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Event: Offsite Construction Architects Making an Impact

Some of the most important aspects of offsite construction are the new design methods that make it possible for the buildings created to be just as beautiful and complex as traditional, stick-built construction. For this month's installment of our Offsite Construction Series, we wanted to bring together several award-winning architects making an impact in this space and hear about their methods and lessons learned. Join us to learn about some amazing designs in the offsite construction world and hear the architects behind them respond to the following questions:

How does your design process shift when you do offsite vs. onsite construction?

How do permitting and regulatory / code processes change in onsite vs. offsite construction?

Are factories easy to work with on design? What are the challenges?

What new trends are you studying in offsite construction?

What advice would you give to firms interested in doing an offsite constructed project?


Nick Gomez - Studio Director, Multi-Family - Lowney Architecture

Nick has over 20 years of experience in affordable/multi-family housing. He has worked on a range of urban infilll projects for both non-profit and for-profit developers. He has managed projects from both design development through construction administration, and they have received awards at the local, state, and national levels.

Isaac-Daniel Astrachan, AIA, LEED AP - Principal - Stephen B. Jacobs Group

Mr. Astrachan has been with SBJGroup since 1998 when he started as the project manager for Hotel Giraffe. Since then he has worked on many different hospitality and residential projects, including 325 Fifth Avenue, Edge in Williamsburg, 200 Lafayette Street, and Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel. He has recently completed ALTA LIC, a 43-story residential tower in Long Island City, and citizenM NY Bowery Hotel, the tallest modular hotel in the world.

Salvatore B. Verrastro, FCSI, AIA, CCS, CCCA, NCARB - President - Spillman Farmer Architects

Salvatore is the President of Spillman Farmer Architects, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and has been with the firm since 1983. Sal graduated from Kansas State University in 1981. In addition to being a Registered Architect, a certified Construction Specifier, and a certified Construction Contract Administrator, he is a past adjunct faculty member in the Department of Environmental Engineering at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. He is a Fellow of the Construction Specifications Institute and the past chair for AIA’s MasterSpec Architectural Review Committee. Sal is currently a member of the AIA Contract Documents Committee. Sal is an energetic member of the American Institute of Architects and an enjoyable speaker who conveys the seriousness of his subject with wit and alacrity.

Will Hentschel - Principal - 359 Design

359 (pronounced three five nine) Design is a collaboration of individuals focused on pushing the boundaries of what is possible by creating community, building partnerships, and crafting meaningful design solutions. Having recently executed 100’s of systems-built units on single family, multifamily residential, & hospitality developments throughout the Western United States, 359 Design is an expert in capturing the inherent efficiencies of off-site construction. Pricing, manufacturer processes, design intent, scheduling, and nearly all other aspects of project delivery can harness this efficiency and bring to life projects previously assumed impossible.

Topic: Offsite Construction Architects Making An Impact

Time: Feb 23, 2021 09:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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