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Building Enclosure Council: Bridging the Gap Between College and the Work Industry (Virtual)

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    Free and open to the public.

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    Knowledge Community



The three panelists will discuss their work experience and provide guidance on bridging the gap between college and the work force by highlighting different career paths related to building envelope science with architecture, engineering and project management degrees.

Presenter Bios:

Stephen Holland has worked as a building enclosure consultant for six years and is a member of LeMessurier Consultant’s enclosure division. He studied engineering at Northeastern University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Massachusetts. He has experience in the investigation, rehabilitation, and design of a variety of enclosure systems including roofing, curtain wall, windows, masonry, cladding, waterproofing, insulation, and below-grade systems. Stephen serves as one of the chairs of the Boston Building Enclosure Council and is an active member in ACE Mentoring.

Luke Niezelski joined the building technology division of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH) in 2014. He is licensed as a Professional Engineer in Massachusetts and is experienced in the investigation/assessment, design, construction administration, monitoring/inspection and field-testing of historic and contemporary building enclosure systems. Luke has been involved in various Boston high-rise construction projects and is routinely collaborating with architects, owners and contractors on complex building enclosure designs.

With 20 years in the field of architectural design and construction Ryan Ewell has worked full-time at architectural firms in Manhattan (BBG-BBGM/HOK) and Vermont (GBA) as well as working as a contractor on various projects including the Caledonia Spirits Distillery.

With a Bachelor of Architecture from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and after 10 years of experience in all phases of design and contract administration Ryan took his passion for high performance building design in a slightly different direction and became a go-to resource supporting most of the top architects and contractors in New England relative to the design, procurement, and installation of custom and bespoke building enclosure solutions.

As the director of envelope LLC for the last 7 years, Ryan’s top priority has always been assisting industry professionals to solve complex design problems while promoting the technical excellence and environmental responsibility of buildings - all without compromising on the aesthetic goals or resiliency of the given project.