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Prescient Prefabricated Steel System in Multi-Family Residential Projects

Daniel Mason, AIA and Project Architect at PYATOK will give an overview of how Prescient’s prefabricated steel system fits into the context of multi-family housing construction in California with emphasis on Northern California and the Bay Area. 

Erin Hamilton, AIA, Director of Architecture and Design at Prescient Co. will show previously completed Prescient Multi-Family housing projects and provide a technical overview of Prescient’s prefabricated steel system.

Aris Garrison, AIA, Associate Architect at Stantec and Greg Wagner, SE, Principal at KPFF will use the currently in construction, 180 Acre, 600M Dollar, West Village Mixed Use Neighborhood – Student Housing project at UC Davis to describe real world benefits and challenges of Prescient for use in Multi-Family housing in California. 

James Woodbury, LEED AP (BD+C), Project Executive of Blach construction for Prescient Millbrae Gateway multi-family housing project in the Bay Area will round out the panel with a General Contractor viewpoint of the Prescient system. James joins Greg Wagner (KPFF Structural), Aris Garisson (Stantec Architectural) and Erin Hamilton (Prescient). 

Following the presentations, Daniel Mason will facilitate a panel discussion with virtual audience chat participation. The discussion will explore potential questions including: Is Prescient likely to take a larger market hold? What challenges do we create from a funding and project delivery standpoint in using Prescient? What are the environmental implications of Prescient vs. other Pre-Fabricated systems? What are the cost and time saving implications?

About the Panelists

Daniel Mason, AIA, PYATOK – Moderator

Daniel Mason, AIA, LEED AP, is an Associate Architect at PYATOK architecture + urban design with over 20 years of experience in a variety of architectural typologies including educational facilities, restaurants, and museums, as well as single family and multifamily housing. He has worked in New England and the Bay Area on projects from the early design phases through construction. Multifamily housing projects allow for countless design permutations and Daniel enjoys the opportunity to work with clients to develop unique solutions to every project. Daniel is passionate about providing high quality architectural design for all users, regardless of socio-economic background. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design from University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University.

Erin Hamilton, AIA, Prescient Co. – Prefabricated steel system manufacturer

Erin Hamilton, AIA, NCARB, is the National Technical Director at Prescient Co., a building technologies company seeking to revolutionize the building environment through earlier design integration and prefabrication of light gauge and structural steel framed buildings. A licensed architect since 2012, Erin relocated from the East Coast to Denver as one of Prescient’s first employees, supporting Prescient’s growth from seven employees to over 300 today. While helping to build the design and global technology team, Erin began working with design teams and jurisdictions throughout the country, helping them learn and adopt the Prescient system. She works with UL, ICC, and other code entities, constantly improving and growing Prescient’s code compliance. Erin also acts as the design liaison to Prescient’s internal R&D team to ensure that new product offerings are design-friendly and code-compliant. In her free time, Erin enjoys hiking and traveling the world.

Aris Garrison, AIA, Stantec – Project Architect, West Village Student Housing, Davis, CA

Aris Garrison, AIA, Assoc. DBIA, LEED AP, NCARB, is an Associate Architect at Stantec and has over 14 years of experience working in a variety of project types and scales including in the healthcare, education, and hospitality sectors. Aris develops complex large-scale projects from early planning stages through CDs, permitting, and completion. He works closely with clients and leads the production team to develop creative solutions to complex design and technical issues, leads and supervises the consultant coordination, and manages the team’s daily tasks to keep the team working effectively.

Aris approaches projects with the understanding that architecture is a mechanism to enable growth. It is a catalyst that can be used to move institutions forward, enabling change, and achieving strategic goals. Aris’ focus as a project architect is making sure architectural solutions reinforce the values and vision of our clients and their communities in a way that is beautiful, sustainable, and economical. He understands how to leverage technology to deliver coordinated and comprehensive solutions.

Greg Wagner, SE – Principal KPFF – Project Engineer, West Village Student Housing, Davis, CA

Greg Wagner, SE, is a Principal at KPFF Consulting Engineers’ San Francisco office, offering over two decades of experience in structural engineering design. He has extensive experience in all types of residential projects including custom single family homes, student housing, multifamily apartments/condo, and senior housing. Greg’s expertise in integrating innovative structural systems in building designs is informed by his deep knowledge in materials such as wood, light gauge, mass timber, concrete, and steel combined with his passion for and understanding of the construction industry. He has developed panelized framing techniques for walls and floors, working with and expanding on systems such as Modular, ISSI Modular Frame Building Systems, Pueblo Structural System, and Prescient.

James Woodbury, LEED AP (BD+C) – Project Executive of Blach Construction

With more than 20 years of construction industry experience, James contributes a comprehensive breadth of knowledge and expertise to his teams, his clients and his projects.

James has developed a large resume of experience in the high tech industry, including multiple projects for Google, Apple and Cisco, as well as mixed-use developments that include corporate office, hotel, retail and theater space. During his time at Blach, he has managed some very visible and large-scale projects, including one of California’s largest transit-oriented developments on the site of the Millbrae BART Station.

In his role as Project Executive, James is responsible for client relations, contracts, strategic planning, staffing, and ensuring that Blach provides the right level of resources and attention to ensure a successful project.


Jan 19 2021


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jan 19 2021
  • Time: 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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