8:00 am Sessions


  • 1 GBCI (LEED)
  • 1 AIA LU/HSW
  1. Understand how regional and local trends can inform where and how a community should grow.
  2. Understand how a variety of partners can work together to address sustainable building and design solutions that meet the needs of a changing population.
  3. Identify approaches to fostering economic development and sustainable built environment in tandem as a population grows.
  4. Identify examples of best practice in public engagement to build support for long-term, sustainable plans for a community’s future.
  • Michael CurtisMichael Curtis, AICP
  • Planning NEXT
    As a senior planner at Planning NEXT, Michael has facilitated projects that combine multifaceted technical planning, high-quality project branding and design, and robust public engagement processes, including GroveCity2050. Prior to joining Planning NEXT, Michael worked for the City of Dublin, where he provided long-range planning support, conducted GIS mapping, and oversaw design of the City’s 2007 Community Plan Update. Michael holds a Masters of City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Mississippi State University.
  • Jennifer Noll
  • Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
    • Jennifer Noll is a Senior Planner with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) in Columbus where she coordinates outreach, research and development, and technical guidance for the insight2050 initiative. Prior to joining MORPC, Jennifer was part of the real estate development team at Homeport, a Columbus-based non-profit dedicated to affordable housing. Jennifer holds a Master of City & Regional Planning degree and a Certificate in Creative Placemaking, both from the Ohio State University.
  • Kimberly Shields, AICP
  • City of Grove City
    • Kim Shields is the Community Development Manager for the City of Grove City, overseeing current and long-range planning efforts for the City. She received her B.S. in Earth Science from Central Michigan University and her Masters in City and Regional Planning from the Ohio State University.
  • In the past three decades, Central Ohio has experienced unprecedented population growth. Over the next 30 years, growth is expected to continue. However, the demographic makeup will be dramatically different: over 80% of new growth will be in households without children. What are the implications of these changing demographics on Central Ohio’s built environment? How can we shape where and how growth occurs in order to promote an environmentally and fiscally sustainable future?This panel discussion will introduce insight2050, a collaborative initiative led by MORPC, ULI Columbus, and Columbus 2020, that helps Central Ohio communities, businesses, and development leaders to evaluate and prepare for the impact of population growth and changing demographics. Using the example of GroveCity2050, a recently completed Vision and Development Plan for Grove City, Ohio the session will show how communities are working with the building and design industry to adopt policies that encourage sustainable land use policies to guide future development. The work will be especially important to other communities experiencing significant changes in demographics and market preferences. The session will also emphasize how the public can be effectively engaged to be part of the process and to support the implementation of the programs, policies and projects that will advance a plan’s goals.


  • 1 GBCI, LEED  Specific BD+C (credits pending)
  1. Be able to communicate more effectively the business case for LEED and WELL based on perspectives from top-level executives in the wellness and pharmaceutical industries.
  2. Develop strategies for attracting new business by leveraging specialized expertise in LEED and WELL.
  3. Understand what motivates decision-makers with sophisticated businesses to pursue LEED and/or WELL.
  4. Better position themselves to perpetuate LEED and WELL to advance the health and wellness of building occupants.
  • Michael Huaco
  • McKesson
    • Michael manages a diverse and complex global property portfolio consisting of 1000 facilities and 26M square feet of owned and leased office, industrial, retail and care-giving properties. He has created the overall vision and strategies to guide the McKesson Real Estate (MRE) group in response to industry best practices and the company’s changing needs.
  • Jim Ellis
  • Integrated Wellness Partners
    • As Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Jim is responsible for the general operational oversight of all administrative responsibilities. This includes the business operations, sales & marketing strategy, corporate strategy including staff, facility and programs associated with Integrated Wellness Partners business approach.
  • Daphne Kackloudis
  • Brennan Manna & Diamond, LLC
    • Daphne regularly advises health care clients, including providers and provider trade associations, regarding business and practice strategies impacted by federal and state health care reform initiatives such as payment reform; accountable, integrated, and coordinated care; quality; and transparency. One of Daphne’s areas of practice is the nexus between traditional health care legal services and health care public policy. Daphne regularly advises health care clients, including providers and provider trade associations, regarding business and practice strategies impacted by federal and state health care reform initiatives such as payment reform; accountable, integrated, and coordinated care; quality; and transparency. One of Daphne’s areas of practice is the nexus between traditional health care legal services and health care public policy.
  • David Scott (Moderator)
  • Brennan Manna & Diamond, LLC
    • David is the managing partner of BMD’s Columbus office. He applies his experience as a business/construction litigator to resolve conflicts for a variety of businesses. David won Central Ohio’s largest jury verdict in 2011, he is rated “AV® Preeminent™” by Martindale-Hubbell® (signifying “the highest level of professional excellence”), he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and he is one of only nine LEED® Accredited Professional attorneys in Ohio.
  • This presentation will inform leaders in the design and construction industry about recent trends and the evolving role of the built environment in the workplace wellness movement. Panelists will include a real estate executive from a Fortune 5 pharmaceutical distributer with 26M square feet of owned or leased property that is achieving LEED and WELL certification for its facilities; an executive with a provider of wellness management initiatives who oversaw the construction of the first LEED certified wellness center in the United States and who is currently committed to WELL certification for a healthcare community development; and a healthcare policy expert with experience representing providers and employers. The panelists will discuss the business case for pursuing LEED and/or WELL, including fostering innovation, attracting and retaining talent, and leveraging the interplay between buildings and wellness to improve the bottom line.



  • 1 GBCI, LEED  Specific BD+C (credits pending)
  1. Review 3 collegiate arena case studies pursuing LEED.
  2. Discuss the opportunities and challenges related to renovating an existing arena with a focus on structural and material reuse.
  3. Review calculating FTE’s for a largely transient building typology.
  4. Review building envelope design and code impact on a new arena.
  • Sara Boyer, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
  • Moody Nolan
    • Boyer has more than 15 years experience in the architecture field. She has worked as a Senior Project Architect, Project Designer, and LEED Administrator on a variety of project types including collegiate, recreation, public parks and education facilities.
  • Kris Cochran, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
  • Moody Nolan
    • Since joining the firm in 2008 as a designer, Kris has extended role as a designer and Project Architect within the Student Focused Studio. Kris offers his clients creative solutions to issues of sustainability, space planning and design.
  • Allen SchafferAllen Schaffer, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
  • Moody Nolan
    • Director of sustainable design and associate principal at Moody Nolan, has earned the WELL Accredited Professional (WELL APTM) credential through the International WELL Building InstituteTM (IWBITM). This places Schaffer among a group of leading professionals who are dedicated to supporting human health and well-being in the built environment.
  • This interactive presentation will take a deep dive into three collegiate arena projects in Ohio and Illinois. Covering renovation and new construction, the challenges and opportunities of this building typology will be described.  These high profile projects each have unique designs and stories related to sports and sustainability.