John Mangan, the President of Mangan Group Architects in Takoma Park, Maryland, was recently asked to be part of SDC Talks, an initiative created by the Sustainable Development Committee (SDC) as a "repository for thought leadership facilitated and/or generated by the members of SDC. The goal of SDC Talks is to provide relevant and applicable pieces on sustainability topics within the context of commercial real estate."
John spoke about a project involving the building of a new law center including classrooms and a conference space in a building that was originally built as an office building. The original building had no street presence on Massachusetts Avenue. The architect’s vision of opening not only the façade, but the floors to create a dramatic entry and gathering space was much easier to understand with the use of the BIM.