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November 17, 2017

Wednesday, December 6
12-1PM | AIA Portland
$5-35 | 1 HSW



This presentation provides attendees with a glimpse of where technology is heading and its’ profound impact on our built environment.  We are rapidly evolving beyond technology as a set of non-interconnected systems that do not communicate, do not share and learn from data that is available.  We are on the verge of creating buildings that ‘understand us’, know our preferences and can anticipate where we go and enhance our experience along the way.  This presentation explores the systems evolution trajectory and maps the path to fully integrated “Smart Buildings” that will change the way we design and engage with built environment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will review current state of technology in buildings and understand how design and installation in a siloed environment and lack of data sharing between platforms is limiting.
  • Attendees will understand the evolution of ‘New’ technologies and how the interpretation of data (derived from these systems) is helping to shape our environment.
  • Attendees will understand how the ‘Internet of Things’ impacts how users interact with their environment, how the design and installation of technology is the biggest purveyor of change that is facing us as Architects and Designers.
  • Attendees will understand the concept of Building Aware Occupants and Occupant Aware Buildings.

Tom Marseille, PE, Hon. AIA, LEED Fellow

An award winning engineer, Tom Marseille delivers verified high performing building solutions to clients that balance innovation with what is practical and resource responsible.  He directs the WSP Built Ecology practice and is managing director of their Seattle office. His daily responsibility consulting services that includes converged technology system platforms, energy/water master planning, passive and active high performance design, and operational performance verification. An author of numerous published papers, Tom has served on boards for AIA, ILFI and Cascadia Green Building Council. Previously he was a Senior Building Research Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. At Honeywell he led a 50+ person team in the development of the technology and analytic techniques needed to remotely collect, store, analyze and deliver enterprise-wide actionable building information to clients.