Modern Learning
Environments: 
Schools, Universities
& Workplaces

THURSDAY   |   MAY 19   |   2022

A Conference for Architects, Contractors, Engineers and Others in the Built Environment Community

Champlain College Center for Communication and Creative Media

375 MAPLE STREET   |   BURLINGTON   |   VERMONT

 

COVID-19 Safety

ACX2022 will operate under the COVID-19 safety policies required by our host institution Champlain College, host city of Burlington and host state of Vermont. This will include filling out an online self-attestation of full vaccination. You will be sent a link to the form after registering for the event. At this time it is unclear what masking requirements may be in place on campus at the time of the event.
 

We're Excited to Present the 2022 ACX Vermont Architecture & Construction Expo!

This Year We're Examining Modern Learning Environments: Schools, Universities & Workplaces.

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Special Thank You to
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2022 ACX SCHEDULE

​8:00 – 9:00    |    EXPOSITION - REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST
9:00 – 10:00    |    Opening Session (1 AIA HSW LU)

LEED Platinum Case Study: Saugus Middle High School
Presenter: Gary Brock

10:00 – 10:45    |    EXPOSITION - REFRESHMENTS
10:45 – 11:45    |     Morning Session (1 AIA HSW LU)

Electrification: Where We Are & Where We're Going
Pecha-Kucha 20x20: 6 Presenter Panel

11:45 – 1:15    |    EXPOSITION – LUNCH SERVED
1:15 – 2:45    |     Early Afternoon Session (1.5 AIA HSW LU)

Predesign Planning for a Major (School) Renovation Project
Presenters: Michael Hollister, Lyall Smith, Hannah Wingate, Tom Barden,  Cam Featherstonhaugh

2:45 – 3:30    |    EXPOSITION – REFRESHMENTS
3:30 – 4:30    |     Late Afternoon Session (1 AIA HSW LU)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness in School Design
Presenter: David Epstein

THURSDAY
MAY 19

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2022 ACX PRESENTERS

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Opening Session
Gary Brock

Gary Brock, AIA, LEED-AP BD&C is an Associate at HMFH.  Gary’s passion for learning is evident in his efforts to make architecture more sustainable. He is part of HMFH’s sustainability committee where he explores new technologies and materials, develops guidelines to integrate high performance design into our projects, and develops strategies to quantify the outcomes. He is an adjunct faculty member at the Boston Architectural College where he teaches the Building Technology Course in conjunction with the comprehensive studio for the Distance Master of Architecture Program.

 
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Morning Session
Electrification Panelists

The session on electrification will be presented by an expert panel of speakers each presenting on their topic area in Pecha Kucha format.

 

Speakers are:

Jennifer Green - Burlington Electric Department - Burlington's push towards electrification

Chris Oulette- Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC - State of commercial air to air heat pump technology

George Martin - LN Consulting - Picking successful projects for geothermal heat pump technology

Mike McCarthy- SunCommon - Present and future considerations to making projects solar ready

Steve O'Malley - Efficiency Vermont - Current and anticipated Vermont policies and how they relate to electrification.

Moderator -  Brian Leet - Freeman French Freeman

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Early Afternoon Session
Michael Hollister

As a Project Manager at ReArch Company, Mike works with the client, design team, and field personnel to develop a unified understanding of project tasks and deliverables. Mike is responsible for the overall success of each project, taking a lead role in scheduling, quality control, and customer service. Mike provides insight on new technologies to improve the sharing of information between team members, thereby improving the accuracy and timeliness of deliverables.


Mike has spent the majority of his career working in the greater Boston area managing large healthcare and institutional projects. Notably, Mike was a Project Manager for the Martin Luther King Jr. School in Cambridge — a $78M, four-story, 190,000 SF elementary school constructed in a tight urban environment with a zero-tolerance exterior wall system and a net zero carbon footprint.


Mike earned his B.S. in Construction Management from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts. He has completed a 30-hour OSHA Certification course and a First Aid & CPR Certification.

 
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Early Afternoon Session
Lyall Smith

Lyall Smith leads the Facilities team at Williston Schools, within the Champlain Valley School District.  Lyall is a skilled trade worker who spent many years as a plumber and also worked at Vermont Gas.  He spent several years at the Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust, inspecting and assessing Vermont’s public schools.  


Lyall has been the supervisor at Williston Schools since 2015. In 2017, Lyall helped lead the Owner team on a $20 million rehabilitation of the Williston Central School, a 145,000 square foot school serving grades 3-8 in Williston, Vermont.


Lyall currently serves as Vice-President of the Vermont School Custodians and Maintenance Association, which seeks to enrich the knowledge and abilities of Vermont School’s facilities staff through education and outreach.

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Early Afternoon Session
Hannah Wingate

Hannah has worked in civil engineering consulting since obtaining a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont.  She has a strong background in engineering site design and permitting.  Most recently, Hannah had a key role in designing site, utility and stormwater improvements for the Winooski Schools Capital Improvements Project. 

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Early Afternoon Session
Tom Barden

Tom is a seasoned veteran with over 30 school projects completed while representing the Owners interests in projects with budgets up to 60+ million dollars.  Tom began his career in the 1970’s in Vermont construction, and has worked for many of the largest construction companies in our area as a Foreman, Field Superintendent, and Estimator. As Owner of Barden Inspection and Consulting Services, Tom brings decades of experience with construction estimating, construction field Supervision, and managing projects to the table for Owners.

 
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Early Afternoon Session
Cam Featherstonhaugh

As a leader of the K-12 Education Studio at TruexCullins, Cam has an extensive knowledge of sustainable building practices and building science. He is versed in the educational pedagogy of 21st century learning and adept at guiding his clients through the challenges and opportunities of the design and construction process. His most recent projects include Winooski School District, Williston Central School, Seventh Generation HQ, Warren Elementary School, and St. Michael’s College Residence Hall.

Cam serves as Chair-elect of the National Board of Directors of the Construction Specifications Institute and is the co-founder of the Vermont AIA Emerging Professionals Network. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Norwich University.

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Late Afternoon Session
David Epstein

David Epstein, AIA, is the Managing Partner at TruexCullins, an Architecture and Interior Design firm of 36 people located in Burlington, Vermont.  


Educated at Virginia Tech, Epstein is the current President of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, a business association whose mission is to leverage the power of business for positive social and environmental impact. Epstein is also a former President of AIA-Vermont, and a former Board Chair of the Vermont Food Bank.


Professionally, Epstein leads the K-12 Education design studio at TruexCullins, in addition to his duties as Managing Partner. In his spare time, Epstein is a Jazz musician, and his band, In The Pocket, has played venues around Burlington for years, including multiple appearances at the Burlington Jazz Fest.

 

2022 ACX SESSIONS

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LEED Platinum Case Study:
Saugus Middle High School
Presenters: Gary Brock

The new Middle High School in Saugus, MA is designed to achieve a LEED Platinum level of performance including a 26% reduction in energy (33% energy costs) from benchmark, 45% reduction in water consumption and 100% food waste composting.

 

Sited along bustling Route 1, and near the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, the new Saugus Middle High School supports forward-thinking education and celebrates the town's rich history of innovation. The new school is structured around three main project goals: establish small-learning communities to promote social and emotional well-being, foster 21st century learning through a STEAM-based curriculum, and create a school that embodies the spirit of Saugus. This session will be a case study in how this LEED Platinum school was designed.

 
 
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EXHIBITORS

Armstrong Ceilings
Axis
Belknap White Group
Benjamin Moore
DSW Architectural Products
Engelberth Construction
Firestone
Flexco Floors
Forbo Flooring
GCP Applied Technologies
Georgia Pacific
Gordon's Windows
Henry Company
Hoover Treated Wood
J&J Flooring
Kingspan
Ledra
Loewen Window Center VT/NH
Matter Surfaces
Mitsubishi
Northern New England Concrete Assn.
Pavers by Ideal
Roppe Corporation
Rulon International
Schluter
Shannon Corporation
Sheffield Metals
Sherwin Williams
Sloan/JHP
Tarkett
Tremco Construction Products Group
Trowel Trades Supply
Windows & Doors by Brownell
Vermont Verde Antique
Vitro Architectural Glass
York Flashings

Contact Carol Miklos for information on becoming an ACX Sponsor or Exhibitor