Three members of the Arrowstreet team – Matt Rice, Pat Cornelison, and Larry Spang – will be speaking at ABX (Architecture Boston Expo) later this month. Registration for each session is at the ABX official website, via the links below.
CM at Risk for Public Work: Success Stories from Charter Schools (Session Code: A29)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 10:00AM – 11:30AM
Matthew Rice, Associate, Arrowstreet
Mary Ann Williams, Project Executive, Skanska USA Building
Jody Staruk, Project Manager, Consigli Construction
John Kalafatas, COO, KIPP Academy
Hear from a charter school client, owner’s project manager, architect, and construction manager about their experience using the Ch 149A CM-at-Risk delivery method on charter school projects. The project team will share best practices and lessons learned during the course of several projects. The presentation will review some of the innovative tools used by the team during the design & construction processes including: a full discipline design BIM, coordination modeling by subcontractors, and passive sustainable technologies. The particular benefits the CM-at-Risk delivery method can afford will also be discussed.
Connecting LEED to our Commonwealth: the LEED Regionalization Process (Session Code: C46)
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 1:00PM – 2:30PM
Patricia Cornelison, Principal, Arrowstreet
Jim Newman, Director of Metrics, Linnean Solutions
Andrea Love, Director, Payette
The LEED Regional Priority credits allow Massachusetts prioritize the environmental issues most critical to our region. How different are the environmental issues for the Cape and Worchester? What are the biggest environmental priorities for our region? These are the questions that the USGBC MA Chapter team had to wrestle with in the process of determining the Regional Priority Credits for the LEED V4 rating systems. The process entailed looking deeply at GIS and other available data for the special environmental and economic qualities of the cities and towns of Massachusetts to help define key issues to be emphasized in defining the regional priorities. This session presents this process, as well as showcasing the Regional Priority Credits in LEED V4 Rating Systems, to take attendees on a journey to discover the essential qualities of the different regions of our state. Staring with environmental mapping, leading to the definition of regional priorities, and ending in a list of credits and areas to emphasize. This presentation takes attendees through the process, with special attention to defining the key environmental qualities of each region of Massachusetts.
New Urban Agriculture Zoning in Boston: What’s Cropping Up? (Session Code: C63)
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 3:30PM – 5:00PM
Larry Spang, Architect and Principal, Arrowstreet Inc.
John Reed, Senior Planner III, Boston Redevelopment Authority
Mo Hage, Founder, Lufa Farms
Christopher LaPointe, Senior Project Manager, Trust for Public Land Boston
William Epperson, Senior Project Manager, City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development
In December 2013, the City of Boston and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) ushered into law comprehensive new zoning (Article 89) to enable a diverse range of agricultural enterprises that had long been banished from the city. Motivated by concerns for public health, environmental justice, neighborhood building, and place making, the City’s goal in amending the Zoning Code was straightforward: remove barriers and pave the way for 21st century food production. What agricultural landscapes does Article 89 envision, and what enterprises are taking shape in the wake of the new zoning? Come hear as the BRA talks about the making and substance of the new zoning representatives of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development and the Trust for Public Land describe their partnership in using public land to lead innovation in sustainable, land-based urban farming and community building and, representatives of Montreal based Lufa Farms and Arrowstreet explain how high-tech rooftop greenhouse farms would work in cities like Boston.