and a symphony hall in Seoul, Korea.
Roger E. Frechette III, PE
President, Vanderweil Engineers
625 N. Washington Street, #300
Alexandria, VA 22314
Frechette is a mechanical engineer with 15 years experience in the consulting engineering field, and a LEED Accredited professional. His experience includes engineering systems design and project management for a variety of building types, including: commercial office buildings, museums, sports facilities, research and development facilities, laboratories, higher education facilities, government complexes and historic buildings.
Some of his projects include the Preservation Laboratory for the Star Spangled Banner; the renovation of the Sir Christopher Wren Building in Williamsburg, Va.; The National Wildlife Federation Headquarters Building and the Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts.
Bruno Freschi, O.C., FRAIC, AIA, AIBC
Dean and Professor Emeritus, State University of New York School of Architecture and Planning
Design Principal, Cannon Architects & Engineers
3299 K Street, NW, #500
Washington, DC 20007
For more than 11 years, Freschi served as dean of the State University of New York School of Architecture. Recently, he was selected as Fellow of the Urban Design Institute where he served as both judge and advisor. As a leading proponent of “technology integrated, sustainable, trans-disciplinary and trans-cultural approach” to planning and design Freschi planned the Kyonggi University in South Korea—an institution of 15,000 that was Asia’s first “green” university.
With more than 30 years of professional practice, Freschi’s project experience includes serving as designer and chief architect of the 1986 World Exposition in Vancouver, B.C. He has also been active in historic preservation and a leader in the oversight of research and restoration of the Darwin Martin House, one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s pre-eminent residential works. He is one of few architects ever appointed to the Order of Canada, the highest honor Canada awards to an individual. He received his B.Arch. from the University of British Columbia.
Doug Gehley, AIA, NCARB
Principal, Einhorn Yaffee Prescott, Architecture and Engineering, P.C.
The Flour Mill
1000 Potomac Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
With more than 20 years experience in architecture and construction administration, Gehley oversees the EYP Green Team to ensure sustainable and green practices are incorporated into project design/implementation. A LEED 2.0 accredited professional, he has been instrumental in implementing LEED certification ratings, and in seeing the firm join the U.S. Green Building Council.
He is serving as LEED and sustainable design administrator for clients including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Swarthmore College, Harvard University, the University of California, and the U.S. Naval Academy. Gehley is serving as treasurer of the Washington, D.C., chapter of the USGBC and participated on the steering committee for the Smart Design Forum 3. He received his B.S. from the University of Virginia and his M.Arch. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Principal and Managing Director, Gensler
101 Marietta Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Godwin founded his own firm in 1981, which merged wit Gensler two years ago. The firm’s success centers around a diverse client base of approximately 60 percent corporate design, 30 percent healthcare design, and 10 percent environmental graphic design. Godwin is a past member of the AIA Interiors Committee, advisor to Brenau University (guiding the process for the university’s FIDER accreditation status), and advisor to Auburn University’s School of Architecture and Interior Design.
Godwin has participated in design practice consortiums focusing on technology and office trends; participated as a speaker in the 1998 National Health Symposium; and acted as juror for the Interior Design magazine’s Awards Program. He serves on the board of the Design Futures Council.
Robert C. Grupe Jr.
Director, Architectural & Technical Solutions
United State Gypsum Company
125 S. Franklin Street
Chicago, IL 60606
Grupe has held numerous positions since 1972 with U.S. Gypsum, including research and development; architectural and construction services (corporate technical staff); and technical service. Other activities encompass product/system design; design consultation with architects and contractors; and construction project forensic work. He has authored many articles on fire, sound, structural and environmental concerns relative to gypsum and gypsum systems.
Grupe is a registered provider for AIA/CES learning unit programs. He received his B.S.C.E. from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Vice President, Sustainable Strategy
Interface Americas, Inc.
100 Chastain Center Blvd., #165
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Known as “EcoJim” to his fellows at Interface, Hartzfeld oversaw the development of the Ecosense programs, designed to set and keep Interface on its course of greater sustainability and continues to facilitate global communication on environmental topics through involvement with all Interface businesses.
Recently elected to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Board of Directors, Hartzfeld has also served as company liaison to the President’s Council on Sustainable Development. He co-authored Interface’s globally recognized Sustainability Report, with Paul Hawken and others. He holds a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Missouri and his M.B.A. from Goizueta Business School, Emory University.
Holly Henderson, NCIDZ, IIDA
Senior Associate, Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback and Associates
2700 Promenade Two
1230 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Henderson was the first USGBC LEED 2.0 Accredited Interior Designer in Georgia, and was a charter member of TVS’ Sustainable Design Committee, formed in 1998. Due to growing client demand, Henderson was named a full-time Sustainable Consultant for the three levels of sustainable service the firm offers: Design Level, Reach Level and LEED Level. Design Level is considered the baseline integrated into all TVS projects.
Her current LEED projects include Georgia Technology Square