Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual
Topic: Transformation of the Atlanta-Fulton County Downtown Central Library
Moderator: Brent Reid (Winter Companies)
Speakers: Ellis Kirby (Fulton County Govt,) Tim Fish (Cooper Carry,) Linda Nunnelly (Moody Nolan Architecture,) and Sarah McCracken, Robert Tibbs, & Jamie Dye (Winter Companies) 

Panel discussion with visual tour to include before and after pictures will be presented by the Owner, Bridging Architect and Design Build team. Discussion will focus on the major transformation of one of the last major designs by Marcel Breuer and examples of Brutalist architecture. The 300,000 sf, ten-story building was opened to the public in May 1980 but in recent years has been considered outdated and less than user friendly. We will discuss the genesis behind the major design changes and associated constructability issues.

Transformation of the Atlanta-Fulton County Downtown Central Library – PPT presentation
Transformation of the Atlanta-Fulton County Downtown Central Library – meeting video recording
LAI Atlanta Chapter Secretary Stephen Causby submitted the Meeting Notes.

Brent Reid’s Bio:
Brent Reid joined The Winter Construction Company in 1984. In 1995, he became a Principal of the firm and one of the company’s owners. In 2008, Brent led the senior management team in the buyout of the firm’s founder and majority shareholder.

As President and Chief Executive Officer of The Winter Companies, he is responsible for ensuring the operational and strategic success of the firm’s two contracting business units: Winter Construction and Winter Environmental. He is a Managing Member of the Winter Johnson Group.
Brent currently serves as Treasurer of Atlanta’s Midtown Alliance and is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta. He is an Emeritus Board Member of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and past chair of the Construction Advisory Board in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech.

He also serves on the Advisory Board of the International Council of Shopping Center’s CenterBuild Conference and is a past chair of the CenterBuild conference. Brent is a past member of the Young President’s Organization. He is a past Chair of the Council for Quality Growth and currently serves on the Executive Committee. He is also a member of Zoo Atlanta’s Leadership Council.

Ellis Kirby Bio
Ellis Kirby is an action-oriented executive with over 25 years of leadership experience in utility, healthcare, research, education and government operations. As Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Infrastructure, Ellis Kirby is responsible for managing Public Works, Real Estate & Asset Management, and Information Technology, along with providing strategic alignment with Registration & Elections. His oversight includes $200 million dollars in operations, $600 million in capital projects and over $18 million dollars in strategic technology upgrades.

Prior to his appointment to this position in September 2018, Kirby served as the Director of the Department of Real Estate & Asset Management, with responsibility for managing over 5 million square feet of buildings, 200 plus buildings and an operational budget of over $30 million dollars along with a capital plan of over $200 million dollars. He previously served as Regional Vice President for Sodexo’s Campus Division serving clients in the Southeast and Mid-west regions.

Ellis is a member of numerous trade groups and associations and holds a variety of industry certifications including LEEDS Accredited Professional (LEED AP), Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Cogeneration Professional (CCP) along with other related certifications. Ellis has been active in community activities over his career that include Rotary, Jaycees, Sertoma and Toastmasters.

Ellis graduated with a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1991. He also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of West Georgia and a Masters of Building Construction from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Tim Fish Bio
Tim received his undergraduate and master’s degree in architecture from Georgia Tech and graduated in 1983. He worked for several years in Atlanta firms, earned his architectural registration and joined Cooper Carry in 1989. Early years were spent designing hospitality projects until a focus shift to Higher Education projects and public work. He was named a Principal with Cooper Carry in 2004 and continues to lead the firms Higher Education Specialty Practice Group. Tim has guided the design of campus master plans, student housing, recreational/wellness centers, student centers, classroom facilities, schools and libraries. His works have earned many awards and accolades for architectural design.

Tim is a member of several organizations including the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as well as the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) where he served on the Design Awards Committee. He is a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB), a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED) and is also an instructor for the Construction Owners Association of America (COAA) Owners Training Institute. Tim is registered to practice in four states.

Linda Nunnelly Bio
Linda Nunnelly is the Director of Operations for Moody Nolan’s Atlanta office, which opened in 2018. She is responsible for developing long-lasting partnerships in the southeast region. In addition to building relationships in the region, her responsibilities also include operational and staff oversight. Previously, Linda launched the Washington, DC office for Moody Nolan, securing and working on multi-million-dollar projects for the firm.

Linda’s project experience extends to numerous project types with particular emphasis on K-12 and collegiate education, community recreation, healthcare and civic/institutional. Currently, she is serving as the Project Executive for several projects in Atlanta, including the Central Library Renovation, as well as projects with Atlanta Housing and Grady Health System.

Linda is an Advisory Board Member for the National Association of Minority Contractors Atlanta chapter and is a member of NOMA, AIA, Urban Land Institute and CREW Atlanta chapters. She has volunteered on the Society of Marketing Professional Services Programs Committee and is a part of the Steering Committee for the newly established Women in Healthcare Georgia Chapter.

Linda graduated from Howard University School of Architecture and Planning with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. She is also a graduate of Turner School of Construction Management. Linda is a LEED Accredited Professional with the United States Green Building Council