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This page includes a comprehensive collection of long- and short-form narratives that highlight my general writing style and voice across a wide range of publication and audience types. All original rights, ownership, and copyright belongs to the corresponding organizational entity as noted. See Disclaimer for more information.

University of Oregon, Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, Phase I

Opened in 2020, the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact (Knight Campus) establishes a vibrant and dynamic new hub for interdisciplinary research and scientific innovation at the University of Oregon (UO) campus. With an emphasis on reshaping the state’s public higher education landscape, Knight Campus provides cutting-edge core facilities designed to drastically reduce the time it takes for translating scientific discoveries into innovative technological applications

Tis the Season: Gratitude and Cheers for a Bright New Year

A special time for reflection, appreciation, and celebration, the holidays are once again upon us. It is with great gratitude and deep pride that we look back on 2022 — an extraordinary year characterized by powerful partnerships and phenomenal progress. With eyes to the future, we look forward to a new year and new opportunities for continued collaboration and innovation. Happy holidays from all of us at AEI — cheers!

Dane County Recognizes AEI as 2022 Climate Champion

AEI Madison is honored to be recognized as a 2022 Climate Champion. Celebrating sustainability leadership, advocacy, outreach, and innovation, the esteemed Climate Champion program — a Dane County and The Office of Energy and Climate Change (OECC) initiative aligning with Dane County Climate Action Plan goals — recognizes local businesses for outstanding achievements across ten key categories, from building energy use and design performance to water conservation and carbon emissions. Visit D

Collaborative White Paper Highlights Innovative Spectral Lighting System at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Published by ZGF Architects (ZGF) with contributions from Pivotal Lighting Design (Pivotal), the collaborative white paper, “The Story of the Critical Care Building Neonatal Care Spectral Lighting System,” highlights the one-of-a-kind fully customized spectral lighting system implemented in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). The comprehensive white paper features collective testimony and lighting design insights from an integrated pa

Consulting-Specifying Engineer Highlights AEI Thought Leadership in Fire Protection & Intelligent Building Design

From smoke dampers to smart buildings, AEI Senior Commissioning Engineer John Herboth and Principal Sanjyot Bhusari share key industry insights while emphasizing fire protection, life safety, and technology systems planning and design in three recent Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE) article features: • Benefits of Using Professionals for Smoke Damper Investigation and Repair Services Recently declared a top content feature by CSE, the article by AEI’s John Herboth — Benefits of Using Profes

National STEM/STEAM Day 2022: Engaging the Next Generation of Global Change Makers

While National STEM/STEAM Day may only fall once a year, ongoing youth engagement and outreach is at the very core of everyday life here at AEI. To ensure continued human progress, the next generation of global change heavily relies not only on innovations across science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEM/STEAM), but, more importantly, the motivated individuals and professionals dedicated to pursuing careers in these critical fields. In honor of 2022 National STEM/STEAM Day

Exact Sciences Clinical Processing Lab Wins First Place in 2022 ASHRAE Technology Awards

AEI is pleased to announce Building Performance Consultant Shana Scheiber and Principal Rick Flock have been recognized in ASHRAE Journal’s September Issue for their work on Exact Sciences’ Clinical Processing Laboratory — one of the first-place winners in the 2022 ASHRAE Technology Awards. Featured as part of the Journal’s 2022 ASHRAE Technology Award Case Studies titled, Odor Avoidance Primary IAQ Concern for Lab Design, this project required extensive design team collaboration and highly spe

Celebrating (and Commemorating) that Summer State of Mind

From the East Coast to the Pacific Northwest, team members from AEI Charlottesville and AEI Seattle were excited to partake in two engineering site visits investigating surgical and cleanroom space. As part of an air handling unit replacement effort, individuals from AEI Charlottesville took the night shift at a prominent academic medical center based in Charlottesville, Virginia, to evaluate existing conditions — including temperature, humidity, and pressure control — across three operating ro

Supporting Local: AEI Attends AIA Wisconsin Design Gala & Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation Anniversary Celebration

Celebrating 25 years of supporting women and families through vital health services, education, and outreach, the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation (WWHF) held its Party on the Rooftop anniversary event at the iconic Monona Terrace in downtown Madison last Saturday night. AEI was a proud sponsor of the event, which included a moving presentation by Tommi Thompson, executive director of WWHF, highlighting the organization’s many accomplishments and impact over the past 25 years.

Collins Aerospace Celebrates Grand Opening of North Wind Tunnel

Team members from AEI Madison were thrilled to attend the recent ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the highly anticipated grand opening of Collins Aerospace’s North Wind Tunnel facility in Rockford, Illinois. Designed to advance the company’s signature Ram Air Turbine product — innovative aircraft technology that deploys in the event of critical power loss — the $18 million project expands the company’s overall testing capabilities while establishing a state-of-the-art wind tunnel facility fe

Lab Manager Highlights AEI Project Innovation at Caltech and California Air Resources Board

Following recognition in its 2022 Design Excellence Awards program, Lab Manager recently published two articles highlighting the California Institute of Technology’s (Caltech) Chen Neuroscience Research Building and the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Southern California Headquarters. Each project serves as a modern steward of sustainable design and laboratory innovation, and AEI was honored to collaborate on these efforts.

Driving Future Change: California Air Resources Board’s Southern California Headquarters Raises the Bar for All-Electric Building Design

The culmination of collaborative innovation, the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) new Southern California Headquarters – Mary D. Nichols Campus establishes one of the most advanced vehicle emissions testing and research facilities in the world, as well as the largest zero net energy (ZNE) structure of its kind across the United States — setting a new standard for sustainable, human-centric design that drives future change and advances the planet towards decarbonization. A beacon of enviro

Ology Bioservices, Advanced Development & Manufacturing Facility

Specializing in pre-clinical and clinical development, formulation optimization, and cGMP manufacturing across five core modalities — biologics, cell therapy, gene therapy, nucleic acids, and vaccines — Ology Bioservices (Ology) collaborates with a robust interdisciplinary network infrastructure to produce a diverse suite of biopharmaceutical products and medical devices and increase consumer accessibility to life-saving therapies. Supporting this mission and expanding its biopharmaceutical foo

Expanding Green Infrastructure in Wisconsin: U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Visits Franklin Electric Manufacturing Facility

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) — along with AEI project team members and representatives from Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) — recently visited a Madison-based manufacturing facility to get a first-hand preview of Franklin Electric’s innovative new switchgear technology used in electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. Addressing the state’s increased investments in green infrastructure, Baldwin referenced the National Electric Vehicle Initiative (NEVI) program, which provides federal

California Air Resources Board and Gilead Sciences Among ENR California 2022 Best Projects Winners

Highlighting outstanding design throughout the Golden State, ENR California recently announced the winners of its 2022 Best Projects competition, with special recognition for projects demonstrating significant achievements in sustainability and safety. ENR California’s Excellence in Sustainability award honors projects going above and beyond in sustainable design, energy efficiency, and environmental stewardship — from building materials to community impact. The ENR California Excellence in

Three AEI Project Winners Announced in Lab Manager’s 2022 Design Excellence Awards

AEI is thrilled to announce three firm projects were recently honored in Lab Manager’s 2022 Design Excellence Awards competition, including the California Institute of Technology's (Caltech) Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Neuroscience Research Building, the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Southern California Headquarters, and the University of Oregon’s Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. Recognizing and honoring excellence in research laboratory planning, design,

Celebrating Licensed Professional Engineers Across the Globe

In honor of the seventh annual Professional Engineers (PE) Day, we are celebrating AEI’s talented team of licensed engineers — and those across the globe — whose engineering and design innovation continuously seeks to protect and uphold public health, safety, and welfare. Established in 1907, the professional engineering license signifies an extraordinary commitment to not only advancing science, technology, mathematics, and engineering (STEM) but collaborating to create a better world. Join u

Jeremy Barrette Discusses HVAC Systems for Labs & Research Facilities in Consulting-Specifying Engineer Webcast

Join AEI Principal Jeremy Barrette — in association with Principal Brandon Fortier from IMEG Corp. — on Thursday, August 11, 2022, for an engaging Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE) webcast discussion outlining key HVAC system planning and design considerations for modern labs and research facilities. From air change rates and relative humidity to cross-contamination and energy savings, a range of topics will be covered throughout the discussion. Participants will also learn about applicable

Valleywise Health Foundation’s 2022 Backpack Drive Supports Maricopa County Families

Team members from AEI’s Phoenix office recently volunteered in support of Valleywise Health Foundation’s 2022 Backpack Drive — helping fill and distribute over 200 backpacks to students in anticipation of the upcoming school year. Distributed across various Valleywise Health Family Resource Center locations, the 2022 Backpack Drive raised more than $50,000 for Maricopa County’s most vulnerable families and provided hundreds of pre-filled backpacks to encourage healthy habits and ensure students

MilliporeSigma Celebrates Groundbreaking of First Lateral Flow Membrane Production Facility

MilliporeSigma recently celebrated the groundbreaking of its first lateral flow membrane production facility in the United States. Located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the new production facility — a project collaboration with Flad Architects and J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc. (Findorff) — supports the manufacturing of MilliporeSigma’s Hi-Flow™ Plus lateral flow membranes used in a variety of diagnostic testing applications, including rapid test kits for COVID-19. Pictured above (left to right): Jim
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