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Joint Meeting: Montgomery College Architectural Technology and Construction Management Programs and AACE NCS

  • Montgomery College Technical Center, TC 207 51 Mannakee Street Rockville, MD 20850 (map)

Three Short Student Presentations

Amalie ElFallah is the current President of the Montgomery College Architecture Club (MCAC). She will be graduating with an Associate’s Degree in Architectural Technology this spring and hopes to transfer to a four-year architecture program this fall. She will be presenting two architecture projects that she has shared with two programs at Montgomery College. Last fall as a student scholar for the Study Abroad Program in Iceland, she designed Dwelling Höfn: Iceland’s Inspirational Living Space. As part of an application into the Arab American Heritage Program Colloquium this Spring and part of her Architectural Design Studio class last fall, she designed East Brunswick Islamic Center: Designing for a Muslim American Community.

Colleen Sagers was the former President of Montgomery College Architecture Club (MCAC ) Fall 2015 semester, and club Treasurer last year. She is graduating from Montgomery College in May 2016 with an associate's in Architectural Technology. She was on a team for a group project that was the result of a partnership between the College and the Peterson Companies, one of the largest privately-owned real estate development companies in the Washington, DC region and the driving force behind the revitalized Silver Spring downtown area. The Peterson Company Outdoor Office Project held a competition and Colleen’s team won. The title of her presentation is "Designing an Outdoor Office."

Gabriel Daniel and Eduardo Villatoro will give a brief presentation highlighting their participation in the 2015 Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Construction Management Competition that was held in San Diego last fall. The title of their presentation is “The Construction Management Journey.” Gabriel Daniel is a full time student in the Construction Management program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Shady Grove campus and a part time student at Montgomery College pursuing studies for the Bachelor’s degree. Gabe was the President for the Student Construction Association (SCA), the student club last year. Eduardo Villatoro is a recent Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison High School graduate. He is a first year student enrolled in the Construction Management program at Montgomery College and is pursuing his Associates Degree. He has been a member of the SCA and is currently the club Treasurer.

Washington-Lee High School Modification Project Review

The presentation will provide an overview of the recent renovation and building modifications at Arlington Public School’s Washington-Lee HS. The original LEED Gold building was a two-phase construction project completed in the Summer of 2009, and recently underwent an interior renovation and building expansion to allow for greater student capacity. The addition of more flexible, multi-use spaces, in-fill areas, and revised classroom layouts resulted in a 25% increase in school capacity with minimal impact to the day-to-day operation of the facility.

About the Presenter

Justin Johnson is a Lead Engineer with MBP’s analytical and project management department. Mr. Johnson has five years of experience creating, reviewing, and evaluating project schedules, as well as providing on-site project management for a variety of public municipalities, government agencies, private owners, and contractors. Mr. Johnson holds BS in Civil Engineering and BS in Architectural Engineering from Drexel University.