Sustainable Installation Planning
When:   Thursday, May 17, 2012
9:00 - 12:00 noon

Where:   George Mason University – Arlington Campus 
Founders Hall Auditorium
3351 Fairfax Drive Arlington, VA
Map it | Metro: Virginia Square-GMU



With more than 300,000 buildings and 2.2 billion square feet of building space, the Department of Defense has a footprint three times the size of Wal-Mart. Facing increasing energy costs and changing operational requirements, the Department is undertaking major steps to create bases and installations that can better meet its evolving needs.

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Courtesy of Dr. Mark Gillem, AIA, AICP, The Urban Collaborative

Participants heard how the Department is using comprehensive master planning and updated construction and operations standards to plan, build, and operate more energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable facilities that support its mission and also respond to the concerns of host communities, particularly in urban settings.

The program featured a keynote by Dr. Dorothy Robyn, Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Installations and Environment, followed by a panel discussion and an in-depth presentation on the soon-to-be-released update to the Unified Facilities Criteria by Dr. Mark Gillem.


  • Dr. Dorothy Robyn, Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Installations and Environment
  • Dr. Mark Gillem, AIA, AICP, Associate Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Oregon and Principal, The Urban Collaborative
  • Rear Admiral (Ret.) James Manzelmann, Deputy Director of Mission Services, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • David Robertson, Executive Director, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (moderator)

Continuing education credit was offered for planning and design professionals: AICP CM 1.5