ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION FORUM
Boris Bernaskoni is an award-winning architect and the founder of BERNASKONI, an interdisciplinary bureau that works at the intersection of architecture, communication and industrial design. BERNASKONI has been in business since 2000 and has completed a number of Russia's most iconic architectural projects. Among them is Russia’s first presidential center Yeltsin Center, a building-transformer Hypercube and the first public building in Skolkovo Innovation Center, Matrex. The latter was showcased at the main exhibition of the 15th Venice Biennale of Architecture. Bernaskoni has a very distinct architectural aesthetic, one that is firmly rooted in Russian Constructivism. He defines it as ‘Hyperfunctionalism’ and pays homage to the geometries and simple materials applications of the Modernist movement. He received a Master of Arts in Architectural Studies from the Moscow Institute of Architecture in 2000.
David Glickman is the founder and managing partner of GEA Consulting Engineers, which was started in his attic in 1996. With their current staff of over 45 engineers, GEA is the leading MEP Engineer for large-scale multi-use projects, including residential, hotel and retail. GEA incorporates cutting edge technology and forward-thinking design in all their projects and is especially proud of the repeat business they have been able to sustain with leading developers and retailers throughout the country. He received his BSME from Columbia University and worked for several large engineering firms before founding GEA.
Since joining Ballinger in 1987, Jonathan Friedan has developed a significant resume of built facilities that exhibit sensitivity to programmatic function, innovative use of appropriate technology, and a practical sense of reliable building operations. His work, both new and retrofit, spans building types for both institutions and corporations and continues to set new standards for sustainability. In addition to his leadership role within Ballinger, Jonathan presents regularly at national forums on high-performance systems and retrofit strategies for academic science and research facilities. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University.
Jordan Goldstein, Global Director of Design at Gensler, is an award-winning architect who uses design to help clients unravel complex problems and craft relevant solutions that evolve their businesses and brands. Additionally, Jordan is also a member of Gensler’s Board of Directors and a Principal with the firm. A sought-after spokesperson on the future of design both domestically and globally, Jordan has been featured in many prominent design publications, including selection as a “40-Under-40” national industry leader by both Building Design & Construction and the Washington Business Journal. The latter also named Jordan to it's 2013, 2015 and 2017 “Power 100,” an annual list of the region’s most influential business leaders. An advocate of helping the next generation of designers prepare for tomorrow, Jordan teaches a graduate course on design at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his Master in Architecture and has been the Kea Professor at the University of Maryland, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Architecture.
Meir Babaev, is the founder and CEO of AB Capstone. AB Capstone is a vertically integrated real estate company with expertise in investment, development, and construction of residential and commercial projects.
Over the last decade, under Meir's management, AB Capstone has developed or repositioned over 1.0MM SF of real estate in NYC metropolitan area. Currently, Meir Babaev is developing 11 projects across Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn, ranging from 20,000 SF retail repositioning to 235,000 SF, 17-story, ground-up development in Queens.
Prior to starting AB Capstone, Meir was a successful entrepreneur in the foodservice industry, employing several thousand people. Meir holds a master's degree from NYU in real estate development and a bachelor's degree in business management.
Michael E. Hickok, FAIA is the founding principal of Hickok Cole, a forward-focused design practice located in Washington, DC. Hickok Cole celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2018 and is a past recipient of Washington Architectural Foundation’s Architectural Firm of the Year.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, where he is an emeritus member of the Alumni Council and founding member of the school’s Industry Advisors Group.
Mike has served as President and member of AIA DC’s Board of Directors and remains an active leader in the local architecture community. He is a longtime supporter of Washington Project for the Arts (WPA), and currently participates on their Board of Directors. Through his leadership, Hickok Cole has partnered with WPA for almost 20 years to host Art Night, an annual art auction and fundraiser that has raised over $1,000,000 in support of the DC arts community.
Paul Schulhof is a partner at the architecture firm of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners (TWBTA). He joined TWBTA in 1999 and became the third partner in the practice in 2013. TWBTA is located in New York City and provides architectural, master planning, and interior design services for civic, institutional, educational, and private clients in the United States and abroad. TWBTA has won numerous awards including the National AIA Firm Award in 2013.
Paul has overseen a wide range of projects at TWBTA including the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago, the US Embassy in Mexico City, a technology campus for TATA Consultancy Services in India, the expansion of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City, a dormitory for Haverford College, and an award-winning house on Long Island.
Before joining TWBTA, Paul was an architect at Weiss/Manfredi Architects and at Beyer Blinder Belle Architects and Planners where he worked on the restoration of New York’s Grand Central Terminal. He received his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and Master of Architecture from the University of Virginia. Paul has taught graduate-level architecture studios at Yale University and served as a guest critic at multiple institutions.
Peter Bernstein is the Director of Operations at Alexander Wolf & Son, a 111-year-old general contracting firm started by his great-grandfather on the lower east side of Manhattan. At AW&S, Peter oversees all field operations, sales and estimating. Peter has overseen the renovation of over $100 million dollars worth of construction projects, including tenant improvement, landlord base building, residential and institutional construction. Prior to working at AW&S, he was a project manager at Turner Construction Company in New York. He received an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business in 2007 and a BS in Civil Engineering from Cornell University in 2003.
Peter is a member of the board of the Professional and Leadership division of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the YM/YWHA of Washington Heights. He served as the co-chair of the new leadership division of Israel Bonds from 2012 to 2014 and was named one of 36 under 36 by the Jewish Week in 2014. He resides on the upper west side with his wife Jennifer and their 4-year old son Benjamin and 2-year old son Eli.
Peter L. Gluck is founder and principal of GLUCK+ in New York. For over 40 years, the practice has committed to crafting bold, innovative and conceptually unique architecture. The firm's work is diverse and consistently recognized through national and international design awards and publications. Most work is constructed by the firm through their unique approach to Architect Led Design Build (ALDB). In 2014, Fast Company's "World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Architecture" list included GLUCK+ "for taking control of the entire building process." GLUCK+ was featured in The Architectural League of New York's Current Work lecture series with the presentation: "thinking making making thinking".
Recent award-winning projects include Bridge, one of the first LEED Gold high-rise developments in Philadelphia; Duke University Marine Lab's new LEED Gold oceanographic science research lab building; and a private Artist Retreat in upstate New York. The Stack, the first prefabricated steel and concrete modular residential development in New York City, was featured in Fast Company’s “Making It” Series, and received an AIANY/BSA Housing Award in 2015. GLUCK+ also designed and built the award-winning Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning, a public/private initiative in Crotona Park, Bronx, which The New York Times hailed in 2017 as "one of the city's best new works of public architecture."
Adam Meshberg is the founding Principal of the Meshberg Group, a Brooklyn-based architecture and interior design firm specializing in new construction interior and exterior design, historic preservation, and adaptive re-use.
A native of South Africa who has worked on projects in unique locales ranging from Aspen and Bel Air to Geneva and Tokyo, Clive Lonstein has a distinctive ability to meld local traditions and aesthetics with his clients’ and his own tastes and preferences in order to create original concepts.
Lonstein received a Masters of Architecture with distinction from Harvard University and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in architecture and a minor in art from the University of Miami’s advanced five-year specialized architecture program. The combination of his architectural training and his background in fine art continues to inform his design and his particular use of form, color, and materials.
He began his career as a senior designer at Studio Sofield, where he was later elevated to design director. In this position, he served as design lead for high-end residential, retail, and hospitality projects. Over the course of 13 years at Studio Sofield, he worked on residential projects and with commercial clients ranging from Tom Ford to Boucheron.
Lonstein subsequently served as a Vice President at Tiffany & Co. where he oversaw the firm’s in-house architecture and design studio. He built a team to craft a global design concept to represent the brand but also reflect the unique locales of each store. Lonstein left Tiffany in 2015 to found his own design firm.
Lonstein’s team is comprised of experienced and creative design professionals. Their recent projects include a multi-story boutique development project in Manhattan, a privately run airport in Seattle, and private residences in Aspen, and Manhattan.
David Freedman oversees BBB’s financial and accounting functions and works closely with the firm’s Chief Administrative Officer and Partners in managing the firm’s operations and strategic business projects. Prior to joining BBB in 2018, David worked in senior finance positions within the architecture and engineering industry for almost 20 years, most recently as Chief Financial Officer at Robert A.M. Stern Architects LLP and previously as Chief Financial Officer and Group Financial Controller at the WSP Group in both the US and the UK. David serves on the advisory board of Back on My Feet NY, a non-profit organization devoted to combatting homelessness. David has a Bachelor of Art in Economics from the University of Leeds and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Certified Management Accountant.
Join us as we connect with engineers, construction principals, and architects over gourmet bites, signature cocktails, and strategic networking. Afterward, you will take a seat at a roundtable discussion where speakers will lead industry focused conversations on topics of their expertise. The roundtable format creates an open atmosphere for valuable group discussion, which allows you to develop new relationships and explore potential partnerships and professional opportunities.
6:00 - 7:00 PM | Dinner & Cocktail Reception
7:00 - 8:00 PM | Five Concurrent Breakout Sessions
8:00 - 9:00 PM | Post-Session Networking, Cocktails & Dessert
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*Please note, this event is exclusively for individuals in the construction, engineering and architecture, real estate and design industries*
This event starts on January 28th at 6:00 PM.