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Paul Rosenblatt to Chair Panel on Green Museums and BIM at Building Museums Symposium 2010

Springboard’s Founding Principal Paul Rosenblatt AIA will be chairing a panel discussion on the role that BIM (Building Information Modeling) can play in the greening of new museums. The panel, entitled, “Green Museums and BIM: Planning the Sustainable Expansion and Renovation of the National Aviary,” will also feature Iams Consulting’s President, Jonathan Iams.

Rosenblatt’s firm, Springboard, is the architect of the National Aviary’s $23 million expansion; Iams Consulting is serving as the project’s LEED consultant.

Rosenblatt and Iams, together with MEP engineer Xnth and construction manager Mascaro have developed and are implementing an innovative planning process for the sustainable growth of the National Aviary. Introducing BIM to the project, and coupled with regular community and quantitative reviews, the project combines high and low tech media and communications to create a hybrid process that is clear, effective, and forward looking. The major points that Rosenblatt and Iams will address focus on the benefits – and challenges – of using BIM software in the design of sustainable – green – museum architecture.

The panel is part of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museum’s 6th Annual Building Museums Symposium  to be held in New York City between February 28- March 2, 2010.

For more information on the symposium, overall, visit the symposium website at http://www.midatlanticmuseums.org/buildingmuseums.html. More specifics on the time and location of Rosenblatt’s panel discussion will be forthcoming.