Alumni

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    Rob Fleming

      In 2000, Rob co-founded with Chris Pastore, the Engineering and Design Institute @ Philadelphia University, an interdisciplinary research center focusing on green materials, sustainable design and community outreach. Funded by a grant from the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority, the center develops new green materials, serves as a resource for firms seeking to design green buildings and provides community outreach initiatives such as the Sustainable Design Resource Library. In 2006, The Institute, in partnership with The Green Building Alliance formed the Pennsylvania Green Growth Partnership, a multi-university and non-profit consortium focused on green building technologies, materials and design. In 2004, Professor Fleming and Chris Pastore received the Pennsylvania Resource Council's "Leadership in Green Building Award." And in 2007 a Philadelphia Sustainability Award  from the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.  In 2008, the Institute received Delaware Valley Green Building Council's, "Leadership in Green Building Award."

      Rob is currently working on a book: Design Education for a Sustainable Future to be published by Routledge/earthscan in early 2013.

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    Eric Corey Freed

    • Website:organicARCHITECT
    • organicARCHITECT is the office of Eric Corey Freed, LEED AP, Hon. FIGP, a licensed architect (California, New Mexico, Arizona), and a recognized pioneer in the tradition of Organic Architecture, first developed by Frank Lloyd Wright. A lifetime proponent of individualism and sustainability.

      Eric is the author of four books, including "Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies", a best seller with over 200,000 copies in print, and "Sustainable School Architecture." His latest, “Green$ense for your Home” won the 2011 Outstanding Book Award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

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    Bill Smith

    • Website:Smith Advisory Group
    • Bill Smith is Managing Principal of Smith Advisory Group, an advisory firm created to provide Owners with strategic planning and management of design, development and construction for all types of projects worldwide. Smith Advisory Group provides full-scope development management services for project feasibility, master planning, design, construction, cost management, scheduling, building occupancy and final completion.    Bill formerly served as President and Chief Operating Officer of MGM MIRAGE Design Group (2000 to 2011) responsible for managing the design and construction of CityCenter, an $8.5 billion mixed-use project located in Las Vegas, Nevada.  CityCenter is an 18 million square feet facility and includes a 4,004-room hotel/casino, a 1,832-seat showroom, two luxury 400-room hotels, a major retail facility, 2,647 residential units, and parking for 16,800 cars.  CityCenter was developed in 60 months and opened to the public in December 2009.

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    Greg Jones

      Mr. Jones is the principal in charge for the new Santander Bank Headquarters Tower in Monterrey and for two other projects in Mexico, both in San Pedro: Sofia, an office and luxury residential tower, and Silica, which includes the master plan for a 25- ​acre mixed-​use urban village and the design of an office tower, two retail podiums and pedestrian arcade. He is also the principal in charge for Porta Nuova Garibaldi, the largest commercial development in Europe. The project comprises the master plan for a major mixed-​use development north of Milan’s city center and the design of its three primary office towers, retail podium and a new central piazza. The development’s signature office tower is the tallest in Italy.

      In Asia, Mr. Jones has led the design teams for the International Finance Centre, the tallest tower in Hong Kong; the NHK Osaka Broadcast Center and Osaka Museum of History; and Atago Green Hills, which includes the Forest residential tower and the Mori office tower in Tokyo; and the NTT Corporate Headquarters and showroom, also in Tokyo.

      In the U.S., Mr. Jones has led projects including ARIA Hotel & Casino, which includes a 4,000-room hotel, and a convention center, theater, casino and restaurants in Las Vegas. ARIA is the centerpiece of CityCenter, the largest private-​sector development in the United States. He has also led the design team for 516 Fifth Avenue, a hotel and residential tower in New York; and for office towers including 30 Hudson Street in Jersey City, 1500 Louisiana in Houston, 181 West Madison in Chicago, and 777 Tower in Los Angeles.

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    David Riz

      David Riz has been with Kieran Timberlake since 1999. He currently oversees a range of projects in the United States and abroad including the Northwest Campus Student Housing at UCLA, Yale-NUS College in Singapore, and the Michener Art Museum expansion in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

      He has been responsible for a range of award-winning projects including 1315 Hill Street Apartments, Durham Academy Lower School, Loblolly House, West Campus Residential Initiative at Cornell University, and Cellophane House for the Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling exhibit at The Museum of Modern Art.

      David is a contributing writer at Interior Magazine in Taiwan and his critical writing is featured in architectural journals including the University of Pennsylvania's VIA and the Norwegian Review of Architecture. David is a frequent guest lecturer, appearing at numerous colleges and universities, AIA Chapters and national conferences including Syracuse University, Pratt Institute, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and AIA Dallas. He has served on national design juries including the 2009 AIA Gold Medal and Architecture Firm Award. 

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