Tuesday / June 26, 2018 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Atelier Ten: Project Lessons from Coast to Coast

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For over ten years, Atelier Ten, leading sustainability experts based in New York City and San Francisco, have consulted on high sustainability-ambition projects across the United States. While closely collaborating with architects, they have been able to respond to shifting drivers for high performance buildings and master planning, on each coast and in the middle of the country. In this presentation, Nico Kienzl, Director New York, and Emilie Hagen, Associate Director San Francisco, will provide an overview of recent work to highlight the local lessons learned and how they were able to take insights derived from one projects to advance projects at different scales and varied climates across the United States.

Example projects may include the Columbia/Manhattanville campus in New York City; Mission Rock Seawall Lot 337 with Perkins+Will for the San Francisco Giants; Grogan | Dove FBI Building in Florida by Krueck + Sexton Architects; Uber Headquarters in San Francisco by SHoP Architects; SFMOMA by Snøhetta; and the Frost Museum of Science in Miami by Grimshaw.

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Nico Kienzl has over 20 years of experience in sustainability consulting with expertise on the application of advanced building analysis for façade optimization, daylight and shading analysis, and optimization of building systems. As Director of Atelier Ten’s New York office, Nico has played a significant role on a variety of residential, commercial, institutional, cultural, and masterplan projects throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle East where he has not only shaped the environmental performance, but also influenced the building industry in moving into a more sustainable future. His exemplary contributions to green building and significant professional achievements within the community of LEED professionals led him to be among an elite group of 43 exceptional green building professionals worldwide to be named LEED Fellow of 2012, the most prestigious designation awarded by Green Building Certification Institute. Since his appointment as LEED Fellow, Nico has continuously been an active and expert LEED consultant and advocate.

Nico is a member of the Board of Directors for the Urban Green Council and Storefront for Art and Architecture. He served as a Representative Member and Peer Reviewer for the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Green Building Federal Advisory Committee and GSA Design Excellence Program, respectively, and is a High-Performance Building Design Professional under the U.S. American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers. He received a Doctor of Design from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, holds a Master of Science in Building Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and received his Diploma in Architecture from the Technical University of Munich.

Emilie Hagen, LEED Fellow, is the Associate Director of the San Francisco office and leader of the daylight practice. Her experience with resiliency, daylighting, Passivhaus, Net Zero buildings, and carbon reduction have been instrumental in the advancement and expansion of the firm’s technical expertise and research acumen. Emilie’s projects range from one of the most complex Net Zero Energy buildings in the U.S. to the largest public-private partnership project in U.S. history. As the public member of the City of San Francisco Green Building Task Force and a steering committee member of Façade Tectonics, she advocates for positive transformation for the built environment. She co-authored Urban Green Council’s “Baby It’s Cold Inside” report about the relationship between resilience and high-performance building envelopes.

Emilie studied at the Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Stuttgart in Germany, and she holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the School of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Kansas.


Photos: Mission Rock (upper left); Columbia/Manhattanville (upper right); Grogan | Dove FBI Building (lower two).

Sponsored By

Environment KC/COTE and Illinois Green Alliance

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