Swegon Air Academy is organizing yet another seminar in St. Petersburg in Russia on the topic of “Tall, supertall and megatall buildings” (link to the seminar with more information about program) on February 19th. Our lecturers are Russell Gilchrist and Peter Simmonds.
Russell Gilchrist is Design Director & Practice Leader (tall buildings) for Gensler in Shanghai, China. Russell Gilchrist has worked and completed projects in 4 continents, including large scale mixed use developments and in many other practice areas including museum, cultural centres and wineries. He has been involved on numerous sustainable high performance designs across a number of practice areas in across Asia, including China, HK, India, Malaysia, Philippines and Vietnam. Russell was previously a director at ASGG in Chicago working on the firm’s super-tall and high-performance projects around the world. He left the UK in 2006 to join the Chicago office of SOM where he was both Director of Technical Architecture and Practice Leader and oversaw amongst other projects the execution and the design of Pearl River Tower, the world’s most sustainable super-tall building in Guangzhou, China. Pearl River Tower. He has published and lectured internationally on sustainability and tall buildings and is an active on the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) and has just co-authored a paper at the 2012 Congress in Shanghai and recently a chapter called ‘Towards Energy Independence’. He is currently an Advisory Board Member for CTBUH.
And Peter Simmonds, Ph.D., ASHRAE Fellow, is Managing Director/Principal of the Building and Systems Analytics LLC, Marina del Rey, California and Hong Kong. Peter has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and another in Research and Development from Reading Technical College and a Master’s degree from HTS, Den Bosch, The Netherlands and a Ph.D. from T.U. Delft. He has been a member of ASHRAE since 1989. Dr. Simmonds is a recognized authority in the field of Radiant heating and cooling systems, as well as Thermal Comfort. He has been involved in the design and development of Passive and Active Beams since 1983 and has designed many systems worldwide. Peter is one of the co-authors of the forthcoming ASHRAE/REHVA Passive and Active Beam Design Guide Publications of his work led to the development of radiant systems in the USA and are included in the ASHRAE Handbooks. He is presently writing the new ASHRAE Design Guide for Tall, Mega Tall and Super Tall Building Systems. He has received the Carter Bronze Medal from the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers in 1993. He has authored or co-authored more than 60 technical papers, articles and books He is a member of several ASHRAE Technical Committees and serves on the Standards committee as well as the College of Fellows. Peter teaches Graduate and Post Graduate Architectural students at the University of Southern California and is an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer.