Aßmann to Present at GreenBuild International Conference on Virtual Reality as a Tool for Sustainable Design

Christina Aßmann will be presenting at the 2018 Greenbuild Conference and Expo in Chicago, IL on Friday, November 16, 2018. Along with Amber Bartosh, Assistant Professor at Syracuse University School of Architecture, they will present “Virtual Reality: An Emerging Tool for Sustainable Design.” This presentation will highlight the application of VR as a visualization and simulation tool to support the design process and educational outreach of Nuthatch Hollow, a 2,500-square foot facility to be used for teaching and research of Environmental Studies.

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Derek Goodroe
McGraw Co-Presents on Leveraging Data Analytics to Drive Energy and Cost Savings in Schools

Ed McGraw co-presented on Thursday, October 4, 2018 on “Data Drives Controls and Energy Savings in Schools” at the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) BuildingEnergy NYC Conference + Tradeshow. Energy management in schools can play a vital role in reducing operating costs and improving classroom productivity. The session focused on specific case studies where schools leverage data analytics and controls to drive energy and cost savings while engaging all stakeholders in the schools to make smart energy decisions.

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Derek Goodroe
Daniel Donovan Named New Associate Principal

Ashley McGraw Architects is pleased to announce the promotion of Daniel Donovan AIA, LEED AP, BD+C to Associate Principal. “In his years as Senior Project Manager, Dan has consistently brought clarity and creativity to projects of all scales,” said Ed McGraw, founding partner and CEO of Ashley McGraw. “As Associate Principal, he will actively contribute to the direction of the firm, as well as continue to be a large part of our success serving as a leader in educational design.”

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Derek Goodroe
Evans Featured in The Architects Newspaper Article on Syracuse's I-81

Jason Evans, Associate Principal, is featured in The Architect's Newspaper article "After a decade-long fight over I-81, Syracuse inches toward a decision." Jason is a member of ReThink81, a grass roots effort advocating for a more comprehensive, well thought out design options for the I-81 Viaduct Project. ReThink81 is committed to economic growth and improved accessibility throughout the Greater Syracuse area.

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Derek Goodroe
McGraw Presents on Designing Instructional Space to Promote Student Engagement

Ed McGraw presented at the New York State Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS) Fall Leadership Summit on Sunday, September 23, 2018. The presentation “Designing Instructional Space to Promote Student Engagement” engaged attendees on how flexible space requires flexible furniture; the classroom layout should provide space for students to work collaboratively in small groups, independently, or as a whole class; and how to engage stakeholders in co-creating high impact learning environments. Ed co-presented with Dr. Tonia Thompson, Superintendent of Binghamton City School District.

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Derek Goodroe
North American Passive House Conference Features Two Presentations on Nuthatch Hollow Living Building

At the 13th Annual North American Passive House Conference (NAPHC) in Boston from September 21-22, 2018, two presentations featured Binghamton University’s Nuthatch Hollow project. The NAPHC is the leading passive building conference for climate-specific zero energy design, construction, and building science expertise. Nicole Schuster, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC, Associate Principal, co-presented “Passive + Active: Batteries, Resilience, and the Duck Curve (CT).” Christina Aßmann, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC, Project Architect, co-presented “Virtual Reality at Nuthatch Hollow – An Emerging Tool for Sustainability Design Visualization of High Performance Buildings”.

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Derek Goodroe
Angarano Co-Presents at Living Product Expo on Biophilic Design Integration

Susanne Angarano, Principal and Senior Interior Designer, co-presented at the International Living Future Institute’s Living Product Expo on September 13, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. The presentation “Biophilic Design Integration: Macro to Micro and the Spaces In Between” engaged attendees on learning ways to craft the qualitative sustainable narrative, creating a stronger awareness of and connection to the natural environment.

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Derek Goodroe