Articles Tagged with: Engineers Week

Celebrating Engineers Week

February 16-22 is Engineers Week, a celebration aimed at engaging students in engineering. As one of the first firms in the country to merge the disciplines of architecture and engineering into a professional practice, we take pride in creating inspiring environments for engineering learning and discovery.

In honor of Engineers Week, we’re profiling the recently completed A. James Clark Hall at the University of Maryland, College Park. Conceived to foster broad interdisciplinary convergence in a dynamic hub for innovation, it brings together students from various engineering and technology disciplines with a common interest in enhancing lives through medical advancement. A Student Innovation Lab serves as the building’s “working commons,” a highly-flexible team-based makerspace for both small and large projects.

An adjacent forum with operable walls hosts classes and serves as a campus-wide events venue.

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Exposed systems throughout the building provide didactic opportunities for the School of Engineering. These functional systems are compositionally orchestrated to be central to the architectural experience.

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“Clark Hall embodies the future of multidisciplinary engineering with human impact,” Darryll J. Pines, dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering and the next University of Maryland president, said at Clark Hall’s ribbon-cutting. “These state-of-the-art facilities will create the next generation of engineers who will advance human health worldwide, transforming millions of lives.”

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Ballinger Celebrates Engineers Week

February 17-23 is Engineers Week, a celebration aimed at engaging students in engineering. This year we’re profiling members of Ballinger’s engineering group to illustrate a variety of careers in the field.

PrintName: Liz Young
Role: Structural Engineer
Last software program used: Revit and RAM Structural Systems
Favorite part of being an engineer: Constant, creative problem solving
Hobby: Crossfit and teaching my daughter about engineering!

PrintName: Aidan Jamison
Role: Plumbing Design Engineer
Last software program used: Revit 2019
Favorite part of being an engineer: Solving real world puzzles
Hobby: Cooking, Rock Climbing and Rubik’s Cubes

PrintName: Phil Kerschner
Role: Fire Protection Engineer
Last software program used: Fire Dynamics Simulator
Favorite part of being an engineer: Solving Problems
Hobby: Golf

PrintName: Leonard Mecca
Role: Senior Plumbing Designer
Last software program used: MS Word
Favorite part of being an engineer: Creating solutions to design challenges
Hobby: Playing guitar

PrintName: Lan Tomasi
Role: Mechanical Design Engineer
Last software program used: Revit
Favorite part of being an engineer: The creative and collaborative process of designing unique systems for a variety of tasks
Hobby: Hiking, exploring and trying new foods

Robin MartinName: Robin Martin
Role: Design Engineer
Last software program used: AutoCAD
Favorite part of being an engineer: Watching the phases of construction from initial design to building occupancy
Hobby: Gardening

PrintName: Elzbieta Kluczynski
Role: Design Engineer
Last software program used: SKM Power Tools
Favorite part of being an engineer: Learning something new every single day from my amazing co-workers
Hobby: Reading monthly BNovel book

PrintName: Mike Radio
Role: Engineering Studio Leader
Last software used: Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES)
Favorite part of being an engineer: Guiding clients towards solutions that fit their specific needs and opportunities to utilize new innovations
Hobby: Basketball, strength training, listening to classic rap