Virtual Open House Series - AECOM

  • Date

    Thursday, September 16 2021

  • Time

    5:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Location

    gather.town

Join the AIA|DC Urban Design Committee & Technology Committee for our 2021 Open House Series at leading architectural and urban design firms in DC as they virtually showcase projects currently in planning, design, or construction phases. 

Event 3: AECOM

Time: 5:00pm - 7:00 pm  

AECOM’s Buildings + Places practice includes architecture, building engineering, interiors, workplace master planning, urban design, economics, and portfolio advisory experts. Our team designs and delivers some of the region’s most iconic structures including One Light in downtown Baltimore and with projects for the Federal Government’s property agencies including GSA, USACE, NASA, and AOC.  The DC / Arlington offices lead Justice, Healthcare and Higher Education projects in the region.

Our global portfolio of work comprises of iconic and award-winning buildings and landscapes. From strategic planning through to project realization, the connections we make among people and places provide sustainable outcomes for our clients and the communities we serve. Together with our clients, we are working to evolve and elevate the built environment across sections including social infrastructure, transportation and civil infrastructure, technology and logistics, and commercial and corporate real estate, while focusing on solutions that promote long-term health and well-being for all.  

This event will be hosted on gather.town, the details tonight's AECOM event can be found here.  Attendees will gain awareness of the changes that are taking place in the AEC industry through design practices. This is an opportunity for the architectural community to see the current and future projects that can potentially transform the District, region, the nation, and the world.


**This series is held on consecutive Thursdays in September**

09/02/2021 Event 1 : Perkins Eastman 

09/09/2021 Event 2 : Perkins&Will

09/16/2021 Event 3 : AECOM

09/23/2021 Event 4 : HOK

You must be registered to attend. **Details can be found here.**

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Ursula Finley, IIDA, NCIDQ (Director of Interiors)

Ursula Finley is Director of Interiors for the AECOM DC Metro office. She specializes in interior architecture for government, institutional, and corporate projects. As a Director, she provides design oversight throughout the entire project process, and reviews schedules ensuring the timely delivery of high-quality designs based on the client’s needs. Ursula also coordinates the design process, is the point of contact for the client, and is instrumental in working with consultants.

Ms. Finley holds a Bachelor or Architecture degree from the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences.

Ryan Bouma, RLA, Ecodistricts AP (Principal, AECOM Washington DC)

Mr. Bouma leads the AECOM Urbanism + Planning practice along the east coast and as a landscape architect and urban designer guides public realm design efforts around the globe. His multi-disciplinary work ranges from resilient riverfront park design in Ningbo, China, to the livable transformation of Downtown Richmond, VA to the high-performance green infrastructure of The Yards in Washington DC, recently ranked one of the “12 coolest neighborhoods on the planet” by Forbes Magazine. These projects seek to simultaneously interpret history, enhance ecology, promote equitable access and support community recreation and resilience.

Mr. Bouma holds a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from West Virginia University and a Master of Design Studies in Urbanism, Landscape and Ecology form the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. 

Ryan Horner, AIA, NCARB (Commercial Market Director)

Mr. Horner is an experienced program manager and architect with a deep portfolio and familiarity with design-build, design-bid-build, new construction, renovation, and addition projects for institutional clients. He leads multi-discipline A/E project teams in design and construction phase services for federal, commercial, industrial, healthcare, hospitality, and federal projects. With a diverse background in project type, size, and complexity, he balances design, technical, cost, regulatory, and programmatic influences such that the final design achieves client goals.

Mr. Horner holds a Masters Degree in Architecture from the University of Nebraska, and is a registered architect.


After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explore how architecture, urban design, landscape design and planning contribute to the vibrancy of the cities
  • Discuss how design projects interact with and contribute to the theme of “happy cities” 
  • Explain and identify strategies for incorporating technology and best practices of design into architectural and planning projects; and
  • Explore how various urban design and architectural projects are transforming the district and other cities around the world.

Organized by: AIA|DC Urban Design Committee & Technology Committee

Sponsored by: AECOM

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