Big International Green Projects

November 5, 2011

Join us on November 16th from 6-8 PM at NYC ACRE for a presentation and discussion with our experts on international and large institutional green projects. Albert Wei and Tiffany Broyles Yost, both of KPF will be discussing a variety of green projects including Langfang IDP/new Beijing airport aerotropolis, BSD City (satellite city in Jakarta) and Meixi Lake. Wei will talk about sustainable planning projects, while Tiffany will discuss KFP’s green building strategies for some of their signature high-rise building; she has worked on some of the world’s tallest buildings. And, Peter Syrett from Perkins+Will will present on his firm’s innovative projects in institutional building, namely healthcare and K-12 schools. Highlighting why in these particular industries we have to design from the molecular level, to understand how everything is linked and can affect the evolution of building in general. Date: Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Invited Speakers: Tiffany Broyles, Kohn Pedersen Fox; Peter Syrett, Perkins+Will; Albert S Wei, Kohn Pedersen Fox Location: NYC ACRE, 160 Varick Street, 12th Floor This forum is free and open to the general public.  Due to building security, RSVP is required [Registration is now closed]. Speaker Bios:

Tiffany Broyles, Associate Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox

Tiffany Broyles Yost is an environmental specialist and architectural designer at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates with over ten years of experience in research and design of sustainable architecture. She has worked on a variety of master planning, mixed-use, super-tall, commercial, academic, and institutional projects as head of KPF’s Environmental Network. A LEED® Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction (LEED AP BD+C), she ­brings a detailed knowledge of climate conditions and environmental performance to the design process.

Peter Syrett, Perkins+Will

Peter Syrett’s experience in sustainability and living communities has made him one of the firm’s leading experts in green design. Peter heads the sustainability efforts in Perkins+Will’s New York office as well as being the northeast region leader of Perkins+Will’s Sustainable Advisory Services, which helps our clients to a more sustainable future for their organizations.   He guides teams towards a deeper understanding of sustainability, one that looks beyond green rating frameworks such as LEED, towards a paradigm of creating healthy and thriving ecological systems. Peter’s project range in scale from large urban planning studies down to critical analysis of the substances we use to build.  Peter led the effort in 2009 to develop the Precautionary List, the architectural industry’s first major list of substances to avoid using in building design.

Albert S Wei, Senior Associate Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox

Albert S Wei provides practice leadership in urban planning and urban sustainability at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, applying over 15 years of experience in urban design and planning, sustainable design, property development, and infrastructure planning.  As an urban designer and planning consultant to government and property-sector clients, he creates compelling, effective and sustainable urban places.  He has led or contributed to signature projects throughout North and South America, East, South and South-east Asia, and Western and Central Europe.  Mr. Wei is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and a LEED® Accredited Professional in neighborhood development (LEED AP ND).