The details on today’s dedication and open house

Open House

Today’s a big day for the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design.

The open house for the building begins at 11 am. Before then, starting at 9:30 am, Georgia Tech President Angel Cabrera and other dignitaries will speak at a dedication of the building. The ceremony is by invitation due to the limited space in the building’s auditorium.

That will be followed by an 11 am-2 pm open house, which will feature tours of the building by project team members. This is a great opportunity design and construction professionals to hear how their colleagues worked through one of the most complex Living Building Challenge projects yet.

Here’s the schedule of tours and their leaders. Each tour takes approximately 45 minutes.

  • 11:00 a.m. with Todd Mowinski, partner, Newcomb & Boyd, and mechanical engineer on the project,
  • 11:00 a.m. with Joshua Gassman, sustainable design director, Lord Aeck Sargent, and leader of the Kendeda Building design team.
  • 11:30 a.m. with John DuCongé, senior project manager, Facilities Management, Georgia Tech, who oversaw construction on behalf of the university.
  • 11:30 a.m. with Jimmy Mitchell, director of project solutions, Skanska USA, and sustainable lead for the general contractor
  • Noon with Alissa Kingsley, associate, Lord Aeck Sargent, and an architect of the design team
  • 12:30 p.m. with Mariá Ceballos, architect, Facilities Management, Georgia Tech, who managed signage and other visual design issues for the owner.
  • 1:00 p.m. with Marlon Ellis, area maintenance manager, Facilities Management, Georgia Tech, who is now in charge of the building’s operations.

Attendees are encouraged to take public transit to open house and to RSVP. According to the university, hourly visitor parking is available at Visitor Parking Areas 4 and 5.

PHOTO AT TOP: By hbkahn for Georgia Tech 

(This is an updated version of a similar post from Wednesday.)


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