The data center industry has a history of designing facilities that deliver world-class innovation, readiness, and efficiency. As the practice of data center design continues to evolve, this continues to hold true, in shorter and shorter cycle times. Meeting growing demand while maintaining reliability, security, and reinvention takes specialized skill and knowledge.
Architecture and Design Principals Robert Stein, AIA, LEED AP and Chad Fowler, AIA, LEED AP, will be speaking within a select, expert panel of architectural and engineering design leaders on these very challenges. Entitled “Data Center Designs,” the event seeks to educate and engage members and invitees of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) in Herndon, VA on May 9. This event is timely given that Northern Virginia recently became the world’s first data center market to reach one gigawatt of capacity, making it one of the largest geographic hubs for data traffic in the world. HED has been involved in roughly 420.6MW of that 1GW, or roughly 40% of the capacity of this market.
Robert Stein is a principal of HED who has worked closely with institutional and corporate clients for over 40 years to establish goals and objectives and accomplish both through his oversite of design. Chad Fowler is a principal and design leader and is one of the most knowledgeable architects for data center design. Together, their real-world experience with data center design and strategic planning ranges back to the early days of "Data Center Alley" to the latest in designs for hyperscale and enterprise. Along with colleagues from other firms, they will present on some of their greatest project successes and speak specifically to HED’s exemplary skill and specialization in hyperscale design.