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Michael Hines, RA, LEED AP BD+C

Michael Hines, a Principal with HPA, excels at developing creative solutions to design challenges through his collaborative approach and thoughtful, relatable manner. For the mixed-use towers and hospitality projects he oversees, his responsibilities include managing project teams, producing detailed drawing sets, coordinating consultants, and providing on-site construction administration. His portfolio includes the ultra-luxury No. 9…

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Rachel Killion, Assoc. AIA

Rachel Killion is a Senior Associate at Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture in Chicago. Since joining the firm in 2012, she has lent her talents on complex projects. Energetic and meticulous in her approach to design, she values strong collaboration as a team and strives to foster positive relationships throughout the extent of every project. Her experience spans both new construction…

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Greg Kingsley, PhD, PE

Dr. Kingsley is the president and CEO of KL&A Engineers and Builders in Golden, CO, a firm of 95 that includes structural engineers, detailers, and construction managers. He is known for enthusiastic and creative collaboration with design architects and has served as engineer of record and/or principal in charge on numerous projects around the country….

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Brandon Brooks, MBA

Brandon is an experienced project and program manager, a seasoned policy analyst, and an incorrigible information sponge. He recently completed a career in the Marine Corps where he led test and evaluation efforts for acquisition projects with congressional oversight, created an education and training roadmap for technical skills programs, and was fortunate enough to lead…

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Hooman (Hugh) Tavallali, PhD PE, SE

Hugh is a practicing engineer and VP of Production at Core Structure Inc.  with over 15 years of experience in structural analysis and modeling, steel, wood and concrete design and detailing, and seismic analysis. Hugh earned his Ph.D. from Penn State University with a thesis on the “Cyclic Response of Concrete Beams Reinforced with Ultrahigh…

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Reid Zimmerman, PE, SE

Reid is a Technical Director with KPFF Consulting Engineers. He brings creative thinking and state-of-the-art engineering design to his work through innovative structural technologies, national code committee participation, and collaborative research with universities. Reid especially enjoys adapting the ever-evolving applications of mass timber and sharing this knowledge with the profession.

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Lisa Petterson, AIA, LEED AP

Lisa is a Principal at SRG Partnership, a full-service architecture, interior design and planning firm with offices in Portland and Seattle. For 30 years Lisa has been dedicated to green building projects, placing emphasis on improving performance by leveraging daylight to offset electrical lighting. Her approach to design relies heavily on performance studies, post-occupancy data,…

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