C+S January 2020 Vol. 6 Issue 1 (web)

Lauren Wingo Senior Structural Engineer Arup Washington, DC

Wingo is a licensed structural engineer in Arup’s Washington, DC office. Her experience includes both conventional and innovative structural materials, with a focus on incorporating sustainable strategies into structural design. She has worked on a number of large scale renovation projects, further influencing the sustainability of projects by adaptively reusing existing structures. Wingo is deeply involved in structural sustainability within the design profession. She was an early-adopter of whole building life cycle assess- ment and has become an expert. She advocates for considering environmental impacts embodied within structural materials equally alongside operating impacts when evaluating the overall sustainability of a project. She has performed whole building life cycle assessment for several projects, including a new airport terminal and a high-rise timber residential building. Accomplishments: • Lead project engineer for Whittle School & Studios located in Washington, DC. In this capacity, she leads the delivery of the structural work for this large-scale renovation spanning over 900,000 square feet, managing a team of engineers. • Lead project engineer for the Concourse Modernization project at Union Station in Washington, DC. This project, also a large-scale renovation, includes numerous structural interventions that interact with different historic phases of construction and span numerous material types. • Was the lead project engineer for Washington Latin Public Charter School, the first cross-laminated tim- ber building in the District of Columbia. Public/Professional Service: Wingo’s volunteer work focuses on promoting STEM fields for younger students. She volunteers with ACE Mentors through Arup’s involvement at Dunbar High School. Wingo recently participated in a day-long workshop Arup put together for the Design Like a Girl mentorship program. The program is designed for girls in the DC metro area aged 11-13, who are passionate about architecture to learn about the profession first-hand from successful women mentors in the architecture, construction, and engineering fields. Education: MS, Civil Engineering, George Washington University | BS, Civil Engineering, Johns Hop-kins University Vartan Chilingaryan Associate Vice President, Director of Structural Engineering HDR Los Angeles, California Chilingaryan has accomplished a great deal in a short amount of time. He started with HDR 15 years ago in the Los Angeles office as a structural intern. He joined the firm when he was only a junior in college and balanced school and work in a pressurized schedule. By the time he graduated college, he was already independently leading small structural projects. During his professional career, he has successfully led highly technical projects through design, engaged in project management, and taken on different leadership roles within the firm. Accomplishments: • Recently named HDR’s National Director of Structural Engineering, making him the youngest person ever to hold the position at HDR. • Project Structural Engineer: Fort Bliss Replacement Hospital, a 1.13 million SF medical facility replacing the current William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC) in Texas. • Project Structural Engineer: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a 1.8 million SF underground parking structure located directly below the main tower. Project was awarded a 2015 Merit Award in the Built category from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Middle East. Public/Professional Service: Chilingaryan is very active within his local community. For the last few years he has served on the planning board for Art Swagger, which is a well-recognized annual walking art gallery hosted by a handful of architectural design firms, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. He is also active with the Structural Engineering Association of Southern California. Education: BS, Civil Engineering with emphasis in Structural Engineering, California State University, Northridge


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