1. Barbara Wilks

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    Barbara Wilks, FASLA, FAIA, principal and founder of W Architecture and Landscape Architecture, is a leader in the field of design. As an architect and a landscape architect, Barbara uses her leadership skills to realign nature in the city. Barbara has won many awards for her work and has been published nationally and internationally. Her designs range from urban public spaces to infrastructure to architecture, and her goal is to use design to create access and a means of participation—a route to discovery and engagement. In addition to opening her projects for participation, during the design process Barbara continues the spirit of inclusion to the surrounding communities and government agencies. She is a board member of Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park in Ohio as well as the Design Trust for Public Space and the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation in New York City.

  2. Tyler McIntyre

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     Tyler McIntyre is a Partner at Fairstead where he oversees the development, construction and rehabilitation of multifamily housing projects in 18 states across the U.S. Previously, Tyler held positions at Tetra Tech, Lendlease and RockFarmer Capital where he focused on the design and ground-up construction of commercial, multifamily and healthcare facilities. 

    Tyler earned two undergraduate degrees from Dartmouth College: a BE in Mechanical Engineering and a BA in Economics. In addition, Tyler graduated from the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University with an MS degree in Urban Planning and Construction Management.

  3. Carol E. Rosenthal

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    Carol E. Rosenthal is a partner specializing in land use and development at Fried Frank. She has guided developers, businesses, and nonprofit institutions in some of New York City’s most significant development projects and through numerous discretionary land use approvals. She also advises on city and state public-private initiatives, housing, transportation, and other development, and regularly represents clients in the transfer of development rights, government acquisitions, and turnkey developments. In addition to her legal practice, she is trustee and on the executive committee of the Citizens Budget Commission; a council member of Van Allen Institute; and serves on the Advisory Board for Cityland, a publication of The Center for New York City Law of New York Law School. She is also on the board of the Citizen’s Housing and Planning Committee.

  4. Amy Whitesides

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    Amy Whitesides has developed and led resiliency and research initiatives at Stoss for over ten years.  She brings a background in landscape, ecology and biology—as well as interests in food and landscapes for swimming and surfing—to a wide range of projects and efforts, including a firm culture that values generosity, collaboration, and mutual support. She has directed numerous award-winning projects that focus on environmental sustainability and resilience, including Vision Galveston on Galveston Island, North Shore Promenades in Edmonton, and various Climate Ready Boston district studies.  She is currently overseeing multiple waterfront design and redevelopment efforts, as well as a major renovation to Moakley Park—Boston’s most significant open-space investment since Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace. Amy is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She currently serves as a design critic at the GSD and previously taught landscape history and studio courses at Northeastern University and University of Toronto. 

  5. Benjamin G. Saxe

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    Ben’s belief in the positive role architecture can play in society around the world stems from his studies in Costa Rica and the US, as well as his work in Europe on a number of large international projects. This experience is combined with a long-held desire to use design to “do more with less” and ensure that craft and technology work seamlessly together to create buildings and spaces for all. While studying at the Rhode Island School of Design, Benjamin explored how different materials could be used in construction in new and exciting ways. In 2007, Benjamin moved to London to work for the world-renowned Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, drawn in part by their commitment to sustainable and socially aware design. In 2012, Benjamin Garcia Saxe was formally opened as a design studio in Costa Rica. The practice was renamed Studio Saxe in 2017 to acknowledge the growing role of many of its multidisciplinary team members.

  6. Erik Verboon

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    Erik Verboon is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Walter P Moore New York office. Trained in both architecture and engineering, Erik brings a deep global experience with a focus on the design of complex and high performance building envelopes for a wide range of building types.

    Erik has experience working with a wide variety of facade applications including high-performance double skin facades, geometrically complex composite facades, and custom unitized enclosures for both new buildings and existing building retrofits and extensions. His experience in digital design, geometric rationalization and environmental analysis allows him to bring superlative value to his clients, helping designers deliver projects to the highest level of design sophistication while maximizing performance and minimizing cost.  Erik is currently working to develop resilient building enclosure strategies for flood-prone buildings and master plans.

    Erik’s portfolio includes both national and international work with extensive experience in the New York market, bringing expertise in buildings old and new, across academic, commercial, and cultural sectors. In addition to Erik’s professional accolades, he also teaches enclosure design and environmental analysis at a number of leading universities.

  7. Steven Baumgartner

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    Steven is an engineer and planner specializing in integrated systems solutions for campuses, communities, and cities. He founded Baumgartner Urban Systems Strategy (BUSS) after two decades with global integrated design, engineering, planning, and architecture firms. He uses his experience, evidence (data), and empathy to find innovative solutions for his clients. Core to his passion is the belief that urban systems need to be continually reexamined, reengineered, and reimagined to advance our biggest challenges. Through his work, Steven has seen the power of bold, elegant solutions that strengthen our neighborhoods, build economic prosperity, and ensure health and wellness—all while working in concert with (not against) our natural systems. Steven lives and works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and supports several local initiatives, including Riverlife, Higher Education Climate Collaborative (HECC), and p4 Pittsburgh. In addition to the Van Alen Council, he is an active member of ULI’s Sustainable Development Council

  8. Gary Sorge

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    As Director of Landscape Architecture for Stantec’s multidisciplinary practice, Gary is proud to be part of one of the most sustainable corporations in the world—fifth globally and first in North America.  Gary’s influence spans a broad range of transportation, civic infrastructure, public realm, ecosystem restoration, and resiliency projects, leading professionals across all design disciplines. In his capacity as a hands-on principal, strategist, designer, and multidisciplinary planner, Gary brings to our clients a comprehensive approach to building resilient infrastructure and communities, creating and rehabilitating public space, creating and preserving natural habitats, and inclusive community engagement. Over his thirty plus years with Stantec,
    Gary has led the restoration and design of prominent and highly vulnerable landscapes and transportation infrastructure, leveraging the strength of systems-based design, innovation, and technology.

  9. Mark Johnson

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    Mark Johnson, FASLA, is a thought leader in the regeneration of inner-city areas. Examples include regeneration of Denver’s Stapleton Airport, since 1988; the Rivers District in Calgary and the South River District in Brno, Czech Republic. Mark is known for the design of complex projects involving green infrastructure as catalyst to economic, environmental and social change. He is a prominent designer of public space, completing the North Embarcadero in San Diego; St. Patrick’s Island in Calgary; and Riverfront Park in Tampa. He has received many awards for planning, design and service. In 2016, Curbed magazine named his Larimer Square “One of the 11 best streets in America” and the Canadian Institute of Planners named his St. Patrick’s Island “Greatest Public Space 2016” in Canada. Mark is a frequent lecturer at universities, ASLA, ULI, and other institutes on the role of design for public health. He is also a board member of the Van Alen Institute.

  10. S. Bry Sarté

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    S. Bry Sarté is an author, professional engineer, academic, and nonprofit founder. He established Sherwood Design Engineers 18 years ago, which now has six offices in the United States. He has worked on hundreds of leading national and international engineering projects that have set new standards for innovation and project excellence. His work significantly influences contemporary global urban transformation around issues of infrastructure, urban design, resilience, and ecological stewardship. He regularly serves as a lecturer at top universities and conferences around the world where he discusses applications of sustainable engineering to planning, design, and construction. He is the author of the book, Sustainable Infrastructure: The Guide to Green Engineering and Design, published John Wiley & Sons, and the book, Water Infrastructure: Equitable Deployment of Resilient Systems, published by Columbia University in collaboration with United Nations Habitat III. Bry with his family in San Francisco, where Sherwood Design Engineers was founded.