Assisting Principal, Spillman Farmer Architects
Russel Pacala joined Spillman Farmer Architects in 1999 and was named principal in 2011. Russ is a LEED Accredited Professional, a designation awarded by the United States Green Building Council for proficiency in green and sustainable design. He recently designed the firm’s first Net Zero Energy building at Millersville University: the Lombardo Welcome Center. Russ is also one of the firm’s lead master planners, and has led planning efforts ranging from small-scale streetscape studies to comprehensive campus master plans. In addition to his master planning experience, Russ has also worked on classroom feasibility studies for Albright College and Lock Haven University, and is currently working on a complex science center renovation at Montgomery County Community College with Project Designer Heather Rizzetto Schmidt.
This presentation features the Lombardo Center as a case study for how to reduce the energy impact on campuses. A team of engineers and architects will review the initial design considerations, green features, and current building performance statistics. Attendees will also learn about requirements for Net Zero and the Living Building Challenge, and how these designations align with […]