Session 1: Bootcamp

David T. Haresign, FAIA is a founding partner in Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS. David is a specialist in large-scale, complex projects, leading project teams and organizations with conceptual clarity, meticulous detail and unfailing commitment to design excellence, social responsibility and the profession. He implements diverse project typologies with challenging entitlements, large integrated teams, and tight fiscal constraints.

David engages the public through outreach and pro bono activism, developing alliances and recruiting through leadership at The AIA and the academy, and exposing the results to a broad audience through awards, publication and presentations. His integrated project delivery achieves iconic design, technical innovation, restoration and re-purposing of old fabric that re-invigorates neighborhoods. Committed to smart growth planning and preservation, David is a socially responsible architect charting a sustainable future. He promotes affordable housing as a basic right and cornerstone of smart growth – retaining less affluent residents in old neighborhoods and housing them in new ones. David’s outreach extends to boards of related professional organizations including an alumni advisory committee, a nationally recognized real estate development graduate program, and community organizations.

Doug Parker, AIA is managing principal for Greenway Group. Mr. Parker ensures the integration of the consulting team. In this leadership position, Parker uses his unique background in design, operations, strategy, and marketing to strengthen Greenway Group’s ability to assist the A/E/C industry. His ability to lead the creation of integrated solutions enhances Greenway Group’s position as one of the country’s leading strategy consulting and business networking firms for the design and construction industry. He combines his expertise in firm operations as the former chief operating officer of Design Workshop with more than 20 years’ experience as director of sales and marketing to architects and designers at Steelcase. His unique understanding of design and business is recognized throughout the building industry. Parker has authored several tools, articles, and processes that bridge communications, provide role clarity, and leverage the value of design throughout the project delivery process.

Shannon B. Kraus, FAIA, FACHA, MBA has dedicated much of his work to experiential design solutions that reinforce the clients brand, vision, and values. He focuses on creating sustainable architecture that connects with its users and the community it serves. Most recently his projects have been recognized for how they integrate hospitality design with healthcare design, to redefine the patient/guest experience. With over 15 years of healthcare planning experience, Shannon has been an integral part of the design and planning of over 15 million square feet of healthcare projects throughout the United States and abroad on projects of all sizes in scope. His work has included complex facilities such as freestanding heart hospitals, to replacement hospitals, women’s centers, short stay hospitals, and ambulatory care facilities. His projects have been honored multiple times, with design awards from the AIA, Symposium on Healthcare Design, Modern Healthcare, and IIDA.

Jordan Goldstein, co-managing director of Gensler’s 270-person Washington, DC, has a distinguished 17-year career that blends design innovation and organizational leadership. Goldstein joined Gensler in 1996, his first job after finishing school. In 2003, he was promoted to principal, making him one of the youngest partners in the firm’s 50-year history. Goldstein’s innovative design work has garnered numerous international and regional design awards, including several AIA and IIDA awards, 3 Good Design Awards, and five Best of NeoCon Gold and Silver Awards for product design. His accomplishments in architecture, workplace and product design have allowed him a unique interdisciplinary approach to design, and an ability to influence the direction that each of these practices takes within the firm.

Goldstein’s award winning product design work with national furniture manufacturers has included lounge chairs, tables and benches for Leland International, David Edward and Tuohy Furniture; glass textures for Joel Berman Glass Studios; ceiling systems for Armstrong Worldwide Industries; workstations for Datesweiser; and private office furniture for Geiger/Herman Miller and Halcon Furniture; a demountable wall system for Transwall and a new task lighting product for Humanscale. These products have collectively grossed millions of dollars in national sales and in one case, helped to boost manufacturer sales by up to 50%. His work with Tuohy Furniture was included in the recently published monograph, Sourcebook of Modern Furniture by Jerryll Habegger and Joseph Osman. Halcon Aperture was named to Contract magazine’s “Twenty Best Furniture Products for 1975-2000” list.

Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program Committee:

Sean Stadler, AIA, LEED AP Mr. Stadler is a Design Principal and partner of WDG where he focuses on elevating the firm’s stature in design, with particular emphasis on enhancing the civic realm. Mr. Stadler takes a strong leadership role and his commitment to design excellence and innovative thinking and influences the projects with which he is involved. He believes that design is a process and that this process begins not with a brief, program, or even a charette, but rather with the people from which ideas flow. His example shows that leadership is a two-way street; it involves the ability to influence others and be receptive to the needs of those you lead. In his worldview, design excellence is not the application of certain techniques or the realization of inborn talent, so much as the development of a latent understanding for the negotiations that are at the heart of architecture; negotiations between site and program, client and designer, architect and engineer.

Mr. Stadler has been honored with an AIA President’s Award for his service to the profession and was recognized as one of the “rising stars of the AEC industry” by Building Design + Construction Magazine in 2009. He is a recipient of the 2011 AIA Young Architects award where the jury noted that “he is a unique individual of outstanding talent and clear commitment.”

Ryan McEnroe, AIA, ASLA, LEED AP, spent the majority of his childhood working the fields and learning the principles of organic agriculture on his family’s farm. These regenerative qualities have been ingrained into his critical thinking and are brought into his approach during every aspect of the design process. As a graduate of the University of Virginia, Mr. McEnroe is both a licensed architect and licensed landscape architect. He is an active participant within the professional community, serving on the National Architectural Accrediting Board as well as the National Council of Architecture Registration Board. Additionally he serves the AIA|DC Chapter on the Emerging Architects Committee lectures for the chapters Architecture Registration Exam Prep Course, and is Vice-Chair of the Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program. Mr. McEnroe has received a number of design awards, including an AIA|DC Un-built Honor Award for the University of Virginia Center for Innovation, and a VS-ASLA Honor Award for the South Carlyle Master Plan.

Diane Leeson, LEED AP is an architectural designer in Perkins+Will’s Washington, DC office. She has experience with many phases of multi-family residential, commercial, healthcare, and government projects including surveys of existing buildings, schematic design, schematic construction documents, construction administration, mock-ups, marketing plans for clients, and research of product data and code requirements. Diane is the current chair of the AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee, of which she has been an active member since graduating from Philadelphia University in 2007. She is also a community volunteer at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC and was formerly at the St. Bernard Project in New Orleans, LA.


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