AIA Conference on Architecture 2019

Las Vegas, NV

June 5-8, 2019

June 5 | 8:00 am-12:00 pm

Discovering the Best Way to Document your Existing Building

EYP's Government Sector Leader Karl Stumpf will present the best ways to document your existing building, including understanding your project's goals and limitations, available software tools, and the role of technology.

Documenting existing buildings can be a time-consuming effort. Learn how to more efficiently document your needs using different techniques and some of the newest technology applications including BIM, digital photogrammetry, GIS, laser scanning, and point cloud. You'll learn how to select the best tools based on project needs and how to streamline your process. The presenters are building documentation and recording experts with a passion for using current technology. Attend this workshop to explore future possibilities in documenting existing buildings.

June 6 | 1:00 - 2:30pm

Alignment of  Priorities in Healthcare Design

Tushar Gupta along with a group of panelists discuss the Alignment of  Priorities in Healthcare Design. As client needs and the architecture industry change, so must our roles as architects and designers. This conversation will illuminate the research and insights that are integral to keeping your practice relevant amid the challenges of change.

June 7 | 8:00-9:00 am

Historic Buildings as Energy Hogs: Debunking the Myth

EYP modernization experts Teresa Rainey and Matthew Chalifoux will discuss how to evaluate a building's future or existing energy potential and how to improve building performance in balance with preservation criteria.

Poor energy performance is often cited as an argument against building reuse. This session will help neutralize the "energy-hog" myth.

The vast majority of historic buildings must be financially competitive with new construction if they are to survive. Fortunately, big data has allowed for a new level of analysis when it comes to design options and performance tracking.

This presentation will use two projects as case studies: The Birch Bayh Federal Building (1905) and Louis Kahn's Richards Building (1962). Discover how renovations of these landmark structures retained their character-defining features while producing building performance that far exceeded expectations.

June 8 | 1:30pm - 2:30pm

 Regeneration Phase 2: The Fast-Forward Future of Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston Methodist Hospital (HMH) embarked on an ambitious rebuild/expansion program 10 years ago. With phase one completed in August 2018, the client and project team undertook an aggressive—and potentially disruptive—phase two. 

This follow-up to the A’18 session “Regeneration—The Ultimate Form of Sustainability” will explore the team's phased, long-term master plan to continue HMH's journey to renewal and regeneration will be presented by Tushar Gupta, Charles Cadenhead, and Sid Sanders from Houston Methodist.

Join us to examine the team's multipronged approach. From expanding the surgical and interventional program to relocating the emergency department, you'll learn how the team managed seamless integration with phase one while building for many possible futures for HMH.


Tushar Gupta

Tushar Gupta, FAIA

Managing Principal, Houston & Design Principal

Karl Stumpf

Karl Stumpf, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C

Government Sector Leader

Teresa Rainey

Teresa Rainey, PE, LEED Fellow

Director of Engineering

Matthew Chalifoux

Matthew Chalifoux, FAIA

Historic Preservation & Design