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Podcast: 2007/12/6 - 48:32

Presenters: Sally Grans-Korsh, FAIA; Kristen A.G. Schleick, AIA, AICP; & Matthew D. Rice, AIA, LEED AP






Sally Grans-Korsh, FAIA
Grans-Korsh is the system director for planning in the Office of the Chancellor, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. Since 1999, she has directed a $270 million biennial capital planning budget, repair and replacement program guidelines, and allocation development for maintenance and operational programs. She instituted master planning; predesign, space utilization, and facilities condition assessment; life safety fire detection and protection programs; and other capital facilities-related issues. Grans-Korsh created new communications with customers, implemented many new capital budget innovations, improved processes, and helped to build facilities network improvement capacity on various campuses.

Previously, Grans-Korsh was a project manager with the State Architect’s Office for eight years and, before that, founder and president of a small architecture firm working primarily with nonprofit housing and community groups, small businesses, and underserved communities. She has been married 20 years to a designer, has two children (one in college and the other in high school), and a dog that has taught her the benefits of 5:30 a.m. walks.

Kristen A.G. Schleick, AIA, AICP

Schleick is an associate at Hobbs+Black Architects in Ann Arbor, Mich. She has worked on a wide variety of mixed-use, religious, education, retail, and institutional developments, although her particular interest is in sustainable urban design. She won the Emerging Architect Award from AIA Huron Valley in 2007.

Schleick has a long history of volunteering in her community and her profession. She served as a planning commissioner for the City of Ann Arbor from 2000 to 2003 and was a speaker on urban design in the series "A2D2: Ann Arbor Discovering Downtown" in 2006. She is an active member of the American Planning Association’s Urban Design and Preservation Division, where she served as vice chair for electronic communications for five years. Currently she is involved in her local AIA chapter, for which she will be the 2008 president. She also serves as the AIA Young Architect Forum regional liaison for Michigan.

Matthew D. Rice, AIA, LEED AP

Rice is a senior associate at Symmes, Maini & McKee Associates in Cambridge, Mass. He has worked on various project types over the course of eight years in the profession and is currently attempting to balance those projects with raising his 15-month-old son.



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