Associate and Designer,
Associate and Designer,
Jon Bailey is a designer and researcher in the HKS LINE (Laboratory for INtensive Exploration) studio and is a graduate of the University of Michigan where he studied and researched; advanced modeling techniques, robotic fabrication, parametric and algorithmic modeling, architectural theory, and data driven performance modeling in architectural design. Since 2007 he has curated and is the founder and editor of an online architectural research project, Archimorph, guided by a trajectory for furthering our knowledge and understanding of technological and biological integration in design.
His designs and research focus on the implementation of emerging digital tools within the architectural design process; where materiality, building systems and processes are inspired by biological and technological natures.
Managing Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist,
Hubbs has over 25 years’ experience as a consultant practicing exclusively in the field of facade engineering and building science. He has a unique blend of theoretical and hands-on knowledge gained from completing hundreds of building enclosure investigations and rehabilitation projects as well as from facade engineering and construction review of building enclosures for new buildings. Hubbs’ experience includes work on a variety of building types in virtually all climatic regions across Canada and the US. He has extensive experience designing, testing and constructing unique high-rise building facades with unitized curtain wall, skylights, and window-wall systems manufactured offshore in Asia and Europe.
Kemp is a Project Engineer in the Facade Engineering Practice at Thornton Tomasetti. As a licensed architect and trained engineer, Kemp has had extensive experience in the design and engineering of ETFE and other facade systems. At Thornton Tomasetti, she has been integral to several large and small scale ETFE projects. Together with Edward Peck, Vice President of Thornton Tomasetti, she has developed best practice guidelines ETFE systems from an engineering perspective.
Director of Engineering Sales,
A. Zahner Company
Paul Martin is the Director of Engineering Sales for the A. Zahner Company; a renowned designer, fabricator, and installer of some of the world’s most inventive and intricate metal facades. Since 1998, Mr. Martin has worked closely with many of the world’s top architects and artists to deliver exceptional projects.
Krista brings to the Transsolar New York team a passion for design at the intersection of architecture, engineering, computation, and ecology. Her expertise in passive design includes daylight modelling, thermal simulation and natural ventilation design. Krista’s varied education in environmental engineering, architecture and interdisciplinary design provides a unique skill set to manifest Transsolar’s mission of creating elegant high comfort low energy buildings. Before joining Transsolar Krista worked as a teaching assistant at the Harvard GSD, as researcher with MIT’s Sustainable Design Lab and a designer for at the Harvard Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Design. Prior to this Krista was a green building consultant in Toronto with Halsall Associates where she started the firm’s passive design group.
Edward is a design principal at Forum Studio where he is a recognized leader in emerging architectural technologies and innovative building skins. He is a leading advocate for high-performance architecture, an educator of informed collaboration and a pioneer of innovative materials. Before joining Forum Studio, Edward practiced as a façade consultant and was instrumental in the design and development of many of the most recognizable ETFE projects around the world. For more than 15 years he has contributed to the advancement of ETFE; systems and project applications and is a regular speaker on the technology.
Principal - Structures,
Walter P Moore
Sanjeev leads Walter P Moore’s Enclosure Engineering practice. His expertise lies in developing elegant façade design solutions that balance structure, sustainability, and comfort for the users. Sanjeev’s experience is on a wide variety of projects including aviation, sports, civic, commercial, transportation, and hospitality. He has instructed at SciARC, a center of innovation and education, on integrated facades and at the University of Southern California’s School of Architecture on designing with glass. He is a registered architect in California as well as a LEED Accredited Professional. His Master of Building Sciences is from the University of Southern California, School of Architecture and his Bachelor of Architecture is from the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi.
A senior member of the SOM Enclosure Group, Timm brings over 19 years of experience to the team, including project management on projects ranging from street furniture, to institutional work, and large scale speculative developments. Timm’s interest and expertise lies in building enclosures, both in their aesthetic appearance in varying light conditions and their performance throughout the seasons, as well as in efficient structures featuring materials and techniques new to the building process. His recent project experience includes One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere; the Center for Character and Leadership Development, a new building at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO; and 252 East 57th street, a luxury mixed-use project in Manhattan with residential, retail, and public spaces.
Commercial Specifications Manager,
Shawn Torbert is the NYC Commercial Specifications Manager at ROXUL USA, a subsidiary of ROCKWOOL International in Denmark. His career in sustainable building began in 2007, when he became VP of New Business Development at Greenable, Inc., Philadelphia’s first “green building” material supplier. Since then he has maintained a strong focus on sustainable building materials and high-performance/low- energy
building technologies and design.
In 2009, Shawn founded an independent manufacturer’s representative firm, TORUS 5, to introduce new high-performance commercial building products to the U.S. architectural community and construction markets. At TORUS 5 he specialized in rainscreen façade systems and development, code compliance strategies and consulting, passive daylighting products, moisture management products, BIPV glass, and vapor permeable air barrier materials. In 2012, Shawn became the NYC Façade Application Specialist at Trespa North America before moving to ROXUL in 2014.
Shawn is a graduate of Lehigh University, LEED AP, and Certified International Passive House Designer. He recently served a two year term on the Board of Directors at New York Passive House (NYPH) and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science degree in Sustainability Management at Columbia University in New York City.
Tuluca leads the energy efficiency and green consulting at Vidaris. His team worked on energy efficiency for over 100 million sqft of facilities, including the first US net-zero building at Oberlin College, the first US green spec office building at Four Times Square, the first US green highrise tower –Solaire — and over 300 LEED buildings. They perform energy use modeling, dewpoint and U-value analyses on two and three-dimensional models, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for comfort, condensation and air distribution. Tuluca and his team have trained the NYC DoB on Energy Code compliance and have been part of the group that developed the NYC Zone Green bonus.
Adrian’s experience in thermal simulations, daylighting analysis, as well as data analysis and visualization brings insight to the design of low-impact user-centered buildings. This expertise in thermal and daylight simulation extends to the testing and validation of climate concepts for complex building systems and geometries. As well Adrian’s data visualizations add depth to this analysis, providing clear graphics for the quick comprehension of innovative systems and solutions. His education also provides a strength in the building envelope detailing necessary for ensuring high levels of building performance.
Walter P. Moore
Bio to come
Associate | Computational Design + Research,