Low Impact Development

Design Competition




Expert Judge Biographies


Art Storey, PE

To be posted.

Dana Nunez-Brown, ASLA
Ms. Brown has twenty-eight years of practice focused on environmental & community planning projects in California, Arizona, Texas, Georgia, and Louisiana, particularly related to the use of geographic information systems (GIS) in planning and managing public spaces, infrastructure, and natural resources.
Dana has planned and designed new towns, traditional neighborhood developments (TNDs), planned unit developments (PUDs), office and industrial parks, subdivisions, and major infrastructure facilities in Louisiana, Texas, Arizona, Utah, Florida, California, Taiwan, and Jerusalem.
She periodically provides her expertise on Low Impact Development, Stormwater Management, Smart Growth, and Ecologically Based Development by making presentations for  Louisiana Urban Forestry Council’s “Building Green Cities” Program, Louisiana State University, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the International Facilities Management Association, and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s Interdepartmental Water Quality Seminar.
She holds a B.L.A. degree from Louisiana State University and M.L.A. degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and is a registered landscape architect, licensed in the states of Louisiana and California. Dana is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the American Planning Association (APA), the U.S. Green Building Council, and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).  She currently serves as President-Elect of the Louisiana Chapter of ASLA and is a Board Member of the Louisiana Urban Forestry Council.  She is also an active member of the East Baton Rouge Parish Zoning Advisory Committee, the Wetlands Steering Committee, and the Brownfields Steering Committee.

Larry Coffman
Mr. Coffman is the pioneer of Low Impact Development (LID) technology and is considered one of the nation’s leading experts on urban stormwater management.  He has over 30 years of experience in local government dealing in all aspects of stormwater management and receiving waters protection. 
He also has a national environmental consulting firm and has worked for the last six years in land development and providing educational services in LID technologies and program development.   He is one of the founding members of the non-profit Low Impact Development Center, Inc. an important LID national technical resource for governments and the development community.  He has authored numerous papers, articles and manuals on LID and urban stormwater management. 
He was the principal author and architect of Prince George’s County Maryland’s national award winning "Low Impact Development Design Strategies, An Integrated Design Approach"  for  Urban Stormwater Management.  He pioneered the innovative stormwater management practice of bioretention or “Rain Gardens”.  He is a scientist, educator, consultant and inventor.  His latest inventions are Filterra and Bacterra commercially available advanced bioretention systems to treat urban runoff.  

Greg Papay, FAIA
Greg Papay’s emphasis on merging the craft and science of architecture creates public buildings and places that are tactile and modern, environmentally responsible and authentic, artful and detailed.
Greg has been with Lake|Flato Architects since 1993. During this time he has had the opportunity to work on a variety of building types ranging from the $174 million arena for the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs to the School of Nursing for the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, which was selected by the AIA as a 2006 Top Ten Green Project. In recent years, creating architecture for education has become Greg’s passion. The first two phases of Francis Parker School in San Diego opened this past year and he is designing the new Kingswood Middle School for Cranbrook Educational Community in Michigan.
Greg’s design impact at Lake|Flato is not restricted simply to producing architecture. When he joined Lake|Flato 14 years ago, they were a 12-person firm working on small scale, locally focused projects. Under Greg’s direction as managing Partner since 1997, Lake|Flato has grown to a firm of more than 60 with a national focus to their design practice, more than 100 AIA design awards, and the 2004 AIA National Firm Award. Greg has hired and mentored dozens of employees, several of which are now Partners in the office.
Greg’s efforts to promote design excellence extend beyond his practice and his region. He has lectured and juried extensively in the past decade, advocating for place-based architecture. He has served as the AIA San Antonio president and was instrumental in planning for the AIA National Convention, which was held in San Antonio in 2007.

Stephen Costello, PE
Stephen Costello is President and co-founder of Costello, Inc., a full service civil engineering firm based in Houston. The firm maintains a staff of over 110 employees with experience in transportation, drainage and flood control, surveying, municipal engineering and land development. In addition, Costello, Inc. has been voted one of the best places to work in Houston 2006, 2007 and 2009.

Stephen is also a 13-year board member and 4-year board chairman of the Memorial Park Conservancy, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the natural habitat and historical significance of Memorial Park. He is currently the projects committee chairman where he is coordinating a public private $11 million capital campaign for several park improvements.

Stephen's dedication for green space comes from his love of being outdoors. An avid runner and tri-athlete, Stephen has successfully completed 17 marathons and 6 Ironman triathlons.

 

 
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