National World War I Memorial: Shaping a Gender-Inclusive Construction Administration Process - 1.25 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

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Despite advances toward gender equality, construction administration and the construction environment remain male dominated. Join us for a conversation between female-identifying professionals within landscape architecture and the construction industry who share their experiences collaborating on a notable case study, the National World War I Memorial.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn about the construction administration process from three women that were instrumental in its construction.
  • Foster relationships between diverse collaborators and appreciate how to work collaboratively across disciplines.
  • Promote the value of gender diversity within all phases of design, especially during the construction administration process.
  • Gain perspective in changing gender dynamics in design.

Gabriella Salvemini, ASLA


DAVID RUBIN Land Collective

Gabriella is a registered Landscape Architect with over eight years of experience in the mid-Atlantic and northeast regions. Educated at the Pennsylvania State University, her studies abroad have helped shape an appreciation of different cultures, demographics, and ecosystems. She is currently interested in the agency of place and how design can be a transformative factor for both communities and ecosystems and continues to apply that interest to a variety of scales at DAVID RUBIN Land Collective.

Mandi Fung

Project Manager & Landscape Designer

DAVID RUBIN Land Collective

Mandi has a background in art, landscape, and architecture. She is passionate about shaping public space at the intersection of the three and exploring narrative through design. Her professional project experience includes cultural landscapes; state, regional, and urban parks; conservation agriculture projects; higher education; and botanic gardens. In addition to her professional project experience, Mandi has taught undergraduate studios and seminars focused on temporary urbanism in Berlin and public space along Scandinavian waterfronts. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture with Highest Honors from Pratt Institute.

Lauren Biales Wise, LEED Green Associate

Project Manager

Grunley Construction

Lauren Biales Wise (LEED Green Associate) is a Project Manager for Grunley Construction and a part time student pursuing an M.S. in Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University. She is originally from Ohio and relocated to the Washington D.C. area five years ago. Prior to starting her career, she earned her undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University (Go Bucks!). Lauren's most recent and meaningful construction projects both required careful coordination with the projects' Landscape Architects. She really enjoys working on diverse project teams and collaborating to construct impactful architectural features and structures.

Casey Cloonan, LEED Green Associate

Project Engineer

Grunley Construction Company

Casey Cloonan, LEED Green Associate, is a Project Engineer with Grunley Construction Company, based in the Washington, DC area. Casey graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 2019. Since her graduation, she has been lucky enough to work on several challenging and rewarding projects including the construction of the National WWI Memorial, the Hirshhorn Museum Envelope Repairs, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts Building Renovation.


Video: National World War I Memorial
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1.25 PDH credits  |  Certificate available
1.25 PDH credits  |  Certificate available
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