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Thursday, June 20 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
What I Wish I Knew Before We Started?

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The Living Building at Georgia Tech is a partnership between The Kendeda Fund, Georgia Tech, Lord Aeck Sargent and The Miller Hull Partnership, and Skanska to build what is expected to become the most environmentally advanced education and research building ever constructed in the Southeast. Designing a successful Living Building project is by necessity a collaborative and integrated endeavor. The partnership represents a shared commitment between all of the parties to lead, educate and transform in the areas of ecology and regenerative buildings, and create opportunities for replicability for other building owners, designers and constructors.  Join us as we share the collective experience of designing a Living Building Challenge project in the hot, humid climate of the southeastern United States. Representatives from GT, Lord Aeck Sargent and Skanska will discuss the design and construction process and specifically note “what they wish they had known before they started.”  Presented in an interactive format, the panel will discuss what it means to work in an open, collaborative design environment, tell a few stories from the trenches and allows ample time for audience questions to the panel.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Gassman

Joshua Gassman

Senior Associate Architect, Lord Aeck Sargent
For nearly 20 years Joshua has led large, multi-faceted design teams focused on sustainable design. During his career he has managed a broad spectrum of projects, ranging from large research labs for major universities to interpretive and education centers. He has worked extensively... Read More →
avatar for John J. DuCongé, RA, LEED AP

John J. DuCongé, RA, LEED AP

Senior Project Manager, The Georgia Institute of Technology
John DuCongé is a Senior Project Manager in the Design & Construction department at The Georgia Institute of Technology (“Georgia Tech”). Prior to joining Georgia Tech in 2000, he served as a Project Architect in Gensler’s Washington D.C. and Atlanta offices for more than fifteen... Read More →
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Jimmy Mitchell

Director of Project Solutions, Skanska
Jimmy started with Skanska in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at Georgia Tech.  Sustainability is a career passion, one of Georgia’s first LEED managers, created the Atlanta Mission urban garden, and a founding board member of the construction material reuse... Read More →