Roundtable: PM’s Perspective on the H+L conversation
10:15 - 11:15 am | Seminar S18
Health and Lighting
Architects | Engineers | Lighting Designers | Interior Designers | Landscape Architects | Other End Users
Beginner | Intermediate | Advanced
Victoria Cousino, ASSOC AIA, WELL AP
Sr Design Associate – SH Architecture
Dawn Duranleau, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA
Pre-Construction Manager – CORE Construction
Bryan Jass, LEED AP BD+C, CxA
Project Manager – AE Design
Deborah Burnett, ASID, GMC, LCG, AASM, – MODERATOR
Principal – Benya Burnett Consultancy

A panel of premier Project Managers (PM) share their considerations, deciding factors and approaches to installing lighting specified to impact circadian and wellness outcomes. Join an open discussion with the ‘construction’ side on the challenges and opportunities for A/E/D professionals to weigh in on how to balance critical circadian lighting and controls specifications with that of stakeholder budget demands and current energy code conflicts.

  • Discuss conflict resolution between PM, GCs, and stakeholders when installed units differ from specified SPDs of circadian light sources.
  • Debate what the PM, GC’s and PA’s need to know from design teams prior to VE evaluations and selection.
  • Present opinions as to the changing role of informed PMs while science and technical bodies are formulating our understating of how circadian targeted luminaIres and controls are not to be thought of as “ordinary lighting” and must be installed, maintained, and serviced with greater scrutiny and care as compared to fluorescent or HID light sources.
  • Explore job site options, opportunities and downsides of providing basic circadian targeted education for subcontractors involved with installing multiple light sources and controls specified for exacting wellness benefits; particularly challenging when no existing codes, practice standards, or union dictates consideration.
Victoria Cousino - speaker
Victoria Cousino, ASSOC AIA, WELL AP
Sr Design Associate
SH Architecture

Victoria Cousino has been practicing architecture in Las Vegas for three years and joined SH Architecture in 2017 after being drawn to their sustainability-driven, people-oriented approach to the profession. As she began to work on increasingly more complex projects, Victoria wanted to ensure that her clients were receiving the best product possible. This led to her becoming a WELL Accredited Professional, a program that focuses on design as a way to enhance the health and wellbeing of those who inhabit our buildings. Victoria received a Master of Architecture from the University of New Mexico, and a BS in Architectural Engineering from Vermont Technical College.

Dawn Duranleau - speaker
Dawn Duranleau, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA
Pre-Construction Manager
CORE Construction

Dawn Duranleau has been in the design and construction industry for over 15 years, with the last decade dedicated to the Las Vegas, Nevada market. Throughout her career, Dawn has worked as both designer and contractor throughout her career, gaining a complete sense of what makes a project come together. Coordination at the earliest stages of a project's design allows the client to make informed decisions with regards to quality and value. Her work at CORE Construction allows her to interface with clients, designers, engineers, and subcontractors to aid in the production of comprehensive construction documents, setting the stage for a successful construction process. And hopefully, a long-term sustainable solution.

Bryan Jass - speaker
Bryan Jass, LEED AP BD+C, CxA
Project Manager
AE Design

Bryan Jass has been with AE Design for 12+ years, accumulating a vast knowledge in industry related experience, composed from a wide variety of project types. Bryan strives for an exceedingly energy efficient design while maintaining the overall integrity and functionality of every project. His success in doing so has developed an awareness from clients and architects of the economic benefits of this approach, and the confidence that high quality, aesthetically pleasing design need not take a back seat to make it happen. Bryan Jass graduated from CU Boulder in 2002 with a BS from the Architectural Engineering program; emphasis in lighting design and electrical engineering.

Deborah Burnett, ASID, GMC, LCG, AASM,
Benya Burnett Consultancy

Deborah Burnett is an award-winning, internationally-recognized registered interior designer, lighting practitioner, keynote presenter and member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Over a successful 30-year professional career, her practice has emerged as a leader in the embodiment of intent-driven, evidence-based architectural and interior design devoted to a working knowledge of how the body and brain are directly impacted by built environmental light, color, pattern, view, and sound. Deborah is a recognized international authority in epigenetic design and circadian correct spaces with an emphasis on passive wellness. Deborah consults and provides peer review specifications for projects with a high expectation for occupant health and well-being, including enhanced sleep efficacy and reduced daytime fatigue.

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