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**NEW DATE** COTE: Integrated Design - Looking Back and Looking Forward

**Due to technical and scheduling issues, this program was rescheduled from its prior date. Click below to register for this program. Previous registrants have been contacted about signing up at this new link.**

Effective integrated design is known to be a path to better performing buildings.  It is also a process that is inherently more collaborative and inclusive of the entire project team and so has the promise to be highly rewarding professionally.  Given those considerations, one can ask the question:  Why isn’t integrated design the universal industry practice?

Looking ahead, with the increased use of collaboration tools within a virtual environment — punctuated by a near universal reliance on working remotely due to the pandemic — real questions about worker productivity metrics being asked now will be followed less quickly by an evaluation of results of the new working paradigms.   Will increased virtual collaboration, and shifts in workplace, potentially help or hinder integrated design as a process, and as importantly, impact the performance of buildings being delivered?   And, will the backside of the pandemic forever change aspects of building design and can integrated design teams optimize both health and wellness and building decarbonization?

There are lots of questions.  Come join us, as a moderated panel will explore both what the right questions are that we should be asking and where things might be headed.

Attendees will receive call-in information upon registration.

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Tom Marseille, Managing Principal, Integral Group
An award-winning engineer and industry thought leader, Tom’s passion is integrated systems design and the delivery of best-in-class, performance outcomes for building owners and occupants. He brings future ready expertise to clients, including smart building consulting, clean energy strategic planning and innovative next generation district-scale approaches. Tom emphasizes sustainability on all his projects, ultimately fostering solutions that are practical, maintainable, healthy, resilient and resource responsible. Tom is an author, frequent speaker, and facilitator, and currently sits on the AIA Seattle Board of Directors. He was previously a member of the ILFI/Cascadia Board of Directors and City of Seattle Living Building Technical Advisory Group. Tom served as a moderator, presenter, and content developer for the AIA+2030 Professional Series and AIA Getting to Zero Professional Series and most recently the Action Now Accelerating Pathways to Decarbonization Summit. Formerly, Tom was also a Senior Research Scientist for Pacific Northwest National Laboratories and Director of Technology and Analytic Services for Honeywell’s Building Information Services business.


Chris Angus, Vice President, Design and Construction, Unico Properties
Chris Angus joined Unico Properties with over 20 years of industry experience. His past responsibilities have included leading preconstruction efforts, supporting constructability analysis, systems selection and integration, sustainability, cost and scheduling feedback.  He has worked on a variety of projects including commercial, educational, hospitality, institutional, non-profit, and residential projects at all levels of design and construction. Prior to joining our team, Chris worked with Sellen Construction overseeing Preconstruction Services. He has also worked for an international project management and cost control firm on a wide range of project types and sizes.

Myer Harrell, Principal and Director of Sustainability, Weber Thompson
Myer is a Principal and Director of Sustainability at Weber Thompson, a mid-size multidisciplinary architecture and design firm in Seattle. He manages high performance commercial office projects, including several pursuing Living Building Challenge Petal Certification. Myer serves on the AIA Seattle board of directors and has co-instructed undergraduate and graduate architecture studios at the University of Washington.

Amarpreet Sethi, Principal, tk1sc
Amarpreet Sethi is a Principal at the Seattle office and leads the High-Performance Design and Sustainability practice for tk1sc engineering, a west coast Engineering firm. Amarpreet combines her knowledge of climate responsive design, building envelope, visual and thermal comfort, indoor air quality and high performing HVAC systems to give clients a clear understanding of the impact of design strategies and innovative solutions on building performance and user experience. Her passion for Architecture, building science and engineering enable her to assist integrated design teams to deliver holistic high-performing buildings in multiple market sectors. Amarpreet is a published author in journals like ASHRAE, CSE, Daily Journal of Commerce and Workplace Design magazine.  She has been performing energy modeling and building performance analysis for the last 18 years. Her work has impacted numerous clients who strive to enhance user experience and environmental stewardship through implementation of passive design and high performing systems.

Jack Avery, Principal, Jack Avery Construction Solutions
Jack’s history encompasses 40 plus years working in the Pacific Northwest with two of Seattle’s premier general contractors building commercial “Class A” projects.  For the last 20 years Jack’s focus has been providing his clients with expert preconstruction and project delivery services earning Jack the recognition, trust, and value as a leader in the industry.  Skilled in providing early concept reviews, cost estimating, project scheduling, assistance with selection and development of building systems, constructability input, he helps project teams find and implement innovative solutions.  Experienced in alternate delivery models including Lean delivery (IPD) and Design Build, Jack is able to help teams create a more value driven process to successfully deliver projects.

Jack Avery is an active member of Lean Construction Institute (LCI) and Design Build Institute of America (DBIA).

This program is presented by AIA Seattle’s Committee on the Environment. Contact Member Engagement Manager, Connor Descheemaker, with questions or concerns.



July 20, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Price


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938