Urban Fabrick, Inc., a sustainability consulting and communications company, is pleased to announce that BIM Technology Associate Richman Neumann and Sustainability Associate Allan Robles have respectively passed their Architecture Accreditation and WELL Accredited Professional (AP) exams!
After performing 5,600 hours of supervised Internship Development Program (IDP) experience in 19 experience categories and passing 7 Architectural Review Examinations (AREs) required in all 50 of the United States, Richman just passed the California Supplemental Examination (CSE). Focusing on issues unique to California, such as coastlines and wetlands, green building codes, interactions between city, regional, state, and federal codes and agencies, as well as seismic issues, wind forces and the diverse spread of California’s climate zones, the CSE was Richman’s final step in becoming a licensed architect.
With his license, Richman has firsthand experience in every phase of the building planning, design and construction process, and is skilled in complying with California’s diverse building standards codes, particularly the Building Code, CALGreen and the Energy Code. Carrying his license gives Richman added knowledge and experience in providing hands-on consultation to pursue more sustainable design solutions.
Within the same week, Allan passed his WELL AP exam. His accreditation allows for him to administer the International WELL Building Institute’s WELL Building Standard, a performance based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring features of the built environment that impact human health and well-being. In order to become a WELL Accredited Professional, Allan has mastered rigorous research and recommendations from leading practitioners in the field of design, health, and wellness in the built environment. As an Accredited Professional of the WELL Rating System, Allan can provide confidence to clients to know that their space is promoting health and well-being as it was designed and intended. Overall, these types of developments can help create spaces that improve nutrition, fitness, mood, sleep patterns, and occupant performance.
Congratulations Richman and Allan!
Urban Fabrick assists project teams to meet, understand and design to new green building code requirements including CALGreen and the New York State Energy Code and a variety of local green building ordinances. We facilitate complex and high level green building certifications, onsite water reuse, net-zero energy design, sustainability master planning and climate positive development.
Urban Fabrick can help you to connect the dots and bridge many of the professional knowledge gaps that currently exist between today’s (business as usual) design practices and those required to successfully meet or exceed high performance (green) building code requirements, achieve green building ratings and make more informed, cost-effective and sustainable decisions. With over fifteen years of green building policy, practice and design expertise, Urban Fabrick adds value.