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Diamond Partner The Boldt Company
The Boldt Company provides facilities solution services to customers in a variety of power, healthcare, industrial, and institutional markets. Boldt has a national reputation being a leader in Integrated Lean Project Delivery® and one of the safest companies in America. Headquartered in Appleton, Boldt has 13 offices throughout the nation.
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Shashi Caan
Founding Partner
SC Collective
Shashi Caan is a distinguished thought leader for architectural design internationally. As a practitioner, design futurist, educator and author, her dedication to furthering human betterment through and by design is reflected in her 25+ year design career. She is the founding partner of her US/UK based, innovatively structured firm, THE COLLECTIVE, and Shashi Caan is the Founder and President of GloW-DESIGN (Globally We Design), an international thought leadership platform, through which her ReDesignEd Educators Forum facilitated the Universal Design Education Charter in 2018. In Nov 2018, she was appointed IFI CEO.

Formerly she held executive and leadership positions with three renowned NYC based architecture firms, including SOM, where she served as Design Director and Associate Partner. Simultaneously, she has served as Chair of the Interiors at Parsons New School of Design taught at several universities internationally.

She is the 2004 US Designer of the Year and recipient of the 2012 Golden Seat Architectural Master Award of China. In 2013 she was appointed the JDP Design Ambassador to Japan. She is a two-term president of IFI (The International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers, 2009-2014). With her leadership at IFI and gaining input from 88 countries, she founded the IFI Interiors Declaration (2011). She is a Fellow of the IFI and Royal Society of the Arts (RSA) and has been awarded honorary Fellowships in the UK, Australia and the U.S. In 2010, she was conferred an honorary doctorate from NYSID in New York. She is the author of the seminal book, “Rethinking Design and Interiors: Human Beings in the Built Environment” (2011), which has been translated in multiple languages.
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Victoria Cerami
Chief Executive Officer
Cerami & Associates
Victoria Cerami has earned a reputation as one of the premier acoustical and technology engineering firms in the country. Under her leadership, the firm has grown to be the largest woman owned firm working on building design projects globally.

The firm has worked with world class developers and architects on project designs such as the World Trade Center, Museum of Modern Art, Comcast Innovation Center, FaceBook and Google, Massachusetts General Hospital, Princeton University, and the Northwestern Mutual Headquarters in Milwaukee.

Victoria is passionate about the firm’s role in public outreach with a focus on mentorship and sponsorship of women. She sits on the Board of ACE (Architecture, Construction, and Engineering) which mentors inner city high school students. The firm sponsors a woman each year entering college to study mechanical engineering in honor of her Father, Vito Cerami.

Victoria is also a board member for the New York Building Congress, member of the University of Hartford’s Board of Regents, Co-Chairwoman of the Council of Industry Woman, and past Chairwoman of the University of Hartford’s Institute of Science and Technology Building Initiative Program.

Victoria holds a Master’s in Business from MIT’s Sloan School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hartford.
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Allison Burkett
MEP Design Technology Specialist
MG.aec
Allison is a MEP Design Technology Specialist with MG.aec. She works with architects, engineers and contractors to help them efficiently use their BIM software on their mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) related projects, from design through documentation. Prior to her current position she has 5+ years of MEP drafting and design for consulting engineering firms.
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Renee Cheng, FAIA
Dean
University of Washington, College of Built Environments
Renée Cheng, FAIA, DPACSA, is dean of the University of Washington's College of Build Environments. Dean Cheng comes from the School of Architecture at the University of Minnesota where she was a nationally renowned Professor. Educated at Harvard College and Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cheng has been recognized for education excellence with numerous awards from AIA and others.

Cheng has pioneered research surrounding the intersection of design and emerging technologies including work on industry adoption of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Lean.

Cheng was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows in 2016, served as AIA Minnesota President in 2009 and on numerous AIA committees on topics related to knowledge, innovation, culture and equity.
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Cheryl Durst
Executive Vice President / Chief Executive Officer
International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
An exceptional communicator, innovator, and visionary leader, Cheryl Durst has spurred progress, driven change, and encouraged the expansion of the Interior Design industry. As the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Cheryl is committed to achieving broad recognition for the value of design and its significant role in society through both functionality and engagement in every day work spaces and the built environment. Demonstrated by her active involvement in connecting industry professionals, including designers, manufacturers, clients, end users, and employers, she has worked to promote an understanding of how design impacts human behavior and affects all aspects of shared spaces.
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Michael Halflants, AIA
Principal
Halflants + Pichette
Michael Halflants, AIA, LEED AP, is an associate professor at the USF School of Architecture & Community Design and a principal at Halflants + Pichette Architects, with offices in Tampa and Sarasota. He started his architectural education in Brussels at the Institut Superieure de St Luc. He then earned a masters at the University of Florida, where he was awarded the gold medal, the college’s highest design honor. Upon graduation, Michael was a project designer with the Polshek Partnership in New York City. In that capacity, he drew designs for theaters and offices in Manhattan and for the Kansas University Spencer Museum. Working in a joint venture with Arata Isozaki’s Tokyo office, he worked on the Brooklyn Museum addition. In 2007, the University of Florida honored him with the Young Architect Award. In 2012, Michael was awarded a National American Institute of Architects award. As a tenured professor at the University of South Florida, he teaches graduate design studios and the modern housing course. He is a native French speaker and conversational in Dutch.
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Steven Holeczy
Sales Manager
Millennium Forms
Steve Holeczy is the sales manager with Millennium Forms. Steve has been with the company for 17 years and is an expert in the process of Light Interference Color. He has provided LIC material for projects throughout the world and continues to share his knowledge on the product and unique material coloring.
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Malcolm Holzman, FAIA
Principal
Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture
Malcolm Holzman’s buildings, described in a national publication as having a “brash beauty,” are acknowledged for their evocative nature, technical vision and singular character. He has completed commissions in 32 states, which represent some of this country’s most notable architecture and over the course of his professional career, has completed more than 150 building projects, including the UW-Madison Hamel Music Center. His work shows a diversity of design solutions, reflecting a wide range of building types and the application of materials unique to the region of each project, winning numerous awards for this distinguished body of work.
Mr. Holzman’s advocacy of architectural excellence extends to education and publications. He has held ten endowed chairs at schools of architecture and directed specialized design studios around the country. In recognition of his advancement of architecture and urbanism, he received the Pratt Institute Distinguished Alumni Award (1990). In 2001, he received the Gold Medal from Tau Sigma Delta, the honor society of architecture and the allied arts and was the first recipient of the James Daniel Bybee Prize (2001) from the Building Stone Institute.
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Tony Isenhoff
Design Technology Manager
Eppstein Uhen Architects
As the Design Technology Manager with Eppstein Uhen Architects, Tony Isenhoff ensures that the firm has the best technology available to complete projects. He loves solving problems—especially when it comes to technology and enjoys researching new tools and programs that could potentially solve problems architects encounter every day. Tony also is responsible for staff trainings to help improve technical skills with the programs. By focusing on technology, he helps take the burden from staff of mastering the ever-changing technology, thus allowing them to focus on what they do best—architecture. To stay current in related industries, Tony facilitates several area BIM Manager User Groups where he connects with colleagues. He also teaches for the BIM Studio, a course at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. When he’s not behind a screen researching technology, he’s working hard on taking his golf game to the next level.
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Matthys Levy
Engineer and author
Matthys Levy is the designer of many iconic buildings and other structures throughout the world, and author of several books.
His projects include the Georgia Dome Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia; the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City; and La Plata Stadium in Argentina. He is the author of several books, including Why Buildings Fall Down (1992) with Mario Salvadori, and Engineering the City: The Story of Infrastructure (2000) with Richard Panchyk.
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Paul McIlheran
Professional Engineer / senior project manager
R.A. Smith National, Inc.
Paul McIlheran, professional engineer (PE) and senior project manager, has more than 20 years of civil engineering experience in land development, helping clients transform development sites from entitlement though construction. His expertise includes large retail and healthcare sites. Paul also has extensive experience with low impact development techniques including infiltration and bioretention.
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Thomas Mortensen
Site Planner / Landscape Architect
R.A. Smith National, Inc.
Tom Mortensen, professional landscape architect (PLA) and site planner, has more than 30 years of experience in the landscape architecture, planning, design and construction professions. His areas of expertise include site design, urban redevelopment, park and public open space planning, public spaces, retail developments, senior living environments and green infrastructure for stormwater management.
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Kirsten Murray, FAIA
Principal
Olson Kundig
An owner and principal of Seattle-based Olson Kundig, Kirsten Murray’s body of work is characterized by authentic, contextual buildings that emerge from collaborative design partnerships. Throughout her three decades in practice, Murray has designed a range of project types, from private residences to mixed-use buildings, art spaces, commercial renovations and urban design projects. Known as an ambassador for the power of creative culture, Murray has pioneered many of the programs that helped Olson Kundig grow from a small, regional firm to an internationally recognized design practice. These include Olson Kundig’s international internship program and [storefront], an experimental design space where the firm hosted a series of investigative, community-based projects.
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Michael Prifti, FAIA
Principal
BLTa
Michael Prifti, FAIA, is President and Managing Principal of BLT Architects, a 50-person architectural/interiors firm in Philadelphia PA. He has served the Institute in a variety of roles, including: AIA Philadelphia Chapter President; AIA Pennsylvania Treasurer; Regional Director for Pennsylvania; two-term member of the National Ethics Council, member and Chair of the AIA Trust, and currently member of the Risk Management Committee. Michael is a member of the College of Fellows and a Richard Upjohn Fellow of the Institute and the recipient of the Thomas Ustick Walter and John Frederick Harbeson awards from AIA Philadelphia.
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Tony Pupp
National Accounts Manager
Linetec
With 25 years of experience in high-performance paint and anodize finishing, Tony Pupp’s experience includes expertise in coatings knowledge needed to achieve a smart synergy of aesthetic, performance and sustainable goals.
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Nicolas Rader
VP, Head of Design
WeWork
Nicolas Rader is the Head of Design for Powered by We, where he leads strategy and vision for the design disciplines, including architecture, interior design, engineering, and building information modeling specialists. He enjoys bringing his experience to solve complex issues on everything from individual growth, to cross functional collaboration, to detailing and contracts. Prior to WeWork, Nic ran an international design studio. He has taught at Stanford University and has given numerous academic and professional lectures on design around the USA.
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Joseph Tanney, AIA
Principal
Resolution: 4 Architecture
Joseph Tanney, AIA, founded Resolution: 4 Architecture in 1990 with Robert Luntz. Since its inception, his ten-person New York office has been internationally published and highly acclaimed, completing projects in the residential, commercial, and public realms. Tanney was a student and an employee of both Charles Gwathmey and Peter Eisenman, prior to starting his own practice.

Resolution: 4 Architecture’s most recent and ongoing preoccupation is THE MODERN MODULAR, a systematic methodology of design that leverages existing methods of prefabrication for residential construction. These efforts are an attempt to offer an option of 'Mass Customization' to the single-family housing market, thereby potentially transforming the sub-urban fabric of the American domestic landscape.

Having designed over 120 prefab homes from Maine to Hawaii using modular, panelized, and hybrid methods of delivery, Resolution: 4 Architecture is considered one of the most prolific prefab architecture firms practicing today.
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Jamie Unkefer, AIA
Principal
DIGSAU
As a descendant of a family of builders with a diverse background in the Classics, pottery, and winemaking, Jamie Unkefer, AIA, combines a maker's interest in craft with the inspiration of a writer's poetry. His affable personality and knowledge of the design and construction process allow Jamie to lead effective, consensus-driven decision-making with clients, collaborators, and builders. He has extensive experience in the management of large-scale projects, from inception through close-out. He is a Registered Architect in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a member of the Carpenter’s Company of the City and County of Philadelphia, and currently sits on the Facilities Committees of both Bartram’s Garden and Arch Street Friends Meeting House. Jamie enjoys playing banjo, canoeing the Boundary Waters and running marathons.
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Tate Walker, AIA, LEED Fellow
Director of Sustainability
OPN Architects
Tate is the Director of Sustainability at OPN Architects and leads projects and initiatives across the firm’s four offices. His experience is rooted in the architectural design process, but also includes program and project management, and the development of technical guidelines for high performing buildings. He has served many organizations, including cities and universities, AIA’s Committee on the Environment and the USGBC’s Energy & Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group.
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