jainPunit Jain, AIA, LEED Fellow, will represent CannonDesign in a multitude of ways at the upcoming I2SL annual conference in Kansas City, MO from September 25-28. His knowledge and expertise in high-performing, sustainable laboratory environments is highly sought-after by the top-tier higher education, health, corporate and government entities.

Sunday, September 25

Punit will be co-teaching a pre-conference training session with Dan Doyle from Grumman/Butkus Associates titled, “Sustainable Strategies for Laboratory Planning, Design, and Operation.” This will be an introductory course on high-performance, low-energy strategies for designing and constructing sustainable laboratories, both new and renovated.

Monday, September 26

Punit will deliver his first of two talks, “Sustainable Science Center on Urban Campus Bolsters STEM Learning.” This discussion will focus on Coppin State University’s new LEED Gold Science and Technology Center in Baltimore, MD — a state-of-the-art facility that delivers increased opportunities for its high-minority student population to excel in STEM learning while also revitalizing the surrounding urban community.

Tuesday, September 27

In the morning session, Punit will deliver his second talk of the conference, “Designing Sustainable Environments to Grow Innovative Health Sciences Programs for George Washington University.” This discussion will focus on the Research Center for the Neglected Diseases of Poverty, which seeks to provide a centrally located, consolidated research complex for translating research into new vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics for both neglected tropical diseases in developing countries, and a unique group of neglected infections of poverty present in poor communities in the United States.

In the afternoon session, Punit will be moderating a session titled, “Best Laid Plans: Planning and Data Utilization,” which will focus on a range of topics including analytics, trending, project delivery methods, and creative financing. The speakers leading the session represent diverse backgrounds in architecture, science, business and construction and will provide a comprehensive view of sustainable laboratory design from multiple perspectives.