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Lasting Legacy of the Columbian Exposition
CM | 3.00
Date: Monday, April 15
Activity Code: W019
Room: West Tower - Crystal Foyer
Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City highlights the tremendous impact of the Columbian Exposition, the event that brought planning to the forefront of urban development. See firsthand how this event defined the long-term growth of Hyde Park and Woodlawn—and how current development in those communities strives to balance contemporary practices with historic character. Stops include the Rookery Building (site of Burnham’s office) and many exposition sites. Transportation: Motorcoach, walking.
University of Chicago
Work: PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Associate Vice President for Facilities Services and University Architect University of Chicago Chicago, IL 2008-present • Manage the planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance of the University’s physical assets. Oversee Facilities Services, the unit that operates and maintains 119 campus teaching, administrative and research facilities (over 9 million gross square feet) and 1,800 residential units off-campus. Responsible for annual operating and utility budgets of over $70 million, annual capital budgets averaging $250 million, and a staff of more than 450. • Lead University Capital Program, total estimated cost of $1.6 billion over 7 years. • Revamp the University of Chicago Capital Program processes and capacity to deliver successful alignment of scope, budget and schedules for all projects. • Assure the strategic alignment of physical resources and built environment with the mission of the university. Incorporate plans for targeted re-investment in the utilities, landscape and building infrastructure and maintenance for long-term viability. • Initiate and implement University-wide Environmental Sustainability Program. Associate Vice Chancellor, Campus Architect Capital Programs & Facilities Management University of California, San Francisco San Francisco, CA 2000-2008 • Direct the design and construction process for over $1.2 billion, 10-year academic health sciences capital program. • Serve as the project director for the new 43 acre, 2.6 million sq ft Mission Bay campus. • As Campus Architect, coordinate design integration of $1.5 billion Women’s, Children’s and Cancer Hospital, ambulatory care center, and related support facilities into the 14 acre expansion of the Mission Bay campus. • Manage the ongoing engineering, operations and maintenance activities of the 8 million sq ft multiple-site health sciences campuses. • Manage a staff of over 350 responsible for the capital projects, facilities operations and facilities resource planning and management campus-wide. $80 million + annual operating budget. Associate Vice President Architecture & Facilities Management University of Pennsylvania Health System Philadelphia, PA 1991-2000 • Oversee all aspects of programming, master planning, design and construction for the educational and research activities of the 4.6 million sf academic medical center. • Coordinate planning, design and construction of two new biomedical research buildings totaling 580,000 sq ft and over $200 million in project costs. • Strategize and master plan for a replacement hospital and a new ambulatory care center. • Guide and unify architectural aspects of expanding health care components of University of Pennsylvania Health System. • Implement on-going renovation projects within the School of Medicine, equal to approximately $15 million annually. • Manage a staff of over 60 people responsible for the effective support services, including parking and transportation, safety and security, engineering and facilities operations of the 1.8 million School of Medicine main campus. Architect and Planner Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates Philadelphia, PA 1986-1991 • Berlin After the Wall Manage, design and document conceptual redesign of the historical city center after the joining of East and West Germany. • Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania: Master Site and Facilities Plan Manage, design and document long-range Concept Plan; coordinate sub-consultants including health care architects; present plan to trustees. • University of Pennsylvania: Planning Projects and Feasibility Studies Oversee all aspects of 12 planning studies that join institutional policy and physical planning; focus areas include new student housing diversification of the main campus walkway, fine arts and music, and contextual analysis of the proposed new campus center. • University of California, Los Angeles: Medical Research Laboratory Building Develop and document terra cotta, brick, stone and porcelain enamel seismic-resistant exterior facades for $35 million, 155,000 GSF medical research building. • Dartmouth College: Concept Plan Design and document a new academic quadrangle expanding the core campus; analyze adaptive reuse potential of newly acquired hospital buildings, including phasing strategies. • Harvard University: Memorial Hall Design conversion of 1874 Memorial Hall into a dining facility, theatre and new student center. • Non-university projects for VSBA: -Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia -House, Tuxedo Park, New York -Philadelphia Maritime Museum; Feasibility Study Principal Steven M. Wiesenthal, Architect Philadelphia, PA 1985-2000 Manage, design, and implement the following projects: • Narberth, PA: House addition • Columbia County, PA; 2,000 sf Williams Mountain House • Lambertville, NJ: House addition • Altoona, PA: Historic District design guidelines • Blair Academy, Blairstown, NJ: National Register District • Conshohocken, PA: Historic Resources Study • Barnegat Light, NJ: House addition • Monroe Street, Philadelphia, PA: House renovation • Windsor Avenue, Philadelphia, PA: House renovation • Elkins Park, PA: House renovation • Norristown, PA: Adaptive reuse of Simpson Grist Mill to Cent’Anni Restaurant Architect Reshetar Architects, Inc. Philadelphia, PA 1984-1986 • Manufacturer’s National Bank: Philadelphia Bank building conversion into architectural offices; design through construction administration • Monument Place: Baltimore Adaptive reuse of community center into 59 apartments; National Register and Tax Credit documentation • Wallace Court: Philadelphia Rehabilitation of 19 rowhouses into 86 apartments; design through construction administration • Art Deco Hotels, Miami Beach Restoration of six hotels (330 rooms); design and documentation. • Philadelphia and Baltimore Design, documentation and construction administration for rehabilitation of numerous houses Architect John Milner Associates Philadelphia, West Chester, Reading, PA 1983-84 • Fairmount Water Works, Philadelphia: Survey and restoration drawings • Reading Head House, Philadelphia: Exterior reconstruction of arcade • The Harrison Building, Philadelphia: Façade survey and restoration • Lit Brothers, Philadelphia: Façade survey and restoration • The American House, Reading: Historical certification, design and construction drawings for 45,000 square foot office conversion • Hamilton Bank, Reading: Historical certification, design and construction drawings for 30,000 square foot office conversion Architect/Supervisor National Park Service; Historic American Bldg Survey/Engineering Record Arizona, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Colorado, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania 1979-83 • Grand Canyon, Arizona: Six log cabins on South Rim • Kauai, Hawaii: Sugar plantation homestead, Hanalei Rice Mill • Boston, Massachusetts: Frederick Law Olmsted Estate • Cortez, Colorado: Dolores River Valley Ranches • Guthrie, Oklahoma: Central Business District Rehabilitation • Easton, Pennsylvania: Lehigh Valley Survey/Rehabilitation
Education: EDUCATION • Master of Liberal Arts, University of Pennsylvania • Bachelor of Architecture, cum laude, University of Maryland • Bachelor of Arts, Urban Studies, Departmental Honors, University of Maryland • Honors Exchange Program: University of New Mexico
Publications: PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS • Fluidity/Rigidity/Adaptability: Frontiers in Pure & Applied Jamming: Moderator of panel on architecture and physics, Illinois Institute of Technology and University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2012 • Executive Program for Emerging Leaders: An Agile View of/from UChicago, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Chicago, IL, 2011 and 2012 • Acoustics & Architecture, The University of Chicago, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago, IL, 2012 • Thinking into the Future: Robie House Series on Architecture, Design and Ideas: Moderator of Panel with Rafael Vinoly & University of Chicago Chairs of Medicine and Surgery, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2012 • Society for College and University Planning International Conference: Campus Architecture Tour, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2012 • Tradeline International Research Conference: From Quarks to Cosmos, The William Eckhardt Research Center at The University of Chicago, Scottsdale, AZ 2012 • University of Chicago: The Grey City Transformed, Moderator of panel discussion at The Art Institute of Chicago, Architecture and Design Society, Chicago, IL 2012 • Executive Program for Emerging Leaders: An Agile View of/from UChicago, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Chicago, IL, 2011 • Association of University Architects 56th Annual Conference: Making Connections, Madison, WI, 2011 • University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Joint Event: Keynote Speaker, Architecture + Science = Environment, Chicago, IL, 2011 • Ivy Plus: University of Chicago Campus Planning Initiatives, Stanford University, 2011 • The Campus Development Summit: Campus Stewardship, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 2011 • Chicago Society’s Insights: From Quadrangles to Crossroads at the University of Chicago, Dallas, TX, 2011 • American Institute of Architects, Chicago: University of Chicago’s New Logan Arts Center, Chicago, 2010 • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation: Arts in Public Life: Creating Connections with the Community, Chicago, 2010 • Logan Arts Center Performance: University of Chicago Arts & Sciences Salon, Chicago, 2010 • American Society of Landscape Architects’ Annual Conference: Panel on University Campuses, Chicago, 2009 • “A Client Perspective: Architecture from Both Sides of the Table”, 2009 Perkins & Will Higher Education Retreat, Chicago, IL • “Greening” The Academic Medical Center, 2008 AAMC GIP Conference, San Francisco, CA • UC/CSU/CCC Annual Sustainability Conference, 2005 and 2007, panel on Chancellors’ Committees on Sustainability, Santa Cruz & Santa Barbara, CA • Discovering the DNA of a Campus: UCSF, arcCA Journal, 2006.4 • The New Reality of Multi-Site Academic Medical Centers, National AAMC Conference, October 2006, Seattle, WA • Design Build Program Panel Discussion, 2006, AIA, San Francisco, CA • UCSF Environmental Sustainability, 2005 Occupational and Environmental Medicine Grand Rounds, San Francisco, CA • Developing, Managing and Maintaining State of the Art Facilities through Effective Planning, Design and Construction, 2005 Research Facilities Summit, Berkeley, CA • UCSF Mission Bay: Mapping the Future of Science, 2004 AIA-AAH, Washington, D.C. • UCSF Mission Bay Campus: Managing the Metamorphosis from Concept to Reality, 2004 WACUBO, Honolulu, HI • A Vision for UCSF Mission Bay, 2004 Asian American Architects and Engineers, San Francisco, CA • The Decentralized University, 2003 SPUR, San Francisco, CA • UCSF Mission Bay Campus: Managing the Metamorphosis from Concept to Reality, 2003 AAMC Spring Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL • UCSF Mission Bay: Mapping the Future of Science, 2002 UC Project Management Institute, Hospital Projects Invited Forum, Oakland, CA • Biomedical Research Buildings: The Next Generation, 1999 ISPE Conference, Philadelphia, PA • Defining the Spectrum of “Generic-to-Custom” Design in Research Laboratories, 1999 Tradeline Conference on Classroom Strategies, Science Buildings and Management Initiatives for Colleges, Universities and Medical Schools, San Antonio, Texas • Redesigning Medical Education; 1998 AAMC GIP/GBA Conference, Hilton Head, South Carolina • 2001: A Space Odyssey: Space Management Systems, 1997 AAMC G.I.P. Conference, Asheville, North Carolina
Past Assignments: PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS, APPOINTMENTS & AWARDS • Elected Fellow, American Institute of Architects; 2008 • Association of University Architects; award of merit, 2011 • US Green Building Council • AIA California Council; Research and Technology Honor Award, 2005 • American Association of Medical Colleges, Group on Institutional Planning: National Chair (2006-2007) • San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association • Association of University Architects • American Institute of Architects, Academy on Healthcare and Academy on Education • Society for College and University Planning • National Trust for Historic Preservation • University of Pennsylvania Design Review Committee (1992-1998) ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN JURIES • Juror: IIDA Northern California: Interior Design Awards 2007 • School of Architecture Juries: University of Pennsylvania; Temple University; Drexel University; University of California, Berkeley; Illinois Institute of Technology • Juror: AIA San Francisco: Urban Design Awards 2004
Douglas Hammel, AICP
Houseal Lavigne Associates