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360° of Asset Management

Architecture and Asset Management are stepping together in the 21st century. 

Asset Management refers to a systematic approach to the governance and realization of value from the things that a group or entity is responsible for, over their whole life cycles. Now, more and more infrastructure design is utilizing Asset Management ideas. As part of our series of events for Asian Month, the Asian American Designers Union invites architects, engineers and urban designers to join our panel and share how Asset Management is utilized in their professional field. Based on their work and experience, we will explore the role of Asset Management in our daily life and professional practice, figure out the role of architects and designers in Asset Management, and understand how to utilize it to improve our designs in the future.

Presented by: Yi Zhou, PhD., Ting Ma, PhD AICP., Hao Zhang, & Gary Chen

Organized by: Asian American Designers Union

Co-sponsored by: Chinese American Civil Engineers Society (CACES)


At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss how the booming presence of technology industries impact architecture and asset management in DC;
  • Explore the possibilities of new tools such as BIM, VR, big data and parametric design, and how to incorporate them into asset management and architecture;
  • Discuss the challenges associated with the long lead of architectural and engineering projects, considering life cycle analysis; and
  • Explain how architects can get more involved in asset management and operation.