James Schuessler, ASLA
Kansas City, MO
James Schuessler, ASLA has considerable experience in storm water management, BMP design and the design of environmentally sensitive landscapes at community, campus and building site scales. He has been involved in a variety of projects including master planning, needs assessment, storm water planning, and preservation of natural resources. Jim was the Principal Investigator completing a research grant, funded by the U.S. Green Building Council, to develop Best Management Practices for effective storm water management o
Cary Tisch, of the Rise Group, serves as an owner’s representative in design and construction projects. Cary provides oversight in matters relating to design team management, construction management, budgets, cost controls, schedules and technical analysis. With Rise, Cary’s projects include Technical Services leadership for the Harvard Art Museum; the Saint Louis Art Museum; the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA; the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; and the Art Institute of Chicago Modern Wing.
Eric Kramer, ASLA
Eric Kramer, ASLA, a principal at Reed Hilderbrand, has overseen the design and implementation of projects that utilize rigorous technical and horticultural systems to accommodate intensive programmatic requirements. Recent projects include the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA; Central Wharf Plaza, Boston, MA; and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, MO. He has presented at 4 previous ASLA meetings and currently teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design and Connecticut College.
George Bourassa, LEED AP
George Bourassa, LEED AP, serves as the Jacobs national practice leader for commissioning. His experience in high technology, industrial, medical and educational facility projects has equipped George to understand the project delivery issues from the owner's perspective. He participates in the design process to verify those requirements are effectively met, during various stages of new design, performance improvements of building systems or system upgrades for continued proper operation.
Mon, 10/1: 1:30 PM
- 3:00 PM
Phoenix Convention Center
PDH Credits: 1.5
As designed landscape systems become more complex, and project success depends on performance as much as looks, our approach to construction observation seems increasingly inadequate. This panel proposes a new model based on the commissioning process for assessing and optimizing performance.
Understand critical measurable metrics and strategies for field optimization.
Frame the legal and organizational implications of a commissioning model.
Learn how to get owners and contractors to support the process.