Speakers

2018 Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Brian Kowalchuk, AIA, LEED AP, Director of Design, HDR, is the firm’s senior vice president, board member and global design ...

Keynote Speaker

Daniel Wentzlaff, Dipl. Ing. AADipl, Architect BSA SIA SWB, studied architecture in Munich, Paris and at the Architectural Association in ...

Keynote Speaker

Dario Tonelli, Managing Director, Laborplaner Tonelli AG, founded the company Laborplaner Tonelli AG in 2004 and has managed the company ...

Adrian Walters, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Principal, ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge is a leader in ARC's science and ...

Aimee Smith, Principal, RWDI, is the firm leader for the higher education, laboratory and health care sectors. Aimée is widely ...

Alex Munoz, Senior Lab Planner, SmithGroupJJR, has planned labs for 40+ life science projects around the world and has presented ...

Brent Amos, AIA, LEED AP, leads Cooper Carry’s Washington D.C. Science + Technology studio. As a Principal, he is focused ...

Partner
E4H Environments for Health Architecture

Brian DiLuiso, AIA, Partner, E4H Environments for Health Architecture, is a skilled career design professional with more than 20 years ...

Robert [Buddy] Pribish, AIA, has more than 30 years of experience leading multidiscipline teams on Science and Technology (S&T) projects ...

Partner
E4H Environments for Health Architecture

Chip Calcagni, AIA, Partner, E4H Environments for Health Architecture, is a managing partner of E4H and has been a practicing ...

Principal/Senior Laboratory Planner
Page/SST Planners

Chris Cowansage, Principal/Senior Laboratory Planner, Page/SST Planners, over 35 years of laboratory programming, planning and design experience with ...

Chris Ertl, AIA, LEED BD+C, is an architect and senior laboratory planner in CRB’s Science & Technology group. Chris ...

Christopher Small is the market leader for Clark Nexsen's Science + Technology practice that has designed more than 3.5 ...

Senior Project Manager
Stantec Architecture Inc.

Cynthia Labelle, AIA, Senior Project Manager, Stantec Architecture Inc., has more than 20 years of diverse architectural design experience with ...

Cynthia Walston, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal, CannonDesign, is the Office Market Leader of the Science and Technology practice group at ...

Eric Pelky, has been with Johnson Control for 11 years and is part of the Global Lab Design team. As ...

F. Jeffrey [Jeff] Murray, FAIA has over three decades of experience in design and project leadership on a wide range ...

Vice President, Design Principal
Kirksey Architecture

Gary Machicek, AIA, Vice President, Design Principal, Kirksey Architecture, has made an impact by designing innovative higher education and Science ...

Hilke Schoonvliet, EDAC, LEED GA, NCARB, Planner, EwingCole, specializes in medical facility planning. She has a strong expertise in conducting ...

Jamie Doran, Partner, JacobsWyper Architects, has designed and managed complex laboratory and biotechnology facility upgrades for higher education clients such ...

Jason Slusarczyk, PE, Principal, Novus Environmental Inc, received his degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Guelph and has ...

Principal
Baskervill

Jay Woodburn, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Baskervill, is a technical architect who loves the nuts and bolts of ...

Jim Coogan, P.E., is a Principal in product development at Siemens Building Technologies. In 35 years designing controls for ...

Laboratory Designer
HERA Laboratory Planners

Jinhee Lee, CDT, Laboratory Designer, HERA Laboratory Planners, believes you don’t need to sacrifice form for function. Laboratories can be ...

John Swift, Jr., PE, CEM, LEED BD+C, has over 25 years of experience in high performance building systems engineering ...

Josh Meyer, AIA, Managing Principal, Jacobs Consultancy, has been a laboratory and vivarium planner for more than 30 years and ...

Dean, College of Sciences and Mathematics
Stephen F. Austin State University

With a BS in Mathematics, Kimberly M. Childs, PhD, began her career as a secondary mathematics teacher within the Texas ...

Lloyd Fisk, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP is a Principal at Research Facilities Design, one of the leading laboratory planning consultancies ...

Mark Davis, AIA, LEED AP BD+C is a Principal at KieranTimberlake, a prominent U.S.-based architecture firm recognized for ...

Senior Associate Brand Integration Team Leader
Kirksey Architecture

Melissa Schmitz, Senior Associate Brand Integration Team Leader, Kirksey Architecture, has more than 22 years of graphic and environmental design ...

Vice President
Stantec Architecture Inc.

Michael Reagan RA, AIA, NCARB, Vice President, Stantec Architecture Inc, is a sector leader for Stantec’s Science & Technology Market ...

Laboratory Planner
HERA Laboratory Planners

Michele Pollio, AIA, Laboratory Planner, HERA Laboratory Planners, brings extensive experience in planning, master planning, design and construction documentation and ...

Olga Kochar, MS, CSSGB, is a veteran laboratory professional with diverse background, extensive experience and leadership skills. In almost 20 ...

Patrick O’Keefe, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Clark Nexsen, brings 25 years of experience in the design of life ...

Associate/Senior Laboratory Planner
Page/SST Planners

Regal Leftwich, Associate/Senior Laboratory Planner, Page/SST Planners, is a collaborative, forward-thinking architect and laboratory planner with the motivation ...

Robert Benson, AIA, Design Principal, CannonDesign, is a design leader for the firm. Regarded for his ability to leverage design ...

Ron Riccitelli is a Project Management/Senior Consultant with the firm of Faithful + Gould. Ron has been actively working directly ...

Project Director- Advanced Technology & Manufacturing
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Ryan Molen, LEED AP BD+C, is a Project Director for McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. who specializes in client solutions ...

Sara Eastman, AIA, NCARB, Principal, EwingCole, has diverse experience in the detailing and implementation of major projects through all phases ...

Sven Shockey, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Design Director, SmithGroupJJR, brings over 20 years of experience in planning, interiors and ...

2017 Speakers

Keynote Speaker
Managing Principal
Jacobs Consultancy Inc

Josh Meyer, AIA, the Managing Principal of Jacobs Consultancy Inc, has been with the firm for over 32 years. Josh is ...

Adam Denmark, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a principal at SmithGroupJJR and director of the firm's national laboratory planning ...

Senior Building Scientist/Associate
Payette

Alejandra Menchaca, PhD, LEED AP, is a Senior Building Scientist/Associate with Boston’s Payette. Her experience includes Energy Modeling, Daylight ...

Bernard Dooley, AIA, LEED AP, is Director of Laboratory Design at Goody Clancy. As a Senior Associate and Goody Clancy’s Director ...

Senior Director–Global Engineering
Alcami Corp.

Bob Nevruz, Senior Director of Global Engineering with Alcami Corp., has over 20 years of experience in Capital Planning, Project ...

Architect/Lab Planner
Clark Nexsen

Brian Brader, RA, NCARB, is an Architect/Lab Planner with Clark Nexsen. He has over 25 years of knowledge and ...

Christopher Small, PE, LEED AP, is an Associate with Clark Nexsen. Chris is an experienced Project Manager, Client Manager, and Business ...

Laboratory Planner
Clark Nexsen

Christopher W. Bartlett, LEED AP BD+C, is a Laboratory Planner with Clark Nexsen. He has more than 20 years ...

Senior Principal, Market Sector Leader
FKP Architects

Cynthia D. Walston FAIA, LEED AP, is Senior Principal, Market Sector Leader with FKP Architects in Houston. Cynthia leads the ...

David Withee is President of Withee Works LLC in Green Bay, Wisc. He offers strategic guidance in understanding the market dynamics ...

Senior Architect, Associate Principal
Clark Nexsen

Don Kranbuehl, AIA, PE, LEED AP BD+C, is a Senior Architect, Associate Principal with Clark Nexsen in Raleigh. His ...

Science & Technology Practice Director
SmithGroupJJR

Edward Burton, RIBA, is Science & Technology Practice Director at SmithGroupJJR. Serving as SmithGroupJJR's National Science and Technology Practice Director ...

George L. Kemper, RA, has been the primary laboratory planner for the last 25 years at BHDP. He has planned ...

Greg Owen, PE is the Cleanroom Design Principal for Jacobs, a global provider of engineering and construction services. He has ...

Director of Sustainable Design
Wilson Architects

Jacob Werner, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is Director of Sustainable Design/Associate at Wilson Architects. Jacob specializes in the ...

Project Manager
Hixson Architecture, Engineering and Interiors

James Schreyer of Hixson Architecture, Engineering and Interiors is a Professional Engineer with 15 years of electrical engineering experience in ...

Javier Arguedas is a Manager with Waldner Inc. He provides sales and technical support to existing dealers in the developing of ...

Principal and Laboratory Planner
Perkins+Will

Joseph R. Wagner, AIA, is Principal and Laboratory Planner at Perkins+Will in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Joe specializes ...

Project Architect
Flad Architects

Julia Janaro, AIA, LEED AP, GGP, is a Project Architect with Flad Architects. Julia has 15 years of experience creating healthy and ...

Design Principal
Perkins+Will

Kenneth Luker, AIA, LEED AP, is Design Principal at Perkins+Will in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Kenneth provides leadership ...

Director of Science and Technology
JE Dunn Construction

Kevin Brettmann is the Director of Science and Technology for JE Dunn Construction in Denver, Colo. He has been a ...

Kevin Chriswell, AIA, LEED AP, is a Project Manager/Lab Planner with CRB. Kevin has 25 years of experience as ...

Mark Doore is an Engineer-Management with Airgas. He is the company's Director, Specialty and Process Gas Solutions.

Mark Freeman is a Partner and Architect with Gray Puksand in Melborne, Australia. Mark has 15 years' experience in the planning ...

Mark Paskanik, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, is a Senior Architect and Laboratory Planner with CRB, a consulting, design ...

Martin Lu, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is an Associate at Wilson Architects. During his seven years at Wilson Architects, Martin has worked ...

Matt Ellsworth, AIA, LEED AP, is an Associate Principal at Wilson Architects. Matt has over 30 years of experience with projects of ...

Architect/Science & Technology Planner
Flad Architects

Michael Nagy, RA, is an Architect/Science & Technology Planner with Flad Architects in Chapel Hill, N.C. With over 35 years ...

Michael R. Labosky, MS, CIH, CSP, is Assistant to the Director in the MIT EHS Office. He serves as a ...

Nick Caronna, PE, LEED AP BD+C, CRB Senior Director of Science + Technology & Engineering Lab Planner, has over 35 ...

Noah A. Rollins, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, is an Associate with Gensler in Tampa. Noah is a Harvard-trained ...

Nykia Gantt is a Mechanical Engineer with CRB. Nykia holds over 13 years of mechanical systems experience, including mechanical systems ...

Principal Engineer
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Otto Van Geet, PE, LEED AP, is a Principal Engineer at NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory), with over 30 years ...

Pat O’Keefe, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is Principal with Clark Nexsen in Raleigh. He has 24 years of experience ...

Punit Jain, AIA, LEED Fellow, is a Vice President with Cannon Design in St. Louis. A leader in the science ...

Science & Technology Practice Leader, Principal
Goody Clancy

Roger Goldstein, FAIA, LEED AP, is Principal/Science and Technology Practice Leader at Goody Clancy. As a Principal and a member ...

VP Global Business Development
asecos GmbH

Sascha Kunkel has been involved in the lab industry for more than 14 years. He is Vice President of Global ...

Mechanical Principal
Cator, Ruma & Associates

Sean Convery, PE, is a Mechanical Principal at Cator, Ruma & Associates and a founding Board Member of the Colorado ...

Vera Baranova has been a Designer with Payette in Boston since 2014. Her previous experience includes the design of stem ...

2016 Speakers

President and Chief Executive Officer
Consolidated Sterilizer Systems

Arthur Trapotsis, President and Chief Executive Officer, joined Consolidated Sterilizer Systems in 1999. In 2008, he acquired the Company from ...

Founding Partner
HiWorks

Brantley Hightower, AIA, LEED AP, is a founding partner of HiWorks in San Antonio. Previously, he worked for Perkins & ...

Project Architect
Cooper Carry

Brent works in the Science + Technology and Higher Education Specialty Practice Groups and is responsible for programming, design, documentation, and ...

Science + Technology Core Team Leader
CRB

Brian Peasley, PE, LEED AP, is the Science + Technology Core Team Leader at CRB in Philadelphia. Brian is a licensed ...

Architect II
SmithGroupJJR

Chris Vanneste has 17 years of architecture and laboratory planning experience. His expertise is unique in that his experience in ...

Senior Principal, Market Sector Leader
FKP Architects

Cynthia D. Walston FAIA, LEED AP, is Senior Principal, Market Sector Leader with FKP Architects in Houston. Cynthia leads the ...

President, CEO & Executive Director
Houston Forensic Science Center

Daniel D. Garner, Ph.D., is President, CEO and Executive Director of Houston Forensic Science Center Inc. Prior to his ...

Project Manager
Cooper Carry

David Thomson joined Cooper Carry in 1995 and was named an Associate Director in 2011, and later an Associate Principal in ...

Associate Principal
Clark Nexsen

Don Kranbuehl is Associate Principal with Clark Nexsen in Raleigh, N.C., as well as Assistant Professor of Practice, Architecture ...

Founding Principal and Board Chairman
Novus Environmental

Dr. Xin Qiu, ACM, EP, is a founding Principal and board chairman of Novus Environmental. He has over 20 years ...

Life Sciences Practice Area Leader
Gensler Boston

Erik Lustgarten, AIA, LEED AP, is a Life Sciences Practice Area Leader for Gensler Boston. Erik has contributed to the ...

Director of Sustainable Design
Wilson Architects

Jacob Werner specializes in the planning, design, and construction of laboratory buildings. He successfully guides teams through collaborative listening and ...

Principal
Payette

Since joining Payette in 1979, Jim has applied the best principles in lab planning and design to create environments that ...

Principal Wind Specialist
Novus Environmental

Jason Slusarczyk, P.Eng., is a Principal Wind Specialist with Novus Environmental in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Jason received his degree ...

Partner
Svigals + Partners

Jay Brotman, AIA, a Partner at Svigals + Partners in New Haven, Conn., has a thought-provoking approach to architecture that inspires ...

Associate
Payette

Jeffrey Abramson is an Associate at Payette. He has vast knowledge in the design, technical development and graphic documentation of ...

Director Development and Industrial/Chemical/Laboratory Market Leader
Jensen Hughes

Jeremy Lebowitz, PE, is a Director Development and Industrial/Chemical/Laboratory Market Leader for Jensen Hughes in Boston. Jeremy’s ...

Managing Principal
Jacobs Consultancy Inc

Josh Meyer, AIA, the Managing Principal of Jacobs Consultancy Inc, has been with the firm for over 32 years. Mr ...

Life Sciences Practice Area Leader, EMEA
Gensler London

Justin Cratty, AIA, LEED AP, is a Life Sciences Practice Area Leader, EMEA with Gensler London. With significant experience as ...

Communications Editor
Payette

A New England native, Karen moved south for her undergraduate degree at the University of Richmond, graduating in 2008 with ...

Principal
SMRT Architects and Engineers

Katherine Everett, PE, LEED AP, is a principal who leads the mechanical engineering team at SMRT Architects and Engineers. Among ...

Director of Science and Technology
JE Dunn Construction

Kevin Brettmann is the Director of Science and Technology for JE Dunn Construction in Denver, Colo. He has been a ...

Senior Laboratory Planner
CRB

Kevin has over 17 years’ experience as a project architect and laboratory and vivarium planner for science and technology based ...

Associate Principal
Cooper Carry

Lesley Braxton is an associate principal in Cooper Carry’s Higher Education and Science + Technology Specialty Practice Groups. She has design ...

Senior Architect and Laboratory Planner
CRB

Mark Paskanik, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, is a Senior Architect and Laboratory Planner with CRB, a consulting, design ...

President and Principal
Mitchell Architectural Group

Robert Mitchell, AIA, is president and principal of the Mitchell Architectural Group in Southbury, Conn. He has more thirty years ...

Associate Principal
Payette

Robert joined Payette in 1999 and was made an Associate Principal in 2012. He has made significant impact on projects ...

Partner
Svigals + Partners

Robert Skolozdra, AIA, LEED AP is a Partner at Svigals + Partners in New Haven, Conn., where he has worked since ...

Principal and Senior Mechanical Engineer
SMRT Architects and Engineers

Russ Bailey, PE, LEED AP, is a Principal and Senior Mechanical Engineer at SMRT Architects and Engineers, with more than ...

Senior Vice President
WSP

Scott Robbins is a Senior Vice President who has over 24 years of engineering, construction and project management experience. His ...

Director
Jensen Hughes

Simon Goodhead, PE, is a code consultant/fire protection engineer and the director of Jensen Hughes’ Atlanta office. Simon oversees ...

Director for Laboratory Programming and Planning
SmithGroupJJR

An experienced architect with a national practice, Victor Cardona serves as SmithGroupJJRs’ Director for Laboratory Programming and Planning. Victor has ...

Principal, Science and Technology Laboratory Practice Leader
Iron Horse Architects

During the thirty-fve years of her career, Victoria has planned and designed research, development, and manufacturing facilities for a variety ...