WSP Flack + Kurtz appoints director of Built Ecology
WSP Flack + Kurtz has named Alan Shepherd to head the company's Built Ecology practice, which focuses on energy efficiency issues and green energy.
WSP Flack + Kurtz has appointed Alan Shepherd, PE, LEED AP, as senior vice president and director of its Built Ecology practice for the firm's San Francisco office where Shepherd is based. Built Ecology specializes in analysis, design, and consulting on issues related to energy and carbon, indoor environmental quality, water, and LEED.
In addition to overseeing the specialty practice in the U.S., Mr. Shepherd will work closely with clients and project teams to design integrated passive and active building systems.
Previously, Shepherd worked at multidisciplinary design firms, where he developed and implemented innovative solutions and approaches to design for a wide range of building types, including offices, laboratories, academic buildings, theaters, museums and sports facilities.
Shepherd was a recent speaker at Greenbuild, San Francisco, and has authored a number of papers addressing indoor environmental quality and the integration of building systems and facades.
Shepherd is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of California, a Chartered Engineer as recognized by the British Engineering Council, and holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Cambridge in the U.K., and a Bachelor of Engineering with first-class honors from Northumbria University in Newcastle, also in the U.K.
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