By USGBCMA Communications

More than 100 experts and practitioners from across the architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry converged in New York City last week for a full-day discussion on breathing new life into existing structures. Hosted by Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) on 19 September 2017, the third-annual Create + Construct symposium featured a series of conversations with engineers, architects, contractors, owners, industry representatives, and city officials on adaptive reuse and rehabilitation projects.

“There are valuable opportunities throughout New York City to reposition and reimagine existing buildings,” said Vince Cammalleri, SGH Senior Principal. “It was great to hear directly from our peers and colleagues in the field about their experiences with these types of projects and what they think these structures will look like in the future.”

Highlights from the event’s agenda include:

  • A keynote presentation by Annabelle Selldorf of Selldorf Architects on architecture and design trends affecting these projects
  • A panel discussion on the current and future state of this critical market sector moderated by Guy Geier, FXFOWLE Managing Partner and AIA New York President-Elect
  • Conversations on how project teams investigate existing structures, recognize and develop their potential value, address life safety concerns, and preserve and adapt historic structures and enclosures

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH), a USGBC MA Chapter Sponsor, designs, investigates, and rehabilitates constructed works in the United States, Canada, and in more than thirty additional countries.  

Congratulations, SGH, on this successful event!

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