Atelier Ten at AIA24 Washington D.C.

Every year, the leaders in architecture and design come together for the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Conference on Architecture to network, share and discover solutions to the most pressing issues facing the industry. This year, Atelier Ten will be among the extraordinary speakers at the AIA24 Conference in Washington, DC and will be presenting the exemplary Mollo Federal Building’s path to decarbonization.

New York Associate Nikita Jathan, LEED AP BD+C, WEDG, will join a panel of speakers from the architecture (Krueck Sexton Partners), ownership (GSA), and structural engineering (Thornton Tomasetti) teams to discuss their approach and process to decarbonize the existing 10-story Mollo Federal Building in New York City. They will explore the question: How does the nation’s largest building owner, the General Services Administration (GSA), transition buildings in its portfolio to zero carbon?

Early in the design process of the project, bold owner commitments to sustainability resulted in two major decisions that led to a cascade of design decisions throughout the entire process. The panel will discuss the decisions to reuse the existing building structure and to convert from a steam connection to an all-electric system and the impacts these decisions had down the line. Participants will learn strategies to address existing building repositioning with expansion; transition to all electric, high-performance façade and systems; and optimize decisions across energy, water, and operational and embodied carbon emissions.

TH122 – Path to Decarbonize the Nation’s Largest Building Owner | Thursday June 6th, 2:00pm – 3:30pm

We look forward to seeing you at AIA24 and hope you are inspired to implement these strategies in design.